Northwest Iowa — Severe storms rumbled through the northwest Iowa area early on the morning of August 5th. The reports were mainly of high winds, hail, lightning, thunder, and heavy rain.
According to reports from the National Weather Service, winds in the area were in excess of seventy miles per hour as the thunderstorm moved through.
At 2:40 am, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending near Rock Rapids to near Hudson, moving southeast at 25 miles per hour. Later at 3:06 am, severe thunderstorms were located near Sheldon, to six miles south of Alton, moving east at 60 miles per hour.
The storm passed through Sheldon starting around 3:10 am, and the tornado siren sounded due to the high winds. Accompanying the the storm was heavy rain, where .8 inches of rain fell in a short time. The storm then continued to Sanborn and Archer by 3:15 am, then Marcus, Paullina, Hinton, and Primghar at 3:20 am. Cleghorn around 3:25 am, and near Sutherland and Larrabee at around 3:30 am.
The severe thunderstorm warning concluded at 3:45 am, Sunday morning.
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