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East Galesburg, IL Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in East Galesburg is lower than Illinois average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in East Galesburg is lower than Illinois average and is higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #1388

East Galesburg, IL
0.01
Illinois
0.24
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

East Galesburg, IL
0.0000
Illinois
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #1029

East Galesburg, IL
199.87
Illinois
220.15
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 4,140 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of East Galesburg, IL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:8Cold:64Dense Fog:44Drought:32
Dust Storm:0Flood:399Hail:1,047Heat:63Heavy Snow:61
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:43Landslide:1Strong Wind:70
Thunderstorm Winds:1,814Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:113Winter Weather:119
Other:262 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near East Galesburg, IL.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near East Galesburg, IL.

No historical earthquake events found in or near East Galesburg, IL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 80 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near East Galesburg, IL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.41974-06-14340°56'N / 90°24'W40°43'N / 90°24'W14.90 Miles33 Yards010K0Knox
10.81975-03-23241°04'N / 90°11'W1.00 Mile80 Yards0225K0Knox
11.91995-05-13240°44'N / 90°23'W40°49'N / 90°09'W14.00 Miles880 Yards021.6M0Knox
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 1 N of St. Augustine and traveled to the northeast. Twelve farm structures and 14 pieces of farm equipment were destroyed. Eighteen homes were either damaged or destroyed. Numerous trees were blown over and a 10 acre orchard with over 1200 trees was destroyed. The tornado also took off the roof of the Maquon Fire Department before it lifted and dissipated 1 NE of Maquon. Two people sustained minor injuries and damage was estimated around $1.6 million.
12.71976-03-04241°02'N / 90°06'W0.10 Mile440 Yards0025K0Knox
14.51961-05-14340°43'N / 90°13'W40°54'N / 89°59'W17.30 Miles100 Yards082.5M0Knox
14.61959-09-26240°54'N / 90°38'W40°57'N / 90°33'W4.90 Miles300 Yards10250K0Warren
15.21974-06-14341°18'N / 90°35'W40°56'N / 90°24'W26.90 Miles440 Yards010K0Mercer
18.32010-06-05240°48'N / 90°05'W40°46'N / 89°59'W6.00 Miles50 Yards00420K50KKnox
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down 4.5 miles west-northwest of Yates City in eastern Knox County then tracked southeastward to the Knox-Peoria County line. Large tree limbs were snapped and crops were scoured in numerous places along this path. A house had the roof torn off and much of the upper level of the structure severely damaged. The attached garage was also destroyed. In addition, a large garage was destroyed, and seven outbuildings were severely damaged. The tornado continued southeastward into Peoria County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A stationary frontal boundary extending from southern Michigan across north-central Illinois served as the focus for severe thunderstorm development during the late afternoon and evening of June 5th. A vigorous upper-level disturbance tracking across the Upper Midwest added extra wind energy to the atmosphere, allowing supercell thunderstorms to develop along the front. Eight tornadoes were spawned by the storms, mainly along a Galesburg to Eureka line. An isolated tornado formed further south across eastern Logan and western DeWitt counties as well. No injuries were reported.
18.91962-05-28241°13'N / 90°20'W000K0Henry
19.11974-04-13241°12'N / 90°27'W0.10 Mile20 Yards0025K0Mercer
19.71975-06-13340°41'N / 90°15'W40°40'N / 90°07'W6.60 Miles1300 Yards002.5M0Fulton
20.71959-09-26241°11'N / 90°22'W41°18'N / 90°10'W12.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Henry
20.71974-04-13241°14'N / 90°25'W0.10 Mile17 Yards013K0Mercer
21.11996-04-19341°12'N / 90°07'W41°11'N / 90°02'W3.00 Miles100 Yards0410.0M0Henry
 Brief Description: 10 Million in damage and 4 hospitalized as this tornado moved from Bishop Hill through Galva. At least 6 Million of damage was reported in the city limits of Galva where 150 homes were damaged, 26 received extensive damage, and 15 had to be destroyed. Extensive damage was also received to the city sewage treatment plant. A second, small and short lived tornado, did much less damage to the eastern part of town, most notably pushing over gravestones in a cemetery and downing trees.
