Latest on the central Illinois Tornado outbreak - Sunday, 11/17/2013

A significant outbreak of late-season severe thunderstorms rapidly moved through central Illinois on Sunday,November 17.  Damage information continues to stream into the office.  In addition, one damage survey team was sent out late Sunday afternoon, plus other teams are planned for Monday from the Lincoln office. 


...PRELIMINARY NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/17/13 TORNADO EVENT IN WASHINGTON, IL...

.OVERVIEW...A brief, preliminary damage survey was done in
the City of Washington, Illinois in Tazewell County during
the evening of November 17th. A survey team from the NWS
Lincoln office will be doing a more complete survey of the
damage today.

At this time, there is one confirmed fatality. Many media
reports are indicating three. However, these reports are
confusing the fact that two fatalities also occurred in
Washington COUNTY near the town of New Minden, IL. See
www.weather.gov/LSX for information about this from the
St. Louis, MO NWS office.


.Washington, IL...

PRELIMINARY RATING:     EF-4
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    170-190 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  Not determined at this time
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   Not determined at this time
FATALITIES:             1 confirmed
INJURIES:               75 (estimated)

START DATE:             Nov 17 2013
START TIME:             11:05 am CST

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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Preliminary reports received so far and collected by the Storm Prediction Center are found at:
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/131117_rpts.html

Here is a link to radar loops - on the Chicago NWS office website of the Washington, IL tornado.
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=lot&storyid=98187&source=0#radar


Here are the latest storm reports received at the Lincoln office.  As more information becomes available, additional details will be posted on this site. 

 

Mapping of severe weather reports.  Click image to enlarge.

November 17 severe weather reports.  Click image to enlarge.

 

Tornado reports from Tazewell and Woodford Counties.  Click image to enlarge.

Tornado reports from Peoria area.  Click image to enlarge

 

Tornado reports from Champaign, Douglas, and Vermilion Counties.  Click image to enlarge.

Tornado reports from Champaign and Vermilion Counties.  Click image to enlarge.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
1043 PM CST SUN NOV 17 2013

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

1015 AM     TSTM WND GST     JACKSONVILLE            39.73N 90.23W
11/17/2013  M52.00 MPH       MORGAN             IL   AWOS

1025 AM     HAIL             2 S PRINCEVILLE         40.90N 89.76W
11/17/2013  M0.88 INCH       PEORIA             IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

1045 AM     TSTM WND GST     PEORIA INTERNATIONAL AI 40.67N 89.68W
11/17/2013  M70.00 MPH       PEORIA             IL   ASOS

1055 AM     TORNADO          3 N PEKIN               40.61N 89.63W
11/17/2013                   TAZEWELL           IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            BRIEF TOUCHDOWN NEAR INTERSECTION OF ROUTE 29 AND 98.
            FROM TRAINED SPOTTER VIA EMERGENCY MANAGER.

1059 AM     TSTM WND GST     3 SW PEORIA             40.71N 89.65W
11/17/2013  M58.00 MPH       PEORIA             IL   ASOS

1100 AM     TORNADO          EAST PEORIA             40.67N 89.55W
11/17/2013                   TAZEWELL           IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            HOMES DAMAGED AND POWER LINES DOWN.

1101 AM     TSTM WND GST     2 W HOPEDALE            40.42N 89.46W
11/17/2013  M56.00 MPH       TAZEWELL           IL   MESONET

            IDOT STATION ON I-155 WEST OF HOPEDALE

1103 AM     TORNADO          3 WNW MORTON            40.63N 89.52W
11/17/2013                   TAZEWELL           IL   BROADCAST MEDIA

            ROOF DAMAGE TO WEEK-TV

1104 AM     TORNADO          3 NW MORTON             40.64N 89.51W
11/17/2013                   TAZEWELL           IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            AT INTERSECTION OF I-74 AND I-474

1105 AM     TORNADO          WASHINGTON              40.70N 89.44W
11/17/2013                   TAZEWELL           IL   PUBLIC

            NUMEROUS HOMES DAMAGED

1109 AM     HAIL             2 S PHILADELPHIA        39.89N 90.12W
11/17/2013  M0.88 INCH       CASS               IL   MESONET

1110 AM     TSTM WND DMG     HENRY                   41.11N 89.36W
11/17/2013                   MARSHALL           IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            ONE TREE UPROOTED AND TEN INCH DIAMETER PINE TREE SNAPPED
            OFF AND BLOWN AGAINST A HOUSE. DELAYED REPORT.

