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Heavy Snow and High Winds in the West; Lake Effect Snow in the Great Lakes

A Pacific storm moving across the Northwest with a trailing cold front sweeping through the West will continue heavy snow over the Cascades, northern Rockies, and the Sierra into Thursday night. High winds are forecast on the High Plains Thursday into Friday. Heavy lake effect snow will continue downwind of the Great Lakes into Thursday. Read More >

July 19th Path TracksJuly 19th Path Tracks July 19th Path Tracks


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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