Naperville, Downers Grove EF-0 tornadoes confirmed by NWS

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Monday, August 24, 2015

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The National Weather Service says two additional EF-0 tornadoes touched down near Naperville and Downers Grove during the severe weather on Aug. 18.

The agency tweeted that an EF-0 tornado with peak winds of 70-80 mph touched down from Naperville to Woodridge on Aug. 18 just before 8 p.m. and traveled three miles. A second EF-0 tornado, with peak winds of 65-70 mph touched down near Downers Grove just after 8 p.m. and traveled about a quarter mile.

The Naperville tornado uprooted several trees, one of which fell on a power line.

The National Weather Service confirmed on Aug. 19 that an EF-1 tornado touched down during the severe weather near Lake Geneva, Wis., as well as two more tornado touchdowns in Livingston County. Only minor damage has been reported.