Figure 1: Detailed damage map of the wind and tornado damage in Perry, Illinois on September 30th, 2007
Figure 2: One of two house trailers damaged by the weak tornado in the southeast part of town. Three homes along the path of the tornado sustained light damage - mainly window and shingle damage. (Viewing southeast).
Figure 3: One of several large trees down in the vicinity of the mobile homes in the southeast part of the town (Viewing southeast).
Figure 4: Part of the roof of a small barn was uplifted and thrown to the northeast some 100 yards. The barn was located in the southeast part of town. (Viewing east northeast).
Figure 5: More tree damage over the southeast part of town. (Viewing north-northeast).
Figure 6: One of two vehicles damaged from large fallen tree limbs. Again in the southeast part of town.
Figure 7: Reflectivity image at 9:11 PM CDT. We are observing the development of a bow echo storm over northern and central Pike County Illinois.
Figure 8: Doppler velocity image at 9:11 PM CDT. Note the circulation (mesovortex) southwest of Perry, Illinois.
Figure 9: Reflectivity image at 9:16 PM CDT. The bow echo continues to move east and a tornado forms near the leading edge of the storm.
Figure 10: Doppler velocity image at 9:16 PM CDT. Note the circulation at this time near Perry, Illinois.
Figure 11: Reflectivity image taken at 9:20 PM CDT. The bow echo storm continues to move to the east-northeast into southern Brown and northern Scott counties in west-central Illinois.
Figure 12: Doppler velocity image at 9:20 PM CDT.

NWS
St. Louis, Missouri


Tornado and Wind Event
over Perry, Illinois
September 30th, 2007

A bow echo moved through parts of northern Pike County Illinois and surrounding areas during the evening of September 30th, 2007. A weak tornado touched down across the southern part of Perry, Illinois causing structural and tree damage. Downburst wind damage was noted to the southwest of Perry, Illinois.

Damage Map of tornado in Perry, Illinois September 30th, 2007
Mobile home damaged
Tree damage

Barn damage

More tree damage

Car damaged by fallen tree limb

Radar image at 911 pm CDT

Radar velocity image at 911 pm CDT

Radar image at 916 pm CDT

Radar velocity image at 916 pm CDT

Radar image at 920 pm CDT

Radar velocity image at 920 pm CDT


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