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Brief Tornado Confirmed in Jones County on Saturday

A tornado has been confirmed in Jones County on Saturday.

Two tornado warnings were issued for the county on Saturday afternoon due to radar-indicated rotation.

The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities says their survey teams have confirmed a brief tornado touched down one mile northwest of Scotch Grove around 12:20 pm (taking the blue path noted in the map below).

Jones County Emergency Management reported that county law enforcement personnel were following a mini supercell that had produced funnel clouds. A funnel cloud eventually touched down and law enforcement reported some damage to crops.

The tornado has been rated an EF-U, which means its estimated peak winds, max width and path length are unknown. 

No injuries were reported.


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