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…

14 million acres of crops affected by powerful derecho in Iowa, U.S.

14 million acres of crops affected by powerful derecho in Iowa, U.S.

Up to 5.6 million ha (14 million acres) of crops in Iowa have been battered a powerful derecho that struck parts of the Midwest on August 10, 2020. Northern Illinois University meteorology professor Victor Gensini considers it as one of the worst weather events of…

Large and deadly wildfires strike Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Colorado

Large and deadly wildfires strike Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Colorado

At least four people have died in Texas Panhandle where wildfires scorched more than 130 000 hectares (320 000 acres) and prompted mandatory evacuations. Large grass fires are also affecting Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma, some of which are also forcing evacuations….

500 homes damaged as tornadoes sweep through central US

500 homes damaged as tornadoes sweep through central US

NWS Storm Prediction Center has 36 preliminary tornado reports for March 6, 2017 from Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. Most of them occurred in Missouri where 18 injuries were reported in Jackson and St. Charles counties. A confirmed tornado touched down near…