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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale F2
-- Length 20.5 Miles
-- Width 880 Yards
State ILLINOIS
County/Area SANGAMON
WFO ILX
Report Source NWS STORM SURVEY
NCDC Data Source PDS
Begin Date 2006-03-12 20:02:00.0 CST
Begin Location 4SW NEW BERLIN
Begin Lat/Lon 39.67/-89.97
End Date 2006-03-12 20:25:00.0 CST
End Location SPRINGFIELD
End Lat/Lon 39.80/-89.65
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 19/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Event Narrative Continuation of Morgan county tornado. The total path length of the tornado was about 65.5 miles, including a 45.0 mile path across the WFO Central Illinois service area.

Damage from the storm over Scott, Morgan and rural Sangamon counties consisted of the snapping of power poles and major tree damage, either ripped up or uprooted. Numerous farm buildings (both Morton type buildings and barns) were damaged or destroyed, as were numerous grain bins. One mobile home was destroyed.

This long track tornado moved into the city of Springfield before dissipating. The tornado crossed Interstate 72 near mile marker 92, around 8:20 PM. It entered the city of Springfield near Cockrell Lane and Constitution Drive, tracking to the east-northeast around 50 mph. The tornado was about 300 yards wide, and produced F2 damage to several businesses from Constitution Drive, through Parkway Pointe, to Veterans Parkway and Lindbergh Blvd.

The tornado widened to about 0.4 mile wide as it continued to track east-northeast south of Wabash Avenue, between Veterans Parkway and Chatham Road. The tornado widened further, to just over 1/2 mile wide from Westchester Blvd to the village of Jerome. The damage was rated as F2 along Wabash Avenue, between Chatham Road and MacArthur Blvd.

The tornado then weakened slightly, producing F1 damage, as it turned to the northeast, nearly parallel with the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks. The damage path remained nearly 1/2 mile wide. The width of the tornado decreased to about 1/4 mile wide as it strengthened again, and turned to the north-northeast near Iles Park and in the vicinity of Oak and Myrtle Streets, between 6th and 9th Streets. The damage was rated as F2 in these locations, with roofs blown off of homes and businesses, and garages severely damaged. This tornado dissipated just north of 9th Street and South Grand Avenue.

1 injury was reported in Morgan county, with 19 injuries reported in Sangamon county. No fatalities were reported.


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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 20 0.00K 0.00K
MANCHESTER SCOTT CO. IL 03/12/2006 19:29 CST Tornado F2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MURRAYVILLE MORGAN CO. IL 03/12/2006 19:36 CST Tornado F2 0 1 0.00K 0.00K
NEW BERLIN SANGAMON CO. IL 03/12/2006 20:02 CST Tornado F2 0 19 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 20 0.00K 0.00K