Severe Weather Outbreak of August 19, 2009

August 19 severe weather reports.  Click image to enlarge.
Severe weather reports from August 19. Click image to enlarge.

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Severe thunderstorms moved across central Illinois during the afternoon hours of August 19.  Damage was widespread over a large area (click on the image above).  The greatest concentration of damage was across areas west and north of Springfield.

 

Synoptic Overview:

Weak high pressure moved into northern Illinois on Tuesday, August 18th, allowing slightly cooler and drier conditions to settle southward into central Illinois. As this high moved off to the east, the warm and very humid airmass that had been temporarily suppressed southward into the Ohio River Valley began making its northward return on August 19th. Scattered showers and thunderstorms began developing along the advancing warm front around midday, then became much more numerous during the afternoon, as an upper-level disturbance approached from the west. In addition, a Mesoscale Convective Vortex (MCV), associated with the remnants of a large thunderstorm complex across Kansas and Oklahoma during the previous night, tracked into central Illinois. This feature provided an extra kick, which enhanced lift and created vigorous updrafts within the developing thunderstorm cells. 

More details can be found on the SWOP Severe Weather Event summary.

Survey Results:

The Lincoln NWS conducted damage surveys by two survey teams on Thursday, August 20, plus an additional survey on Saturday.  Also, county emergency management conducted damage surveys in their respective areas.  The following is a summary of the findings:

Seven tornadoes hit central Illinois on August 19th.  These are depicted on the map below.  Click the image to enlarge.  (Google Earth image used under license.)

Tornado tracks from August 19th.  (Google Earth image used under license.) 
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Tornado #1:  Greene/Scott/Morgan Counties (Manchester tornado)
Max Intensity:
  EF1 (110 mph)
Path Length:  18 miles
Max Width:  250 yards

NWS personnel from Lincoln and St. Louis determined this tornado touched down in extreme northern Greene County (St. Louis NWS coverage area) at 2:10 pm, approximately 4.5 miles south of Alsey.  It crossed into Scott County (Lincoln NWS coverage area) and moved east-northeast through the extreme northern portion of Manchester.  Continuing on this path, it crossed into Morgan County and passed about 1/2 mile south of Murrayville, before lifting 3.5 miles southwest of Franklin around 2:37 pm.

The tornado started out around 100 yards wide, and peaked at 250 yards wide in western Morgan County.  It produced severe damage to a mobile home north of Manchester, damage to grain bins and machine sheds, and major tree and crop damage.


Tornado #2:  Morgan/Sangamon Counties (Loami tornado)
Max Intensity:  EF2 (125 mph)
Path Length:  21 miles
Max Width:  1/4 mile

This tornado touched down in extreme eastern Morgan County, about 2 miles northeast of Franklin, at 2:46 pm.  It crossed into Sangamon County and moved east-northeast through the southern portion of Loami.  It lifted 4 miles northeast of Chatham at 3:16 pm. 

The tornado started out around 200 yards wide, and peaked around a quarter mile wide in rural portions of eastern Morgan and western Sangamon Counties.  It was about 200 yards wide as it passed through Loami, where 9 homes were destroyed and 15 others severely damaged.  Along the remainder of the path, the tornado produced damage to several homes, machine sheds, and major tree and crop damage.

Tornado #3:  Sangamon County (Lake Springfield)
Max Intensity:  EF1 (100 mph)
Path Length:  13 miles
Max Width:  200 yards

This tornado first touched down 6 miles south-southeast of downtown Springfield (on the west bank of Lake Springfield) at 3:17 pm.  The tornado crossed the lake and tracked to a point southeast of Rochester, then lifted 2 miles south-southeast of Mechanicsburg at 3:37 pm.


Tornado #4:  Sangamon and Logan Counties (Williamsville tornado)
Max Intensity:  EF3 (140 mph)
Path Length:  24.5 miles
Max Width:  1/2 mile

This tornado touched down on the west side of Williamsville, just west of I-55, at 3:19 pm.  It destroyed an antique mall, damaged the Casey's and collapsed the canopy over the gas pumps.  One person was injured at the mall, while 2 motorcyclists were injured when they were thrown from their bikes.  The tornado moved northeast through Williamsville and hit a church, throwing a 2-horse trailer onto the roof and collapsing the roof over half of the building.  One person inside the church was injured.  The tornado then continued through the northern portion of town, doing damage to trees and some houses.  Two homes lost their roofs and several others lost portions of their roofs.  The tornado also caved in the southern end of a metal building, part of an agricultural business on the edge of town.  The width of the tornado through town ranged from 100 to 150 yards.  The max wind speed of 135 mph (EF2) in Williamsville was determined from the damage to the church.

