Storm Spawns Tornado In Buchanan County
Severe weather that swept across northeast Iowa over the weekend produced at least one tornado.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has confirmed that a small twister briefly touched down in Buchanan County on Saturday (June 9, 2018). Officials said an EF1 tornado touched down about six miles southeast of Winthrop at 9:36 PM and was on the ground for only one minute.
An NWS damage assessment team estimated the tornado had peak winds at 95 mph. The twister was about 20 yards wide and traveled about one-tenth of a mile.
The tornado took the roof off a home and damaged some trees. No injuries were reported.