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Confirmed tornado touches down in rural Lee County, Iowa

The National Weather Service says a weak EF-0 touched down just outside Fort Madison Tuesday evening
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The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in rural Lee County, Iowa Tuesday evening.

FORT MADISON, Iowa — A line of non-severe thunderstorms moving through the region Tuesday evening produced an isolated tornado just outside of Fort Madison, Iowa around 7:20 pm. 

A tornado warning was issued for Lee County, Iowa just before 7:15 pm.

The Lee County Iowa Sherriff's Department confirmed the tornado sighting. Damage was observed to a home, which had the roof torn off and a machine shed was destroyed.

The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities surveyed the damage Wednesday and found damage consistent with an EF0 tornado, the weakest rating. 

Peak wind speeds were estimated to be around 80 MPH and the tornado was on the ground for around one minute traveling only a tenth of a mile. The width of the tornado reached around 30 yards. 

No injuries or deaths were reported. 

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The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in rural Lee County, Iowa Tuesday evening.
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Damage to a home outside Fort Madison, Iowa after a tornado touched down Tuesday evening.
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Damage to a home outside Fort Madison, Iowa after a tornado touched down Tuesday evening.
Credit: US National Weather Service Quad Cities
Damage to a home outside Fort Madison, Iowa after a tornado touched down Tuesday evening.
Credit: US National Weather Service Quad Cities
Damage to a home outside Fort Madison, Iowa after a tornado touched down Tuesday evening.