November 17th, 2013:  EF-2 Tornadoes

LaSalle/Livingston

Coal City/Diamond

Manhattan/Frankfort

EF-1  Tornadoes    |     EF-0 Tornadoes


LaSalle-Livingston County

Washington IL Tornado Track to East of Long Point IL

.CONTINUATION OF THE WASHINGTON IL TORNADO TO LONG POINT IL...

RATING:                 EF-2*
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    111-135 MPH*
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  11.7 MILES*
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             NONE
INJURIES:               NONE

START DATE:             NOV 17 2013
START TIME:             1133 AM CST*
START LOCATION:         4 MILES S OF RUTLAND IL*
START LAT/LON:          40.5260/-89.0363*

END DATE:               NOV 17 2013
END TIME:               1147 AM CST
END LOCATION:           3 MILES E OF LONG POINT IL
END_LAT/LON:            41.0063/-88.8439

* DISCUSSION: THIS TORNADO HAD A CONTINUOUS PATH FROM TAZEWELL
COUNTY AND HAD A MAXIMUM INTENSITY OF EF-4...THOUGH EF-2 DAMAGE
WAS THE MAXIMUM FOUND IN LASALLE AND LIVINGSTON COUNTIES. THE
TOTAL TORNADO PATH LENGTH WAS 46.2 MILES. FOR DETAILS OF THE
TORNADO PRIOR TO ENTERING LASALLE COUNTY SEE INFORMATION FROM NWS
LINCOLN IL.

THE TORNADO ENTERED LA SALLE COUNTY APPROXIMATELY HALF A MILE
EAST OF STATE ROUTE 251 NORTH OF MINONK WHERE SEVERAL POWER POLES
WERE SNAPPED AT THE BASE ALONG COUNTY LINE ROAD. ON E 7TH
ROAD...A HOME HAD LARGE PORTIONS OF THE ROOF REMOVED. SMALL
OUTBUILDINGS WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED. MORE POWER POLES WERE
SNAPPED ON E 8TH ROAD AND AGAIN ON N 2ND ROAD NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF E 10TH ROAD. A MACHINERY SHED WAS COMPLETELY
DESTROYED ON N 2ND ROAD ABOUT HALF A MILE WEST OF DANA. A LARGE
SHED HOUSING A FIRE ENGINE WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED WITH THE FIRE
ENGINE ROLLED ONTO ITS SIDE ON LONG POINT BLACKTOP ROAD NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF N 400 EAST ROAD. ON THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF THAT
INTERSECTION...A WOODED AREA SAW EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE WITH
NUMEROUS TREES SHEARED OFF ABOUT 20 TO 30 FT FROM THEIR BASE. THE
DAMAGE PATH ABRUPTLY ENDED ABOUT HALF A MILE NORTH OF LONG POINT
BLACKTOP ROAD BETWEEN N 450 EAST ROAD AND ROUTE 23.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
.SATELLITE TORNADO EAST OF DANA ILLINOIS SOUTH OF LONG TRACKED
TORNADO...
RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             NONE
INJURIES:               NONE
START DATE:             NOV 17 2013
START TIME:             1143 AM CST
START LOCATION:         1 E DANA IL
START LAT/LON:          40.9587 / -88.9251
END DATE:               NOV 17 2013
END TIME:               1146 AM CST
END LOCATION:           2 SSE LONG POINT IL
END_LAT/LON:            40.9800 / -88.8840
* DISCUSSION: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS RECEIVED STORM
CHASER VIDEO OF A SATELLITE TORNADO WHICH FORMED SOUTH OF THE
LONG TRACKED TORNADO THAT MOVED FROM WASHINGTON ILLINOIS INTO
EXTREME SOUTHERN LASALLE AND SOUTHWEST LIVINGSTON COUNTY. THIS
TORNADO ONLY LAST A FEW MINUTES AND NO DAMAGE HAS BEEN CONFIRMED
WITH THIS SECOND BRIEF TORNADO.
  

Photos

Dana

Dana

Long Point Area

Dana Area

Dana Area

Long Point Area


 

 

Grundy-Will County

Coal City/Diamond Tornado

...EF-2 TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR COAL CITY...

* EVENT TYPE: EF-2 TORNADO

* INJURIES: 3

* ESTIMATED BEGIN TIME/LOCATION: 11/17/2013...1222 PM CST
                                 3 MILES SSW OF COAL CITY IL
                                 LAT 41.24 LON -88.30

* ESTIMATED END TIME/LOCATION:  11/17/2013...1233 PM CST
                                4 MILES NNE OF WILMINGTON IL
                                LAT 41.35 LON -88.13

* PATH LENGTH:  12.9 MILES

* MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WIND SPEED: 122 MPH

* MAXIMUM ESTIMATED PATH WIDTH:  200 YARDS

* DISCUSSION:  THE TORNADO FORMED JUST NORTHWEST OF THE INTERSECTION
OF E BRACEVILLE RD AND S CARBON HILL RD WHERE SEVERAL SOFTWOOD TREES
WERE UPROOTED. THE TORNADO THEN QUICKLY MOVED NORTHEAST JUST NORTH
OF E REED RD WHERE A FAMILY RESIDENCE SUSTAINED VISIBLE DAMAGE TO
ITS EXTERIOR...AND A METAL BUILDING SUSTAINED ROOF AND EXTERIOR WALL
DAMAGE. DAMAGE AT THIS LOCATION WAS CONSISTENT WITH ESTIMATED WINDS
OF 95 MPH OBSERVED AT THIS LOCATION.

A SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE SUSTAINED CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF BERTA ROAD AND SPRING ROAD WHERE TWO PEOPLE WERE
INJURED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED INTO A SUBDIVISION NORTH OF SPRING
ROAD WHERE WIDESPREAD MINOR DAMAGE OCCURRED. SEVERAL HOMES RECEIVED
MORE SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE INCLUDING PARTIAL LOSS OF ROOFS AND SECOND
STORY WALLS. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST ACROSS COUNTY LINE
ROAD. CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE OCCURRED TO BUSINESSES ALONG DIVISION
STREET BETWEEN COUNTY LINE ROAD AND I-55 INCLUDING AN RV STORE WHERE
NUMEROUS VEHICLES WERE DAMAGED.

CONSISTENT EF-2 DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED JUST NORTHWEST OF THE RT 113 AND
I-55 INTERSECTION...WHERE A HOUSE OBSERVED SIGNIFICANT EXTERIOR
DAMAGE. THE TORNADO LOST INTENSITY AS IT TRACKED JUST WEST
OF I-55 CAUSING WIDESPREAD TREE DAMAGE...BEFORE CROSSING I-55 NEAR
WIDOWS RD WHERE SEVERAL HARDWOOD TREES WERE UPROOTED. THE TORNADO
CONTINUED NORTHEAST AFFECTING A PHEASANT FARM...BEFORE FURTHER
WEAKENING AS IT MOVED NORTHEAST INTO THE MIDEWIN TALLGRASS PRAIRIE.
FURTHER DAMAGE TO SEVERAL METAL STRUCTURES WERE OBSERVED JUST WEST
OF RT 53 WITHIN THE MIDEWIN PRAIRIE...BEFORE LIFTING EAST OF RT 53.

Photos

Coal City

Dana

Coal City

Diamond Area


 

 

Will County

Manhattan/Frankfort Tornado

...EF-2 TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR MANHATTAN AND FRANKFORT IL...

* EVENT TYPE:  EF-2 TORNADO.

* INJURIES:  NONE.

* ESTIMATED BEGIN TIME/LOCATION: 11/17/2013...1242 PM CST
                                 3 MILES SE OF MANHATTAN IL
                                 LAT 41.41 LON -87.93

* ESTIMATED END TIME/LOCATION:  11/17/2013...1248 PM CST
                                2 MILES SSW OF FRANKFORT IL
                                LAT 41.47 LON -87.87

* PATH LENGTH:  5.5 MILES

* MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WIND SPEED: 125 MPH

* MAXIMUM ESTIMATED PATH WIDTH:  200 YARDS.

* DISCUSSION: A SEPARATE TORNADO FORMED FROM THE SAME THUNDERSTORM
WHICH PRODUCED THE COAL CITY TORNADO...TOUCHING DOWN SOUTH OF W
BRUNS RD AND EAST OF S KANKAKEE ST SOUTHEAST OF MANHATTAN ILLINOIS.
THIS SEPARATE TORNADO RAPIDLY INTENSIFIED CAUSING EXTENSIVE DAMAGE
TO 5 HOUSES ALONG W BRUNS RD...WITH THIS DAMAGE CAUSING THEM TO BE
UNINHABITABLE. NORTH OF THIS HOUSE DAMAGE...4 HIGH TENSION POWER
LINE TOWERS WERE BENT. EF-2 DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED AT THIS LOCATION
WITH WINDS ESTIMATED AT 125 MPH. DAMAGE TO MULTIPLE TREES AND POWER
LINES WERE OBSERVED AS THIS TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST...BEFORE
REACHING W DRALLE RD WHERE CONSISTENT STRUCTURE DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED.
DAMAGE TO TWO HOUSES WAS OBSERVED ALONG THIS ROAD WITH DAMAGE ALSO
SUSTAINED TO AN ADJACENT BARN TO THE NORTH. A SEPARATE FARM TO THE
NORTHEAST ALONG S SCHEER RD HAD ROOF DAMAGE TO THE
RESIDENCE...DAMAGE TO A METAL BARN...AND TREE DAMAGE ALL CONSISTENT
OF EF-1 INTENSITY. AS THE TORNADO WEAKENED ALONG RT 45...DAMAGE TO
ONE METAL STRUCTURE WAS ALSO OBSERVED...BEFORE THIS TORNADO LIFTED
JUST SOUTH OF W STEGER RD.

 


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