November 17th, 2013: Perfect Setup for Disaster
http://fggpc.com/category/continuing-legal-education/ November 17th, 2013: A day that resonates with so many of us across the great state of Illinois. Typically dates that are remembered in the weather world are not ones that bring on a positive connotation. With this paper I plan on giving an overview of the event, an in depth look at the meteorology behind it, a timeline of events, and also the efforts to restore the hardest hit areas back to normalcy. This type of severe weather episode could be considered a "once in a career" type event for a local forecaster. What made it so unusual was not only the time of year it occurred, but the time of day that many of the tornadoes happened. One listen to the live weather overview [above] will really help you understand how volatile the situation really was.
Some fast facts about the outbreak below:
- 4th largest outbreak in Illinois history
- Most tornadoes in the month of November in Illinois history
- Previous record was 8 in 1965
- First violent November tornadoes in Illinois since 1885
- Longest track tornado was 46.2 (Tornado #2)
- 8 deaths and 181 injuries
- 10 tornadoes had tracks of 10 miles or more
- Most severe weather was out of the region by 3 P.M.
- Negatively tilted trough
- Strong divergence
- 35-40 kt of low level shear
- SRH of 400-600
- 60 kt bulk shear
- 2,000 J/KG SBCAPE
- EHI values of 5-6
- LCL heights under 750M
- High Shear/Moderately Unstable
Tornado #1: Pekin, Peoria County - 10:52 A.M. - EF-2Survey Results: This tornado crossed the Illinois River from Peoria County at 10:53 AM CST. It tracked through the northwest side of Pekin before lifting 2 miles northeast of Pekin at 10:54 AM CST. Approximately 179 houses and 6 businesses suffered major damage, while 182 houses experienced minor roof damage. In addition, 3 apartment buildings lost their roofs, a power substation had minor damage, and hundreds of cars were damaged. Ten people were injured.
Tornado #2: Washington to Dana, Peoria-Livingston Counties - 10:59 A.M. - EF-4Survey teams from the NWS offices in Lincoln and Chicago surveyed this tornado. The tornado initially developed over the southeast portion of East Peoria, and then headed northeast. It reached a maximum intensity of EF-4 as it entered the city of Washington. It then continued northeast, moving through Woodford County, reaching the Woodford/LaSalle County border near Minonk, a total of 34.5 miles. The tornado then continued northeast into far southern LaSalle County near Dana, then moved into Livingston County, finally diminshing 2 miles east of Long Point. The track length in LaSalle and Livingston Counties was 11.7 miles, with the peak intensity in these two counties as EF-2. The total tornado path on the ground was 46.2 miles. Central Illinois Tornado Survey: Washington
Tornado #3: Litchfield, Macoupin County - 11:30 A.M. - EF-1MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING: EF-1 FATALITIES: NONE INJURIES: NONE BEGIN TIME/LOCATION: 1130 AM CST 6 MILES NORTHWEST OF LITCHFIELD END TIME/LOCATION: 1134 AM CST 6 MILES NORTHWEST OF LITCHFIELD MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WIND SPEED: 75 MPH PATH LENGTH: 4 MILES MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH: 50 YARDS Despite photographic evidence of a large tornado northwest of Litchfield, only minor damage to power poles and one barn was observed. Most of the area where the tornado occurred was bare farm fields which did not have any damage indicators.
Tornado #4: Dana - Long Point, LaSalle-Livingston Counties - 11:43 A.M. - EF-0.SATELLITE TORNADO EAST OF DANA ILLINOIS SOUTH OF LONG TRACKED TORNADO... RATING: EF-0 ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 75 MPH PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3 MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 50 YARDS FATALITIES: NONE INJURIES: NONE START DATE: NOV 17 2013 START TIME: 1143 AM CST START LOCATION: 1 E DANA IL START LAT/LON: 40.9587 / -88.9251 END DATE: NOV 17 2013 END TIME: 1146 AM CST END LOCATION: 2 SSE LONG POINT IL END_LAT/LON: 40.9800 / -88.8840 * DISCUSSION: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS RECEIVED STORM CHASER VIDEO OF A SATELLITE TORNADO WHICH FORMED SOUTH OF THE LONG TRACKED TORNADO THAT MOVED FROM WASHINGTON ILLINOIS INTO EXTREME SOUTHERN LASALLE AND SOUTHWEST LIVINGSTON COUNTY. THIS TORNADO ONLY LAST A FEW MINUTES AND NO DAMAGE HAS BEEN CONFIRMED WITH THIS SECOND BRIEF TORNADO.
