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The chance of earthquake damage in Beaverdale is about the same as Iowa average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Beaverdale is lower than Iowa average and is higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #167

Beaverdale, IA
0.01
Iowa
0.00
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

Beaverdale, IA
0.0000
Iowa
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #807

Beaverdale, IA
202.40
Iowa
236.74
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 3,723 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Beaverdale, IA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:24Cold:52Dense Fog:43Drought:36
Dust Storm:0Flood:469Hail:945Heat:25Heavy Snow:76
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:52Landslide:0Strong Wind:77
Thunderstorm Winds:1,405Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:115Winter Weather:125
Other:279 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Beaverdale, IA.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Beaverdale, IA.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Beaverdale, IA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 76 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Beaverdale, IA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.31965-08-25340°52'N / 91°18'W3.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Des Moines
5.31977-05-04240°52'N / 91°18'W2.00 Miles10 Yards0025K0Des Moines
8.61967-01-24240°42'N / 91°14'W40°45'N / 91°12'W3.00 Miles200 Yards04250K0Lee
10.21966-05-23240°58'N / 91°11'W41°01'N / 91°07'W4.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Des Moines
10.81974-05-13241°00'N / 91°09'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Des Moines
10.91960-03-29240°40'N / 91°20'W40°46'N / 91°18'W6.60 Miles200 Yards003K0Lee
12.01967-01-24340°40'N / 91°19'W40°42'N / 91°14'W4.30 Miles300 Yards16250K0Lee
14.51967-04-30240°38'N / 91°19'W40°40'N / 91°16'W2.30 Miles400 Yards00250K0Lee
15.61954-04-30240°40'N / 91°30'W40°48'N / 91°25'W9.90 Miles200 Yards01250K0Lee
16.41967-01-24240°51'N / 90°56'W40°55'N / 90°51'W5.70 Miles77 Yards0025K0Henderson
19.61977-05-04240°58'N / 91°33'W41°00'N / 91°31'W01250K0Henry
21.31977-05-04240°47'N / 91°36'W2.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Lee
24.02003-05-10240°32'N / 91°35'W40°38'N / 91°25'W11.50 Miles200 Yards001.0M0Lee
 Brief Description: Tornado developed 1.5 miles west of Argyle at 1728 CST and moved northeast for 11.5 miles before dissipating 1.3 miles North of Viele at 1747 CST. A maximum rating of F2 was noted just west of Argyle where a house was turned approximately 120 degrees and moved 25 to 40 feet off its foundation. Three teens ran inside the house and sought shelter, 2 in an interior bathroom and the other under the stairs. Three large trees on the back edge of the property stopped the house and likely prevented the teens from being injured or killed. The remainder of the damage path saw F0 and F1 damage.
24.51967-04-21240°53'N / 91°56'W41°04'N / 91°21'W32.80 Miles100 Yards00250K0Van Buren
24.61967-01-24241°12'N / 91°17'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0125K0Louisa
25.81970-05-09241°13'N / 91°17'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Louisa
26.81963-04-18241°02'N / 90°45'W0025K0Warren
29.51959-05-09340°54'N / 91°46'W41°09'N / 91°40'W17.80 Miles250 Yards00250K0Jefferson
30.01959-05-09340°52'N / 91°47'W40°54'N / 91°46'W01250K0Van Buren
30.72007-06-01341°16'N / 91°11'W41°19'N / 91°07'W6.00 Miles774 Yards011.0M0KLouisa
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down on the southern edge of Grandview. It moved through the center of town intensifying in rural areas as it approached the county line. In Grandview, several homes sustained severe damage. North of Grandview, about 1.5 miles, a farm house was completely destroyed. Other homes and trees along the path sustained damage. The tornado crossed the Louisa-Muscatine county line just south of Fruitland, IA. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A line of thunderstorms pivoted northeast into parts of southeast Iowa during the mid-morning hours of June 1st. Much of the area was just breaking out of a blanket of dense fog where visibilities dropped to less than a quarter mile. Dew point temperatures were in the middle 60s to around 70 degrees. The line of storms appeared to become more broken through the late morning hours, while the area from Iowa City to Waterloo appeared to stratify out into a large area of showers. Just before 12:00 pm CDT, rapid intensification of storm cells on the southeast end of the original line occurred as it moved into northern portions of Louisa County. A tornado touched down just south of Grandview, IA and moved northeast through Fruitland, IA and on to the southwest parts of Muscatine, IA. The tornado then lifted and as the storm cell continued to move northeast across Muscatine County. The super-cell re-intensified as it entered the southeast part of Cedar County just before 1 pm producing a brief tornado near Wilton, IA. The storm then moved across northwest parts of Scott County and Clinton County producing damaging wind gusts and large hail. The super-cell continued northeast into Jackson County producing a tornado near Bellevue around 2:30 pm, which moved across the Mississippi River into Jo Daviess County before lifting. The storm produced yet another tornado just south of Scales Mound, IL around 3:15 pm before moving into southwest Wisconsin and dissipating. During the early afternoon hours, additional storms strengthened on the south end of the original line of storms, which went on to produce wind damage and large hail as they moved through northwest Illinois through the late afternoon hours.
