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I'll want to keep watching that svr warned line in western Illinois moving east at 50/60 mph with 70 mph gusts since it is on or just north of the boundary.  Helicities ramp up to the east of it from 250 to 300 and have concern for the LLJ possibly adding to the threat, although right now I see damaging wind and hail as the primary worry.

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1 hour ago, hawkeye_wx said:

It's a little outside the subforum, but there's a strong tornado scraping the southeast corner of Lawrence, KS, headed toward the northwestern KC area.

That thing looked like a beast.  

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Powerful bow echo seems to be forming in west central IL at the moment.

Think it’ll track through IKK?

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23 minutes ago, King James said:


Think it’ll track through IKK?

I think IKK is too far north unless the boundary starts moving back north.  But ya never know.  That line seems to be expanding on radar on both its northern and southern ends.  And a svr storm watch has been issued for you until one a.m.

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28 minutes ago, Indystorm said:

I think IKK is too far north unless the boundary starts moving back north.  But ya never know.  That line seems to be expanding on radar on both its northern and southern ends.  And a svr storm watch has been issued for you until one a.m.

Storms popping just to my north

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10PM Update... Tornadoes confirmed so far...
EF3 across much of Montgomery County, including Trotwood
EF3 across Beavercreek Township
EF2 in NE Montgomery County south of Vandalia
EF0 in Miami/Montgomey Counties near Phillipsburg
EF0 southeast of Circleville OH (Pickaway County)
EF1 south of Tarlton OH (Pickaway County)
EF2 near Laurelville OH (Hocking County)
EF3 in Celina, OH (Mercer County)
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Surface front is pretty far south in central IL.  Main threat for IKK area would be some hail.  Probably going to be tough to realize much of a wind threat that far north, though can't completely rule out some gusts getting through the stable layer especially with any well organized convection.

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The fact that a nighttime long track EF3 could rip through a medium sized city with no fatalities is unreal. Amazingly good news considering it looked like it could be Joplin all over again.

The damage is quite extensive in Dayton, curfews out for many neighborhoods and towns that took it right on the chin

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46 minutes ago, nwohweather said:

The fact that a nighttime long track EF3 could rip through a medium sized city with no fatalities is unreal. Amazingly good news considering it looked like it could be Joplin all over again.

The damage is quite extensive in Dayton, curfews out for many neighborhoods and towns that took it right on the chin

There was a fatality

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/large-destructive-tornado-strikes-dayton-as-severe-storms-ravage-ohio/70008380

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3 hours ago, Buckeye05 said:

From a separate tornado, 75 miles away from the Dayton metro area. Read more carefully.

There was a fatality from the whole event. That was the point. I read it. Please never tell me what do to ever again because I couldn't care less.

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13 hours ago, Benadrill said:

There was a fatality from the whole event. That was the point. I read it. Please never tell me what do to ever again because I couldn't care less.

I'm not gonna go back and forth with you on this, but the poster you replied to was clearly referring to the Dayton area tornado. 

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SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL  
434 PM CDT WED MAY 29 2019  
  
ILC021-115-292200-  
/O.CON.KILX.TO.W.0019.000000T0000Z-190529T2200Z/  
CHRISTIAN-MACON-  
434 PM CDT WED MAY 29 2019  
  
...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 PM CDT FOR  
NORTHEASTERN CHRISTIAN AND SOUTHWESTERN MACON COUNTIES...  
      
AT 433 PM CDT, A CONFIRMED TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR STONINGTON, OR 12  
MILES NORTH OF TAYLORVILLE, MOVING EAST AT 15 MPH.  
  
HAZARD...DAMAGING TORNADO AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.  
  
SOURCE...WEATHER SPOTTERS CONFIRMED TORNADO.  
  
IMPACT...FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT   
         SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. DAMAGE   
         TO ROOFS, WINDOWS, AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR.  TREE DAMAGE IS   
         LIKELY.  
  
THIS TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...  
  BLUE MOUND AROUND 455 PM CDT.  

