Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
NOUS43 KILX 190220
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
820 PM CST Mon Nov 18 2013
...Preliminary NWS Damage Survey for 11/17/13 Tornado Event...
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 120 mph
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 100 yards
START TIME: 1052 am cst
START LOCATION: 1.25 west northwest of Pekin
END TIME: 1054 am cst
END LOCATION: 2.25 north northeast of Pekin
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: around 190 mph
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 34.5 miles
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 1/2 mile wide
START TIME: 1059 am cst
START LOCATION: 2.4 miles southeast of East Peoria
END TIME: 1134 am cst
END LOCATION: 1.5 miles north of Minonk
The tornado initially developed over the southeast portion of East Peoria,
and then headed northeast. It reached a maximum intensity of EF-4 as it
entered the city of Washington. It then continued northeast, moving into
Woodford county, reaching the Woodford/LaSalle county border, a total
of 34.5 miles.
The tornado then continued northeast into LaSalle county, and then
Livingston county, finally diminshing 2 miles east of Long Point in
Livingston county. The track length in LaSalle/Livingston was
11.7 miles. The total tornado path on the ground was 46.2 miles.
EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES
TORNADOES INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.
EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.