Lake Petersburg EF3 Tornado New Year's Eve

...PRELIMINARY TORNADO DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FROM MENARD COUNTY...

A SURVEY TEAM FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LINCOLN SURVEYED STORM
DAMAGE FROM THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THAT MOVED THROUGH CENTRAL
ILLINOIS ON NEW YEARS EVE.

THE MAJORITY OF THE DAMAGE WAS CONFINED TO THE LAKE PETERSBURG AREA
IN MENARD COUNTY...SOUTH OF THE CITY OF PETERSBURG. A TORNADO
TOUCHED DOWN ON THE WEST SIDE OF LAKE PETERSBURG AROUND 1237 PM.
THE TORNADO TRACKED FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST ACROSS LAKE
PETERSBURG...CROSSING SUNNY ACRES ROAD...BEFORE LIFTING SOUTHEAST
OF THE INTERSECTION OF TICE ROAD AND ILLINOIS 123 AROUND 1240 PM.

THE TORNADO HAD A MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WIND SPEED OF 136 MPH...
CLASSIFIED AS AN EF3 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE...IN THE
RESIDENTIAL AREA ON THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF LAKE PETERSBURG.  THE
TORNADO HAD AN ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIDTH OF 200 YARDS AND WAS ON THE
GROUND FOR APPROXIMATELY 3.6 MILES.

Check out the Tornado Outbreak on Dec 31st in the St Louis area.

Check out Severe Weather Reports over the US Dec 31 from Storm Prediction Center (SPC).

Here a few pictures sent to the NWS from the Lake Petersburg area:

   
      Photo by Mike Freeman of tornado damage near Lake Petersburg Dec 31
Photo by NWS Survey Team Pat Bak & Heather Stanley  House damaged by tornado by Lake Petersburg. Photo by NWS Survey Team Pat Bak & Heather Stanley  Tornado Damage near Lake Petersburg. Photo by NWS Survey Team Pat Bak & Heather Stanley Tornado damage to a house near Lake Petersburg Dec 31. Photo by NWS Survey Team Pat Bak & Heather Stanley Two houses damaged by tornado on Lake Petersburg Dec 31. Photo by NWS Survey Team Pat Bak & Heather Stanley
House on Lake Petersburg damaged by Tornado Dec 31. Photo by NWS Survey Team Pat Bak & Heather Stanley House Garage damaged by tornado by Lake Petersburg. Photo by NWS Survey Team Pat Bak & Heather Stanley Tornado Damage to house & trees near Lake Petersburg. Photo by NWS Survey Team Pat Bak & Heather Stanley Tornado damage houses near Lake Petersburg Dec 31. Photo by NWS Survey Team Pat Bak & Heather Stanley Tornado damage to a house near Lake Petersburg Dec 31. Photo by NWS Survey Team Pat Bak & Heather Stanley
Tornado damage to house near Lake Petersburg Dec 31. Photo by NWS Survey Team Pat Bak & Heather Stanley Tornado damage to house near Lake Petersburg. Photo by NWS Survey Team Pat Bak & Heather Stanley Cleanup ofTornado Damage to houses & trees near Lake Petersburg. Photo by NWS Survey Team Pat Bak & Heather Stanley Tornado damage to house on Lake Petersburg Dec 31. Photo by NWS Survey Team Pat Bak & Heather Stanley Tornado damage to houses near Lake Petersburg Dec 31. Photo by NWS Survey Team Pat Bak & Heather Stanley
Tornado damage to house and trees near Lake Petersburg Dec 31. Photo by NWS Survey Team Pat Bak & Heather Stanley  Tornado damage to house near Lake Petersburg. Photo by NWS Survey Team Pat Bak & Heather Stanley  Tornado damage to houses on Lake Petersburg. Photo by NWS Survey Team Pat Bak & Heather Stanley  Tornado damage to house near Lake Petersburg Dec 31. Photo by NWS Survey Team Pat Bak & Heather Stanley  Tornado damage to house near Lake Petersburg Dec 31. Photo by NWS Survey Team Pat Bak & Heather Stanley
       

 

 



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