Tornadoes, severe thunderstorms spread damage across central Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — The National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday that an EF-1 tornado touched down in Tracy as severe weather swept across the state. The NWS confirmed the latest tornado following a preliminary damage survey. Tornadoes were also confirmed near Melcher-Dallas, Lacona and southeast of De Soto in Badger Creek State Park. Heavy rains…

EF1 tornado reported in Dubuque County

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) – The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down as storms moved through Dubuque County Monday night. Meteorologists said the tornado touched down three miles southwest of the Dubuque Regional Airport and was on the ground for more than a quarter of a mile. The tornado was 50 yards wide and…

Tornadoes Strike Iowa, Minnesota: Fairgrounds Damaged, Roofs Torn Off

A county fairgrounds and a fertilizer plant were damaged Monday afternoon when a reported tornado touched down near Charles City, Iowa. It was part of a series of possible tornadoes across Iowa and southeastern Minnesota. The tornado was confirmed near the Floyd County Fairgrounds in Charles City at 12:33 p.m. Monday CDT, the National Weather…