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19 hours ago, CoachLB said:
10PM Update... Tornadoes confirmed so far...
EF3 across much of Montgomery County, including Trotwood
EF3 across Beavercreek Township
EF2 in NE Montgomery County south of Vandalia
EF0 in Miami/Montgomey Counties near Phillipsburg
EF0 southeast of Circleville OH (Pickaway County)
EF1 south of Tarlton OH (Pickaway County)
EF2 near Laurelville OH (Hocking County)
EF3 in Celina, OH (Mercer County)

There are now at least 15 individual tornadoes confirmed so far in Ohio, with surveys still ongoing.  This includes 3 EF3s, 4 EF2s, 4 EF1s and 4 EF0s.  I'm not sure of the exact rank, but it'd definitely be a top 5 single-day outbreak in Ohio history even if no more are added. 

EF3 across much of Montgomery County, including Trotwood
EF3 across Beavercreek Township
EF2 in NE Montgomery County south of Vandalia
EF0 in Miami/Montgomey Counties near Phillipsburg
EF0 southeast of Circleville OH (Pickaway County)
EF1 south of Tarlton OH (Pickaway County)
EF2 near Laurelville OH (Hocking County)
EF3 in Celina, OH (Mercer County)
EF1 in New Madison, OH (Darke County)
EF2 in West Milton, OH (Miami County)
EF0 in Taylor Creek Township, OH (Hardin County)
EF1 northeast of Jamestown, OH (Greene/Fayette Counties)
EF2 northeast of Jamestown, OH (Greene/Fayette Counties)
EF1 west of Wapakoneta, OH (Auglaize County)
EF0 near Waynesfield, OH (Auglaize County)

 

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Mesoscale Discussion 0891
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0348 PM CDT Wed May 29 2019

   Areas affected...Portions of eastern MO...southern/central IL...and
   western/central IN

   Concerning...Severe potential...Watch possible 

   Valid 292048Z - 292215Z

   Probability of Watch Issuance...40 percent

   SUMMARY...Some increase in the large hail and damaging wind threat
   may occur this afternoon. Watch issuance is possible for some part
   of this area depending on radar trends.

   DISCUSSION...Downstream of widespread convection across AR into
   south-central MO, more isolated thunderstorms have recently formed
   along a nearly stationary front draped generally east-west across
   central IL into western and central IN. In the wake of thunderstorms
   earlier today, the airmass across this area has been able to
   destabilize along/south of this boundary. As temperatures have
   warmed into the lower to mid 80s, moderate to strong instability has
   developed, with MLCAPE of 1500-3000 J/kg estimated from
   mesoanalysis. Although low-level flow remains generally weak, strong
   mid/upper-level winds are supporting 45-55 kt of effective bulk
   shear. There is some concern that an isolated large hail and
   strong/damaging wind threat may develop with these thunderstorms as
   they move generally east-northeastward. Additional convection that
   is developing across southern MO may also pose an isolated severe
   threat over the next couple of hours as it moves eastward. It
   remains unclear whether any portion of these regions will need a
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch due to nebulous large-scale forcing for
   ascent and related concerns about convective coverage, but radar
   trends will be closely monitored.

   ..Gleason/Thompson.. 05/29/2019
 

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Four tornadoes confirmed in the IWX CWA. I was at IWX for a meeting when the survey team notified that they came across definite EF-3 damage with the Blackford/
Wells tornado. The team then went to Wabash County and confirmed the fourth, an EF-1 in Wabash County. Our county was surrounded by tornadoes, but we came out unscathed. Unfortunately, with my job comes the duty of protecting our county, I was chomping at the bit to chase that Grant County tornado, but couldn't. It ended up being very photogenic.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
527 PM EDT WED MAY 29 2019 /427 PM CDT WED MAY 29 2019/

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/27/2019 TORNADO EVENT...

.WABASH COUNTY TORNADO...

.OVERVIEW

...NEW TORNADO ADDED...

A DISCRETE SUPERCELL PRODUCED A SMALL TORNADO NEAR NORTH MANCHESTER. THIS WAS
THE SAME SUPERCELL THAT PRODUCED A TORNADO FROM MACY TO NEAR SILVER LAKE. 

