Blog: How storms progressed across the QC area

Hunker down for safety and keep tabs on watches and warnings happening in your county.

A tornado watch was issued for most of the state of Iowa earlier in the afternoon.

Into the evening, tornado warnings started popping up in counties to our west. Follow along as the storm progresses into our area.

Tory Brecht March 6, 20179:21 pm

Tory Brecht March 6, 20179:22 pm

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 20179:25 pm

Tornado warning continues for western Jones County. It’s tucked within a line of thunderstorm warnings.

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 20179:29 pm

Eric says there is a lot of prolific lightning out in the Iowa City area at I-80 @ I-380/US218 right now. 

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 20179:29 pm

Right to the west of Mt. Pleasant “get ready, you’ve got a lot of high winds coming into your area” Eric says.

Tory Brecht March 6, 20179:29 pm

Severe weather moving through Iowa City now. Quickly approaching Quad Cities area. 

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 20179:30 pm

There could be a lot of high wind damage in the Mt. Pleasant area, Eric says. 

Tory Brecht March 6, 20179:32 pm

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 20179:32 pm

New Tornado Warning: Dubuque, Jackson, Jones county issued at 9:30 p.m. 

Thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was spotted in Monticello moving NE at 65mph

Lasts until 10:15 p.m. 

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 20179:34 pm

New Thunderstorm Warning: Muscatine, Henry, Lee, Louisa, Des Moines

Tory Brecht March 6, 20179:34 pm

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 20179:36 pm

Yellow areas are tornado watch

Red areas are tornado warning

Orange are thunderstorm warning

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 20179:37 pm
* Tornado Warning for...
  Northwestern Jackson County in east central Iowa...
  Southern Dubuque County in northeastern Iowa...
  Northeastern Jones County in east central Iowa...

* Until 1015 PM CST

* At 930 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
  was located over Monticello, or 11 miles northeast of Anamosa,
  moving northeast at 65 mph.
Tory Brecht March 6, 20179:37 pm

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 20179:41 pm

Severe thunderstorm warning for Mt. Pleasant lasts until 10:45 p.m. 

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 20179:41 pm

This is a look at the radar. James says Green is Good in this case. Any red indicates a spin up. We’re keeping tabs in this area right now.

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 20179:43 pm

Tornado warning happening in this area for another 30 minutes. We are keeping tabs here, south of Cascade. Storm is moving NE. 

Tory Brecht March 6, 20179:43 pm

Alliant and MidAmerican are reporting more than 10,000 households in Eastern Iowa already without power. Winds up to 65 mph.

Tory Brecht March 6, 20179:44 pm

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 20179:47 pm

There are no warnings yet on the Illinois side.

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 20179:47 pm

Highway 61 is not a good place to be right now, Eric says.

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 20179:48 pm

Galena you’re potentially in this tornado storm warning.

Tory Brecht March 6, 20179:50 pm

This storm has winds up to 70 mph.

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 20179:51 pm

New severe thunderstorm warning for Clinton County. Near Monmouth, IA 70mph wind gusts are expected with this storm.

Tory Brecht March 6, 20179:53 pm

Illinois in the path after 10:30 p.m. 

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 20179:54 pm

Severe thunderstorm warning with a tornado possible for the Quad Cities metro area

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 20179:54 pm

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 20179:56 pm
The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
  Rock Island County in northwestern Illinois...
  Mercer County in northwestern Illinois...
  Scott County in east central Iowa...
  Southern Clinton County in east central Iowa...

* Until 1115 PM CST

* At 952 PM CST, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
  extending from near Lone Tree to near Wapello to near Donnellson,
  moving east at 55 mph.

  HAZARD...70 mph wind gusts.
Tory Brecht March 6, 20179:56 pm

This is bearing down on Andrew and Bellevue, just north of Maquoketa.

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 20179:57 pm

All of Jo Daviess County under a severe thunderstorm warning

Elizabeth, take cover! Winds reported at 70mph

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:00 pm

Galena, take safe shelter now. Tornadic storms headed your way.

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:01 pm

Tornado warning remains in effect for Jackson and Dubuque Counties until 10:15 p.m.

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:01 pm

Tornado warning has been issued for Central Jackson County until 10:45 p.m.

