Tornadoes in January…in Iowa

From the NWS:

On This Day in Iowa Weather History

January 24

1967: An unprecedented January tornado outbreak struck eastern and southeastern Iowa and portions of Missouri, Illinois, and Wisconsin. There were at least 13 tornadoes in Iowa with many of these producing significant F2 or F3 damage. Two tornadoes struck Lee County resulting in 10 injuries, and one of those tornadoes produced F3 damage and killed a young child just west of Fort Madison. Another tornado produced F4 damage just across the border in northeastern Missouri before entering Davis County. A cold front moved through the state later that night and on the 26th snow fell across about the southern half of Iowa with snowfall amounts ranging up to 13.5 inches at Burlington, less than two days after tornadoes had touched down in the same area. To put the extremely unusual nature of this outbreak into perspective, this is the only date in January on which a tornado has ever been recorded in Iowa and only one has ever been recorded in February.

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This post was written by Schnack on January 24, 2015

Traer Tornado Rated EF-1

The second of two tornadoes, across eastern Iowa, moved across Tama County north of Traer. The map below is the track of the tornado from the NWS.

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Rating: EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind: 90 mph
Path Length: 6.6 miles
Max Path Width: 200 yards

Most of the damage was to trees and crops. The only structure was early in the tornado path to an outbuilding on a far.

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This post was written by Schnack on July 7, 2014

Severe T-Storm Watch Until Midnight

The primary threat will be large hail and damaging wind.

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This post was written by Schnack on July 7, 2014

Reinbeck Tornado Rated EF-1

The National Weather Service survey team has preliminary information on the tornado near Reinbeck.

Rating: EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind: 100 mph
Path Length: 3.1 miles
Max Path Width: 100 Yards

Started 2.0 miles WNW of Reinbeck and ended 1.7 miles S of Reinbeck

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This post was written by Schnack on July 7, 2014

Tornado and T-Storm Watch Until Late Tonight

A couple of watches are in effect tonight. Showers/storms are forecast to develop and/or move into the area with damaging wind and heavy rain.

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This post was written by Schnack on June 17, 2014

Tornado Damage, June 2014 – Pilger, NE

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This post was written by Schnack on June 17, 2014

NW Iowa Tornado Watch

Tornado Watch is in effect until 8 PM for NW Iowa and SW Minnesota. No storms expected early this afternoon in eastern Iowa.
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This post was written by Schnack on June 16, 2014

Storm Reports from Tuesday

The Storm Prediction Center severe weather outlook was right on the money again. The map below shows the outlook with storm reports posted on it.

June 4 Storm Reports

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This post was written by Schnack on June 4, 2014

Hail Damage SW Iowa

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This post was written by Schnack on June 3, 2014

Updated Severe Weather Outlook For Tuesday Night

June 2 Svr Wx Outlook

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This post was written by Schnack on June 2, 2014