The most damaging tornado struck the northwest side of Cedar Rapids just after 9 p.m. The EF-1 twister packed winds of 100 miles an hour and covered a 1.4 mile long path – destroying a garage, uprooting trees, and toppling power poles.
Another EF-1 hit around 5:30 p.m. two miles northwest of Alburnett. It was on the ground for more than two miles — damaging mostly crops and trees.
A smaller, EF-0 tornado briefly touched down a few miles south of Vinton around 4:40 p.m.
There have been no reports of injuries in connection with Monday’s tornadoes.