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

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Earthquake Index, #51

Fairmont City, IL

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

Fairmont City, IL

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Tornado Index, #12

Fairmont City, IL

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 3,121 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Fairmont City, IL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:5Cold:27Dense Fog:23Drought:24
Dust Storm:0Flood:233Hail:1,084Heat:87Heavy Snow:35
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:14Landslide:0Strong Wind:56
Thunderstorm Winds:1,337Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:101Winter Weather:22

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Fairmont City, IL.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 3 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Fairmont City, IL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 92 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Fairmont City, IL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.11983-05-01338°38'N / 90°09'W38°40'N / 90°10'W1.00 Mile400 Yards0025K0St. Louis (c)
3.71959-02-10438°39'N / 90°11'W38°40'N / 90°09'W00250K0Madison
4.62003-06-10238°38'N / 90°04'W38°38'N / 89°58'W3.50 Miles150 Yards0200St. Clair
 Brief Description: A tornado first caused damage along the west side of the town of Caseyville, Illinois along Forest Blvd, just east if Interstate 255. Over twelve witnesses observed the tornado along the leading edge of the bowing squall line as they saw debris tossed several hundred feet into the air. The tornado traveled east southeast along Forest Blvd and West Lincoln Avenue. Three house trailers were severely damaged by the tornado between 85th and Black Lane. Two injuries occurred in two of the three house trailers. Numerous large trees were severed or downed by the tornado. The roof of a large machine shed on Black Lane was uplifted and displaced several hundred yards to the east. The tornado then ripped through an auto salvage area where several vehicles were over-turned, damaged or destroyed. The width of this damage area was 50 to 100 yards wide while damage intensity was rated F1. The tornado continued to travel just a bit south of due east causing damage to two homes and a camper and completely destroying another mobile home. Some of the remains of the mobile home was observed 3/4 mile to the east just west of Highway 157. Pieces of metal were wrapped around snapped power poles while one 2 x 4 board was driven into the front windshield of a pickup truck. The width of this damage area varied from 50 to 75 yards while the damage intensity was rated low-end F2. The tornado continued east and showed a convergence pattern in a nearby wheat field south of West Lincoln Ave. The tornado then caused minor damage to six new homes 100 to 300 yards south of West Lincoln Ave and 1/4 to 1/2 mile west of Highway 159. Roofs from five homes were partially uplifted and tossed 200 to 400 yards downwind to the east. One home under construction was completely destroyed. The width of the damage area varied from 75 to 150 yards. The damage intensity was rated the lower end of F1. The tornado continued east up a ridge just east of Highway 157. Several large trees were snapped or uprooted just east of 157. Additional tree damage was found along Hill Road east of Highway 157. One home on Hill Road sustained minor roof damage. The tornado crossed East O'Fallon Drive and severed or uprooted several large trees. One home sustained minor roof damage while a machine shed and garage was severely damaged. The tornado damage track ended just west of Highway 159. Width of the damage area again varied from 75 to 100 yards while the damage intensity was rated at the lower end of F1.
