EF2 Tornado Confirmed at Caledonia, IL

Written on November 23, 2010 at 6:46 pm, by

The National Weather Service office in Chicago has confirmed that a tornado touched down at approximately 3:04 pm November 22, 2010... 1/4 mile southwest of the intersection of argyle and harlem roads. A school bus was rolled near the touchdown by tornado winds where six people were injured...fortunately those injuries were minor. The tornado crossed the path of high tension lines that run just west of argyle and 11 of the towers were downed. The tornado moved northeast into caledonia - where there was significant damage to six buildings...with approximately 20 additional buildings sustaining minor damage. Several large trees were snapped or uprooted and a grain bin was partially collapsed. The tornado continued northeast out of Caledonia with several power poles downed across roads. Three farm outbuildings sustained damage ranging from roofs blown off to completely collapsed structures. One of the 3 outbuildings...located 2 miles northwest of Capron...was also damaged during the January 2008 tornado. Sporadic tree damage continued to the end point where the tornado lifted...roughly 1 mile west of Lawrence at approximately 3:23pm. Path width: 200 yards (varied between 50 and 200 yards) Path length: 16.4 miles Estimated winds: 135 mph