Photos: Weather service says tornado struck near Thomson

A preliminary report from the National Weather Service indicates a tornado struck after midnight Monday, June 30 north of Thomson, Illinois.

The EF-1 storm packed peak winds of 100 miles per hour. It struck two miles north of Thomson at about 12:30 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014 and was on the ground for about three minutes.

The NWS reported the tornado traveled about two miles, ending four miles north of Thomson. The path of the tornado was estimated to be 3/8 of a mile wide.

An EF-1 tornado is considered “weak” by NWS standards, with wind speeds of 86 to 110 miles per hour.

The NWS did not have reports of injury or damage.

The tornado was part of storms that left damage in several communities north of the Quad Cities.

Related:  Photos: Storms and damage June 30, 2014

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