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Case of April 19th Tornado Outbreak
across central Illinois
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.
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
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.