Frequent question: How wide was the Plainfield tornado?

Was the Plainfield tornado an F5?

On Tuesday, Aug. 28, 1990, an F5 tornado touched down in Plainfield, Ill. It’s the only F5/EF5 tornado to hit the Chicago area and the only one of that magnitude to touch down in the United States in August. The twister killed 29 people and injured 353.

Is Plainfield in Tornado Alley?

Today, Plainfield has more than 37,000 residents. … Before she moved to Plainfield nine years ago, all she knew about the town was its reputation as “tornado alley.” Many of her neighbors today don’t know about the 1990 twister at all, she said.

When was the last tornado in Plainfield?

The last time a tornado hit the Plainfield area was Aug. 10, 2020. It was rated EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, with wind peaks of 105 mph. The tornado traveled 14.5 miles and was among 11 to hit northern Illinois.

How many f5 tornadoes have hit Illinois?

Worldwide, a total of 62 tornadoes have been officially rated F5/EF5 since 1950: 59 in the United States and one each in France, Russia, and Canada.

Official F5/EF5 tornadoes.

Country United States
Subdivision Illinois
Location Sunfield
Fatalities 1
Rated by SPC, NWS, NCDC, Grazulis
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