Galva/Kewanee IL Nov. 22 Storm Damage Survey

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL
350 PM CST TUE NOV 23 2010

...STORM SURVEY RESULTS FOR NOVEMBER 22ND IN HENRY COUNTY ILLINOIS...

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM MOVED ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN HENRY COUNTY
ILLINOIS BETWEEN 200 PM AND 245 PM MONDAY NOVEMBER 22ND 2010. THIS
STORM PRODUCED A SWATH OF SIGNIFICANT STRAIGHT LINE WIND
DAMAGE...ASSOCIATED WITH DOWNDRAFT WINDS.

...HENRY COUNTY ILLINOIS DOWNBURST...

*LOCATION...1 MILE SOUTH OF GALVA ILLINOIS TO 3 MILES EAST
 SOUTHEAST OF KEWANEE ILLINOIS.
 
*TIME...ESTIMATED BETWEEN 2 PM AND 245 PM.
 
*ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100 MPH.
 
*DAMAGE...TREE DAMAGE WAS FIRST NOTED AT THE GALVA CEMETERY JUST
 SOUTH OF THE COUNTY LINE...WHERE ROUGHLY 10 PINE TREES WERE
 EITHER SNAPPED AT THE BASE OR UPROOTED. THE LARGEST OF WHICH WAS
 ABOUT 2 FT IN DIAMETER...AND TOSSED 25 YARDS TO THE EAST. ABOUT A
 DOZEN OF THE TALLER HEADSTONES WERE TOPPLED FROM THEIR BASES.
 FARTHER NORTHEAST SHEET METAL WAS TORN FROM THE ROOF OF A TYSON
 BUILDING...AND SCATTERED INTO THE SURROUNDING FIELDS A QUARTER
 MILE TO THE EAST. OFF OF ROUTE 78...SOUTHEAST OF KEWANEE...A HALF
 DOZEN PINE TREES WERE SNAPPED AT THE TRUNK...WITH SURROUNDING
 TALL GRASS MATTED DOWN TO THE EAST. FARTHER DOWN THE ROAD TO THE
 EAST A CORN CRIB WAS DESTROYED WHEN IT SHIFTED OFF ITS
 FOUNDATION. CONTINUING EAST THERE WERE ROUGHLY 40 TREES IN A 35
 YEAR OLD WIND BREAK THAT WERE SNAPPED AT THE TRUNKS. HERE THERE
 WAS ALSO HAIL DAMAGE NOTED...WITH CHIPPED PAINT ON WEST FACING
 WALLS AND SCARRED TREE TRUNKS. ENDING 3 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF
 KEWANEE...A BARN ROOF WAS MOSTLY RIPPED OFF...SCATTERING DEBRIS A
 COUPLE HUNDRED YARDS TO THE EAST. BASED ON THE DAMAGE...WINDS
 WERE ESTIMATED TO BE BETWEEN 80 TO 100 MPH OVER THIS STRETCH OF
 SOUTHEASTERN HENRY COUNTY ILLINOIS.
 
 
Hail damage to the west side of one of the outbuildings.
 
 

 

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