Severe weather reports from Saturday Dec 27

A powerful cold front produced a line of severe thunderstorms which tracked across central 
and southeast Illinois on Saturday afternoon. Spring-like moisture levels with dewpoints in
the 50s, along with very strong wind fields in the low levels of the atmosphere helped to
intensify the storms which produced winds in excess of 60 mph. In addition, widespread
rainfall of 1 to 2 inches created localized flash flooding and significant rises on area rivers.
Here is a list of preliminary Local Storm Reports from Saturday:  

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL 912 AM CST SUN DEC 28 2008 ..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON... ..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... ..REMARKS.. 1109 AM TSTM WND DMG LITTLETON 40.23N 90.62W 12/27/2008 SCHUYLER IL LAW ENFORCEMENT ROOF BLOWN OFF BARN 1118 AM TSTM WND DMG 1 W TABLE GROVE 40.37N 90.44W 12/27/2008 FULTON IL EMERGENCY MNGR BARN DESTROYED. 1120 AM TSTM WND DMG KNOXVILLE 40.91N 90.29W 12/27/2008 KNOX IL LAW ENFORCEMENT SEMI BLOWN OVER AND ROOF OFF A LUMBER YARD NEAR I-74. 1130 AM TSTM WND DMG KILBOURNE 40.15N 90.01W 12/27/2008 MASON IL EMERGENCY MNGR 30 UTILITY POLES BLOWN DOWN ON 600 NORTH NEAR KILBOURNE. 1143 AM TSTM WND GST CHAPIN 39.77N 90.40W 12/27/2008 E60.00 MPH MORGAN IL MESONET LARGE TREE LIMBS DOWN 1144 AM TSTM WND DMG 1 N DUNCAN MILLS 40.35N 90.18W 12/27/2008 FULTON IL EMERGENCY MNGR ESTIMATED WIND SPEED OF 60 MPH. DAMAGE REPORTED WITH ROOF OFF OF BARN AND SMALL SHED DESTROYED. 1200 PM TSTM WND DMG 4 WSW TRIVOLI 40.67N 89.95W 12/27/2008 PEORIA IL EMERGENCY MNGR MULTIPLE POWER POLES DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF DOWNS SCHOOL ROAD AND WASSON ROAD IN SOUTHWEST PEORIA COUNTY. 1200 PM TSTM WND DMG 3 ESE TOULON 41.08N 89.81W 12/27/2008 STARK IL LAW ENFORCEMENT OUTBUILDING DAMAGED BETWEEN TOULON AND WYOMING. 1200 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 W CANTON 40.56N 90.06W 12/27/2008 FULTON IL EMERGENCY MNGR BACK WINDOW BLOW OUT OF SPOTTERS TRUCK. TIME ESTIMATED. 1201 PM TSTM WND DMG CANTON 40.56N 90.04W 12/27/2008 FULTON IL MESONET SHINGLES BLOWN OFF HOUSE AND TREE LIMBS ON POWER LINES 1205 PM TSTM WND GST 8 E PETERSBURG 40.01N 89.70W 12/27/2008 E71.00 MPH MENARD IL MESONET WIND SENSOR MEASURED 71 MPH BEFORE THE POWER WENT OUT. 1205 PM TSTM WND DMG 4 W SPRINGFIELD 39.78N 89.72W 12/27/2008 SANGAMON IL EMERGENCY MNGR FARMSTEAD WEST OF SPRINGFIELD ON MQUEEN RD SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT STRAIGTLINE WIND DAMAGE. TIME AND LOCATION ESTIMATED. 1210 PM TSTM WND GST 8 E PETERSBURG 40.01N 89.70W 12/27/2008 M87.00 MPH MENARD IL MESONET DELAYED REPORT. MEASURED WIND GUST FROM HOME WEATHER STATION. TREE AND ROOF DAMAGE. SWOP REPORT. 