Preliminary tornado reports across the state of Iowa


Jewell/Stanhope Tornado Photo credits Dylan McDermott

The first round of storms yesterday brought heavy rains and hail through the state of Iowa. As the approaching cold front moved through the second round of storms arrived. The environment became very supportive of tornadic development along the front.

According to the National Weather Service Offices in Des Moines, Quad Cities, and La Crosse, 26 tornadoes have been reported across Iowa. This would place the single-day tornado count to the 3rd most since records began. This number is still subject to change as more surveying is still ongoing but for now, this is where we stand.

For now, here is a look at the locations and images of the tornadoes from yesterday.
Damage surveys are still underway from the National Weather Service and we will share official information when they become available!

Storm reports across the area from July 14th, 2021
A closer look at the groupings of the tornado reports showing 13 tornadoes across Iowa.

A special thank you to those who shared their photos, as well as the National Weather Service for all the hard work they did yesterday (July 14th), as well as the surveying that is still ongoing.

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