June 7, 2008 Severe Weather Event

 
...TORNADO DAMAGE SURVEYS FOR JUNE 7 2008...
Eight tornadoes occurred on June 7, 2008.
tracks map
 
TORNADO 1
VIDEO FROM A STORM SPOTTER AND AN EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT FROM THE DWIGHT 
FIRE DEPARTMENT HAVE ALLOWED THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TO CONFIRM
AN EF-0 TORNADO ABOUT 4 MILES EAST OF CORNELL IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY.
THIS WAS THE FIRST TORNADO FROM THE OUTBREAK AND WAS ON THE GROUND
FOR ABOUT 0.8 MILES FROM APPROXIMATELY 421 PM UNTIL 423 PM. NO DAMAGE
WAS NOTED IN THE AREA SINCE THE TORNADO REMAINED IN AN OPEN FIELD FIELD.
FIRST TORNADO TRACK MAP
TORNADO 2
THE SECOND TORNADO OCCURRED IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY SOUTHWEST OF DWIGHT.
IT BEGAN NEAR 2000E AND 2900N ROADS. POWER POLES WERE SNAPPED ALONG
2900N. ON 2100E ROAD, NORTH OF 3000N ROAD A BARN LOST HALF OF ITS
ROOF. AT 3100N A HOUSE HAD ROOF DAMAGE AND TREE DAMAGE. THE TORNADO
ENDED NEAR 2200E AND JUST SOUTH OF 3200N.
THIS TORNADO HAD A PATH LENGTH OF 3.6 MILES AND MAXIMUM WIDTH OF 40
YARDS. IT BEGAN AT 431 PM AND ENDED AT 445 PM. IT WAS RATED EF1.
livingston co track
BELOW IS RADAR IMAGERY FROM THE FIRST TORNADO AT 436 PM CDT. THE LEFT 
IMAGE REPRESENTS RADAR REFLECTIVITY AND THE RIGHT IMAGE REPRESENTS STORM
RELATIVE MOTION. THE REFLECTIVITY IMAGE INDICATES EVIDENCE OF A HOOK
ECHO (IN THE CYAN CIRCLE) WHICH IS A COMMON RADAR FEATURE IN TORNADIC
SUPERCELLS. STRONG ROTATION IS EVIDENT IN THE STORM RELATIVE MOTION
IMAGE ON THE RIGHT. THE GREEN COLORS REPRESENT VELOCITIES TOWARD THE
RADAR (LOCATED TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE STORM AT THIS TIME) AND THE RED
COLORS REPRESENT VELOCITIES AWAY FROM THE RADAR. THIS IMPLIES A
COUNTER-CLOCKWISE (CYCLONIC) CIRCULATION. THIS ROTATIONAL SIGNATURE CAN
ALSO BE SEEN IN SEVERAL SUCCESSIVE RADAR IMAGES FOR OTHER TORNADOES DURING
THIS EVENT.

REFLECTIVITY 436 PM CDT STORM RELATIVE MOTION 436 PM CDT
 
TORNADO 3
THE THIRD TORNADO OCCURRED NEAR THE SOUTHWEST WILL/NORTHWEST
KANKAKEE COUNTY BORDER, JUST NORTHWEST OF ESSEX. IT BEGAN JUST WEST
OF 17000W ROAD, JUST SOUTH OF COUNTY LINE ROAD. HERE IT UPROOTED
LARGE TREES AND SNAPPED A SMALL HARDWOOD TREE. IT BRIEFLY CROSSED
THE FAR NORTHWEST CORNER OF KANKAKEE COUNTY, THEN MOVED NORTH OF
COUNTY LINE ROAD BACK INTO WILL COUNTY.  TREE TOPS WERE SHEARED AT
ESSEX ROAD AND COOPER ROAD. AT MCGUIRE ROAD A CLEAR PATH COULD BE
SEEN IN THE TREES. AT ROUTE 113 AND SMILEY ROAD, NEAR CUSTER PARK,
THE TORNADO SNAPPED AND UPROOTED TREES. ACROSS THE KANKAKEE RIVER A
2 STORY HOUSE HAD ITS ROOF COMPLETED REMOVED AND THERE WAS EXTENSIVE
TREE DAMAGE. THE TORNADO WAS RATED EF2 AT THIS POINT. THE TORNADO
CROSSED ROUTE 102 NEAR RITCHIE WHERE TREES WERE DAMAGED. THE TORNADO
CROSSED OLD CHICAGO ROAD NEAR KAHLER ROAD WHERE POWER LINES WERE
DOWN, A SHED AND BARN WERE DAMAGED, THERE WAS MINOR DAMAGE TO A
HOUSE. A SHED WAS DESTROYED. THE TORNADO WEAKENED AS IT MOVED FROM
SYMERTON AND KENNEDY ROADS TO WARNER BRIDGE AND ARSENAL ROADS. THERE
WAS NO DAMAGE EXCEPT TO ONE TREE. THERE WAS MINOR DAMAGE TO A BARN
AND TREE LIMBS NORTH OF ARSENAL ROAD BEFORE THE TORNADO DISSIPATED.
THIS TORNADO HAD A PATH LENGTH OF 13.6 MILES AND A MAXIMUM WIDTH OF
ABOUT 200 YARDS. IT BEGAN AT 518 PM AND ENDED AT 546 PM. IT WAS
RATED EF2.

