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A tornado outbreak occurred on the afternoon and early evening of July 19, 2018 over central Iowa. This is a summary of the tornadoes along with various photos/videos, radar, satellite, and environmental data from that event. In 2018, there were a total of 69 tornadoes that touched down in Iowa, 21 of which occurred on July 19, 2018. Of those 21 tornadoes, 19 were within the Des Moines NWS office area and 2 occurred in the area of the Davenport, IA NWS office. The most significant damage was in Pella, Bondurant, and Marshalltown. All 19 tornadoes have been rated and the track information is listed below in the Tornado Section. There were two tornadoes rated EF-3, two EF-2s, one EF-1, and 14 EF-0s.  



Marshall County Courthouse in Marshalltown missing its clock tower
Marshall County Courthouse missing its clocktower
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