Video of Tornado in Eastern Iowa Goes Viral [WATCH]
The video of a late-afternoon tornado Tuesday near Conroy, in Iowa County, has been viewed more than four million times. It’s not often you see a video of a tornado this close:
Note: If you have trouble seeing the video below, click HERE to watch.
The National Weather service says the tornado was an EF-1, with maximum wind speeds estimated at 105 miles-per-hour. It was on the ground for about 20 minutes late Tuesday afternoon, finally lifting at 5:54, according to KCRG. The tornado’s maximum width was just 60 yards, or the distance from the goalposts to mid-field on a football field.
Thankfully there were no injuries and after a few days of severe weather and heavy rain, isn’t it nice to have a quiet day. The lower temperatures and humidity don’t hurt, either.