IEM Daily Feature
Wednesday, 02 June 2010

Engulfed Iowa

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 05:16 AM

The featured infrared satellite image is from Tuesday evening showing Iowa covered by a cloud shield produced from a mesoscale convective system (MCS). This storm system brought heavy rain, big hail, and even a few tornados to the state and it continues to exist this Wednesday morning. This type of storm complex is common for Iowa during the summer time and the frequently occur during the night time as warm and moist air from the Gulf of Mexico is pumped north.

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