30.71998-06-18241°06'N / 90°48'W41°11'N / 90°43'W6.00 Miles880 Yards00110K0Mercer
 Brief Description: The tornado damaged several rural home sites. Northeast of Seaton damage was noted to farm buildings and a silo. South of Aledo seven power lines poles were snapped, and a farmhouse 4 miles west of Aledo was destroyed. The tornado also damaged or destroyed farm buildings, roofs and chimneys south of Aledo.
30.91999-04-05240°38'N / 90°41'W40°41'N / 90°39'W3.00 Miles100 Yards003K0Warren
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down along Highway 9 southwest of Good Hope snapping several trees. From there the tornado moved northeast across Town Fork Creek damaging several trees in a densely wooded area and snapping two large trees along a county road. Damage along this path was rated F0. As the tornado continued northeast it moved through plowed farmland and approached a homestead along north-south county road west of Good Hope. The house sustained no structural damage, but several outbuildings suffered substantial damage. An older concrete block hog house was destroyed while the roof and sides of a new machine shed were torn off. A grain bin was blown about 500 yards from the home site into a neighboring field. Damage along this path was rated F2. For the next several miles the tornado tracked through plowed farmland snapping a few trees and blowing over several fences. The tornado then approached US Highway 67 just south of the McDonough-Warren County line. The tornado snapped two very large oak trees at a homestead with one landing on the house. It continued on a northeast track snapping several trees and damaging a roof on a homestead just south of the county line. Damage along this path was rated F1. The tornado then crossed from McDonough county into Warren county just east of highway 67. As the tornado continued northeast it hit a group of farm buildings north of the county line. Three of the buildings sustained major damage. A corn crib was blown on it's side while the roof of a barn and shed were destroyed. Damage along this path was rated F1. The tornado tracked into the south side of Swan Creek destroying a grain elevator. Just northeast of the elevator the walls of a concrete block machine shop were blown in and the building was completely destroyed. As is continued northeast it toppled several trees and antennae. Other damage in Swan Creek included two porches torn off homesteads and two roofs lifted, but not pulled off homesteads. Damage along this path was rated F2. The tornado continued northeast and lifted just north of town.
