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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...(PRELIMINARY)
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
1225 AM CST FRI MAR 17 2006

...DAMAGE SURVEY INFORMATION FOR THE EARLY EVENING OF MARCH 12 2006
TORNADOES OVER NORTHERN CALHOUN...EXTREME SOUTHEAST PIKE AND
NORTHERN GREENE COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS...

PERSONNEL FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES IN ST LOUIS AND
PADUCAH CONDUCTED A DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OVER NORTHERN CALHOUN..EXTREME
SOUTHEAST PIKE AND NORTHERN GREENE COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS.

THREE TORNADOES WERE UNCOVERED OVER THESE AREAS.

THE FIRST TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF
HILLCREST AND BELLEVIEW ROADS ON FARMERS RIDGE OR 5 MILES NORTHWEST
OF KAMPSVILLE IN NORTH CENTRAL CALHOUN COUNTY AT APPROXIMATELY 7:04
PM CST. THE TORNADO DAMAGED A MACHINE SHED..ONE OTHER SMALLER
OUTBUILDING AND DOWNED A FEW LARGE TREES. THE TORNADO LIFTED AND
TOUCHED DOWN A SECOND TIME NEAR HIGHWAY 100 OR 4 MILES SOUTH OF THE
TOWN OF PEARL ILLINOIS. THE TORNADO DAMAGED A BARN AND DOWNED A
NUMBER OF LARGE TREES. THE DAMAGE PATHS AT BOTH LOCATIONS WERE LESS
THAN 100 YARDS LONG AND 40 YARDS WIDE. THE DAMAGE WAS RATED F0.

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AGAIN ON A FARMSTEAD IN THE FLOODPLAIN 2.5
MILES SOUTHWEST OF HILLVIEW ILLINOIS IN GREENE COUNTY. TWO MACHINE
SHEDS WERE DESTROYED WHILE A HOUSE SUSTAINED ROOF..WINDOW AND SIDING
DAMAGE. THE TORNADO PATH AT THIS LOCATION WAS OVER 100 YARDS WHILE
THE DAMAGE WIDTH WAS LESS THAN 50 YARDS. THE DAMAGE WAS RATED F1 AT
THIS LOCATION.

THE TORNADO MOVED ACROSS THE TOWN OF HILLVIEW ILLINOIS AT
APPROXIMATELY 7:15 PM CST. A NUMBER OF HOMES SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE
WHILE ONE TWO STORY BRICK BUILDING WAS DAMAGED. SEVERAL LARGE LIMBS
AND A FEW LARGE TREES WERE ALSO DOWN IN TOWN. THE WIDTH OF THE
DAMAGE AREA WAS APPROXIMATELY 100 YARDS AND THE DAMAGE INTENSITY WAS
F0.

THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO MOVE NORTHEAST AN LAY A CONTINOUS PATH OF
MAINLY TREE DAMAGE FROM HILLVIEW TO PATTERSON ILLINOIS. TWO MACHINE
SHEDS AT A FARMSTEAD 2 MILES SOUTHWEST OF PATTERSON WERE DESTROYED.
THE WIDTH OF THE DAMAGE AREA WAS 75 YARDS WIDE AND WAS RATED F0 -
F1. IN THE TOWN OF PATTERSON A NUMBER OF HOMES SUSTAINED VARYING
DEGREES OF DAMAGE WHILE ONE HOUSE TRAILER WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED.

THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO MOVE NORTHEAST OVER FARMLANDS NORTHEAST OF
PATTERSON TO 1.0 MILE NORTH NORTHEAST OF THE SMALL COMMUNITY OF
BARROW. SEVERAL LARGE GRAIN SILOS AND MACHINE SHEDS WERE DESTROYED
WHILE TWO FARM HOMES SUSTAINED VARYING DEGREES OF DAMAGE. DEBRIS
FROM THE SILOS AND MACHINE SHEDS WERE TOSSED 1/8 TO 1/4 MILE TO THE
NORTHEAST. THE TORNADO ALSO DOWNED OVER A MILE OF HIGH VOLTAGE POWER
LINES ALONG HIGHWAY 106. THE TORNADO MOVED ACROSS THE GREENE - SCOTT
COUNTY LINE JUST EAST OF QUEEN ROAD...2.5 MILES SOUTHWEST MANCHESTER
ILLINOIS. THE WIDTH OF THE DAMAGE AREA RANGED FROM 75 TO 100 YARDS
WHILE THE DAMAGE INTENSITY NORTHEAST OF BARROW WAS RATED F2. THE
TOTAL DAMAGE TRACK OF THE FIRST TORNADO WAS 22 MILES.

A SECOND TORNADO FORMED 0.75 MILES SOUTH OF THE FIRST TORNADO
APPROXIMATELY 2.0 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BARROW AT 7:20 PM CST. THIS
TORNADO INITIALLY DAMAGED A FEW MACHINE SHEDS AND GRAIN SILOS WEST
OF HIGHWAY 106 THEN TRAVELED THROUGH THE TOWN OF BARROW...INJURING
TWO PEOPLE...DESTROYING TWO HOUSE TRAILERS AND DAMAGING A NUMBER OF
HOMES IN TOWN. THE SECOND TORNADO CONTINUED TO PARALLEL THE FIRST
TORNADO THEN LIFTED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROADS 2550E AND
2750N OR 1.0 MILE EAST NORTHEAST OF BARROW. THE DAMAGE WIDTH OF THIS
TORNADO WAS APPROXIMATELY 100 YARDS AND TOTAL DAMAGE LENGTH WAS 3.5
MILES. THE DAMAGE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS TORNADO WAS RATED F1.

A WITNESS IN THE TOWN OF BARROW SAW BOTH OF THESE TORNADOES ON THE
GROUND AT THE SAME TIME.

A THIRD TORNADO FORMED 0.25 MILE NORTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF 2700N
AND HIGHWAY 106... 1.0 MILE NORTHWEST OF BARROW AT APPROXIMATELY
7:20 PM CST. THIS TORNADO WAS APPROXIMATELY 0.25 MILE NORTH OF THE
FIRST TORNADO DAMAGE TRACK AND ALSO PARALLELED THE FIRST DAMAGE
TRACK. ONE HOME ON THE FARMSTEAD SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE WHILE TWO
MACHINE SHEDS WERE DESTROYED. THREE OTHER MACHINE SHEDS WERE
DESTROYED BY THIS TORNADO SOUTH OF THE GREENE - SCOTT COUNTY LINE.
THE TOTAL DAMAGE TRACK OF THE THIRD TORNADO WAS 2 MILES WHILE THE
DAMAGE WIDTH WAS 75 YARDS. THE DAMAGE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS TORNADO
WAS F1 INTENSITY.

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