The National Weather Service is assessing damage from multiple tornadoes sighted with storms that moved through our area Monday, June 24, 2013.
The Muscatine, Iowa Emergency Manager reported tornado damage on the north side of Muscatine near Highway 61. Multiple semis and other vehicles were overturned, and buildings were damaged. The damage is believed to be from a tornado spotted by local law enforcement there just before 3:30 p.m.
A National Weather Service storm survey assessed a reported tornado four miles northeast of Atkinson in Henry County, Illinois. The tornado is reported to have been 50 yards wide and followed a path of about four miles on the ground just after 4 p.m. A pole barn was reportedly destroyed, numerous trees were down and tin was reportedly wrapped around the tops of trees along the tornado path. Closer to Atkinson, a trained spotter reported a 70 miles-per-hour wind gust with the same storm.
A trained spotter reported a tornado just after 4:30 p.m. near Walton, Illinois in Lee County. Several grain bins and the Walton elevator were reported damaged.
The NWS is also investigating trained spotter reports of tornadoes just south of Solon in Johnson County just before 3 p.m. and west of Stanwood in Cedar County just after 3 p.m. Local law enforcement reported a tornado north of Stanwood at 3:23 p.m.
Local law enforcement also reported a tornado sighted just after 3 p.m. about a mile south of Mechanicsville.