Tornado #5: Breese, Clinton County - 11:47 A.M. - EF-1
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING: EF-1 FATALITIES: NONE INJURIES: NONE BEGIN TIME/LOCATION: 1147 AM CST 7 MILES NORTH OF BREESE END TIME/LOCATION: 1148 AM CST 7 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF BREESE
MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WIND SPEED: 100 MPH PATH LENGTH: 0.4 MILES MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH: 50 YARDSA weak tornado touched down near the intersection of Jamestown Road and Low Bridge Road and moved east nearly a half mile before dissipating. It destroyed a garage, removed shingles from a house, destroyed a pole barn and snapped a number of large trees. This tornado was photographed by numerous people.
Tornado #6: New Minden, Washington County - 12:04 P.M. - EF-4MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING: EF-4 FATALITIES: 2 INJURIES: 2 BEGIN TIME/LOCATION: 12:04 PM CST 4.4 MILES SOUTHWEST OF NEW MINDEN. END TIME/LOCATION: 12:13 PM CST 2.6 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF HOYLETON. MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WIND SPEED: AT LEAST 166 MPH PATH LENGTH: 10.6 MILES MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH: 200 YARDS The initial tornado touchdown occurred near Interstate 64, about 4.4 miles southwest of New Minden, blowing a tractor trailer off the interstate and causing minor injuries to the driver. The tornado then began moving towards New Minden. The worst damage was a few miles southwest of New Minden, where a small farm sustained a direct hit. The outbuildings and barns sustained varying degrees of damage, but the homestead was totally destroyed with only the foundation remaining. The damage at the homestead was rated EF-4, and two fatalities occurred at this location. The tornado then raced northeast, hitting New Minden, and producing significant damage to the Lutheran Church and to several homes just northwest of the church. Damage to the two homes was rated EF-3. The tornado continued northeast, producing sporadic damage to just north of Hoyleton. A farm 2 miles west-northwest of Hoyleton sustained significant damage, as did a newly constructed home 2 miles north of Hoyleton. Damage at these two locations were rated EF-2. The tornado then veered a bit northwest and dissipated.
Tornado #7: Hoyleton, Washington County - 12:14 P.M. - EF-1
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING: EF-1 FATALITIES: NONE INJURIES: NONE BEGIN TIME/LOCATION: 1214 PM CST 3 MILES NORTHEAST OF HOYLETON END TIME/LOCATION: 1218 PM CST 3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CENTRALIA MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WIND SPEED: 95-100 MPH PATH LENGTH: 4.9 MILES MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH: 100 YARDSAs the EF-4 tornado dissipated another tornado formed one mile to the east. This second tornado produced sporadic damage nearly 5 miles. The damage was rated EF-0 to EF-1, with the most widespread damage occuring near the Flying M Ranch, 3 miles southwest of the city limits of Centralia, Illinois. The tornado dissipated only 3/4 mile west of a large mobile home park in Wamac.
Tornado #8: Pana, Christian County - 12:15 P.M. - EF-1The tornado developed near the intersection of Almond and Elm Streets on the north side of Pana. Damage was done to siding and roofs of homes. Several trees were knocked down, damaging 3 cars. Power lines were also downed. The tornado continued to the north-northeast doing damage to a home and destroying an outbuilding at East 400 North Road. The tornado dissipated about 2 miles to the north-northeast in an open field.
