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Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 65 kts.
State ILLINOIS
County/Area HANCOCK
WFO DVN
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-12-27 10:11:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 3ESE CARTHAGE
Begin Lat/Lon 40.41/-91.08
End Date 2008-12-27 10:13:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Strong low pressure tracked from Oklahoma to northern Illinois on December 27, 2008. Unseasonably warm moist air flowing northward ahead of the low, combined with a strong cold front approaching from the west, triggered isolated severe thunderstorms in western Illinois. These storms formed during the morning hours while temperatures were in the lower 60s. Near Carthage, power poles were snapped and half of a barn roof was blown off. Near New Philadelphia, an EF0 tornado with winds estimated at 80 mph, briefly touched down. A garage was destroyed with the debris field extending about a third of a mile.
Event Narrative Law enforcement reported power poles snapped off and half of a barn roof blown off about 2 miles southeast of Carthage. Winds were estimated at 75 mph.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARTHAGE HANCOCK CO. IL 12/27/2008 10:11 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MACOMB MCDONOUGH CO. IL 12/27/2008 11:06 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW PHILADELPHIA MCDONOUGH CO. IL 12/27/2008 11:20 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K