32.31959-09-26240°54'N / 90°38'W40°57'N / 90°33'W4.90 Miles300 Yards10250K0Warren
32.31954-04-30240°48'N / 91°25'W41°50'N / 90°57'W75.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Des Moines
32.41999-04-05240°32'N / 90°43'W40°37'N / 90°41'W6.40 Miles100 Yards006K0Mcdonough
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down along Highway 9 southwest of Good Hope snapping several trees. From there the tornado moved northeast across Town Fork Creek damaging several trees in a densely wooded area and snapping two large trees along a county road. Damage along this path was rated F0. As the tornado continued northeast it moved through plowed farmland and approached a homestead along north-south county road west of Good Hope. The house sustained no structural damage, but several outbuildings suffered substantial damage. An older concrete block hog house was destroyed while the roof and sides of a new machine shed were torn off. A grain bin was blown about 500 yards from the home site into a neighboring field. Damage along this path was rated F2. For the next several miles the tornado tracked through plowed farmland snapping a few trees and blowing over several fences. The tornado then approached US Highway 67 just south of the McDonough-Warren County line. The tornado snapped two very large oak trees at a homestead with one landing on the house. It continued on a northeast track snapping several trees and damaging a roof on a homestead just south of the county line. Damage along this path was rated F1. The tornado then crossed from McDonough county into Warren county just east of highway 67. As the tornado continued northeast it hit a group of farm buildings north of the county line. Three of the buildings sustained major damage. A corn crib was blown on it's side while the roof of a barn and shed were destroyed. Damage along this path was rated F1. The tornado tracked into the south side of Swan Creek destroying a grain elevator. Just northeast of the elevator the walls of a concrete block machine shop were blown in and the building was completely destroyed. As is continued northeast it toppled several trees and antennae. Other damage in Swan Creek included two porches torn off homesteads and two roofs lifted, but not pulled off homesteads. Damage along this path was rated F2. The tornado continued northeast and lifted just north of town.
33.31964-08-20240°41'N / 91°48'W0.30 Mile50 Yards00250K0Van Buren
33.41964-04-26240°36'N / 91°45'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Van Buren
33.41957-05-21340°30'N / 90°48'W40°37'N / 90°35'W13.70 Miles120 Yards00250K0Mcdonough
33.61999-04-08340°21'N / 91°27'W40°25'N / 91°20'W7.50 Miles200 Yards0015.0M0Hancock
 Brief Description: A tornado developed just west of Warsaw in Hancock County and produced F2 damage to homes in the south part of the community. 2 homes were destroyed while another 30 structures suffered damage, including the high school track and football field and fairgrounds. Trees and branches were blown down in many parts of town. The tornado moved northeast into Hamilton where F3 damage occurred. The tornado destroyed or damaged 144 homes and businesses amounting to 10 million dollars in total damage. 4 people suffered minor injuries. The KHQA-TV tower and KOKX radio tower were destroyed. Governor George Ryan declared Hancock County a state disaster area. The tornado weakened and lifted just northeast of Hamilton. Strong thunderstorms continued over much of Hamilton County in the wake of the tornado producing torrential rain and water over various roads in town.
33.81967-01-24241°18'N / 91°22'W41°21'N / 91°20'W3.00 Miles250 Yards000K0Louisa
35.11975-11-09241°15'N / 91°37'W0025K0Washington
35.41988-05-08241°10'N / 91°49'W41°20'N / 91°26'W19.00 Miles60 Yards0025.0M0Washington
35.61970-05-09241°18'N / 91°32'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Washington
36.42003-05-10240°12'N / 91°20'W40°27'N / 90°55'W28.40 Miles200 Yards00400K0Hancock
 Brief Description: Tornado developed in Adams County (WFO LSX) and moved northeast, entering Hancock county 1.2 miles southeast of Tioga at 1749 CST. The tornado moved in a northeast direction for 10.7 miles, passing 2.5 miles south of Basco where F2 damage was noted, and then turned slightly right. The tornado continued northeast for 17.7 miles, passing 1.2 miles south of Bentley and exited into McDonough County 3.9 miles SE of Fountain Green at 1830 CST. Most damage along the path in Hancock County was F0 and F1. The tornado was on the ground for a total of 28.4 miles in Hancock County.
