Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale F1
-- Length 1.5 Miles
-- Width 100 Yards
State IOWA
County/Area SCOTT
NCEI Data Source PDS
Begin Date 2006-04-13 20:42:00.0 CST
Begin Location 4W LE CLAIRE
Begin Lat/Lon 41.60/-90.37
End Date 2006-04-13 20:45:00.0 CST
End Location 3W LE CLAIRE
End Lat/Lon 41.60/-90.33
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 60K
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Due to the careful note taking and damage description of the individual along with actually witnessing a funnel, this is classified as a rare tornado on the cold side of the front that was initiated by a downburst.

Tornado began just north of I-80 4 miles west of Le Claire at 2042 CST. The tornado traveled east northeast crossing 257th Avenue just south of 205th Street and dissipated on 205th Street about 0.5 miles east of the intersection of 257th Avenue and 205th Street at 2045 CST.

The corner of a wooden roof was torn off a cattle building and boards scattered (some nailed themselves into the wall of the corn crib next to it). The entire roof was lifted and then set back down. The south cinder block wall collapsed inward on the cattle building and the north walls bowed out to the northeast from the roof lifting off. A large shed door on the east side of the corn crib next to the cattle building was torn off and flung 50 yards to the northeast. The door hit a 100 year old tree trunk and knocked it out of the ground. A window was blown out on the east end of the corn crib next to the original cattle building. The window landed on the northwest corner of the property up and over on the opposite side of farmhouse some 975-980 yards distance.

Part of the steel sheeting was peeled back on the southwest corner roof of a new machine shed located to the north of the cattle building. A skylight window was sucked out of another freestanding cattle barn located to the east of the original cattle building.

A wooden dog house on the porch of the farmhouse was flipped onto its roof and a power pole was knocked out a couple of miles northeast of the farm.
Event Narrative Rated F1


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 60.00K 0.00K
LE CLAIRE SCOTT CO. IA 04/13/2006 20:42 CST Tornado F1 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 60.00K 0.00K