1220 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 N SPRINGFIELD 39.81N 89.64W 12/27/2008 SANGAMON IL EMERGENCY MNGR LOOSE DEBRIS FROM STATE FAIRGROUNDS BLOWN ACROSS PEORIA ROAD AND STRUCK A GAS STATION. TIME ESTIMATED 1220 PM TSTM WND DMG SPRINGFIELD 39.78N 89.64W 12/27/2008 SANGAMON IL EMERGENCY MNGR ROOF DAMAGE TO DISTRICT 186 SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING. 1220 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 N NEW HOLLAND 40.20N 89.58W 12/27/2008 LOGAN IL EMERGENCY MNGR DELAYED REPORT. 2 HOMES WITH SIDING...WINDOW...AND PORCH DAMAGE. 3 OUTBUILDINGS BLOWN DOWN. TREES DAMAGED. TIME ESTIMATED. 1222 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 NE SPRINGFIELD 39.80N 89.62W 12/27/2008 SANGAMON IL EMERGENCY MNGR OUTDOOR DISPLAYS FROM HARDWARE STORE BLOWN OFF PARKING LOT. DISPLAYS UNANCHORED. TIME ESTIMATED. 1225 PM TSTM WND DMG SPRINGFIELD 39.78N 89.64W 12/27/2008 SANGAMON IL NWS EMPLOYEE A LARGE SECTION OF THE ROOF WAS BLOWN OFF THE U.S. GRANT SCHOOL AT THE INTERSECTION OF MONROE AND STAGE. 1225 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 N SPRINGFIELD 39.81N 89.64W 12/27/2008 SANGAMON IL EMERGENCY MNGR AT STATE FAIRGROUNDS...ROOF DAMAGE TO 3 LARGE BARNS AND GRANDSTAND OVERHANG. TIME ESTIMATED. 1226 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 N SPAULDING 39.90N 89.54W 12/27/2008 SANGAMON IL EMERGENCY MNGR NEAR INTERSECTION OF WILLIAMSVILLE RD AND TURKEY RUN RD...UNANCHORED MOBILE HOME BLOWN OFF ITS PAD WHICH BROKE GAS LINE FEED. FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED. TIME ESTIMATED. 1230 PM TSTM WND DMG LINCOLN 40.15N 89.37W 12/27/2008 LOGAN IL NWS EMPLOYEE POWER POLES AND LINES DOWN FOR AT LEAST ONE QUARTER MILE ALONG STATE RT 10 OUTSIDE NWS OFFICE 1235 PM TSTM WND GST LINCOLN 40.15N 89.37W 12/27/2008 M60.00 MPH LOGAN IL NWS EMPLOYEE TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES BLOWN DOWN. SEMI BLOWN OVER ON I-55 NEAR MILE MARKER 126. 1240 PM TSTM WND DMG MCLEAN 40.32N 89.17W 12/27/2008 MCLEAN IL TRAINED SPOTTER RV TIPPED OVER AT DEALERSHIP. AGRICULTURE DEALERSHIP HAD A GRAIN SILO DESTROYED AND SOME OTHER ROOF DAMAGE. THIS DAMAGE ALSO OCCURRED NEAR THE US-136 AND I-55 INTERCHANGE. 1240 PM TSTM WND DMG MCLEAN 40.32N 89.17W 12/27/2008 MCLEAN IL TRAINED SPOTTER FOUR POWER POLES SNAPPED OFF AND NUMEROUS TREE LIMBS BLOWN DOWN NEAR US-136 AND I-55 INTERCHANGE. 1250 PM TSTM WND DMG MCLEAN 40.32N 89.17W 12/27/2008 MCLEAN IL EMERGENCY MNGR HOUSES DAMAGED IN MCLEAN. NO FURTHER DETAILS. 1250 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 NW SHIRLEY 40.44N 89.06W 12/27/2008 MCLEAN IL EMERGENCY MNGR HOUSES DAMAGED IN COVELL. NO FURTHER DETAILS...TIME ESTIMATED. 