Flash flooding, a tornado, funnel clouds, large hail and damaging winds were all a part of the most recent storm to pass through western and west central Iowa Wednesday evening into early this (Thursday) morning. The National Weather Service says Adel in Dallas County had 7.1-inches of rain with the recent storm from 5:30-a.m. Wednesday to 4:30-a.m. today (Thursday). Three-miles northeast of Yale, in Guthrie County, a Weather Service employee reported 6.08-inches of rain since 7-a.m., Wednesday, with the total rainfall expected to be much higher.
Extensive flooding was reported this (Thursday) morning throughout Greene County, flash flooding taking place at around 2-a.m. six-miles north-northwest of Jamaica and along Highway 25 south of Scranton. Elsewhere across the area Wednesday evening, hail the size of hen eggs (2-inches in diameter) was reported three-miles south of Brayton at around 7:30-p.m., while other locations, such as Guthrie Center, Menlo, and Winterset experienced golf ball-size hail (1 3/4″ diameter). Half-dollar (1 1/4″) was reported in Redfield, and quarter-sized hail (1″ diameter) was reported at many other locations.
Thunderstorm wind damage was reported to have occurred in Guthrie Center, Menlo, and Earlham, with winds gusting anywhere from 50-to 80-miles per hour. Flash flooding was reported Wednesday evening as well, near Guthrie Center.
A tornado was reported at around 7-p.m. Wednesday six-miles south/southwest of Panora, in Guthrie County, while funnel clouds were observed near Linden, Redfield, Casey, Menlo, and elsewhere. No injuries have been reported.