Fact Sheet: Severe Thunderstroms, 2011

(2011) Fact Sheet: Severe Thunderstroms, 2011. Iowa Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management


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Severe thunderstorms frequently visit Iowa year. Each year on average Iowa sees about 48 tornadoes, tens of flash flood events, hundreds of severe thunderstorms and thousands of non-severe thunderstorms. By definition, a severe thunderstorm must contain hail that is one inch in diameter or larger, straight line winds of 58 mph or stronger and/or a tornado. The National Weather Service issues severe thunderstorm and tornado watches and warnings for severe thunderstorms.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Sever thunderstroms, Flash Floods, Flood, hail
Subjects: Public Safety and consumer protection > Public safety > Emergency management
Natural Disasters > Thunderstorm
Natural Disasters
Natural Disasters > Flood
ID Code: 11596
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 31 Oct 2011 14:56
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2011 14:56
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/11596