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

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #64

Sparta, IL
1.37
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

Sparta, 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, #80

Sparta, IL
290.43
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 2,900 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Sparta, IL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:3Cold:7Dense Fog:3Drought:1
Dust Storm:0Flood:298Hail:1,023Heat:42Heavy Snow:14
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:8Landslide:0Strong Wind:21
Thunderstorm Winds:1,289Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:45Winter Weather:11
Other:135 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Sparta, IL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
44.51983-05-154.6938.77-89.57
35.21974-06-0541138.62-89.94
36.31976-12-133.5537.8-90.24

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 117 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Sparta, IL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.71985-04-05238°13'N / 89°42'W1.80 Miles50 Yards13250K0Randolph
8.61982-05-29338°02'N / 89°40'W38°02'N / 89°37'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Montgomery
8.91961-09-24238°15'N / 89°44'W38°17'N / 89°43'W2.30 Miles33 Yards0125K0St. Clair
9.41952-03-18238°06'N / 89°56'W38°09'N / 89°52'W4.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0Randolph
9.61957-12-18337°58'N / 89°49'W38°04'N / 89°28'W20.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Randolph
10.41957-12-18338°05'N / 89°33'W2.50 Miles33 Yards01250K0Perry
10.61982-05-29338°02'N / 89°37'W38°03'N / 89°32'W4.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Perry
11.31961-09-24238°17'N / 89°43'W38°19'N / 89°41'W2.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Washington
12.42009-03-08238°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.
12.51967-12-21338°01'N / 89°36'W38°04'N / 89°28'W7.90 Miles400 Yards00250K0Perry
13.01967-12-21337°53'N / 89°50'W38°01'N / 89°36'W15.70 Miles400 Yards02250K0Randolph
13.02006-03-11237°50'N / 89°54'W38°04'N / 89°35'W22.50 Miles300 Yards0000Randolph
 Brief Description: The fourth tornado from the Southeast Missouri supercell crossed into Randolph County Illinois about 9:47 pm CST moving across the southern portion of Kaskaskia Island. Debris originating from near St. Marys, Missouri was found in some fields on the island. Numerous snapped or uprooted trees were found on the island. The tornado crossed the Mississippi River on the north side of Chester with a damage path about 300 yards wide. F2 level damage was found just north of the Chester Correctional Center where a number of trees were leveled or snapped off. The tornado produced F1 damage at the Gorden Bud Cohen Recreational Complex where three wooden light posts were snapped off near the base, and several ball fields backstops and fences were blown over. Just to the east, three large pole barns and several outbuildings were destroyed, and a house had roof and exterior damage. The damage at this point was 300 yards wide and rated F2. The tornado continued to produced F1 to F2 damage along the remainder of its path through Randolph County with a nearly continuous 300 yard width. A Notable area of F2 damage were found just north and northeast of Bremen along Highway 150. This damage consisted of metal high power electric towers blown down, a destroyed mobile home, a number of destroyed barns and metal outbuildings, roof and exterior damage to several homes, and numerous trees uprooted. F2 damage was also found near Highway 150 about 1.5 miles west of Steeleville. The rear portion of a house had considerable roof and structural damage, several detached garages were destroyed, at least 5 metal outbuildings were destroyed, several barns destroyed, signs broken, and trees and power poles snapped. The tornado finally exited Randolph County about 1.5 miles south of Highway 154 on County Line Road about 10:15 pm CST.
