I've got good news and I've got bad news. There is a quiet place in Illinois that was just named the safest city in America. How can that be bad news? Well, something happened there recently that was the opposite of safe.
I'm not predicting that Friday the 13th will be full of unlucky happenings, but you need to know that our part of Missouri and Illinois is in the area of the highest probability of tornadoes according to meteorologists.
At any time in Illinois, you might see any number of things cruising down your street. Vehicles obviously, the occasional dog walker, exercise freaks...oh and tornadoes. That's what one family saw zooming down their street recently.
Most residents in west-central Illinois likely had no idea there was a dangerous storm moving through the area overnight early Saturday morning. But, weather survey teams have confirmed there was a 200 yard wide tornado that struck near Marceline, Illinois.