The National Weather Service’s storm surveys in North Central Iowa have revealed at least four tornadoes that swept across the WHO13 area Tuesday night. Two of the tornadoes rated EF-2, with maximum wind speeds estimated at over 120 mph.
Survey crews were continuing to check damage in the area into the evening Wednesday, with the possibility of further tornadoes, or changes to the tracks possible in the coming weeks, especially after satellite imagery becomes available that could reveal more paths.
With four tornadoes confirmed in Central Iowa, the Des Moines National Weather Service added a fifth tornado to their tally late Wednesday evening, on the southeast edge of Mason City. An additional three so far have been confirmed in Northeast Iowa by the La Crosse National Weather Service teams.
With 8 tornadoes and counting in Iowa Tuesday, the count for tornadoes in Iowa for 2022 has jumped from 15 to at least 23 already.