Funnel Clouds Possible Across Northwest Iowa

There have been some isolated funnel cloud reports late this afternoon along a line of showers which extended from extreme southeast South Dakota, into extreme northwest Iowa, and into the southern sections of southwest Minnesota. This activity is along a stationary wind shift line where winds are shifting from the southeast, to the east or northeast. In this environment, it is possible that a funnel could very briefly touch the ground. However, the atmosphere is actually fairly stable, and the wind shear  very weak, meaning that any rotational properties of a funnel or brief touchdown are very weak. The situation will be closely monitored for strengthening rotation on the radar. This activity will likely subside by around 6pm CDT.

Jesse McKee - Rock Rapids, Iowa

Jesse McKee – Rock Rapids, Iowa

Zach Sharpe

My name is Zach Sharpe. I am the president and forecaster for the Iowa Storm Chasing Network. You can find me on Twitter @Stormchaserzach and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/stormchaserzach/

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