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NWS: Two weak tornadoes hit Champaign

The NWS is reporting two, weak tornadoes hit the southwest edge of Champaign Sunday afternoon.

Damage assessment teams took a look at damages in Champaign and Vermilion County today (Monday) following the high winds and heavy rain that hit yesterday and last evening.

"Two very brief, weak tornadoes spun up on the leading edge of the line of storms on the southwest outskirts of the city of Champaign," the NWS said. "The line of storms was also responsible for widespread wind damage, with estimated peak gusts of 60 to 80 mph, from Mahomet through Champaign/Urbana to Broadlands."

Both tornadoes were rated EF-0, meaning they had wind speeds between 65 and 85 mph.

The first tornado had winds of about 80 to 85 mph and travelled a tenth of a mile with a width of 30 yards, according to the NWS.

Two homes had roof damage. A shed, fence and tree damage was reported. The tornado dissipated within about 30 seconds.The second storm had winds of about 75 to 80 mph and travelled about a tenth of a mile with a width of 20 yards, according to the NWS.

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