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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
523 PM CDT Tue Oct 14 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 10/13/2014 TORNADO EVENT...

.MOWEAQUA-MOUNT ZION TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    120 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  10.0 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             OCT 13 2014
START TIME:             354 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         3 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF MOWEAQUA
START LAT/LON:          39.6306 / -88.9583

END DATE:               OCT 13 2014
END TIME:               407 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           2 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF MOUNT ZION
END LAT/LON:            39.7706 / -88.9092

SURVEY SUMMARY:
This tornado touched down in far northwest Shelby County, about
3 miles east-northeast of Moweaqua, along county road 1000E between
roads 2800N and 2900N. Two machine sheds were destroyed here and
trees were broken just to the north. About 20 acres of corn were
flattened just to the south, but this was determined to be caused
by rear-flank downdraft winds. From here, the tornado tracked
north-northeast, and struck a farmstead along the Macon/Shelby
County line just east of county road 1000E. The home sustained
significant damage to its roof and windows on the south side of
the building, with damage to the attached garage. Several trees
were snapped off within a few feet of the base, and several
outbuildings were completely destroyed. The tornado peaked
at EF-2 intensity at this location.

The tornado tracked into Macon County, crossing Long Grove Creek
before curving a bit more due northeast. Several areas of corn and
beans were observed to be flattened and bent at different
directions from along Crosson Road, northeast past Walker Road,
with the greatest crop damage along East Andrews Street Road
between Cornthwaite and Sanner Roads. Continuing northeast, the
last damage was observed to a barn roof located 2 miles west-southwest
of Mount Zion, south of Elwin Road and just west of Karl Road.


.LONG CREEK TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.1 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             OCT 13 2014
START TIME:             412 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         1 MILE SOUTH OF DECATUR AIRPORT
START LAT/LON:          39.8193/-88.8785

END DATE:               OCT 13 2014
END TIME:               413 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           1 MILE SOUTH OF DECATUR AIRPORT
END LAT/LON:            39.8197/-88.8782

SURVEY SUMMARY:
This brief tornado touched down south of the Decatur Airport
along Illinois Route 121, just south of the US-36 intersection.
A traffic signal mast was rotated about 90 degrees and broken.
Power lines were downed in the area. Two trees were snapped off
at the McDonald`s and a shed and dumpster were overturned at the
Arby`s next door.


.ARGENTA TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    70 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.9 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             OCT 13 2014
START TIME:             429 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         3 MILES NORTHEAST OF ARGENTA
START LAT/LON:          40.0245 / -88.7825

END DATE:               OCT 13 2014
END TIME:               433 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           6 MILES NORTHEAST OF ARGENTA
END LAT/LON:            40.0549 / -88.7444

SURVEY SUMMARY:
Storm spotters tracked this tornado from near the Friends Creek
County Park near Duroc Road, northeast and reaching near the
intersection of Macon, Piatt and De Witt Counties along Illinois
Route 48 near Lake Fork. This tornado remained in open fields and
caused no damage.

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
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

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GEELHART/MILLER/ALW





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