Weather Service Confirms Three Memorial Day Tornadoes

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — On Monday, the U.S. tied its current record of 11 consecutive days with at least eight tornadoes. Patrick Marsh of the federal Storm Prediction Center says the previous 11-day stretch of at least eight tornadoes per day ended on June 7, 1980. On Memorial Day the National Weather Service confirmed three area touchdowns, including one near Paw Paw in Lee County, near Plattville in Kendall County, and near Benson in Woodford County. All were short lived and rated EF-0, the weakest possible. The National Weather Service had already received at least 27 more reports of tornadoes Tuesday, suggesting that the record for consecutive days would be broken once the official totals are in.