2021-05-06 REPORTS: IL

Apr 10, 2008
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A frontal system dropping through the Central Illinois region on Thursday May 6th produced multiple non-supercell tornadoes. HRRR advertised storm potential in Christian County so we simply made it a point to be out and wait. Patience paid off around 2PM as multiple funnel clouds descended out of a cell near Assumption with the most dominant becoming the most prominent tornado. Steep low level lapse rates coupled with increased surface vorticity made for a unique experience as we observed numerous areas of interest along the entirety of the line once the first tornado concluded. As one to still be on a short leash after so much time and unable to chase proper storms west of the Mississippi, this was a much appreciated photographic opportunity.

NNE of Assumption Illinois
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Further upstream between Findlay and Bethany on a new warned storm
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Dashcam (for overall perspective)