21.82010-06-05240°46'N / 89°59'W40°46'N / 89°57'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0085.0M0KPeoria
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed the Knox-Peoria County line 1.1 miles west of Elmwood, then continued southeastward through the town of Elmwood. Considerable structural damage occurred to 10 homes, 30 businesses and nearly two dozen vehicles in downtown Elmwood, amounting to approximately $85 million in damages. There was a total of about 80 people, some that were attending an outdoor festival in the downtown and some that were at a theater, that took shelter in the basement of the movie theater. As a result, there were no injuries. The tornado dissipated 1 mile east of Elmwood. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A stationary frontal boundary extending from southern Michigan across north-central Illinois served as the focus for severe thunderstorm development during the late afternoon and evening of June 5th. A vigorous upper-level disturbance tracking across the Upper Midwest added extra wind energy to the atmosphere, allowing supercell thunderstorms to develop along the front. Eight tornadoes were spawned by the storms, mainly along a Galesburg to Eureka line. An isolated tornado formed further south across eastern Logan and western DeWitt counties as well. No injuries were reported.
23.71963-04-18241°02'N / 90°45'W0025K0Warren
24.51961-05-14340°54'N / 89°59'W41°07'N / 89°43'W20.20 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Peoria
26.92006-04-13241°16'N / 90°37'W41°16'N / 90°35'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0030K0Mercer
 Brief Description: Rated low F2 Tornado developed just east of 240th Street at 2107 CST and tracked generally east across the far northern part of Matherville and dissipated just west of U.S. 67 east of Matherville at 2111 CST. Two homes had roof damage done to them with the sheriff's office indicating one house was completely unroofed.
27.01998-06-18241°06'N / 90°48'W41°11'N / 90°43'W6.00 Miles880 Yards00110K0Mercer
 Brief Description: The tornado damaged several rural home sites. Northeast of Seaton damage was noted to farm buildings and a silo. South of Aledo seven power lines poles were snapped, and a farmhouse 4 miles west of Aledo was destroyed. The tornado also damaged or destroyed farm buildings, roofs and chimneys south of Aledo.
27.11999-04-05240°38'N / 90°41'W40°41'N / 90°39'W3.00 Miles100 Yards003K0Warren
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down along Highway 9 southwest of Good Hope snapping several trees. From there the tornado moved northeast across Town Fork Creek damaging several trees in a densely wooded area and snapping two large trees along a county road. Damage along this path was rated F0. As the tornado continued northeast it moved through plowed farmland and approached a homestead along north-south county road west of Good Hope. The house sustained no structural damage, but several outbuildings suffered substantial damage. An older concrete block hog house was destroyed while the roof and sides of a new machine shed were torn off. A grain bin was blown about 500 yards from the home site into a neighboring field. Damage along this path was rated F2. For the next several miles the tornado tracked through plowed farmland snapping a few trees and blowing over several fences. The tornado then approached US Highway 67 just south of the McDonough-Warren County line. The tornado snapped two very large oak trees at a homestead with one landing on the house. It continued on a northeast track snapping several trees and damaging a roof on a homestead just south of the county line. Damage along this path was rated F1. The tornado then crossed from McDonough county into Warren county just east of highway 67. As the tornado continued northeast it hit a group of farm buildings north of the county line. Three of the buildings sustained major damage. A corn crib was blown on it's side while the roof of a barn and shed were destroyed. Damage along this path was rated F1. The tornado tracked into the south side of Swan Creek destroying a grain elevator. Just northeast of the elevator the walls of a concrete block machine shop were blown in and the building was completely destroyed. As is continued northeast it toppled several trees and antennae. Other damage in Swan Creek included two porches torn off homesteads and two roofs lifted, but not pulled off homesteads. Damage along this path was rated F2. The tornado continued northeast and lifted just north of town.
