NWS Lincoln Damage Assessment Results for 2/20 Tornado event


...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR FEBRUARY 20, 2014 TORNADO EVENT...

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has confirmed that 7 tornadoes touched down across

central and east-central Illinois during the late afternoon hours of February 20th.

   

1) Divernon, IL Tornado (Sangamon County)
 
RATING:                               EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:     80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:   0.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:    75 YARDS
FATALITIES:                         0
INJURIES:                            0
 
START DATE:                      Feb 20, 2014
START TIME:                       3:43 pm CST
START LOCATION:              1.7 miles east of Divernon
 
END DATE:                         Feb 20, 2014
END TIME:                          3:44 pm CST
END LOCATION:                 1.9 miles east of Divernon
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: Tornado tore off a barn roof.
 
 
 
2) Mechanicsburg, IL Tornado (Sangamon County)
 
RATING:                               EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:   9 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:    300 YARDS
FATALITIES:                         0
INJURIES:                            0
 
START DATE:                      Feb 20, 2014
START TIME:                       3:57 pm CST
START LOCATION:              4 miles south of Mechanicsburg
 
END DATE:                         Feb 20, 2014
END TIME:                          4:06 pm CST
END LOCATION:                 2.7 miles west-northwest of Illiopolis
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: Tornado damaged numerous outbuildings, roofs of
several homes, flipped over a trailer, snapped multiple power poles,
and damaged numerous trees.
 
 
 
3) Concord to Arenzville, IL Tornado (Morgan Co. into Cass Co.)
 
RATING:                               EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:     80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:   5.6 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:    50 YARDS
FATALITIES:                         0
INJURIES:                            0
 
START DATE:                      Feb 20, 2014
START TIME:                       2:54 pm CST
START LOCATION:              2.5 miles northwest of Concord
 
END DATE:                         Feb 20, 2014
END TIME:                          3:00 pm CST
END LOCATION:                 2.3 miles east of Arenzville
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: Courtesy of Morgan County Emergency Management Agency.
No damage reported.
 
 
 
4) Chrisman, IL Tornado (Edgar County)
 
RATING:                               EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:     80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:   2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:    75 YARDS
FATALITIES:                          0
INJURIES:                             0
 
START DATE:                       Feb 20, 2014
START TIME:                        5:43 pm CST
START LOCATION:               3.4 miles west-southwest of Chrisman
 
END DATE:                          Feb 20, 2014
END TIME:                           5:45 pm CST
END LOCATION:                   2.1 miles west-northwest of Chrisman
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: Courtesy of Edgar County Emergency Management Agency
and the Chrisman Fire Department. A rain wrapped tornado developed about
3.4 miles west-southwest of Chrisman. It crossed U.S. Route 36 near 1275th
and tracked another 1.5 miles, dissipating before it reached 1400th Street.
No damage was reported.
 

5) Pana to north of Tower Hill, IL Tornado (Christian and Shelby Counties)

RATING:                               EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:     115 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:   12.1 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:     200 YARDS
FATALITIES:                          0
INJURIES:                             1

START DATE:                        FEB 20, 2014
START TIME:                         4:20 PM CST
START LOCATION:                2.8 MILES SOUTH OF PANA

END DATE:                           FEB 20, 2014
END TIME:                            4:32 PM CST
END LOCATION:                   3.1 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF WESTERVELT

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO DEVELOPED WITHIN ONE-QUARTER MILE OF THE
CHRISTIAN COUNTY LINE, ABOUT 2.8 MILES SOUTH OF PANA. THE TORNADO
DAMAGED SEVERAL PROPERTIES TO THE SOUTH AND EAST OF PANA, BEFORE IT
CROSSED THE CHRISTIAN/SHELBY COUNTY LINE ABOUT 3 MILES EAST OF PANA
AROUND 4:24 PM. THE TORNADO INCREASED IN INTENSITY AFTER IT CROSSED
INTO WESTERN SHELBY COUNTY, DOING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO THE ROOF OF
A HOUSE AND CAUSING ONE MINOR INJURY ABOUT 3 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST
OF TOWER HILL. THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO THE NORTHEAST, DISSIPATING
NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROADS 1700 NORTH AND 1200 EAST, OR
ROUGHLY 3 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF WESTERVELT AT 4:32 PM.

 

6) Findlay, IL Tornado (Shelby County)

RATING:                              EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:                        0
INJURIES:                           0

START DATE:                      FEB 20, 2014
START TIME:                       4:39 PM CST
START LOCATION:              3.3 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF FINDLAY

END DATE:                         FEB 20, 2014
END TIME:                          4:40 PM CST
END LOCATION:                  3.1 MILES WEST OF FINDLAY

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE FINDLAY FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORTED A BRIEF TORNADO
TOUCHDOWN IN AN OPEN FIELD, JUST SOUTHWEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF
ILLINOIS ROUTE 128 AND COUNTY ROAD 2100 NORTH. THE TORNADO WAS ON
THE GROUND FOR A LITTLE OVER ONE-QUARTER MILE AND DISSIPATED. THERE
WAS NO DAMAGE REPORTED.

 

7) Shumway, IL Tornado (Effingham County)

RATING:                              EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:                        0
INJURIES:                           0

START DATE:                      FEB 20, 2014
START TIME:                       4:54 PM CST
START LOCATION:              4 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF SHUMWAY

END DATE:                         FEB 20, 2014
END TIME:                          4:56 PM CST
END LOCATION:                 3 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF SHUMWAY

SURVEY SUMMARY: A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN AN OPEN FIELD ABOUT
4 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF SHUMWAY. THE TORNADO TRACKED TO THE
NORTHEAST, AND CROSSED ILLINOIS ROUTE 33 BETWEEN SHUMWAY AND BEECHER
CITY. THE TORNADO SNAPPED SEVERAL POWER POLES AS IT CROSSED THE
HIGHWAY. THE TORNADO DISSIPATED IN AN OPEN FIELD ABOUT 3 MILES
WEST-NORTHWEST OF SHUMWAY.

 

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES
TORNADOES INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

 
 
 


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