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One Year Later: Parkersburg EF-5 Tornado

In Historical by Jeff Wilcox

One year ago on Sunday May 25th, the EF5 tornado struck the towns of Parkersburg and New Hartford in Butler County. This was the first F5/EF5 tornado since the Jordan tornado back on June 13th 1976. This tornado began around 4:45 pm south of Aplington and began moving slowly ENE toward Parkersburg. It hit the south end of town a …

May Tornadoes

In Historical by Jeff Wilcox

Several Historic tornadoes occurred in the state of Iowa in the month of May. The EF5 in Parkersburg and New Hartford on the 25th in 2008. The F5’s in Charles City and Oelwein on the 15th in 1968. The F3 Washington Tornado on the 15th 1998. The F3 tornado that skirted Palo (which was devestated in the Flood of 2008) …