Washington IL – 4 Months After the November 17 Tornado

On Friday, I visited Washington IL to check on the recovery from the November 17, 2013, tornado event. The good news is that I saw lots of construction. The bad news is that a lot of damage remains. As a result of the harsh winter, very little clean up could be done in these conditions, … Continue reading Washington IL – 4 Months After the November 17 Tornado

Inventory of Illinois Tornadoes from November 17

The National Weather Service has a nice summary table of the 24 tornadoes that struck Illinois on November 17, 2013 [updated on December 2: the NWS now counts 25 tornadoes in Illinois]. This includes the locations, start time, EF rating, path length, fatalities, and injuries. They are available here as a pdf file on the … Continue reading Inventory of Illinois Tornadoes from November 17

Tornado Count from November 17 Outbreak: 22

Based on preliminary reports and field surveys, there were about 23 22 tornadoes that struck Illinois on Sunday, November 17. [update: I just realized I didn’t add correctly when I wrote this late last night: 6+7+4+5=22] Six tornadoes struck northeast Illinois Seven tornadoes struck central Illinois Four tornadoes struck south-central Illinois: survey 1, survey 2 … Continue reading Tornado Count from November 17 Outbreak: 22