Tornadoes batter in Texas and Iowa

 Wednesday, April 13, 2022 



The tornadoes touchdown in Texas and Iowa and severe weather forecast is reported in multiple states. Tornadoes were reported in Texas and Iowa on Tuesday night as more severe weather was forecast in surrounding states. The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado in Salado in southern Bell County at 5:40 p.m. CDT, describing the storm as a life-threatening situation and urging residents to take shelter. The tornado appeared to have lifted by 6:10 p.m. However, a second tornado was confirmed at 7:28 p.m. in eastern Bell County.

There was another tornado spotted in Jarrell, Texas. A tornado watch was issued for parts of Texas until 11 p.m. with various severe thunderstorm warnings also in place as well as threats of flashfloods reported in Bell County.

The hail that measured up to 5.5 inches in diameter was also reported in Salado, according to AccuWeather. Another tornado was confirmed on the ground west of Gilmore City in Iowa at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday. Another tornado touched down in Humboldt, Iowa, about an hour later.

There are several counties in Iowa and were under tornado warnings and the northwest quadrant of the state was under a tornado watch until 10 p.m.

The tornado watches were also issued for parts of Minnesota, Arkansas and Louisiana, while severe thunderstorm watches were in place for parts of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

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