Effingham County Tornadoes, 1950 to 2013

Effingham County tornadoes since 1950
Legend

19 TORNADO(s) were reported in Effingham County, Illinois between 01/01/1950 and 12/31/2013.

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Mag:
Dth:
Inj:
PrD:
CrD:
Magnitude
Deaths
Injuries
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Illinois
Location or County Date Time (CST) Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Dexter 03/15/1959 12:40 AM Tornado F2 0 2 25K 0
Edgewood 04/17/1960 02:55 AM Tornado F2 0 0 25K 0
Shumway 06/22/1960 08:00 PM Tornado F2 0 0 250K 0
Effingham 03/06/1961 04:00 AM Tornado F3 0 3 250K 0
Effingham 09/24/1961 01:00 PM Tornado F1 0 0 3K 0
Watson 05/15/1967 01:45 PM Tornado F1 0 0 3K 0
Mason 07/01/1973 06:30 PM Tornado F1 0 0 3K 0
Effingham 08/10/1974 02:20 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0K 0
Edgewood 05/01/1983 09:45 PM Tornado F0 2 0 250K 0
10 Dieterich 04/12/1984 06:25 PM Tornado F0 0 0 25K 0
11 Effingham 04/27/1984 06:35 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0K 0
12 Altamont 05/25/1989 01:50 PM Tornado F1 0 0 25K 0
13 Altamont 05/16/1990 01:00 AM Tornado F1 0 0 250K 0
14 Watson 07/02/1993 06:30 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
15 Eberle 04/26/1994 10:30 PM Tornado F2 0 3 500K 0
16 Effingham 05/02/1998 06:44 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
17 Altamont 06/01/1999 07:10 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
18 Dieterich 04/16/2006 04:09 PM Tornado F2 0 0 0 0
19 Altamont 11/17/2013 12:32 PM Tornado EF1 0 0 400K 0
TOTALS: 2 8 2.008M 0

 



Details:

  1. 3/15/1959:  This tornado was on the ground for 2 miles, affecting the Dexter area.  It moved northeast, causing heavy damage to a farmstead.   
  2. 4/17/1960:  This tornado tracked for about 20 miles across southern Effingham County, from north of Edgewood to near Dietrich.  Twenty farms were affected, with one farm destroyed.
  3. 6/22/1960:  This tornado hit Shumway, damaging several homes, a church, and the high school cafeteria.  Several barns nearby were destroyed. 
  4. 3/6/1961:  Touched down near the southeast edge of Effingham and moved southeast for 25 miles, lifting in Newton (Jasper County).  In Effingham County, a concrete block gas station was destroyed, and a farm house was torn apart. 
  5. 9/24/1961:  Was on the ground for 1/2 mile in the Effingham area. 
  6. 5/15/1967:  On the ground for a half mile, but was about tree-top level as a funnel cloud before that.  It damaged the roof of an industrial building. 
  7. 7/1/1973:  Touched down on a farm near Mason, tearing the roof off a machine shed.
  8. 8/10/1974:  Brief touchdown southeast of Effingham, only causing minor damage. 
  9. 5/1/1983:  Touched down near the Effingham/Clay county line near Edgewood. Two people were killed when a mobile home was destroyed. 
  10. 4/12/1984:  Touched down near Dieterich before moving into Jasper County.  Caused damage to a farm in Effingham County. 
  11. 4/27/1984:  Brief touchdown in Effingham, causing no damage. 
  12. 5/25/1989:  Brief touchdown near Altamont. 
  13. 5/16/1990   This tornado took an intermittant 15 mile path across Effingham County.  It touched down near Altamont and moved northeast to around Funkhouse, and Lake Sara, before curving east to affect parts of Effingham.
  14. 7/2/1993:  Brief touchdown in an open field near Watson, causing no damage.
  15. 4/26/1994:  This tornado was on the ground for 6 miles, touching down 2 miles southwest of Eberle and moving east-northeast.  The worst damage occurred just west of Eberle, where 3 people were injured when a house was severely damaged. 
  16. 5/2/1998:  Touched down 5 miles west of Effingham, only blowing down two trees. 
  17. 6/1/1999:  Brief touchdown at the intersection of U.S. Route 40 and state route 128, knocking over a few trees and power lines. 
  18. 4/16/2006:  Click here for details
  19. 11/17/2013:  This was part of a large tornado outbreak in Illinois.  This particular tornado originally touched down in Fayette County, and crossed the Effingham County line about 3 miles northwest of Altamont.  Click here for more details.

 


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