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Watch Iowa Tornado Video That Went Viral

13 Jul 2017, 4:12 pm

Earlier in the evening on Tuesday, a supercell thunderstorm rapidly developed and produced a tornado near Conroy, IA in Iowa county. This storm also produced torrential rain, large hail, and numerous lightning strikes as it slowly tracked east.

On Wednesday, the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities surveyed the damage left behind from the tornado. After completion of this survey, the NWS rated the tornado as an EF-1 with max winds of 105-mph. The EF-1 tornado touched down northeast of Williamsburg and produced damaged to mainly trees and crops along its 4.6 mile path. Two houses sustained damage to windows and siding. One farm outbuilding lost part of it’s roof, and another was partially destroyed.

In the 2 minute, 8 second clip captured by 44-year-old Aaron Meyer of Conroy, which was first obtained by the Iowa Storm Chasing Network, you can see the tornado rolling through open fields near the small town. The video has more than 4.5 million views and over 73,000 shares, only 48 hours after being posted.


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