Tornadoes confirmed: Two tornadoes hit Central Illinois this past weekend

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This is a generic tornado image and is not one that struck Central Illinois this weekend.

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

NWS Damage Survey of the Breeds, IL Tornado
Time8:22-8:27 pm CDT
EF RatingEF-0
Est. Peak Winds85 mph
Path Length1.9 miles
Max Width100 yards
Injuries/Deaths0/0

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

NWS Damage Survey of the Breeds, IL Tornado
Time4:18-4:26 pm CDT
EF RatingEF-0
Est. Peak Winds70 mph
Path Length2.8 miles
Max Width50 yards
Injuries/Deaths0/0

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.

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