MANCHESTER, Iowa — A very weak tornado touched down outside of Manchester on Sunday, but it did not cause any damage.
The National Weather Service announced Monday that two weak tornadoes touched down in eastern Iowa on Sunday afternoon. The other was east of Central City.
“These tornadoes were visible to many people due to high cloud bases and very little rain near them,” the NWS said in a statement. “While the tornadoes were on the ground for several minutes, no damage occurred along either path, indicating they were very weak tornadoes, called ‘landspout’ tornadoes.”
The tornado southwest of Manchester touched down at about 3:55 p.m. Sunday, according to the NWS. While it remained on the ground for more than seven miles, its estimated peak wind speed was only 50 mph and its maximum width was 10 yards. It ended about four miles southwest of Manchester.