36.91988-05-08241°20'N / 91°26'W41°23'N / 91°24'W7.00 Miles60 Yards0025.0M0Louisa
37.62007-06-01341°19'N / 91°07'W41°27'N / 91°01'W10.00 Miles774 Yards0615.0M0KMuscatine
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado entered into Muscatine County from Louisa County just south of Fruitland, IA. It progressed to the northeast through the center of Fruitland destroying the post office and city hall building, numerous homes, and overturning some railroad cars. The tornado weakened as it approached the southwest portions of Muscatine. In Muscatine, the western sections of town had varying degrees of damage, which was mainly confined to roof damage. At a car dealership, some cars were displaced. The tornado eventually lifted on the northeast side of Muscatine near the junction of highways 22 and 61. Debris from Muscatine and Fruitland fell in Lowden, IA. Some personal papers were found 1 to 4 miles northwest of Lowden. Lowden is approximately 30 miles NNE of Muscatine. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A line of thunderstorms pivoted northeast into parts of southeast Iowa during the mid-morning hours of June 1st. Much of the area was just breaking out of a blanket of dense fog where visibilities dropped to less than a quarter mile. Dew point temperatures were in the middle 60s to around 70 degrees. The line of storms appeared to become more broken through the late morning hours, while the area from Iowa City to Waterloo appeared to stratify out into a large area of showers. Just before 12:00 pm CDT, rapid intensification of storm cells on the southeast end of the original line occurred as it moved into northern portions of Louisa County. A tornado touched down just south of Grandview, IA and moved northeast through Fruitland, IA and on to the southwest parts of Muscatine, IA. The tornado then lifted and as the storm cell continued to move northeast across Muscatine County. The super-cell re-intensified as it entered the southeast part of Cedar County just before 1 pm producing a brief tornado near Wilton, IA. The storm then moved across northwest parts of Scott County and Clinton County producing damaging wind gusts and large hail. The super-cell continued northeast into Jackson County producing a tornado near Bellevue around 2:30 pm, which moved across the Mississippi River into Jo Daviess County before lifting. The storm produced yet another tornado just south of Scales Mound, IL around 3:15 pm before moving into southwest Wisconsin and dissipating. During the early afternoon hours, additional storms strengthened on the south end of the original line of storms, which went on to produce wind damage and large hail as they moved through northwest Illinois through the late afternoon hours.
37.71974-04-13340°16'N / 91°29'W40°23'N / 91°20'W11.00 Miles700 Yards002.5M0Hancock
38.81973-05-01340°25'N / 91°44'W40°27'N / 91°40'W3.60 Miles440 Yards2202.5M0Clark
39.31973-04-21241°16'N / 90°50'W41°20'N / 90°39'W10.20 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Mercer
39.41974-04-13240°18'N / 90°55'W40°26'N / 90°41'W15.20 Miles500 Yards00250K0Mcdonough
39.51967-04-21341°00'N / 91°56'W000K0Jefferson
39.61978-08-15341°16'N / 90°47'W41°20'N / 90°41'W6.40 Miles77 Yards00250K0Mercer
40.11967-04-16340°42'N / 92°06'W40°54'N / 91°50'W19.40 Miles500 Yards2162.5M0Van Buren
40.21974-04-13240°17'N / 91°30'W40°19'N / 91°25'W4.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Clark
40.52006-04-02241°18'N / 91°42'W41°18'N / 91°42'W1.00 Mile75 Yards0025K0Washington
 Brief Description: Rated F2 A supercell spawned a tornado on the west side of Washington at West Main Street and moved northeast for 1 mile. A garage was competely unroofed and a shed was destroyed. Numerous trees were snapped along the path and metal sheeting was torn off a business near the end of the path. Near environmental, model, and radar data suggests that if the subcloud layer could have been slighly more unstable, a much stronger tornado would probably have occurred causing significant damage.
40.82006-04-02240°45'N / 92°00'W40°47'N / 91°57'W3.00 Miles100 Yards0030K0Van Buren
 Brief Description: Rated F2. Tornado touched down about 0.5 miles west of Pittsburg near a cemetery and continued northeast for 3 miles just along the west edge of the Des Moines River. Along this path, 2 homes were unroofed and 4 outbuildings were destroyed. Many trees were snapped or uprooted and power poles were blown down.
