Sunday, March 20, 2016

Whiteside County Tornado

Severe weather moved through Iowa and Illinois Tuesday, March 15th.  Several tornadoes were reported in eastern Iowa and west-central Illinois.  But there was one tornado that came very close to our viewing area.

New information coming out from the Davenport National Weather Service office Friday morning shows an EF-0 tornado with winds of 80 mph occurred 5 miles north of Deer Grove in Whiteside County.  According to the damage survey, the tornado uprooted a tree, damaged shingles and siding to two homes and a short portion of an irrigation rig was overturned.  The tornado was approximately 50 yards wide and on the ground for 1.5 miles.  It only lasted for 5 minutes.

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