Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Iowa Tornado Count in 2013

Now that we're heading into the cold weather season and the threat of tornadoes is winding down, preliminary numbers of twisterrs in Iowa is much lower than average.

As of today, only 26 tornadoes were reported in the "Hawkeye State" in 2013.  The 30-year average is 47.

In eastern Iowa, we saw three tornadoes. 

Two EF-1 tornadoes with winds around 95 miles-per-hour were reported on May 30, 2013.  One was near Conesville, Iowa, and the other near Andalusia, Illinois, in Scott County.

The final tornado (damage pictured above) was on June 24, 2013, about 2.5 miles northwest of Muscatine, Iowa.  It was an EF-1 tornado with winds around 90 miles-per-hour.

Sadly, one man died in that storm and that marked the only tornado fatality in Iowa in 2013.

CBS4 Meteorologist Anthony Peoples

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