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    Ankeny, IA

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  1. Jonbo

    December 2018 General Discussion

    Visited family near Omaha this weekend and woke up to a nice surprise of 4-6" of wet concrete. Heavy band overnight was supposed to be south near the NE/MO/IA border.
  2. This would make up for the last storm literally going around Des Moines. I highly doubt this'll happen but a man can hope! and then be crushed again
  3. Jonbo

    Nov. 25th-26th Midwest Snowstorm Potential

    Definitely increasing around/over Osceola, IA. Northern edge is retreating south a little but southern edge picking up
  4. Jonbo

    Nov. 25th-26th Midwest Snowstorm Potential

    The knife guess was too accurate
  5. Jonbo

    Nov. 25th-26th Midwest Snowstorm Potential

    I've thrown my hands up at guessing for Des Moines with this extreme cutoff. 2" or 20"?
  6. Jonbo

    Nov. 25th-26th Midwest Snowstorm Potential

    Slice a knife across Des Moines with these totals each run... I'll assume the worst, wouldn't take much going north or south to drastically change amounts IMBY at this rate.
  7. Jonbo

    2018 Short to Medium Range Severe Thread

    Things I never expected to hear...
  8. Jonbo

    July 19-20 Severe Weather

    Report finalized and no major changes to the preliminary ratings. Rotation that went right over my place before touchdown confirmed EF0. I'm ok with that
  9. Yikes. Spotter confirmed 80mph gusts and baseballs.
  10. 2" hail and 70mph gusts (nws estimate) bearing head on for Oshkosh, NE edit: New warning 3" hail and 70mph gusts. Very dangerous storm wording added. That cell is going insane edit2: Now 80mph gusts and baseball size hail. Lordy
  11. Jonbo

    July 19-20 Severe Weather

    Still preliminary but should be updated sometime soon here. https://www.weather.gov/dmx/20180719_Tornadoes Appears my video of the rotation going overhead was moments before the report ENE of Ankeny, forwarded it to DMX. Didn't think it was going to drop that quickly or I would've followed it sooner. Pella got extremely lucky, EF2-3 damage would've been over practically all of town if it the track was only 1-2 miles back to the west.
  12. Jonbo

    July 19-20 Severe Weather

    I noticed this while initially chasing it. When it was by Bondurant, I had to detour and saw a lot of areas rotating looking north on the backside. Wonder if my phone caught them. Nerve wracking day for me regardless. Rotation on the Bondurant storm blew up literally over my place (video here) Absurd video someone took from the same road my dad uses to get to work. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=734468023559973&id=100009903462169 My video of the other Bondurant tornado hitting a farm. Further back from the much closer one posted. https://mobile.twitter.com/JonBothe/status/1020042249336500226 Edit: Marshalltown and Pella tornadoes rated preliminary EF3, Bondurant low EF2 but mostly EF0-1.
  13. Thanks. I was considering following it but headache combined with adrenaline rush was too much to do more than the Bondurant one. My dad was still at work in Marshalltown when it hit. Barely grazed work but he was on the edge and heard the freight train.
  14. Preliminary low EF2 on the second Bondurant tornado (the one that clipped town). Preliminary EF3 on the Marshalltown and Pella tornadoes.
  15. I think this was a case of models and obs showed some uncertainty until the last minute. Thankfully NWS DMX stayed on top of things when it rapidly escalated... I certainly wasn't prepared to chase with 2% probs until it was a mile east of home.