Three Tornadoes Confirmed in Central Illinois Thursday Afternoon

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ASSUMPTION, Ill. (WCIA) – Three more tornadoes were confirmed in Central Illinois Thursday by the National Weather Service Office in Lincoln.

The tornadoes occurred as rounds of storms pushed through the region during the afternoon hours, spawning numerous reports of funnel clouds and four touchdowns in the state.

Only one tornado produced damage in Central Illinois, after a tornado touched down and moved through Kemmerer Village in Assumption.

The non-profit community had damage to several buildings, trees and vehicles, but nobody was injured. That tornado was assigned an EF0 rating with winds of 75 mph on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.

Two other tornadoes touched down in Effingham County, one south of Altamont and another near Edgewood. No damage occurred with these tornadoes.

An additional tornado touched down near Noble in Richland County.

This makes a total of 8 confirmed tornadoes since Monday in Central Illinois. A 9th tornado occurred last Thursday near Humboldt, in Coles County.

Christian County:
– #1 Assumption Tornado (2 mi SSW)
Time: 1:55p – 1:56p
Rating: EF0
Estimated Peak Wind: 75 mph
Path Length: Estimated 0.2 miles
Path Width: Estimated 20 yards
No injuries/fatalities

Effingham County:
– #2 Altamont Tornado (2 mi S)
Time: 3:10p – 3:11p
Rating: EFU
Path Length: Estimated <0.1 Miles
Path Width: Estimated 20 yards
No injuries/fatalities

– #3 Edgewood Tornado (2 mi S)
Time: 3:30p – 3:31p
Rating: EFU
Path Length: Estimated <0.1 Miles
Path Width: Estimated 20 yards
No injuries/fatalities

Read more about the Enhanced Fujita Scale and why the classification EFU is used instead of the traditional numbering system 0-5.

Check out viewer photos of Thursday’s storms.

See more about the damage to Kemmerer Village.

Read more about Monday’s tornadoes in Central Illinois.

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