The severe weather outbreak of January 7, 2008

What happened

On January 7, 2008, a major severe weather outbreak occurred from northeastern Oklahoma all the way to southern Wisconsin. Numerous tornadoes occurred, with 51 separate reports, including a couple of EF-3s. This event was noteworthy because it came so far north, resulting in an EF-3 tornado in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Springfield, Missouri was also under three separate tornado warnings; looking at the RADAR, one sees why.

Romeoville (Chicago), Illinois RADAR images

Springfield, Missouri RADAR images

Severe weather reports

Springfield tornado warnings

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Last update to this page: January 10, 2008