May 29, 1982 Marion, IL F4 -- WSR57 Radar Images

U.S. & Caribbean Weather Discussions and Severe Weather Events

Moderator: S2k Moderators

Forum rules

The posts in this forum are NOT official forecast and should not be used as such. They are just the opinion of the poster and may or may not be backed by sound meteorological data. They are NOT endorsed by any professional institution or STORM2K.

Help Support Storm2K
Category 5
Category 5
Posts: 2667
Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:46 am

May 29, 1982 Marion, IL F4 -- WSR57 Radar Images

#1 Postby WeatherGuesser » Mon May 30, 2011 12:08 am

On May 29, 1982, a deadly F4 tornado carved a 17-mile long path across Williamson County, Illinois, including the city of Marion. At times, the tornado was nearly a quarter mile wide. The tornado first touched down about 3 miles northwest of Carterville around 3:05 p.m. After moving southeast across Carterville to Crainville, the twister then paralleled Illinois Route 13 through Marion. On the ground for nearly 30 minutes, the tornado claimed 10 lives in Marion, injured nearly 200, and left approximately 1,000 persons homeless across Williamson County.

The first two radar images were taken at 3:00 and 3:10 p.m. CDT respectively from the St. Louis WSR-57. The second two images are enlarged copies of the first two images for easier viewing. The final radar image is a loop of the third and fourth images. The strongest storm in the center of the image is the storm that produced the first reported tornado touchdown west-northwest of Carterville, Illinois at 3:05 p.m. CDT.


With no mapping of any kind on those radar screens it must have been a task to know where the storms were.

Return to “USA & Caribbean Weather”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: TexasBreeze and 5 guests