REFLECTIVITY 527 PM CDT STORM RELATIVE MOTION 527 PM CDT

REFLECTIVITY 541 PM CDT
STORM RELATIVE MOTION 541 PM CDT
 
TORNADO 4
THE NEXT WILL COUNTY TORNADO BEGAN NORTHEAST OF WILTON CENTER, JUST
NORTH OF ROUTE 52 AND EAST OF ELEVATOR ROAD, WHERE THERE WAS MINOR
TREE DAMAGE. BASED ON PHOTOS AND EYEWITNESS REPORTS, THE TORNADO
GREW TO BE ABOUT 400 YARDS WIDE AT THIS POINT, BUT THIS WAS AN OPEN
AREA WITH FEW TREES OR STRUCTURES IN THE PATH. AT 120TH AVENUE A
GARAGE WAS DESTROYED AND ALL THAT REMAINED WAS A CINDER BLOCK BASE.
A METAL OUTBUILDING WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED.  THIS TORNADO ENDED AT
MANHATTAN-WILTON ROAD JUST WEST OF ROUTE 45.
THIS TORNADO HAD A PATH LENGTH OF 1.8 MILES AND MAXIMUM WIDTH OF 400
YARDS. IT BEGAN AT 551 PM AND ENDED AT 554PM. IT WAS RATED EF2.

REFLECTIVITY 550 PM CDT
STORM RELATIVE MOTION 550 PM CDT
 
TORNADO 5
THE THIRD WILL COUNTY TORNADO BEGAN ALONG PAULING ROAD JUST WEST OF
CENTER ROAD, SOUTH OF THE GREEN GARDEN COUNTRY CLUB. A GARAGE WAS
LEVELED, AND A HOUSE HAD PART OF ITS ROOF TORN OFF AND DAMAGE TO
SECOND STORY EXTERIOR WALLS. AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF BRUNS AND
88TH AVENUE, BARNS AND TREES WERE DAMAGED.  THE TORNADO CONTINUED
ALONG BRUNS ROAD BETWEEN 80TH AND 88TH AVENUES.  ON THE SOUTH SIDE
OF THE BRUNS ROAD A BARN AND AN OUTBUILDING WERE COMPLETELY
DESTROYED. THE HOUSE LOST A LARGE SECTION OF THE SOUTHEAST WALL ON
THE SECOND FLOOR.  ANOTHER HOUSE WAS HEAVILY DAMAGED WITH SIDING AND
A WEST WALL BLOWN OFF.  NORTH OF BRUNS ROAD, THERE WAS A BARN THAT
WAS PRACTICALLY DESTROYED WITH ONLY A PARTIAL WALL STANDING.  A
HORSE BARN WAS DESTROYED WITH THE STABLES INTACT AND HORSES STILL
STANDING THERE. IN THE BACKYARD OF THE NEXT HOME, THERE WERE TREES
BLOWN DOWN AND DEBRIS, SUCH AS TRAILERS AND A SMALL ROW BOAT WERE
BLOWN INTO THE CREEK IMMEDIATELY NORTH OF BRUNS ROAD. A CHAIN LINK
FENCE WAS PULLED FROM THE GROUND. MANY TREES WERE UPROOTED AND /OR
BLOWN OVER AND POWER LINES WERE DOWN ON THE GROUND OR HANGING ON
TREES. THE NEXT HOUSE HAD DAMAGE TO TWO GARAGES. THE DOORS WERE
BLOWN OUT OF BOTH GARAGES AND THE ROOF OF ONE GARAGE WAS SEVERELY
DAMAGED. THE HOUSE HAD SIDING AND ROOF SHINGLES BLOWN OFF.  A HOUSE
AT THE EAST END OF THIS SECTION OF BRUNS ROAD, CLOSEST TO 80TH
AVENUE HAD SIDING BLOWN OFF AND CHIMNEY DAMAGE. THE TORNADO WAS
RATED F2 BASED ON DAMAGE ALONG BRUNS ROAD. THE TORNADO APPARENTLY
ENDED SOUTHWEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF HARLEM AVENUE AND
MANHATTAN-MONEE ROAD, WHERE THERE WAS MINOR TREE DAMAGE.
THIS TORNADO HAD A PATH LENGTH OF 3.7 MILES AND A MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH
OF 150 YARDS. IT BEGAN AT 555 PM AND ENDED AT 608 PM. IT WAS RATED EF2.

