Tornado confirmed in Lee County

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National Weather Service report – A tornado rated at EF 1 was confirmed by a NWS survey team surveying the damage 3 miles southeast of Ashton in Lee County, IL.

A tornado touched down near Meridian Road southeast of Ashton at approximately 5:41 AM Tuesday morning. The tornado’s path length was surveyed at 1.1 miles long with a debris path that was 50 yards wide, convergent and narrow. Some of the damage included a couple of outbuildings with poor structural integrity, and a few that had their roofs ripped off. The top of a metal silo was ‘punched’ in and a grain cart was flipped on to its side. In addition to the structural damage, numerous 2×4’s were speared into the ground and metal siding was strewn into the fields to the northeast of the farm. The winds were estimated to be at 95 MPH.

EF1 tornado damage southeast of Ashton, IL.

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This post was written by qni_it on October 27, 2010

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