McLean and Woordford County Tornadoes of 4/2/2006

Tornado tracks across McLean and Woodford Counties

Three tornadoes occurred across McLean and Woodford Counties on April 2.

Tornado #1 touched down just south of Towanda at 7:08 pm.  This tornado touched down briefly in a field, then lifted.  It did no damage, and was rated at F0.

Tornado #2 touched down at 7:15 pm, 2 miles southwest of Kappa in southeast Woodford County.  It moved into northwest McLean County, about 1.5 miles southwest of Kappa.  The tornado ripped the roof off the north half of a brand new Morton building, blowing the debris northeast into a pasture, and across the road.  After hitting the building, the tornado dissipated quickly.  It was on the ground for 1/2 mile, with a maximum width of 50 yards.  The damage was rated at F0, with winds estimated around 70 mph.

Tornado #3 touched down at 7:22 pm, 3 miles west of Gridley, in far northern McLean County.  It did no damage in McLean County, before crossing the border into Livingston County around 7:23 pm.  2 miles northwest of Gridley, in southwest Livingston County, it struck a pig barn on a farm and ripped off the south half of the roof.  The tornado threw the debris to the northeast into the yard, around the house and into the field across the road.  Paint was also peeled off on the siding on the south and west sides of the house.  The debris also knocked down two small poles and bent a TV antenna.  The tornado dissipated quickly, as no further evidence was found the northeast of the house.  The tornado was on the ground for 2.25 miles, with a maximum width of 50 yards.  The damage was estimated at F0 intensity, with winds estimated at 70 mph.

 


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