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15julAll DayFarmersville (Montgomery/Sangamon Counties, IL)

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Start Time:  5:18 pm CDT

End Time:  5:26 pm CDT

Rating:  EF0

Estimated Peak Winds:  85 mph

Path length:  3.9 miles

Width:  300 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries:  0

County:  Montgomery, Sangamon

State:  Illinois

Start Lat/Lon:  39.4768 / -89.6821

End Lat/Lon:  39.53 / -89.65


A tornado developed about 3 miles north-northwest of Farmersville, Illinois on Wednesday July 15th 2020 at 5:18 PM near the intersection of Rovey Lane and East 1st Road. A few storm chasers captured video of the tornado as it moved northeast and then north toward the Montgomery and Sangamon County Line. On video the tornado appeared to be multivortex and violent, yet damage in the St. Louis CWA was limited to a few broken tree branches, flattened corn and the partial destruction of a small outbuilding. Therefore, we must rate the torando as EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. The tornado did continue north toward Divernon, IL in Sangamon County. WFO ILX (Lincoln, IL) will be providing the survey details for that portion of the track. NWS Linconln: This tornado touched down in Montgomery County, and entered Sangamon County about 3 miles south of Divernon (latitude 39.52, longtigude -89.65) at 5:25 pm. It traveled 0.25 additional miles in Sangamon County before dissipating. Video from this tornado was obtained from storm chasers.


Sources:

Public Information Statement – NWS Lincoln

Public Information Statement – NWS St. Louis


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