NWS says tornado hit south of Coal Valley

Lightning captured over Park View, IA during severe weather Oct. 6, 2016 by photojournalist Randy Biery
Lightning captured over Park View, IA during severe weather Oct. 6, 2016 by photojournalist Randy Biery

COAL VALLEY, Ill. (KWQC) – The National Weather Service says two tornadoes hit the Quad Cities viewing area Thursday night.

According to the National Weather Service, an EF-0 hit south of Coal Valley, Illinois at 10:41 P.M. on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

The fast moving EF-0 tornado damaged mostly trees and crops along its path. The storm had estimated peak winds of 85 MPH and lasted nearly 5 miles. The 10-yard-wide tornado did not injure anyone.

This is the second confirmed tornado to come out of Thursday night’s storms. An EF-1 rated tornado also hit Muscatine County. That storm had winds of 95 MPH and ran for 9.5 miles. The Muscatine tornado caused mostly damage to crops and trees. A few trees were snapped at their trunks. One hog farm had two outbuildings destroyed.

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