5.61958-06-01238°40'N / 90°00'W0.50 Mile100 Yards003K0Madison
5.91988-11-15338°37'N / 90°00'W38°40'N / 89°59'W3.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0St. Clair
6.11973-07-29238°44'N / 90°05'W0025K0Madison
7.61983-05-01338°40'N / 90°10'W38°50'N / 89°56'W15.00 Miles1000 Yards0325.0M0Madison
7.81958-05-03238°40'N / 90°00'W38°43'N / 89°56'W4.70 Miles10 Yards0125K0Madison
8.02006-04-02238°34'N / 90°00'W38°36'N / 89°57'W7.00 Miles100 Yards11100St. Clair
 Brief Description: Around 515 pm CDT the tornado first caused damage 200 yards south of the intersection of Union Hill road and Long Acre Drive in southwest Fairview Heights, Illinois. Several large trees and large limbs were downed by the tornado. The damage width at this location was 60 yards wide while damage intensity was rated F0. The tornado traveled northeast through a small subdivision southwest of Lincoln Trail (US 50) and Cathy Lane. There was minor roof damage to several homes, a two car garage was damaged and several large trees were either uprooted or snapped half way up. On the east side of Cathy Lane the roof of an apartment building was damaged while a second establishment sustained side and roof damage. Damage was rated F1 intensity while the damage width ranged from 60 to 80 yards. On the north side of US 50 several large power poles were snapped off. Other establishments along the north side of US 50 sustained various degrees of damage. Light poles and tree damage revealed a convergent damage pattern indicative of a tornado. The tornado then hit the south side of the K & G clothing store. The front center part of the roof collapsed while debris from this area was pushed along the east side of the large store. There was one fatality and 11 injuries at this store. The damage width ranged between 80 to 100 yards in this area while the damage intensity was rated lower end of F2. The tornado continued northeast across St. Clair Square Mall, Interstate 64, and then hit a church on Old Collinsville Road. The tornado damaged the steeple and roof of the church. The tornado then damaged three homes and one farm just west of the intersection of Milburn School Road and Pausch Road 2 miles northeast of Fairview Heights. Several large trees were also damaged over this area. The damage width was approximately 60 yards wide while damage Intensity was rated F1. The tornado then crossed the intersection of Kyle and Simmons Road and caused only minor roof damage to six homes in a subdivision north of Kyle Road. The tornado continued to travel northeast and caused damage to several homes in the Crown Point subdivision just south of O`Fallon-Troy Road. The roof of one home was completely uplifted and tossed over 100 yards to the northeast. The damage width was 100 yards wide while damage intensity was rated F2. The tornado then crossed O`Fallon-Troy Road and totally destroyed a machine shed at a farm. Debris from the machine shed was tossed over 1/3 mile to the northeast. Two other homes 1/4 mile north of the intersection of Weil and O`Fallon road sustained varying degrees of damage. The roof of one home was uplifted and displaced to the northeast. Several trees in this area were also damaged. The width of the tornadic damage was 100 yards while damage intensity was rated F1. Insulation debris from both homes was tossed over 300 yards across an open field and line of large trees. The total tornadic damage track was approximately 7 miles. This tornado was a type referred to as a non-supercell tornado. Given that the line of thunderstorm which produced this tornado was moving 60 mph, the tornado was only on the ground for about 8 minutes. M54BU
8.11959-02-10438°37'N / 90°19'W38°40'N / 90°11'W7.70 Miles200 Yards1117525.0M0St. Louis (c)
8.81956-02-25438°30'N / 90°16'W38°37'N / 89°42'W31.60 Miles500 Yards6202.5M0St. Clair
8.91981-04-03438°43'N / 90°08'W38°49'N / 89°57'W11.90 Miles567 Yards03225.0M0Madison
9.01988-11-15238°31'N / 90°05'W0.40 Mile50 Yards00250K0St. Clair
9.81988-11-15338°40'N / 89°59'W38°42'N / 89°52'W6.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Madison
10.61950-01-03338°46'N / 90°13'W38°49'N / 90°07'W6.20 Miles150 Yards032.5M0St. Louis
10.91968-04-03238°24'N / 90°12'W38°35'N / 89°55'W19.80 Miles50 Yards00250K0Monroe
12.41957-05-21238°25'N / 90°12'W38°32'N / 89°52'W19.70 Miles150 Yards00250K0Monroe
12.41960-06-30238°54'N / 90°12'W38°45'N / 89°57'W16.90 Miles33 Yards0172.5M0Madison
12.51950-01-03338°49'N / 90°06'W38°50'N / 90°02'W3.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Madison
13.21967-10-24338°49'N / 90°11'W38°51'N / 90°07'W4.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0St. Charles
13.51973-05-07238°28'N / 90°12'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0St. Louis
