National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Tornado #3:
Franklin to Loami (shorter red line in the image below)

Tornado track from near Franklin to just northeast of LoamiThe third tornado of the outbreak was produced by this supercell, as it moved across Morgan and Sangamon Counties.  This smaller tornado touched down just northeast of Franklin at 7:58 PM, crossing the Sangamon County line 4 miles northeast of Franklin at 8 PM.  It continued northeast, lifting 2 miles north-northeast of Loami at 8:11 PM. 

This storm was slightly weaker in intensity, than the one that tracked further north.  It was F1 intensity with around 100 mph winds, and was 100 to 200 yards wide.  The path length was 11.5 miles.  Damage with this tornado consisted of snapped power poles, farm buildings damaged, and tree damage.

Pictures (click images to enlarge):


Power lines damaged north of Waverly
North of Waverly

Damage to an outbuilding near Franklin
East of Franklin

Uprooted tree west of Loami
West of Loami


Event Links:  Overview | Long-Track Tornado | SpringfieldFranklin/Loami | Eastern Sangamon
 Southern Logan | Greene/Scott #2 | Logan/Macon | Macon/De WittRadar&Satellite