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Logan County tornadoes since 1950
 

 

59 TORNADO(s) were reported in Logan County, Illinois between 01/01/1950 and 12/31/2017.

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Mag:
Dth:
Inj:
PrD:
CrD:
Magnitude
Deaths
Injuries
Property Damage
Crop Damage
 
Location or County Date Time (CST) Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Latham 06/27/1951 07:30 PM F3 0 35 2.5M 0
Emden 06/27/1951 08:45 PM F3 1 15 2.5M 0
Lincoln 04/09/1953 04:15 PM F2 0 3 25K 0
4 LOGAN 03/12/1954 06:40 PM F1 0 3 250K 0
Latham 03/14/1957 03:10 PM F2 0 0 25K 0
Atlanta 04/30/1960 07:30 AM F1 0 0 3K 0
7 LOGAN 05/15/1968 03:09 PM F3 0 0 2.5M 0
Elkhart 06/19/1972 07:00 PM F1 0 1 25K 0
Lincoln 06/16/1973 09:35 PM F0 0 0 0K 0
10 Lincoln 07/23/1973 08:00 PM F0 0 0 25K 0
11 Lincoln 07/23/1973 08:00 PM F0 0 0 25K 0
12 Lincoln 04/03/1974 01:08 PM F1 0 0 2.5M 0
13 LOGAN 06/01/1975 06:20 PM F0 0 0 0K 0
14 Elkhart 11/29/1975 11:16 PM F1 0 1 25K 0
15 Atlanta 05/05/1977 07:20 PM F4 0 2 2.5M 0
16 Latham 09/16/1980 06:15 PM F0 0 0 0K 0
17 LOGAN 04/13/1981 05:30 PM F1 0 0 2.5M 0
18 Broadwell 05/30/1982 04:30 PM F0 0 0 0K 0
19 Emden 03/28/1985 12:44 AM F2 0 0 2.5M 0
20 Elkhart 05/09/1995 04:22 PM F3 0 6 10.0M 0
21 Union 04/19/1996 05:58 PM F3 0 0 15K 0
22 New Holland 06/06/1996 06:59 PM F0 0 0 0 0
23 Mt Pulaski 04/07/1998 05:05 PM F0 0 0 0 0
24 Lincoln 04/07/1998 06:23 PM F0 0 0 0 0
25 Elkhart 05/12/1998 08:13 PM F0 0 0 0 0
26 Atlanta 05/19/1998 06:20 PM F0 0 0 1K 0
27 Lincoln 06/04/1999 03:45 PM F0 0 0 0 0
28 Lincoln 06/04/1999 03:50 PM F0 0 2 0 0
29 Lincoln 06/04/1999 03:53 PM F0 0 0 0 0
30 Lincoln 04/20/2000 08:00 AM F0 0 0 0 0
31 Hartsburg 05/12/2000 03:00 PM F0 0 0 0 0
32 Beason 05/18/2000 06:12 PM F0 0 0 0 0
33 Broadwell 06/20/2000 05:55 PM F0 0 0 23K 0
34 Lincoln 04/04/2003 03:08 PM F1 0 0 50K 0
35 Atlanta 04/04/2003 03:11 PM F0 0 0 0 0
36 Atlanta 05/28/2003 02:56 PM F0 0 0 0 0
37 Beason 05/28/2003 02:59 PM F0 0 0 0 0
38 Emden 05/30/2003 07:22 PM F0 0 0 0 0
39 Lincoln 05/30/2003 07:34 PM F0 0 0 0 0
40 Lincoln 05/30/2003 07:38 PM F2 0 0 2.5M 0
41 Mt Pulaski 06/11/2003 05:25 PM F0 0 0 0 0
42 Cornland 06/11/2003 05:38 PM F0 0 0 0 0
43 Lake Fork 06/11/2003 05:38 PM F0 0 0 0 0
44 Broadwell 09/26/2003 04:15 PM F1 0 0 15K 30K
45 Lincoln 05/30/2004 04:57 PM F0 0 3 250K 0
46 Lincoln 07/03/2004 06:47 PM F0 0 0 0 0
47 Hartsburg 07/03/2004 07:03 PM F0 0 0 0 0
48 Cornland 03/12/2006 08:57 PM F2 0 0 0 0
49 Mt Pulaski 03/12/2006 09:00 PM F2 0 0 0 0
50 Latham 03/12/2006 09:03 PM F1 0 0 0 0
51 Lincoln 04/02/2006 05:32 PM F0 0 0 0 0
52 Chestnut 04/02/2006 05:36 PM F0 0 0 0 0
53 Lincoln 04/13/2006 11:25 PM F0 0 0 0 0
54 Lincoln 04/13/2006 11:27 PM F0 0 0 2.5M 0
55 Lincoln 04/18/2006 10:19 PM F0 0 2 0 0
56 Lincoln 04/30/2006 03:15 PM F0 0 0 0 0
57 Atlanta 03/28/2007 02:05 PM EF0 0 0 0 0
58 Mt Pulaski 08/19/2009 03:02 PM EF3 0 2 7.2M 1.0M
59 Beason 06/05/2010 09:57 PM EF0 0 0 80K 15K
TOTALS: 1 75 40.54M 1.18M 

