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10augAll DayYorkville/Plainfield (Kendall/Will Counties, IL)

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Start Time:  3:15 pm CDT

End Time:  3:30 pm CDT

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds:  105 mph

Path length:  14.5 miles

Width:  250 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  0

County:  Kendall, Will

State:  Illinois

Start Lat/Lon:  41.625842 / -88.457719

End Lat/Lon:  41.56627863 / -88.18794208


The tornado started on the far south side of Yorkville near Walsh Drive where a pergola was destroyed, siding was ripped off a house, and parts of a fence and a tree were thrown over a roadway. Eyewitnesses accounts indicate the debris was lifted and twirled, consistent with a tornado. The tornado then progressed east- southeastward producing damage to trees along State Route 126 toward Schlapp Road. The most significant damage was found east of Schlapp Road along Wheeler road where trees were mangled, a farm building was destroyed with debris deposited in a nearby field, and a large grain bin was bent inward. Wood panels were thrown into the ground leaving scour marks in the grass. Six power poles were snapped along Ridge road, and a 1000-1500 lb auger was moved about 50 feet. This is where the tornado likely reached peak intensity with winds near 105 mph. The tornado continued southeast into neighborhoods south of Renwick road producing mainly tree damage, and ended just before I-55. A swath of damaging winds consistent with speeds of 70 to 80 mph continued into Crest Hill based on prolific tree damage.


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