1252 PM TSTM WND DMG 5 NW WARRENSBURG 39.98N 89.13W 12/27/2008 MACON IL EMERGENCY MNGR BARN ROOF BLOWN OFF AT CORNER OF DUROCK AND STROWN RD. 1255 PM TSTM WND DMG KINCAID 39.59N 89.41W 12/27/2008 CHRISTIAN IL EMERGENCY MNGR MULTIPLE BUILDINGS SUSTAINED WIND DAMAGE IN KINCAID AND BULPITT. 1255 PM TSTM WND DMG 5 E BLOOMINGTON 40.48N 88.88W 12/27/2008 MCLEAN IL EMERGENCY MNGR THREE TO FOUR BUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED AT A FARMSTEAD NEAR IRELAND GROVE AND TOWANDA BARNES ROAD. IN ADDITION...A MACHINE SHED WAS DESTROYED. 1255 PM TSTM WND DMG 3 W BLOOMINGTON 40.48N 89.03W 12/27/2008 MCLEAN IL EMERGENCY MNGR 4 SEMIS BLOWN OVER ON I-55 AND I-74 ON WEST SIDE OF BLOOMINGTON. TIME ESTIMATED. 0128 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 N MOUNT ZION 39.79N 88.88W 12/27/2008 MACON IL EMERGENCY MNGR POLE BARN DESTROYED. 0150 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 W RANTOUL 40.30N 88.17W 12/27/2008 CHAMPAIGN IL TRAINED SPOTTER TREES AND TREE LIMBS DOWN. 0205 PM TSTM WND DMG SHARPSBURG 39.62N 89.35W 12/27/2008 CHRISTIAN IL MESONET ROOF OF ATTACHED GARAGE BLOWN OFF WELL BUILT HOME 0305 PM TSTM WND DMG 6 WNW MATTOON 39.51N 88.47W 12/27/2008 COLES IL TRAINED SPOTTER AT COLES REPORTS OF TREES DOWN, TREE ON CAR, ROOF DAMAGE, AND POWER LINES DOWN. 0309 PM TSTM WND GST 3 WNW MATTOON 39.49N 88.42W 12/27/2008 E60.00 MPH COLES IL MESONET AT COLES STATION WIND ESTIMATE OF 60 MPH REPORTED. SWOP REPORT. 0309 PM HEAVY RAIN 2 SW TAYLORVILLE 39.50N 89.29W 12/27/2008 M1.30 INCH CHRISTIAN IL CO-OP OBSERVER SOME FLOODED STREETS. 0319 PM HEAVY RAIN 2 E URBANA 40.11N 88.17W 12/27/2008 M1.15 INCH CHAMPAIGN IL MESONET WATER FLOWING ACROSS THE ROAD AT COTTONWOOD AND WASHINGTON STREET. 0605 PM HEAVY RAIN BEARDSTOWN 40.01N 90.43W 12/27/2008 M1.02 INCH CASS IL MESONET DITCHES FULL WITH WATER 0625 PM TSTM WND GST 4 S FLORA 38.61N 88.48W 12/27/2008 E60.00 MPH CLAY IL EMERGENCY MNGR ESTIMATED WIND GUSTS OF 60 TO 65 MPH 0707 PM HEAVY RAIN 5 N JACKSONVILLE 39.80N 90.23W 12/27/2008 M1.14 INCH MORGAN IL MESONET 0723 PM HEAVY RAIN MATTOON 39.48N 88.37W 12/27/2008 M1.78 INCH COLES IL MESONET 0730 PM HEAVY RAIN WATSON 39.03N 88.57W 12/27/2008 M1.50 INCH EFFINGHAM IL MESONET STANDING WATER IN YARD AND MINOR STREET FLOODING 0800 PM HEAVY RAIN 3 NE BLOOMINGTON 40.51N 88.93W 12/27/2008 M1.21 INCH MCLEAN IL NWS EMPLOYEE 0801 PM HEAVY RAIN 2 S CHESTNUT 40.04N 89.20W 12/27/2008 M1.52 INCH LOGAN IL MESONET 0812 PM HEAVY RAIN 4 W SPRINGFIELD 39.78N 89.72W 12/27/2008 M1.50 INCH SANGAMON IL MESONET 0900 PM NON-TSTM WND GST BLOOMINGTON 40.48N 88.97W 12/27/2008 M60.00 MPH MCLEAN IL ASOS WIND GUST MEASURED AT THE KBMI AWSS. 0921 PM HEAVY RAIN TUSCOLA 39.80N 88.28W 12/27/2008 M1.86 INCH DOUGLAS IL MESONET STREET FLOODING OBSERVED IN TOWN 1005 PM HEAVY RAIN