Tornado #9: St. Elmo-Altamont, Fayette-Effingham Counties - 12:22 P.M. - EF-2
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING: EF-2 FATALITIES: NONE INJURIES: NONE BEGIN TIME/LOCATION: 1222 PM CST 4.6 SOUTHWEST OF ST. ELMO END TIME/LOCATION: 1232 PM CST 6.9 NORTHEAST OF ST. ELMO
MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WIND SPEED: 120 MPH PATH LENGTH: 11.5 MILES MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH: 200 YARDSA strong tornado developed between Highway 40 and Interstate 70 about 5 miles southwest of St. Elmo. The tornado destroyed a barn, depositing the debris downstream into the adjacent open field. The tornado continued northeast across Highway 40 damaging a few outbuildings and silos on a farmstead. The tornado strengthened and grew in size as it moved just to the west of St. Elmo. Here it caused significant damage to three homes and severe damage/complete destruction to numerous outbuildings. Two of the houses were moved from their foundations. This damage was rated EF-2. The tornado continued northeast toward the St. Elmo Golf Club, causing singificant damage to trees and destroying a garage and two outbuildings at a residence located on St. Elmo Country Club Road. The tornado continued northeast crossing County Highway 2150, County Road 2300, Illinois Highway 128 (Fayette/Effingham County Line), and finally dissipating just northeast of the intersection of North 200th Street and East 1300th Avenue. Most of the damage observed along the remainder of the path was to trees and small outbuildings.
Tornado #10: Coal City - Wilmington, Grundy-Will Counties - 12:22 P.M. - EF-2
* EVENT TYPE: EF-2 TORNADO * INJURIES: 3 * ESTIMATED BEGIN TIME/LOCATION: 11/17/2013...1222 PM CST 3 MILES SSW OF COAL CITY IL LAT 41.24 LON -88.30 * ESTIMATED END TIME/LOCATION: 11/17/2013...1233 PM CST 4 MILES NNE OF WILMINGTON IL LAT 41.35 LON -88.13 * PATH LENGTH: 12.9 MILES * MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WIND SPEED: 122 MPH * MAXIMUM ESTIMATED PATH WIDTH: 200 YARDS * DISCUSSION: THE TORNADO FORMED JUST NORTHWEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF E BRACEVILLE RD AND S CARBON HILL RD WHERE SEVERAL SOFTWOOD TREES WERE UPROOTED. THE TORNADO THEN QUICKLY MOVED NORTHEAST JUST NORTH OF E REED RD WHERE A FAMILY RESIDENCE SUSTAINED VISIBLE DAMAGE TO ITS EXTERIOR...AND A METAL BUILDING SUSTAINED ROOF AND EXTERIOR WALL DAMAGE. DAMAGE AT THIS LOCATION WAS CONSISTENT WITH ESTIMATED WINDS OF 95 MPH OBSERVED AT THIS LOCATION. A SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE SUSTAINED CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF BERTA ROAD AND SPRING ROAD WHERE TWO PEOPLE WERE INJURED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED INTO A SUBDIVISION NORTH OF SPRING ROAD WHERE WIDESPREAD MINOR DAMAGE OCCURRED. SEVERAL HOMES RECEIVED MORE SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE INCLUDING PARTIAL LOSS OF ROOFS AND SECOND STORY WALLS. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST ACROSS COUNTY LINE ROAD. CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE OCCURRED TO BUSINESSES ALONG DIVISION STREET BETWEEN COUNTY LINE ROAD AND I-55 INCLUDING AN RV STORE WHERE NUMEROUS VEHICLES WERE DAMAGED. CONSISTENT EF-2 DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED JUST NORTHWEST OF THE RT 113 AND I-55 INTERSECTION...WHERE A HOUSE OBSERVED SIGNIFICANT EXTERIOR DAMAGE. THE TORNADO LOST INTENSITY AS IT TRACKED JUST WEST OF I-55 CAUSING WIDESPREAD TREE DAMAGE...BEFORE CROSSING I-55 NEAR WIDOWS RD WHERE SEVERAL HARDWOOD TREES WERE UPROOTED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST AFFECTING A PHEASANT FARM...BEFORE FURTHER WEAKENING AS IT MOVED NORTHEAST INTO THE MIDEWIN TALLGRASS PRAIRIE. FURTHER DAMAGE TO SEVERAL METAL STRUCTURES WERE OBSERVED JUST WEST OF RT 53 WITHIN THE MIDEWIN PRAIRIE...BEFORE LIFTING EAST OF RT 53.
