Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Confirmed tornado near Oregon, IL Tuesday
Shortly after 5pm Tuesday, a strong line of thunderstorms moved through south-central Ogle and north-central Lee counties. It was near the roads of Daysville and Lighthouse where most of the damage occurred to a barn, numerous trees and homes. The survey team determined that an EF-1 tornado occurred in that area with maximum wind speeds of 90-95 mph. The tornado was on the ground for a mile and a half and was reported to be 50 yards wide. It was only on the ground for two minutes and was likely a quick spin up tornado along the leading edge of the strong thunderstorm.
It was also determined that straight line wind damage occurred up to a mile and a half east of the tornado damage with winds estimated to be near 80 mph. This lines up well with the several reports we received of downed trees near Chana, IL.