Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 1 Miles
-- Width 30 Yards
State ILLINOIS
County/Area MACON
WFO ILX
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-03-01 12:47:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1SW ELWIN
Begin Lat/Lon 39.7749/-88.9867
End Date 2007-03-01 12:48:00.0 CST-6
End Location 1NE ELWIN
End Lat/Lon 39.7851/-88.9733
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 1/0
Property Damage 37.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A strong area of low pressure lifted from the central Plains into the western Great Lakes during the day. Thunderstorms fired along a frontal boundary that extended southeast from this system through central Illinois. These storms produced several reports of severe wind gusts and hail. A brief tornado touched down near the town of Elwin, causing one injury.
Event Narrative The tornado touched down 1/2 mile southwest of the intersection of Elwin Road and Rt. 51 and ended 1/2 mile to the north northeast. The tornado caused damage to a house porch and church chimney as well as numerous trees. A two foot diameter tree fell on three cars causing severe damage. One minor injury occurred to an 18 year old female when she was blown to the ground. Maximum wind speed with the tornado was estimated at 80 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 1 37.00K 0.00K
JACKSONVILLE MORGAN CO. IL 03/01/2007 06:57 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLINTON DE WITT CO. IL 03/01/2007 10:05 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TAYLORVILLE CHRISTIAN CO. IL 03/01/2007 12:19 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TAYLORVILLE CHRISTIAN CO. IL 03/01/2007 12:19 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DECATUR MACON CO. IL 03/01/2007 12:41 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELWIN MACON CO. IL 03/01/2007 12:47 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 1 37.00K 0.00K
DECATUR MACON CO. IL 03/01/2007 12:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PESOTUM CHAMPAIGN CO. IL 03/01/2007 13:52 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 37.00K 0.00K