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A large low pressure system resulted in a range of impacts across the central US, from wind and fire danger in the central plains to blizzard conditions across the northern plains. In Iowa, storms developed in the early evening and continued in a line across the area through the night. Early storms produced a number of tornadoes, especially across parts of western Iowa with damage reported in Pocahontas, Humboldt, and southern Hancock counties. Information there and in a few other location is still being analyzed to determine tornado occurrence and subsequent size and strength. In addition, up to tennis ball sized hail was reported. 

This information remains preliminary as damage information continues to be gathered. 


Other NWS Office Event Summaries:

NWS La Crosse


Last update: April 15, 2022 3:54am CDT.

Tornado near Gilmore City around 6:20pm. Photo by Kaylan Patel.
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