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


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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