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Weather service confirms EF-1 tornado caused some damage in eastern Iowa's LeClaire


LECLAIRE, Iowa — The National Weather Service has confirmed that some damage in eastern Iowa's LeClaire was caused by an EF-1 tornado.

The service says some homes sustained damage to roofs and siding, and several trees were ravaged when the twister roared into town Wednesday evening. The service says the tornado touched down at 6:36 p.m. and traveled about 2.4 miles before lifting five minutes later. At its maximum it was 50 yards wide. No injuries have been reported.

EF-1 twisters carry winds ranging from 86 to 110 mph.

Another EF-1 tornado touched down earlier Wednesday and damaged farmsteads near Avoca in western Iowa. Both twisters were spawned by a fast-moving storm system that dropped nearly a foot of snow on the Rockies before heading east.

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