Knox County Tornadoes, 1950 to 2013

Knox County tornadoes since 1950
Legend

26 TORNADOES were reported in Knox 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
Douglas 05/14/1961 07:00 PM Tornado F3 0 8 2.5M 0
St Augustine 07/21/1961 04:15 PM Tornado F1 0 0 250K 0
3 Douglas 05/31/1967 04:30 PM Tornado F1 0 0 25K 0
Galesburg 05/07/1967 08:15 PM Tornado F1 0 0 250K 0
Galesburg 07/17/1968 06:40 PM Tornado F1 0 0 N/A N/A
KNOX 07/17/1972 06:35 PM Tornado F1 0 0 N/A N/A
Abingdon 06/14/1974 03:08 PM Tornado F3 0 1 2.0M 0
KNOX 06/20/1974 05:45 PM Tornado Unk 0 0 3K 0
Victoria 06/20/1974 07:15 PM Tornado F1 0 0 0K 0
10 East Galesburg 06/20/1974 08:00 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0K 0
11 St Augustine 06/20/1974 08:20 PM Tornado Unk 0 0 0K 0
12 Altona 03/23/1975 07:18 PM Tornado F2 0 2 25K 0
13 Victoria 03/04/1976 05:45 PM Tornado F2 0 0 25K 0
14 Dahinda 07/06/1987 04:18 PM Tornado F1 0 0 1.5K 0
15 St Augustine 05/13/1995 04:18 PM Tornado F2 0 2 1.6M 0
16 Uniontown 04/30/1997 02:00 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
17 Yates City 05/18/1997 08:19 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
18 Victoria 08/03/1997 03:58 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
19 Williamsfield 06/29/1998 03:20 PM Tornado F1 0 1 2.0M 0
20 Appleton 04/22/1999 09:27 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
21 St Augustine 09/11/2000 08:45 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
22 Victoria 04/30/2003 07:30 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
23 Victoria 04/20/2004 04:40 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
24 Henderson 06/08/2005 12:58 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
25 Abingdon 06/05/2010 06:34 PM Tornado EF0 0 0 0 2.0K
26 Yates City 06/05/2010 06:56 PM Tornado EF2 0 0 420K 50K
TOTALS: 0 14 7.075M N/A

 


 

 Details:

  1. 5/14/1961:  This was part of a family of small tornadoes that affected west central Illinois.  This particular tornado was on the ground for 17 miles in Knox County, causing much of its damage in the county near Douglas (about 4 miles west of Yates City).  A home collapsed into a basement, injuring 5 people.  19 homes and 2 stores were damaged in the area.
  2. 7/21/1961:  This tornado touched down just east of St. Augustine, and moved northeast to just north of Macomb.  Contact with the ground after that was rather intermittant for another 50 miles.
  3. 3/31/1967:  This tornado took an intermittent path from near Middle Grove in far northern Fulton County, to about 1 mile east of Douglas. 
  4. 5/7/1967:  This tornado touched down in Galesburg, and was on the ground for about a mile.  Damage was estimated at $250,000.
  5. 7/17/1968:  Touched down in Warren County, then moved eastward across the Galesburg airport before lifting on the eastern edge of the airfield.
  6. 7/17/1972:  Brief tornado touchdowns were reported along a track across far southern Knox County, from Little Swan Lake in southeast Warren County, to near Elmwood in far western Peoria County. 
  7. 6/14/1974:  This tornado took an erratic, skipping path across Rock Island, Mercer, and northern Knox Counties.  In Knox County, the main damage path extended from 7 miles north of Abingdon to 10 miles south of Abingdon.  In Abingdon, approximately 200 homes were damaged or destroyed, with damages estimated at greater than $2 million. 
  8. 6/20/1974:  Brief touchdown between Rio and Oneida.
  9. 6/20/1974:  Brief touchdown near Victoria, no damage reported.
  10. 6/20/1974:  Brief touchdown in East Galesburg; no damage reported.
  11. 6/20/1974:  Brief touchdown 1 mile north of St. Augustine; no damage reported.
  12. 3/23/1975:  Brief touchdown 1 mile southwest of Altona, destroying a house, which caught fire and burned.  The elderly couple inside the house was hospitalized.
  13. 3/4/1976:  Moved through the west central portion of Victoria around 5:45 pm.  Eight buildings were damaged, and a metal shed was destroyed.  Minor damage was reported to some houses and garages.
  14. 7/6/1987:  Brief touchdown at I-74 and county highway 19, causing $1500 damage to a grain bin.
  15. 5/13/1995:  Touched down 1 mile north of St. Augustine and moved northeast 14 miles, lifting 1 mile northeast of Maquon.  18 homes were damaged or destroyed.  One orchard had 1200 trees destroyed over 10 acres.  The Maquon Fire Department also lost its roof.
  16. 4/30/1997:  This tornado moved in from northeast Fulton County, having developed in Fairview.  It took an intermittant path across Knox County before moving into Peoria County.  A grain bin was destroyed and several buildings damaged southwest of Yates City.
  17. 5/18/1997:  Brief touchdown 8 miles west-southwest of Yates City, causing no damage.
  18. 8/3/1997:  Touched down on the south side of Lake Calhoun, blowing down 25-30 trees.
  19. 4/29/1998:  Touched down 4 miles southwest of Williamsfield and moved east 3 miles.  Several outbuildings were destroyed, and a few homes were damaged when trees fell onto them.
  20. 4/22/1999:  Brief touchdown 1.5 miles southwest of Appleton; no damage reported.
  21. 9/11/2000:  Touchdown 2.5 miles northeast of St. Augustine, and was on the ground for 1 mile.  No damage reported.
  22. 4/30/2003:  Touched down 6 miles northeast of Victoria, and was on the ground for 1 mile.  No damage reported.
  23. 4/20/2004:  Touched down 3 miles northeast of Victoria, and was on the ground for 3 miles.  One farm building was destroyed, and 2 others were damaged.
  24. 6/8/2005:  Brief touchdown 2 miles south of Henderson, damaging part of an outbuilding.
  25. 6/5/2010:  Brief touchdown 3 miles northeast of Abingdon, causing minor crop damage.
  26. 6/5/2010:  This tornado touched down 4.5 mles west-northwest of Yates City, then crossed into Peoria County near Elmwood.  Click here for more details.

 


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