Two EF-1 tornadoes touched down in eastern Iowa Thursday - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Two EF-1 tornadoes touched down in eastern Iowa Thursday

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Tornado damage in Clinton. An EF-1 tornado started there Thursday, April 9. (Brad Hanson, KWWL) Tornado damage in Clinton. An EF-1 tornado started there Thursday, April 9. (Brad Hanson, KWWL)
CLINTON (KWWL) - Two separate, small tornadoes touched down in eastern Iowa Thursday as severe weather swept through the area.

Both tornadoes -- one near Maysville and Dewitt, and one near Clinton -- were rated EF-1, the lowest end of the tornado rating scale, according to the National Weather Service.

The first began at 5:04 p.m. Thursday around 8 miles west of Maysville. At its peak, winds reached 100 miles per hour and the funnel grew to about 100 yards across.

That tornado traveled for about 22 miles until around 5:30 p.m., just 2 miles south of Dewitt, when it ended. Damage in this case was primarily to farm outbuildings and trees.

The second tornado began at 5:40 p.m. Thursday around 1 mile southeast of the Clinton Airport. At its peak, winds reached 100 miles per hour and the funnel grew to about 75 yards across.

That tornado traveled for about 13 miles until around 6 p.m., just 5 miles northeast of Fulton, Illinois, when it ended. Damage in this case was also primarily to farm outbuildings and trees.

No injuries were reported in either tornado.
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