13.61956-09-15238°27'N / 90°06'W1.00 Mile400 Yards0025K0St. Clair
14.11957-12-18238°51'N / 90°05'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0125K0Madison
14.51967-01-24438°41'N / 90°33'W38°49'N / 90°07'W25.00 Miles200 Yards321625.0M0St. Louis
14.81975-03-07238°30'N / 90°18'W0.10 Mile20 Yards04250K0St. Louis
15.11967-10-24338°43'N / 90°29'W38°49'N / 90°11'W17.50 Miles100 Yards02250K0St. Louis
15.41957-04-25238°27'N / 89°58'W2.00 Miles300 Yards0025K0St. Clair
15.81980-04-07338°47'N / 90°20'W38°50'N / 90°17'W4.30 Miles100 Yards0152.5M0St. Louis
16.41980-04-07338°50'N / 90°17'W38°52'N / 90°14'W3.00 Miles33 Yards002.5M0St. Charles
17.11983-05-01238°34'N / 89°50'W38°37'N / 89°45'W4.00 Miles100 Yards0202.5M0St. Clair
17.92009-06-08238°33'N / 89°55'W38°25'N / 89°46'W12.00 Miles176 Yards000K0KSt. Clair
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down just northeast of the intersection of North Green Mount Road and Lebanon Avenue in the Eagles Landing Subdivision, where up to 6 homes sustained minor to moderate damage. From this point the tornado produced a nearly continuous damage path that extended to about 1 mile southeast of the intersection of Highway 4 and Jefferson Road. It finally lifted as it approached the Kaskaskia River. The total path length of the tornado is estimated to be 12.8 miles, with an average width of damage of about one-tenth of a mile. However, straight line winds did cause lesser damage over a wider swath of up to 3 miles. The greatest damage was to a home located just west of the intersection of Highway 4 and Jefferson Road. Damage there was rated EF2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Elsewhere along the path of the tornado, the damage was generally in the EF0-EF1 range. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong cold front moved through the region, triggering showers and thunderstorms. Numerous reports of large hail, a tornado and some wind damage occurred with these storms.
18.91973-05-26238°39'N / 90°27'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0St. Louis
18.91957-05-09238°48'N / 90°23'W38°51'N / 90°21'W3.60 Miles150 Yards0025K0St. Louis
19.02010-12-31338°30'N / 90°27'W38°33'N / 90°23'W6.00 Miles440 Yards161.0M0KSt. Louis
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado's second touchdown occurred at the Jefferson, St. Louis County Line at Delmar Gardens on Arbor Terrace. Small trees and minor roof damage occurred at Delmar Gardens. The damage path was 50 yards wide and rated EF0. The tornado continued to skip northeast along Highway 30, in St. Louis County, through a large subdivision in which many homes sustained minor roof and tree damage, however three homes on the east end of the subdivision sustained both siding damage and a greater degree of roof damage. The width of the damage area was 100 yards. Damage intensity over much of the subdivision was EF0, except for the three homes, this damage intensity was rated EF1. The tornado crossed Highway 141 just north of Highway 30. A 2007 Honda CR-V was driving northbound on Highway 141 when the tornado picked it up and slammed it sideways into a wall along the highway. The occupant, a 70 year old woman, sustained major injuries and died about eleven days later from her injuries. The tornado then hit a church, elementary school and parsonage, which sustained various degrees of damage with the parsonage having the highest degree of damage. Most of the roof was removed and one wall collapsed. Three trees sustained substantial damage in which one tree was partially debarked. Damage intensity was rated EF2 while the damage width was 100 yards. The tornado moved through the Fenton City Park and crossed the Meramec River half mile north of Highway 30. Much of the tree damage was minor over this area. The tornado paralleled Watson Road and crossed it near Bond Road where three separate large trees damaged a house, vehicle and garage. The tornado continued northeast and crossed Interstate 270, two miles southeast of Interstate 44. Just east of I-270 the tornado paralleled Old Watson Road in which an intermittent path of damage was observed. One home northeast of I-270 sustained minor roof damage and a second home further northeast experienced shingle and tree damage. The damage over this area was rated EF1 while the damage width was 50 yards. At approximately 11:56 AM the tornado rapidly intensified as it neared Lindbergh Blvd. Many trees in Watson Trail Park were snapped or uprooted. Seven homes along Old Watson Road sustained varying degrees of damage. Peak intensity was EF3 with 145 mph winds. Two homes had the roofs removed and most of the exterior walls collapsed. Several homes along Court Drive sustained significant damage. The worst damage occurred on the east end of Court