Continuing east-northeast, the tornado flattened cornfields, damaged farm outbuildings and machine sheds, and damaged homes, garages, and vehicles on Lester Rd.  One home was completely destroyed, and another had extensive damage, as the tornado widened to 600 yards at this point.  A 19-month-old baby was injured as the family home was hit by the tornado.  Maximum wind speed at this point was estimated at 140 mph (EF3).  The tornado continued through fields, causing extensive crop damage, until crossing into Logan County around 3:26 pm.  Path length through Sangamon County was 4.5 miles.

In Logan County, the tornado continued to move northeast, and widened to close to 1/2 mile at several places.  Multiple homes had roofs and walls gone, outbuildings blown over a mile away, and grain bins blown away.  The tornado continued to produce widespread tree damage and flattened many corn fields.  In some places, the corn was laying in different directions, indicating the strength of the winds as it moved past.  At some places, the tornado did weaken, which coincides with the rotation weakening on radar, but remained on the ground. 

Wind speeds were estimated at 140 mph as the tornado crossed from Sangamon County, decreasing to 110 to 120 mph as it moved to areas between Lincoln and Mt. Pulaski.  Two injuries occurred in Logan County, when two men were thrown from a maintenance building as the tornado hit.  The tornado continued northeast before weakening to speeds of 90 to 100 mph, with a width of 50 to 100 yards.  The tornado finally dissipated just east of Beason at 4:02 pm.  The path length in Logan County was 20.7 miles.

Tornado #5:  Dewitt County (Rural Waynesville tornado)
Max Intensity:  EF0 (70 mph)
Path Length:  2.4 miles
Max Width:  15 yards

This tornado developed about 1.5 miles northeast of where the previous tornado dissipated. It formed at 4:04 pm in an open field about 5.2 miles south-southwest of Waynesville, or about 0.2 mile east of the Logan/DeWitt County line and 1 mile north of Illinois Route 10. The tornado did damage to crops and trees before it dissipated about 3.5 miles south-southeast of Waynesville at 4:09 pm.

Tornado #6:  McLean County (Holder tornado)
Max Intensity:
  EF0 (70 mph)
Path Length:  2.5 miles
Max Width:  20 yards

This tornado touched down 3 miles south of Holder at 4:27 pm.  It lifted 2.5 miles southeast of Holder at 4:34 pm.

Tornado #7:  Vermilion County (Henning tornado)
Max Intensity:
  EF0 (80 mph)
Path Length:  4.5 miles
Max Width:  50 yards

This tornado touched down 3.5 miles northeast of Collision at 5:10 pm, and lifted at 5:18 pm one-half mile southeast of Henning.

 
Additional wind damage surveyed by county Emergency Managers:

Woodford County:
Trees and crops were blown down...damage to pole barns and minor roof damage to a few homes.  The damage area was from west of Secor to around 2 miles south of Minonk.

Dewitt County:
Trees blown down damaging 2 houses.  Shingles torn off and additional house and 2 pole barns were blown down.  Damage occurred 1.5 miles southwest of Weldon Springs State Park.

Coles County:
Numerous trees blown down in Mattoon and minor damage to roofs of homes and businesses.  Additional trees blown down around Charleston. 

Radar images (click images to enlarge):

Reflectivity image from 2:23 pm  Storm relative velocity image from 2:23 pm 2:23 pm:  The line of storms (shown on the reflectivity image on the left) was progressing through Morgan County.  Along the border of southwest Morgan and southeast Scott Counties, the velocity image (right) shows a strong circulation, as indicated by the bright red and bright green echoes right next to each other, between Murrayville and Manchester.  The tornado had been on the ground for 13 minutes at this point.
Reflectivity image from 2:48 pm  Storm relative velocity image from 2:48 pm 2:48 pm:  The storms have begun entering western Sangamon County.  The tornado, which touched down 2 minutes prior, is indicated by the circulation in the center of the right image, centered along the Morgan/Sangamon County line north of Waverly.
Reflectivity image from 3:01 pm  Storm relative velocity image from 3:01 pm 3:01 pm:  As the line of storms pushes further into Sangamon County, the circulation center is located just east of Loami.  A very broad circulation is indicated in northwest Sangamon County near Salisbury.
Reflectivity image from 3:18 pm  Storm relative velocity from 3:18 pm

3:18 pm:  The line of storms is pushing through the Springfield area.  Near Lake Springfield, a circulation is beginning to appear southwest of Rochester.

