Posted: 11:09 PM 8/9/12
A few severe storms caused a bunch of damage to parts of central Illinois on Thursday. The storms fired up near Galesburg and moved southeast into unstable air. Near I-55, the storms because severe and left paths of damage all the way to the Indiana border. Below is a look at the storm reports.
Here's a few of the stories we've covered (you can watch the video for our coverage from Thursday night at 10PM):
Trees downed in Champaign
4:25 PM: 1" Hail reported in Bloomington (McLean County)
4:25 PM: Damaging wind blew off a roof and peeled back another in Bloomington. Wind driven hail also broke several car windows in the same area. Numerous trees and tree limbs were brought down as well.
4:25 PM: 1.5" hail reported in Bloomington
4:25 PM: Trees blown down in Bloomington
4:30 PM: 1.5" hail reported 2 miles north of Heyworth (McLean County)
4:35 PM: Wind was measured at 65 mph in Bloomington
6:00 PM: 0.75" hail was reported in Philo (Champaign County)
6:05 PM: Ten train cars were derailed by a thunderstorm wind gust just south of Sidney (Champaign County)
6:06 PM: Tree were topped and corn fields blown down just south of Sidney. Also, power lines were brought down.
6:07 PM: Tree limbes were brought down in Philo.
6:15 PM: A Broadlands (Champaign County) grain silo took some structure damage and trees were blown down.
6:33 PM: Three power poles were snapped and trees were brought down in Hume (Edgar County).
6:35 PM: Three large trees down in Metcalf (Edgar County)