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Overnight Destruction of Rural Swisher

At roughly 2:15am an expected storm hit a very isolated section of rural Swisher. Nothing has been confirmed, but it sounded like a train was running over our roof. Tornado? We estimated the winds to be 80-90 mph+. And even with all of this our neighbors have nothing and 3/4 mile away in Swisher there is hardly more than a few leaves down.

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SwisherFolk says ... on Wednesday, Jul 27 at 8:09 PM

I just found the scar through the woods that the apparent tornado took. It's getting too late and I'm on too little of sleep to take a picture now, but I will in the afternoon tomorrow. It’s unreal. Like a bulldozer went through. Microburst debunked?

Kim says ... on Wednesday, Jul 27 at 6:32 PM

Live just east of Swisher but west of 380 and we also were awaken with STRONG wind/rain. I also thought it sounded like a train and worried about a tornado. Luckily just some limbs down this morning and neighbor had some large branches down.

Judy says ... on Wednesday, Jul 27 at 2:15 PM

Woke up around 2:00 am to the sound of high winds and branches falling on and against the house. A big hickory tree was topped and a big norway spruce snapped in half.Received 1/2" of rain in 15 minutes and some hail,power then went out till 5:30 am.

Derek says ... on Wednesday, Jul 27 at 12:07 PM

One of the large oak trees at my place was snapped in half by that storm, and the lights kept flickering. I did not discover the tree until this morning. I live in Shueyville.

Derek says ... on Wednesday, Jul 27 at 12:05 PM

One of the large oak trees at my place was snapped in half by that storm, and the lights kept flickering. I didn't discover the tree until this morning.

Shelly says ... on Wednesday, Jul 27 at 11:54 AM

I live in Shueyville, and we had lots of tree limbs down, swing sets over turned,etc. Same in Western (north of Shueyville)

Melissa says ... on Wednesday, Jul 27 at 10:52 AM

I was driving on I80 from Iowa City towards Williamsburg at 1:45ish. We were watching the heat lightening. All of a sudden the rain just started pouring! We were going 45 mph tops. We pulled over in Amana for a few minutes until it was safe again.

emdi says ... on Wednesday, Jul 27 at 10:15 AM

High winds, heavy rain and lots of thunder and lightning--very close near Homestead also. Few branches down and not sure where the lawn chair is.....

Kaj - KCRG WX says ... on Wednesday, Jul 27 at 9:05 AM

Thanks for posting the pictures, and glad you were not hurt. Appears to me that a microburst may have occurred, but working with NWS this am and trading thoughts back and forth. Storm was not officially warned on.

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