Tuesday Tornadoes in Eastern Iowa

MECHANICSVILLE, Iowa (KCRG) - Meteorologists confirm a weak tornado touched down Tuesday afternoon as severe weather moved through Eastern Iowa.

Damage in northwest Cedar Rapids on September 25, 2018, after severe weather moved through the area. (Courtesy photo)

The tornado touched down in a rural area about a mile-and-a-half southeast of Mechanicsville at about 1:53 p.m.. Officials said the tornado was 20 yards wide and was on the ground for several hundred feet before lifting. The tornado was ranked an EF-0 with winds of 80 m.p.h. Two grain bins were damaged.

The storm that produced the tornado was part of a system that prompted tornado warnings earlier Tuesday afternoon.

Minor tree damage was reported in parts of Linn, Jones and Cedar Counties.

No injuries were reported.

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