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Winds Blow Smoke From Forest Fires in Canada into Midwest

A haze blanketed much of the Midwest on Tuesday as strong winds carried smoke from forest fires in Canada thousands of miles to the south, prompting health warnings in at least two states.


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Middle America Braces for Strong Storms, Possible Tornadoes

Another day of warmth Thursday, mixed in with humidity, instability, an approaching front and the jet stream, would contribute to steadily worsening weather. “By Thursday, it looks like all those ingredients come together. … You can really blow up some big storms.”


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UPDATE: Killer Tornado Leaves Harrisburg, Illinois Dazed

High winds “wiped out” homes, businesses, and a mini-mall early Wednesday.


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Overnight Storms Bring Heavy Rain, 60 mph Winds and Power Outages

Tree into house in St. Peters, thick branches ripped down by 60 mph winds.



Streetlight Poles Pose Danger in Springfield

High winds toppled city streetlight poles.


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