Tazewell County Tornadoes, 1950 to 2013

Tazewell County tornadoes since 1950
Legend

56 TORNADO(s) were reported in Tazewell County, Illinois between 01/01/1950 and 12/31/2013.

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Mag:
Dth:
Inj:
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Magnitude
Deaths
Injuries
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Illinois
Location or County Date Time (CST) Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
1 TAZEWELL 11/13/1951 01:20 PM Tornado F1 0 0 40K 25K
Pekin 05/26/1955 02:49 PM Tornado F2 0 1 250K 0
Sunnyland 08/13/1956 01:15 AM Tornado F3 0 0 25K 0
Delavan 04/16/1960 12:05 PM Tornado F1 0 0 3K 0
North Pekin 05/16/1960 04:45 PM Tornado F2 0 0 25K 0
East Peoria 05/25/1960 03:10 PM Tornado F2 0 0 25K 0
Washington 01/24/1967 06:30 PM Tornado F2 0 0 3K 0
Deer Creek 10/10/1969 08:00 PM Tornado F2 0 0 250K 0
Manito 07/12/1972 09:40 PM Tornado F1 0 0 N/A N/A
10 Morton 09/04/1973 01:05 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0K 0
11 Morton 06/19/1974 06:30 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0K 0
12 Hopedale 04/18/1975 03:20 PM Tornado F1 0 0 25K 0
13 Hopedale 04/30/1975 12:13 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0K 0
14 TAZEWELL 03/26/1976 09:05 PM Tornado F1 0 0 250K 0
15 Deer Creek 09/07/1977 04:00 PM Tornado F1 0 0 250K 0
16 East Peoria 09/16/1980 05:25 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0K 0
17 Pekin 06/08/1981 07:18 PM Tornado F1 0 0 25K 0
18 Hopedale 09/29/1986 02:58 PM Tornado F2 0 0 2.5M 0
19 Minier 06/02/1987 01:30 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0K 0
20 Pekin 06/13/1990 07:13 PM Tornado F0 0 0 N/A N/A
21 Green Valley 06/19/1990 11:20 PM Tornado F1 0 0 2.5M 0
22 TAZEWELL 11/27/1990 02:13 PM Tornado F2 0 2 2.5M 0
23 TAZEWELL 05/14/1991 10:15 AM Tornado F0 0 0 0K 0
24 Hopedale 05/14/1991 10:30 AM Tornado F0 0 0 0K 0
25 Minier 05/31/1991 06:42 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0K 0
26 Hopedale 10/04/1991 05:09 PM Tornado F1 0 0 250K 0
27 Hopedale 05/04/1992 01:50 PM Tornado F0 0 0 3K 0
28 Minier 08/23/1993 05:45 PM Tornado F1 0 0 0 0
29 East Peoria 06/26/1994 05:33 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
30 Powerton 07/20/1994 05:22 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
31 Morton 07/20/1994 05:45 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
32 South Pekin 05/09/1995 05:04 PM Tornado F1 0 2 1.0M 0
33 Tremont 05/13/1995 05:15 PM Tornado F3 0 25 4.0M 0
34 Armington 04/19/1996 06:00 PM Tornado F2 0 0 1.0M 0
35 Pekin 04/30/1997 02:15 PM Tornado F0 0 1 115K 0
36 Marquette Hgts 06/29/1998 03:45 PM Tornado F1 0 0 1.0M 0
37 Delavan 06/04/1999 03:25 PM Tornado F1 0 0 0 0
38 Parkland 05/08/2000 09:12 PM Tornado F1 0 0 275K 0
39 South Pekin 05/10/2003 08:45 PM Tornado F3 0 32 10.0M 0
40 Morton 05/10/2003 09:16 PM Tornado F1 0 0 0 0
41 Washington 05/10/2003 09:18 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
42 Washington 05/28/2003 01:45 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
43 Mackinaw 05/28/2003 02:10 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
44 Armington 05/28/2003 02:41 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
45 Green Valley 05/30/2003 07:10 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
46 Pekin 07/08/2003 02:34 PM Tornado F0 0 0 25K 0
47 East Peoria 05/18/2004 04:06 PM Tornado F1 0 0 0 0
48 Washington 05/18/2004 04:12 PM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
49 Green Valley 05/30/2004 08:37 AM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
50 Morton 06/22/2006 07:13 AM Tornado F0 0 0 0 0
51 Mackinaw 01/07/2008 05:22 PM Tornado EF1 0 0 30K 0
52 Mackinaw 06/04/2008 07:18 PM Tornado EF0 0 0 0 0
53 Lilly 06/04/2008 07:24 PM Tornado EF0 0 0 0 0
54 Washington 06/05/2010 07:51 PM Tornado EF2 0 0 560K 30K
55 Pekin 11/17/2013 10:53 AM Tornado EF2 0 10 45.0M 0
56 Washington 11/17/2013 10:59 AM Tornado EF4 3 121 910.0M 0
TOTALS: 3 194 981.8M N/A

