Severe Weather Strikes Northern Illinois

2016June22_radarIt was a loud evening for people living up in Northern Illinois. Storms developed at around the 6 PM hour and moved South and East. They were quick to go from Severe Thunderstorm Warnings to Tornado Warnings and produced damage in many areas.

The most notable tornado that occurred last night was in Pontiac. A large stove pipe tornado developed just Northwest of Pontiac last night and moved straight through the heart of the city. 3 injuries were reported in Pontiac from that storm as they occurred in a trailer park where a trailer got destroyed. So far we have no reports of fatalities from yesterdays severe weather which is excellent news.

Tornadoes also touched down in Lee County, La Salle County, and Livingston Counties. There is a question of a possible tornado that touched down in Iroquois County too. There was damage to a dugout with the roof getting torn off, a couple of buildings were damaged with trees twisted down. Damage extends southeast with siding, trees, and power lines down. Corn in that area was also flattened. For more information on the storm damage, you can visit the Tornado Event page that the National Weather Service in Chicago made at We also included the storm reports image below.


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