REFLECTIVITY 604 PM CDT STORM RELATIVE MOTION 604 PM CDT
 
TORNADO 6
THE TORNADO REDEVELOPED NEAR RIDGELAND AVENUE AND DRALLE ROAD, WHERE
A HIGH TENSION METAL TRUSS TOWER COLLAPSED AND FOUR OTHERS WERE
DAMAGED. POWER LINES BLOCKED I-57. THE TORNADO DESTROYED A MOBILE
HOME AND OUTBUILDINGS EAST OF RIDGELAND BETWEEN DRALLE AND STUENKEL
ROADS BEFORE CROSSING I-57. THE TORNADO WAS RATED EF2 IN THIS AREA.
SIX PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN VEHICLES ON I-57. EAST OF I-57 AT
STUENKEL ROAD A LARGE WAREHOUSE HAD BAY DOORS BLOWN IN, MUCH OF THE
ROOF COLLAPSED, AND THE WEST WALL BLOWN IN. POWER POLES WERE PUSHED
OVER ALONG SOUTH CENTRAL AVENUE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST
THROUGH AN OPEN AREA BEFORE HITTING A SUBDIVISION ON THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF STEGER ROAD AND CICERO AVENUE. LARGE TREE LIMBS WERE DOWN
AND A COUPLE TREES WERE UPROOTED. HOMES WERE SOMEWHAT SHELTERED BY
LARGE TREES AND ONLY SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE. ONE HOME NEAR CICERO
AVENUE HAD PART OF ITS ROOF TORN OFF. EAST OF CICERO AVENUE, THE
TORNADO WEAKENED SLIGHTLY AS IT MOVED THROUGH AN APARTMENT COMPLEX.
ONLY MINOR DAMAGE TO ROOFS, SOFFITS AND SIDING WAS NOTED. THE
TORNADO HIT ANOTHER SUBDIVISION ALONG IMPERIAL DRIVE. A FEW HOMES
HAD GARAGES PARTIALLY COLLAPSED OR DESTROYED. THE TORNADO THEN
PASSED THROUGH AN OPEN AREA BEFORE CROSSING GOVERNORS HIGHWAY AND
THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL TRACKS, JUST SOUTH OF SAUK TRAIL. THE TORNADO
HIT AN APARTMENT COMPLEX JUST EAST OF THE HIGHWAY AND RAILROAD
TRACKS. ONE THREE STORY BUILDING HAD MUCH OF THE ROOF RIPPED OFF AND
PART OF THE THIRD FLOOR EXTERIOR WALLS BLOWN DOWN. CARPORTS WERE
COLLAPSED AND OTHER BUILDINGS HAD MINOR DAMAGE. THE TORNADO WAS
RATED EF2 IN THIS AREA. THE TORNADO MOVED THROUGH THE INTERSECTION
OF SAUK TRAIL AND RICHTON SQUARE ROAD WHERE A GROCERY STORE AND CAR
WASH SUSTAINED DAMAGE. THE TORNADO THEN WEAKENED TO EF0 INTENSITY AS
IT CONTINUED NORTHEAST ACROSS CENTRAL PARK AVENUE AND THE NORTHWEST
PART OF CENTRAL PARK. ONLY MINOR DAMAGE TO TREES WAS OBSERVED IN A
SUBDIVISION IN THIS AREA. THE TORNADO CROSSED THE E J AND E TRACKS,
THEN IT DAMAGED A ROOF AT AN APARTMENT COMPLEX NEAR NORTH STREET AND
ORCHARD DRIVE. THE LAST SIGNS OF TREE DAMAGE WERE JUST SOUTHWEST OF
THE INTERSECTION OF LINCOLN HIGHWAY AND WESTERN AVENUE.
THIS TORNADO HAD A PATH LENGTH OF 5.8 MILES AND MAXIMUM WIDTH OF
ABOUT 150 YARDS. IT BEGAN AT 613 PM AND ENDED AT 630 PM. IT WAS
RATED EF2.