Further north, a strong circulation is shown in the velocity imagery just west of Williamsville.  A tornado touches down a minute later on the west side of Williamsville.

Reflectivity image from 3:27 pm  Storm relative velocity from 3:27 pm 3:27 pm:  The strong circulation signature continues as the northern storm has crossed into Logan County northeast of Williamsville.  The reflectivy image on the left shows a strong curl south of Elkhart.  However, the circulation signature east of Rochester has begun to weaken.
Reflectivity image from 3:35 pm  Storm relative velocity from 3:35 pm 3:35 pm:  The circulation from the Williamsville storm has reached to about midway between Elkhart and Mount Pulaski; the tornado has been on the ground for 17 minutes at this point.  Futher south along the line of storms, some rotation continues to be seen from the Rochester storm, now located south of Mechanicsburg.

Storm Reports:

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
1032 PM CDT WED AUG 19 2009

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0214 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WOODSON                 39.63N 90.22W 
08/19/2009                   MORGAN             IL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            POWERLINES DOWN ON CROW ROAD AND WOODSON BLACKTOP...TIME 
            ESTIMATED BASED ON RADAR

0220 PM     TORNADO          1 NE MANCHESTER         39.55N 90.32W 
08/19/2009                   SCOTT              IL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            *** 1 INJ *** MOBILE HOME DAMAGED...1 INJURY

0220 PM     TORNADO          1 N MANCHESTER          39.56N 90.33W 
08/19/2009                   SCOTT              IL   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            POWERLINES DOWN...MOBILE HOMES DAMAGED

0222 PM     TORNADO          4 WSW MURRAYVILLE       39.56N 90.32W 
08/19/2009                   SCOTT              IL   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            LOCATION ESTIMATED

0240 PM     HEAVY RAIN       VIRGINIA                39.95N 90.21W 
08/19/2009  M1.20 INCH       CASS               IL   CO-OP OBSERVER  

            RAINFALL IN 20 MINUTES

0255 PM     TORNADO          LOAMI                   39.67N 89.85W 
08/19/2009                   SANGAMON           IL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            POSSIBLE TORNADO TOUCHDOWN...DEBRIS REPORTED IN LOAMI

0300 PM     TSTM WND GST     LOAMI                   39.67N 89.85W 
08/19/2009  E60.00 MPH       SANGAMON           IL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            ESTIMATED WIND GUST...TIME ESTIMATED

0300 PM     TORNADO          LOAMI                   39.67N 89.85W 
08/19/2009                   SANGAMON           IL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            HOMES DAMAGED

0313 PM     HEAVY RAIN       ST. DAVID               40.49N 90.05W 
08/19/2009  M2.32 INCH       FULTON             IL   CO-OP OBSERVER  

            1 HOUR RAINFALL

0318 PM     TSTM WND DMG     PEORIA                  40.74N 89.61W 
08/19/2009                   PEORIA             IL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            9 INCH TREE DOWN ON GRANDVIEW DRIVE...TIME ESTIMATED

0318 PM     FLOOD            LEWISTOWN               40.40N 90.16W 
08/19/2009                   FULTON             IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            ROUTE 100 AND TAYLOR ROAD...STEET FLOODING IN LEWISTOWN

0323 PM     TORNADO          3 E ROCHESTER           39.75N 89.49W 
08/19/2009                   SANGAMON           IL   NWS EMPLOYEE    

            ROOFS AND SIDING DAMAGED ON HOME...TREES DOWN...COUPLE 
            TREES LIFTED INTO CORN FIELD.

0325 PM     TORNADO          WILLIAMSVILLE           39.95N 89.56W 
08/19/2009                   SANGAMON           IL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            HOMES DAMAGED

0327 PM     TORNADO          3 S ELKHART             39.98N 89.48W 
08/19/2009                   LOGAN              IL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            15 HOMES DAMAGED IN ELKHART...1 INJURY

0330 PM     TSTM WND DMG     EUREKA                  40.72N 89.28W 
08/19/2009                   WOODFORD           IL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            NUMEROUS TREES BROKEN 15-20 FEET IN THE AIR...SOME TREES 
            3 FEET IN DIAMETER...NEAR EUREKA COLLEGE...TIME ESTIMATED


0330 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MACKINAW                40.53N 89.36W 
08/19/2009                   TAZEWELL           IL   CO-OP OBSERVER  

            9 INCH TREE LIMBS DOWN...1.09 RAINFALL IN 30 MINUTE 
            PERIOD...TIME ESTIMATED.

0330 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WASHINGTON              40.70N 89.44W 
08/19/2009                   TAZEWELL           IL   MESONET         

            NUMEROUS TREE LIMBS DOWN.

