Tornado #7: Gifford Tornado (Champaign and Vermilion Counties)
Radar images (click images to enlarge):
This radar image, from 12:51 pm, shows the wind motion within the storms. In this one, two strong circulations are displayed, as the bright green and bright red shades next to each other. The northern one, between Rantoul and Gifford, was associated with the EF-3 tornado in that area. The southern one, along the Champaign/Douglas county line northwest of Villa Grove, was also caused by an EF-3 tornado.
This radar picture from 12:56 pm showed the tornado as it was moving through Gifford.
This image, from the National Severe Storms Laboratory, is a composite of radar rotations associated with this particular severe thunderstorm.
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