Drive in which four homes had large portions of the roof removed and one had several walls collapsed. Damage intensity was rated EF3 with wind speeds near 150 mph. On Lindbergh Blvd, one home was completely demolished and moved less than 50 yards from the foundation. A brick veneer garage was also destroyed by the tornado. Further north on Lindbergh a medical facility also sustained heavy damage. Damage over this area was rated EF3, but the demolished home was rated high-end EF3. Damage over this area was a quarter of a mile wide. The tornado crossed Lindbergh near Court Drive and crossed over a strip mall. Two cars and a delivery truck were tipped over in the parking lot. Several windows were blown in on the stores in the strip mall and a greenhouse behind and adjacent to the mall suffered roof and water pipe damage. The tornado made a turn to the east-northeast and crossed the east end of Woodfox Drive. About a dozen pine trees along the east end of Woodfox Drive were blown over, all lying to the north. Eight homes on Woodfox Drive suffered roof damage and several trees were either pushed over or snapped off about halfway up the trunk. The tornado crossed Woodpark Drive were it caused roof damage to three more homes and downed a large oak tree. One home had the roof lifted and partially removed. The damage path width from Woodfox to Woodpark was 300 yards wide and was rated EF1. The tornado then turned a bit to the northeast and crossed Eggeling Lane and Gladlea Drive. On Eggeling Lane, four homes suffered roof damage and several trees were downed. On Gladlea Drive, three homes suffered roof damage and several more trees were downed. This damage path was 150 yards wide and rated EF0. The tornado crossed East Watson between Lynn Lane, Watson Woods Court, and Kathy Court. On Lynn Lane, a couple of trees were snapped off and two homes suffered roof damage and had windows blown in. This portion of the damage path was 100 yards wide and rated EF1. The tornado crossed over Kathy Court and Fern Glen Drive. Some large tree branches were broken which took down some power lines. This damage was rated EF0 and the damage path was 100 yards wide. The tornado continued northeast and crossed the area near Maebern Terrace, Sturdy Drive and Crestwood Lane. At Sturdy and Maebern Terrace, two homes suffered roof damage with one home having the roof lifted and partially removed. A couple of large trees were also downed in this area. This damage was EF1 and 100 yards wide. The tornado continued northeast to Watson Road with minor tree and roof damage noted. Six power poles were pushed over along Watson Road. The tornado continued northeast with additional damage to trees and roofs until it weakened and lifted at the intersection of Rayburn Avenue and S. Sappington Road. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed ahead of a strong cold front, triggering numerous showers and thunderstorms. A number of tornadoes were reported as well as damaging winds and large hail.
19.91959-02-10438°32'N / 90°36'W38°37'N / 90°19'W16.20 Miles200 Yards1017025.0M0St. Louis
20.21968-05-15338°24'N / 89°54'W2.00 Miles200 Yards460250K0St. Clair
21.12010-04-30238°21'N / 90°21'W38°25'N / 90°15'W7.00 Miles350 Yards000K0KMonroe
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down about a mile and a quarter south southeast of Kimmswick on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River. It travelled to the northeast for about 7 miles before lifting and dissipating. Several large trees were blown down just west the levee in a two and a half mile area along the path. The greatest degree of damage occurred on County Road 200E just south of the intersection with Merrimac Road. The roof of a two story home was approximately 80 percent removed. A second roof to a porch was totally removed and blown to the north northeast. Window and siding damage was also observed. Several trees and large limbs at the back of this home were severely damaged and helped to show a large convergent damage pattern. Two other homes west of the first home sustained varying degrees of damage. Roof, window and siding damage was common on these two homes. A large hanger at Jacobs Field, northeast of the home damage, sustained varying degrees of damage. Large sections of the hanger's metal roof were blown a quarter to half a mile to the north northeast. The tornado continued to damage small to medium sized machine sheds and caused minor damage to a few homes along the rest of its path. No injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Storms developed ahead of a strong cold front during the afternoon and evening hours. Numerous reports of severe weather were received including large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes.
