An outbreak of severe weather across northern IL spawned several tornadoes and did varying degrees of damage in the region as the cluster of tornadic storms pushed southeast across the state.
Video package primarily shot in and around Troy Grove, which is about 10 miles north of Utica and I-80 in LaSalle County. Video shows funnel responsible for the reported tornado in the area, but ground view was blocked by trees.
In the video between 0:51-1:05, shows large tree limb breaking off tree and crashing onto road in front of car.
0:51-1:05 shows large tree limb breaking off tree and crashing onto road in front of car.
Scenes 1-3: Early shots of supercell west of Troy Grove, includes structure shots.
Scene 4: POV driving shot as large funnel looms over trees, touching down at this time, but blocked from view. A vivid lightning strike is also caUGHT.
Scene 5: POV driving shot in intense RFD as tornadic circulation continues east of road, large tree limb breaks off tree and crashes to road in front of vehicle.
Scene 6: POV driving shot in blinding rains.
Scene 7-8: Shots of wall cloud after tornado lifted.
Scene 9-10: Handheld shots out side window of intense, close lightning strikes.
Scene 11-17: POV shots of crazy lightning strikes, which were easily averaging 10-15 per minute.
PART 2 – Sterling, IL Early Lightning
Scene 18: Establishing shot of Sterling, IL severe-warned storm.
Scene 19-23: Various shots of lightning strikes.