Fulton County Tornadoes, 1950 to 2013

Fulton County tornadoes since 1950
Legend

36 TORNADOES were reported in Fulton County, Illinois between 01/01/1950 and 12/31/2013.

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Magnitude
Deaths
Injuries
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Location or County Date Time (CST) Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
1 FULTON 05/14/1961 06:15 PM Tornado F3 0 0 250K 0
Astoria 05/23/1966 06:00 PM Tornado F1 0 0 250K 0
Middlegrove 03/31/1967 04:30 PM Tornado F1 0 0 25K 0
FULTON 02/19/1971 02:15 PM Tornado F1 0 2 250K 0
Avon 07/17/1972 06:40 PM Tornado F1 0 0 N/A 0
FULTON 06/18/1973 Noon Tornado F0 0 0 0K 0
Banner 10/01/1973 03:23 PM Tornado F1 0 0 0K 0
Cuba 06/20/1974 08:40 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0K 0
St David 05/26/1975 12:05 AM Tornado F0 0 0 0K 0
10 London Mills 06/13/1975 09:28 PM Tornado F3 0 0 2.5M 0
11 Middlegrove 06/24/1975 07:49 PM Tornado F1 0 0 3K 0
12 Fiatt 07/23/1975 04:30 PM Tornado F3 0 0 250K 0
13 Canton 07/23/1975 04:45 PM Tornado F3 2 69 25.0M 0
14 Cuba 08/11/1976 10:36 PM Tornado F2 0 1 250K 0
15 Lewistown 04/13/1981 04:35 PM Tornado F1 0 0 2.5M 0
16 Canton 07/25/1981 08:50 PM Tornado F0 0 0 3K 0
17 Astoria 03/08/1990 04:05 PM Tornado F2 0 0 250K 0
18 Canton 06/19/1990 10:45 PM Tornado F2 0 0 250K 0
19 Summum 11/27/1990 01:45 PM Tornado F1 0 0 250K 0
20 Duncan Mills 04/15/1992 04:30 PM Tornado F0 0 0 250K 0
21 Cuba 05/09/1995 04:35 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
22 Canton 05/09/1995 04:48 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
23 Ipava 05/13/1995 04:55 PM Tornado F4 0 45 6.0M 0
24 Fairview 04/30/1997 01:55 PM Tornado F1 0 2 450K 0
25 Vermont 04/07/1998 04:35 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
26 Sepo 04/07/1998 05:04 PM Tornado F2 0 0 0 0
27 Vermont 05/12/1998 05:37 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
28 Bryant 05/15/1998 07:05 PM Tornado F0 0 0 4K 0
29 Marbletown 06/14/1998 05:45 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
30 Avon 06/29/1998 03:09 PM Tornado F1 0 0 15K 50K
31 Farmington 06/29/1998 03:22 PM Tornado F1 0 0 670K 0
32 Marbletown 06/01/1999 05:15 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
33 Smithfield 06/12/2002 11:20 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
34 Ipava 05/10/2003 07:32 PM Tornado F1 0 0 0 0
35 Astoria 05/10/2003 07:47 PM Tornado F1 0 0 0 0
36 St David 05/30/2003 06:36 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS: 2 119 39.169M 50K

 


 Details:

