Op 1 december waren er 27 bevestigde tornado's in Illinois.Het vorige record stond op 21 tornado's en dat was op 18 - 19 december 1957. Deze tornado - uitbraak heeft tevens de 3e plaats gehaald als het gaat om tornado uitbraken gedurende alle maanden van het jaar. De grootste uitbraak was op 19 april 1996 met 39 tornado's, gevolgd door 4 februari 2006 met 36 tornado's.
De uitbraak begon op 30 november in Oklahoma, met helaas 1 dodelijk slachtoffer in Aurora Missouri.
De meest significante tornado, was de EF 3 tornado, die grote schade aanrichtte in Taylorville. Honderden huizen liepen grote schade op en 22 mensen raakten gewond.
De tornado had windsnelheden van 250 km/u en was 800 meter breed.
De NWS zegt het onderzoek gisteren (4 december) hebben afgesloten. Daarom kunnen bovenstaande getallen nog wijzigen.
Holy Crap!! What a MONSTER TORNADO!— Live Storm Chasers (@Livestormchaser) 2 december 2018
Dramatic video of a monster wedge tornado sweeping across parts of Illinois last night!
Location: Taylorville, Illinois [6miles east of town]
Video Permission: Matt Norris@StormHour @Spann #StormHOur #ILwx pic.twitter.com/tsxVunVqJE
~~~MUST WATCH VIDEO~~~— Live Storm Chasers (@Livestormchaser) 2 december 2018
EPIC CLOSE RANGE TORNADO – BLUFF CITY, ILhttps://t.co/bUI7y4yKdT
Embedded video from Cory Pagel / Ryan Harrison facebook page #StormHour @StormHour pic.twitter.com/fb0tK1zsIu
Some of the damage found from this tornado. pic.twitter.com/9ZWeZP1tAF— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) 4 december 2018
TORNADO OUTBREAK - With more than 20 tornadoes on Saturday across Illinois, this makes it the BIGGEST outbreak in December in state history. CHECK OUT a few of the sights and sounds from the event, we will continue to bring you the latest. #ilwx @NWSLincolnIL @NWSStLouis pic.twitter.com/55ohW6xcwI— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) 3 december 2018
We're still getting videos, like this one, showing the destruction that's taken place in Illinois. This event is officially now the LARGEST tornado outbreak that occurred in December for Illinois per the NWS Lincoln office. Stay tuned for the results of the survey. #ILwx pic.twitter.com/4YKKxVRYIV— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) 3 december 2018
Wow...words can't even begin to describe the aftermath of the #tornado that devastated the town of Taylorville, IL on Saturday. As of Sunday PM, the storm survey by the @NWSLincolnIL is not complete but it was determined the tornado was 1/2 mile wide and lead to 22 injuries #ilwx pic.twitter.com/1hpyO4JPzq— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) 3 december 2018
GROUND ZERO - We are getting some first looks from Taylorville, IL, hit by a tornado on Saturday southeast of Springfield. @NWSLincolnIL plans to survey the area to determine the path length, width, and maximum sustained winds within the storm. #ilwx pic.twitter.com/mhyUSkWjL7— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) 3 december 2018
JUST IN -- The tornado seen in this video from Havana, IL, on Saturday was rated an EF-1 in preliminary data from the @NWSStLouis. Maximum winds with this storm were 105 mph with a path length of almost 16 miles. #ilwx pic.twitter.com/iafDqKqvjx— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) 3 december 2018
**NEW** Preliminary data from the @NWSStLouis has the rating for the tornado northwest of Raymond, IL as an EF-1. As of earlier Sunday evening, 5 tornadoes have been preliminarily determined to be between EF-0 to EF-2 strength. #ilwx pic.twitter.com/dAgowdp53v— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) 3 december 2018
TORNADO IN PROGRESS - This is NOT the scene you want to have from your neighborhood as you step out the door for your afternoon walk! This tornado also caused extensive damage to Country Classic Cars nearby. #ilwx pic.twitter.com/yrrOcJSkrA— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) 2 december 2018
Tornado Southwest of Taylorville pic.twitter.com/RoHPu5FacX— Wil Pritchard (@Wil_linois) 1 december 2018
Good grief, what a day. Winding down north of Chandlerville IL pic.twitter.com/ynLZZEoOYB— Andrew Pritchard (@skydrama) 1 december 2018
Not only did we capture several tornadoes, but we also got really nice structure on Saturday. These were some of the better storm scenes I saw this season, which considering its December, is impressive. #ilwx #supercell #sonyalpha #sigmaart #stormhour pic.twitter.com/N1MOdGtFzO— Isaac Polanski (@wxchaser97) 4 december 2018
Finally getting around to editing pictures and video. 14 and a half minute video is uploading now, in 4k of course. Pictures are mostly edited. Will post them all tomorrow, but here's one of my favorites. This was near Griggsville, IL. #ilwx #SonyAlpha pic.twitter.com/Apgyy33CQ7— Matt Zuro (@IllinoisWedges) 3 december 2018
A few highlights from our chase in central/southwestern Illinois today. Missed the best show near Havana, but the "consolation prize" was still an action-packed chase with several tornadoes. pic.twitter.com/P8YCHp4hXE— Billy Faletti (@TeenWeatherman) 2 december 2018
Our maintenance yard in Taylorville did not escape the tornado's wrath on Saturday. A large section of roofing was peeled off a shed and rather rudely dumped on one of our trucks. pic.twitter.com/iAs1P1WYJb— IDOT (@IDOT_Illinois) 3 december 2018
Many people are without homes today due to the tornado that hit some areas in central Illinois last night. Watch @ksdknews at 5:00 to learn what’s next for their communities. pic.twitter.com/q6AP9VBL7T— Brittney Verner (@BrittneyVerner) 2 december 2018
We sat down with Russell Noel, the owner of Country Classic Cars in Staunton, IL, which had 3 buildings damaged in the tornado. His business also suffered a large fire in August 2017. He says will reopen Monday. @ksdknews pic.twitter.com/IIZxhWTJhH— Rachel Menitoff (@RachelMenitoff) 2 december 2018