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Confirmed tornadoes from Saturday March 28, 2020

Update: 3/30/2020 3:00 p.m.

The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities has issued the information on the Buchanan County tornado. The EF-1 tornado started 2 miles NNW of Jesup and was on the ground for 7.4 miles with a maximum wind of 90 mph.

Update: 3/30/2020 12:00 p.m.

The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities has confirmed one more tornado in Buchanan County. Preliminary survey results indicate it was an EF-1 with winds of 90 mph. More information will come out later, including exact location. This brings the total to 6 confirmed tornadoes in Iowa with one in Grant County, Wisconsin.

Update: 3/30/2020 8:00 a.m.

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has confirmed two more tornadoes, both in Black Hawk County. The National Weather Service in Davenport has confirmed a tornado in Buchanan County, with the path and strength unknown as of 8:45 a.m. Monday morning.

The first one was reported near Voorhies, about 6 miles south of Hudson. This is considered an "EF-U", which stands for unknown rating. NWS has determined the tornado did not impact damage indicators.

The second tornado was just on the south side of Waterloo, and has been rated and EF-0 with 85 mph winds. The tornado did some damage to a barn and demolished a garage. The tornado quickly moved northeast through open fields before dissipating near Highway 20.

Here is damage to a farm on Ansborough Avenue in Waterloo. KWWL viewer Ty Bellfy sent in these photos:

Meteorologists at the National Weather Service continue to look at damage in Black Hawk County to determine if there were any more tornadoes.

NWS in the Quad Cities will likely have more information on a tornado in Buchanan County later today.


So far, 4 tornadoes have been confirmed by the National Weather Service via damage surveys. Two have been in Fayette County near Oelwein and Maynard and another in Dubuque County near Sherrill.

Another EF-1 tornado was reported near Potosi, WI in Grant County.

No injuries or fatalities have been reported. Tornadoes were also reported 5 miles south of Hudson and another south of Waterloo/4 miles east of Hudson in Black hawk County. In Buchanan County a tornado was reported 1 mile south southwest of Fairbank and another one 3 miles north northeast of Littleton. As of 8 PM there were no damage surveys available for any of the Black Hawk County or Buchanan County tornadoes. Numerous other funnel clouds were also reported to us.

The information in this article is being furnished by the National Weather Service in La Crosse and in the Quad Cities.

We received hundreds of photos and videos of the storms last night. Thank you to everyone who safely sent in that media, it helps us do our job and gives us an idea as to what the storm is doing. For a timeline of events and more pictures, click here.

Brandon Libby


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