VIDEO: Brief Tornado West of Paxton, Illinois in Ford County

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KDR Media chaser, Jesse Risley captured this footage from tornado warned cells near Champaign, IL. This footage includes video from Allerton, Paxton and Ferris, IL on May 7th, 2011.

A tornado warning was issued for Ford County and Vermillion County, yesterday after radar indicated a possible tornado, and a report was received of a small tornado touchdown in open land west of Paxton, Illinois. Several weak tornadoes were also reported near Vermillion, Illinois — east of Paxton.

Will, Kendall and Grundy counties, nearest to Chicago, were among 24 counties in north-central Illinois that were alerted to a National Weather Service severe thunderstorm watch at 3 p.m.


Following is the Probabilistic Tornado Graphic issued at 1:20 p.m. CDT on May 7, 2011 ().


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