2018 Iowa Tornadoes (Through September 7)

It has been an active year for tornadoes across the state of Iowa.  Through September 7, 2018, National Weather Service in Des Moines reports 47 tornadoes touching down across the state.

But how does this compare to average?  We are a little ahead.  Take a look at the graphic below, it shows the number of confirmed tornadoes from 1980 through 2017 (a 28 year period, including 1980).  If you average the number of tornadoes (1,772) out, we get an average of 47 per year.  So, we are ahead in the number of tornadoes for the year.

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on September 7, 2018

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