Northwest, Iowa — The spring severe weather season kicked off Sunday, with severe thunderstorms rumbling across northwest Iowa.
At 2:35 Sunday afternoon the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the KIWA listening area that was in effect until 10:00 pm.
About 5:30 Sunday evening a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for southeastern O’Brien County, calling for the potential of wind gusts of up to 60 mph, along with half-dollar sized hail.
As the storm continued to move from southwest to northeast through northwest Iowa, Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued for west central Cherokee County at 6:45 pm, and then O’Brien and Osceola Counties at 8:45 Sunday evening.
When the storm moved through the Sheldon area it was accompanied by frequent thunder and lightning, along with brief heavy rains.
Thankfully, as of early Monday morning, we have heard no reports of injuries or damage from these severe storms.