0334 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LOAMI                   39.67N 89.85W 
08/19/2009                   SANGAMON           IL   BROADCAST MEDIA 

            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN

0340 PM     HEAVY RAIN       LINCOLN                 40.15N 89.37W 
08/19/2009  M0.83 INCH       LOGAN              IL   MESONET         

            IN THE PAST 20 MINUTES...COCORAHS REPORT

0344 PM     TSTM WND DMG     EUREKA                  40.72N 89.28W 
08/19/2009                   WOODFORD           IL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN.

0345 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 E BENSON              40.85N 89.06W 
08/19/2009                   WOODFORD           IL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            BUILDING DAMAGED. ROOFING MATERIAL OFF BUILDING. 
            CORNFIELD FLATTENED. NEAR MILE MARKER 23 ON INTERSTATE 
            39. REPORT FROM COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. 

0350 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MANITO                  40.42N 89.78W 
08/19/2009                   MASON              IL   MESONET         

            12 INCH DIAMETER TREE BLOWN DOWN. ADD ON PORCH WAS 
            DAMAGED. MEASURE RAINFALL AT 1.42 INCHES.

0403 PM     TSTM WND GST     DECATUR                 39.85N 88.93W 
08/19/2009  M61.00 MPH       MACON              IL   ASOS            

            GUST MEASURED AT DECATUR AIRPORT ASOS

0405 PM     TSTM WND DMG     DECATUR                 39.85N 88.93W 
08/19/2009                   MACON              IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            SEVERAL TREES ON POWER LINES.

0406 PM     TSTM WND GST     TAYLORVILLE             39.52N 89.26W 
08/19/2009  M56.00 MPH       CHRISTIAN          IL   AWOS            

            REPORTED AT TAYLORVILLE AIRPORT...TIME ESTIMATED

0418 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 SE CLINTON            40.11N 88.91W 
08/19/2009                   DE WITT            IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            BETWEEN 418 AND 422...NEAR WELDON SPRING STATE PARK AND 
            LANE...TREES DOWN ACROSS ROAD...HOMES DAMAGED...NEW SHED 
            DAMAGED.

0420 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MONTICELLO              40.03N 88.57W 
08/19/2009                   PIATT              IL   MESONET         

            NUMEROUS TREE LIMBS DOWN. AVERAGE 3 INCH DIAMETER.

0427 PM     FLOOD            NORMAL                  40.52N 89.00W 
08/19/2009                   MCLEAN             IL   NWS EMPLOYEE    

            FOOT OF WATER OVER ROAD IN NORMAL ON VERNON AVE.

0430 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HAMMOND                 39.80N 88.59W 
08/19/2009                   PIATT              IL   CO-OP OBSERVER  

            LARGE TREE FELL ON APARTMENT BUILDING.

0515 PM     TSTM WND GST     HENNING                 40.31N 87.70W 
08/19/2009  E70.00 MPH       VERMILION          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

0515 PM     TORNADO          2 S HENNING             40.28N 87.70W 
08/19/2009                   VERMILION          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            HOME DAMAGED...2 MILES SOUTH OF HENNING NEAR COUNTY ROAD 
            2750 NORTH...REPORTED BY EMERGENCY MANAGER.

0515 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WINDSOR                 39.44N 88.60W 
08/19/2009                   SHELBY             IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            POWER LINES DOWN IN WINDSOR AND SOUTH OF WINDSOR

0518 PM     TORNADO          3 SSW HENNING           40.27N 87.72W 
08/19/2009                   VERMILION          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            FROM 518 PM TO 522 PM...PRELIMINARY DAMAGE SURVEY FROM 
            EMERGENCY MANAGER OF A TOUCHDOWN 3 MILES SSW OF HENNING 
            TO 1 MILE NE OF HENNING...CROPS...TREES...2 HOUSES AND 
            NUMEROUS OUT BUILDINGS DAMAGED.

