Storms yesterday brought tornados to some areas of the Metro East and I came across this news update from Fox2 News via local storm chaser, Dan Robinson:
"Tornado touches down near Venedy Illinois" and had an accompanying photo. Venedy! Whoa, I thought. That's where we started out and have friends. This morning an update to this report said this:
"Starting to suspect that Venedy tornado image is a very convincing look-alike caused by steam from the Marissa power plant's cooling pool." And further: "RE Venedy image: tornado would be right next to Prairie State plant, main stack steam also connects to cloud base in pic."
So it either was a look-alike or an actual tornado right next to the power plant.