1897: A severe thunderstorm moved across portions of northern Iowa during the late afternoon hours with strong winds and very large hail producing a long swath of damage. At Britt 2.21 inches of rain fell in a short time and the hail formed into drifts that still partially remained 24 hours later. Outbuildings were blown down and crops on some farms were totally destroyed. Total crop destruction was also observed north of Forest City.
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This post was written by Schnack on August 7, 2012