Tornado #11: West Liberty, Jasper County - 12:25 - EF-1Touch down occurred in village of West Liberty, along northern two roads of town. Traveled east-northeast about 3.5 miles across Ste. Marie Rd. Damage in town included several homes with roof damage, siding blown off, trees uprooted and broken at the trunk, and three utility poles broken. An older one story house with a weak roof had roof blown off and two exterior walls collapsed. Semi trailer turned over. About 1 mile to the east, several barn roofs blown off; at least one barn demolished. At least one pole broken a mile east, along 1700th Street.
Tornado #12: Garrett, Moultrie-Douglas Counties - 12:30 P.M. - EF-1The tornado touched down in an open field about 3.5 miles northeast of Lovington, then tracked northeastward and crossed into Douglas County about 5 miles north of Arthur at 12:37 PM CST. In Moultrie County, major roof damage occurred to 8 homes, while 1 garage was destroyed and 17 outbuildings were severely damaged. Numerous trees and power poles were snapped. In Douglas County southwest of Garrett, the tornado damaged the roofs of 3 homes and 5 outbuildings, as well as numerous trees and power poles. It crossed U.S. Highway 36 and tracked into the town of Garrett where it damaged the roofs of about two dozen homes and mobile homes before dissipating.
Tornado #13: Manhattan-Frankfort, Will County - 12:42 P.M. - EF-2
* EVENT TYPE: EF-2 TORNADO. * INJURIES: NONE. * ESTIMATED BEGIN TIME/LOCATION: 11/17/2013...1242 PM CST 3 MILES SE OF MANHATTAN IL LAT 41.41 LON -87.93 * ESTIMATED END TIME/LOCATION: 11/17/2013...1248 PM CST 2 MILES SSW OF FRANKFORT IL LAT 41.47 LON -87.87 * PATH LENGTH: 5.5 MILES * MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WIND SPEED: 125 MPH * MAXIMUM ESTIMATED PATH WIDTH: 200 YARDS. * DISCUSSION: A SEPARATE TORNADO FORMED FROM THE SAME THUNDERSTORM WHICH PRODUCED THE COAL CITY TORNADO...TOUCHING DOWN SOUTH OF W BRUNS RD AND EAST OF S KANKAKEE ST SOUTHEAST OF MANHATTAN ILLINOIS. THIS SEPARATE TORNADO RAPIDLY INTENSIFIED CAUSING EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO 5 HOUSES ALONG W BRUNS RD...WITH THIS DAMAGE CAUSING THEM TO BE UNINHABITABLE. NORTH OF THIS HOUSE DAMAGE...4 HIGH TENSION POWER LINE TOWERS WERE BENT. EF-2 DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED AT THIS LOCATION WITH WINDS ESTIMATED AT 125 MPH. DAMAGE TO MULTIPLE TREES AND POWER LINES WERE OBSERVED AS THIS TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST...BEFORE REACHING W DRALLE RD WHERE CONSISTENT STRUCTURE DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED. DAMAGE TO TWO HOUSES WAS OBSERVED ALONG THIS ROAD WITH DAMAGE ALSO SUSTAINED TO AN ADJACENT BARN TO THE NORTH. A SEPARATE FARM TO THE NORTHEAST ALONG S SCHEER RD HAD ROOF DAMAGE TO THE RESIDENCE...DAMAGE TO A METAL BARN...AND TREE DAMAGE ALL CONSISTENT OF EF-1 INTENSITY. AS THE TORNADO WEAKENED ALONG RT 45...DAMAGE TO ONE METAL STRUCTURE WAS ALSO OBSERVED...BEFORE THIS TORNADO LIFTED JUST SOUTH OF W STEGER RD.
Tornado #14: Villa Grove-Broadlands, Douglas-Champaign Counties - 12:44 P.M. - EF-3A tornado touched down 3.7 miles northwest of Tuscola at 12:44 PM CST, and was on the ground for 18 miles. The roof of a house and 2 outbuildings were damaged during the first 2 miles of the track. The tornado strengthened after it crossed U.S. Highway 45 doing major damage to 2 homes, several large farm buildings, numerous power poles, and a garage. The tornado then turned to the east, damaging the roofs of two homes and destroying several outbuildings. It then crossed I-57 near mile marker 218, where it destroyed a mobile home just east of the highway. The tornado did major damage to several more roofs and outbuildings before it merged with another tornado 2 miles west-northwest of Villa Grove, turned back to the northeast, and crossed into Champaign County about 1.5 miles northwest of Villa Grove at 12:52 PM. The tornado continued across southern Champaign County before lifting 2.7 miles north-northwest of Broadlands at 1:02 PM CST. The tornado moved through open fields for the first 2.5 miles in Champaign County, then took the roof off 1 home, destroyed about a dozen outbuildings, snapped numerous power poles and trees, and did roof damage to 6 homes.
