Eastern Iowa saw a very active period of weather during the overnight hours Saturday into Sunday morning. At least 21 reports of damage were reported to the National Weather Service.
Just outside our viewing area in Hardin County, an 88 mph wind gust was reported in Steamboat Rock just after 4 O’Clock in the morning.
Here are a few satellite and radar images as the storms tracked through eastern Iowa.
The bowing segment is indicative of some very strong winds, and that was realized in many areas as the storm tracked through.
As of Sunday night, two tornadoes were confirmed in extreme eastern Iowa; Jackson County and Scott County early Sunday morning. (Click the link for details on the two tornadoes).
Two areas in the KWWL viewing area that were especially hard hit are Vinton and Walford. The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities will be sending out a team to survey those areas in Benton and Linn counties to determine whether the damage was caused by straight-line winds or a tornado. Expect that report out sometime on Monday.
Several photos came in from KWWL viewers. Here is a slideshow of some of those photos.
This post was written by Kyle Kiel on July 17, 2016