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    Weather wrap-up: Storm reports, rain totals and wind gusts

    By Megan Salois,

    2024-04-17

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    Tuesday brought a variety of impactful weather including heavy rain, strong winds and isolated tornadoes.

    The tornadoes occurred in Dallas, Calhoun, and Pocahontas Counties. (There were other tornadoes reported in far eastern and far northwestern Iowa as well).

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    A Wind Advisory was in effect throughout the day. There were numerous non-thunderstorm reported high wind gusts. Here are just a few of the highest wind gusts reported.

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    • Estherville 62 MPH
    • Lamoni 61 MPH
    • Atlantic 56 MPH
    • Adair 55 MPH
    • Bedford 52 MPH
    • Jefferson 52 MPH
    • Perry 51 MPH
    • Creston 49 MPH
    • Colfax 49 MPH
    • Osceola 49 MPH
    • Marshalltown 48 MPH
    • Boone 46 MPH
    • Carroll 45 MPH
    • Ankeny 45 MPH
    • Ames 45 MPH
    • Iowa Falls 44 MPH
    • Centerville 44 MPH
    • Leon 44 MPH
    • Des Moines 43 MPH

    Heavy rain fell over a good swatch of Central Iowa. In particular, from Creston up towards Ames, just west of the Des Moines Metro. This map shows where the heaviest rain fell.

    Here are a few of the totals:

    • Ames 1.63″
    • Algona 1.41″
    • Hampton 1.39″
    • Creston 1.29″
    • Iowa Falls 1.21″
    • Marshalltown 1.17″
    • Boone 0.89″
    • Audubon 0.85″
    • Perry 0.78″
    • Carroll 0.64″
    • Newton 0.58″
    • Grinnell 0.55″
    • Osceola 0.55″
    • Ankeny 0.52″
    • Pella 0.51″
    • Ottumwa 0.49″
    • Des Moines 0.47″
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