41.21964-04-21340°25'N / 90°44'W40°30'N / 90°29'W14.10 Miles17 Yards0025K0Mcdonough
41.41974-06-14341°18'N / 90°35'W40°56'N / 90°24'W26.90 Miles440 Yards010K0Mercer
41.91974-06-14340°56'N / 90°24'W40°43'N / 90°24'W14.90 Miles33 Yards010K0Knox
42.01998-05-15341°17'N / 91°44'W41°28'N / 91°29'W18.00 Miles400 Yards0289.0M0Washington
 Brief Description: A tornado developed two miles Southwest of Washington Iowa and produced a 30 mile long continuous path of damage and debris as it moved to the Northeast at nearly 30 mph. The tornado weakened and lifted before reaching I-80 near West Branch Iowa shortly before 6pm. The tornado continued Northeast across Cedar County Iowa producing another 15 miles of isolated damage...not continuous. The storm producing this tornado continued Northeast producing a brief touchdown one mile west of Oxford Mills Iowa near the intersection of county roads E53 and X64. Another brief touchdown occurred south of Dubuque near Zwingle Iowa before the storm moved into Wisconsin. In Washington Iowa extensive damage was reported to businesses, a church, numerous homes, an apartment complex housing elderly residents and a livestock sale barn. Fourteen single family homes were destroyed, another fourteen received major damage and forty five reported minor damage. Three multi-family housing units were destroyed and two received major damage. Twenty six detached units (sheds and garages) were destroyed or sustained major damage. Across Washington county fourteen farmsteads were hit by the tornado with damage ranging from moderate to heavy. Utility damage was listed at $218,000. In the city of Washington twenty seven individuals sustained minor injuries requiring medical treatment. One person was hospitalized for treatment of injuries he received when his automobile was picked up and rolled over by the tornado. In Johnson County twenty miles of power lines and poles were damaged, fifteen roads were closed due to debris and one bridge was destroyed. Six residences were destroyed, eight more sustained minor the major damage, and three farms were affected. Seventeen people were treated and released for injuries in Johnson County. In Cedar County moderate to heavy damage was reported to five different properties as the tornado destroyed a home, barns, grain bins, machine and hog sheds, a hog nursery and a chicken coop. Two persons near Downey suffered injuries requiring stitches when bricks and debris fell upon them while they were taking shelter in their basement.
42.51959-09-27240°28'N / 90°36'W40°33'N / 90°27'W9.40 Miles200 Yards01250K0Mcdonough
42.61974-04-13240°14'N / 90°57'W40°18'N / 90°55'W4.30 Miles500 Yards0102.5M0Hancock
42.62006-04-13241°16'N / 90°37'W41°16'N / 90°35'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0030K0Mercer
 Brief Description: Rated low F2 Tornado developed just east of 240th Street at 2107 CST and tracked generally east across the far northern part of Matherville and dissipated just west of U.S. 67 east of Matherville at 2111 CST. Two homes had roof damage done to them with the sheriff's office indicating one house was completely unroofed.
42.91988-05-08240°55'N / 92°09'W41°10'N / 91°49'W27.00 Miles60 Yards0025.0M0Jefferson
43.21978-08-15341°20'N / 90°41'W41°21'N / 90°42'W00250K0Rock Island
43.71954-04-30240°17'N / 91°44'W40°24'N / 91°40'W8.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Boone
44.41975-11-09240°54'N / 92°06'W41°00'N / 91°59'W8.80 Miles33 Yards03250K0Jefferson
44.61982-09-13240°59'N / 92°11'W41°01'N / 91°53'W13.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Jefferson
44.81973-09-30340°14'N / 90°56'W000K0Hancock
44.81982-03-12240°20'N / 90°41'W0125K0Mcdonough
45.11995-05-13240°28'N / 92°01'W40°30'N / 91°49'W8.00 Miles200 Yards03630K0Clark
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near Arbela damaging at least half a dozen moble homes at a camp ground. As it moved east, just north of Highway 136, several homes, businesses, barns, and outbuildings were destroyed. Two people were slightly injured when the windows in their car shattered as the vehicle was tossed around by the tornado. A woman was injured in the Granger area when the roof of her home was torn off and a 2x6 support beam fell in. The tornado crossed the county line around 1430 CST and leveled a home and nearby farm before dissipating over an open field northeast of Luray.
