Severe Thunderstorms of
June 8, 2005

Map of nationwide severe weather reports on 
	  June 8

Nationwide severe weather reports from 7 AM June 8 to 7 am June 9.  Map courtesy of the Storm Prediction Center.  Click map to enlarge.  For a specific listing of reports, click here.
 

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms moved into west central Illinois during the early afternoon on June 8, pushing east and southeast across the state.  Individual storms also developed ahead of the main line of storms.  As the afternoon progressed, an outflow boundary pushed ahead of the main line of storms, causing high winds and damage before the main area of storms arrived.

Temperatures ahead of the storms reached into the lower to mid 90s in many areas.  Once the storms arrived, these temperatures quickly fell into the 60s.
 

7 AM Surface Weather Map from June 8 The national weather map at 7 am CDT shows a cold front across the Plains.  A mesoscale convective system (MCS) developed ahead of this front during the night, pushing across Iowa during the morning and into Illinois during the afternoon.
Map of severe weather reports around 
		  central and southeast Illinois on June 8 This map shows a plot of severe weather reports around central and southeast Illinois.  Most of the reports were of damage to trees and power lines.  South of Altamont, in Effingham County, an empty silo was also blown over.  A couple dime size hail reports were received from Lexington (McLean County) and Rossville (Vermilion County); however, the warm atmosphere helped suppress the hail threat.  Click here for a specific list of storm reports.
Some much-needed rainfall occurred across portions of central Illinois.  The higher amounts were west of I-55, with some 1 inch totals in Knox and Peoria Counties.  Unfortunately, much of eastern Illinois missed out on any substantial rainfall, although totals near an inch were reported around Effingham and Lawrenceville.  Click here for a specific list of rainfall totals.

Specific severe weather reports:

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
858 PM CDT THU JUN 09 2005

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0155 PM     TSTM WND DMG     GALESBURG               40.95N 90.38W
06/08/2005                   KNOX               IL   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            *** 2 INJ *** NUMEROUS TREES DOWN IN TOWN OF GALESBURG.
            TWO MINOR INJURIES WHEN A TREE FELL ON A CAR.

0215 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CAMDEN                  40.15N 90.77W
06/08/2005                   SCHUYLER           IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            SMALL LIMBS DOWN IN CAMDEN

0219 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MARIETTA                40.50N 90.39W
06/08/2005                   FULTON             IL   CO-OP OBSERVER 

            TREE BLOWN DOWN.

0229 PM     DOWNBURST        IPAVA                   40.35N 90.32W
06/08/2005                   FULTON             IL   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            POWER LINES DOWN 300 BLOCK BROADWAY IN IPAVA.

0255 PM     TSTM WND GST     2 W DELAVAN             40.37N 89.58W
06/08/2005  58 MPH           TAZEWELL           IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MEASURED WIND GUST 58 MPH.

0300 PM     TSTM WND DMG     PEORIA                  40.74N 89.61W
06/08/2005                   PEORIA             IL   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            9 INCH LIVE TREE LIMB FELL ON A VAN...BREAKING WINDOWS.

0307 PM     TSTM WND GST     2 W SPARLAND            41.03N 89.48W
06/08/2005  65 MPH           MARSHALL           IL   PUBLIC         

            TREE LIMBS DOWN IN SPARLAND, AND ALSO BETWEEN SPARLAND
            AND HENRY.

0330 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 S PETERSBURG          39.97N 89.85W
06/08/2005                   MENARD             IL   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            2 LARGE TREES DOWN ON ROUTE 97 AT NEW SALEM STATE PARK.

0333 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SPRINGFIELD             39.78N 89.64W
06/08/2005                   SANGAMON           IL   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            NUMEROUS TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES DOWN IN CITY OF
            SPRINGFIELD. POWER POLE DOWN AT WABASH AND I 72.

0335 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 E CHATHAM             39.67N 89.66W
06/08/2005                   SANGAMON           IL   PUBLIC         

            TREES DOWN AND A SIGN BLOWN DOWN AT A MIDDLE SCHOOL.

0350 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SPRINGFIELD             39.78N 89.64W
06/08/2005                   SANGAMON           IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NUMEROUS TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES DOWN, LAWRENCE AND
            MONROE...OFF OF VETERANS PARKWAY.

