Illinois Weather Trivia for May 12th

A tornado, which peaked at F4 intensity, touched down in Vermilion County near Armstrong, and passed between Alvin and Rossville before moving into Indiana. At least 5 houses were destroyed, two of which were totally swept away. Three people were killed. Five other strong tornadoes occurred across Illinois that day: two near Mt. Carroll, one near Odell, one near Jacksonville, and one in Iroquois County.
A severe thunderstorm spawned a tornado which moved across 31 miles of Macoupin and Montgomery Counties. The tornado touched down near Shipman and lifted northeast of Farmersville, causing $245,000 damage. Later, a second tornado moved through Decatur, damaging 43 residences and 3 mobile homes.
Severe thunderstorms produced hail up to 2.5 inches in diameter from Eureka to Roanoke (Woodford County), causing $300,000 damage to 100 cars. This was part of a cluster of severe thunderstorms, producing hail in a large area from the Illinois River to the Indiana border. Weak tornadoes were also procued near Hartsburg (Logan County) and Dawson (Sangamon County). is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.
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