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.0 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 27 2019 
START TIME:             9:26 PM EDT
START LOCATION:         2 NW NORTH MANCHESTER
START LAT/LON:          41.025 / -85.792

END DATE:               MAY 27 2019
END TIME:               9:30 PM EDT
END LOCATION:           1 WSW LIBERTY MILLS
END LAT/LON:            41.029 / -85.756

SURVEY SUMMARY: 

A DAMAGE SURVEY FOUND INTERMITTENT TREE DAMAGE NOTED ALONG THIS DAMAGE PATH 
THAT WAS PRIMARILY THROUGH OPEN FIELDS. ONE PROPERTY SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE TO 
A BARN AND A SMALL SHED SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE. TREES WERE TOPPED AND
A RECREATIONAL VEHICLE WAS MOVED/TURNED ABOUT 6 INCHES. 

.BLACKFORD AND WELLS COUNTY TORNADO...

.OVERVIEW 
...UPDATED TO INCREASE INTENSITY TO EF-3...

A MORE COMPLETE DAMAGE SURVEY HAS REVEALED EF-3 TORNADO DAMAGE 
ALONG THE BLACKFORD AND WELLS COUNTY LINE. ADDITIONALLY, EF-2 
DAMAGE WAS ALSO OBSERVED ALONG THE NEARLY 13 MILE TRACK. 

THE SAME SUPERCELL THAT PRODUCED A TORNADO IN GRANT 
COUNTY MOVED EAST AND UNDERWENT SEVERAL STORM MERGERS AS IT MOVED OVER 
EASTERN GRANT COUNTY. THE MERGER CAUSED THE THUNDERSTORM TO SHIFT 
SOUTHEASTWARDS WITH TIME BEFORE MIRRORING THE BLACKFORD AND WELLS 
COUNTY LINES. THIS THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED A TORNADO WITH MULTIPLE VORTICES, 
AND HAD A WIDTH OF APRROXIMATELY 1200 YARDS AT ITS WIDEST. THIS TORNADO 
TRACKED FROM NORTH OF ROLL, IN TO NORTH OF MONTPELIER, IN TO NEAR NOTTINGHAM, IN. 
THE TORNADO LIFTED JUST EAST OF HIGHWAY 1. THERE WERE TWO SIGNIFICANT INJURIES 
REPORTED AT A DAIRY FARM WHERE EF-3 DAMAGE OCCURRED. 

RATING:                 EF-3
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    150 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  12.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   1200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               1

START DATE:             MAY 27TH 2019 
START TIME:             8:59 PM EDT
START LOCATION:         2 N ROLL
START LAT/LON:          40.577 / -85.392

END DATE:               MAY 27TH 2019
END TIME:               9:23 PM EDT
END LOCATION:           1 S NOTTINGHAM
END_LAT/LON:            40.571 / -85.149

SURVEY_SUMMARY:   

EF-3 DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED IN TWO LOCATIONS. THE FIRST WAS AT A DAIRY FARM ON COUNTY 
ROAD 700 WEST NORTH OF THE COUNTY LINE. A WELL BUILT STRUCTURE SUSTAINED MAJOR 
DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH WINDS OF 150 MPH. NUMEROUS OTHER BUILDINGS AT THIS LOCATION 
SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE AND SEVERAL COWS ALSO DIED. FURTHER EAST, ABOUT 1 MILE
EAST OF COUNTY ROAD 500 WEST, A LARGE POWER TRANSMISSION TOWER WAS TOPPLED IN THE 
MIDDLE OF A FIELD. WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AT 140 MPH AT THIS LOCATION. NUMEROUS OTHER
BUILDINGS SUSTAINED EF-0 TO EF-1 DAMAGE AND SOME EF-2 DAMAGE WAS ALSO OBSERVED. MANY
TREES WERE TOPPED OR UPROOTED ALL ALONG THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO.    

&&

.MIAMI AND FULTON COUNTY TORNADO...

.OVERVIEW
A DISCRETE SUPERCELL FORMED SOUTH OF ROCHESTER IN AND 
INTENSIFIED AS IT MOVED INTO NORTHWESTERN MIAMI COUNTY
NORTH OF MACY. HERE THE SUPERCELL RAPIDLY INTENSIFIED 
PRODUCING A LARGE TORNADO REACHING A MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH 
OF A HALF MILE WIDE AND AT ITS PEAK THIS LARGE MATURE 
TORNADO HAD A SATELLITE TORNADO ROTATING AROUND IT 
ACCORDING TO EYEWITNESSES AND SURVEYED DAMAGE. MULTIPLE 
VORTICES WERE ALSO OBSERVED BY EYEWITNESSES.

