A major “second season” tornado outbreak struck parts of the Midwest, Tennessee and Ohio valleys on Sunday. The outbreak will likely go down as the largest of 2013.

Related: November tornado climatology of the United States

The event contained at least two confirmed violent tornadoes that passed through New Minden and Washington, IL. These are the first violent tornadoes in November since 2011 in Oklahoma. They’re also the only violent tornadoes on record in Illinois during the month.

Here are some of the most intense tornado videos from the event…

The Washington, IL through Dana, IL videos are all likely from the same supercell.

Related: A November tornado outbreak for the record books

Near or in Washington, Illinois (continued)


This video appears to show some of the early formation of the tornado.

Related: Violent F4/EF-4 and F5/EF-5 Tornadoes in the United States since 1950

Roanoke, Illinois

Benson, Illinois

Near El Paso, Illinois


This video was geotagged to El Paso at upload and is believed to be the same tornado that hit Washington

Dana, Illinois

Long Point, Illinois

Tuscola, Illinois


Storm chaser takes a direct hit from a tornado…

Coal City, Illinois


Classic tornado development structure.

Irvington, Illinois

Washington, Indiana


Outer circulation of a tornado impacts a radio station in Indiana.

Decker, Indiana

In and near Lebanon, Indiana

**This post will be updated through at least the next few days as videos come in**

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3 Responses to Videos from the November 17, 2013 tornado outbreak

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  2. I’ve been a longtime reader of the site, thanks for the site and the great compilation! I have to say I find (as a chaser) I find many of these videos troubling. Too many of these video shooters have no situational awareness and should therefore be taking cover instead of staring through their phone. Scary…

    • Thanks!

      Yes, I agree with your thought there–it’s pretty common in tornado video from the “public.” I think part of it is that tornadoes are kind of magnetic in their raw power and beauty.. as chasers of course know. I have often wondered how I would react with one in my neighborhood.

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