Thursday, November 12, 2015

Swift Iowa storms wreak havoc across state ...

"Tornadoes are rare in November, according to a weather service report. The last time multiple tornadoes were reported in November in Iowa was Nov. 12, 2005, when a string of storms rampaged through central Iowa. Woodward and Stratford were hit hardest; a woman died in Stratford, the only person ever killed by an Iowa tornado in November. A tornado warning in Ames prompted the evacuation of Jack Trice Stadium hours before an Iowa State University football game.

A total of 12 tornadoes were confirmed that night. Before 2005, the last report of a November tornado in Iowa was one tornado on Nov. 29, 1991.