13.51982-05-29338°03'N / 89°32'W38°04'N / 89°28'W3.00 Miles200 Yards07250K0Perry
13.61957-12-18337°54'N / 89°48'W38°00'N / 89°30'W17.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Randolph
14.21976-03-20238°19'N / 89°50'W38°22'N / 89°41'W8.70 Miles250 Yards00250K0St. Clair
14.71959-03-14238°03'N / 90°00'W38°03'N / 89°57'W2.30 Miles120 Yards0125K0Randolph
15.01960-03-29238°10'N / 90°00'W38°27'N / 89°48'W22.30 Miles130 Yards0025K0Randolph
16.02006-03-11238°04'N / 89°36'W38°11'N / 89°16'W20.00 Miles300 Yards021.2M0Perry
 Brief Description: The tornado entered Perry County, IL from Randolph County about 1.5 miles south of Highway 154. The Perry County segment of the tornado was rated at its maximum intensity and width shortly after crossing the county line. Shortly after crossing into Perry County, some coal trucks were blown over, and a modular home was totally destroyed on Route 154 near Route 150. Two persons in the home were trapped inside for a time, but they sustained only minor injuries that were treated at a local hospital. Route 150 was closed for 12 hours due to downed trees and power lines. Within a few miles of the destroyed modular home, some hogs were killed at a hog farm, and an empty grain bin was picked up and blown 100 yards into a field. Several eyewitnesses at this location reported two funnels. As the tornado continued its northeast movement, passing northwest of Pinckneyville, it weakened to F1 intensity. Near where it crossed Illinois Route 13, trees were uprooted, roofs were blown off, and power poles were snapped. Siding was blown off a house. Near the end of the tornado track, just northwest of Tamaroa, a metal building was destroyed. Debris from the building was blown about 400 yards. A nearby house lost all of its shingles. Along the 20-mile path through Perry County, dozens of barns and outbuildings were severely damaged or destroyed. Dozens of homes sustained varying degrees of damage, ranging from minor to major. Hundreds of trees were uprooted or snapped. Peak winds on this county segment were estimated at 140 MPH, mainly near the Randolph County line. The average path width was close to 200 yards. A deputy sheriff reported a tornado crossing U.S. Highway 51 north of Tamaroa. This was the last evidence of the tornado, which likely dissipated as it crossed Route 51.
16.51971-04-27337°54'N / 89°48'W37°54'N / 89°43'W4.50 Miles200 Yards1202.5M0Franklin
16.61958-04-05338°18'N / 89°52'W38°27'N / 89°41'W14.20 Miles100 Yards18250K0St. Clair
16.71975-04-18338°15'N / 90°00'W2.00 Miles30 Yards01250K0Monroe
18.91961-03-06237°52'N / 89°52'W37°54'N / 89°51'W1.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Perry
19.41951-11-13237°54'N / 89°32'W37°58'N / 89°26'W7.10 Miles250 Yards07250K0Jackson
19.91957-12-18337°50'N / 89°45'W37°52'N / 89°39'W5.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Randolph
20.41968-05-15338°24'N / 89°54'W2.00 Miles200 Yards460250K0St. Clair
20.41967-12-21337°50'N / 89°54'W37°53'N / 89°48'W6.20 Miles200 Yards01325.0M0Perry
21.81957-12-18237°50'N / 89°50'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Perry
21.91957-12-18237°54'N / 89°30'W37°55'N / 89°24'W5.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Jackson
21.91973-06-04238°27'N / 89°48'W000K0St. Clair
22.51995-05-18238°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.
23.32006-03-11337°49'N / 90°00'W37°53'N / 89°54'W7.00 Miles400 Yards2101.0M0Perry
 Brief Description: The tornado entered Perry County from Ste. Genevieve County near Highway NN and just west of the community of Giboney. The tornado moved northeast, crossing Interstate 55 only about one-half mile from the Ste. Genevieve County line. Two fatalities and F3 damage occurred in the vicinity of where the tornado crossed U.S. Route 61. The two fatalities occurred on U.S. 61, where a vehicle was picked up and thrown into a propane tank. The truck in which they were riding was likely picked up, flipped over, and slammed into the ground several times. The coroner stated that the victims died instantly. One of the victims was ejected from the truck, which then struck the top of a large propane tank. Because of the ensuing propane leak, the victim still in the truck could not be removed until the following day, when the propane was off-loaded from the tank. Both of the victims in the vehicle were residents of a mobile home who were trying to flee the tornado. The home from which they fled sustained only minor damage. At least four other people were significantly injured as they were picked up by tornadic winds and hurled 100 yards. Their injuries were compounded by wind-blown debris. Eight victims were admitted to a local hospital to remove debris which penetrated their bodies, and two others were sent to regional hospitals for serious injuries. Three mobile homes were flattened, a brick house had its roof and several walls blown off, and numerous vehicles were tossed around. A total of about a dozen residences were destroyed or severely damaged in Perry County. Perry County was designated a federal disaster area, enabling individual residents to apply for relief. The dashboard camera in a sheriff deputy's patrol car captured the tornado on film as it crossed U.S. 61 at F3 intensity. Peak winds were estimated near 170 MPH. The tornado crossed into Randolph County, Illinois at Old River, near some railroad tracks about 1.5 miles southeast of St. Marys. M40VE, F49VE
24.72009-06-08238°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.
