Lone Tree Tornado Ranked EF-0 By The National Weather Service

By Joe Winters, Chief Meteorologist

LONE TREE, Iowa - The tornado that touched down in Lone Tree Sunday was on the ground for a mile before dissipating, according to the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities deployed a storm survey team to Lone Tree Monday morning, a common practice following reports of tornadoes.

According to the survey team, the tornado touched down at approximately 5:56 p.m. about a half-mile west of Lone Tree. The 25-yard-wide tornado traveled for about a mile and lifted at approximately 5:58 p.m. about a half-mile north of town.

The tornado, with estimated winds of 65 miles per hour, was ranked an EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.

Shortly after 6 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for southwestern Cedar, southeastern Johnson and northwestern Muscatine counties.

No damage was reported.

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