Path length: 6.26 miles
Width: 75 yards
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SPC coordinates: Start: 39.9728 / -88.0739 End: 39.9991 / -87.9608
Note: Exact tornado path may not be straight and/or continuous.
There were 6 tornadoes confirmed on September 9, 2016. Four were in the state of Illinois including the strongest – an EF2 that crossed through parts of Champaign County. Per the NWS Summary of the event, the tornado began at 631pm CDT 3.6 miles south of Sidney and ended at 6:50pm CDT 2.5 miles south of Homer. The estimated peak winds were 125 mph. The tornado tracked ENE damaging corn and bean fields for about two miles before damaging the roof of a house and destroying a garage and large shed. The tornado continued into a cemetery damaging several headstones and two trees. The greatest damage occurred to a farmstead south of Homer. Three outbuildings were destroyed, and the house was pushed off its foundation.
Radar, Tornado and Damage Photos via NWS East Central Illinois
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