Spencer, IA (KICD)–Another round of severe weather struck overnight.
A tornado was reported three miles west-northwest of Royal at 1:15 this morning. There was a brief tornado touchdown at 11:27 last night 5 miles south of George.
Clay County’s tornado siren was activated as they were under a tornado warning from 1:06 to 2:15. The entire listening area was under a tornado watch until just before 4:00 a.m.
A number of reports of lost power came in from across the region.
Damage reports included a ligtning strike on an outbuilding on West 18th Street by the fairgrounds, damage to two buildings at 190th Avenue and M-38, six 80-foot trees blown over on 370th Street, the roof of a hog barn on the archer blacktop missing, a portion of the roof at teh Prighamt Lumber Yard gone, a large tree on top of a truck in the 800 block of 3rd Street in Spencer, heavy wind damage including broken windows south of Rossie a tree knocked down on West Park Street in Spencer and three miles east of Royal on B-40 that blocked the road, and trees down on 4th Avenue East in Spencer and in Terrill at Warren Road and 1st street.
Pea size hail came through Spencer with a peak wind gust of 66 miles per hour at 1:26 a.m. and .nearly an inch of rain in approximately 15-20 minutes.