27.61975-07-23340°33'N / 90°20'W40°33'N / 90°07'W11.10 Miles2630 Yards00250K0Fulton
28.01990-06-19240°34'N / 90°07'W0.30 Mile100 Yards00250K0Fulton
28.11965-04-23241°21'N / 90°20'W0.20 Mile100 Yards0025K0Henry
28.51974-05-16241°20'N / 90°33'W41°21'N / 90°22'W9.20 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Rock Island
28.61981-07-25240°54'N / 89°46'W2.00 Miles20 Yards00250K0Peoria
30.41975-07-23340°34'N / 90°11'W40°32'N / 89°55'W14.00 Miles2630 Yards26925.0M0Fulton
30.51967-01-24240°51'N / 90°56'W40°55'N / 90°51'W5.70 Miles77 Yards0025K0Henderson
31.21976-08-11240°30'N / 90°12'W01250K0Fulton
31.91974-06-14341°23'N / 90°40'W41°18'N / 90°35'W6.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Rock Island
32.11959-09-27240°28'N / 90°36'W40°33'N / 90°27'W9.40 Miles200 Yards01250K0Mcdonough
32.21974-04-21241°22'N / 90°03'W2.00 Miles50 Yards003K0Henry
32.51973-04-21241°20'N / 90°39'W41°26'N / 90°25'W13.60 Miles33 Yards022.5M0Rock Island
32.61999-04-05240°32'N / 90°43'W40°37'N / 90°41'W6.40 Miles100 Yards006K0Mcdonough
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down along Highway 9 southwest of Good Hope snapping several trees. From there the tornado moved northeast across Town Fork Creek damaging several trees in a densely wooded area and snapping two large trees along a county road. Damage along this path was rated F0. As the tornado continued northeast it moved through plowed farmland and approached a homestead along north-south county road west of Good Hope. The house sustained no structural damage, but several outbuildings suffered substantial damage. An older concrete block hog house was destroyed while the roof and sides of a new machine shed were torn off. A grain bin was blown about 500 yards from the home site into a neighboring field. Damage along this path was rated F2. For the next several miles the tornado tracked through plowed farmland snapping a few trees and blowing over several fences. The tornado then approached US Highway 67 just south of the McDonough-Warren County line. The tornado snapped two very large oak trees at a homestead with one landing on the house. It continued on a northeast track snapping several trees and damaging a roof on a homestead just south of the county line. Damage along this path was rated F1. The tornado then crossed from McDonough county into Warren county just east of highway 67. As the tornado continued northeast it hit a group of farm buildings north of the county line. Three of the buildings sustained major damage. A corn crib was blown on it's side while the roof of a barn and shed were destroyed. Damage along this path was rated F1. The tornado tracked into the south side of Swan Creek destroying a grain elevator. Just northeast of the elevator the walls of a concrete block machine shop were blown in and the building was completely destroyed. As is continued northeast it toppled several trees and antennae. Other damage in Swan Creek included two porches torn off homesteads and two roofs lifted, but not pulled off homesteads. Damage along this path was rated F2. The tornado continued northeast and lifted just north of town.
32.91978-08-15341°16'N / 90°47'W41°20'N / 90°41'W6.40 Miles77 Yards00250K0Mercer
33.11976-06-29440°48'N / 89°45'W40°50'N / 89°39'W4.90 Miles40 Yards00250K0Peoria
33.21957-05-21340°30'N / 90°48'W40°37'N / 90°35'W13.70 Miles120 Yards00250K0Mcdonough
33.21973-04-21241°16'N / 90°50'W41°20'N / 90°39'W10.20 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Mercer
33.71962-05-28241°25'N / 90°09'W00250K0Henry
33.81978-08-15341°20'N / 90°41'W41°21'N / 90°42'W00250K0Rock Island
35.61973-04-21241°26'N / 90°25'W41°29'N / 90°18'W6.40 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Henry
36.41967-04-21241°26'N / 90°24'W41°29'N / 89°55'W25.10 Miles300 Yards00250K0Henry
36.91964-04-21340°25'N / 90°44'W40°30'N / 90°29'W14.10 Miles17 Yards0025K0Mcdonough
37.31965-09-14340°45'N / 89°43'W40°44'N / 89°35'W6.60 Miles200 Yards0302.5M0Peoria
37.41956-04-26241°29'N / 90°22'W41°29'N / 90°09'W10.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Henry
38.31967-07-23241°07'N / 89°41'W41°03'N / 89°31'W9.40 Miles50 Yards0025K0Stark
38.51995-05-13440°22'N / 90°18'W40°25'N / 90°07'W7.00 Miles880 Yards0456.0M0Fulton
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 1 NE of Ipava and traveled to the northeast for seven miles, lifting and dissipating 2 NE of Lewistown. The tops of some high power line structures were broken off and 12 homes were destroyed. Numerous livestock were killed. Numerous cars and farm equipment were either damaged or destroyed. One car was thrown over a 100 yards into a farm field. Forty-five people sustained minor injuries, mainly from flying debris. Damage was estimated around $6 million.