REFLECTIVITY 618 PM CDT STORM RELATIVE MOTION 618 PM CDT

REFLECTIVITY 627 PM CDT STORM RELATIVE MOTION 627 PM CDT
 
TORNADO 7
AT APPROXIMATELY 632 PM...A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN SOUTH CHICAGO 
HEIGHTS IN THE SCHUBERT`S WOODS FOREST PRESERVE JUST NORTH OF SAUK
TRAIL AND WEST OF FOREST PRESERVE DRIVE. THIS TORNADO THEN TRACKED
NORTHEAST ACROSS THE FOREST EVENTUALLY EMERGING FROM THE FOREST NEAR
EUCLID AND WEST 26TH STREETS. AT THIS LOCATION LARGE TREES WERE
UPROOTED AND PORTIONS OF A ROOF WERE LIFTED OFF A LARGE WAREHOUSE
BUILDING. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST ACROSS RESIDENTIAL AREAS
NORTH OF 26TH ST AND WEST OF CHICAGO RD. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD SEVERAL
HOMES SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE...WITH TWO HOME SUSTAINING SIGNIFICANT
DAMAGE FROM LARGE TREES FALLING ONTO THE HOMES. THE TORNADO
CONTINUED NORTHEAST ACROSS CHICAGO RD...EVENTUALLY LIFTING AT 637
PM JUST SOUTH OF LINCOLN HWY NEAR 16TH ST AND CENTER AVE. DAMAGE
TO TREES WAS NOTED ALL ALONG THE PATH...INCLUDING SEVERAL LARGE
TREES UPROOTED OR SNAPPED IN HALF. THE MAJORITY OF THE DAMAGE
ALONG THE PATH WAS EF-0 INTENSITY...THOUGH THERE WERE SOME POCKETS
OF LOW END EF-1 DAMAGE.

 

 


REFLECTIVITY 636 PM CDT STORM RELATIVE MOTION 636 PM CDT
 
TORNADO 8
ANOTHER TORNADO BRIEFLY SWEPT THROUGH A SUBDIVISION IN LANSING. THIS
TORNADO BEGAN EAST OF BURNHAM ROAD NEAR 179TH STREET AND ENDED NEAR
THE INDIANA STATE LINE AND 177TH STREET. THIS TORNADO DAMAGED TREE
LIMBS. A FALLEN LIMB DAMAGED A CAR.
THIS TORNADO HAD A PATH LENGTH OF .7 MILES AND WIDTH OF ABOUT 50
YARDS. IT BEGAN AT 648 PM AND ENDED AT 649 PM. IT WAS RATED EF0.

THE STORM RELATIVE VELOCITY DATA ON THE RIGHT FOR THE LAST TORNADO 
SUGGESTS A WEAKENING CIRCULATION. THIS STORM WOULD FURTHER WEAKEN
ACROSS NORTHWEST INDIANA AND NO OTHER TORNADOES WERE REPORTED.

REFLECTIVITY 650 PM CDT
 
ALLSOPP/WILSON/IZZI/MERZLOCK/SIRVATKA/WOJTOWICZ

 


THE FOLLOWING STORM RELATIVE MOTION IMAGE ON THE RIGHT SUGGESTS A
WEAKENING LOW LEVEL CIRCULATION , WHILE ALSO INDICATING A STRENGTHENING
CIRCULATION NEAR CHICAGO HEIGHTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS TORNADO.

 

 
Meteorology   |    Damage Survey Results

 

Meteorology
OVERVIEW OF EVENT
Supercells developed across LaSalle and Livingston County around 400 pm
in the afternoon on June 7. The first report of a tornado was received from Lasalle
county in the Lostant area. A stronger low level circulation developed with
a thunderstorm across Livingston County just northwest of Odell. A report
of a tornado was received at 423 pm 5 miles north northeast of Pontiac. The
following radar imagery highlights this storm across Livingston County as it
tracked north of Odell.

