Over 30 Tornado Warnings were issued between 3:55 PM – 10:34 PM on July 14 by the National Weather Service with at least 12 confirmed Tornadoes just by the NWS office in Des Moines. (The NWS in Des Moines oversees 51 counties in Iowa, including Black Hawk, Bremer, and Fayette)

Utah was the only other state issuing a Tornado Warning on Wednesday:

Iowa Environmental Mesonet
Iowa Environmental Mesonet

The National Weather Service in Des Moines will be sending out two storm survey teams. One will go to Calhoun and Hamilton Counties and the second team is expected to go to Bremer and Butler counties. Additional locations may be added.

The National Weather Service offices in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and the Quad Cities will be surveying today as well.

The preliminary results and conclusions of these surveys will be completed and posted to weather.gov by late Thursday afternoon.

At 4:28 PM a confirmed tornado was located nine miles southeast of Rockwell City.


At 4:29 a confirmed tornado was reported near Jewell Junction, about 16 miles southeast of Webster City.




At 523 PM a confirmed tornado was located over Waverly, moving east at 45 MPH:




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