What was the storm in Iowa?

What was the storm in Iowa?

The August 2020 derecho that blew across Iowa was a progressive derecho, a type of storm fueled by a hot and moist environment with relatively strong winds. Serial derechos typically sweep across wide and long paths.

Did Iowa have tornadoes?

Between 1950 and 2020, only six tornadoes were ever recorded in December in Iowa, according to the NWS. All of them were recorded in southeastern Iowa.

Where did the tornadoes hit in Iowa?

NWS confirms 21 tornadoes in Iowa The National Weather Service in Des Moines has confirmed EF-2 tornadoes in Atlantic, Bayard, Bagley and Harcourt/Duncombe.

How long did the 2020 derecho last?

14 hours
August 2020 Midwest derecho

Flattened corn field near Adel, Iowa on evening of August 19, 2020.
August 10 radar composite from 8am to 7pm CDT
Date(s) August 10–11, 2020
Duration 14 hours
Track length 770 mi (1,240 km)

How long do derecho storms last?

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) criterion, a derecho is classified as a band of storms that have winds of at least 25 m/s (50 kn) along the entire span of the storm front, maintained over a time span of at least six hours.

How many tornadoes did Iowa have in December 2021?

The National Weather Service in Des Moines confirmed 17 new tornadoes, bringing central Iowa’s total to 40. DES MOINES, Iowa — Editor’s note: The above video is from Dec. 31, 2021.

Is Iowa part of Tornado Alley?

Tornado Alley is a nickname given to a region in the U.S. where tornadoes are common. Tornado Alley begins in the Southern plains and extends northward through the upper Midwest to the Canadian border. According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL), Tornado Alley states include: Iowa.

Which state has most tornadoes?

The states with the highest totals historically are Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, members of the infamous Tornado Alley.