Tornado reported in area
WELLMAN — While a tornado was reported touching down Sunday afternoon in the 1900 block of 190th Street in Wellman, the National Weather Service reports that there was no rotation and is calling the sighting a scud cloud.
Weather spotters were paged out in Wellman, Kalona and Riverside. According to the police log supplied by the Washington County Communication Center, there was no confirmation of a tornado in Washington County.
Donna Dubberke, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service, reported today that a storm that passed over northern Washington County had produced a tornado that touched down in a field just west of Lone Tree. She spoke with The Journal shortly after returning from a survey of the area around Lone Tree. She said that no damage had been caused, but that witness and video evidence confirmed the tornado had touched down briefly.
Dubberke said that the other storm, which ran from Kalona to Wellman, hadn’t produced any rotation and that scud clouds — which create fingers from the clouds that appear to be funnel clouds — were created.
This morning, a hazardous weather advisory was reported from the National Weather Service. Record low temperatures for the date are expected tonight as temperatures will drop into the 20s. A flood warning is also in place for Washington County, because the heavy rains over the weekend are expected to cause some rivers to flood, including the English River in Kalona.