Five Tornadoes Confirmed, National Weather Service Continues Damage Survey

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Confirmed tornadoes in Iowa on Wednesday Nov. 11th, 2015. (WHO-HD)

Confirmed tornadoes in Iowa on Wednesday Nov. 11th, 2015. (WHO-HD)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Survey crews with the National Weather Service will return to Iowa Friday to determine how many tornadoes touched down in the state on Wednesday.

Initial reports said there were at least nine tornadoes in Iowa on November 11th. So far the NWS has confirmed five of those tornadoes:

  • An EF-0 tornado struck at 2:58 p.m. about 4.8 miles southwest of Yale in Guthrie County
  • An EF-2 tornado struck at 3:24 p.m. about 6.5 miles northwest of Plano in Appanoose & Monroe countis
  • An EF-0 tornado struck at 3:27 p.m. at the Des Moines Airport in Polk County
  • An EF-1 tornado struck at 3:43 p.m.  in Knoxville in Marion County
  • An EF-1 tornaodo struck at 4:23 p.m. about 2 miles southwest of Barnes City in Mahaska & Poweshiek counties

The National Weather Service expects to confirm more tornadoes in the state following a survey of storm damage and an examination of storm data.

The NWS plans to investigate the following areas for signs of possible tornadoes:

  • Southern and Eastern Wayne County
  • Eastern Taylor, NW Ringgold, and SW Union Counties
  • Central Union County
  • North Central Ringgold County
  • Central Adams County around Corning
  • Dallas County NW of Adel
  • Madison County (Multiple Areas of Interest)
  • North Central Boone County
  • Eastern Marshall County
  • Southwest Jasper County
  • Northeast Des Moines
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