On the afternoon and evening of July 6, a line of thunderstorms produced multiple tornadoes across central Iowa. The National Weather Service conducted surveys of the worst tornado damage in Tama and Grundy Counties. The survey team found two tornado paths, both of which were rated an EF-1. The damage was mostly to crops, but several structures were hit west of Reinbeck. The homes of Chris and Mary Nielsen and neighbor Wally Stensland sustained substantial roof damage. The tornado in Reinbeck obtained a peak wind speed of 100 mph and traveled 3.10 miles. The maximum path width was 100 yards. There were no injuries.
At least three additional tornadoes have been confirmed via photo and video evidence from July 6. These were located near Jewell, southeast of Stuart, and in eastern Jasper County.
EF-1 tornado spotted at the intersection of 215th St. and U Ave.
Photo by Kameron Shroyer