BASE REFLECTIVITY FROM 436 PM CDT
The above image depicts Doppler radar reflectivity data north of Odell 
indicating a developing hook echo (in the cyan circle). This type of
reflectivity signature is often associated with tornadic supercells.
Spotters, local law enforcement, and fire departments continued to report a
tornado on the ground as this storm tracked across northern Livingston County.
 

STORM RELATIVE MOTION FROM 436 PM CDT
The above image depicts Doppler radar storm relative velocities north of Odell 
indicating a strong low level circulation with this tornadic storm. The darker
blue colors represent strong velocities directed toward the radar (located to
the northeast) while the adjacent darker green colors represent much weaker
velocities toward the radar. This couplet (highlighted by the red
circle) suggests a cyclonic, or counter-clockwise circulation which is common
of tornadic supercells.
Radar suggested that the first tornado in northern Livingston County began to 
weaken as it tracked into southern Grundy County. However, radar indicated that
another low level circulation developed across far southwest Will County and
far northwest Kankakee County. Several reports of tornadoes were received across
southwest Will County as this supercell tracked through the area.
 

BASE REFLECTIVITY FROM 600 PM CDT
The above reflectivity data from 600 pm across east central Will County
shows another well pronounced hook echo. Trained spotters and law enforcement
reported a large tornado on the ground with this storm at this time.

STORM RELATIVE MOTION FROM 600 PM CDT
The above image represents storm relative velocities at the same time across
east central Will County. The blue colors again represent velocities toward
the radar (located to the northwest of this storm at this time) while the red
colors represent velocities away from the radar. This couplet (in the red
circle) in the velocities again suggests a strong low level counter-clockwise
circulation.
As this storm moved into southeast Cook County, extensive damage was reported
with the tornado in the Richton Park area. Radar indicated that the low level
circulation with this storm weakened north of the Olympia Fields area but
another strong low level circulation was noted to the southeast near the Chicago
Heights area as evident in the following storm relative velocity image below
from 632 pm.


STORM RELATIVE MOTION FROM 632 PM CDT
Trained spotters reported a tornado near Lansing as this storm tracked into
far southeast Cook County. The thunderstorms finally began to weaken in
northwest Indiana.
 
Below is a photograph taken of a large tornado across Will County Saturday
afternoon.

