Thursday was the 15th anniversary of a tornado outbreak that left much of western Iowa with massive damage.
Three tornadoes were on the ground at the same time. You can see them outlined in the radar velocity image.
There were nine tornadoes that day. Three were F4….one F3…one F2 …three F1s and one F0.
There were no deaths…2 were injured in the outbreak and there was an estimated $8.8 million in damages to buildings and crops.
We now use the EF scale. It is a better estimation of wind speed and damage. www.spc.noaa.gov/efscale has the new and improved tornado rating system.
I remember that tornado outbreak very well. It kept us on the air for several hours. It was a moment that made an impression. How thankful we all were that not one person lost their life.
No Storms For The Holiday Weekend
There is some wonderful weather on the way this weekend. Highs will be in the middle 80s. It will be mostly sunny through Saturday. There is still a slight chance for isolated showers late Sunday and early Memorial Day.
Have a great Friday.