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Agclone91

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The temperature at which the air must cool to become saturated dropped from 70 to 55. This indicates much drier air is now in place.
I thought that's all she was saying, but the shocked emoji made it seem like it had more significance. Seemed like a good thing to me so I thought I was missing something.
 

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I thought that's all she was saying, but the shocked emoji made it seem like it had more significance. Seemed like a good thing to me so I thought I was missing something.
I mean that is a big drop especially without much if any temp drop or any precipitation.
 

MNCYWX

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US 34 and points southward to the MO border through 7 PM. Narrow window in southern Iowa for storms. But the ones that do form (like ones we've seen) will be potent hail producers. Baseball size hail in southern Appanoose County already. Softball near Lancaster, MO.

DSM misses out on this one.
 

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On this date in 1976, the tornado Dr. Fujita called the most violent tornado he had seen hit Jordan, Iowa. At one point two tornado's spun next to each other. One having the classic cyclonic spin.....the other an anti-cyclonic spin. In today's terms...........INSANE, EPIC, HISTORIC.

It was the cherry on the top of two straight days of INSANE, EPIC, HISTORIC severe weather over Iowa.

And jumping ahead, June 18th is the 50 anniversary (1974) of the INSANE F4 tornado that plowed through Ankeny taking 2 lives.

Those 70's were EPIC years for severe weather in Iowa.
 

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On this date in 1976, the tornado Dr. Fujita called the most violent tornado he had seen hit Jordan, Iowa. At one point two tornado's spun next to each other. One having the classic cyclonic spin.....the other an anti-cyclonic spin. In today's terms...........INSANE, EPIC, HISTORIC.

It was the cherry on the top of two straight days of INSANE, EPIC, HISTORIC severe weather over Iowa.

And jumping ahead, June 18th is the 50 anniversary (1974) of the INSANE F4 tornado that plowed through Ankeny taking 2 lives.

Those 70's were EPIC years for severe weather in Iowa.
I wonder what type of warning people got back then. Probably nothing? Not like today where you can follow the radar and be like "Oh we're good, it's 3 blocks south of here, nothing to worry about.
 
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motorcy90

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I wonder what type of warning people got back then. Probably nothing? Not like today where you can follow the radar and be like "Oh we're good, it's 3 blocks south of here, nothing to worry about.
if it was 3 blocks south I would be on the deck watching or on the roof for the best view. though 3 blocks south here is open corn field, though could potentially hook just east of town in that scenario (classic S to NE movement scenario).