25.21957-04-25238°27'N / 89°58'W2.00 Miles300 Yards0025K0St. Clair
25.71976-03-20238°22'N / 89°41'W38°29'N / 89°10'W29.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Washington
27.11996-04-19337°44'N / 89°52'W37°46'N / 89°44'W11.50 Miles175 Yards005.0M0Perry
 Brief Description: The tornado destroyed 13 homes and caused major structural damage to 5 others. 63 other homes received minor or moderate structural damage. A total of 69 outbuildings and 6 businesses were damaged or destroyed. The Salvation Army and Red Cross were called in to provide food and shelter. State highways and county roads were cleared of tornado debris and open for travel within 24 hours. Extensive damage to utility lines resulted in prolonged power outages lasting a day or two. The F3 damage occurred just west of Menfro, shortly before the tornado dissipated.
27.62006-09-22237°46'N / 89°39'W37°48'N / 89°20'W19.50 Miles225 Yards01800K0Jackson
 Brief Description: This tornado crossed the Mississippi River from Perry County, Missouri. The tornado weakened from its maximum F-4 intensity to F-2 intensity by the time it entered Jackson County in the Mississippi River bottomlands near Wilkinson Island. At this location, the wall of an old two-story farmhouse was blown out, and the roof was blown off. Hundreds of trees were broken off. Tree damage was visible across the river in Perry County, Missouri. The path width was estimated to be 200 yards wide on the Jackson County side of the river. Before reaching Illinois Route 3, the F-2 tornado widened to 250 yards and destroyed a mobile home. A resident of the mobile home was sent to the hospital. Nearby, a house was unroofed, and trees were snapped or uprooted. Another house lost a room that was added on. A swing set was blown 200 yards and wrapped around a mailbox. An empty tractor trailer rig was overturned. An empty grain bin was blown 100 yards into a field. Full grain bins were severely damaged but remained in place. The roof was blown off a brick house. As the tornado crossed Route 3, high tension utility poles were snapped off, hundreds of acres of corn were flattened, and trees were uprooted. Route 3 was closed for nine hours. From Route 3, the tornado proceeded east-northeast through mostly rural areas of the county, including the Kinkaid Lake State Wildlife Area. The tornado weakened to F-0 intensity before reaching Kinkaid Lake. At the Kinkaid Lake marina, about 50 RV's and boats were damaged, and trees were broken off. The tornado finally lifted shortly after crossing Highway 127 north of Murphysboro. The damage along Highway 127 was about 75 yards wide and consisted of broken tree limbs. A state trooper videotaped the tornado before it lifted. Storm chasers also videotaped the tornado. Peak winds where F-2 damage occurred in western Jackson County were estimated near 150 MPH. The average path width was about 150 yards. A total of about six homes were destroyed or severely damaged, and a dozen others were damaged to a lesser degree. Dozens of other non-residential buildings, such as garages, sheds, barns, and carports, were destroyed. Along the path, striations were evident in fields, and scores of utility poles were snapped off. There were numerous reports of debris falling from the sky in neighboring Perry County, Illinois. Debris as large as pieces of siding and roofing was reported in Du Quoin.
