Central and East Central Iowa
|Outflow boundary from early severe MCS over central and eastern Iowa.
I extend my sympathies to all who suffered loss this day.
|Tornado near Grundy Center, IA. looking to the east. Note smaller funnel on left side of pic.This was pretty much the story of the day for us...about 1/2 step behind watching from the cheap seats. Frustrating, but better than Wednesday's bust.|
|Enhanced crop and blow up of the video the capture to the leftt came from. Not the best quality but is a pretty good example of the elements which make up a ground contact.|
|10 miles W/SW of Shellsberg, IA looking SE. This will hammer Palo, IA within minutes. Quickly became rain wrapped and we lost visual.|
|How is this for low LCL's? Almost looks like fog!|
|100 yard wide swath of trees mangled by what may have been a rain wrapped tornado south of Anamosa, IA. Sorry, no pic of the tornado unless you want to see a white-green wall!|
|Mud totally covering the road as we head north out of Cedar Rapids, IA.|
|New development to our northwest as we head home.|
|Ominous view to the west as we approach Waverly, IA|
|Huge rotating supercell with very low base just outside of Waverly, IA. Nearly dark out now. Spectacular shelf coming at us with high winds.|
|TOR warned as we drop south then head through Denver, IA before nightfall finally puts an end to the chase. Great bonus to the day.|
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