Updated: Damage survey from Monday evening storms...EF-1 tornado in Perry Co., IL

Two clusters of thunderstorms developed late Monday afternoon (June 8), then tracked southeast across southern Illinois and southeast Missouri. The Storm Prediction Center issued Severe Thunderstorm Watch 353 at 4:35 P.M., valid until 10 P.M. One complex of storms tracked southeast across southern Illinois. The other complex moved southeast into the Poplar Bluff area. The list of events included an EF-1 tornado, a few reports of quarter-size hail, and several damaging wind gusts from 60 to 70 mph. The storms weakened over western Kentucky, but not before producing a microburst near Paducah.  

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
950 PM CDT TUE JUN 9 2009

...DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR PERRY AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES OF
ILLINOIS...

THE FOLLOWING IS THE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT FOR A DAMAGING WIND EVENTS
THAT OCCURRED MONDAY JUNE 8 2009 IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...IN PERRY AND
FRANKLIN COUNTIES.


EVENT NUMBER 1...TORNADO...

* EVENT DATE - MONDAY JUNE 8 2009

* EVENT TIME - APPROXIMATELY 742 PM CDT

* EVENT TYPE - EF0 TORNADO

* EVENT LOCATION - 6 MILES NORTH OF DUQUOIN ILLINOIS...APPROXIMATELY
1 TO 1 AND 1/2 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF HWY 51
AND HWY 154.

* PEAK WIND - 70 MPH

* AVERAGE PATH WIDTH - 100 YARDS

* PATH LENGTH - 1/2 MILE

* INJURIES - NONE

* FATALITIES - NONE

* DISCUSSION/DAMAGE...SEVERAL TREES OR TREE LIMBS DOWNED ALONG WITH
A SMALL SHED OVERTURNED.



EVENT NUMBER 2...DOWNBURST...

* EVENT DATE - MONDAY JUNE 8 2009

* EVENT TIME - APPROXIMATELY 746 PM UNTIL APPROXIMTELY 810 PM CDT

* EVENT TYPE - MICROBURST

* EVENT LOCATION - APPROXIMATELY 4 MILES NORTHWEST OF DUQUOIN IL
SOUTH SOUTH EAST THROUGH ST JOHNS AND THE NORTHEAST AND EAST SIDE OF
DUQUOIN...SOUTHWARD THROUGH OLD DUQUOIN.

* PEAK WIND - 75 MPH

* AVERAGE PATH WIDTH - 3/4 MILE

* PATH LENGTH - 6 MILES

* INJURIES - 2 MINOR DUE TO FALLING DEBRIS.

* FATALITIES - NONE

* DISCUSSION/DAMAGE...MANY DOZENS TO HUNDREDS OF TREES DOWNED ON
HOMES...VEHICLES...POWER LINES AND OTHER STRUCTURES. 8 HOMES WITH
MAJOR DAMAGE. 82 HOMES WITH MINOR DAMAGE. 9 VEHICLES DESTROYED.
APPROXIMTELY 40 POWER POLES DESTROYED. UP TO 1200 CITIZENS WITHOUT
POWER.


EVENT NUMBER 1...TORNADO...

* EVENT DATE - MONDAY JUNE 8 2009

* EVENT TIME - APPROXIMATELY 8:00 PM CDT

* EVENT TYPE - EF1 TORNADO

* EVENT LOCATION - 3 AND 1/2 MILES EAST OF DUQUOIN SOUTH SOUTH EAST
TO 2 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MULKEYTOWN IN SOUTHWEST FRANKLIN COUNTY.

* PEAK WIND - 95 MPH

* AVERAGE PATH WIDTH - 200 YARDS

* PATH LENGTH - 4 AND 1/2 MILES

* INJURIES - NONE

* FATALITIES - NONE

* DISCUSSION/DAMAGE...HUNDREDS OF TREES DOWNED OVER RURAL PERRY AND
FRANKLIN COUNTIES.


NOTE: IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE WIND DAMAGE EVENTS...WIDESPREAD
STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE OCCURRED FROM CENTRAL PERRY
COUNTY...AROUND PICKNEYVILLE...EAST INTO WESTERN FRANKLIN
COUNTY...AS WELL AS AREAS SOUTH OF THIS LINE. MANY TREES AND TREE
LIMBS WERE DOWNED IN THIS BROAD REGION.