28.51973-05-07238°00'N / 89°14'W000K0Perry
28.52006-09-22437°41'N / 89°50'W37°46'N / 89°40'W8.00 Miles220 Yards057.0M0Perry
 Brief Description: This violent F-4 tornado reached its maximum intensity near the village of Crosstown, where peak winds were estimated near 210 MPH. Along the Perry County portion of the tornado track, 62 homes were destroyed, 17 had major damage, and 23 received minor damage. Ten of the destroyed homes were mobile homes, and seven that sustained major damage were mobile homes. Three churches were destroyed or heavily damaged. Numerous vehicles were tossed. Over 100 utility poles were broken off. Hundreds of trees were broken off or uprooted. The tornado first touched down at County Road 302 near Friedenburg, where F-1 winds destroyed a barn and partially unroofed a two-story house. There were also downed trees, including a few that fell on a house. As the tornado continued northeast across County Road 316 between Crosstown and Friedenburg, it widened to about 100 yards. Scores of trees were broken off or uprooted, and the roof was blown off a house. The tornado strengthened to F-3 intensity as it reached the junction of Highways P and C in Crosstown. The roof was torn off a church, windows were broken, and other structural damage occurred. Nearby, the roof was blown off a two-story brick store that was over 100 years old. An overturned vehicle was in the front yard, and trees were mangled. The width increased to 220 yards. In the center of Crosstown on Highway C, the tornado reached F-4 intensity. This is where a site-built house was levelled. The F-4 damage continued east along County Road 350 in Crosstown, where two more site-built houses were levelled. Only the bolted-down floor of one residence remained. An eyewitness along County Road 350 stated he took shelter in the basement after seeing fog coming directly toward him. His house remained mostly intact, except for the roof and garage. The tornado weakened to F-3 intensity about one to two miles east of Crosstown, where a modular home was destroyed except for the bathroom. A vehicle was tossed in the yard. The weakening trend continued east along County Road 350 to the Mississippi River, where many trees were uprooted and broken off. Some outbuildings were thrown around. The path width decreased to 75 yards as the intensity lowered to F-1. The average path width was 150 yards. There were five injuries requiring medical attention, including one broken arm. Two people were moderately injured when the vehicle they were driving was tossed into a house. Dozens of other residents received minor injuries but did not seek medical attention. Where the tornado crossed the Mississippi River, a barge loaded with coal was pushed to the shoreline. The windows were blown out of the tug boat, and enough coal was blown into the tug boat that it was shovelled out. The tornado crossed the Mississippi River into Jackson County, Illinois.
28.61957-05-21238°25'N / 90°12'W38°32'N / 89°52'W19.70 Miles150 Yards00250K0Monroe
28.71964-03-08238°27'N / 89°38'W38°38'N / 89°34'W13.10 Miles40 Yards0025K0Clinton
28.81982-12-02338°31'N / 89°42'W38°35'N / 89°36'W10.50 Miles100 Yards2025.0M0Clinton
28.82006-03-11238°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.
28.81957-12-18538°05'N / 89°15'W38°06'N / 89°09'W5.40 Miles200 Yards16250K0Perry
28.91958-04-05337°54'N / 89°20'W38°02'N / 89°09'W13.50 Miles100 Yards05250K0Jackson
29.31995-05-18238°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.
29.51956-09-15238°27'N / 90°06'W1.00 Mile400 Yards0025K0St. Clair
30.31968-04-03238°24'N / 90°12'W38°35'N / 89°55'W19.80 Miles50 Yards00250K0Monroe
31.51983-05-01238°34'N / 89°50'W38°37'N / 89°45'W4.00 Miles100 Yards0202.5M0St. Clair
31.52006-03-11338°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.
32.12006-03-11237°45'N / 90°07'W37°47'N / 90°03'W4.00 Miles400 Yards0200Ste. Genevieve
 Brief Description: The fourth tornado from the Southeast Missouri supercell formed in extreme southwest Ste. Genevieve County and went on to be the longest and strongest of the four tornadoes. The tornado formed about 9:20 pm CST just east of Route WW and one mile north of Holmes Road. On Kramer Road, just off Route N, the tornado produced F2 damage that was at least 400 yards wide. A double wide mobile home was rolled about 150 yards and completely destroyed. Two occupants suffered serious injuries. Two other mobile homes in the area were also destroyed, along with two barns, a machine shed and a detached garage. The tornado continued northeast and tracked into northern Perry County.