 


Details:

  1. 11/13/1951:  Took an intermittent path from near Mason City, northeast across northwest Logan and southeast Tazewell Counties, into McLean County.
  2. 5/26/1955:  Struck the southeast part of Pekin.
  3. 8/13/1956:  Moved through the Sunnyland area, destroying a building and causing two stores to lose their roofs.
  4. 4/16/1960:  Touchdown near Delavan, causing damage to a few farmsteads.
  5. 5/16/1960:  Part of a severe weather outbreak which produced tornado touchdowns from near Keokuk, IA, to Peoria.  This tornado caused damage to homes at North Pekin.
  6. 5/25/1960:  Touched down 2 miles southeast of East Peoria, unroofing several homes.
  7. 1/24/1967:  Touched down 2.5 miles southeast of Washington, and moved east-northeast for 3.5 miles.  Caused some tree and roof damage, especially to farm buildings.
  8. 10/10/1969: This tornado affected a 2-block area of Deer Creek, before moving into Woodford County.
  9. 9/4/1973:   This tornado first touched down in Mapleton, in Peoria County.  It was aloft before moving through the Morton area.
  10. 7/12/1972:  Touched down about 2 miles northwest of Manito, and was on the ground for half a mile, causing localized damage.
  11. 6/19/1974:  Reported by a pilot near Morton.
  12. 4/18/1975:  Destroyed 2 machine sheds just south of Hopedale.
  13. 4/30/1975:  Brief touchdown 6 miles south of Hopedale.
  14. 3/26/1976:  Information not available.
  15. 9/7/1977:  Touched down on the west edge of Deer Creek, damaging 30 homes.  It also produced 4.5 inches of rain in half an hour.
  16. 9/16/1980:  Touched down near East Peoria, and traveled to Sunnyland, uprooting 20 trees.
  17. 6/8/1981:  Touched down between Tremont and Pekin.  Intermittant funnel sightings and tornado touchdowns occurred along an 80 mile path, before finally ending in Champaign County.
  18. 9/29/1986:  This tornado was on the ground for 2 miles, destroying the Hopedale fire station and damaging 30 houses.
  19. 6/2/1987:  Brief touchdown 5 miles northeast of Minier.
  20. 6/13/1990:  Touched down in Pekin, blowing down trees, one of which fell onto a car.
  21. 6/19/1990:  On the ground for 1 mile at Green Valley, causing a fire which damaged several stores.
  22. 11/27/1990:  Touched down at the Waddel Airport in extreme southwest Tazewell County, destroying four hangars and 32 planes.
  23. 5/14/1991:  Information not available.
  24. 5/14/1991:  Brief touchdown near Hopedale.
  25. 5/31/1991:  Brief touchdown 2 miles east of Minier.
  26. 10/4/1991:  Touched down twice approximately 5 miles south of Hopedale.  Roofs were torn off several homes.  A few buildings were damaged at the Indian Creek Industrial Park.
  27. 5/4/1992:  Touched down 4 miles southwest of Hopedale, causing damage to trees and outbuildings.
  28. 8/23/1993:  Brief touchdown near Minier.
  29. 6/26/1994:  Brief touchdown near East Peoria.
  30. 7/20/1994:  Brief touchdown near the Powerton plant.
  31. 7/20/1994:  Brief touchdown near I-74 just west of Morton.
  32. 5/9/1995:  This tornado touched down 3 miles southwest of South Pekin, and moved northeast across town.  It destroyed several garages and and a railroad barracks.
  33. 5/13/1995:  This strong, long-track tornado touched own along the Illinois River northeast of Goofy Ridge in Mason County, and traveled 25 miles before lifting in Tremont.  Two dozen homes were damage or destroyed in Tazewell County, and numerous silos and farm buildings were destroyed.  Two people were injured near South Pekin.