Tornado #15: Tuscola, Douglas County - 12:45 P.M.- EF-1Touch down occurred in the country north of Tuscola, just west of I-57. The tornado crossed the interstate and did minor damage to two residents and destroyed several farm out buildings. The tornado then traveled northeast and merged with the Villa Grove tornado, just northwest of Villa Grove.
Tornado #16: Gifford-Wellington, Champaign-Iroquois Counties - 12:45 P.M. - EF-3A tornado touched down in an open field about 1 mile southeast of Thomasboro at 12:45 PM CST and rapidly moved to the northeast. In less than a minute it increased in intensity, causing damage to 3 nearby farms and pushing 2 farm houses off their foundations. The tornado moved through open fields for about 2 miles at which time it widened to nearly 1/4 mile wide and became wrapped in rain. It destroyed 3 homes, several outbuildings, and damaged a few other homes before it moved into the town of Gifford. The rain-wrapped tornado was about 1/2 mile wide when it moved through the center of Gifford. Nearly 30 homes were destroyed, more than 40 suffered major damage, and around 125 had minor damage. Around 15 businesses sustained moderate to major damage and the roof of a school was peeled back. Hundreds of vehicles were damaged or destroyed. The tornado tracked for another 5 miles to the northeast, destroying 3 homes and numerous outbuildings, damaging several other homes, and snapping many trees and power poles. Six people were injured in Champaign County, with damage estimated around $60 million. The tornado then crossed into Vermilion County about 3 miles north-northeast of Penfield at 1:00 PM CST, tracking northeastward across rural northwest Vermilion County. The tornado destroyed 1 home, 20 outbuildings, and a camper. It also damaged 7 other homes and snapped numerous power poles and trees. The tornado weakened as it moved out of Vermilion County into Iroquois County about 3.7 miles west-northwest of Hoopeston at 1:14PM CST. Damage in the Vermilion County portion of the track was around $2.5 million.
Tornado #17: Beecher, Will County - 1:01 P.M. - EF-1
* EVENT TYPE: EF-1 TORNADO. * INJURIES: NONE. * ESTIMATED BEGIN TIME/LOCATION: 11/17/2013...101 PM CST 5 MILES SE OF BEECHER IL LAT 41.30 LON -87.55 * ESTIMATED END TIME/LOCATION: 11/17/2013...102 PM CST 6 MILES SE OF BEECHER IL LAT 41.31 LON -87.54 * PATH LENGTH: 0.8 MILES * MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WIND SPEED: 100 MPH * MAXIMUM ESTIMATED PATH WIDTH: 150 YARDS. * DISCUSSION: THIS BRIEF TORNADO QUICKLY DEVELOPED SOUTH OF E 12000N RD CAUSING DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HARDWOOD TREES...THEN MOVING NORTHEAST WHILE SNAPPING A SOFTWOOD TREE. THE MORE SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE CAUSED BY THIS TORNADO WAS TO A FARM JUST NORTHEAST TO THE INITIAL TOUCHDOWN...WITH A LARGE BARN SUSTAINING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO ITS ROOF AND OUTER WALLS. CONSISTENT DAMAGE WAS NOTED WITH TWO ADJACENT METAL BUILDINGS SUSTAINING PARTIAL ROOF LOSS...SEVERAL SOFTWOOD TREES SNAPPED AT THE BASE OR HALF WAY UP...AND WITH DEBRIS TOSSED ALMOST 1000 YARDS TO THE NORTHEAST. IN ADDITION...A TRACTOR BLADE WEIGHING ABOUT 400 POUNDS WAS MOVED 60 FEET AND A GRAIN PIPE THAT HAD BEEN RIVETED TO THE SILO NEXT TO THE BARN WAS RIPPED AWAY AND MANGLED AND LOFTED INTO THE FIELD. DAMAGE AT THIS LOCATION WAS CONSISTENT WITH ESTIMATED WINDS OF 100 MPH. THE TORNADO THEN CONTINUED NORTHEAST THROUGH A FARM FIELD WHILE WEAKENING...THEN CAUSING MINOR STRUCTURE AND TREE DAMAGE ALONG E DELITE INN RD. NORTHEAST OF E DELITE RD...THE TORNADO LIFTED IN AN ADJACENT FARM FIELD.
