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  • A widespread severe weather event, including hail, winds, and  two tornadoes occurred across eastern Iowa, northeast Missouri, and far western Illinois between 1 PM and 10 PM on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.
  • NWS Storm Damage Survey teams confirmed at least two tornadoes occurred.
    • A long-track EF2 in southeast Iowa near the towns of Houghton, Salem, New London, Yarmouth, and Morning Sun, that damaged numerous structures on a path around 42 miles long.
    • An EF-1 tornado northwest of Cedar Rapids near the towns of Quasqueton and Winthrop.
  • A survey team also determined that damage in Aledo, Illinois was due to straight-line winds.
  • No injuries were reported with these storms

Summary of Severe Weather on April 16, 2024


Numerous emergency managers provided valuable assistance to NWS Quad Cities during the survey, and their efforts are much appreciated.

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