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State’s 2016 Tornado Numbers Below Average

Statewide Iowa — Very few twisters have been spotted in the state so far this year. Meteorologist Craig Cogil at the National Weather Service says the spring and summer months have been relatively quiet in Iowa the past three years.

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While last year had a slow start, there were eventually 58 tornadoes reported statewide. Cogil was asked if there’s a reason why the number is again so low this year.


Cogil says Iowans need to be watchful for the potential for severe weather now and through the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.


See the forecast for your area at weather.gov.

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