I was on my way home from Canton at 8:26 this morning. I left Coleman Ford and the Service Manger and I looked at the sky and he said. " I hope it doesn't come this way, it looks really bad." He not knowing that I had to drive straight into it going to Farmington. I left immediately after. The sky just kept getting darker and darker. The winds were picking up as I kept driving faster and faster trying to beat the storm and get home. Just as I made it 3.5 miles outside of Farmington, making the final left curve on Route 78 past Norris, I say a cloud forming just to my left about 100 ft off the ground. I kept driving and realized it way a tornado forming. I saw that i was starting to rotate. My first instinct was to pull over and get in the ditch. It wasn't raining hard yet. But with the adrenaline flowing, I pulled over and grabbed the cell phone and quickly took a picture. Immediately after I took the picture, it began lightening and raining large drops do big and hard that a car stopped and pulled up behind me. The wind was blowing so hard that my car was begging to be blown into the ditch. I decided to hit the gas and get back on the road. Just as I got back on the road the wind got the rear of my car and I fishtailed. Drove 40 mph the rest of the 3.5 miles to Farmington bearly able to see the road due to the heavy rain. It was coming down so hard, I could tell that the ditches was beginning to flood. I made it home safetly, that the Lord. And I will never, never stop to take a picture of a tornado that close again. I don't think the tornado finished forming or hit the ground. I didn't stick around to see. No sirens were blaring when I pulled into my garage on East Street in Farmington. Exciting but very scary.
By: sassycat1013Subscribe Channel: News Location: Route 78, 3.5 miles outside Farmington, Illinois