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    135 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  14 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   800 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 27TH 2019 
START TIME:             7:51 PM
START LOCATION:         1.4 N MACY
START LAT/LON:          40.98 / -86.13 

END DATE:               MAY 27TH 2019
END TIME:               8:18 PM
END LOCATION:           3.5 SSE SILVER LAKE
END LAT/LON:            41.02 / -85.87 

SURVEY SUMMARY: TORNADO STARTED NEARLY ONE AND A HALF 
MILES NORTH OF MACY. LOTS OF TREE DAMAGE AND ROOFING 
MATERIAL REMOVED. SATELLITE TORNADO DESTROYED A GRAIN 
SILO THAT WAS TOSSED INTO A TREE LINE ABOUT QUARTER MILE 
SOUTHEAST AND COMPLETELY DESTROYED A BARN BUILDING AS WELL. 
TORNADO INTENSIFIED AND BROADENED ITS WIDTH AS IT CARRIED 
ENE AND COMPLETELY LEVELED A TWO STORY HOUSE WITH DEBRIS 
SCATTERED DOWNSTREAM ACROSS A FIELD AND ACROSS CR 200 W.
IT THEN PASSED THROUGH A HEAVILY WOODED AREA SNAPPING OR 
UPROOTING MOST TREES BEFORE CROSSING CR 100 W AND THEN 
COMPLETELY DESTROYING A SINGLE STORY BRICK RANCH HOME. 
ADJACENT MACHINE SHED WAS HEAVILY DAMAGED HERE AS WELL 
AND INCLUDED A PICKUP TRUCK THAT WAS PICKED UP AND TOSSED 
NORTHEAST OF THE HOUSE. EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE CONTINUES 
ENE FROM HERE THROUGH A LARGE GROVE OF TREES. TORNADO 
CONTINUED NORTHEAST CROSSING WEST PLEASANT HILL ROAD 
WHERE TWO HIGH VOLTAGE TRANSMISSION TOWERS WERE DESTROYED 
AS WELL AS EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO STRUCTURES IN THE AREA. 
TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST CROSSING NORTH MERIDIAN ROAD 
AND HEAVILY DAMAGING TWO LARGE FARM PROPERTIES WITH EXTENSIVE 
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE NOTED. TORNADO CONTINUED OFF TO THE ENE 
WEAKENING AS IT CROSSED 1600 N AND 100 E IN FULTON 
COUNTY. TORNADO THEN TURNED NORTHEASTWARD AS IT TRAVELED 
JUST NORTH OF THE MIAMI/FULTON COUNTY LINE CAUSING SPORADIC 
DAMAGE TO SEVERAL FARM BUILDINGS. TORNADO CONTINUED TO SLOWLY 
WEAKEN IN INTENSITY AS IT CROSSED SR 114.  AS THE TORNADO 
CROSSED CR 700 W IT REINTENSIFIED FOR A TIME CROSSING SR 15 
SOUTH OF CR 1400 N WITH EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO A HOG CONFINEMENT 
FACILITY WEST OF SR 15 AND SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO A FARM PROPERTY 
EAST OF SR 15. FROM HERE THE TORNADO RAPIDLY WEAKENED EASTWARD 
AND LIFTED NEAR CR 400 W. 

&&

.GRANT COUNTY TORNADO...

.OVERVIEW
A COMPLEX OF THUNDERSTORMS MOVED EASTWARDS ALONG AND SOUTH 
OF ROUTE 24 DURING THE EVENING HOURS OF THE 27TH. A 
THUNDERSTORM WITHIN THIS COMPLEX DEVELOPED STRONG ROTATION 
WHILE OVER NORTHWESTERN GRANT COUNTY AND PRODUCED A TORNADO. 
THE TORNADO QUICKLY MOVED EASTWARDS BEFORE LIFTING NORTH OF 
SWEETSER.  

