3 weak tornadoes touch down near Chicago on Saturday
No one was injured as three tornadoes rolled through the Chicago suburbs around 6 a.m. Saturday morning.
NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- Three weak tornadoes caused minor damage as they swirled through the Chicago suburbs early Saturday morning.
The first tornado touched down at 5:40 a.m. in Naperville, carving a path of 4.5 miles through town and damaging the White Eagle Golf Club, according to the National Weather Service office in Chicago. The twister lasted six minutes before dissipating.
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The storm survey team with the National Weather Service in Chicago found mostly tree limb damage, though a fast food restaurant lost about 20% of its roof, the survey team said.
Forecasters estimated the peak wind speeds at 85 mph, giving the tornado an EF-0 rating on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.
Six minutes later, a new tornado touched down in southern Romeoville, then entered Crest Hill and northern Joliet over a more-than-four-mile track before it dissipated. NWS storm survey teams estimated that tornado had peak winds of 70 mph, also giving an EF-0 rating.
And yet another seven minutes later, another weak tornado landed in Manhattan, Illinois, and only lasted a minute over about 0.7 miles before it weakened. The NWS storm survey team estimated that a tornado with a peak wind of 75 mph gave its third EF-0 rating of the day.
No one was injured in any of the twisters, according to the National Weather Service. Damage estimates were not available.