Ed’s Weather Journal
More fantastic weather over central Iowa today. Highs in the middle 80s and lots of sunshine. There were a few isolated showers…but most of the rain did not hit the ground because we had 20 to 30 percent relative humidity.
One of our photojournalists Roger Reilly… caught this video of the rain falling from the clouds…but not making to the ground. It almost looked like there was a funnel cloud within the rain.
In Dallas, TX tonight tornado damage is being assessed. A huge twister slammed into the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. Megan Salois' parents live in that area. They had a tornado pass about one mile from their home in Granbury. It was ground-zero for damage and injuries. As of 10PM...there were two fatalities reported.
Here is video of the tornado as Megan's mom and dad watched it spin about a mile down the road from their home. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151430404851130&set=vb.708101129&type=2&theater
Iowa Tornado Record... 356 days and counting without a tornado warning in Iowa. I like this kind of record.