June 14, 1957A tornado moved across the south and southeast sides of Springfield. The tornado destroyed 25 homes and severely damaged 175 others; property damage was around $3 million. On the north side of town, the storms produced a wind gust of 98 mph at Capital Airport, which still stands as Springfield's record wind speed. Two people died during the storm, with over 50 injured.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
It Was 50 Years Ago Today...
That other tornado hit town. From the National Weather Service: