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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale F0
-- Length .1 Miles
-- Width 25 Yards
State IOWA
County/Area DAVIS
WFO DMX
Report Source TRAINED SPOTTER
NCDC Data Source PDS
Begin Date 2006-04-02 14:57:00.0 CST
Begin Location 4N PULASKI
Begin Lat/Lon 40.75/-92.27
End Date 2006-04-02 14:57:00.0 CST
End Location 4N PULASKI
End Lat/Lon 40.75/-92.27
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative An early spring storm lifted northeast out of the southwest U.S. The surface low pressure moved northeast into Iowa during the afternoon and pushed northeast out of the state during the evening. The dry punch moved into southern Iowa during the afternoon and the airmass became unstable. Lifted indices fell to the -1 to -4 C. range with CAPE values in the 400 to 1000 J/kg range. The LCL was fairly low during the afternoon, in the 600 to 800 meter range. With the upper low pressure area also lifting northeast into Iowa, the freezing level was quite low at 9700 feet AGL. Thunderstorms formed in an arc across Iowa at the nose of the dry punch. The storms lifted north into the central sections of the state by late afternoon. Many of the storms produced hail, some of which was severe. Reports of large hail were absent however. There were several reports of brief tornado touchdowns. None of them remained on the ground for more than a couple of minutes. Two brief touchdowns occurred in Davis County early on in the event. During the late afternoon, as the line of storms approached central Iowa, several brief touchdowns occurred. These reports were to the south of Des Moines in Warren County, and to the east of Des Moines in southeast Polk County. Damage report were limited as the touchdowns were so brief. As the storms moved across Warren County, high winds blew a car off the road near Carlisle. No injuries were reported.
Event Narrative Brief touchdown of a pencil thin tornado in open fields north of Pulaski.


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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 19.00K 0.00K
CENTERVILLE APPANOOSE CO. IA 04/02/2006 14:10 CST Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OSCEOLA CLARKE CO. IA 04/02/2006 14:15 CST Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLOOMFIELD DAVIS CO. IA 04/02/2006 14:47 CST Tornado F0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PULASKI DAVIS CO. IA 04/02/2006 14:57 CST Tornado F0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLOOMFIELD DAVIS CO. IA 04/02/2006 15:00 CST Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
KNOXVILLE MARION CO. IA 04/02/2006 15:20 CST Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
INDIANOLA WARREN CO. IA 04/02/2006 15:48 CST Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
CARLISLE WARREN CO. IA 04/02/2006 16:06 CST Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
HARTFORD WARREN CO. IA 04/02/2006 16:06 CST Tornado F0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARLISLE WARREN CO. IA 04/02/2006 16:10 CST Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MITCHELLVILLE POLK CO. IA 04/02/2006 16:27 CST Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
RUNNELLS POLK CO. IA 04/02/2006 16:31 CST Tornado F0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VALERIA JASPER CO. IA 04/02/2006 16:35 CST Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
ANKENY POLK CO. IA 04/02/2006 16:38 CST Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 19.00K 0.00K