Photo received from Amy Pavlik
 
A preliminary list of storm reports from Saturday June 7th is also provided below:
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
929 PM CDT SAT JUN 07 2008
..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..
0356 PM     HAIL             PECATONICA              42.31N 89.36W
06/07/2008  E0.88 INCH       WINNEBAGO          IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
0359 PM     TORNADO          LOSTANT                 41.14N 89.06W
06/07/2008                   LA SALLE           IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
            REPORT RELAYED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT...REPORT UNCONFIRMED AT
            THIS TIME.
0405 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     LOSTANT                 41.14N 89.06W
06/07/2008                   LA SALLE           IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            SPOTTER OBSERVED 3 OR 4 FUNNEL CLOUDS UNDER A WALL CLOUD
            SOUTHEAST OF LOSTANT. AT NO POINT DID THE FUNNELS REACH
            THE GROUND. THERE WAS ROTATION IN THE BASE OF THE WALL.
            THIS OCCURRED AROUND 405 PM.
0423 PM     TORNADO          5 NNE PONTIAC           40.94N 88.61W
06/07/2008                   LIVINGSTON         IL   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE
0424 PM     TORNADO          5 W ODELL               41.00N 88.62W
06/07/2008                   LIVINGSTON         IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            TRAINED SPOTTER AND LAW ENFORCEMENT SPOTTED TORNADO.
            TORNADO LIFTED AT 426 PM.
0434 PM     TORNADO          2 NW ODELL              41.02N 88.55W
06/07/2008                   LIVINGSTON         IL   PUBLIC
            REPORTED BY PUBLIC...FIRE DEPARTMENT...AND STORM CHASER.
            TORNADO WITH DEBRIS CLOUD BETWEEN ODELL AND DWIGHT.
            LARGER THAN PREVIOUS TORNADO.
0445 PM     TORNADO          2 W DWIGHT              41.10N 88.46W
06/07/2008                   LIVINGSTON         IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
            LARGE TORNADO WEST OF I-55 NEAR ROUTE 17.
0448 PM     TORNADO          2 NW DWIGHT             41.12N 88.45W
06/07/2008                   GRUNDY             IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            MILE MARKER 222 JUST WEST OF I-55.
0452 PM     TORNADO          DWIGHT                  41.10N 88.42W
06/07/2008                   LIVINGSTON         IL   EMERGENCY MNGR
            1 MILE SOUTH OF I-55 ON DWIGHT ROAD.
0519 PM     TORNADO          GODLEY                  41.24N 88.24W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   EMERGENCY MNGR
            TOUCHDOWN...POSSIBLY LIFTED
0523 PM     TORNADO          1 N ESSEX               41.19N 88.19W
06/07/2008                   KANKAKEE           IL   PUBLIC
            TORNADO ON THE GROUND MOVING NORTHEAST
0523 PM     TORNADO          1 NW ESSEX              41.19N 88.21W
06/07/2008                   KANKAKEE           IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
            DAMAGE...LARGE TREES DOWN AND POWER POLES SNAPPED
0525 PM     TORNADO          2 S BRAIDWOOD           41.24N 88.22W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
0525 PM     TORNADO          NE BRAIDWOOD            41.27N 88.22W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   EMERGENCY MNGR
0526 PM     TORNADO          6 NW BONFIELD           41.21N 88.14W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
0526 PM     TORNADO          N ESSEX                 41.18N 88.19W
06/07/2008                   KANKAKEE           IL   EMERGENCY MNGR
0528 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     2 NE ESSEX              41.20N 88.17W
06/07/2008                   KANKAKEE           IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
            STRONG ROTATION
0529 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     BRAIDWOOD               41.27N 88.22W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            STRONG ROTATION SOUTHWEST OF REED CUSTER SCHOOL.
0533 PM     TORNADO          SYMERTON                41.33N 88.05W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
            WARNER BRIDGE AND 113.
0533 PM     TORNADO          WILMINGTON              41.30N 88.16W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
            SMILEY ROAD AND ZILM ROAD.
0533 PM     TORNADO          E GARDNER               41.19N 88.31W
06/07/2008                   GRUNDY             IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
            TORNADO AT GRUNDY AND KANKAKEE COUNTY LINE.
0535 PM     TORNADO          2 E WILMINGTON          41.30N 88.12W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
0537 PM     TORNADO          1 S WILMINGTON          41.28N 88.16W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
            TORNADO ON THE GROUND
0537 PM     TORNADO          5 SE WILMINGTON         41.25N 88.09W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
            BETWEEN OLD CHICAGO ROAD AND WARNER BRIDGE ROAD.
0540 PM     TORNADO          2 E WILMINGTON          41.30N 88.12W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
            HALF MILE WIDE TORNADO ON THE GROUND
0543 PM     TORNADO          6 W MANTENO             41.25N 87.95W
06/07/2008                   KANKAKEE           IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            TORNADO ON THE GROUND
0543 PM     TORNADO          2 SE WILMINGTON         41.28N 88.13W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
            FLYING DEBRIS FALLING FROM THE SKY.
