Southern Dwight, IL Tornado - June 5, 2010
|Maximum Tornado Intensity:||EF-2|
|Estimated Maximum Winds:||125 mph|
|Estimated Maximum Path Width:||300 yards|
|Tornado Path Length:||5.8 miles|
|Tornado Began:||9:12 PM CDT|
|Tornado Lifted:||9:22 PM CDT|
The beginning of the Dwight tornado occurred at around 9:17 PM CDT about 6 miles west of Dwight and about a quarter mile south of IL Route 17. On N 2100 E Rd 0.3 miles south of IL Route 17 a farm house sustained damage to windows, siding, and shingles with many tree branches nearby snapped off. The tornado at this point was rated EF1, with a path width of 70 yards. Debris were spread 200 yards across the field at N 2300E Rd.
The tornado proceeded to strike the golf course at N 2400 E Rd where numerous large trees were snapped and uprooted. Golf card sheds were unroofed or severely damaged. At this point the tornado was rated low end EF-2 with a path width of 300 yards. The tornado then moved east across I-55 and moved into Dwight, damaging a lumber yard. At Williams Street and old route 66 a mobile home park was hit. Six people were injured, one seriously, and a dozen mobile homes were destroyed, with several more significantly damaged. Damage here was rated EF-2. Large trees were uprooted and power poles were snapped at the railroad tracks. At a ball field a little farther east, trees and fences were damaged. Slightly farther east, there was minor damage to a church and the high school auditorium roof. A storage garage was destroyed at the high school.
Picture of Dwight, IL tornadoes on Rt. 17 looking east, 1 mile west of Dwight. Taken by Peter Nichols. June 5, 2010
Huge wall cloud, 2 tornadoes, and funnel cloud to right.
Map of the two tornado tracks in Dwight, IL on June 5, 2010