Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF4
-- Length 22.66 Miles
-- Width 2600 Yards
State IOWA
County/Area WOODBURY
WFO FSD
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2013-10-04 17:35:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2SW CLIMBING HILL
Begin Lat/Lon 42.33/-96.11
End Date 2013-10-04 18:10:00.0 CST-6
End Location 5E PIERSON
End Lat/Lon 42.56/-95.79
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 2.00M
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Thunderstorms produced eleven tornadoes, several of them causing damage, which tracked wholly or partly in northwest Iowa during the afternoon and early evening of October 4th. There were also two reports of large hail and one report of non tornadic damaging thunderstorm winds.
Event Narrative A tornado severely damaged or destroyed about 10 houses, collapsing most walls on a few of the houses, tearing most of the roofs off other houses, and shifting what was left of some houses off their foundations. The tornado caused significant damage to roofs, windows, and siding of additional houses. Numerous farm outbuildings, storage buildings, and a few silos were destroyed or severely damaged. The tornado also destroyed or damaged several pieces of farm equipment, caused significant tree damage, including numerous trunks snapped or uprooted and other trees stripped, and blew down power poles and lines. The tornado then crossed into Cherokee County.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 3.630M 0.00K
SLOAN WOODBURY CO. IA 10/04/2013 17:13 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 400.00K 0.00K
SLOAN WOODBURY CO. IA 10/04/2013 17:17 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
CLIMBING HILL WOODBURY CO. IA 10/04/2013 17:35 CST-6 Tornado EF4 0 0 2.000M 0.00K
MILLNERVILLE PLYMOUTH CO. IA 10/04/2013 17:41 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOVILLE WOODBURY CO. IA 10/04/2013 17:44 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILLNERVILLE PLYMOUTH CO. IA 10/04/2013 17:50 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ADAVILLE PLYMOUTH CO. IA 10/04/2013 17:55 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGSLEY PLYMOUTH CO. IA 10/04/2013 18:09 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASHTA CHEROKEE CO. IA 10/04/2013 18:10 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
QUIMBY CHEROKEE CO. IA 10/04/2013 18:28 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
QUIMBY CHEROKEE CO. IA 10/04/2013 18:41 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHEROKEE MUNI ARPT CHEROKEE CO. IA 10/04/2013 18:46 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LARRABEE CHEROKEE CO. IA 10/04/2013 19:18 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HANOVER BUENA VISTA CO. IA 10/04/2013 19:33 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 1.200M 0.00K
MACLAY CLAY CO. IA 10/04/2013 19:47 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 3.630M 0.00K