1110 AM     HAIL             1 W METAMORA            40.79N 89.38W
11/17/2013  M1.00 INCH       WOODFORD           IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

1111 AM     TORNADO          4 S METAMORA            40.73N 89.36W
11/17/2013                   TAZEWELL           IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            LARGE TORNADO

1117 AM     TSTM WND DMG     HARTSBURG               40.25N 89.44W
11/17/2013                   LOGAN              IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            SEMI BLOWN OVER ON I-155. TIME ESTIMATED.

1122 AM     TSTM WND DMG     PETERSBURG              40.01N 89.85W
11/17/2013                   MENARD             IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TREE LIMBS DOWN

1125 AM     TORNADO          BENSON                  40.85N 89.12W
11/17/2013                   WOODFORD           IL   PUBLIC

            300 FOOT COMMUNICATIONS TOWER BLOWN DOWN. WEST OF I-39.
            RELAYED BY NWS LOT.

1125 AM     HAIL             1 N PETERSBURG          40.03N 89.85W
11/17/2013  M1.75 INCH       MENARD             IL   MESONET

1126 AM     HAIL             PETERSBURG              40.01N 89.85W
11/17/2013  E1.00 INCH       MENARD             IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

1126 AM     HAIL             MCLEAN                  40.32N 89.17W
11/17/2013  M1.00 INCH       MCLEAN             IL   PUBLIC

1128 AM     HAIL             2 NW ARMINGTON          40.36N 89.34W
11/17/2013  M1.00 INCH       TAZEWELL           IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

1128 AM     TSTM WND GST     2 NW ARMINGTON          40.36N 89.34W
11/17/2013  M70.00 MPH       TAZEWELL           IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

1130 AM     TSTM WND DMG     GREENVIEW               40.08N 89.74W
11/17/2013                   MENARD             IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            LARGE TREES DOWN ON RT. 29 AND POWERLINES DOWN.

1132 AM     TORNADO          2 E METAMORA            40.79N 89.33W
11/17/2013                   WOODFORD           IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            CELL TOWER DOWN

1135 AM     TSTM WND GST     3 W GALESBURG           40.95N 90.44W
11/17/2013  M64.00 MPH       KNOX               IL   AWOS

1135 AM     TSTM WND GST     2 ENE GALESBURG         40.96N 90.34W
11/17/2013  M65.00 MPH       KNOX               IL   MESONET

            IDOT STATION ON I-74 AT RAILROAD CROSSING SOUTH OF US-34
            EXIT

1135 AM     TSTM WND GST     1 ESE BLOOMINGTON       40.47N 88.96W
11/17/2013  M67.00 MPH       MCLEAN             IL   MESONET

            APRS MESONET

1135 AM     TORNADO          1 NW MINONK             40.91N 89.05W
11/17/2013                   WOODFORD           IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            POWER LINES DOWN AND SIGNS DAMAGED AT I-39 EXIT 27.

1141 AM     TSTM WND GST     4 N SPRINGFIELD         39.84N 89.64W
11/17/2013  M62.00 MPH       SANGAMON           IL   ASOS

1150 AM     TSTM WND GST     MORRISONVILLE           39.42N 89.46W
11/17/2013  M60.00 MPH       CHRISTIAN          IL   CO-OP OBSERVER

1150 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 S TAYLORVILLE         39.51N 89.26W
11/17/2013                   CHRISTIAN          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            POWER LINES DOWN

1153 AM     HAIL             7 E MORRISONVILLE       39.42N 89.33W
11/17/2013  M1.00 INCH       CHRISTIAN          IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

1155 AM     TSTM WND GST     TAYLORVILLE AIRPORT     39.53N 89.33W
11/17/2013  M69.00 MPH       CHRISTIAN          IL   AWOS

1157 AM     HAIL             NORMAL                  40.52N 89.00W
11/17/2013  M2.75 INCH       MCLEAN             IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            IN WEST NORMAL

1157 AM     TSTM WND DMG     NORMAL                  40.52N 89.00W
11/17/2013                   MCLEAN             IL   PUBLIC

            TREE DOWN ON NORTH SIDE OF NORMAL.

