This is the path of the tornado from north east of Fairdale, IL to 1 mile north east of Franklin Grove
NWS METEOROLOGISTS HAVE CONDUCTED A GROUND SURVEY COVERING THE MOST HEAVILY DAMAGED LOCATIONS. BASED ON EARLY FINDINGS THE TORNADO THAT TRACKED FROM NEAR ROCHELLE TO NEAR BELVIDERE...AND IMPACTED THE COMMUNITY OF FAIRDALE...APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN A SINGLE LONG TRACK TORNADO. PRELIMINARY SURVEY ASSESSMENT INDICATES THIS TORNADO WAS AN EF-4. AN AERIAL SURVEY WILL BE CONDUCTED TOMORROW...WEATHER PERMITTING...TO CONFIRM A FINAL RATING. AT LEAST ONE SATELLITE TORNADO ASSOCIATED WITH THIS LARGER TORNADO WAS FOUND THUS FAR AND THERE MAY HAVE BEEN OTHERS. AN AERIAL SURVEY WILL HELP US ASCERTAIN WHETHER THERE WERE ANY ADDITIONAL TORNADOES ON THIS DAY. RATING: EF-4 (PRELIMINARY) ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 180-200 MPH PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: TBD PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 0.5 MILE (PRELIMINARY) FATALITIES: 2 INJURIES: 22 START DATE:APRIL 09 2015 START TIME:TBD START LOCATION:TBD END DATE:APRIL 09 2015 END TIME:TBD END LOCATION:TBD
All of the images below were taken northeast of Rochelle and into the town of Fairdale, IL.
All photos below were taken by Victor Gensini. You can follow him on Twitter.
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This post was written by Schnack on April 10, 2015