39.41959-09-26241°10'N / 89°39'W41°12'N / 89°36'W1.90 Miles40 Yards0025K0Stark
39.61966-04-19341°30'N / 90°30'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Scott
41.21965-04-24341°09'N / 89°37'W41°06'N / 89°30'W6.50 Miles43 Yards0125K0Marshall
42.01960-05-16240°36'N / 89°39'W0025K0Tazewell
42.61975-06-14241°10'N / 89°33'W00250K0Bureau
42.61976-03-04341°12'N / 89°34'W0.80 Mile100 Yards00250K0Bureau
43.81966-05-23240°58'N / 91°11'W41°01'N / 91°07'W4.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Des Moines
43.91974-05-13241°00'N / 91°09'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Des Moines
44.11972-07-17341°04'N / 89°38'W41°08'N / 89°21'W15.20 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Marshall
44.12001-06-14241°28'N / 90°48'W41°28'N / 90°48'W0.10 Mile200 Yards0000Muscatine
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down at 501 pm CST, around a half mile east/northeast of Montpelier, near Highway 22 and the Muscatine/Scott County line. The tornado then tracked northeast into Scott County, was on the ground about 6.5 miles, and was 200 yards wide. The tornado ripped the roof off of three homes in Blue Grass, and produced lesser damage to many other homes. Three people in Blue Grass sustained minor injuries. The tornado produced F2 damage in the area around Normandy Street in Blue Grass, before lifting 2.5 miles northeast of the community at 506 pm CST.
44.21998-04-07240°20'N / 90°04'W40°20'N / 90°03'W1.00 Mile35 Yards0000Fulton
 Brief Description: A tornado initially touched down in a farm field and overturned some irrigation equipment 3 miles east southeast of Sepo. Then it travelled to the northeast destroying a mobile home which was anchored, but the only thing left was the floor of the unit. The floor was wiped clean of all plumbing fixtures and walls with only a washing machine and water heater left on the floor. Most of the debris was deposited in the Illinois River about 50 yards away. A couple of three foot diameter trees were snapped off near the mobile home. Also, a nearby machine shed was destroyed and a motor home was rolled three times over the top of the damage and left upside down 30 feet from its original position. Just north of the mobile home, a concrete block pumping station was damaged. The roof was torn off, all of the windows broken out, and one wall was buckled. The tornado then moved across the Illinois River into Mason County. The tornado moved into the Baldwin Beach area, damaging three homes. From there the tornado, hopped and skipped along a northeasterly track, causing spotty damage to trees. The tornado finally lifted and dissipated 7 miles northeast of Buzzville in the Jake Wolf Memorial Fish Hatchery area. No injuries were reported and no damage estimate was available.
44.71960-05-25240°39'N / 89°33'W0025K0Tazewell
44.81990-11-27240°28'N / 89°44'W1.00 Mile200 Yards022.5M0Tazewell
45.41955-05-26240°33'N / 89°37'W1.50 Miles100 Yards01250K0Tazewell
45.61967-04-21241°32'N / 89°58'W41°32'N / 89°52'W4.50 Miles300 Yards0025K0Henry
45.61995-05-13340°25'N / 89°56'W40°31'N / 89°29'W25.00 Miles880 Yards0254.0M0Tazewell
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down along the Illinois River (3 NE of Goofy Ridge) and traveled to the northeast for 25 miles before lifting and dissipating in Tremont (Tazwell County). The tornado damaged or destroyed over 36 homes and mobile homes in Mason County and injured 23 people. Numerous trees were blown down, especially in the Sand Ridge State Forest, as well as, numerous power poles. In Tazwell County, 25 homes were either damaged or destroyed (seven homes were destroyed in a subdivision 1 S of South Pekin were two people suffered minor injuries). Numerous silos and machine sheds were destroyed. Damage was estimated around $4 million.
