Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale F2
-- Length 1.8 Miles
-- Width 300 Yards
State ILLINOIS
County/Area PIATT
WFO ILX
Report Source NWS STORM SURVEY
NCDC Data Source PDS
Begin Date 2001-10-24 12:35:00.0 CST
Begin Location 1WSW MONTICELLO
Begin Lat/Lon 40.03/-88.58
End Date 2001-10-24 12:38:00.0 CST
End Location 1NNE MONTICELLO
End Lat/Lon 40.05/-88.55
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 2.2M
Crop Damage 0
Event Narrative An eyewitness reported that the tornado touched down on the southwest side of Monticello and traveled to the north northeast across town. It blew down numerous trees near the golf course then destroyed a storage building. In this area the tornado intensified to F2 Intensity (wind speeds of 120 to 130 mph) taking the roof of a church completely off and blew it into the roof of a nearby 2 story apartment building. The apartment building suffered severe damage and has been deemed uninhabitable. A farm implement building/business, which was close to 200 feet in length, had roughly three quarters of the building destroyed. Damage for this building was estimated at nearly $2 million, as several combines inside were severely damaged or destroyed. Debris from the building was thrown into a nearby power substation, causing a complete power outage to the town of 5,000 residents as well as neighboring communities. The tornado appeared to have lifted off the ground and stayed at tree top level for the remainder of its life through the town producing F0 damage. Numerous trees had the tops broken off and several large trees were uprooted. Once outside of town it did touch down briefly once more, damaging the roof of one home and destroying several outbuildings and a garage of another homestead about a mile north northeast of town. In this location, several 2 inch by 6 inch pieces of lumber from one of the machine sheds had shot through patio doors into the home. No injuries were reported due to the tornado. Damage is estimated around $2.2 million.


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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 3 3.002M 0.00K
CLINTON DE WITT CO. IL 10/24/2001 11:05 CST Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DECATUR MACON CO. IL 10/24/2001 11:10 CST Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW CITY SANGAMON CO. IL 10/24/2001 11:24 CST Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. E 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
DELAVAN TAZEWELL CO. IL 10/24/2001 11:40 CST Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. E 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN LOGAN CO ARP LOGAN CO. IL 10/24/2001 11:49 CST Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. M 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COUNTYWIDE MACON CO. IL 10/24/2001 11:50 CST Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. E 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLOOMINGTON MCLEAN CO. IL 10/24/2001 12:15 CST Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. E 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLINTON DE WITT CO. IL 10/24/2001 12:20 CST Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. E 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OAKLEY MACON CO. IL 10/24/2001 12:24 CST Tornado F0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONTICELLO PIATT CO. IL 10/24/2001 12:35 CST Tornado F2 0 0 2.200M 0.00K
PANA CHRISTIAN CO. IL 10/24/2001 12:35 CST Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. E 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAHOMET CHAMPAIGN CO. IL 10/24/2001 12:44 CST Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. E 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHAMPAIGN CHAMPAIGN CO. IL 10/24/2001 12:50 CST Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHAMPAIGN CHAMPAIGN CO. IL 10/24/2001 12:55 CST Tornado F1 0 2 500.00K 0.00K
COUNTYWIDE SHELBY CO. IL 10/24/2001 12:55 CST Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. E 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SULLIVAN MOULTRIE CO. IL 10/24/2001 12:55 CST Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. E 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MATTOON COLES CO. IL 10/24/2001 13:15 CST Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. E 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COUNTYWIDE DOUGLAS CO. IL 10/24/2001 13:20 CST Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. E 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
COUNTYWIDE VERMILION CO. IL 10/24/2001 13:25 CST Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. E 0 1 0.00K 0.00K
GREENUP CUMBERLAND CO. IL 10/24/2001 14:00 CST Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. E 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PARIS EDGAR CO. IL 10/24/2001 14:15 CST Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. E 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FALMOUTH JASPER CO. IL 10/24/2001 14:20 CST Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. E 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLORA CLAY CO. IL 10/24/2001 14:20 CST Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. E 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COUNTYWIDE CRAWFORD CO. IL 10/24/2001 14:30 CST Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. E 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL CLARK CO. IL 10/24/2001 14:30 CST Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. E 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLNEY RICHLAND CO. IL 10/24/2001 14:41 CST Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. E 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COUNTYWIDE LAWRENCE CO. IL 10/24/2001 15:00 CST Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. E 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 3 3.002M 0.00K