0400 PM     TSTM WND DMG     EDINBURG                39.66N 89.39W
06/08/2005                   CHRISTIAN          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            POWER LINES DOWN.

0415 PM     TSTM WND DMG     TAYLORVILLE             39.52N 89.26W
06/08/2005                   CHRISTIAN          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            POWER LINES DOWN.

0445 PM     TSTM WND GST     4 WSW PANA              39.36N 89.15W
06/08/2005  77 MPH           CHRISTIAN          IL   CO-OP OBSERVER 

            REPORTED IN ROSAMOND. TWO 100 FT TREES BLOWN OVER. POWER
            LINES DOWN. PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT DESTROYED. SWOP REPORT.

0458 PM     TSTM WND GST     5 W SHELBYVILLE         39.41N 88.90W
06/08/2005  57 MPH           SHELBY             IL   MESONET        

            TIME ESTIMATED.

0540 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 S ALTAMONT            38.99N 88.75W
06/08/2005                   EFFINGHAM          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            EMPTY SILO BLOWN OVER.

0550 PM     TSTM WND DMG     EFFINGHAM               39.12N 88.55W
06/08/2005                   EFFINGHAM          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            BRANCHES DOWN. POWER LINES DOWN.

0610 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 W FLORA               38.67N 88.52W
06/08/2005                   CLAY               IL   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            5 POWER POLES DOWN BETWEEN FLORA AND XENIA. POWER OUTAGES
            IN FLORA, XENIA, AND LOUISVILLE.

0625 PM     HAIL             3 NE ROSSVILLE          40.41N 87.63W
06/08/2005  0.75 INCH        VERMILION          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            EAST SIDE OF VERMILION COUNTY, BETWEEN ROSSVILLE AND
            HOOPESTON.

0625 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 NE ROSSVILLE          40.41N 87.63W
06/08/2005                   VERMILION          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            TREE LIMBS DOWN BETWEEN ROSSVILLE AND HOOPESTON.

0635 PM     TSTM WND DMG     NEWTON                  38.99N 88.16W
06/08/2005                   JASPER             IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            POWER LINES DOWN.

0225 AM     HAIL             METAMORA                40.79N 89.36W
06/09/2005  1.00 INCH        WOODFORD           IL   EMERGENCY MNGR 

 


 

Specific rainfall observations:

MAX/MIN TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE FOR CENTRAL ILLINOIS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
835 AM CDT THU JUN 09 2005

