NWS confirms two tornadoes touched down during Monday's storms

Wakarusa off CR 44

The National Weather Service has confirmed two EF-1 tornadoes touched down during Monday's storms.

The first tornado began at 6:32 p.m., 6 miles southwest of Wakarusa. It lasted for 2.5 miles and had an estimated peak wind speed of 110 miles per hour. The EF-1 tornado was 100 yards wide.

The tornado track ended at 6:37 p.m., 3.5 miles southwest of Wakarusa.

A survey found widespread tree damage as well as damage to grain bins and farm outbuildings.

It also caused significant crop damage.

The second tornado started at 6:56 p.m. less than a mile north of North Webster. It traveled 1.5 miles and had an estimated peak wind of 90 mph. The EF-1 tornado was 100 yards wide.

It ended 1.2 miles east of North Webster at 6:59 p.m.

Tree limbs caused damage to nearby homes and a church's roof was damaged by wind.

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