Date of tornado outbreak: March 8, 2017
Duration1: 6 hours, 48 minutes
Maximum rated tornado2: EF4 tornado
Tornadoes caused: 26
Damages: Unknown
Fatalities: 0
Areas affected: Midwest

1Time from first tornado to last tornado
2Most severe tornado damage; see wikipedia:Enhanced Fujita Scale


March 8 event

[hide]List of reported tornadoes - Sunday, March 8, 2017
Time (UTC)
Path length
EF2 Rosedale area (1st tornado) Jersey 39.03°N 90.55°W 1556 1.5 miles (2.4 km) Two cabins along the east side of the Illinois River sustained minor roof and siding damage, while a third cabin sustained severe damage. A fourth cabin was completely destroyed. A farmstead further northeast suffered varying degrees of damage on the property. One large machine shed sustained roof and side damage, while a small garage was destroyed. The residence home sustained minor roof damage.
EF0 Rosedale area (2nd tornado) Jersey 39.05°N 90.54°W 1557 4 miles (6.4 km) The roof of one machine shed was lifted and destroyed on a farmstead while tree and branches snapped along Hollow Creek Road. A water pump house was nearly destroyed.
EF1 Roodhouse area Greene 39.47°N 90.25°W 1610 5.2 miles (8.4 km) A church was severely damaged and a farm sustained significant damage, with 4 machine sheds completely destroyed.
EF1 Prairie area Randolph 38.16°N 89.95°W 1625 1 mile (1.6 km) Three homes damaged, two with minor damage and one had a portion of the roof removed.
EF1 Grigg area Randolph 38.16°N 89.90°W 1627 2.5 miles (4.0 km) Two mobile homes were destroyed. One person was injured.
EF1 Carlinville area Macoupin 39.27°N 89.94°W 1630 4 miles (6.4 km) A lumber shed was destroyed, two grain bins sustained damage, one was blown off its foundation and the other had its anchor bolts sheared off. A small shed and outbuilding was also destroyed.
EF1 Loami area Sangamon 39.66°N 89.92°W 1632 5 miles (8.0 km) Several houses were damaged, and many barns and outbuildings were destroyed. Two people were injured, one inside a house and another inside a barn.
EF0 Baldwin area Washington 38.18°N 89.85°W 1633 3.8 miles (6.1 km) Roof removed from a cinder block outbuilding.
EF2 Oakdale area Washington 38.25°N 89.60°W 1646 5 miles (8.0 km) Two large double-poled wooden high tension towers snapped at the base, with several pole sheds destroyed.
EF0 SE of Cordes Washington 38.27°N 89.42°W 1656 2 miles (3.2 km) Trees and branches snapped.
EF0 SW of Beaucoup Washington 38.30°N 89.32°W 1701 1 mile (1.6 km) Trees and branches snapped.
EF1 E of Texico Jefferson 38.42°N 88.87°W 1727 2 miles (3.2 km) A school lost parts of its roof and several houses were damaged.
EF0 Stratton area Jefferson,Wayne 38.45°N 88.75°W 1734 4 miles (6.4 km) Four power poles and some tree limbs were knocked over.
EF1 NNE of Wayne City Wayne 38.42°N 88.53°W 1742 14 miles (23 km) One mobile home damaged and moderate damage to another home. One person was injured.
EF2 N of Enterprise Wayne,Clay 38.55°N 88.35°W 1758 6 miles (9.7 km) Four structures were damaged with moderate to major damage to one residence. Minor damage occurred to one home in Clay County.
EF0 SW of Rooks Creek Livingston 40.83°N 88.70°W 1801 1 mile (1.6 km) A garage was destroyed and a barn was damaged.
EF1 S of Russellville Lawrence,Knox (IN) 38.77°N 87.56°W 1843 4 miles (6.4 km) A garage was destroyed and a barn was damaged. One person was injured.
EF3 E of St. George Kankakee 41.19°N 87.72°W 1856 1 mile (1.6 km) A few structures were badly damaged, and corn fields were heavily impacted.
EF1 SE of Whitaker Kankakee 41.23°N 87.68°W 1900 1 mile (1.6 km) Two barns and a garage were destroyed.
EF1 Marble Hill area Bollinger,Cape Girardeau 37.25°N 89.95°W 1715 7 miles (11 km) Tornado ripped shingles off of six homes and three barns were destroyed.
EF4 SW of Fayetteville Lawrence 38.87°N 86.60°W 1937 2 miles (3.2 km) Three homes were destroyed with one removed from its foundation, and 19 others were damaged. A 4.5 ton bus was shown on WTHR-TV in Indianapolis on the roof of an industrial building after the tornado picked it up and dropped it on the building. One person was injured.
EF0 N of Bedford Lawrence 38.88°N 86.48°W 1945 0.2 miles (0.32 km) Brief touchdown with minimal damage to a construction site.
EF1 S of Sunman Ripley 39.14°N 85.13°W 2122 0.5 miles (0.80 km) A house sustained minor damage, mostly to the roof. Several barns were heavily damaged.
EF2 Columbia City Whitley 41.17°N 85.48°W 2215 1.5 miles (2.4 km) Tornado touched down in a mobile home park. Three trailers were destroyed and over 20 others were damaged, some heavily.
EF1 SW of Dixon Webster 37.47°N 87.75°W 1941 250 yards (230 m) Four farm outbuildings and one garage were destroyed. One house had structural damage to an attached garage.
EF0 Defiance area Defiance 41.29°N 84.65°W 2204 5.1 miles (8.2 km) Intermittent tornado touchdown with minor damage to several houses and trees.
Sources:SPC Storm Reports for 03/08/17, NWS St. Louis, NWS Paducah, NWS Indianapolis, NWS Northern Indiana, NWS Wilmington (OH), NWS Central Illinois, NWS Storm Data