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A tornado touched down in Chicago yesterday

Zach Long
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Zach Long

Tornados are a rare occurrence in Chicago, but yesterday a small landspout touched down in South Lawndale between 3:48 and 3:58pm, according to the National Weather Service. It was the first time a funnel cloud was spotted in Chicago since a tornado briefly touched down on the campus of Loyola University on September 22, 2006.

Thankfully, there has been no damage reported as a result of the tornado. According to WeatherNation, landspouts "typically are short-lived and weak," though they do have the potential to produce damaging winds.

Several people were on the scene and managed to capture videos and photos of this rare (in Chicago, at least) natural phenomenon. Take a look at some of the best shots below.   

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