21.11973-06-04238°27'N / 89°48'W000K0St. Clair
21.61957-05-09238°51'N / 90°21'W38°56'N / 90°21'W5.70 Miles150 Yards0025K0St. Charles
23.41966-10-14338°47'N / 90°31'W38°48'N / 90°28'W2.70 Miles150 Yards0262.5M0St. Charles
24.11950-12-02238°58'N / 90°03'W39°00'N / 89°55'W7.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Madison
25.21982-12-02338°31'N / 89°42'W38°35'N / 89°36'W10.50 Miles100 Yards2025.0M0Clinton
25.71958-04-05338°18'N / 89°52'W38°27'N / 89°41'W14.20 Miles100 Yards18250K0St. Clair
25.71960-03-29238°10'N / 90°00'W38°27'N / 89°48'W22.30 Miles130 Yards0025K0Randolph
26.21995-05-18238°15'N / 90°08'W38°17'N / 90°05'W4.20 Miles170 Yards00110K0Monroe
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down southeast of Burksville in open country then traveled through a residential area as it moved northeast. Five homes sustained minor roof damage, although several garages and large utility buildings suffered severe damage where the roof was completely removed or sides of the buildings were knocked out. A farm implement store and storage building were also heavily damaged, with insulation from the store carried 300 yards northeast. Several high tension electrical lines were snapped after the tornado crossed Highway 3.
26.61956-02-25438°37'N / 89°42'W38°37'N / 89°31'W9.70 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Clinton
26.71950-12-02338°45'N / 89°40'W38°48'N / 89°36'W4.70 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Madison
26.71976-07-28338°50'N / 89°40'W0025K0Madison
27.31995-05-18238°14'N / 90°17'W38°18'N / 90°12'W4.00 Miles300 Yards0075K0Monroe
 Brief Description: A tornado initially touched down at the intersection of Mayestown and Koch Roads then heavily damaged the second story of a brick home. Several farm buildings were flattened as well. The tornado tracked northeast and crossed the intersection of County Road KK and Rock Road. Four farm buildings and two homes sustained varying degrees of damage including broken windows and sections of roofs torn off. Before the tornado lifted, it damaged several large trees.
