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October 11, 2013

20 tornadoes recorded in Illinois so far

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois has received only a third of the number of tornadoes typically recorded over the course of a year, weather officials said.

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports there have been 20 reports of tornadoes in the state through Oct. 7.

State climatologist Jim Angel said the figure is usually three times as high, although the numbers can vary widely. In 2005 there were only 19 tornadoes while there were 124 in 2006.

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