Severe damage occurred in Washington (Tazewell County) due to a violent EF-4 tornado which occurred on Sunday morning, November 17. Several tornadoes touched down across central Illinois that day, as part of a large severe weather outbreak across the Midwest. (click image to enlarge)
Parts of northern Illinois affected by a snowstorm a few days earlier received another round of heavy snow, as did the west-central parts of the state. By the conclusion of the 3-day storm, the heaviest snow of 8 inches or more extended from near Keokuk, Iowa, northeast across the Galesburg area to near LaSalle. A second band of 6 or more inches of snow extended from near Sterling east to Chicago.