45.41989-04-27240°44'N / 92°10'W41°56'N / 91°25'W12.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Van Buren
45.41974-06-14341°23'N / 90°40'W41°18'N / 90°35'W6.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Rock Island
45.42008-04-10240°43'N / 92°03'W40°45'N / 92°04'W2.00 Miles220 Yards00150K0KVan Buren
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 tornado moved northeast from just southeast of Lebanon to just northeast of Lebanon during the early evening of April 10th. A wine shed and mobile home were destroyed. The top was ripped off of a silo and the second story of a winery was damaged. A house sustained minor structural damage and several large trees were topped off. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Heavy rain-producing thunderstorms moved across Northeast Missouri, Eastern Iowa, and west central & northwest Illinois during the late afternoon and evening hours of April 10th. Some of the storms produced tornadoes ranging in intensity from EF0 to EF2.
46.01967-01-24340°52'N / 92°05'W25.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Van Buren
46.11974-04-13241°12'N / 90°27'W0.10 Mile20 Yards0025K0Mercer
47.11990-03-08240°12'N / 90°57'W40°12'N / 90°54'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Hancock
47.11959-05-09341°12'N / 91°59'W41°17'N / 91°54'W6.60 Miles200 Yards00250K0Keokuk
47.41975-11-09240°53'N / 92°07'W40°54'N / 92°06'W00250K0Van Buren
47.52001-06-14241°28'N / 90°48'W41°28'N / 90°48'W0.10 Mile200 Yards0000Muscatine
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down at 501 pm CST, around a half mile east/northeast of Montpelier, near Highway 22 and the Muscatine/Scott County line. The tornado then tracked northeast into Scott County, was on the ground about 6.5 miles, and was 200 yards wide. The tornado ripped the roof off of three homes in Blue Grass, and produced lesser damage to many other homes. Three people in Blue Grass sustained minor injuries. The tornado produced F2 damage in the area around Normandy Street in Blue Grass, before lifting 2.5 miles northeast of the community at 506 pm CST.
47.92008-04-25241°31'N / 91°15'W41°34'N / 91°07'W7.00 Miles150 Yards00200K0KMuscatine
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down 5.2 miles northeast of Nichols and tracked to the northeast before lifting 2 miles west of Moscow. The EF2 tornado was on the ground for 6.5 miles, had maximum winds to 115 mph and was 150 yards wide. There were 5 farmsteads that were hit by the tornado, but no injuries were reported. Siding and shingles of two homes were peeled off. Outbuildings were damaged, a machine shed and grain bin destroyed, and a wooden swingset toppled. Utility poles were snapped or blown down, while several trees were snapped or uprooted. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Strong low pressure tracked from western Kansas to western Wisconsin on April 24-25, 2008. A warm front moving across the region brought heavy rain and flash flooding to areas north of I-80. Then an impressive cold front swept across eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois. This front triggered severe thunderstorms which produced two tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds.
48.02003-05-10240°08'N / 91°30'W40°13'N / 91°21'W10.00 Miles300 Yards0400Adams
 Brief Description: The tornado that hit Canton, Missouri crossed the Mississippi River Lock and Dam 20 just southwest of Meyer. The tornado was weak, F0 in intensity, as it moved east northeast across the Illinois flood plain causing only sporadic tree damage. The tornado began to strengthen as it moved off the flood plain and severely damaged a home and garage along County Road 603 about 1 mile southwest of Lima. The tornado reached its maximum strength just southwest of Lima where it caused major damage. The tornado cut a 200-300 yard wide path of damage across the north side of Lima. About 40-50 structures were damaged by the tornado. Several barns and similar type buildings were destroyed as were 2 mobile homes. One frame house lost its entire roof with several others suffering major roof damage. There were only 4 injuries as everyone took shelter in basements or interior rooms.
48.51973-04-20340°26'N / 92°03'W40°33'N / 91°57'W9.50 Miles440 Yards00250K0Scotland
48.81974-04-13241°14'N / 90°25'W0.10 Mile17 Yards013K0Mercer
49.51961-05-14339°43'N / 91°18'W40°43'N / 90°13'W89.60 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Pike
49.61967-05-07241°32'N / 90°54'W41°29'N / 90°45'W8.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Muscatine


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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