Cedar Rapids Tornado Update

NW SIDE OF CEDAR RAPIDS, IA...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   30 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             SEP 03 2018
START TIME:             908 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         NW SIDE OF CEDAR RAPIDS / LINN COUNTY / IA
START LAT/LON:          41.9709 N / -91.7393 W

END DATE:               SEP 03 2018
END TIME:               914 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           NW SIDE OF CEDAR RAPIDS / LINN COUNTY / IA
END LAT/LON:            41.9934 N / -91.7096 W

SURVEY SUMMARY: A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF
SKYLINE DR. NW AND MEADOWLARK LANE NW NORTHWEST PORTION OF CEDAR 
RAPIDS, AROUND 908 PM MONDAY EVENING. THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST
THROUGH RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS. THE TORNADO DESTROYED A 
GARAGE, UPROOTED AND SNAPPED LARGE TREES AND POWER POLES, AND 
CAUSED MINOR DAMAGE TO ROOFS. THE TORNADO LIFTED NEAR THE 
INTERSECTION OF 29TH ST. NW AND Q AVE. NW AROUND 914 PM. THE 
STORM ALSO CAUSED STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE AT A BUSINESS NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF COLLINS ROAD NE AND I-380. WINDS ESTIMATED AROUND
80 MPH CAUSED A PARTIAL COLLAPSE OF A METAL POLE BARN.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.

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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This post was written by Schnack on September 7, 2018

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