  34. 4/19/1996:  This tornado first touched down just south of the Logan County line, then moved northeast into Armington, destroying a home.  It traveled for 4 miles across extreme southern Tazewell County before moving into McLean County.
  35. 4/30/1997:  Touched down 7 miles southwest of Pekin, and was on the ground for 1 mile. 
  36. 6/29/1998:  Touched down in Marquette Heights, and moved through Groveland before lifting on the southwest side of Morton.  It did significant damage to a shopping center and two dozen homes.  This was part of a major severe weather outbreak called a derecho, which caused extensive wind damage from Iowa all the way to southern Ohio, with winds frequently gusting as high as 100 mph.
  37. 6/4/1999:  Touched down on the northwest side of Delavan, uprooting several trees.  Some building damage was also noted in Delavan, especially due to falling tree limbs.  It was on the ground for 3 miles before dissipating southeast of Delavan.
  38. 5/8/2000:  This tornado touched down on a farm 1.5 miles west of Parkland.  It destroyed 4 grain bins and blew away a machine shed.
  39. 5/10/2003:  This tornado was on the ground for 18 miles and devastated South Pekin.  Click here for details.
  40. 5/10/2003:  Touched down 3 miles north of Morton, after the long-track tornado dissipated in Morton.  It was on the ground for 2 miles, causing major damage to 3 homes and a business.
  41. 5/10/2003:  This tornado touched down 3 miles southeast of Washington, then moved northeast into Woodford County.  Click here for details.
  42. 5/28/2003:  This tornado moved in from Woodford County north of Washington.  It blew down trees and power lines, and destroyed a shed.
  43. 5/28/2003:  Brief touchdown 3 miles west-northwest of Mackinaw.
  44. 5/28/2003:  Brief touchdown 1 mile southeast of Armington.
  45. 5/30/2003:  This tornado touched down in northeast Mason County near Forest City, then moved into Tazewell County southwest of Green Valley.  It destroyed several sheds in Tazewell County. 
  46. 7/8/2003:  Touched down near the Powerton power plant, destroying the roofs on a couple sheds.
  47. 5/8/2004:  Touched down just west of the Fondulac Dam, and was on the ground for a quarter mile.  Several buildings sustained roof damage from falling trees.
  48. 5/8/2004:   Brief touchdown 3 miles west-northwest of Washington.
  49. 5/30/2004:  Brief touchdown 1 mile south of Green Valley.
  50. 6/22/2006:  Brief touchdown 3 miles south of Morton.
  51. 1/7/2008:  This tornado was on the ground for 3 miles, beginning 2 miles south of Mackinaw.  It destroyed a pole barn and damaged a house and other outbuildings.
  52. 6/4/2008:  Touched down 3 miles northeast of Mackinaw, and was on the ground for 2 miles, but only passed through open fields.
  53. 6/4/2008:  Touched down in an open field northeast of Mackinaw, and moved into McLean County.
  54. 6/5/2010:  Touched down 2 miles north of Washington, then moved east into Woodford County.
  55. 11/17/2013:  This was during the early part of a large tornado outbreak in Illinois.  This particular tornado originally touched down just across the Illinois River in Peoria County, but did all of its damage in Pekin.  Click here for further details.
  56. 11/17/2013:  This violent tornado originally touched down in Marquette Heights, then tore through Washington and through portions of Woodford, La Salle, and Livingston Counties before lifting after being on the ground for 4 miles.  The worst damage was in Washington.  Click here for more details.

 


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