Four runners caught outside in severe wind-driven hail storm near Grinnell
Tuesday, 06 April 2010 23:00

The Grinnell storm I chased yesterday apparently hailed on four runners who were caught outside. Ouch. Now imagine how things would go if it was hailing baseballs and you were "seeking shelter" in a ditch from a tornado. Yikes. The Grinnell storm also caused quite a swath of wind damage as it passed through. Here's the preliminary report from the NWS about the event. Peaks winds of 95-105mph caused the walls to blow out of a couple of garages and blew the vehicles off of I-80. Interesting start to the season but the tornado count so far this year is hovering around the 50-year minimum.

 
 

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