COOPERATIVE OBSERVER REPORTS
DATA ARE FOR THE 24-HOUR PERIOD ENDING AT 7 AM


.BR ILX 0609 C DH07/TX/TN/PP
:
:ID      LOCATION           TIME    HIGH  LOW  PCPN
:
:CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
AOAI2:  ALTONA          : DD090700/    /    /  0.70
AHNI2:  ATHENS 2SW      : DD090700/  89/  65/  0.37
ATNI2:  ATHENS 2N       : DD090700/    /    /  0.59
AVOI2:  AVON 5NE        : DD090700/    /    /  0.21
BTVI2:  BARTONVILLE 5SW : DD090700/    /    /  1.09
BLMI2:  BLOOMINGTON 5W  : DD090600/  95/  63/  0.21
BDFI2:  BRADFORD 3SSE   : DD090700/    /    /  0.94
BUFI2:  BUFFALO         : DD090700/    /    /  0.39
CMPI2:  CAMP GROVE 2SW  : DD090700/    /    /  0.11
CHPI2:  CHAPIN 4E       : DD090700/    /    /  0.32
CLTI2:  CLINTON 1SSW    : DD090700/    /    /  0.07
CFXI2:  COLFAX 2S       : DD090730/    /    /  0.01
CNGI2:  CONGERVILLE     : DD090800/  90/  61/  0.42
DHDI2:  DAHINDA 1NE     : DD090700/    /    /  0.59
DCAI2:  DECATUR 4N      : DD090700/  93/  64/  0.35
EURI2:  EUREKA          : DD090700/    /    /  0.20
FINI2:  FINDLAY 2NW     : DD090755/    /    /  0.08
GROI2:  GROVELAND 2WNW  : DD090700/    /    /  0.78
HVAI2:  HAVANA 4NNE     : DD090700/  94/  65/  0.25
JCKI2:  JACKSONVILLE 2  : DD090700/    /    /  0.44
LCOI2:  LACON 1N        : DD090700/    /    /  0.42
LEWI2:  LEWISTOWN       : DD090700/    /    /  0.22
ILX  :  LINCOLN         : DD090700/  93/  64/  0.33
LOAI2:  LOAMI 3SSW      : DD090700/  91/  65/  0.46
MACI2:  MACKINAW 1N     : DD090600/    /    /  1.01
MTAI2:  MARIETTA        : DD090700/    /    /  1.13
MSOI2:  MASON CITY 1E   : DD090700/  94/  66/  0.59
MINI2:  MINONK          : DD090700/  93/  62/  0.06
MTPI2:  MOUNT PULASKI   : DD090600/    /    /  0.25
MRTI2:  MORTON          : DD090700/    /    /  0.79
MQUI2:  MOWEAQUA        : DD090600/    /    /  0.15
PNAI2:  PANA            : DD090700/  91/  63/  0.02
PEII2:  PEORIA ARPT 3SW : DD090700/    /    /  0.30
PETI2:  PETERSBURG      : DD090700/    /    /  0.66
PRCI2:  PRAIRIE CITY 2S : DD090600/  89/  66/  0.89
PRII2:  PRINCEVILLE     : DD090700/  91/  63/  0.84
RVTI2:  RIVERTON        : DD090600/    /    /  0.11
SDVI2:  ST DAVID        : DD090700/    /    /  0.40
SBYI2:  SHELBYVILLE     : DD090600/    /    /  0.30
SPKI2:  SOUTH PEKIN 2E  : DD090700/  91/  64/  0.88
SFDI2:  SPRINGFIELD 2   : DD090700/  90/  66/  0.44
STFI2:  STANFORD 2S     : DD090700/    /    /  0.39
LTRI2:  TAYLORVILLE 2ENE: DD090700/    /    /  0.17
TOUI2:  TOULON 2SSW     : DD090700/    /    /  0.31
VREI2:  VIRGINIA        : DD090700/    /    /  0.60
WSHI2:  WASHINGTON 2WSW : DD090600/    /    /  0.68
WNRI2:  WINCHESTER      : DD090700/  89/  65/  0.41
:
:EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
ARCI2:  ARCOLA          : DD090700/    /    /  0.23
CRSI2:  CHARLESTON      : DD090700/    /    /  0.11
DNVI2:  DANVILLE        : DD090630/    /    /  0.06
FISI2:  FISHER          : DD090700/    /    /  0.08
HOPI2:  HOOPESTON 1NE   : DD090700/    /    /  0.36
WORI2:  LOVINGTON       : DD090700/    /    /  0.34
MHTI2:  MAHOMET         : DD090700/    /    /  0.12
MOOI2:  MATTOON         : DD090700/    /    /  0.06
OGDI2:  OGDEN           : DD090600/  90/  68/  0.03
PWWI2:  PARIS WW        : DD090700/  88/  67/  0.00
PNFI2:  PENFIELD 4N     : DD090700/    /    /  0.19
PHLI2:  PHILO           : DD090700/    /    /  0.01
SILI2:  SULLIVAN 3S     : DD090700/  89/  64/  0.03
TUSI2:  TUSCOLA         : DD090700/  91/  65/  0.01
URBI2:  URBANA          : DD090700/    /    /  0.02
WNSI2:  WINDSOR 7SE     : DD090700/  91/  63/  1.00
:
:SOUTHEASTERN ILLINOIS...
CHNI2:  CALHOUN 5SE     : DD090700/    /    /  0.27
CASI2:  CASEY           : DD090730/    /    /  0.23
CLRI2:  CLAREMONT 6N    : DD090700/    /    /  0.05
EFFI2:  EFFINGHAM       : DD090700/  93/  62/  0.35
EFMI2:  EFFINGHAM SE    : DD090700/    /    /  0.92
HUTI2:  HUTSONVILLE     : DD090700/  87/  67/  0.03
LWVI2:  LAWRENCEVILLE   : DD090600/  91/  69/  0.90
NTNI2:  NEWTON          : DD090700/    /    /  0.40
RBSI2:  ROBINSON        : DD090700/  91/  64/  0.13
.END
 


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