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    120 - 125 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  4.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 27 2019 
START TIME:             8:10 PM EDT
START LOCATION:         2 SSW SOMERSET
START LAT/LON:          40.637 / -85.846

END DATE:               MAY 27 2019
END TIME:               8:16 PM EDT
END LOCATION:           1 WSW JALAPA
END LAT/LON:            40.624 / -85.770

SURVEY SUMMARY: TORNADO STARTED ABOUT A TENTH OF A MILE 
SOUTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 900 W AND COUNTY 
ROAD 600 N WHERE A WELL BUILT BARN WAS DESTROYED. TORNADO THEN 
PROGRESSED EASTWARDS ALONG COUNTY ROAD 600 N APPROXIMATELY 
ONE AND ONE HALF MILE BEFORE DAMAGING A RESIDENTIAL HOME, 
AND DESTROYING A DETACHED CAR GARAGE AND WELL BUILT HAY BARN. 
DEBRIS FROM THE HAY BARN WAS LOFTED SEVERAL HUNDRED YARDS 
FROM THE STRUCTURE WHILE THE HOME SUFFERED SUBSTANTIAL 
SHINGLE AND WINDOW DAMAGE. JUST TO THE EAST, A HOME HAD IT'S 
ROOF PEELED BACK. THE TORNADO THEN SHIFTED TO THE SOUTHEAST 
TOWARDS COUNTY ROAD 700 W WHERE IT DESTROYED A SILO AND A 
WELL BUILT BARN THAT WAS NEXT TO THE DESTROYED SILO, AND TOOK
THE ROOF OFF OF A SECOND SILO. THE TORNADO THEN LIFTED 
AS IT CONTINUED TO MOVE TO THE SOUTH AND EAST UNTIL REACHING 
THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 500 W AND COUNTY ROAD 505 N. 
THE TORNADO SNAPPED TREES, CAUSED SHINGLE AND SIDING DAMAGE 
TO A HOME, AND TILTED A POWER POLE AT THIS INTERSECTION BEFORE  
LIFTING ONE FINAL TIME. 

&&


EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES
TORNADOES INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA. 

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Thanks for your professionalism and dedication to emergency management, Butch.  As I posted earlier in this thread I saw an EF-0 that briefly touched down in Dyer IN on Monday and I wasn't even chasing...just visiting relatives.

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Ended up chasing locally on Monday... Heading into this day, it looked very similar to other prolific tornado days across the area, including 6/5/10. Prior to leaving, one thing I had been concerned about was the lingering small MCS moving across Missouri. Even with that minor concern, I ended up heading out just after noon, with a target of near or just south of I-80...Between I-74 and I-39. Ended up passing the first initial supercell that pushed across the south Chicago metro, just as it was starting to get going in the far SW suburbs. However, I decided to not chase it, given it was heading into the metro and could put me out of position for the main activity west. On the drive down I was also watching the cluster of tornadic supercells pushing from SE. Iowa into W. IL, but was not fond of how messy and clustered they were. Stuck with the original plan and I made it to Princeton, prior to 2PM. By this time a few supercells had developed near MLI, and were starting to slowly mature and push east. Ended up grabbing some food really quick in Princeton, before heading after the better looking storm just as it went tor warned. I reached the storm as it was approaching Deere Grove. At this time, the storm was outflow dominant and fighting other storm development nearby. Continuing to stair-step east with this storm, to north and northeast of Walnut, the storm continued to be fairly outflow dominant, as it ingested another storm or two...However, there was one point that it did seem to make an effort to organize for a sort time, with even a more concentrated area of rotation/lowering. I continued east with this storm through the Sublette area, eventually reaching Route 251. Through this point the storm continued to be outflow dominant, and there was also widespread additional t'storm develop, which would hamper further potential with this storm. At this point I called it a chase and headed home.

 

I believe the small MCS that I was concerned about moving across MO was a problem...As well as the cluster of supercells that moved from SE. IA and into W. IL. With a wide open and cloud-free warm sector, we likely would have seen a more significant tornado day across E. IA and N/C. IL. It did still end up being a significant day further east as we saw though, across IN/OH during the afternoon and night.

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1 hour ago, Indystorm said:

Thanks for your professionalism and dedication to emergency management, Butch.  As I posted earlier in this thread I saw an EF-0 that briefly touched down in Dyer IN on Monday and I wasn't even chasing...just visiting relatives.

Thanks. I'm glad that you finally knocked that off of your bucket list.

