2007: Severe thunderstorms tracked across northern Iowa producing 60 to 80 mph winds near Armstrong which tore the gutters off houses and blocked roads with debris. Further east the storms pounded areas around Cedar Falls with baseball to softball sized hail.
1996: Torrential rains fell across portions of west central Iowa on the night of July 16-17. At the Castana Experiment Farm in Monona County 12.02 inches of rain was recorded which was the highest official 24-hour rainfall amount in Iowa since 1968. Mapleton reported 9.77 inches overnight and Onawa came in with 9.12 inches.
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This post was written by Schnack on July 16, 2012