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Tornadoes Touch Down In Illinois Saturday

10 Jul 2021, 3:12 pm

Multiple, brief tornado touchdowns were reported across parts of Central Illinois on Saturday afternoon, associated with a stormy day across the Appalachians, Midwest, and Plains states.

Related Article: Plains Severe Weather Risk Continues Through The Weekend

The three separate tornado reports occurred to the west-northwest of Springfield, Illinois Saturday. The tornadoes were reportedly brief in nature and over open, rural locations. When we monitored the tornadic cells via Radar, it was clear that a tornado had touched down.

The radar image Saturday afternoon of the apparent tornado showed what’s called a “CC drop.” That means a lower value popped up on the Correlation Coefficient product of the radar from Lincoln, Illinois. We circled it in white above. The radar is seeing mixed objects, such as tree leaves, being lofted into the air from a tornado.

We will continue to stay on top of the latest tornado and severe storm reports this weekend! See the related article link (above) for more on the severe weather forecast this weekend.

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Summer of 1993, New England Dragway. That's when and where Steve knew he wanted to become a meteorologist. More than 20 years later he is extremely fortunate and blessed to be able to live his childhood dream. As a lover of math and science, Steve had a consistent interest in weather in elementary, middle, and high school before discovering you can major in meteorology. He attended Lyndon State Co... Load Morellege in Vermont where he received a bachelor's in meteorology-broadcasting and associate's in television news. He has worked as a meteorologist and reporter in Winchester, VA, Burlington, VT, and most recently in West Palm Beach, FL. He's recognized by the American Meteorological Society with the Certification of Broadcast Meteorologists.