February 20, 2014 Tornado Outbreak
Mechanicsburg/Illiopolis Tornado

 

Mechanicsburg/Illiopolis Tornado Track
Track map (click to enlarge)


Google Map of the damage survey

 

Summary:

Rating: EF-1
Peak wind: 110 mph
Touched down: 3:57 pm CST
4 miles south of Mechanicsburg (Sangamon County)
Lifted: 4:06 pm CST
2.7 miles west-northwest of Illiopolis (Sangamon County)
Path length: 9 miles
Path width: 300 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Storm Survey:

This tornado touched down east of Roby Road, a short distance north of the Sangamon/Christian County border, and tracked northeast.  It damaged numerous outbuildings, the roofs of several homes, overturned a trailer, snapped multiple power poles, and damaged numerous trees.  An area of more concentrated damage occurred along Mechanicsburg-Illiopolis Rd near the intersection with Mendenhall Rd.  The tornado tracked northesat and crossed I-72 just east of Kent Farm Road.  It damaged several power poles along old route 36 east of Mount Pulaski Rd, before lifting 2.7 miles west-northwest of Illiopolis.

 


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