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:03 pm

Waterloo is the hardest-hit city right now: 9,000 without power, flooding has forced some road closures.

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:04 pm

Nicole Marie Dubuque is getting hit right now… it’s coming down pretty good

Tory Brecht March 6, 201710:06 pm

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:08 pm

Jo Daviess is under a severe t-storm warning

Jackson County is under a tornado warning until 10:15 p.m. 

Sirens are going off in Moline – that means seek safety! Lowest level of your home until the storm passes

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:09 pm

Report of street signs blown over on US 34 west of the Burlington area.

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:09 pm

Burlington you need to be taking cover right now, you’re under a severe thunderstorm warning.

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:10 pm
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
  Cedar County in east central Iowa...

* Until 1100 PM CST

* At 1003 PM CST, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
  extending from near Stanwood to Lone Tree, moving east at 40 mph.

  HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated.

  IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include...
  Tipton, Durant, Stanwood, Lowden, Bennett, Rochester, Buchanan,
  Clarence, Springdale, Cedar Valley, Massillon Park, Bennett Park,
  Sunbury, Cedar Valley Park, Tipton Matthews Airport and Cedar
  County Fairgrounds.

This includes Interstate 80 in Iowa between mile markers 256 and 278.
Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:11 pm

Tornado warning issued for Muscatine, Scott and Rock Island Counties

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:12 pm

Tornado warning issued for Muscatine, Scott and Rock Island Counties

“Possible touchdown south of Muscatine itself,” James says.
Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:13 pm

 Tornado Warning for...
  Southwestern Rock Island County in northwestern Illinois...
  Southwestern Scott County in east central Iowa...
  Southeastern Muscatine County in east central Iowa...

* Until 1100 PM CST

* At 1010 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a
  tornado was located over Muscatine, moving northeast at 45 mph.

  HAZARD...Tornado.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.

  IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
           shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
           Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree
           damage is likely.
Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:14 pm
* Storm carrying tornado warning will be near:
  Fairport around 1020 PM CST.
  Andalusia and Montpelier around 1030 PM CST.
  Blue Grass around 1035 PM CST.
  Buffalo around 1040 PM CST.
  Davenport around 1050 PM CST.
Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:15 pm

Eric says it is time to take cover NOW. Muscatine, all the way through Blue Grass to the I-280 interchange at 61.

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:16 pm

We may have a tornado in progress, right where this orange line is

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:17 pm

From Muscatine to the QC, take cover now. 

Tory Brecht March 6, 201710:17 pm

The Blue Grass area is in the cross hairs of this current storm, strong tornado debris signature indicated.

Tory Brecht March 6, 201710:19 pm

New TORNADO WARNING – for Cedar, Clinton and Scott counties. In effect until 11 p.m. Storm is in Durant moving at 65 mph.

Tory Brecht March 6, 201710:19 pm

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:19 pm

“If you’re not under a tornado warning, you’re likely under some kind of warning.”

Thunderstorm warnings are out. Check your area here –> http://wqad.com/weather/warnings/

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:20 pm

Tornado may be on the ground right here 

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:21 pm

If you’re in the metro area, you need to seek shelter. A tornado warning is in effect for western Scott County.

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:21 pm

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:22 pm

Possible signs of rotation in the Danville, Iowa area. A funnel cloud was reported in that area about a minute ago. 

James says that rotation may be between Danville and Burlington, quickly heading NE

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:23 pm

Areas of concern southwest of Bennett, very tight circulation going on.

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:24 pm

New tornado warning for Northern Scott County, and south-central Clinton County. Over Walcott, moving at 45mph

Tory Brecht March 6, 201710:24 pm

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:25 pm

Three tornado warnings happening right now

Tory Brecht March 6, 201710:25 pm

Funnel cloud reported near hospital in West Burlington, Iowa.

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:28 pm

This storm is going right over Eldridge

Tory Brecht March 6, 201710:28 pm

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:29 pm

Lights are flickering in Geneseo.

We had a power surge here at WQAD just a few moments ago.
Tory Brecht March 6, 201710:30 pm

Muscatine is now reported as “all clear”. The storm has moved to the west. Brunt of the storm entering metro Quad Cities now.

Tory Brecht March 6, 201710:32 pm

Tornado debris signature indicated in the Dixon-Donahue area in northern Scott County. 

