A short-lived, EF1 tornado touched down Sunday, May 19, creating a 250-yard-wide path, but doing little damage.
According to a report by the National Weather Service, the twister touched down at 7:05 p.m. approximately 2.5 miles south-southeast of Slater. It followed an intermittent five-mile track that extended east to two miles south-southeast of Huxley, with peak winds of 90 mph. To be considered an EF1 tornado, winds speeds must fall into the range of 86-110 mph.
The report states the roof and garage of a manufactured home were removed by the tornado.
Another round of storms hit the Story County area Monday night, May 20, bringing tornado warnings again and dropping golfball-sized hailstones.