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FRIDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE: National Weather Service has confirmed two EF-0 tornadoes and two EF-1 tornadoes from Wednesday's storms across eastern Iowa.  The EF-0 tornadoes touched down near Ridgeway in Winneshiek County, as well as Donahue in Scott County.  The 2 EF-0 tornadoes touched down near Riverside and Lake Darling in Washington County.  Here are the details from the meteorologist at National Weather Service in Davenport:

Donahue, IA...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.14 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   25 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             5/17/2017 
START TIME:             744 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         3 Miles WNW Donahue/ Scott County/ Ia
START LAT/LON:          41.7003 N/-90.7228 W

END DATE:               5/17/2017
END TIME:               746 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           3.5 Miles NNW Donahue/ Scott County/ Ia
END LAT/LON:            41.7219 N/-90.6933 W

SURVEY SUMMARY: A Squall line tornado caused sporadic EF-0 damage 
along its two mile path. Numerous trees were damage along with a few
rotten trees snapped. Roofing damage to a new home was noted at the 
beginning of the path. 

Ridgeway Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    65 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.1 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   30 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             May 17 2017 
Start time:             650 pm CDT
Start location:         5 miles northeast of Ridgeway
Start Lat/Lon:          43.3513 / -91.9044

End date:               May 17 2017
End time:               650 pm CDT
End location:           5 miles northeast of Ridgeway
End_lat/lon:            43.3513 / -91.9044

Survey summary: According to Winneshiek County Emergency
Management, a brief tornado touched down northwest of
Decorah, witnessed by law enforcement and the general
public. Damage was limited to trees.

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale Classifies
Tornadoes into the following categories.

Lake Darling State Park, Iowa...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  3.27 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   25 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             05/17/2017
START TIME:             416 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         3.85 Miles W Pleasant Plain/ Jefferson County/ Ia
START LAT/LON:          41.1453 N/ -91.9313 W

END DATE:               05/17/2017
END TIME:               420 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           1.39 Miles W lake Darling State Park/ Washington County/ Ia
END LAT/LON:            41.1924 N/ -91.9241

A rapidly moving EF-1 tornado moved almost due north damaging farm
outbuildings and trees.

 Riverside, IA...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  5.95 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   40 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             05/17/2017
START TIME:             636 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         7.31 Miles NE Washington/ Washington County/ Ia
START LAT/LON:          41.3838 N/-91.6021 W

END DATE:               05/17/2017
END TIME:               642 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           3.75 Miles SE Riverside/ Washington County/ Ia
END LAT/LON:            41.4455 N/-91.5219 W

An EF-1 tornado spun up and tracked rapidly to the northeast. The tornado
damaged numerous farm outbuildings, power lines, and trees along the path.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES BASED ON THE DAMAGE THEY CAUSE.

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

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A very strong line of thunderstorms affected the entire KWWL viewing area. Every county reported some form of severe weather.... damaging winds, large hail, funnel clouds, heavy rainfall.  

There were 183 reports to the National Weather Service offices that service our viewing area.  They include: 2 funnel cloud reports, 32 hail reports, 2 non-thunderstorm wind damage reports, 47 thunderstorm damage reports and 99 wind gust reports.

You can find the reports from the National Weather Service offices here.

The Storm Prediction Center's report page can be found here

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