Saturday Weather Pictures

In between the scattered showers across eastern Iowa Saturday, there was a mix of sun and clouds.  The clouds formed a heart in the sky in Evansdale during the afternoon hours.

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During the late afternoon and early evening hours, a few spotty, light rain showers tracked southeast from Minnesota.  This created a couple rainbows across northern Iowa.  Here are the rainbows captures by viewers near New Hampton and Protivin.

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on August 20, 2016

Friday’s Strong Storms

We had quite the range of weather across eastern Iowa Friday.  The day started with a cluster of showers and storms that tracked through northeastern Iowa, including the Dubuque area.  With the clouds and rain, temperatures were held in the upper 70s to near 80.   The southern third of the viewing area saw lots of sunshine, with temperatures reaching the upper 80s.

A second round of storms tracked through areas along and north of Highway 20 around lunchtime.  Here are a few pictures from that first round of storms.

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Another round of storms with very heavy rain and gusty wind began developing and tracking through the area around 5 PM and throughout the evening/overnight.  Here are some viewer pictures as those tracked in.  Classic shelf cloud pictures.

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on August 19, 2016

Sunday Evening Funnel Clouds

Just after 5 PM Sunday evening, multiple sightings of funnel clouds across eastern Iowa were reported to KWWL and the National Weather Service.

These were forming with isolated light rain showers that were tracking through parts of the area.  These types of funnel clouds are very short lived, and rarely touch the ground.  Conditions were not favorable for severe weather, and the threat for funnel clouds diminished after sunset.

If you ever see a funnel cloud, report it to emergency management or KWWL, and we will pass that information along to the National Weather Service.

Here are some pictures sent in by KWWL viewers.

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Taken near Indpendence, by Ashley Westcott

Taken near Indpendence, by Ashley Westcott

Near Brandon, taken by Melinda Sue Castro

Near Brandon, taken by Melinda Sue Castro

Taken near Jesup, by Keely Meyerhoff

Taken near Jesup, by Keely Meyerhoff

Taken near Brandon, by Brandi Palmer

Taken near Brandon, by Brandi Palmer

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on August 7, 2016

Sunday Severe Weather

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.

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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.

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Here are a few satellite and radar images as the storms tracked through eastern Iowa.

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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).

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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.

Storm damage in Vinton

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Storm damage between Raymond & Gilbertville

Storm damage between Raymond & Gilbertville

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on July 17, 2016

Shelf Cloud

Sunday morning a line of storms was moving southeast. It produced a photogenic shelf cloud across much of eastern Iowa. Here are just some of the photos submitted.

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This post was written by Schnack on July 12, 2016

Monticello Storm Damage

The storms last night produced damaging winds. Here is the result of those winds in Monticello. Some of the reports were gusts of 60-65 mph. The photos were taken by Jeff Baker at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Monticello. There were 43 trees blown over and the good news…no injuries.

 

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This post was written by Schnack on July 6, 2016

Strong storms cause damage in Bremer County

The KWWL Storm Track 7 Weather Team was tracking a line of heavy rain and strong thunderstorms Thursday afternoon.  Some of those storms had gusty wind and small hail, along with heavy downpours and lightning as they tracked through parts of eastern Iowa.

One of the hardest hit areas was Denver in Bremer County.  The storm was at its strongest as it was over the town, producing quite a bit of pea to dime size hail and damaging wind gusts.  Here’s the storm at 2:31 PM as it was affecting Denver.

KWWL received several reports of trees being blown over, and hail covering the ground. (See the photos to the right)

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This post was written by Schnack on June 30, 2016

Lightning Wednesday Night

The video and images below are just a few shared with us of a storm in southern Minnesota moving south into northern Iowa Wednesday night. The lightning was seen as far south as the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area. The storm fell apart when it moved into Iowa.
The video below  was taken at Decorah by Jordan Kjome.

The image below was taken by Rachel Reilly.
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The image below was taken by Sarah King.
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This post was written by Schnack on June 23, 2016

Photos From Tuesday Storms

Here is just a handful of the many photos and videos sent to us throughout the evening as storm rolled through eastern Iowa.

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This post was written by Schnack on June 14, 2016

Monday Evening Photos

There were storms producing heavy rain this evening and were slow-moving. The result was localized flooding and ponding on the roads. The photo below shows the road flooded in Oelwein on Highway 150.
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The photo below shows the shelf cloud as the storm was moving into the area.

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Some sunshine after the rain paints a pretty picture…a double rainbow.

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This post was written by Schnack on June 13, 2016