Peoria, Ill. – On Monday, the National Weather Service was able to confirm that two tornadoes hit Central Illinois this past weekend.
These tornadoes were part of a storm system that also brought flash flooding, hail and damaging winds to the region on Friday and Sunday.
Breeds, IL Tornado – September 27th, 2019
|Time||8:22-8:27 pm CDT|
|Est. Peak Winds||85 mph|
|Path Length||1.9 miles|
|Max Width||100 yards|
This tornado was a spinup tornado that developed on the leading edge of a line of storms that brought damaging winds, hail and very heavy rain to Central Illinois Friday night. The tornado damaged numerous trees and caused roof damage to a few outbuildings near County Highway 27 and North Orion School Rd. in Fulton County.
Check out these photos from Chrissy Helmuth of the tornado damage.
Emden, IL Tornado – September 29th, 2019
|Time||4:18-4:26 pm CDT|
|Est. Peak Winds||70 mph|
|Path Length||2.8 miles|
|Max Width||50 yards|
This tornado was part of a supercell that tracked across Fulton, Mason, Tazewell and McLean Counties on Sunday afternoon and would eventually produce a tornado near Emden, IL. In addition to the tornado, the storm produced tennis ball size hail and significant wind damage. Windows were blown out of a Manito store due to wind and hail. You can see the storm reports below.
This storm caused a lot of wind damage in Delavan. Meteorologist Zach Hatcher has the story here.