Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 4.89 Miles
-- Width 250 Yards
State IOWA
County/Area MONONA
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2013-10-04 17:02:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2SW ALBATON
Begin Lat/Lon 42.1536/-96.3305
End Date 2013-10-04 17:14:00.0 CST-6
End Location 3NNE ALBATON
End Lat/Lon 42.2148/-96.2826
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative The same powerful storm system that produced severe weather across eastern Nebraska on October 3rd remain in the area on the 4th. A strong area of low pressure moved from eastern Colorado into southern South Dakota during the day. As this occurred, a dry line was sweeping across central and into eastern Nebraska. A warm front continued to lift north into northeast Nebraska and western Iowa by late afternoon. With unseasonably warm and moist air in the region the atmosphere became strongly unstable. This instability coupled with a strong wind field associated with the powerful storm system and created and environment favorable for significant severe weather. Supercells developed near the intersection of the dry line and warm front over northeast Nebraska during the afternoon and tracked northeast. The supercells were responsible for large hail, damaging winds, and significant tornadoes. Other isolated thunderstorms developed south along the dry line into western Iowa producing very large hail and damaging winds during the evening of the 4th.
Event Narrative This tornado continued from Thurston County in northeast Nebraska and into Monona County. The damage in Monona County was generally confined to soft wood trees, but one farmstead did receive minor out building damage. The EF2 damage occurred as the tornado crossed 100th street were several power poles were snapped off at the base. The tornado then exited Monona County into Woodbury County.


Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.

All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALBATON MONONA CO. IA 10/04/2013 17:02 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PACIFIC CITY MILLS CO. IA 10/04/2013 17:21 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAKE MANAWA POTTAWATTAMIE CO. IA 10/04/2013 17:40 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RED OAK MONTGOMERY CO. IA 10/04/2013 19:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K