Thursday, May 16, 2013

A Good Tornado Record To Set

It's been a very quiet year for tornadoes across Iowa and it's record setting!

As of yesterday, the state has gone 356 days without a tornado.  The last touchdown was back on May 24, 2012, near Hawkeye, in Fayette County, which is located in northeastern Iowa near the borders of Wisconsin and Minnesota.

The previous record of 355 days was established between May 5, 1955, and April 26, 1956.

There is a chance that that streak may come to an end late this weekend or early next week.  Here is the latest severe weather threat map from the Storm Prediction Center.

That red shaded area is for Sunday and Sunday night and the purple shading is for Monday and Monday night.  It indicates where there is, at least, a 30% chance of either damaging winds, large hail, or tornadoes.

We'll continue to monitor this situation and keep you updated.

Anthony Peoples
CBS4 meteorologist

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