Menard County Tornadoes, 1950 to 2011

Tornadoes in Menard County since 1950
Legend

9 TORNADO(s) were reported in Menard County, Illinois between 01/01/1950 and 12/31/2011.

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Magnitude
Deaths
Injuries
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Illinois
Location or County Date Time (CST) Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Athens 06/16/1973 09:35 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0K 0
2 Athens 05/09/1995 04:25 PM Tornado F3 0 0 1.0M 0
3 Athens 07/28/1996 06:25 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
Petersburg 05/12/1998 07:55 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
Tallula 04/08/1999 07:54 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
Greenview 04/02/2006 05:22 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
7 Petersburg 12/31/2010 12:37 PM Tornado EF3 0 1 12.0M 0
8 Athens 04/15/2011 05:22 PM Tornado EF0 0 0 10K 0
9 Athens 04/15/2011 05:25 PM Tornado EF1 0 0 450K 0
TOTALS: 0 0 13.5M 0


Details:

  1. 6/16/1973:  Brief touchdown on the north edge of Athens.
  2. 5/9/1995:  This tornado had touched down in far northern Sangamon County east of Salisbury.  It moved northeast, and clipped a portion of Menard County south of Athens, at the Brookwood Mills subdivison.  Here it destroyed 1 home and damaged 13 others.  After moving back into Sangamon County, it again entered Menard County south of Fancy Prairie, before continuing into southwest Logan County.  Total Menard County damage was $1 million.
  3. 7/28/1996:  Brief touchdown in a field 2 miles south of Athens.
  4. 5/12/1998:  Brief touchdown in a field 2 miles east of Petersburg.
  5. 4/8/1999:  This tornado first touched down near Sinclair, in northeast Morgan County.  It traveled through Ashland, in extreme southeast Cass County, before entering Menard County 4 miles southwest of Tallula.  It was on the ground for 1 mile in Menard County.
  6. 4/2/2006:  Brief touchdown in Greenview, causing minor house damage.
  7. 12/31/2010:  This strong tornado touched down on New Year's Eve near Lake Petersburg.  Click here for more details.
  8. 04/15/2011:  Touched down 1 miles northeast of Athens, damaging a house.
  9. 04/15/2011:  Touched down 3 miles northeast of Athens, tracking north for about 1.7 miles.  Severe damage was casued to a home, and a garage was destroyed.

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