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Severe thunderstorms developed ahead of an approaching cold front during the afternoon and evening of Wednesday, July 14.  Some of the storms produced damaging winds and several tornadoes, most of which briefly touchdown.  Brief torrential rainfall was also observed with the stronger storm cells.  The areas that were hit hardest were in Delaware and Jones counties in IA, where a total of 5 tornadoes occurred.  An additional 7 tornadoes touched down in eastern IA, with no visible damage reported.

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