1200 PM     HAIL             2 SW BLOOMINGTON        40.46N 89.00W
11/17/2013  M4.00 INCH       MCLEAN             IL   PUBLIC

            MEASURED 3.75 INCH DIAMETER. LOCATED 1.5 MILES WEST OF
            INTERSECTION OF SIX POINTS ROAD AND OAKLAND AVE. REPORT
            RECEIVED VIA FACEBOOK.

1208 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 5 E WAYNESVILLE         40.24N 89.03W
11/17/2013  E56.00 MPH       DE WITT            IL   MESONET

            APRS MESONET

1213 PM     TSTM WND GST     BLOOMINGTON AIRPORT     40.48N 88.92W
11/17/2013  M58.00 MPH       MCLEAN             IL   ASOS

1214 PM     HAIL             ASSUMPTION              39.52N 89.05W
11/17/2013  M2.75 INCH       CHRISTIAN          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

1215 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 ENE BLOOMINGTON AIRPO 40.48N 88.90W
11/17/2013                   MCLEAN             IL   PUBLIC

            LARGE POWER LINES DOWN ALONG TOWANDA BARNES ROAD.

1228 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SAYBROOK                40.43N 88.53W
11/17/2013                   MCLEAN             IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SEVERAL TREES UPROOTED. NUMEROUS HOMES WITH SHINGLE
            DAMAGE. TIME ESTIMATED.

1230 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 S FINDLAY             39.51N 88.75W
11/17/2013                   SHELBY             IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SEVERAL POWER POLES SNAPPED OFF.

1230 PM     TORNADO          ALTAMONT                39.06N 88.75W
11/17/2013                   EFFINGHAM          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            HOMES DAMAGED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF TOWN.

1231 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 1 W HAVANA              40.30N 90.08W
11/17/2013  M59.00 MPH       FULTON             IL   MESONET

            IDOT STATION US-136 AT LACY DITCH

1234 PM     TORNADO          1 N ALTAMONT            39.07N 88.75W
11/17/2013                   EFFINGHAM          IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            ESTIMATED HALF MILE WIDE

1240 PM     TSTM WND GST     SEYMOUR                 40.10N 88.42W
11/17/2013  E70.00 MPH       CHAMPAIGN          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

1245 PM     TORNADO          3 N TUSCOLA             39.84N 88.28W
11/17/2013                   DOUGLAS            IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TORNADO CROSSED I-57

1248 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 S PESOTUM             39.88N 88.27W
11/17/2013                   CHAMPAIGN          IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SEVERAL GRAIN BINS DESTROYED. POWER LINES DOWN. GARAGE
            DAMAGED.

1250 PM     TORNADO          3 W VILLA GROVE         39.86N 88.22W
11/17/2013                   DOUGLAS            IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NUMEROUS POWER POLES AND TREES DOWN. ONE HOUSE SEVERELY
            DAMAGED WITH SECOND FLOOR REMOVED.

1250 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WEST LIBERTY            38.87N 88.09W
11/17/2013                   JASPER             IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            ROOF DAMAGE TO HOMES. OVERTURNED MOBILE HOMES. POWER
            LINES DOWN.

1253 PM     TSTM WND DMG     GARRETT                 39.80N 88.43W
11/17/2013                   DOUGLAS            IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            MOBILE HOMES BLOWN OVER

1253 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG JEROME                  39.77N 89.68W
11/17/2013                   SANGAMON           IL   MESONET

            POWER LINES DOWN. DELAYED REPORT.

1256 PM     TORNADO          GIFFORD                 40.31N 88.02W
11/17/2013                   CHAMPAIGN          IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS IN TOWN.

1257 PM     TORNADO          FLATVILLE               40.24N 88.06W
11/17/2013                   CHAMPAIGN          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            FROM TRAINED SPOTTERS

0100 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 N NEWMAN              39.87N 87.99W
11/17/2013                   DOUGLAS            IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NUMEROUS POWER POLES AND TREES DOWN. POLE BARN ROOF BLOWN
            OFF.