0546 PM     TORNADO          9 E WILMINGTON          41.30N 87.99W
06/07/2008                   KANKAKEE           IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            SPOTTER LOOKING EAST FROM NORTH OF WILMINGTON
0546 PM     TORNADO          2 E SYMERTON            41.33N 88.02W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
            STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO HOMES NEAR OLD CHIGAGO ROAD. SEARCH
            AND RESCUE OPERATIONS UNDERWAY.
0546 PM     TORNADO          N WILMINGTON            41.30N 88.16W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
0549 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     WILMINGTON              41.30N 88.16W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            NORTH OF WILMINGTON AT ROUTE 53 LOOKING WEST. WALL CLOUD
            AND FUNNEL.
0551 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     SYMERTON                41.33N 88.05W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
            PEOTONE ROAD.
0558 PM     TORNADO          10 S FRANKFORT          41.35N 87.84W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            LARGE TORNADO ON THE GROUND
0600 PM     TORNADO          MONEE                   41.42N 87.75W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   EMERGENCY MNGR
            ON BRUNNS ROAD AND 88TH A HOUSE DAMAGED. IN PAULING
            CENTER METAL BUILDING DOWN.
0605 PM     TORNADO          5 S FRANKFORT           41.42N 87.84W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            SPOTTER FOLLOWING STORM. POWER LINES DOWN. APPROXIMATELY
            5 TO 10 MILES SOUTH OF FRANKFORT.
0606 PM     TORNADO          5 SW MONEE              41.37N 87.82W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
            LARGE TORNADO ON MANHATTAN MONEE ROAD.
0610 PM     TORNADO          4 N PEOTONE             41.39N 87.80W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
            PAULING ROAD AND 80TH R0AD.
0610 PM     TORNADO          4 SW MONEE              41.38N 87.81W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            TORNADO SEEN EAST OF ROUTE 45 AND THE LOCATION OF THE
            SPOTTER WAS SOUTH OF MANHATTAN
0611 PM     TORNADO          1 W MONEE               41.42N 87.77W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
            RIDGELAND AND EAGLE LAKE ROAD LARGE TORNADO ON THE
            GROUND.
0615 PM     TORNADO          FRANKFORT               41.50N 87.84W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            LARGE TORNADO ROUTE 45 AND BRUNS ROAD.
0616 PM     TORNADO          1 W MONEE               41.42N 87.77W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            TORNADO AT MANHATTAN MONEE ROAD AND HARLEM AVE. FOUR
            HOUSES DAMAGED
0616 PM     TORNADO          2 NE MONEE              41.44N 87.73W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
            TORNADO ON THE GROUND
0620 PM     TORNADO          2 N MONEE               41.45N 87.75W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
            TORNADO 1 MILE WEST OF INTERSTATE 57 AT MILE MARKER 335
0620 PM     TORNADO          3 S MATTESON            41.47N 87.74W
06/07/2008                   COOK               IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            TOUCH DOWN MULTIPLE VORTEX TORNADO MOVING NORTHEAST.
            LOCATION AT ROUTE 57 AND STUNKEL
0622 PM     TORNADO          RICHTON PARK            41.48N 87.73W
06/07/2008                   COOK               IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
            LARGE TORNADO ON THE GROUND.
0624 PM     TORNADO          RICHTON PARK            41.48N 87.73W
06/07/2008                   COOK               IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            GOVERNORS HIGHWAY AND STUNKEL ROAD.
0629 PM     TORNADO          UNIVERSITY PARK         41.44N 87.71W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
            BETWEEN UNIVERSITY PARK AND RICHTON PARK.
0633 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     PARK FOREST             41.48N 87.69W
06/07/2008                   COOK               IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            SOUTHEAST SIDE OF PARK FOREST ROTATING FUNNEL CLOUD
0634 PM     TORNADO          PARK FOREST             41.48N 87.69W
06/07/2008                   COOK               IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            TORNADO NORTH OF OLD MONEE ROAD SOUTH OF SUALK TRAIL
0635 PM     TORNADO          FRANKFORT               41.50N 87.84W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            DAMAGE REPORT...WOOD BARN LEVELED AND SIDING RIPPED OFF A
            HOUSE AT 26907 CENTER STREET.
0638 PM     TORNADO          RICHTON PARK            41.48N 87.73W
06/07/2008                   COOK               IL   EMERGENCY MNGR
            DAMAGE AT SAUK TRAIL AND RICHTON SQUARE ROAD FROM
            TORNADO. REPORTED BY RICH TOWNSHIP EMERGENCY MANAGER.
0650 PM     HEAVY RAIN       HOMEWOOD                41.56N 87.66W
06/07/2008  M0.00 INCH       COOK               IL   CO-OP OBSERVER
            1.57 INCHES IN 45 MINUTES FROM COCORAHS OBSERVER.
0650 PM     TORNADO          LANSING                 41.57N 87.55W
06/07/2008                   COOK               IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            SPOTTER IS 1 MILE EAAST OF SUAK VILLAGE LOOKING NORTH
            TOEARDS LANSING ILLINOIS
0650 PM     TORNADO          LANSING                 41.57N 87.55W
