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Severe Storms For The Northeast U.S..; Heat And Fire Out West

A strong cold front will likely trigger severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rain on Friday from the Interior Northeast into the eastern Ohio Valley and northern Mid-Atlantic region, especially in New York state and Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, in addition to the ongoing heat wave in the West, fire weather concerns are increasing across the Great Basin into the Four Corners region. Read More >

Event Summary: August 20, 2019

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms impacted much of eastern Iowa, northwest Illinois, and northeast Missouri early Tuesday morning. This line of storms produced wind gusts to 70 MPH and several reports of wind damage. Several trees and power lines were taken down in Mediapolis, Monmouth and Roseville.

In addition, torrential rainfall fell with storms as they formed along and north of the I-80 and I-380 corridors. Rainfall amounts of 1-4 inches were reported, which lead to flash flooding in southern portions of the Cedar Rapids metro.





Surface Analysis (Courtesy Weather Prediction Center)

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