0100 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 1 WNW PEKIN             40.57N 89.65W
11/17/2013  M58.00 MPH       TAZEWELL           IL   MESONET

            IDOT STATION ON IL-9 AT MCNAUGHTON BRIDGE

0103 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 3 S JACKSONVILLE        39.69N 90.23W
11/17/2013  M60.00 MPH       MORGAN             IL   MESONET

            IDOT STATION I-72 AT IL-267 EXIT

0107 PM     TORNADO          JAMAICA                 39.98N 87.80W
11/17/2013                   VERMILION          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            MACHINE SHEDS HEAVILY DAMAGED.

0109 PM     TORNADO          3 SW CATLIN             40.04N 87.75W
11/17/2013                   VERMILION          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TWO FARM HOMES DAMAGED.

0110 PM     TORNADO          5 E RANKIN              40.46N 87.80W
11/17/2013                   VERMILION          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            5 FARM HOUSES HEAVILY DAMAGED.

0111 PM     TSTM WND GST     WESTVILLE               40.04N 87.64W
11/17/2013  M69.00 MPH       VERMILION          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

0111 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 S DANVILLE            40.10N 87.62W
11/17/2013                   VERMILION          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            ROOF OFF HOUSE

0111 PM     TORNADO          1 N WESTVILLE           40.06N 87.64W
11/17/2013                   VERMILION          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            HALF MILE WEST OF IL ROUTE 1 ON 1350 NORTH

0111 PM     TORNADO          2 SE CATLIN             40.05N 87.68W
11/17/2013                   VERMILION          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TWO FARMS DESTOYED.

0111 PM     TORNADO          WESTVILLE               40.04N 87.64W
11/17/2013                   VERMILION          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES. TREES AND POWER POLES DOWN.
            HIGH SCHOOL IN WESTVILLE DAMAGED.

0115 PM     TORNADO          3 W HOOPESTON           40.47N 87.73W
11/17/2013                   VERMILION          IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

0115 PM     TORNADO          WESTVILLE               40.04N 87.64W
11/17/2013                   VERMILION          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            MOBILE HOME DAMAGED.

0115 PM     TORNADO          3 W HOOPESTON           40.47N 87.73W
11/17/2013                   VERMILION          IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            FROM 3 MILES WEST OF HOOPESTON TO NORTHEAST TO THE
            IROQUOIS COUNTY LINE...SPORADIC DAMAGE. SEVERAL BARNS
            SEVERELEY DAMAGED. IRRIGATION SYSTEM DESTROYED. MACHINE
            SHED WITH ROOF BLOWN OFF. POWER LINES DOWN. RELAYED FROM
            NWS LOT.

0120 PM     TORNADO          DANVILLE                40.14N 87.62W
11/17/2013                   VERMILION          IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            CANNON SCHOOL IN DANVILLE DAMAGED. NUMEROUS BUSINESSES
            DAMAGED ON VERMILION STREET.

0131 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 1 WSW EAST PEORIA       40.67N 89.57W
11/17/2013  M60.00 MPH       TAZEWELL           IL   MESONET

            IDOT STATION US-24/150 MCCLUGGAGE BRIDGE

0154 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 3 E DECATUR             39.85N 88.88W
11/17/2013  M60.00 MPH       MACON              IL   ASOS

0215 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 4 NNW DECATUR           39.91N 88.96W
11/17/2013  M55.00 MPH       MACON              IL   MESONET

            IDOT STATION I-72 AT US-36/51

0224 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST WILLARD AIRPORT         40.04N 88.28W
11/17/2013  M59.00 MPH       CHAMPAIGN          IL   ASOS

0245 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST COLES COUNTY AIRPORT    39.48N 88.28W
11/17/2013  M54.00 MPH       COLES              IL   ASOS

0306 PM     TSTM WND GST     LAWRENCEVILLE AIRPORT   38.76N 87.61W
11/17/2013  M64.00 MPH       LAWRENCE           IL   ASOS

 



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