Severe Weather Moves Through Delaware County

Severe weather threatened eastern Iowa on Tuesday afternoon.

A Tornado Warning was issued for Delaware County shortly after 3 pm. The National Weather Service spotted a storm on radar that was capable of producing a tornado. It was first located over Ryan and then moved north over Delaware and Greeley before passing between Edgewood and Colesburg.

There were no reports of a funnel cloud or tornado with this storm as it moved through Delaware County. It did produce small hail, with penny-sized hail reported by the Greeley Fire Department.

Students in the West Delaware School District were getting out of school just as the Tornado Warning was issued shortly after 3 pm. Superintendent Dr. Kristen Rickey says all the students were pulled back into the buildings until the storm passed.

The Ed-Co School District also kept students at their schools until the storm was over.

A Tornado Warning was also issued for Linn County last night. The storm produced a rotating wall cloud that moved over the Ryan area towards Manchester, but no warnings were issued. You can find a few photos of that storm below, as well as on our KMCH Facebook page.

Dubuque County was also under a Tornado Warning earlier this afternoon, with a radar-indicated tornado in the Epworth area. It eventually moved north out of the county, with no reports of a tornado or funnel cloud.

Several other tornado warnings were also issued across eastern Iowa throughout the day, with a tornado confirmed over Blairstown in Benton County.

(photo above taken by Janelle Tucker, KMCH; photos below courtesy Earl Quigley taken southwest of Ryan, Randy & Denise Stone taken in Manchester & Steve Hutchinson)