0520 PM     HAIL             DANVILLE                40.14N 87.62W 
08/19/2009  M1.00 INCH       VERMILION          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            INTERSECTION OF VERMILION AND ENGLISH STREET

0530 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MATTOON                 39.48N 88.37W 
08/19/2009                   COLES              IL   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            TREE DOWN NEAR MATTOON HIGH SCHOOL...WIND DAMAGE TO 
            MATTOON DISPATCH CENTER.

0535 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MATTOON                 39.48N 88.37W 
08/19/2009                   COLES              IL   BROADCAST MEDIA 

            21ST AND MARSHALL AVE...DAMAGE TO SEMI TRAILER 
            TANKERS...METAL AROUND POLE...GAS STATION MAY HAVE BEEN 
            DAMAGED.

0548 PM     TSTM WND DMG     NEOGA                   39.32N 88.45W 
08/19/2009                   CUMBERLAND         IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN

0826 PM     FLASH FLOOD      EFFINGHAM               39.12N 88.55W 
08/19/2009                   EFFINGHAM          IL   MESONET         

            1.99 INCHES OF RAIN IN 2 HOURS...FLOODED 
            STREETS...OVERFLOWING DITCHES...TREE LIMBS DOWN...SWOP










Here is a listing of the 10 strongest tornadoes in Central Illinois since 1995:



1) F4 7/13/04 Roanoke - Parsons Plant...No damage estimate, 0 dead 3 injured
2) F4 5/13/95 Ipava - Lewistown......... $6 Million damage, 0 dead 45 injured
3) F3 4/19/96 Ogden.....................No damage estimate, 1 dead 13 injured
4) F3 5/10/03 South Pekin-Morton........$10 Million damage, 0 dead 32 injured
5) F3 4/19/96 Niantic - Decatur......... $9 Million damage, 0 dead 29 injured
6) F3 5/13/95 South Pekin - Tremont..... $4 Million damage, 0 dead 25 injured
7) F3 8/19/09 Williamsville - Beason....$18 Million damage, 0 dead 19 injured
8) F3 4/19/96 Savoy - Urbana............ $9 Million damage, 0 dead 12 injured
9) F3 5/09/95 Cantrall - Beason.........$10 Million damage, 0 dead 6 injured
10)F3 4/19/96 Armington - Funks Grove... $1 Million damage, 0 dead 0 injured

 Photos of Aug 19 Tornadoes & Damage (click images to enlarge):

