Greenfield, Iowa tornado rated EF-4 — strongest U.S. tornado of 2024

Greenfield, Iowa tornado rated EF-4 — strongest U.S. tornado of 2024

On May 21, 2024, a powerful EF-4 tornado with winds reaching up to 298 km/h (185 mph) devastated Greenfield, Iowa, resulting in at least five fatalities and significant property damage, marking it as the strongest tornado in the U.S. this year.

Destructive tornado outbreak strikes Nebraska and Iowa, EF2 – EF5 tornado threat continues into Sunday, U.S.

Destructive tornado outbreak strikes Nebraska and Iowa, EF2 – EF5 tornado threat continues into Sunday, U.S.

A destructive tornado outbreak with at least 78 tornadoes impacted the U.S. Plains on Friday, April 26, 2024, leaving a trail of damage and more than a dozen injuries. The outbreak occurred as a part of a multi-day severe weather threat covering over 60 million Americans. The threat of EF2 – EF5 tornadoes will continue into Sunday, April 28.

Tornado outbreak in Midwest: SPC reports at least 17 tornadoes, 10 in Iowa and 4 in Nebraska

Tornado outbreak in Midwest: SPC reports at least 17 tornadoes, 10 in Iowa and 4 in Nebraska

Severe thunderstorms swept across parts of the Plains and Midwest on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, producing multiple damaging tornadoes. The NWS Storm Prediction Center reported at least 17 tornadoes — most of them in Iowa and Nebraska. The tornadoes caused widespread damage, and more severe weather was forecast for Wednesday.

Enhanced Risk of Severe Weather (level 3/5) for portions of southern Iowa, northeastern Missouri, and far western Illinois

Enhanced Risk of Severe Weather (level 3/5) for portions of southern Iowa, northeastern Missouri, and far western Illinois

There is an Enhanced Risk (Level 3 of 5) for severe thunderstorms on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, with threats for significant severe hail and tornado potential over southern Iowa into northern Missouri and west-central Illinois, the National Weather Service (NWS) warns. Additionally, elevated to critical fire weather is possible Tuesday due to gusty winds and dry conditions over parts of the southern High Plains and northeastern Montana.

Iowa hit by first January tornadoes in 56 years, U.S.

Iowa hit by first January tornadoes in 56 years, U.S.

On January 16, 2023, Iowa experienced a rare meteorological event as two tornadoes touched down in the eastern part of the state, marking the first January tornadoes in Iowa in 56 years. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the last time Iowa saw January tornadoes was in 1967 — with a total of 13 tornadoes during the month. While tornadoes are a relatively common occurrence in Iowa, with peak season typically taking place in May, January tornadoes are a rare phenomenon.

Destructive tornadoes hit Iowa, leaving at least 7 people dead, U.S.

Destructive tornadoes hit Iowa, leaving at least 7 people dead, U.S.

At least 7 people have been killed and several others severely injured after multiple tornadoes hit parts of central and southern Iowa on Saturday afternoon into Sunday, March 5 into 6, 2022. The tornadoes caused widespread damage, with areas of Madison County…

Des Moines breaks single-day snowfall record set in 1895, Iowa

Des Moines breaks single-day snowfall record set in 1895, Iowa

Des Moines in Iowa set a new single-day snowfall record on Monday, January 25, 2021, after the city recorded up to 26.2 cm (10.3 inches), breaking the previous record of 25.4 cm (10 inches) set in 1895. Snow started falling Monday noon in central Iowa and continued…