 


Details:

  1. 6/27/1951:  Touched down 2 miles south-southwest of Latham, and tracked eastward to near Forsyth. Two farms were completely destroyed near Heman, near the Logan/Macon county line.
  2. 6/27/1951: This tornado tracked 22 miles, from 3 miles south of Emden to 3 miles northeast of Waynesville (De Witt County).  Several farms were destroyed.
  3. 4/9/1953:  Struck rural areas near Lincoln, causing 3 injuries.
  4. 3/12/1954:  Originally touched down near Pleasant Plains (northwest Sangamon County), then moved northeast across Menard County into southwest parts of Logan County.  Most damage in Logan County was in rural areas southwest of Lincoln.
  5. 3/14/1957:  Touched down near Latham, damaging 2 farms.
  6. 4/30/1960:  Brief touchdown west of Atlanta, causing moderate damage.
  7. 5/15/1968:  This strong tornado mainly affected Mason County, but moved into Logan County east of Natrona.  The worst damage from this storm was near Natrona.
  8. 6/19/1972:  Brief touchdown 3 miles south of Elkhart.
  9. 6/16/1973:  Brief touchdown near Lincoln.
  10. 7/23/1973:  First of two tornadoes touching down on the east side of Lincoln, causing no damage.
  11. 7/23/1973:  Second of two tornadoes touching down on the east side of Lincoln, causing no damage.
  12. 4/3/1974:  This was part of the "Super Outbreak" of 148 tornadoes which affected the eastern half of the U.S. in a 24-hour period.  This tornado touched down 2 miles south of Lincoln, and raced northeast at 70 mph into northeast McLean County.
  13. 6/1/1975:  No information available on this storm.
  14. 11/29/1975:  Touched down about a mile north of Elkhart, destroying a trailer.
  15. 5/5/1977:  This violent tornado affected Atlanta, before moving east-northeast into McLean County.  From Storm DataThe community of Atlanta in Logan County was totally paralyzed by the storm.  Numerous homes were leveled by the tornado; roofs of buildings and homes were torn off and hurled through the area; sheds and outbuildings were crushed, farm machine sheds were picked up and sailed for long distances through the air; basements were flooded; trees were uprooted, maimed and left blocking streets, yards and crushing buildings.  At least 4 homes were reported completely destroyed and at least 12 said to be severely damaged. ... Damage was first noted at about 7:20 PM, on the south and west sides of Atlanta; the tornadic winds then were experienced along a track about 10 miles long just to the east of Interstate 55.  The 10-mile long swath of damage ended at some farms in the vicinity of Funks Grove, McLean County.
  16. 9/16/1980:  Touched down northeast of Latham, and moved into Macon County.
  17. 4/13/1981:  This tornado took an intermittent path, initially touching down in Fulton County, then moving across Mason and Logan Counties before lifting permanently in De Witt County.  It caused damage near Hartsburg and north of Lincoln.
  18. 5/30/1982:  Brief touchdown in an open field near Broadwell.
  19. 3/28/1985:  Touched down 1/2 mile south of Emden, moving east 4.5 miles.  Eight farm houses and many outbuildings were damaged or destroyed. 
  20. 5/9/1995:  This long-track tornado touched down near Salisbury in Sangamon County, and moved northeast across that county and parts of Menard County as well.  It was on the ground for 40 miles, finally lifting 5 miles northeast of Beason. It damaged several dozen buildings in Elkhart and produced twin tornadoes as it moved across I-55.  23 homes were damaged in a subdivision south of Lincoln. 