Photo courtesy of Scott Leopold by Lake SpringfieldPhoto courtesy of Scott Leopold by Lake SpringfieldPhoto courtesy of Scott Leopold by Lake Springfield Aug 19Photo courtesy of Scott Leopold by Lake Springfield Aug 19Photo courtesy of Ben De Buhr
Photo courtesy of Ben de BuhrPhoto courtesy of Miles TruebloodPhoto by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James AutenEF3 tornado struck Christian Church in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James AutenEF3 tornado struck Christian Church in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employees Amy Jankowski
EF3 tornado struck Christian Church in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James Auten EF3 tornado struck Christian Church in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James Auten EF3 Tornado Damage in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James Auten EF3 Tornado Damage in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James Auten EF3 Tornado Damage in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James Auten
EF3 tornado struck Christian Church in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James AutenEF3 tornado struck Casey's General Store in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiEF3 tornado struck Casey's General Store in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James Auten EF3 Tornado Damage in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James Auten EF3 Tornado Damage in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James Auten
EF3 tornado struck Williamsville Aug 19. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiEF3 tornado struck Christian Church in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiEF3 tornado struck Christian Church in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiEF3 Tornado Damage in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiEF3 Tornado Damage in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy Jankowski
EF3 tornado struck a Christian Church in Williamsville Aug 19. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiEF3 tornado struck a house in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiTornado damage a house garage in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiEF3 Tornado Damage in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiEF3 Tornado Damage in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy Jankowski
Tornado struck a house in Williamsville Aug 19. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiEF3 tornado struck a house in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiEF3 tornado damage inside the Antique Shop in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiEF3 Tornado Damage in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiEF3 Tornado Damage in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy Jankowski
Tornado struck a house in Williamsville Aug 19. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiEF3 tornado struck houses in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiTornado damage to a house in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiTornado Damage to a house in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiTornado Damage to Casey's General Store in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy Jankowski
Tornado struck Casey's gas station in Williamsville Aug 19. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiTornado damage at Casey's General Store in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiTornado damage in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiTornado Damage in a Corn Field near Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy Jankowski
Tornado damage in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiTornado damage in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiTornado damage at Casey's Gas Station in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiTornado Damage at Casey's General Store in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiTornado Damage in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy Jankowski
Tornado damage at Casey's General Store in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiTornado damage at Casey's in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employee Amy JankowskiLarge Tree Blown down near Rochester. Photo by Chris HeaterWind Damage in a cornfield near Rochester. Springfield Capitol Building in background. Photo by NWS employeesTornado Damage of farm building near Rochester. Photo by NWS employees
Photo by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James AutenPhoto by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James AutenPhoto by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James AutenEF3 Tornado Damage in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James AutenEF3 Tornado Damage in Williamsville. Photo by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James Auten
Photo by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James AutenPhoto by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James AutenPhoto by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James AutenPhoto by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James AutenPhoto by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James Auten
Photo by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James Auten Photo by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James Auten Photo by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James Auten Photo by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James Auten Photo by NWS employees Heather Stanley & James Auten
Photo by IL State Police showing tornado damage over WilliamsvillePhoto by IL State Police showing tornado damage over WilliamsvillePhoto by IL State Police showing tornado damage over WilliamsvillePhoto by IL State Police showing tornado damage over WilliamsvillePhoto by IL State Police showing tornado damage over Williamsville
Photo by IL State Police showing tornado damage over Williamsville Photo by IL State Police showing tornado damage over Williamsville Photo by IL State Police showing tornado damage over Williamsville Photo by IL State Police showing tornado damage over Williamsville Photo by IL State Police showing tornado damage over Williamsville
Photo by IL State Police showing tornado damage over Williamsville Photo by IL State Police showing tornado damage over Williamsville Photo by IL State Police showing tornado damage over Williamsville Photo by IL State Police showing tornado damage over Williamsville Photo by IL State Police showing tornado damage over Williamsville
Photo by Mark Sefried of EF0 Tornado in Holder, IL Aug 19 by the Twin Groves Wind Farm in Eastern McLean CountyPhoto by Mark Sefried of EF0 Tornado in Holder, IL Aug 19 by the Twin Groves Wind Farm in Eastern McLean CountyPhoto by John Farley of tornado near Scott and Greene County IL border Aug 19Photo by IL State Police showing tornado damage over LoamiPhoto by IL State Police showing tornado damage over Loami
Photo by IL State Police showing tornado damage over LoamiPhoto by IL State Police showing tornado damage over LoamiPhoto by IL State Police showing tornado damage over LoamiPhoto by IL State Police showing tornado damage over LoamiPhoto by IL State Police showing tornado damage over Loami
Photo by NWS employees Amy Jankowski & Ernest Goetsch tornado damagePhoto by NWS employees Amy Jankowski & Ernest GoetschPhoto by NWS employees Amy Jankowski & Ernest GoetschPhoto by NWS employees Amy Jankowski & Ernest GoetschPhoto by NWS employees Amy Jankowski & Ernest Goetsch
Photo by NWS employees Amy Jankowski & Ernest GoetschPhoto by NWS employees Amy Jankowski & Ernest GoetschPhoto by NWS employees Amy Jankowski & Ernest GoetschPhoto by NWS employees Amy Jankowski & Ernest GoetschPhoto by NWS employees Amy Jankowski & Ernest Goetsch
Photo by NWS employees Amy Jankowski & Ernest Goetsch tornado damagePhoto by NWS employees Amy Jankowski & Ernest GoetschPhoto by NWS employees Amy Jankowski & Ernest GoetschPhoto by NWS employees Amy Jankowski & Ernest GoetschPhoto by NWS employees Amy Jankowski & Ernest Goetsch
Photo by Mark Robinson of house damaged by tornado west of Mount Pulaski Aug 19Photo by Mark Robinson of corn blown down by a tornado west of Mount Pulaski Aug 19Photo by Mark Robinson of a house west of Mount Pulaski damaged by a tornado Aug 19Photo by Mark Robinson of a house damaged by a tornado west of Mount Pulaski Aug 19Photo by Mark Robinson of a large tree blown down by a tornado west of Mount Pulaski Aug 19
EF0 Tornado strikes a farmstead near Henning. Photo by Rick Harper.EF0 Tornado downs a large tree on a vechicle near Henning. Photo by Rick HarperEF0 Tornado Damage to a farmstead near Henning. Photo by Rick HarperEF0 Tornado Damage to a farm house near Henning. Photo by Rick Harper EF0 Tornado Damage to a farmstead near Henning. Photo by Rick Harper
 
Map of Aug 19 2009 severe weather reports

 

 

 


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