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Mason County tornadoes since 1950

 

34 TORNADOES were reported in Mason 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
Mason City 11/13/1951 01:15 PM F2 0 0 25K 0
Mason City 03/14/1957 02:55 PM F2 0 0 25K 0
Mason City 12/18/1957 03:35 PM F1 0 1 25K 0
Havana 08/19/1961 05:00 PM F0 0 0 3K 0
Snicarte 01/24/1967 05:30 PM F1 0 1 0K 0
Snicarte 01/24/1967 05:30 PM F3 1 3 25K 0
Natrona 05/15/1968 02:30 PM F3 0 25 2.5M 0
Manito 07/12/1972 09:40 PM F1 0 0 3K 0
Forest City 12/04/1973 09:50 AM F0 0 2 0K 0
10 Mason City 06/14/1974 08:40 PM F0 0 0 0K 0
11 San Jose 06/19/1974 06:30 PM F0 0 0 0K 0
12 Mason City 06/19/1974 06:30 PM F0 0 0 0K 0
13 Havana 11/29/1975 10:20 PM F2 0 0 250K 0
14 Havana 04/13/1981 04:50 PM F1 0 0 2.5M 0
15 MASON 11/18/1985 03:58 PM F0 0 0 0K 0
16 Mason City 06/02/1987 01:00 PM F0 0 0 0K 0
17 Forest City 11/27/1990 02:00 PM F1 0 0 25K 0
18 Manito 05/13/1995 05:15 PM F3 0 23 2.0M N/A
19 Bath 04/19/1996 05:07 PM F2 0 1 N/A  0
20 Easton 04/19/1996 05:17 PM F1 0 0 N/A  0
21 Snicarte 04/07/1998 03:20 PM F2 0 0 N/A  0
22 Bath 04/07/1998 03:35 PM F1 0 0 N/A  0
23 Havana 04/07/1998 04:55 PM F0 0 0 0 0
24 Chautauqua Park 04/07/1998 05:06 PM F1 0 0 N/A  0
25 Havana 06/01/1999 05:17 PM F1 0 0 500K 0
26 Mason City 08/18/2001 11:36 AM F0 0 0 N/A  0
27 Havana 05/10/2003 08:12 PM F1 0 0 0 0
28 Manito 05/10/2003 08:33 PM F2 0 1 N/A  0
29 Manito 05/10/2003 08:38 PM F1 0 0 0 0
30 Forest City 05/30/2003 06:56 PM F1 0 0 N/A  0
31 Teheran 07/08/2009 04:03 PM EF0 0 0 0 0
32 Easton 04/15/2011 04:30 PM EF1 0 1 300K 0
33 Kilbourne 09/10/2015 03:45 PM EF0 0 0 20K 0
34 Easton 03/06/2017 11:52 PM EF1 0 0 150K 0
TOTALS: 1 35 6.3M 0

 


 

Details:

