(Des Moines) A nasty Thunderstorm swept through the area Sunday afternoon bringing with hail and high wind gusts.
“Carbon had three inch diameter hail, near Creston nickel sized hail, one inch hail in Villisca, and Shenandoah had one inch hail reported,” stated Roger Vahalic, with the National Weather Service in Des Moines.
“It was what we call a pretty bad storm that moved through the southwestern counties and it was the same system that came up and started to produce the wind damage reports and possible tornado in parts of the Des Moines area,” said Vahalic.
Meanwhile, Vahalic says southwest Iowa will be spared of any severe weather today.
“No... we do have some rough weather ahead for parts of Iowa today but it looks like the southwestern counties will not likely to see anything this afternoon.”
A crew from the National Weather Service out of Des Moines is currently investigating that storm that left a trail of damage from Earlham, through northeast Dallas County, and continued through northern Polk before ending in southern Story County. Their mission is to find out if indeed it was a tornado that caused damage to trees and power lines or whether it was just straight line winds.
May 20, 2013