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EF1 Tornado Reported Sunday Outside Sharpsburg In Christian County

The National Weather Service has announced that an EF1 tornado touched down in Christian County on Sunday, April 24th.  The tornado was part of strong local severe storms that moved northeast across central Illinois. The tornado was on the ground for only about a minute from 5:49 to 5:50 PM.  With 110 mph winds, the tornado was on the ground for 0.9 miles 3 miles east northeast of Sharpsburg.


Damage reports show that a farm on 1900 N Road was hit and a foot machine shed that was 60x120 was destroyed.  Debris was strewn over a mile to the northeast.  This was the only tornado that was reported in central Illinois from this storm. 




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