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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
443 PM CDT Mon May 27 2024

...NWS Damage Survey for 05/26/24 Tornado Event...

.Xenia Tornado...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    130 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.60 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   300 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/26/2024
Start Time:             07:35 PM CDT
Start Location:         5.3 NW Xenia / Clay County / IL
Start Lat/Lon:          38.6963 / -88.6977

End Date:               05/26/2024
End Time:               07:43 PM CDT
End Location:           4 N Xenia / Clay County / IL
End Lat/Lon:            38.7031 / -88.6315

Survey Summary:
This tornado originally touched down in Marion County near
the south edge of Stephen Forbes State Park. See details from
the St. Louis NWS for this portion of the tornado track.
Total path length across Marion and Clay Counties was 8.4 miles.

It moved in from Marion County along Beard Road just
north of Songer Township Lane, downing trees and power lines. It
tracked east-northeast and did its greatest damage at a farm on
the north end of Penguin Drive, demolishing several metal
buildings. It appears to have lifted just east of Xenia-Iola Road
between Songer Township Lane and Hickory Hill Lane.

.Sumner-Bridgeport Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  6.87 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   250 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/26/2024
Start Time:             08:27 PM CDT
Start Location:         3 S Sumner / Lawrence County / IL
Start Lat/Lon:          38.6741 / -87.8635

End Date:               05/26/2024
End Time:               08:37 PM CDT
End Location:           1 SE Bridgeport / Lawrence County / IL
End Lat/Lon:            38.6956 / -87.7406

Survey Summary:
This tornado touched down along E. 250th Ave. north of N. 700th
St. and generally moved east-northeast. Much of the damage was
limited to trees. However, a small outbuilding was destroyed near
the intersection of N. 800th St. and E. 450th Ave., with a nearby
home losing a small part of its roof. Some minor damage occurred
near a home along N. 850th St. before the tornado lifted just
north of its intersection with E. 900th Ave.


EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0.....65 to 85 mph
EF1.....86 to 110 mph
EF2.....111 to 135 mph
EF3.....136 to 165 mph
EF4.....166 to 200 mph
EF5.....>200 mph

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS Storm Data.