Did some storm chasing today. Saw the rotation near Waukee and booked it out there. I saw the tornado while I was driving but I couldn’t find a place to safely stop and grab a video before it lifted. I followed that storm north to Granger, then bounced between Duncombe, Lehigh and Eagle Grove trying to get in a decent position near the rotation and out of the heavy rain. I managed to see another cone that eventually thinned and roped out near Bouton. After seeing the tight couplet move through Eagle Grove I drove around town a bit until I saw a couple cop SUVs go buzzing by. There was damage in the middle of town to a bunch of trees, with branches (and even a trampoline) on power lines. A poor guys shed was picked up and thrown a few houses down.
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