Tornadoes Cause Damage in NW Iowa

Although most of Iowa experienced strong winds from last night’s storms, portions of northwest Iowa were struck by tornadoes.  People near Little Rock, Sibley and Paulina are picking up the pieces after suspected tornadoes damaged homes, farms and other buildings causing gas leaks, downing power poles.

The Red Cross is responding in some areas, fortunately at this hour, there’s no reports of injuries from last night’s tornadoes and other severe weather.  Tomorrow I’ll try and post more on any surveys conducted in the affected area.  I apologize again for the late updates because of a wedding this weekend I’m attending this is likely my last update until sometime on Sunday.

day1otlk_1300As for the severe threat today, a moderate risk is posted just to the west of Iowa.  But strong storms remain possible over much of the state with all strong winds the primary threat.  Unfortunately for the hardest hit areas of last night’s storms, they are under the gun for more strong storms again.

Storms should develop to the north and west of Iowa and gradually overspread the area into the evening hours.  Tornadoes are possible over especially over western Iowa, but after sunset the threat should quickly transition to a straight line wind event.

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