From the NWS:
Preliminary storm damage survey results indicate an EF-1 tornado impacted Oregon, IL and an EF-3 tornado impacted Naplate. More details will be shared as teams continue to survey the damage.
A man was killed in Ottawa during the storm. Officials said he was identified as Wayne Tuntland, 76. He died of “crushing injuries” from a fallen tree in the 400 block of State Street.
Full length video from Rockford Scanner meteorologist Will Wight. They caught the birth of the EF-3 tornado. It starts around the 2:50 minute mark in the video.
|The late afternoon into the evening of Tuesday, February 28 brought a favorable setup for severe weather, including tornadoes across northern Illinois. NWS Chicago damage survey teams will be assessing storm damage and reports of tornadoes in LaSalle and Grundy Counties. NWS Lincoln will be assisting, surveying from Washburn to the Long Point area. Tornadoes determined in the NWS Chicago County Warning Area will be summarized on this web page.