IEM Daily Feature
Friday, 10 May 2013

The Last Tornado Warning

Posted: 10 May 2013 05:15 AM

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The Des Moines NWS Office released a statement yesterday noting that a tornado has not been reported in the state since 24 May 2012. Since 1950, this is the second longest streak on record for Iowa and only a few days away from the longest tornado-less streak back in 1955-1956. The featured map presents the number of days since the last tornado warning by NWS Office. For the Des Moines and Davenport offices, it has been over a year since the last tornado warning. Interestingly, this drought extends southwest to offices like Pleasant Hill (Kansas City) and Topeka, which are certainly in the traditional "Tornado Alley".

Good = 172
Bad = 19

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