NWS Storm Survey: Two Tornadoes

posted by WMT News/KCRG-TV9 - 

Following the severe weather that struck parts of Benton and Linn Counties, the National Weather Service confirmed that three separate tornadoes touched down Monday afternoon and Monday night.

The first tornado touched down south miles southeast of Vinton at about 4:40 p.m. Meteorologists estimate that tornado was on the ground for less than a tenth-of-a-mile as was 20 yards wide. It was ranked an EF0 with winds of 80 m.p.h.

The second tornado touched down at 5:29 p.m. two miles northwest of Alburnett. It was on the ground for more than two miles, was 100 yards wide and had winds of 110 m.p.h. with a rank of EF1.

The third tornado to hit Eastern Iowa touched down in northwest Cedar Rapids just after 9 p.m. That tornado had winds of 100 m.p.h. and moved through the Cedar Hills-area before lifting near Q Avenue at 29th Street NW.

No injuries have been reported.

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