SURVEYOR...SHANKLIN



damage path map

Photo of a shed damaged by straight-line winds just southwest of Pinckneyville...

photo of damage near Pinckneyville

Photo of a tree down across a driveway in DuQuoin, courtesy of Jeff Profitt...

tree blown down on a driveway

Photo of a tree down on an SUV, courtesy of Jeff Profitt...

tree down on SUV

The Storm Total Precipitation image from the Paducah radar indicates where the two complexes tracked.

rainfall totals


PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
1107 AM CDT TUE JUN 09 2009

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

0746 PM     TSTM WND GST     4 N DU QUOIN            38.06N 89.24W
06/08/2009  M65.00 MPH       PERRY              IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            REPORTED AT THE INTERSECTION OF U.S. ROUTE 51 AND STATE
            ROUTE 154.

0805 PM     HAIL             5 SE SESSER             38.04N 88.99W
06/08/2009  M1.00 INCH       FRANKLIN           IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            QUARTER SIZE HAIL REPORTED WITH WIND GUST ESTIMATED
            BETWEEN 60 AND 70 MPH.

0808 PM     TORNADO          4 W SESSER              38.09N 89.12W
06/08/2009                   PERRY              IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ...UNCOMFIRMED...E-SPOTTER REPORT OF A POSSIBLE
            RAIN-WRAPPED TORNADO. NO DAMAGE REPORTED...BUT WINDS
            ESTIMATED AT 70 MPH. TIME ESTIMATED.

0820 PM     TSTM WND DMG     10 W BENTON             38.01N 89.10W
06/08/2009                   FRANKLIN           IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            LATE REPORT...TIME ESTIMATED. ONE HOME REPORTED SIDING
            DAMAGE. NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN THROUGHOUT
            MUCH OF THE WESTERN HALF OF THE COUNTY. SOME RURAL
            ROADWAYS WERE FLOODED.

0830 PM     HAIL             ROYALTON                37.88N 89.11W
06/08/2009  M0.75 INCH       FRANKLIN           IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            PENNY SIZE HAIL REPORTED.

0830 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CARBONDALE              37.72N 89.22W
06/08/2009                   JACKSON            IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            LATE REPORT...TIME ESTIMATED. REPORTS OF POWER OUTAGES IN
            PORTIONS OF COMMUNITY.

0834 PM     HAIL             GREENVILLE              37.13N 90.45W
06/08/2009  M1.00 INCH       WAYNE              MO   TRAINED SPOTTER

            QUARTER SIZE HAIL REPORTED.

0852 PM     HAIL             HERRIN                  37.80N 89.03W
06/08/2009  M0.88 INCH       WILLIAMSON         IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            PENNY TO NICKLE SIZE HAIL REPORTED THROUGHOUT THE
            COMMUNITY OVER THE PAST 15 MINUTES.

0856 PM     HAIL             5 E CARTERVILLE         37.76N 88.99W
06/08/2009  M1.00 INCH       WILLIAMSON         IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            QUARTER SIZE HAIL REPORTED.

0910 PM     HAIL             WAPPAPELLO              36.94N 90.27W
06/08/2009  M0.88 INCH       WAYNE              MO   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NICKLE SIZE HAIL REPORTED.

0940 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 WSW POPLAR BLUFF      36.75N 90.44W
06/08/2009                   BUTLER             MO   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            LATE REPORT...TIME ESTIMATED. TREE DOWN BLOCKING HIGHWAY
            160. VEHICLE CRASHED INTO THE TREE BUT NO INJURIES
            OCCURRED.

0945 PM     TSTM WND DMG     10 SE POPLAR BLUFF      36.66N 90.28W
06/08/2009                   BUTLER             MO   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            LATE REPORT...TIME ESTIMATED. POWER OUTAGES REPORTED IN
            THE COMMUNITY OF BROSELEY. OUTAGES LASTED NEARLY 6 HOURS.


1048 PM     TSTM WND GST     WEST PADUCAH            37.08N 88.74W
06/08/2009  M64.00 MPH       MCCRACKEN          KY   ASOS

            PADUCAH ASOS MEASURED 56 KNOT GUST. WINDS WERE VERY
            LOCALIZED.



Below is an infrared satellite image of the two storm complexes shortly before 10 P.M. The complexes appear as a single complex in satellite imagery. The green spots represent lightning strikes over the one-hour period prior to the image. Over 5,000 strikes were recorded in that time period on this image. 

 satellite and lightning data for the storm complex

 



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