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)
A late-season outbreak of severe thunderstorms moved across central Illinois. Baseball-size hail was reported at Manito in Mason County, as well as Tremont in Tazewell County. In Menard County, tennis-ball size hail was reported at Petersburg. A tornado touched down in far southern McLean County near the town of McLean and moved east to near Heyworth. This tornado caused some damage to a manufacturing plant, as well as several outbuildings on farms along the storm's path.