45.82001-06-14241°29'N / 90°47'W41°33'N / 90°44'W6.40 Miles200 Yards0300Scott
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down at 501 pm CST, around a half mile east/northeast of Montpelier, near Highway 22 and the Muscatine/Scott County line. The tornado then tracked northeast into Scott County, was on the ground about 6.5 miles, and was 200 yards wide. The tornado ripped the roof off of three homes in Blue Grass, and produced lesser damage to many other homes. Three people in Blue Grass sustained minor injuries. The tornado produced F2 damage in the area around Normandy Street in Blue Grass, before lifting 2.5 miles northeast of the community at 506 pm CST.
45.91990-03-13341°36'N / 90°17'W41°37'N / 90°20'W0.50 Mile73 Yards00250K0Scott
46.41982-03-12240°20'N / 90°41'W0125K0Mcdonough
46.42003-05-10240°24'N / 89°48'W40°25'N / 89°45'W2.50 Miles100 Yards0100Mason
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down just southwest of Manito. As it traveled to the northeast it destroyed 4 homes, as well as power lines and trees. Twenty-four homes sustained minor to major damage. One elderly woman sustained minor injuries, a cut on her arm and bruises, while taking shelter in her walk-in pantry. No other injuries were reported.
47.22003-05-10340°28'N / 89°41'W40°39'N / 89°27'W17.50 Miles440 Yards03210.0M0Tazewell
 Brief Description: This long track tornado first touched down 3 miles southwest of South Pekin and traveled to the northeast. It destroyed several homes before reaching the eastern sections of South Pekin where it intensified to F3 strength. The tornado destroyed 50 homes, caused minor to major damage on an additional 80 homes before exiting the town. As the tornado approached Morton, it weakened briefly but quickly intensified again as it crossed the intersection of I-74 and I-155. When it crossed the highways, 8 vehicles were damaged and one injury was sustained when a car was overturned by the tornado as it crossed I-74. It destroyed several three story apartment buildings and severely damaged several others in the complex. A couple of businesses in the area were destroyed as well. It then moved through several subdivisions, damaging over 100 homes, some severely. The tornado eventually weakened and lifted 2.5 miles north of Morton. In all, 32 people were injured by the tornado, three seriously, but they have since recovered.
47.21967-05-07241°32'N / 90°54'W41°29'N / 90°45'W8.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Muscatine
47.31974-04-13240°18'N / 90°55'W40°26'N / 90°41'W15.20 Miles500 Yards00250K0Mcdonough
47.91956-08-13340°42'N / 89°30'W40°41'N / 89°25'W3.80 Miles27 Yards0025K0Tazewell
48.01975-11-29240°15'N / 90°01'W40°25'N / 89°44'W18.60 Miles33 Yards00250K0Mason
48.31959-08-26241°36'N / 90°17'W41°41'N / 90°14'W5.60 Miles50 Yards0025K0Rock Island
48.41995-05-09341°32'N / 90°49'W7.00 Miles500 Yards003.0M0Scott
 Brief Description: This tornado destroyed 26 farm buildings, 20 of them with major damage. Nine homes were hit, one destroyed, two with major damage and six with minor damage. Seven of the nine homes were farmhouses. Roxanne Paper, with baby boy Logan in arm, was downstairs when the tornado struck. She reported that it sounded like something big was tearing through the house. The Gary Meincke farm was hit very hard. He and his wife watched the tornado touch down south of their farm at around 1630 CDT. Shortly after that they ran with their children to the basement. Debris from the Leroy Feldhahn farm near Stockton was spread over nearby Interstate 80 causing a two mile long traffic jam. Governor Terry Branstad later proclaimed a Disaster Emergency for Scott County.
48.51967-01-24241°37'N / 90°35'W2.00 Miles250 Yards00250K0Scott
48.61967-01-24240°48'N / 89°24'W2.50 Miles73 Yards0025K0Mclean
49.11990-03-08240°14'N / 90°26'W40°14'N / 90°12'W15.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Fulton
49.31996-04-19240°12'N / 90°09'W40°18'N / 90°02'W9.00 Miles250 Yards0100Mason
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in Bath causing major damage to one home and minor damage to 11 homes. Also, 2 trailers were destroyed. In one of the trailers a woman sustained minor injuries when the tornado hit it. After going through Bath, the tornado continued to the northeast where it destroyed and uprooted numerous trees in the Bath Cemetery, blew down numerous power lines, destroyed numerous farm buildings and picked up a semi-truck and blew it into a nearby field. Only the one minor injury was reported and no damage estimate was available.