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:32 pm

Grand Mound Calamus and Dewitt – Take cover! 

Storm will be in your area in just minutes

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:34 pm

Eldridge this is a serious situation. The meteorologist at the National Weather Service there are in the basement 

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:34 pm

There is a tornado on the ground in the Eldridge area.

Take cover.

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:36 pm

83mph wind gusts reported right in this area 

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:37 pm

Roughly 240 without power in the Quad Cities, according to MidAmerican Energy. 

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:37 pm

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:38 pm

Clinton you are under a severe thunderstorm warning.

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:39 pm

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:39 pm
...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CST FOR WESTERN
CLINTON COUNTY...

At 1036 PM CST, a confirmed tornado was located near Calamus, or 12
miles south of Maquoketa, moving northeast at 55 mph.

HAZARD...Damaging tornado and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Radar confirmed tornado.

IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
         shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage
         to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree damage is
         likely.

This tornado will be near...
  DeWitt, Delmar and Welton around 1045 PM CST.
Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:39 pm
...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1115 PM CST FOR
NORTHEASTERN SCOTT AND SOUTH CENTRAL CLINTON COUNTIES...

At 1035 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located over Eldridge, or 7 miles northwest of Bettendorf, moving
northeast at 40 mph.

HAZARD...Tornado and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
         shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage
         to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree damage is
         likely.
Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:39 pm

Lots of thunder and lightning here at WQAD in Moline. 

Tory Brecht March 6, 201710:40 pm

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:41 pm

Everyone we cover in Western Illinois is under a severe thunderstorm warning. 

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:41 pm

Clinton take your safe precautions right now, just in case.

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:42 pm

Here’s the current look at the NWS 

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:43 pm

A street level look at Clinton, Iowa. Take cover if you’re in this area.

Tory Brecht March 6, 201710:46 pm

Tory Brecht March 6, 201710:46 pm

Tory Brecht March 6, 201710:48 pm

Tory Brecht March 6, 201710:49 pm

Clinton County tornado warning has expired. New warning for Sabula, Iowa and Savanna Illinois.

Tory Brecht March 6, 201710:52 pm

Tornado identified near Charlotte. Headed toward Preston, Sabula and Savanna.

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:53 pm

Rain just started to hit Prophetstown. Thank you Susie for letting us know. 

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:54 pm

James says “We aren’t done quite yet folks.”

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:54 pm
The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
  Northeastern Hancock County in west central Illinois...
  Southeastern Henderson County in west central Illinois...
  Southern Warren County in west central Illinois...
  Northern McDonough County in west central Illinois...

* Until 1115 PM CST

* At 1044 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a
  tornado was located over La Harpe, or 15 miles northeast of
  Carthage, moving east at 60 mph.
Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:55 pm

Severe thunderstorm warning issued.

Storm is here right now.

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:56 pm

Sterling Rock Falls, these storms are headed for you. 

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:57 pm

New tornado warning for Whiteside and Carroll County

Tory Brecht March 6, 201710:57 pm

Check out this picture shared with us from Twitter, thanks to https://twitter.com/LANtheWEATHERmn

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:58 pm
...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1115 PM CST FOR
SOUTHEASTERN HENDERSON...SOUTHERN WARREN AND NORTHERN MCDONOUGH
COUNTIES...

At 1053 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located near Sciota, or 11 miles northwest of Macomb, moving east
at 60 mph.

HAZARD...Tornado.

SOURCE...Trained spotters reported a rotating wall cloud 5 miles WNW
         of Macomb.

IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
         shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage
         to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree damage is
         likely.

This dangerous storm will be near...
  Roseville around 1100 PM CST.
  Little Swan Lake around 1105 PM CST.
  Prairie City around 1110 PM CST.

Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include Warren
County Fairgrounds, Walnut Grove, Swan Creek, Youngstown, Prairie
City Airport, Greenbush and Berwick.
Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:59 pm
The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
  Northwestern Whiteside County in northwestern Illinois...
  Southeastern Carroll County in northwestern Illinois...

* Until 1145 PM CST

* At 1056 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a
  tornado was located near Erie, or 9 miles southwest of Morrison,
  moving northeast at 60 mph.

  HAZARD...Tornado.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.

  IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
           shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
           Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree
           damage is likely.

