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)

KWWL 2015 MAX Storm ED Storm

These storms developed ahead of a cold front that is moving through the area.  Rain chances will continue through about 6 PM, and we will see decreasing clouds overnight.Viewer Photo Basic 1 Vertical Viewer Photo Basic 2 Vertical Viewer Photo Basic 21236

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This post was written by Schnack on June 30, 2016

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Possible

The area outlined in light blue (most of Iowa) is being monitored for a possible thunderstorm watch (40% chance).
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This post was written by Schnack on June 30, 2016

Tracking Storms this Afternoon

Scattered storms are forecast to move southeast this afternoon along a cold front. Some of the storms could be severe with hail, high winds and heavy rain.
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This post was written by Schnack on June 30, 2016

Three Tornadoes Just East of Iowa

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Three tornadoes have been confirmed in areas just east of the 
Quad Cities Wednesday evening.There were more than just three in Illinois. 
These are the one in the area responsible by the National
Weather Service in the Quad Cities.

Click here for more details on these tornadoes.
NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR JUNE 22, 2016 TORNADO EVENT  
  
   
MALDEN TORNADO  
   
  
RATING:                 EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    85 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.75 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS  
FATALITIES:             0  
INJURIES:               0  
  
START DATE:             06/22/2016  
START TIME:             833 PM CDT  
START LOCATION:         0.7 SSE OF MALDEN / BUREAU / IL  
START LAT/LON:          41.4137 / -89.3646  
  
END DATE:               06/22/2016  
END TIME:               837 PM CDT  
END LOCATION:           0.9 SE OF MALDEN / BUREAU / IL  
END_LAT/LON:            41.4185 / -89.3515  
  
   
NEW BEDFORD TORNADO  
  
RATING:                 EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    65 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.25 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   10 YARDS  
FATALITIES:             0  
INJURIES:               0  
  
START DATE:             06/22/2016  
START TIME:             804 PM CDT  
START LOCATION:         2.7 SE NEW BEDFORD / BUREAU / IL  
START LAT/LON:          41.5052 / -89.6731  
  
END DATE:               06/22/2016  
END TIME:               805 PM CDT  
END LOCATION:           2.8 SE NEW BEDFORD / BUREAU / IL  
END_LAT/LON:            41.5039 / -89.6529  
  
   
LA MOILLE TORNADO  
  
RATING:                 EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    65 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.50 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   25 YARDS  
FATALITIES:             0  
INJURIES:               0  
  
START DATE:             06/22/2016  
START TIME:             740 PM CDT  
START LOCATION:         4.5 E LA MOILLE / BUREAU / IL  
START LAT/LON:          41.5160 / -89.3762  
  
END DATE:               06/22/2016  
END TIME:               743 PM CDT  
END LOCATION:           1.8 SW LA MOILLE / BUREAU / IL  
END_LAT/LON:            41.5067 / -89.3644  
  
EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES  
TORNADOES INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.  
  
EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH  
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH  
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH  
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH  
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH  
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH  

The National Weather Service in Chicago had more tornadoes in 
their coverage area. Click here for the details. 
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This post was written by Schnack on June 23, 2016

Tornado Watch Update

As the threat for severe weather continues to diminish part of the Tornado Watch has been cancelled early.
KWWL 2015 MAX Storm ED

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This post was written by Schnack on June 22, 2016

Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 7 AM Wednesday

KWWL 2015 MAX Storm ED

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This post was written by Schnack on June 21, 2016

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Possible

The Storm Prediction Center is keeping a close eye on the possibility (40% chance) of issuing a severe thunderstorm watch during the next few hours. The area of concern is outlined in the image below.
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This post was written by Schnack on June 21, 2016

EF-0 Tornado Tuesday

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NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR TUESDAY JUNE 14, 2016 TORNADO EVENT...

OVERVIEW...A brief touchdown of a weak tornado occurred over northern
Benton County Iowa. This was associated with a very elongated funnel
cloud that was seen by many people. Video evidence shows that this funnel 
produced a brief tornado in an open area northwest of Urbana Iowa.

URBANA TORNADO...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    65 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.25 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   10 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             06/14/2016 
Start time:             516 PM CDT
Start location:         3.8 NW of Urbana / Benton 
Start Lat/Lon:          42.241797 / -91.946942

End date:               06/14/2016
End time:               516 PM CDT
End location:           3.9 NW of Urbana / Benton 
End_lat/lon:            42.245419 / -91.945710

SURVEY_SUMMARY: Information for the location and path of this tornado
are from local emergency manager coordination in analyzing a video of
of the event. No damage occurred with this tornado.

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale Classifies
Tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 To 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph
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This post was written by Schnack on June 16, 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

Saturday Storms

It turned into quite a stormy afternoon for some across eastern Iowa.  Rain and thunderstorms began developing around noon, and tracked through our part of the state during the afternoon, bringing heavy downpours, damaging wind and even a report of a funnel cloud.

Storm Reports

A tree fell onto a house in Peosta early Saturday afternoon.  KWWL Reporter, Shirley Descorbeth, says the owner was not home at the time, and the damage was minor.  The tree was planted 40 years ago.

Peosta damage

 

Here are some more storm reports from the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities:

storm reports

Here are some pictures viewers sent us as the storms rolled in.

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Sunday looks to be mostly sunny to partly cloudy with a few isolated showers possible in the afternoon.

 

 

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on May 28, 2016