Richland County Tornadoes, 1950 to 2013

Richland County tornadoes since 1950
Legend

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

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Dth:
Inj:
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CrD:
Magnitude
Deaths
Injuries
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Location or County Date Time (CST) Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Olney 02/25/1956 02:13 AM Tornado F2 0 0 2.5M 0
Olney 08/18/1956 08:00 AM Tornado F1 0 0 25K 0
Claremont 05/21/1957 05:00 PM Tornado F2 0 0 25K 0
4 Olney 03/06/1961 04:15 AM Tornado F1 0 0 N/A N/A
Olney 11/26/1965 07:10 PM Tornado F2 0 5 25K 0
6 Olney 06/06/1974 05:25 PM Tornado F2 0 0 N/A N/A
Olney 03/15/1984 08:30 PM Tornado F0 0 0 250K 0
Schnell 06/02/1990 05:03 PM Tornado F4 0 0 250K 0
Olney 08/03/1991 05:46 PM Tornado F1 0 0 2.5M 0
10 Noble 04/15/1998 08:15 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
11 Calhoun 05/27/2008 11:40 AM Tornado EF0 0 0 0 0
12 Olney 05/25/2011 06:35 PM Tornado EF0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS: 0 5 5.575M 0
  


 

Details:

  1. 2/25/1956: This tornado touched down around Olney, and moved east-northeast into Lawrence County.  The worst damage was in Lawrence County around Pinkstaff.
  2. 8/18/1956:  Touched down near Olney, and moved east-northeast. 
  3. 5/21/1957:  Touched down just south of Claremont, and moved east-northeast to the Lawrence County border.  Four farms were hit, with one barn destroyed.
  4. 3/6/1961:  This tornado originally touched down in Flora, then moved east-northeast to the Olney area, where it damaged or destroyed several farm buildings, trees, and power lines.
  5. 11/26/1965:  Touched down on the southwest edge of Olney, damaging several trailers and an ice plant.  Some elevated damage occurred elsewhere in town, when the tornado was aloft.  Five people were injured.
  6. 6/6/1974:  Touched down 2 miles north of Olney and moved northeast for 3 miles.  It removed a roof from a barn, causing about $5,000 damage to the barn and 200 bushels of seed beans.
  7. 3/15/1984:  Brief touchdown in Olney.
  8. 6/2/1990:  The tornado was part of an outbreak of 66 tornadoes, which affected eastern Illinois, Indiana, southwest Ohio, and northern Kentucky.  This particular tornado touched down in Wayne County, then clipped southeast Clay County before moving into Richland County near Schnell.  It passed 2 miles south of Noble, then ended about a mile south of Olney.  The overall path length was 19 miles.
  9. 8/3/1991:  This tornado caused $2.5 million damage in Olney, peeling back the roofs of two apartment buildings and a Wal-Mart.
  10. 4/15/1998:  This tornado touched down in eastern Clay County, then moved northeast into Richland County.  It destroyed a shed 5 miles north of Olney.
  11. 5/27/2008:  A brief landspout tornado touched down in an open field just north of Calhoun.
  12. 5/25/2011:  Brief touchdown in a field 3 miles west-northwest of Olney.

 


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