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.
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.
New Minden IL (prelim EF4) is the first violent tornado in Illinois in Nov during modern record. Prior ones: pic.twitter.com/FWSniysVXg
— U.S. Tornadoes (@USTornadoes) November 17, 2013
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.
Near or in Washington, Illinois (continued)
This video appears to show some of the early formation of the tornado.
Near El Paso, Illinois
This video was geotagged to El Paso at upload and is believed to be the same tornado that hit Washington
Long Point, Illinois
Storm chaser takes a direct hit from a tornado…
Coal City, Illinois
Classic tornado development structure.
Outer circulation of a tornado impacts a radio station in 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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