32.21956-02-25438°30'N / 90°16'W38°37'N / 89°42'W31.60 Miles500 Yards6202.5M0St. Clair
32.31957-12-18237°41'N / 89°35'W1.00 Mile10 Yards0025K0Perry
32.51988-11-15238°31'N / 90°05'W0.40 Mile50 Yards00250K0St. Clair
32.71969-06-22337°41'N / 90°04'W37°41'N / 89°44'W18.10 Miles100 Yards06250K0Perry
33.62006-04-02238°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
33.71956-02-25438°37'N / 89°42'W38°37'N / 89°31'W9.70 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Clinton
33.71957-12-18437°42'N / 89°29'W37°50'N / 89°10'W19.50 Miles300 Yards111802.5M0Jackson
34.21973-05-07238°28'N / 90°12'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0St. Louis
34.51958-04-05338°02'N / 89°09'W38°06'N / 89°03'W7.10 Miles100 Yards06250K0Jackson
35.21974-05-14237°38'N / 89°38'W1.00 Mile177 Yards0025K0Perry
35.42010-04-30238°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.
35.81967-12-21238°38'N / 89°32'W1.00 Mile50 Yards002.5M0Clinton
36.81952-03-18237°47'N / 90°21'W37°53'N / 90°13'W9.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Ste. Genevieve
37.01957-12-19238°12'N / 89°03'W1.00 Mile67 Yards0025K0Jefferson
37.61988-11-15338°37'N / 90°00'W38°40'N / 89°59'W3.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0St. Clair
37.62003-06-10238°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.
38.61957-12-18437°50'N / 89°10'W37°51'N / 89°05'W4.50 Miles300 Yards0102.5M0Williamson
39.11981-04-22338°11'N / 90°30'W38°14'N / 90°23'W7.10 Miles100 Yards102.5M0Jefferson
39.21988-11-15338°40'N / 89°59'W38°42'N / 89°52'W6.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Madison
39.32006-09-22237°38'N / 90°09'W37°40'N / 90°03'W6.00 Miles400 Yards00150K0Perry
 Brief Description: The tornado entered Perry County from the extreme southeast corner of St. Francois County. The tornado was at its strongest along and north of County Road 738, shortly after entering Perry County. In this area, the damage path was about 400 yards wide, and peak winds were estimated near 120 MPH. A farm building was levelled, roofs were torn off houses, and dozens of acres of trees were flattened. The tornado weakened to F-1 intensity as it crossed Highway BB, where nearly 100 trees were uprooted and roofs were partially damaged. The path width was estimated around 200 yards at Highway BB. As the tornado continued east across County Road 730, a barn was destroyed, and dozens of trees were down. The path width was about 100 yards when the tornado reached Lake Perry, close to where it lifted along Highway T. At a campground on Lake Perry, recreational vehicles were overturned and damaged by falling trees. The path ended southwest of Silver Lake at Highway T. The average path width was 200 yards. In total, hundreds of acres of timber were flattened, several barns were destroyed, and others were severely damaged. Shingles and decking were ripped off several homes. The parent supercell that produced this tornado later produced a separate F-4 tornado in eastern parts of Perry County.
39.41958-06-01238°40'N / 90°00'W0.50 Mile100 Yards003K0Madison
39.71976-03-20238°29'N / 89°10'W38°30'N / 89°08'W1.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Marion
39.81975-03-07238°30'N / 90°18'W0.10 Mile20 Yards04250K0St. Louis
40.41958-05-03238°40'N / 90°00'W38°43'N / 89°56'W4.70 Miles10 Yards0125K0Madison
41.11957-12-18237°42'N / 89°13'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0525K0Jackson
41.41957-12-18437°51'N / 89°05'W37°53'N / 89°01'W4.30 Miles300 Yards0102.5M0Franklin
41.51970-03-25237°43'N / 89°11'W01250K0Jackson
41.71970-06-01237°42'N / 89°12'W0525K0Jackson
42.31969-06-22437°43'N / 90°19'W37°43'N / 90°16'W2.30 Miles440 Yards002.5M0St. Francois
42.31998-04-15238°25'N / 89°05'W38°28'N / 89°01'W5.00 Miles250 Yards01400K0Jefferson
 Brief Description: Six houses sustained major damage in Cravat. One house was moved about 10 feet off of its foundation with the back portion of the house destroyed. One truck and some farm machinery were tossed 50 feet. Several small barns and outbuildings were destroyed. A truck driver sustained broken ribs when his tractor trailer was lifted up by the tornado. The trailer was lifted up into a vertical position before being set back down and rolling over. Several mobile homes were overturned.