* This dangerous storm will be near...
  Morrison around 1105 PM CST.
  Fairhaven and Coleta around 1115 PM CST.
  Milledgeville around 1120 PM CST.

Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include Hitt,
Franklin Corners, Carroll County Fairgrounds, Penrose, Round Grove,
Malvern, Ustick, White Pigeon, Morrison-Rockwood State Park and
Whiteside County Fairgrounds.
Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201710:59 pm

Take cover right away in this area 

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:01 pm

New tornado warning for southeastern Mercer County and southeastern Henry County, IL

Heading right toward Woodhull. Alpha you’re in this as well. Moving at 60mph

Tory Brecht March 6, 201711:01 pm

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:02 pm
The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
  Southeastern Mercer County in northwestern Illinois...
  Southwestern Henry County in northwestern Illinois...

* Until 1130 PM CST

* At 1058 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a
  tornado was located over Rio, or 13 miles north of Galesburg,
  moving northeast at 60 mph.

  HAZARD...Tornado.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.

  IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
           shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
           Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree
           damage is likely.
Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:03 pm
The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
  Northwestern Knox County in west central Illinois...

* Until 1130 PM CST

* At 1059 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a
  tornado was located over North Henderson, or 11 miles northwest of
  Galesburg, moving northeast at 60 mph.

  HAZARD...Tornado and quarter size hail.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.

  IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
           shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
           Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree
           damage is likely.

* This tornadic thunderstorm will remain over mainly rural areas of
  northwestern Knox County.

This includes Interstate 74 between mile markers 35 and 37.
Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:04 pm

Tornado warning issued for northwestern Knox County until 11:30 p.m. 

Tory Brecht March 6, 201711:05 pm

Tornado debris indicated near Alpha, Illinois near Highway 150. 

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:05 pm

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:07 pm

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:09 pm

Northern Knox County, we are seeing a possible tornado, Eric says.

It’s possible a tornado warning will be issued for the southern part of the county. Be weather aware!

Tory Brecht March 6, 201711:09 pm

ALL tornado warnings have now expired in Iowa. 

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:09 pm

ALL of Knox County, including Galesburg, you are under a tornado warning. 

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:11 pm

Eric is pleased to see these vacant roads in Galesburg. ALL of Knox County is under a tornado warning.

Tory Brecht March 6, 201711:11 pm

Power outage update – 1,800 without power in Clinton, 4,400 in Quad Cities, mostly Davenport.

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:12 pm

Tory Brecht March 6, 201711:12 pm

Tory Brecht March 6, 201711:15 pm

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:15 pm
...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1145 PM CST FOR NORTHERN
KNOX COUNTY...

At 1114 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located over Wataga, or near Galesburg, moving northeast at 55
mph.

HAZARD...Tornado and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
         shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage
         to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree damage is
         likely.

This dangerous storm will be near...
  Altona around 1125 PM CST.

Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include
Henderson.

This includes Interstate 74 between mile markers 37 and 45.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest
floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a
mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter
and protect yourself from flying debris.
Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:17 pm
...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1145 PM CST FOR
NORTHEASTERN WHITESIDE AND SOUTHEASTERN CARROLL COUNTIES...

At 1115 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located over Milledgeville, or 10 miles north of Sterling, moving
northeast at 60 mph.

HAZARD...Tornado and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
         shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage
         to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree damage is
         likely.
Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:17 pm
...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1130 PM CST FOR SOUTH
CENTRAL HENRY COUNTY...

At 1113 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located near Cambridge, moving northeast at 55 mph.

HAZARD...Tornado and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
         shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage
         to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree damage is
         likely.

This tornadic thunderstorm will remain over mainly rural areas of
south central Henry County, including the following locations:
Nekoma, Ulah and Bishop Hill.
Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:20 pm

We can now give the OK for the Quad Cities metro area, storm wise.

However, there are power outages, lines down, and other damage. 
Be careful.
Tory Brecht March 6, 201711:23 pm

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:25 pm

Henry County tornado warning has expired.

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:27 pm

Just about 4 minutes until the dangerous storm reaches Kewanee.

Take cover if you live in the area.

Eric says the area is under a severe thunderstorm warning as well as a tornado watch.