Tornado #18: Allerton - Westville, Vermillion County - 1:03 P.M. - EF-2This tornado touched down in an open field 2.8 miles northeast of Allerton at 1:03 PM CST. The tornado tracked to the northeast for about 15 miles and did major damage to 2 homes, roof damage to 4 other homes, and destroyed 9 outbuildings, 4 garages, and 2 grain bins. Numerous trees and power poles were also snapped. The tornado crossed State Route 1 about 2 miles north of Westville, impacting the villages of Belgium and Hegeler where 1 person was injured. Nine homes sustained major damage, 26 had significant roof damage, and more than 100 had minor roof damage. The tornado also damaged more than 50 mobile homes, numerous garages and vehicles, and destroyed about 25 outbuildings. The tornado crossed the Vermilion River and moved through about a mile of forested area before dissipating 4.4 miles northeast of Westville and 3 miles west of the Indiana border. Total damage was estimated at $9.5 million.
Tornado #19: Opdyke, Jefferson County - 1:05 P.M. - EF-1* EVENT TYPE.........EF1 TORNADO * EVENT DATE.........SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013 * EVENT TIME.........105 PM * EVENT LOCATION.....1.5 NE OF OPDYKE * PEAK WIND..........107 MPH * MAX PATH WIDTH.....25 YARDS * PATH LENGTH........0 MILES * INJURIES...........0 * FATALITIES.........0 * DAMAGE DETAIL......BRIEF TOUCHDOWN ON THE NORTH SIDE OF INTERSTATE 64. SEVERAL TREES WERE SNAPPED.
Tornado #20: Sims - Fairfield, Wayne County - 1:08 P.M. - EF-2* EVENT TYPE.........EF2 TORNADO * EVENT DATE.........SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013 * EVENT TIME.........108 PM - 120 PM * EVENT LOCATION.....SIMS TO FAIRFIELD * PEAK WIND..........134 MPH * MAX PATH WIDTH.....150 YARDS * PATH LENGTH........10 MILES * INJURIES...........0 * FATALITIES.........0 * DAMAGE DETAIL......TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN THE SOUTHWEST SIDE OF SIMS. QUICKLY INTENSIFIED AND DESTROYED A DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME ON THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF SIMS. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST AND CROSSED HIGHWAY 15...PRODUCING TREE AND POWER POLE DAMAGE. THE TORNADO MOVED EAST AND MOVED ACROSS THE WAYNE COUNTY LANDFILL...DAMAGING THE BUILDING ON THE GROUNDS. THE TORNADO CONTINUED INTO THE NORTH SIDE OF FAIRFIELD AND PRODUCED MAINLY MINOR DAMAGE TO HOMES.
Tornado #21: Wellington, Iroquois County - 1:19 P.M. - EF-0
RATING: EF-0 ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 80 MPH PATH LENGTH: 4.6 MILES PATH WIDTH: 75 YARDS FATALITIES: NONE. INJURIES: NONE. START DATE: NOV 17 2013 START TIME: 119 PM CST START LOCATION: 1 MILE SE OF WELLINGTON IL START LAT/LON: 40.5283/-87.6691 END DATE: NOV 17 2013 END TIME: 123 PM CST END LOCATION: 4 MILES NE OF WELLINGTON IL END LAT/LON: 40.5805/-87.6171 DAMAGE: FOUR FARMSTEADS WERE IMPACTED WITH SEVERAL LARGE TREES DOWNED OR WITH THEIR TOPS SNAPPED. ONE OUTBUILDING HAD ITS ROOF TORN OFF.