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Displaying AFOS PIL: PNSILX Received: 2018-06-27 20:11 UTC

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
311 PM CDT Wed Jun 27 2018


.Rantoul/Gifford Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    90 mph
Path length /Statute/:  3.9 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   75 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             Jun 26 2018 
Start time:             8:27 pm CDT
Start location:         3.3 SE Rantoul / Champaign County IL
Start Lat/Lon:          40.2725 N / -88.1022 W

End date:               Jun 26 2018
End time:               8:35 pm CDT
End location:           1.9 WNW Gifford / Champaign County IL
End_lat/lon:            40.3145 N / -88.0533 W


A tornado developed in a corn field about 3.3 miles southeast of 
Rantoul, IL in northeast Champaign County, around 827 pm CDT 
June 26, 2018. The tornado traveled to the northeast at 25-30 mph. 
The first property damage that resulted was to the roof 
of a large shed, as well as to five trees. The tornado continued 
moving through corn and soybean fields,before damaging trees - which 
fell onto a car - less than two miles to the northeast. As the 
tornado approached, and then crossed, U.S.Highway 136 west-
northwest of Gifford it damaged another large shed roof. After 
crossing the highway, the tornado damaged the roofs of two garages
and old barn. The tornado then dissipated in a field shortly
afterward around 8:35 pm, 1.9 miles west-northwest of Gifford, IL.

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

The information in this statement is PRELIMINARY and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS Storm Data.