42.41983-05-01338°38'N / 90°09'W38°40'N / 90°10'W1.00 Mile400 Yards0025K0St. Louis (c)
42.61953-03-14238°24'N / 89°28'W38°37'N / 88°44'W42.30 Miles200 Yards00250K0Washington
43.01958-04-05338°27'N / 89°41'W38°58'N / 89°08'W46.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Clinton
43.11959-02-10438°39'N / 90°11'W38°40'N / 90°09'W00250K0Madison
44.11998-04-15238°29'N / 89°03'W38°30'N / 89°03'W0.50 Mile350 Yards0050K0Marion
 Brief Description: A tornado which formed in Jefferson County near Cravat moved northeast into Marion County at Walnut Hill. Witnesses who saw the tornado noted a twin structure; two vortices very close to one another. Three homes suffered exterior wall or roof damage while five barns/farm implement buildings were destroyed. Trees were also uprooted.
44.31950-12-02338°45'N / 89°40'W38°48'N / 89°36'W4.70 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Madison
44.51963-05-16237°40'N / 90°21'W37°42'N / 90°16'W4.90 Miles50 Yards00250K0St. Francois
44.81957-12-18237°41'N / 90°21'W37°42'N / 90°18'W2.70 Miles33 Yards1125K0St. Francois
44.81959-02-10438°37'N / 90°19'W38°40'N / 90°11'W7.70 Miles200 Yards1117525.0M0St. Louis (c)
44.81957-12-18438°17'N / 89°05'W38°21'N / 88°47'W16.80 Miles250 Yards1452.5M0Jefferson
45.01982-03-30238°09'N / 88°54'W0.80 Mile100 Yards132.5M0Jefferson
45.01969-06-22437°44'N / 90°25'W37°43'N / 90°19'W5.60 Miles440 Yards002.5M0St. Francois
45.31957-12-18237°27'N / 89°44'W37°31'N / 89°37'W7.80 Miles700 Yards01250K0Cape Girardeau
45.31957-05-21337°34'N / 89°19'W37°38'N / 89°11'W8.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Union
45.41957-12-18238°25'N / 89°01'W38°26'N / 88°56'W4.50 Miles33 Yards0225K0Jefferson
45.41973-07-29238°44'N / 90°05'W0025K0Madison
45.71983-05-01338°40'N / 90°10'W38°50'N / 89°56'W15.00 Miles1000 Yards0325.0M0Madison
45.81952-03-18237°45'N / 90°30'W37°47'N / 90°21'W8.50 Miles100 Yards0125K0St. Francois
45.91961-03-06237°54'N / 89°51'W38°23'N / 87°55'W110.2 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Randolph
45.92010-12-31338°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.
46.61957-12-18238°20'N / 89°01'W38°21'N / 88°48'W11.60 Miles200 Yards0025K0Jefferson
46.61981-04-03438°43'N / 90°08'W38°49'N / 89°57'W11.90 Miles567 Yards03225.0M0Madison
47.01972-04-14237°34'N / 89°19'W37°32'N / 89°16'W3.30 Miles30 Yards0425K0Union
47.31973-06-03237°51'N / 90°31'W0025K0St. Francois
47.31998-04-15238°30'N / 89°02'W38°32'N / 88°58'W4.00 Miles300 Yards0000Marion
 Brief Description: The thunderstorm which spawned the tornado from Cravat to Walnut Hill produced another twin/multiple vortex tornado from just northeast of Walnut Hill to the intersection of Interstate 57 and Illinois Route 161. The tornado moved through a heavily wooded area and destroyed several barns/farm implement buildings, one mobile home, and damaged several homes. The tornado narrowed in width, losing its twin characteristics as it approached the intersection of Interstate 57 and State Route 161. Six homes were damaged, one mobile home destroyed, and eleven barn/farm implement buildings were either damaged or completely destroyed. Two tractor trailers were overturned by the tornado near the intersection of I-57/161.
