Peoria, Ill. — A damaging squall line plowed through Central Illinois Tuesday morning bringing damaging wind gusts and heavy rain to the region. The storms developed late Monday night in NW Iowa and dropped southeast into Central Illinois on Tuesday.
The storms knocked down several trees and power lines leaving thousands in Central Illinois without power. Here are the storm reports from Tuesday morning.
- 8:45 AM – Galesburg – Numerous trees were blown down across town taking down power lines.
- 8:50 AM – Dahinda – Flattened corn and sorghum fields.
- 9:25 AM – Peoria (West Bluff) – Tree was blown down on a house near the West Bluff.
- 9:26 AM – Manito – Large tree fell onto a power line.
- 9:30 AM – Pekin – A one-foot diameter tree down at Parkview and 11th Street blocking the road.
- 9:35 AM – Germantown Hills – Power lines down
- 9:40 AM – Deer Creek – Two-foot diameter trees were blown down
- 10:05 AM – Lincoln – Power lines down in two locations leaving 500+ without power.
- 10:15 AM – Heyworth – Large tree was blown down
The storms also had a shelf cloud that was seen region-wide as the storms raced east through Central Illinois. Here are several pictures from our viewers.