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Wet Travel Conditions for the East; Snow and Wind for the Pacific Northwest and Rockies

A storm lifting northward toward the Great Lakes will bring periods of rain and gusty winds for the eastern third of the country today. For the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies, accumulating snow and strong winds will make for hazardous traveling conditions through tonight. A stronger storm is forecast early in the week with the threat of severe thunderstorms for the Mississippi Valley. Read More >


On February 28th, there were 16 tornadoes reported across Illinois. 

Several tornadoes north of I-72 were the farthest north occurring tornadoes in February on record for the state. In southern Illinois, 4 tornadoes were reported, two of which were strong, long-track tornadoes. 

This particular web page will focus on the reports in central Illinois. Tornado reports from other parts of the state are available at the following links:

  • NWS Chicago:  LaSalle, Livingston, and Ogle Counties (including Naplate/Ottawa tornado)
  • NWS Quad Cities:  Bureau, Whiteside, Putnam Counties (including Cherry and Coleta)
  • NWS St. Louis:  Brown County (Versailles tornado)
  • NWS Paducah:  Jackson, Perry, Franklin, White Counties (including Elkville and Crossville tornadoes)
Tornado near Washburn. Image by Cameron Nixon
Washburn tornado photo by Cameron Nixon
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