06/07/2008                   COOK               IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
            TORNADO NEAR INTERSTATE 394 AND JOE ORR ROAD
0650 PM     TORNADO          LANSING                 41.57N 87.55W
06/07/2008                   COOK               IL   AMATEUR RADIO
            TORNADO 2 MILES NORTH OF JO ORR ROAD AND STATE STREET
0650 PM     FLOOD            HOMEWOOD                41.56N 87.66W
06/07/2008                   COOK               IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            FLOODED VIADUCT 183RD AND DIXIE HIGHWAY
0650 PM     TORNADO          RICHTON PARK            41.48N 87.73W
06/07/2008                   COOK               IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT
            HOMES WERE FLATTEN IN RICHTON PARK ILLINOIS
0650 PM     TORNADO          HAMMOND                 41.62N 87.49W
06/07/2008                   LAKE               IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT
            POSSIBLE TORNADO MAY HAVE CAUSED A 5 CAR ACCIDENT AT
            INTERSTATE 90 AND CALUMET AVENUE.
0650 PM     TORNADO          WILMINGTON              41.30N 88.16W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   EMERGENCY MNGR
            PRELIMINARY REPORT FROM THE WILL COUNTY EMA. EAST
            WILMINGTON ILLINOIS...TWO HOUSES DESTROYED. COUPLE OF
            PEOPLE RESCUED AND 2 MINOR INJURIES.
0651 PM     TORNADO          LANSING                 41.57N 87.55W
06/07/2008                   COOK               IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            TORNADO ON THE GROUND NEAR LANSING. SPOTTER SEES THE
            TORNDAO FROM SHERERVILLE
0652 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     HOMEWOOD                41.56N 87.66W
06/07/2008                   COOK               IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            183RD AND GOVERNORS HIGHWAY SPOTTER SAW ROTATING WALL
            CLOUD BUT NO TORNADO.
0654 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     LANSING                 41.57N 87.55W
06/07/2008                   COOK               IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            ROTATION IN CLOUDS.
0655 PM     HEAVY RAIN       FLOSSMOOR               41.54N 87.68W
06/07/2008  M0.00 INCH       COOK               IL   CO-OP OBSERVER
            1.32 INCHES IN 45 MINUTES.
0657 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     GLENWOOD                41.55N 87.62W
06/07/2008                   COOK               IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
0713 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     SCHERERVILLE            41.49N 87.45W
06/07/2008                   LAKE               IN   TRAINED SPOTTER
            ROTATION 2 MILES NORTH OF US30 AND 41.
0714 PM     TORNADO          RICHTON PARK            41.48N 87.73W
06/07/2008                   COOK               IL   EMERGENCY MNGR
            DAMAGE REPORT. HOUSES DESTROYED EAST OF GOVERNORS
            HIGHWAY.
0715 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     ZION                    42.46N 87.84W
06/07/2008                   LAKE               IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            A FUNNEL CARMEL AND GIDIAN
0715 PM     TORNADO          HAMMOND                 41.62N 87.49W
06/07/2008                   LAKE               IN   TRAINED SPOTTER
            ON KLINE AVE IN HAMMOND AND GRIFFITH BORDER. KLINE AVE AT
            INTERSTATE 80 AND 94. A TORNADO WAS OBSERVED.
0748 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     CARY                    42.21N 88.25W
06/07/2008                   MCHENRY            IL   EMERGENCY MNGR
            FUNNEL CLOUD MOVING EAST FROM CARY ILLINOIS
0754 PM     TORNADO          CARY                    42.21N 88.25W
06/07/2008                   MCHENRY            IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            FUNNEL CLOUD AT RAWSON BRIDGE ROAD
0805 PM     TORNADO          MUNDELEIN               42.27N 88.00W
06/07/2008                   LAKE               IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            TORNADO TOUCHDOWN 176TH AND HAWLEY IN MUNDELEIN
0805 PM     TORNADO          S MUNDELEIN             42.27N 88.00W
06/07/2008                   LAKE               IL   AMATEUR RADIO
            ROTATING WALL CLOUD AT WADSWORTH EAST OF HAWTHORNE WOODS
            SOUTH OF MUNDELEIN
0814 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     ZION                    42.46N 87.84W
06/07/2008                   LAKE               IL   TRAINED SPOTTER
            A FUNNEL CLOUD WAS REPORTED AT CARMEL AND GIDIAN ROAD
0830 PM     TORNADO          SE WILMINGTON           41.30N 88.16W
06/07/2008                   WILL               IL   NWS EMPLOYEE
            BETWEEN RITCHIE ILLINOIS AND WILMINGTON ILLINOIS. LARGE
            TREES DOWN AND HOUSE WAS MISSED. STEEL WRAPPED AROUND
            POLES. A 200 YARDS PATH. ON ROUTE 102 JUST NORTH OF
            RITCHIE.

&&
The National Weather Service in Romeoville would like to extend much appreciation
to
spotters, amateur radio operators, law enforcement, local fire departments,
and emergency management for valuable reports from today’s storms.
Additional information will be provided either late Sunday or Monday after 
storm surveys are completed by the National Weather Service. Based on the storm
damage, the survey team will assign ratings to the tornadoes based on the
Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF Scale).




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