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Deadly Midwest Storms

Updated 5:41pm EST

CHICAGO (AURN) -- The National Weather Service says as many as 40 tornadoes ripped through the Midwest leaving 6 dead, at least 37 injured and thousands without power and shelter.    A young boy takes a break from helping in aftermath of Midwest storms on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. (Photo: David Mercer/AP)

During NFL gameplay Sunday afternoon in Chicago between the Bears and Ravens was halted as high winds, thunder and lightening passed through Soldier Field prompting officials to delay the matchup for 1-hour, 55-minutes.

 Players from the Baltimore Ravens leave the field as play was suspended for a severe thunderstorm blowing through Soldier Firld during the first half of a game against the Chicago Bears (AP Photo)

WGN-TV meterologist Tom Skilling reported "It appears the storm may have produced the most powerful Illinois November tornado on record outside of St. Louis (and possibly elsewhere) and may be one of the four most intense Great Lakes storms of the past five decades".

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