27.91975-04-18338°15'N / 90°00'W2.00 Miles30 Yards01250K0Monroe
27.91964-03-08238°27'N / 89°38'W38°38'N / 89°34'W13.10 Miles40 Yards0025K0Clinton
28.01976-03-20238°19'N / 89°50'W38°22'N / 89°41'W8.70 Miles250 Yards00250K0St. Clair
29.01983-05-01239°03'N / 90°15'W0.50 Mile77 Yards012.5M0Jersey
29.11956-02-24438°27'N / 90°55'W38°30'N / 90°16'W35.30 Miles33 Yards016250K0Franklin
29.81967-06-10238°25'N / 90°34'W0.20 Mile17 Yards0025K0Jefferson
30.41967-05-28238°24'N / 90°34'W2.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Jefferson
30.61967-12-21238°38'N / 89°32'W1.00 Mile50 Yards002.5M0Clinton
30.81950-12-02239°00'N / 89°55'W39°04'N / 89°43'W11.50 Miles50 Yards1325K0Macoupin
31.71954-03-25338°48'N / 90°48'W38°56'N / 90°26'W21.60 Miles20 Yards0025K0St. Charles
32.31961-09-24238°17'N / 89°43'W38°19'N / 89°41'W2.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Washington
33.21961-09-24238°15'N / 89°44'W38°17'N / 89°43'W2.30 Miles33 Yards0125K0St. Clair
33.21983-05-01238°47'N / 90°42'W38°49'N / 90°40'W3.00 Miles50 Yards032.5M0St. Charles
33.31990-11-27238°47'N / 90°43'W38°50'N / 90°39'W4.00 Miles50 Yards03025.0M0St. Charles
34.01958-06-10238°48'N / 90°42'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0St. Charles
34.01988-11-15338°48'N / 90°42'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0102.5M0St. Charles
34.01959-10-10238°57'N / 90°09'W39°07'N / 89°16'W48.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Madison
34.82006-03-11238°08'N / 90°16'W38°11'N / 90°15'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0000Monroe
 Brief Description: The second Jefferson County, MO tornado crossed the Mississippi River into Monroe County Illinois at about 9:47 pm CST and moved north northeast for about 2 miles. Several trees were and outbuildings were damaged just to the southwest and northwest of Fults. The maximum width was 100 yards with a F2 rating.
35.41981-04-22338°11'N / 90°30'W38°14'N / 90°23'W7.10 Miles100 Yards102.5M0Jefferson
35.71950-12-02338°48'N / 89°36'W38°54'N / 89°23'W13.30 Miles200 Yards2252.5M0Bond
35.81954-03-25238°28'N / 90°45'W38°29'N / 90°42'W3.00 Miles60 Yards0025K0Franklin
35.91983-05-01239°08'N / 90°20'W0.20 Mile17 Yards012.5M0Jersey
36.71985-04-05238°13'N / 89°42'W1.80 Miles50 Yards13250K0Randolph
36.82009-03-08239°02'N / 90°34'W39°03'N / 90°33'W1.00 Mile100 Yards000K0KJersey
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down along the eastern shore of the Illinois River in the Hadley Landing Public Access Area. Two cabins sustained minor roof and siding damage while a third cabin sustained severe damage. A fourth cabin was totally destroyed. Numerous large trees were also severed or snapped off near the base of the trunk just east of the cabin. Debris from the destroyed cabin extended over 300 yards to the east northeast. The damage over this area was rated low end EF2. The tornado travelled northeastward and caused additional tree damage in the flood plain. The tornado approached the intersection of Illinois Route 100 and Coon Creek Road. A farmstead at this location sustained varying degrees of damage. One machine shed sustained roof and side damage while a small garage was totally destroyed. The farm home sustained minor roof damage before the tornado lifted and dissipated. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong cold front moved through the region triggering showers and thunderstorms. Damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes were reported with the storms.
37.51958-04-05338°27'N / 89°41'W38°58'N / 89°08'W46.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Clinton
37.61952-03-18238°06'N / 89°56'W38°09'N / 89°52'W4.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0Randolph
37.72006-03-11338°07'N / 90°20'W38°08'N / 90°17'W3.10 Miles200 Yards0000Jefferson
 Brief Description: The second Jefferson County tornado first formed about 9:42 pm CST about 8.5 miles south southeast of Festus, near Interstate 55 where it sheared off the tops of several trees. The tornado then hit a small subdivision on the east side of the highway destroying three homes. The tornado crossed Highway 61 and destroyed another home and caused one minor injury. The tornado continued northeast causing minor to moderate damage to homes and outbuildings. At it approached the Mississippi River, the tornado blew down two high power electric transmission towers. It then crossed the river into Monroe County Illinois. The Jefferson County portion of the tornado track was about 3.1 miles with a maximum width of 200 yards and a F3 rating.
