What part of Iowa has the most tornadoes?

What part of Iowa has the most tornadoes?

The region of most tornado occurrence is to the south and west of Iowa, peaking in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Where is Tornado Alley in Iowa?

Although the official boundaries of Tornado Alley are not clearly defined, its core extends from northern Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa along with South Dakota. Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and western Ohio are sometimes included in Tornado Alley.

What counties in Iowa have the most tornadoes?

The majority of tornadoes took place in central and western Iowa, with only 7 total falling within counties in the KCRG-TV9 viewing area. Three tracks crossed through parts of Howard County, 2 in Floyd County, 2 in Franklin County, and 1 in Chickasaw County.

Is Iowa in Tornado Alley?

Tornado alley is a cluster of states in the midwestern US where tornadoes are most likely to occur. Tornado alley is typically identified as including parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Indiana, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, and Ohio.

What was the worst tornado in Iowa?

Tornado outbreak of May 1968

An F5 tornado near Charles City, Iowa on May 15, 1968
Duration May 15–16, 1968
Tornadoes confirmed 46 confirmed
Max. rating1 F5 tornado
Duration of tornado outbreak2 27 hours, 32 minutes

How often do tornadoes hit Iowa?

On average, the state is hit by about 50 tornadoes annually. The recent La Niña in the Pacific Ocean is bringing tornadoes to Iowa.

What month does Iowa have the most tornadoes?

There have been 35 tornadoes in Iowa as of April 20, about 25 more than the average number for this time of year, said Iowa State University meteorology professor William Gallus. The typical peak tornado months of May and June have yet to arrive.

When was the last F5 tornado in Iowa?

Prior to the Parkersburg tornado, the last F5/EF5 tornado in Iowa occurred in Jordan (Story County) on June 13, 1976.

Has Iowa ever had an F5 tornado?

The tornado was the first F5 or EF5 tornado in Iowa since one hit Jordan on June 13, 1976 and the second deadliest in Iowa since official record-keeping began in 1950. The deadliest tornado affected the Charles City area on May 15, 1968 and killed 13 while producing F5 damage.

How many tornadoes has Iowa had in 2020?

Yearly Summary in Iowa

Year # of Tornadoes Crop Damage
2020 31 $8,500
2019 59 $6,000
2018 76 $31,600
2017 68 $229,000