The National Weather Service said late Monday evening, there were not one, but two tornadoes that occurred between Guthrie Center and Panora, Sunday night. Officials say the strongest of the tornadoes formed south of Guthrie Center and quickly tracked northeast across Lake Panorama, where it briefly produced EF-2 damage.
A second tornado formed on the north end of Lake Panorama, and damaged a number of homes along the shore, before dissipating. A third tornado formed south of Dallas Center and tracked across farmland, damaging several out buildings. There were no injuries reported.
Track of the 1st tornado (NWS graphic)
The first tornado formed at around 9:43-p.m. Sunday, 4.5-miles south of Guthrie Center and tracked northeast for nearly 17 miles. The 100-yard wide twister strengthened as it reached Lake Panorama, packing winds of up to 115-miles per hour. It went across Lake Panorama and damaged a number of homes and trees before dissipating 3-miles northeast of Yale.
Tornado 2 track
The second, weaker tornado formed just before 10-p.m. Sunday, about 4-miles northwest of Panora and ended a little more a little than 3-miles northwest of town, or a distance of about nine-tenths of a mile. It was about 120-yards wide and had a peak wind speed of 100-miles per hour. It caused extensive tree, roof and dock damage.
Lake Panorama area damage
The third twister happened at around 10:20-p.m. 3.5-miles north-northwest of Dallas Center and ended 6-miles later, 4-miles northwest of Granger. It was 100-yards wide and packed winds of up to 85 miles per hour. The tornado caused damage primarily to farm outbuildings in the rural areas.