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Historic Weekend Tornado Outbreak in Illinois

Saturday’s tornado outbreak across Illinois is now the biggest in state history during the month of December.

More than 20 tornadoes have been confirmed by local National Weather Service offices, ranging from EF-0 to EF-3 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.

Biggest Outbreak in December in State History for Illinois

TORNADO OUTBREAK – With more than 20 tornadoes on Saturday across Illinois, this makes it the BIGGEST outbreak in December in state history. CHECK OUT a few of the sights and sounds from the event, we will continue to bring you the latest.

Posted by WeatherNation on Monday, December 3, 2018


The tornado that devastated the town of Taylorville, IL, was an EF-3 with maximum sustained winds at 155 miles per hour.

It was on the ground for almost 13 miles, and the storm was as wide as almost nine football fields at 880  yards.

Taylorville Tornado an EF-3

BREAKING – Preliminary reports via US National Weather Service Central Illinois have determined the tornado that devastated Taylorville, IL, was an EF-3 with max. winds at 155 mph and a path length of 11.2 miles. The width? Almost NINE football fields wide at 880 yards!

Posted by WeatherNation on Monday, December 3, 2018


We will continue to bring you more updates as details are finalized by the National Weather Service storm survey teams.

For WeatherNation, I’m Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo

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