Chasing Tornadoes. In Illinois. In January.

January 10, 2023

Skip Talbot Storm Chasing-

A series of tornadoes and funnel clouds are documented on January 3, 2023 across central Illinois, including a rope tornado near Illiopolis and an EF1 tornado that damaged parts of Maroa, Illinois.

Nothing special. Just a bunch of tornadoes forming over snowless fields in January in Illinois.

Below, worthwhile Yale Climate Connections video on the mammoth December tornado outbreak and Derecho of December 2021.


One Response to “Chasing Tornadoes. In Illinois. In January.”

  1. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    We can see why it’s so hard to compare current conditions to historic tornado behavior: So many of them were undetectable or unreported in the past. Only the big ones that left an obvious mark (or smaller ones visible to more people) made the logbooks .

    Some grad student is going to start collecting modern data on little or partial tornadoes and use grosser weather patterns to estimate past frequencies.

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