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2022 Short/Medium Range Severe Thread


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There is virtually no SBCAPE or even much MLCAPE around Chicago metro, but there is some MUCAPE and I think that along with the deepening low/strengthening wind fields is keeping this going despite an increasingly hostile/stable environment.

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4 minutes ago, cyclone77 said:

Liowa is trying to lose it's rep in the chase community between the Dec event and yesterday's.  

I hadn't thought about that Dec event.  So they had that event for the ages and then come quickly out of the gate in 2022.  

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1 hour ago, cyclone77 said:

Liowa is trying to lose it's rep in the chase community between the Dec event and yesterday's.  

 

54 minutes ago, Hoosier said:

I hadn't thought about that Dec event.  So they had that event for the ages and then come quickly out of the gate in 2022.  

Don't forget the 7/14/21 tornado outbreak either.

IA has definitely been streaking.

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Yesterday was hard. Storms were moving 45-50mph at a 45 degree angle to the grid, so keeping up was exceptionally challenging. Needless to say, I didn't really have time to take many good pictures, and the tornadoes I saw weren't especially photogenic from my vantage points anyway. I traded pictures for keeping up and only stopped 2-3 times the entire chase. Despite the few good pictures, I absolutely cannot complain about seeing tornadoes and a great cyclic supercell on March 5th, in Iowa.

The first tornado was near corning which I have zero pictures of as it lasted 30-40 seconds and I was driving.

The second tornado lasted about 2 minutes and was near Creston. It had a much more pronounced debris cloud before I was able to get a picture. 

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The 3rd tornado was a rain wrapped wedge that tracked from Winterset to Newton and produced EF2-3 damage near winterset from what I could tell.

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This was near colfax, and the tornado had shrunk markedly to a cone here.

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And finally, the 4th tornado was an amorphous bowl near Kellogg. It had multiple subvortices beneath it and seemed pretty weak.

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Immediately prior to the winterset tornado. Storm was a very high contrast sculpted beauty. 

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Indiana is on the board for a tornado as a survey revealed an EF-0 in Cass County, although there were reports of stronger straight-line winds in the area than the tornado produced. However, it did damage a house.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
709 PM EST SUN MAR 6 2022

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0205 AM     TORNADO          4 SW ROYAL CENTER       40.82N 86.55W
03/06/2022                   CASS               IN   NWS STORM SURVEY 

            NWS SURVEY CONFIRMS A BRIEF, EF-0 TORNADO 
            TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF W CR 
            400 N AND N CR 925 W. THE TORNADO TRACKED 
            NORTHEAST FOR ROUGHLY A HALF MILE CAUSING 
            DAMAGE TO TREES AND A HOME BEFORE 
            DISSIPATING. WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 70 MPH.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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You'd think one of these years I'd learn to throw climo out the window and just pay attention to the damn 3km CAPE map. Even so, sounds like it was a tough chase for most and with few exceptions, the best/clearest footage of the tornadoes came from local yahoos who had way too close calls.

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1203 PM CST MON MAR 7 2022

..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 3/5/22 TORNADO EVENT - UPDATE #3

UPDATED STATEMENT TO INCLUDE DAMAGE SURVEY INFORMATION FROM THE TORNADO
THAT TRACKED THROUGH MADISON, POLK, WARREN, AND JASPER COUNTIES.

- THE EF-RATING HAS BEEN FINALIZED HOWEVER TRACK INFORMATION IS STILL
CONSIDERED PRELIMINARY AS STORM SURVEY INFORMATION CONTINUES TO BE
GATHERED.

- THIS IS THE FIRST EF-4 TORNADO IN IOWA SINCE OCTOBER 4, 2013 IN WOODBURY
AND CHEROKEE COUNTIES.

- THIS IS THE SECOND LONGEST TORNADO PATHLENGTH IN IOWA SINCE 1980. THE
LONGEST OCCURRED ON JUNE 7TH, 1984, WITH A PATHLENGTH OF 117 MILES ACROSS
PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN IOWA.


WINTERSET THROUGH NEWTON TORNADO

RATING: EF-4
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 170 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 69.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 800 YARDS
FATALITIES: 6
INJURIES: 5

START DATE: 3/5/2022
START TIME: 426 PM CST
START LOCATION: 2.2 MILES NORTH OF MACKSBURG

END DATE: 3/5/2022
END TIME: 601 PM CST
END LOCATION: 3.1 MILES NORTHEAST OF NEWTON

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATAGORIES.

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH


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4 hours ago, Chicago Storm said:

Another view of the cycloneville tor...

 

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I drove around after work and found some areas where the trees were twisted up and broke, and several farm fields had sheet metal and other debris strewn over them.  There's some very large fields with very little trees for long stretches otherwise there may have been a lot more damage to look at.

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