47.91960-02-09237°58'N / 89°00'W38°11'N / 88°42'W22.10 Miles77 Yards00250K0Franklin
48.12006-09-22237°36'N / 90°28'W37°39'N / 90°11'W18.00 Miles880 Yards0100Madison
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down just west of Route K approximately one mile north of Highway 72. As it traveled east, numerous trees and tree limbs were blown down. The tornado moved across U.S. Highway 67 about 4 miles northwest of Fredericktown, knocking down additional trees and tree limbs. The damage path was about 50 yards wide with a damage intensity of F0. As it approached the Fredericktown Municipal Airport, along Copper Mines Road, it began to produce multiple vortices. Two tornadic damage tracks were uncovered across a lake west of Highway OO along County Roads 271 and 272. Over 20 homes, mobile homes and machine sheds sustained varying degrees of damage. Several witnesses observed twin tornadoes merging into one large tornado over this area. The width of the damage path of the northern track was approximately 150 yards wide while the southern damage path was about 100 yards wide. The damage intensity ranged from F1 to F2 in this location. As the large tornado crossed Highway OO, five homes, four mobile homes and several machine sheds sustained varying degrees of damage. The damage path was 300 yards wide and high end F1 intensity. The tornado continued east along County Road 217. Four homes sustained F1 to F2 damage with debris from two of the homes thrown between 50 to 100 yards to the east. Also, numerous trees were either snapped or uprooted in this area. The width of the damage path in this area was about 250 yards. Further east, two tornadic damage tracks were uncovered about half a mile to a mile north of the intersection of County Roads 215 and 217. Four homes sustained varying degrees of damage while one mobile home was completely destroyed. One person was critically injured near the destroyed mobile home. Debris from the mobile home was tossed over 150 yards to the east. The width of the northern damage path was about 150 yards, while the width of the southern track was about 50 yards. The damage was rated high end F1 in this location. Witnesses observed the twin tornadoes merge again into one large funnel as it crossed a second small lake north of County Road 217. Four homes and several machine sheds sustained damage. Also, over a thousand trees around the lake were snapped or uprooted. The damage path was a quarter of a mile wide in this location and was rated F1 to low end F2. The tornado continued eastward into northeast Madison County crossing County Road 219 just south of the Madison/St. Francois County line. Three homes were damaged and three machine sheds were destroyed, as well as thousands of trees snapped or uprooted. The width of the damage path in this area was half a mile and was rated F2. The tornado then crossed into extreme southeastern St. Francois County near Martin Road.
48.11976-07-28338°50'N / 89°40'W0025K0Madison
48.31982-05-29437°48'N / 89°08'W37°43'N / 88°50'W17.00 Miles400 Yards10181250.0M0Williamson
48.51963-06-10237°52'N / 90°33'W2.00 Miles50 Yards02250K0St. Francois
48.91967-05-28238°24'N / 90°34'W2.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Jefferson
49.11957-05-21337°52'N / 90°37'W37°53'N / 90°31'W5.40 Miles400 Yards84925.0M0St. Francois
49.31960-02-09237°42'N / 90°33'W37°46'N / 90°24'W9.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0St. Francois
49.41957-12-18237°24'N / 89°52'W37°27'N / 89°44'W8.00 Miles700 Yards00250K0Cape Girardeau
49.41967-06-10238°25'N / 90°34'W0.20 Mile17 Yards0025K0Jefferson
49.71969-06-22437°44'N / 90°33'W37°44'N / 90°25'W7.20 Miles440 Yards4142.5M0St. Francois
49.81959-02-10438°32'N / 90°36'W38°37'N / 90°19'W16.20 Miles200 Yards1017025.0M0St. Louis


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