Final Numbers of Tornadoes & Injuries From Iowa Outbreak Revealed
The tornado outbreak in central Iowa last Thursday was one of the largest in numbers and damage in recent memory and the National Weather Service has released some final numbers on the destructive day.
The National Weather Service now says at least 12 tornadoes touched down in Iowa on July 19th. KCCI reports three of the tornadoes accounted for a total of 17 injuries, but thankfully no one was killed. To this point, specific information has only been released on three of them.
This EF 3 tornado had estimated peak winds of 144 miles-per-hour and at it's largest, was as wide as four football fields. It touched down in Pella at 4:06 p.m. and injured at least six people.
An EF 2 tornado with peak winds estimated at 115 miles-per-hour. A small tornado, it was just 40 yards wide. It struck at 2:50 p.m.
The time of touch down is unknown at this point. It was an EF 3 tornado with estimated peak winds of 144 miles-per-hour.
According to the National Weather Service,
...we are still finalizing the track length and width and this information will be available at a later date. Also, results from the additional tornadoes are anticipated to become available in the coming days/weeks as we sort, analyze, and review radar data, photos, videos, and high resolution satellite imagery.