BEATRICE – The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado that touched down in Cass County, late Tuesday night.

The EF-1, with estimated peak wind speeds of 100 miles-per-hour, hit the ground at 11:27 p.m, about two miles north-northwest of Murdock.

A National Weather Service damage assessment team says the twister immediately damaged a home near 298th Street and Church Road. One of the roof peaks on the house was torn off and garage doors were blown in.

Farther east, there was tree damage in an area about 150 yards wide.  The tornado continued east, snapping several power poles and causing minor damage to a church.  There was also damage to grain bins.

Weather service officials say the twister had a path of 2.2. miles long, with a maximum width of about 150 yards.

NWS officials also confirmed a tornado in southwest Iowa in Pottawattamie County, three miles south of Treynor. 

It was an EF-1, with an estimated peak wind speed of 102 miles-per-hour.  It touched down at 12:18 a.m., Wednesday and had a path about 2.4 miles long. Traveling across crop and pasture, the tornado struck a winery, destroying an event center…and also doing damage to vines and trees.

No one was injured in either of the tornadoes.