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    TORNADO EMERGENCY CHEROKEE, IOWA

    Seek shelter now. Major damage in Qimby. Lowest level, interior room.

    From Sioux Falls NWS:

    IAC035-050100-
    /O.CON.KFSD.TO.W.0020.000000T0000Z-131005T0100Z/
    CHEROKEE IA-
    749 PM CDT FRI OCT 4 2013

    ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR CHEROKEE COUNTY UNTIL 800
    PM CDT...

    ...TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR CHEROKEE...

    AT 737 PM CDT...A CONFIRMED LARGE...VIOLENT AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS
    TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR QUIMBY...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.
    MAJOR DAMAGE WAS REPORTED IN QUIMBY...WITH SEVERAL POWER POLES DOWN
    WEST OF WASHTA.

    THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION.



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    Re: TORNADO EMERGENCY CHEROKEE, IOWA

    Even though DMX basically set the criteria for a tornado emergency....they have yet to issue one. Hopefully no lives are lost tonight. The cells firing right now are ripe for large and violent tornados.


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    Re: TORNADO EMERGENCY CHEROKEE, IOWA

    this seems like an extreme event so late in the year, stay safe everyone!


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    Wow, I'm no weather expert but it looked like a good size hook echo on the radar. Hopefully everyone is able to stay safe.



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    Re: TORNADO EMERGENCY CHEROKEE, IOWA

    Storm report from Sioux Falls has that law enforcement reported the tornado crossing Highway 59 (N/S road into town) 1 mile south of Cherokee. No other info yet. Hopefully implies it missed as much as possible.

    Radar rotation now well NE of town.



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    Re: TORNADO EMERGENCY CHEROKEE, IOWA

    Yikes. Hoping everyone is alright



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    Re: TORNADO EMERGENCY CHEROKEE, IOWA

    So are you thinking that this line of storms will be the only severe one for the night, or should we expect more to fire up to the west later again?



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    Re: TORNADO EMERGENCY CHEROKEE, IOWA

    I'm from Cherokee. All my family still lives there. I just got off the phone with my parents, sounds like the storm moved passed the south side of Cherokee and the damage wasn't nearly as bad as predicted.


    Now that MBB is back, do we still have to pretend that WBB matters?

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    Re: TORNADO EMERGENCY CHEROKEE, IOWA

    Quote Originally Posted by Agclone91 View Post
    So are you thinking that this line of storms will be the only severe one for the night, or should we expect more to fire up to the west later again?
    That western line should be it for severe weather.



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    Re: TORNADO EMERGENCY CHEROKEE, IOWA

    Quote Originally Posted by FDWxMan View Post
    That western line should be it for severe weather.
    Good deal.

    Just started raining here in Carroll a few minutes ago.



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    Re: TORNADO EMERGENCY CHEROKEE, IOWA

    Anyone from the Spencer area? Brothers family is up that way for nephews game if anyone has updates. Thanks


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    Re: TORNADO EMERGENCY CHEROKEE, IOWA

    Wayne, NE got it pretty bad.

    Quimby, IA got it as well.

    Dont think Spencer got it this time.



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    Re: TORNADO EMERGENCY CHEROKEE, IOWA

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott34 View Post
    Anyone from the Spencer area? Brothers family is up that way for nephews game if anyone has updates. Thanks
    They moved all the students into the locker rooms about a half hour ago to seek shelter.

    Getting some rain and lightning, but the possible tornado is farther SE in Clay County over to Buena Vista county. Tornado Warning for Clay doesn't actually include Spencer.



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    Re: TORNADO EMERGENCY CHEROKEE, IOWA

    Is Des Moines/Ankeny suppose to get hit, or are they going to die off before they get here?



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    Re: TORNADO EMERGENCY CHEROKEE, IOWA

    Quote Originally Posted by CarlHungus View Post
    Is Des Moines/Ankeny suppose to get hit, or are they going to die off before they get here?
    I don't think severe weather will be an issue here. Too far away from the low/triple point, and not far enough south to get the right forcing/convergence along the front.

    Essentially lined up at a bad angle to get maximum forcing with the cold front.



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