Was the Rochelle tornado an ef5?

Was the Rochelle tornado an ef5?

Was the Rochelle tornado an ef5?

The tornado first began at 6:39 p.m. CDT (23:39 UTC) on April 9, just northeast of Franklin Grove, Illinois. As the tornado crossed South Richard Road, it intensified to very high-end EF4 strength and inflicted catastrophic damage to several large homes as it impacted the Deer Creek subdivision.

When was the Rochelle Illinois tornado?

9 April 2015
2015 Rochelle–Fairdale, Illinois tornado/Start dates

When was the last time Illinois had a tornado?

The most recent significant tornadoes occurred on June 7, 2008 over Will and Cook Counties. The only F5 tornado to ever strike the Chicago area was on August 28 1990. This tornado formed near Oswego and passed through Plainfield, Crest Hill, and Joliet.

When did the tornado hit Fairdale Illinois?

What is in tornado Alley?

“Tornado Alley is an area of the U.S. where there is a high potential for tornado development,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski said. “This area encompasses much of northern Texas northward through Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and parts of Louisiana, Iowa, Nebraska and eastern Colorado.”

What was the largest tornado ever recorded in Illinois?

Tri-State tornado
In fact, Illinois has experienced one of the worst tornadoes in U.S. history. The infamous Tri-State tornado occurred on March 18, 1925, passing through southern Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, leaving 695 dead and 2000 injured.

How wide was the Fairdale tornado?

The tornado reached its maximum strength about the time it crossed I-39. By that point, the tornado was around 700 yards wide (7 football fields, or nearly 1/2 mile), and had winds near 200 mph. After crossing the interstate, the tornado plowed into Fairdale, destroying homes and killing 2 people.

What time of day do most tornadoes occur?

Tornadoes can also happen at any time of day or night, but most tornadoes occur between 4–9 p.m.