49.62007-06-01341°19'N / 91°07'W41°27'N / 91°01'W10.00 Miles774 Yards0615.0M0KMuscatine
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado entered into Muscatine County from Louisa County just south of Fruitland, IA. It progressed to the northeast through the center of Fruitland destroying the post office and city hall building, numerous homes, and overturning some railroad cars. The tornado weakened as it approached the southwest portions of Muscatine. In Muscatine, the western sections of town had varying degrees of damage, which was mainly confined to roof damage. At a car dealership, some cars were displaced. The tornado eventually lifted on the northeast side of Muscatine near the junction of highways 22 and 61. Debris from Muscatine and Fruitland fell in Lowden, IA. Some personal papers were found 1 to 4 miles northwest of Lowden. Lowden is approximately 30 miles NNE of Muscatine. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A line of thunderstorms pivoted northeast into parts of southeast Iowa during the mid-morning hours of June 1st. Much of the area was just breaking out of a blanket of dense fog where visibilities dropped to less than a quarter mile. Dew point temperatures were in the middle 60s to around 70 degrees. The line of storms appeared to become more broken through the late morning hours, while the area from Iowa City to Waterloo appeared to stratify out into a large area of showers. Just before 12:00 pm CDT, rapid intensification of storm cells on the southeast end of the original line occurred as it moved into northern portions of Louisa County. A tornado touched down just south of Grandview, IA and moved northeast through Fruitland, IA and on to the southwest parts of Muscatine, IA. The tornado then lifted and as the storm cell continued to move northeast across Muscatine County. The super-cell re-intensified as it entered the southeast part of Cedar County just before 1 pm producing a brief tornado near Wilton, IA. The storm then moved across northwest parts of Scott County and Clinton County producing damaging wind gusts and large hail. The super-cell continued northeast into Jackson County producing a tornado near Bellevue around 2:30 pm, which moved across the Mississippi River into Jo Daviess County before lifting. The storm produced yet another tornado just south of Scales Mound, IL around 3:15 pm before moving into southwest Wisconsin and dissipating. During the early afternoon hours, additional storms strengthened on the south end of the original line of storms, which went on to produce wind damage and large hail as they moved through northwest Illinois through the late afternoon hours.
49.61967-01-24240°42'N / 91°14'W40°45'N / 91°12'W3.00 Miles200 Yards04250K0Lee
49.82007-06-01341°16'N / 91°11'W41°19'N / 91°07'W6.00 Miles774 Yards011.0M0KLouisa
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down on the southern edge of Grandview. It moved through the center of town intensifying in rural areas as it approached the county line. In Grandview, several homes sustained severe damage. North of Grandview, about 1.5 miles, a farm house was completely destroyed. Other homes and trees along the path sustained damage. The tornado crossed the Louisa-Muscatine county line just south of Fruitland, IA. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A line of thunderstorms pivoted northeast into parts of southeast Iowa during the mid-morning hours of June 1st. Much of the area was just breaking out of a blanket of dense fog where visibilities dropped to less than a quarter mile. Dew point temperatures were in the middle 60s to around 70 degrees. The line of storms appeared to become more broken through the late morning hours, while the area from Iowa City to Waterloo appeared to stratify out into a large area of showers. Just before 12:00 pm CDT, rapid intensification of storm cells on the southeast end of the original line occurred as it moved into northern portions of Louisa County. A tornado touched down just south of Grandview, IA and moved northeast through Fruitland, IA and on to the southwest parts of Muscatine, IA. The tornado then lifted and as the storm cell continued to move northeast across Muscatine County. The super-cell re-intensified as it entered the southeast part of Cedar County just before 1 pm producing a brief tornado near Wilton, IA. The storm then moved across northwest parts of Scott County and Clinton County producing damaging wind gusts and large hail. The super-cell continued northeast into Jackson County producing a tornado near Bellevue around 2:30 pm, which moved across the Mississippi River into Jo Daviess County before lifting. The storm produced yet another tornado just south of Scales Mound, IL around 3:15 pm before moving into southwest Wisconsin and dissipating. During the early afternoon hours, additional storms strengthened on the south end of the original line of storms, which went on to produce wind damage and large hail as they moved through northwest Illinois through the late afternoon hours.


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