  1. 11/13/1951:  Took a sporadic 50 mile path from Mason City, northeast across Tazewell County into McLean County.
  2. 3/14/1957:  This moved northeast across the eastern part of Mason City, damaging a dozen homes.
  3. 12/18/1957:  Damaged a few buildings on the southeast side of Mason City.
  4. 8/19/1961:  Brief tornado in the Matanzas Beach area southwest of Havana, destroying a boat dock.
  5. 1/24/1967:  Moved parallel to the tornado listed in the next entry, approximately 3 miles away.
  6. 1/24/1967:  Touched down 3 miles south of Snicarte and moved northeast for about 5 miles.  One person was killed and 3 others were injured.
  7. 5/15/1968:  This tornado touched down near Easton, and moved northeast to the Logan County line east of Natrona.  Most of the damage occurred near Natrona, where 15 homes were severely damaged.
  8. 7/12/1972:  Brief touchdown 2 miles northwest of Manito.
  9. 12/4/1973:  Moved through Forest City, injuring two children due to flying glass.
  10. 6/14/1974:  Intermittent touchdown reported 3 miles west of Mason City.
  11. 6/19/1974:  Touched down near the Tazewell County line northwest of San Jose. 
  12. 6/19/1974:  Touched down in Mason City.
  13. 11/29/1975:  First touched down 5 miles southeast of Havana, and took an intermittant 19 mile path northeast across the county.  Extensive damage occurred near the beginning of the track, and also near the end of the track near Manito.
  14. 4/13/1981:  This tornado took an intermittant 32 mile path.  First touching down in Lewistown (Fulton County), it moved southeast to near Havana before tracking more eastward.  The tornado was mostly aloft as it moved across the central portion of Mason County, then touched down again before moving into Logan County.
  15. 11/18/1985:  Brief touchdown 12 miles south-southwest of Havana.
  16. 6/2/1987:  Brief touchdown in Mason City.
  17. 11/27/1990:  Touched down near the Sand Ridge State Forest, destroying a mobile home.
  18. 5/13/1995:  This strong tornado touched down along the Illinois River northeast of Goofy Ridge in extreme northern Mason County.  It moved northeast across the Sand Ridge State Forest into Tazewell County, finally lifting near Tremont, after taking a path of about 25 miles.  In Mason County, 23 people were injured, as over 36 homes and trailers were damaged or destroyed.
  19. 4/19/1996:  Touched down in Bath and tracked for 9 miles to the northeast.  It caused major damage to one home in Bath, and minor damage to 11 others.  It also destroyed numerous farm buildings.
  20. 4/19/1996:  This torando touched down 2 miles southwest of Easton, and moved northeast for 9 miles (lifting briefly 3-1/2 miles northeast of Easton).  It destroyed 2 homes and severely damaged 5 others, and lifted the roof off the high school.
  21. 4/7/1998:  Touched down 3 miles southwest of Snicarte, and was on the ground for 3 miles.  It destroyed several outbuildings and damaged a few houses.
  22. 4/7/1998:  This tornado moved north across Bath, severely damaging 9 homes and causing lesser damage to 34 others.  The fire station was also damaged.
  23. 4/7/1998:  Brief touchdown 3 miles southwest of Havana.
  24. 4/7/1998:  First touched down in southeast Fulton County northwest of Havana. It crossed the Illinois River and damaged 3 homes in the Baldwin Beach area.  It took an intermittant path after that, before dissipating near the fish hatchery.
  25. 6/1/1999:  This tornado first touched down in Fulton County, 4 miles northeast of Marbletown, before moving into Mason County 4-1/2 miles southwest of Havana.  It damaged several homes and garages.
  26. 8/18/2001:  Brief touchdown 5 miles north of Mason City, causing some building damage.
  27. 5/10/2003:  This tornado touched down just north of Havana, and was on the ground for 9 miles. Most of the damage was in the Quiver Beach area.
  28. 5/10/2003:  Touched down 2 miles southwest of Manito, and moved northeast across town, damaging 24 homes.
  29. 5/10/2003:  Touched down 1 mile east of Manito, and lifted near the Tazewell County line.  It destroyed several barns and a shed.
  30. 5/30/2003:  Touched down just west of Forest City, and moved east across town before moving into southern Tazewell County.
  31. 7/8/2009:  Brief touchdown in an open field 2 miles east-southeast of Easton.
  32. 04/15/2011:  Touched down 6.5 miles west-southwest of Easton, and moved north for 3 miles.  Several sheds were damaged, and a house was pushed a few inches off its foundation.  One person was injured by flying glass.
  33. 9/10/2015:  Touched down 3.5 miles southwest of Kilbourne, and quickly dissipated after being on the ground for 0.2 miles. One home sustained shingle and siding damage, and numerous power lines were knocked down in the area.
  34. 03/06/2017:  This tornado touched down 2.2 miles north-northwest of Easton, and moved northeast. Click here for more details.