Path length: 6.26 miles
Width: 75 yards
There were 6 tornadoes confirmed on September 9, 2016. 4 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 2 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.
Storm Data Entry
A tornado touched down in a field 3.6 miles south of Sidney at 6:31pm CDT. The tornado tracked northeastward for more than two miles damaging corn and soybean crops before destroying a garage and a large shed. A car and large RV were also damaged. A barn was destroyed less than one mile away before the tornado moved into a cemetery, where it damaged several headstones and two trees. The most extensive damage occurred at a farmstead further northeast, where three outbuildings were destroyed and a house was pushed off its foundation causing it to collapse. The tornado then dissipated in a field 2.5 miles south of Homer at 6:50pm CDT.
Radar, Tornado and Damage Photos via NWS East Central Illinois
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