On Sunday, June 20, the National Weather Service in Des Moines issued the first two Severe Thunderstorms Warnings of the year for Black Hawk County.

These two warnings were also the first of their kind issued since September 6, 2020, in Black Hawk County.

So far this year, the NWS in Des Moines has issued a total of only 45 Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for its 51 county coverage area. That number is nearly half the amount of last year’s total (82) up to this point. It’s the third-fewest amount of Severe Thunderstorm Warnings ever issued (since 1986) through June 20th. (1992 had a count of 39 and 1988 had only 32)

In total, the NWS in Des Moines issued 14 separate Severe Thunderstorm warnings on Sunday, June 20, including two in Black Hawk County:

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Yesterday's Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in Black Hawk County that were issued by the Des Moines office of the National Weather Service:

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
CENTRAL BLACK HAWK COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN IOWA. (issued at 6:20 PM)

* UNTIL 715 PM CDT.

* AT 619 PM CDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER HUDSON, OR
NEAR CEDAR FALLS, MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER-SIZE HAIL.

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**Issued at 7:20 PM**

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES  HAS ISSUED A  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
BLACK HAWK COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN IOWA...
NORTHEASTERN TAMA COUNTY IN CENTRAL IOWA...

* UNTIL 800 PM CDT.

* AT 716 PM CDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR EVANSDALE, OR 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF WATERLOO, MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND NICKEL SIZE HAIL.

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