NWS Confirms Ten Tornadoes from Tuesday Storms

The National Weather Service says nearly a dozen tornadoes touched down in rural areas across Iowa as strong storms swept the state Tuesday.

Funnel cloud west of Marengo on October 9, 2018. (Jamie Scott/Courtesy photo)

Service meteorologist Mike Fowle in Des Moines says 10 tornadoes were confirmed in the central third of the state, with the strongest hitting near Creston in south-central Iowa. Fowle says that EF-2 twister brought winds of up to 120 mph, destroying a garage and pulling off part of a mobile home roof. No injuries were reported with any of the tornadoes.

Fowle says an EF-1 tornado with 90 mph winds hit near Stewart, damaging trees.

The others were rated EF-0 with winds of 70-85 mph. One damaged an airplane hangar at the Centerville Municipal Airport.

In eastern Iowa, the service says one tornado was reported near Blairstown, but did not send a survey team to confirm the report. No damage was reported.