  21. 4/19/1996:  Touched down near the Logan/Tazewell County line, before moving northeast into Tazewell County and later McLean County.
  22. 6/6/1996:  This tornado touched down 2-1/2 miles southeast of New Holland, and lifted in Hartsburg, 9 miles away.  It caused minor damage to a home and several outbuildings.
  23. 4/7/1998:  Brief touchdown 2-1/2 miles west of Mount Pulaski.
  24. 4/7/1998:  Brief touchdown 6 miles north of Lincoln.
  25. 5/12/1998:  Brief touchdown 2 miles west of Elkhart. 
  26. 5/19/1998:  Brief touchdown 1 mile north of Atlanta.
  27. 6/4/1999:  Brief touchdown 4 miles northwest of Lincoln.
  28. 6/4/1999:  Touched down near the I-55/I-155 intersection northwest of Lincoln, and moved east-southeast for 3 miles.  It blew over several trucks, and damaged grain bins and farm equipment, as well as many trees at Kickapoo Creek Park. 
  29. 6/4/1999:   Brief touchdown near I-55 exit 123, 4 miles southwest of Lincoln.
  30. 4/20/2000:  Brief touchdown 4 miles southwest of Lincoln.
  31. 5/12/2000:  Brief touchdown just outside of Hartsburg.
  32. 5/18/2000:  Touched down 3 miles north of Beason, and traveled in open fields for 3 miles.
  33. 6/20/2000:  Brief touchdown in Broadwell, damaging a grain elevator and several trees.
  34. 4/4/2003:  Touched down 6 miles west of Lincoln, damaging a house and garage.
  35. 4/4/2003:  Brief touchdown just north of Atlanta.
  36. 5/28/2003:  Brief touchdown 4 miles southeast of Atlanta.
  37. 5/28/2003:  Touched down east of Beason, blowing down several trees before moving into De Witt County.
  38. 5/30/2003:  Brief touchdown between Emden and Hartsburg, causing minor damage.
  39. 5/30/2003:  Touched down a few miles north of Lincoln.
  40. 5/30/2003:  This tornado touched down west of Lawndale, and moved east-southeast into De Witt County.
  41. 6/11/2003:  Brief touchdown just southwest of Mount Pulaski.
  42. 6/11/2003:  Brief touchdown 2 miles south of Cornland.
  43. 6/11/2003:  Brief touchdown just southwest of Lake Fork.
  44. 9/26/2003:  Touched down 2 miles southeast of Broadwell, destroying an outbuilding and several trees.
  45. 5/30/2004:  Touched down in a mobile home park 3 miles south of Lincoln, destroying 3 trailers and damaging 28 others.
  46. 7/3/2004:  Brief touchdown 2 miles west of Lincoln.
  47. 7/3/2004:  Brief touchdown 2 miles southeast of Hartsburg.
  48. 3/12/2006:  Developed southeast of Lake Fork.   Click here for details.
  49. 3/12/2006:  Affected areas southeast of Mount Pulaski.  Click here for details.
  50. 3/12/2006:  Tracked west and north of Latham before moving into Macon County.  Click here for details.
  51. 4/2/2006:  Affected areas southeast of Lincoln.
  52. 4/2/2006:  Passed just north of Chestnut.
  53. 4/13/2006:  Brief touchdown 3 miles north-northwest of Lincoln, destroying a barn.
  54. 4/13/2006:  Touched down on the northeast side of Lincoln, moving through a subdivision just north of the airport.  It was on the ground for 4 miles.
  55. 4/18/2006:  Touched down 2 miles west of Lincoln, crossing I-55 and overturning two trucks.
  56. 4/30/2006:  Brief touchdown 3 miles southeast of LIncoln.
  57. 3/28/2007:  Brief touchdown 1 mile north of Atlanta.
  58. 8/19/2007:  This strong tornado moved into Logan County from near Williamsville.
  59. 6/5/2010:  This tornado touched down 3.2 miles west-southwest of Beason, then tracked southeast into De Witt County.  It blew down several trees and tree branches in Logan County, and blew over a shed.