39.01990-05-12239°04'N / 89°37'W0.20 Mile100 Yards00250K0Montgomery
39.51976-03-20238°22'N / 89°41'W38°29'N / 89°10'W29.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Washington
39.72009-03-08238°15'N / 89°36'W38°16'N / 89°31'W4.00 Miles200 Yards000K0KWashington
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down 5.5 miles west southwest of Oakdale and travelled to the northeast. A house on County Highway 29 sustained moderate damage with 4 windows blown out, a wall was buckled in, and siding and shingles were blown off. At this location it also overturned and destroyed a camper and the back end of a machine shed was torn off. Further down the road, a silo and two sheds were blown down. The falling silo hit two cows, killing one of them. The tornado then snapped off 2 large double-poled wooden high tension towers at the base. Also, it destroyed several pole sheds with the debris scattered hundreds of yards and snapped off numerous trees. On another farmstead, a brand new garage was destroyed and the home sustained minimal roof and siding damage before the tornado lifted and dissipated about a mile west of Oakdale. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong cold front moved through the region triggering showers and thunderstorms. Damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes were reported with the storms.
41.71959-03-14238°03'N / 90°00'W38°03'N / 89°57'W2.30 Miles120 Yards0125K0Randolph
42.11967-10-24238°49'N / 90°51'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0525K0St. Charles
42.12010-12-31238°20'N / 90°53'W38°27'N / 90°44'W11.00 Miles370 Yards000K0KFranklin
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down around three quarters of a mile southwest of Bruns Bridge on Mill Hill Road and four tenths of a mile east of the northern end of Ely Road, within the Meramec River valley. The tornado moved rapidly northeast at 50 mph crossing the Meramec River six times while producing extensive tree damage along its entire path to Robertsville. Large sections of trees were completely leveled within wooded areas in rural southeast Franklin County. Over two dozen structures were also damaged along the path to the southwest of Robertsville, including one house that was totally destroyed at the intersection of Eagle Ridge Road and Woods Creek Road, and another building on south Oak Drive. In Robertsville, seven homes were damaged on Hayfield Drive in the Hayfield Estates subdivision, with two sustaining significant damage. The tornado then hit the Shiloh Baptist Church causing severe damage to its west facing wall, and leveling the old church sanctuary just north of the church. The tornado then destroyed a building at the intersection of Route O and Route N as it exited town. The tornado weakened some as it moved northeast of Robertsville moving across the southeast portion of the Robertsville State Park and crossing Highway N just south of Mueller Road, about six tenths of a mile north of Catawissa. The tornado then continued northeast, crossing Solidarity Drive, which is on the Franklin/Jefferson county line, into Jefferson County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed ahead of a strong cold front, triggering numerous showers and thunderstorms. A number of tornadoes were reported as well as damaging winds and large hail.
42.41974-08-10239°09'N / 89°39'W2.70 Miles20 Yards003K0Montgomery
44.01984-11-09238°49'N / 89°25'W38°53'N / 89°14'W12.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Bond
44.51978-05-12239°07'N / 90°03'W39°25'N / 89°42'W27.90 Miles700 Yards01250K0Macoupin
45.81984-04-29338°57'N / 90°55'W39°01'N / 90°45'W8.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Lincoln
47.32000-05-12238°55'N / 89°18'W38°55'N / 89°17'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0000Bond
 Brief Description: A second tornado formed about 100 yards southeast of the initial tornado in Bond County and traveled east for about 1.5 miles. The tornado traveled through a heavily wooded area destroying hundreds of large trees.
47.81983-05-01339°18'N / 90°16'W39°22'N / 90°10'W4.00 Miles77 Yards0152.5M0Greene
48.01988-11-15239°20'N / 90°14'W0.10 Mile50 Yards00250K0Greene
48.91960-03-29239°21'N / 90°00'W003K0Macoupin
49.01957-12-18338°05'N / 89°33'W2.50 Miles33 Yards01250K0Perry
49.11982-05-29338°02'N / 89°40'W38°02'N / 89°37'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Montgomery

* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.

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