Tornadoes 5 and 6:
Southern Logan County

Path of the tornadoes affecting Logan County

The next tornado in the outbreak was along the trajectory of the eastern Sangamon County tornado, but there was a break in the path.  The new tornado touched down 2 miles southeast of Lake Fork at 8:57 PM, and was on the ground for 2.5 miles before lifting 2.5 miles southwest of Mt. Pulaski at 8:59 PM.  The damage path was wider (1/2 mile) and of F2 intensity (120 mph).  Damage from this tornado was similar to rural damage seen in Sangamon County, with numerous power poles snapped.  In addition, a 400 foot microwave tower was toppled.

Another tornado was found in Logan County, east of the previous storm.  The torando tracked from the Logan/Sangamon County line, 6.25 miles south of Mt. Pulaski, to 3 miles south of Mt. Pulaski.  The tornado was on the ground from 9:00 to 9:02 PM.  This was rated at F2 intensity, with wind speeds around 120 mph, with a width of 200 yards.  Path length was 3.5 miles.  Damage from this tornado was similar to rural damage seen with earlier storms, including numerous power poles snapped.  In addition, 3 or 4 large steel power poles were toppled.

Pictures (click images to enlarge):

A microwave tower was destroyed southeast of Lake Fork
Southeast of
Lake Fork

A tree was snapped off southeast of Lake Fork
Southeast of
Lake Fork

A home near the microwave tower was damaged by the tornado
Southeast of
Lake Fork

Another view of the destroyed tower
Southeast of
Lake Fork

High-tension power lines were downed south of Mt Pulaski
South of Mt Pulaski

Tornado approaching Springfield (in area shown by circle).  Photo by Paul Hadfield.
Northwest of Niantic
(photo by Paul Hadfield) 

 

 

Event Links:  Overview | Long-Track Tornado | SpringfieldFranklin/Loami | Eastern Sangamon
 Southern Logan | Greene/Scott #2 | Logan/Macon | Macon/De WittRadar&Satellite

 

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