IEM Daily Feature
Monday, 28 August 2017

Harvey Tornado Warnings

Posted: 28 Aug 2017 04:24 AM

Tropical Storm Harvey continues to absolutely pound SE Texas. While the mind blowing amounts of rain have, rightly so, garnered the vast amount of public attention, Harvey has also produced an extreme number of storms warranting tornado warnings. The NWS Houston office has been at the epicenter of this and has issued a prodigious amount of warnings over the past three days. The featured chart displays IEM computed maximum number of tornado warnings issued over a three day period. The chart also displays the maximum number for the local Iowa offices between 1996 and 2017 for comparison. Even just considering the 73 warnings issued on Sunday by Houston, this total is substantially higher than anything here in Iowa over all three days combined.

Good = 8
Bad = 1

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