November 15, 2005 Tornadic Event over Marion County Illinois
Damage Map
Tornadic Damage Path of the Omega Illinois Tornado which began at 2:35 PM CST 15 November 2005 over northeast Marion County Illinois. The damage was rated between F0 and F1 intensity.
Tree Damage
Tree damage along the west side of Stephan A. Forbes State Park.
Home Damage 1
Damage to a home along Meacham Road northeast of the Forbes State Park in northeast Marion County Illinois. All of the windows were blown out while parts of the roof was displaced northeast across an open farm field. Viewing west.
Machine Shed 1
A machine shed was completely destroyed by the tornado on the farmstead on Meacham Road . Viewing southwest.
Debris NE of Machine Shed
Debris field from the machine shed and a motor home across Meacham Road and in the open field. Viewing to the northeast.
FarmStead 2
Damage to a second farmstead along the south side of Butts Road. Damage was confined to the roof of the home. One machine shed was totally destroyed while a second machine shed sustained varying degrees of damage. Viewing southeast.
Debris Field from Farmstead 2
Debris field from the machine sheds and home across Butts Road. Viewing to the northeast.
Farmstead 3
Another home was damaged along the north side of Butts Road. The roof of the home was completely uplifted and tossed 50 to 70 yards to the northeast. Several large oak trees were either snapped or uprooted in the vicinity of the home. Viewing northeast.
FarmStead 3 Home
Inside the home on the third farmstead. Note the television and VCR remains intact on a supporting shelf. The television and VCR were not damaged. Viewing northwest.
(Far Left) Reflectivity image for 234 PM from KLSX. Bowing segment moving across much of Marion County Illinois. A semi was overturned by the high winds on I-57 just west of Salem Illinois. (Near Left) Storm-relative velocity image for 234 PM CST. (Click on image for a larger image).
(Far Left) Reflectivity image for 239 PM from KLSX. Bowing segment moving across the northeast and eastern part of Marion County Illinois. (Near left) Storm-relative velocity image for 239 PM CST. A weak mesovortex is located near the leading edge of the comma-head part of the storm. This feature appeared to spawn a weak tornado. (Click on image for a larger image). is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.