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An unseasonably warm and humid airmass over the Midwest led to the development of strong to severe thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours of October 1st. The most intense storms occurred over southwest and south-central Iowa producing hail up to baseball sized and sporadic damaging winds.


An NWS damage survey was conducted in Taylor County on October 2nd.  There were multiple reports of tree and outbuilding damage east and south of Bedford, Iowa.  The initial results concluded that the damage was a result of straight line winds with the peak winds ranging from 60 to 90 mph.   

Click here for a map of all the severe and heavy rain reports from October 1st


Bedford Storm
Severe Storm near Bedford, IA
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