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Some rain, some snow and a lot of wind Thursday and Thursday night. The main accumulating snow will be focused over northern Iowa. #iawx
We are monitoring the next weather system targeting portions of the Upper Midwest Thursday. This system will bring wintry weather to parts of the region. #iawx
On this day in 1990, a severe weather and tornado outbreak swept through the state dropping 14 tornadoes, golf ball sized hail, and 75 mph wind gusts. One of these tornadoes was an F2 that injured 15 people and amounted to $6 million in damage in and around Ankeny, IA (1/3) ⬇️
Here is the Day Cloud Phase RGB color for satellite imagery at 11:00 am CDT today. The green is snow cover, darker blue is no snow cover and the light blue streak in central IA is clouds. If you have sunshine today, enjoy it even if it is cold out. Clouds begin to return for Wed.
📅🏀Today (March 14) is the anniversary of the infamous girls high school state tournament basketball winter storm, which occurred in 1959. #iawx
One year ago today at 426 pm, an EF4 tornado developed southwest of Winterset and traveled over 70 mi for next 95 min. We remember those that lost their lives on this day and everyone who were impacted by the destructive tornadoes that occurred. #iawx @madisonemc
The 74 mph wind gust reported at the Des Moines Airport at 828 pm this evening was the highest non-convective (not associated with a thunderstorm) wind gust since 1970. #iawx
🧵 Our office has wrapped up tornado 🌪️ damage surveys today. Fast Facts ✅ 5 tornadoes so far ✅ 4 EF-2 ✅ 1 EF-Unknown ✅ Two tornadoes had ~26 mile path lengths ✅ Additional tornadoes are likely as additional information is analyzed. More info in next tweets. #iawx
THIS IS JUST ICE ON THE CAMERA. But, it certainly made us look when it showed up on our Situational Awareness Display. Even though many of us want to think Spring after this rough February, this is NOT a thunderstorm, and this is NOT a funnel cloud. It's just ice.
A drive into the wintry abyss, or just across Saylorville Lake? @iowadot
🌪️ Chariton/Red Haw State Park Tornado Peak Intensity: EF-3 (138 MPH) Path Length: 16.5 Miles 1 Injury, 1 Fatality
Here is an updated breakdown of the severe weather threat today. A few strong tornadoes are possible in northwest Iowa. #iawx