June 30th Severe Weather Recap

Iowa Tornado Reports

Iowa Tornado ReportsThe National Weather Service in Des Moines conducted a damage survey of the areas hardest hit by storms on June 30th, 2014. The survey team found three tornadoes in south central and east central Iowa amongst widespread straight line wind damage. The strongest tornado was rated EF-2 in the town of Traer. Additional reports of tornadoes on that day will continue to be investigated in the coming days.

Tornado #1 Adair County…

Rating: EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind: 100mph
Path Length/Statue/: 7.5 miles
Miles Path Width/Maximum/: 200 yards
Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0

Start Date: June 30 2014
State Time: 12:42pm CDT
State Location: 3.9 miles southeast of Casey

End Date: June 30, 2014
End Time: 12:50 pm CDT
End Location: 5.4 miles south southwest of Stuart

This tornado had an intermittent southeastward path and produced its worst damage towards the end of its life southwest of Stuart… where a house and several outbuildings were heavily damaged or destroyed. It was here that the tornado was rated EF-1.

Tornado #2 Madison County…

Rating: EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind: 100mph
Path Length/Statue/: 1.2 miles
Path Width/Maximum/: 57 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

State Date: June 30, 2014
State Time: 1:13pm CDT
Start Location: 5.8 miles northeast of Winterset

End Date: June 30, 2014
End Time: 1:14pm CDT
End Location: 5.5 miles northeast of Winterset

This brief tornado damaged a house and several trees. It tracked southeast before dissipating in an open field.

Tornado #3 Tama County…

Rating: EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind: 120mph
Path Length/Statue/: 4.0 miles
Path Width/Maximum/: 150 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

State Date: June 30, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 pm CDT
Start Location: 3.2 miles northwest of Traer

End Date: June 30, 2014
End Time: 2:10 pm CDT
End Location: 0.5 miles southeast of Traer

This tornado formed northwest of Traer and tracked southeastward into the southern side of Traer. It was here that low end EF-2 damage occurred to a house. The tornado weakened quickly and dissipated as it moved into the southeast side of town.

 

Source: https://nwschat.weather.gov/p.php?pid=201407012101-KDMX-NOUS43-PNSDMX

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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