Storm Survey in Lee & DeKalb County

Severe thunderstorms moved through eastern Iowa, northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin on Wednesday.  A few tornadoes touched down, including one which tracked through southern Jo Daviess and Carroll County.  There were also a few storms with unconfirmed tornado reports; those reports will be verified by the National Weather Service over the next couple of days.

 

The National Weather Service (NWS) Office in Romeoville, Illinois—which serves parts of our area—plans to conduct a storm damage survey today.  NWS employees will travel to southeastern Lee and southern DeKalb County, as well as nearby Kendall County.  On Wednesday afternoon, a severe thunderstorm moved through the Paw Paw, Shabbona, Somonauk and Yorkville areas, causing widespread wind damage.  Photos and even a few videos of the event seem to suggest a tornado caused some of the damage.  Toppled trees and power poles as well as damage to a few grain bins were initially reported.  A video of the possible tornado near Paw Paw was posted on the weather blog; you can find it HERE. 

The NWS employees will assess the damage and determine if a tornado did indeed touch down or if strong, straight-line winds are to blame.  We will let you know the outcome as soon as we know.

-Joe

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This post was written by qni_it on June 13, 2013

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