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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 1.8 Miles
-- Width 150 Yards
County/Area UNION
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-03-01 10:45:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2WSW JONESBORO
Begin Lat/Lon 37.4389/-89.3036
End Date 2007-03-01 10:47:00.0 CST-6
End Location 1NW JONESBORO
End Lat/Lon 37.4602/-89.2829
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 100.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A strong dry line or cold front moved rapidly east across the Mid-Mississippi and Lower Ohio Valleys during the midday hours. This feature trailed from a strong low pressure system that tracked from Kansas to Iowa. In advance of the front, numerous showers and thunderstorms developed. A particularly strong storm crossed the Mississippi River just north of Cairo and produced a brief tornado in Union County.
Event Narrative The tornado damage path began along a country road, then continued northeast over mostly open land for about one-half to three-quarters of a mile. The path then tracked along or nearly parallel to the same road until reaching the intersection of Highway 146. Several witnesses in the area observed a dark funnel bouncing up and down from the storm to the ground. Many trees were either uprooted or topped. One tree that landed on a house caused heavy damage and trapped a resident inside. The resident was freed from the home uninjured. About 15 to 20 homes received light to moderate roof damage. Several articles of debris were lodged from 20 to 50 feet up in the trees. There was some evidence of convergent damage based on how trees were blown down. Given the rapid storm speed of 50 to 60 MPH, all of the damage occurred in about two minutes. Peak winds were estimated near 75 MPH, resulting in a rating of EF (Enhanced Fujita) 0.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
JONESBORO UNION CO. IL 03/01/2007 10:45 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 100.00K 0.00K