Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale F2
-- Length 12.5 Miles
-- Width 200 Yards
State ILLINOIS
County/Area SANGAMON
WFO ILX
Report Source NWS STORM SURVEY
NCDC Data Source PDS
Begin Date 2006-03-12 20:32:00.0 CST
Begin Location 4S RIVERTON
Begin Lat/Lon 39.78/-89.53
End Date 2006-03-12 20:55:00.0 CST
End Location 5NE BUFFALO
End Lat/Lon 39.90/-89.35
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 4/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Event Narrative The tornado touched down 3.75 miles south of Riverton. It moved northeast, between Dawson and Buffalo (passing 1.5 miles west of Buffalo), and lifted just south of the Logan County line, 5 miles northeast of Buffalo.

This tornado started at F0 strength, about 100 yards wide, and quickly strengthened to F2 intensity (120 mph) with a maximum width of 200 yards. It weakened to F1 intensity, and was about 100 yards wide when it ended. Total path was 12.5 miles in length. Damage from this storm consisted of damage to barn buildings and some significant house damage. Power poles were snapped, with major tree damage.

4 injuries were reported, but there were no fatalities


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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 4 0.00K 0.00K
RIVERTON SANGAMON CO. IL 03/12/2006 20:32 CST Tornado F2 0 4 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 4 0.00K 0.00K