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.
|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.
|Ominous view to the west as we approach
|New development to our
northwest as we head home.
|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.