EF-1 tornado confirmed in Jones County - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

EF-1 tornado confirmed in Jones County

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Courtesy: Jones County Sheriff Courtesy: Jones County Sheriff
Courtesy: Jones County Sheriff Courtesy: Jones County Sheriff
Courtesy: Jones County Sheriff Courtesy: Jones County Sheriff
Courtesy: Jones County Sheriff Courtesy: Jones County Sheriff
Map of tornado, northeast of Anamosa Map of tornado, northeast of Anamosa
JONES COUNTY (KWWL) -

An EF-1 tornado is confirmed by the NWS from the storms Saturday evening. It was 4 miles NE of Anamosa (Jones Co). It happened at 8:50 PM and tracked about 3 miles to the east before lifting. There was damage to trees and outbuildings.

Here is more information from the damage survey by the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities:

NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/15/17 TORNADO EVENT... OVERVIEW...Several severe thunderstorms developed across eastern Iowa during the evening of April 15th. While hail and heavy rainfall were primarily produced, one storm produced a weak tornado across western Jones County.Additional information may be added to the bottom of this statement as itbecomes available.TORNADO...NE Anamosa/SE Langworthy Iowa...RATING: EF-1ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3.22 MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 25 YARDS FATALITIES: 0INJURIES: 0START DATE: 04/15/17START TIME: 850 PM CDTSTART LOCATION: 4 NE Anamosa / Jones / IowaSTART LAT/LON: 42.1417 / -91.2288END DATE: 04/15/17 END TIME: 855 PM CDT END LOCATION: 4 SE Langworthy / Jones / IowaEND LAT/LON: 42.1469 / -91.1678 EF-1 TORNADO BEGAN AROUND 850 PM CDT SATURDAY EVENING...4MILES NORTHEAST OF ANAMOSA. THE TORNADO TRACKED AROUND 3 MILES TO THE EAST BEFORE LIFTING...WITH DAMAGE TO TREES AND OUTBUILDINGS ALONG THE PATH.EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THEFOLLOWING CATEGORIES BASED ON THE DAMAGE THEY CAUSE.EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPHEF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPHEF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPHEF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPHEF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPHEF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH
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