Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Lightning
State IOWA
County/Area PALO ALTO
Report Source Broadcast Media
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-06-11 08:30:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1W CURLEW
Begin Lat/Lon 42.98/-94.74
End Date 2008-06-11 08:30:00.0 CST-6
End Location 1W CURLEW
End Lat/Lon 42.98/-94.74
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Strong warm air advection took place across Iowa during the overnight hours of the 10th into the morning of the 11th. CAPE increased to over 3000 J/kg as the lifted index fell to around -7. A strong low level jet of 50 to 60 kts was in place over the state. Thunderstorms formed initially over Kansas, then spread northeast into western Iowa. A wind gust of 65 MPH occurred in Bedford as the storms passed. Mainly, the storms produced very heavy rainfall. In Taylor County, an inch of rain fell in 30 minutes at Gravity. For the most part, the storms produced wind gusts of 30 to 45 MPH and pea to marble size hail. Flash flooding occurred in Crawford County as heavy rains caused the water to rise over the top of U.S. Highway 30. Rainfall of nearly 2 inches in less than an hour caused flash flooding in Bedford. Lightning struck a 20 year old male that was working with his father in their yard, killing him.
Event Narrative

Event Fatality Details:

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death (Direct) 20 Male Outside/Open Areas


Event Map:

All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 0 76.00K 0.00K
DOW CITY CRAWFORD CO. IA 06/11/2008 04:59 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
BEDFORD TAYLOR CO. IA 06/11/2008 06:59 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
GRAVITY TAYLOR CO. IA 06/11/2008 07:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOW CITY CRAWFORD CO. IA 06/11/2008 08:05 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
BEDFORD TAYLOR CO. IA 06/11/2008 08:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
CURLEW PALO ALTO CO. IA 06/11/2008 08:30 CST-6 Lightning 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 0 76.00K 0.00K