University of Illinois

Helper Menu
  exit helper
> helper page
  more detail

NOTE: We've guessed that you're not using a client that supports colored tables and have tried to compensate. Low graphics mode looks much better on clients that do... we recommend switching to Netscape 3.0 or Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Case of April 19th Tornado Outbreak
across central Illinois

[Image: (55K)]

One of the most memorable tornado outbreaks in Illinois history occurred on April 19, 1996. During the day, 33 tornadoes were reported as supercells erupted and moved across the state during the afternoon and evening hours. Wind estimates in excess of 170 mph were associated with some of the stronger tornadoes, one of which ripped through nearby Ogden, IL.

Last Update: 07/27/97
From The Chase
Images captured by storm interceptors of three tornadoes.

The Damage
Photographs of the damage in Ogden, IL inflicted by an F3 tornado.

How it Happened
An analysis of the atmospheric conditions that led to the tornado outbreak.

NEXRAD Close Ups
A close up look at the Doppler Tornado Vortex Signatures associated with six different tornadoes.

Weather Data and Images
Archived maps and images, including NEXRADs.

Those who contributed to the development of this case study.

Terms for using data resources. CD-ROM available.
Credits and Acknowledgments for WW2010.
Department of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.