Mar 23, 2022 - News

Severe storms forecast in Iowa this spring

A map showing severe weather predictions.
Map courtesy of AccuWeather

A higher risk of severe weather is forecast for much of Iowa this spring, according to predictions by AccuWeather.

  • Between 1,350 to 1,475 tornados are predicted in the U.S. between March and May, which is as much as 18% above average, according to the report.

Why it matters: The information is intended to help people better prepare so they can avoid injuries.

Flashback: An EF4 tornado hit just south of DSM a few weeks ago, killing seven people and setting multiple records from the last decade.

What to watch: Next month is expected to be the most active time for tornados and severe storms.

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