  1. 5/14/1961:  Intermittant tornado touchdowns with this storm occurred as far southwest as Hannibal, Missouri.  The tornado touched down again about 10 miles east of Macomb, and was on the ground continuously across northwest Fulton, southeast Knox, and Stark Counties.  The greatest damage occurred north of the Fulton/Knox county line.
  2. 5/23/1966:  Touched down near Astoria, and moved east-northeast for 2 miles.  Caused some major building damage in Astoria.
  3. 3/31/1967:  Took an intermittant path from Middlegrove northeast to Douglas (Knox County).
  4. 2/19/1971:  Touched down approximately 2 miles north of Ipava, and moved north-northeast for 12 miles.  Major damage sustained to 4 farms, mainly to outbuildings.  Two injuries occurred when a mobile home was evacuated just before it was destroyed.
  5. 7/17/1972:  Brief touchdowns occurred along a path from Little Swan Lake (Warren County), across the northwest corner of Fulton County, into southern Knox County.
  6. 6/18/1973:  Brief touchdown between Canton and Cuba, causing no damage.
  7. 10/1/1973:  Touched down near Banner and reportedly moved northwest.  No damage was reported.
  8. 6/20/1974:  Brief touchdown several miles northeast of Cuba.
  9. 5/26/1975:  Brief touchdown several miles west of St. David.
  10. 6/13/1975:  Touched down 2 miles south-southeast of London Mills, and traveled 8 miles to 2 miles southwest of Middle Grove.  It tore off all or some roofs from 5 farm houses and a church.  Two concrete block silos were toppled, and several outbuildings were demolished.
  11. 6/24/1975:  Touched down near Middlegrove, and was on the ground for 2 miles.
  12. 7/23/1975:  This was the first of two strong tornadoes which moved across central Fulton County.  This tornado touched down 3 miles southwest of Blyton, and moved eastward before lifting 3 miles southeast of Fiatt.  A grain bin was levelled and blown up to 3/4 mile away.  Surveys conducted by Ted Fujita (co-creater of the Fujita scale) indicated the tornado damage path was over a mile wide at times.
  13. 7/23/1975:  This second tornado touched down near the east edge of Fiatt, and later tore across Canton.  From Storm DataIncredible damage occurred in the city of Canton. 127 businesses in a 5-block area in the central portion of the town were damaged; some buildings were totally destroyed, others were so heavily damaged that they had to be demolished.  Residential losses were heavy: about 100 homes and 50 mobile homes were destroyed; about 300 homes and 100 mobile homes were damaged.  Total losses were placed at $17-$20 million.  Two deaths occurred as the tornado ripped through the Horton's Moble Home Manor on the city's east side. Fourteen people were hospitalized and 45 were treated and released as a result of the tornado.  The tornado snapped utility lines in the city.  A strike by electrical workers hampered the restoration of power to the city; some areas were without power until the evening of the 28th.  All stores in the city except those selling food were required to close.  Much of the perishable food supply had to be thrown out.  Immediately after the tornado passed the town was closed to outsiders except those on official business.  Many farms suffered heavy damage to both crops and farm buildings.  Total agricultural loss was placed at over $3 million.
  14. 8/11/1976:  This tornado struck the northern portion of the town of Cuba, destroying two trailers and unroofing a house.  One person was injured.
  15. 4/13/1981:  This tornado touched down at Lewistown and moved southeast to near Havana.  It continued on an intermittant path across Mason and Logan Counties, a total of 32 miles. 
  16. 7/25/1981:  Touched down northwest of Canton, causing minor damage.
  17. 3/8/1990:  This tornado took an intermittant path across Hancock and Schuyler Counties before moving into far southern Fulton County.  Near Astoria, and southeast of Summum, some farm buildings were damaged.  The tornado lifted near Marbletown.
  18. 6/19/1990:  Touched down briefly 4 miles west of Canton, causing damage to a farm house, other buildings, trees, and a vehicle.
  19. 11/27/1990:  Touched down 2.5 miles east of Summum, and was on the ground for approximately 5 miles.  It caused damage at several farms along its intermittant path.
  20. 4/15/1992:  Touched down just west of Duncan Mills, and was on the ground for 1 mile.
  21. 5/9/1995:  Touched down 2 miles west of Cuba, causing no damage.
  22. 5/9/1995:  Touched down 3 miles southwest of Canton, and moved northeast for 3 miles.
  23. 5/13/1995:  This tornado was on the ground for 7 miles, touching down 1 mile northeast of Ipava, and dissipating 2 miles northeast of Lewistown.  This violent tornado destroyed 12 homes, damaged or destroyed numerous cars and farm machinery, injured 45 people, and killed numerous livestock.  Damage was reported to be approximately $6 million.
  24. 4/30/1997:  A tornado developed in Fairview as two storms merged.  It moved northeast and intensified as it moved into Middlegrove.  The tornado then took an intermittant path as it crossed into Knox County.  Damage in Fulton County was estimated around $450,000.
  25. 4/7/1998:  Brief touchdown just outside of Vermont, causing no damage.
  26. 4/7/1998:  Touched down 3 miles east-southeast of Sepo, and was on the ground for 1 mile.  A mobile home was destroyed as well as a machine shed.  The tornado crossed the Illinois River and moved into Mason County.
  27. 5/12/1998:  Brief touchdown 1 mile south of Vermont, causing no damage.
  28. 5/15/1998:  Touched down 1 miles southwest of Bryant, blowing down 4 large trees, and destroying a shed.
  29. 6/14/1998:  Brief touchdown 3 miles northeast of Marbletown, causing no damage.
  30. 6/29/1998:  A tornado touched down initially 4 miles east northeast of Avon, travelling to the east southeast. A farm house was damaged, ripping off part of the roof, part of the siding, and moving it off the foundation. Damage to a nearby beanfield was estimated around $50,000. The tornado lifted briefly then touched down 8 miles east of Avon, damaging a machine shed and a horse barn.
  31. 6/29/1998:  Touched down on the west side of Farmington, and was on the ground for 2 miles.  It severely damaged a lumberyard, ripping the roof off a large storage facility.  At the high school, the gymnasium sustained significant roof damage and a large garage was destroyed.
  32. 6/1/1999:  Touched down 4 miles east-northeast of Marbletown, then crossed the Illinois River into Mason County.
  33. 6/12/2002:  Touched down near Smithfield, destroying a travel trailer.
  34. 5/10/2003:  Touched down 2 miles southwest of Ipava.  Click here for more details.
  35. 5/10/2003:  Touched down 1 mile south of Astoria.   Click here for more details.
  36. 5/30/2003:  Brief touchdown 2 miles south of St. David.

 


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