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:28 pm

Red is tornado warning

Orange is severe thunderstorm warning

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:30 pm

Tornado threat has moved east of Galesburg.

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:30 pm
...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1145 PM CST FOR NORTH
CENTRAL FULTON AND SOUTHEASTERN KNOX COUNTIES...

At 1126 PM CST, a severe squall line capable of producing both
tornadoes and extensive straight line wind damage was located over
Maquon, or 14 miles southeast of Galesburg, moving east at 65 mph. A
second circulation 10 miles east of East Galesburg was moving
east at 65 mph.
Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:31 pm
...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1145 PM CST FOR
NORTHEASTERN KNOX COUNTY...

At 1120 PM CST, a severe squall line capable of producing both
tornadoes and extensive straight line wind damage was located over
Oneida, or 12 miles northeast of Galesburg, moving northeast at 50
mph.
Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:33 pm

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:35 pm

There are 8,080 people without power in the Iowa Quad Cities, 1,771 in the Illinois Quad Cities

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:37 pm

Tory Brecht March 6, 201711:37 pm

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:38 pm

Princeton the storm is headed your way

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:40 pm

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:41 pm

Sirens are going off in the Kewanee area

Tory Brecht March 6, 201711:45 pm

Pictures of storm damage are starting to come in. Looks rough out there.

Tory Brecht March 6, 201711:48 pm

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:52 pm

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:52 pm

Continuing to watch a severe thunderstorm warning in the Dixon area

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:54 pm

Our meteorologists are seeing a possible tornado south of Walnut 

Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:57 pm

South of Ohio, North of Princeton is a possible tornado that StormTrack 8 is tracking.

“Perhaps some sort of developing rotation,” Eric says.
Katrina Lamansky March 6, 201711:59 pm
...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1230 AM CST
FOR PUTNAM...SOUTHEASTERN WHITESIDE AND BUREAU COUNTIES...

At 1153 PM CST, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from near Rock Falls to near Wyanet to near Bradford,
moving east at 45 mph.

HAZARD...70 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE...Trained weather spotters.

IMPACT...Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to mobile
         homes, roofs, and outbuildings.

Locations impacted include...
Princeton, Hennepin, Spring Valley, DePue, Granville, Walnut, Ladd,
Wyanet, Sheffield, Tiskilwa, La Moille, Dalzell, Buda, Bureau
Junction, McNabb, Deer Grove, Putnam, Mark, Ohio and Cherry.
Katrina Lamansky March 7, 201712:00 am

Eastern half of Bureau County, severe thunderstorm warning remains

Katrina Lamansky March 7, 201712:01 am

Katrina Lamansky March 7, 201712:10 am

Tornado warning issued for northern Putnam Co and southeastern Bureau Co

Katrina Lamansky March 7, 201712:13 am
...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1245 AM CST FOR
NORTHEASTERN PUTNAM AND EAST CENTRAL BUREAU COUNTIES...

At 1211 AM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located over Ladd, or 7 miles west of Peru, moving northeast at
65 mph.

HAZARD...Tornado.

SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
         shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage
         to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree damage is
         likely.
Katrina Lamansky March 7, 201712:13 am
This tornadic thunderstorm will remain over mainly rural areas of
northeastern Putnam and east central Bureau Counties, including the
following locations: Seatonville, Ottville, Spring Valley Airport,
Coal Hollow, Cherry and Hollowayville.

This includes Interstate 80 in Illinois between mile markers 64 and
72.
Katrina Lamansky March 7, 201712:14 am

Katrina Lamansky March 7, 201712:17 am

LaSalle-Peru, you need to take cover for the next 15 minutes or so.

Katrina Lamansky March 7, 201712:17 am

The worst is moving away, says James. 

Next we’ll be scouring for damage.
Katrina Lamansky March 7, 201712:18 am

Tornado on the ground north of Ladd, spotters confirmed just 1 minute ago.

Katrina Lamansky March 7, 201712:19 am

Tornado on the ground north of Ladd, is moving at about 50 mph

Katrina Lamansky March 7, 201712:20 am
...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1245 AM CST FOR
NORTHEASTERN PUTNAM AND EAST CENTRAL BUREAU COUNTIES...

At 1215 AM CST, a confirmed tornado was located just north of Ladd,
or near Peru, moving northeast at 65 mph.