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45 minutes ago, Chicago Storm said:

Ended up chasing locally on Monday... Heading into this day, it looked very similar to other prolific tornado days across the area, including 6/5/10. Prior to leaving, one thing I had been concerned about was the lingering small MCS moving across Missouri. Even with that minor concern, I ended up heading out just after noon, with a target of near or just south of I-80...Between I-74 and I-39. Ended up passing the first initial supercell that pushed across the south Chicago metro, just as it was starting to get going in the far SW suburbs. However, I decided to not chase it, given it was heading into the metro and could put me out of position for the main activity west. On the drive down I was also watching the cluster of tornadic supercells pushing from SE. Iowa into W. IL, but was not fond of how messy and clustered they were. Stuck with the original plan and I made it to Princeton, prior to 2PM. By this time a few supercells had developed near MLI, and were starting to slowly mature and push east. Ended up grabbing some food really quick in Princeton, before heading after the better looking storm just as it went tor warned. I reached the storm as it was approaching Deere Grove. At this time, the storm was outflow dominant and fighting other storm development nearby. Continuing to stair-step east with this storm, to north and northeast of Walnut, the storm continued to be fairly outflow dominant, as it ingested another storm or two...However, there was one point that it did seem to make an effort to organize for a sort time, with even a more concentrated area of rotation/lowering. I continued east with this storm through the Sublette area, eventually reaching Route 251. Through this point the storm continued to be outflow dominant, and there was also widespread additional t'storm develop, which would hamper further potential with this storm. At this point I called it a chase and headed home.

 

I believe the small MCS that I was concerned about moving across MO was a problem...As well as the cluster of supercells that moved from SE. IA and into W. IL. With a wide open and cloud-free warm sector, we likely would have seen a more significant tornado day across E. IA and N/C. IL. It did still end up being a significant day further east as we saw though, across IN/OH during the afternoon and night.

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Definitely had a rather tame outcome in N IL.  LOT has confirmed only 3 weak ones so far.

 

 

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Chicago IL
222 AM CDT Wed May 29 2019 /322 AM EDT Wed May 29 2019/

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 5/27/2019 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...The NWS Chicago office, with the help of
Emergency Management, law enforcement, trained storm
spotters, and academic partners has determined three EF-0
tornadoes occurred on Monday (Memorial Day). Thank you to
those partners for their assistance. Other wind damage
reports are still being assessed from northern Will and
southern Cook Counties in northern Illinois, as well as
in Benton County in northwest Indiana.

.Plattville Area Tornado in Southern Kendall County...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    65 mph
Path length /Statute/:  1 mile
Path width /Maximum/:   30 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             5/27/2019
Start time:             1:47 PM CDT
Start location:         2.5 NNW of Plattville IL
Start Lat/Lon:          41.5732 / -88.4136

End date:               5/27/2019
End time:               1:48 PM CDT
End location:           2.5 N of Plattville IL
End_lat/lon:            41.5730 / -88.3948

A tornado briefly touched down near the intersection of
Walker Road and Ashley Road. Video and photo show that the
tornado kicked up dust in an open field with no damage
reported.


.Paw Paw Area Tornado in Eastern Lee County...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    65 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.7 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   30 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             5/27/2019
Start time:             4:27 PM CDT
Start location:         4 SW of Paw Paw
Start Lat/Lon:          41.6579 / -89.0466

End date:               5/27/2019
End time:               4:28 PM CDT
End location:           4 SW of Paw Paw
End_lat/lon:            41.6579 / -89.0332

A brief tornado occurred based on trained spotter reports.
This was just east of Interstate 39. Damage was not
reported with this touchdown.


.Dyer Tornado in Lake County Indiana...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    85 mph
Path length /Statute/:  1.1 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             5/27/2019
Start time:             4:30 PM CDT
Start location:         1 SSW of Dyer IN
Start Lat/Lon:          41.4924 / -87.5256

End date:               5/27/2019
End time:               4:33 PM CDT
End location:           1.2 SE of Dyer IN
End_lat/lon:            41.4822 / -87.5053

The tornado touched down in a subdivision causing damage to trim,
shingles, siding, and fascia on several homes, as well as to a
chimney on one home. Multiple trees were snapped and many lost
limbs. The tornado also flipped a backyard shed and damaged
fencing. The homes between Willow and Scotty Lanes appeared to
sustain the worst damage.

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Very impressive couplet with a confirmed tornado near Marengo IA. 

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