SHELBYVILLE 39.41N 88.80W 12/27/2008 M1.27 INCH SHELBY IL MESONET 1015 PM FREEZING RAIN ALTONA 41.12N 90.16W 12/27/2008 M0.15 INCH KNOX IL CO-OP OBSERVER ICE ACCUMULATION 1027 PM NON-TSTM WND GST SAVOY 40.06N 88.25W 12/27/2008 M51.00 MPH CHAMPAIGN IL ASOS WIND GUST MEASURED AT THE CHAMPAIGN URBANA WILLARD FIELD ASOS. 1045 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 3 N DANVILLE 40.19N 87.62W 12/27/2008 M51.00 MPH VERMILION IL AWOS MEASURED WIND GUST FROM AWOS...TIME ESTIMATED AS GUST OCCURRED BETWEEN 1025 AND 1045 PM. 1124 PM HEAVY RAIN GERMANTOWN HILLS 40.77N 89.47W 12/27/2008 M1.51 INCH WOODFORD IL MESONET 1159 PM HEAVY RAIN SPRINGFIELD 39.78N 89.64W 12/27/2008 M1.61 INCH SANGAMON IL CO-OP OBSERVER STORM TOTAL RAINFALL FROM 27TH 1159 PM HEAVY RAIN MATTOON 39.48N 88.37W 12/27/2008 M1.86 INCH COLES IL MESONET EVENT TOTAL RAINFALL FROM 27TH. STANDING WATER IN YARDS AND WATER OVER RURAL ROADS AS OF 4 PM. 1159 PM HEAVY RAIN TAYLORVILLE 39.52N 89.26W 12/27/2008 M1.74 INCH CHRISTIAN IL CO-OP OBSERVER STORM TOTAL RAINFALL FROM 27TH 1159 PM HEAVY RAIN MORRISONVILLE 39.42N 89.46W 12/27/2008 M1.76 INCH CHRISTIAN IL CO-OP OBSERVER STORM TOTAL RAINFALL FROM 27TH 1159 PM HEAVY RAIN GALESBURG 40.95N 90.38W 12/27/2008 M1.90 INCH KNOX IL CO-OP OBSERVER STORM TOTAL RAINFALL FROM 27TH 1159 PM HEAVY RAIN OGDEN 40.12N 87.96W 12/27/2008 M1.56 INCH CHAMPAIGN IL MESONET 1159 PM HEAVY RAIN ALTONA 41.12N 90.16W 12/27/2008 M1.76 INCH KNOX IL CO-OP OBSERVER STORM TOTAL RAINFALL FROM 27TH 1159 PM HEAVY RAIN LOVINGTON 39.71N 88.63W 12/27/2008 M2.26 INCH MOULTRIE IL CO-OP OBSERVER STORM TOTAL RAINFALL FROM 27TH 1159 PM HEAVY RAIN 3 W BISMARCK 40.27N 87.66W 12/27/2008 M1.41 INCH VERMILION IL MESONET STORM TOTAL RAINFALL FROM 27TH 1159 PM HEAVY RAIN 2 N HOMER 40.06N 87.96W 12/27/2008 M1.79 INCH CHAMPAIGN IL MESONET STORM TOTAL RAINFALL FROM 27TH 1159 PM HEAVY RAIN CHATHAM 39.67N 89.70W 12/27/2008 M1.52 INCH SANGAMON IL MESONET STORM TOTAL RAINFALL FROM 27TH 1159 PM HEAVY RAIN 3 S SULLIVAN 39.55N 88.61W 12/27/2008 M1.92 INCH MOULTRIE IL CO-OP OBSERVER 1159 PM HEAVY RAIN 3 SW EFFINGHAM 39.09N 88.59W 12/27/2008 M1.75 INCH EFFINGHAM IL CO-OP OBSERVER STORM TOTAL RAINFALL FROM 27TH 1159 PM HEAVY RAIN HOOPESTON 40.47N 87.67W 12/27/2008 M1.51 INCH VERMILION IL CO-OP OBSERVER WATER IN BASEMENT 1159 PM HEAVY RAIN LACON 41.02N 89.41W 12/27/2008 M1.60 INCH MARSHALL IL CO-OP OBSERVER STORM TOTAL RAINFALL FROM 27TH. BIG SANDY CREEK OUT OF BANKS. 1159 PM HEAVY RAIN 10 S MARTINSVILLE 39.19N 87.88W 12/27/2008 M1.80 INCH CLARK IL CO-OP OBSERVER STORM TOTAL RAINFALL FROM 27TH 1159 PM HEAVY RAIN 5 NW PEORIA 40.80N 89.68W 12/27/2008 M1.70 INCH PEORIA IL CO-OP OBSERVER STORM TOTAL RAINFALL FROM 27TH && $$


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