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A tornado warning was issued in the afternoon of May 10th.  The storm was moving eastward between 25mph & 30mph.

Meteorologist James Zahara is live on air right now tracking the storm cell.

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Katrina Lamansky May 10, 20173:05 pm

The tornado warning is in effect until 3:30 pm.

James Zahara says it is a very slow-moving storm.

Katrina Lamansky May 10, 20173:06 pm

We’ll be keeping an eye on the warning for the next half hour.

James Zahara expects this storm will turn into a severe thunderstorm warning as it moves into Des Moines County.
Katrina Lamansky May 10, 20173:09 pm

Report: Sirens are going off in New London.

Katrina Lamansky May 10, 20173:13 pm

NWS: Radar indicated rotation spotted.

Katrina Lamansky May 10, 20173:13 pm

The storm is moving eastward at 25-30 mph

Katrina Lamansky May 10, 20173:16 pm

Eric Sorensen is on the phone from the Monmouth area, headed westbound on US 34.  He says skies are darkening to the west.  Some precipitation in the area as well.

Katrina Lamansky May 10, 20173:27 pm

The system is making its way off to the east at 25 mph.  If you’re in the Mediapolis or Burlington area, the storm is headed your way, so get to a safe place.

Katrina Lamansky May 10, 20173:31 pm

A new tornado warning has been issued until 4:15 pm 

At 3:22pm a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over New London. 

Katrina Lamansky May 10, 20173:31 pm
This dangerous storm will be near...
  Danville around 330 PM CDT.
  Middletown around 335 PM CDT.
  West Burlington and Mediapolis around 345 PM CDT.
  Burlington around 350 PM CDT.
  Gulf Port around 355 PM CDT.
  Oquawka around 405 PM CDT.
Katrina Lamansky May 10, 20173:35 pm

This storm is producing some large hail, and is moving around 25 mph

Katrina Lamansky May 10, 20173:35 pm
IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
           shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
           Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree
           damage is likely.
Katrina Lamansky May 10, 20173:37 pm

Spotters north of Danville say they are seeing some rotating in a wall cloud. That’s where a tornado could touch down.

Nothing confirmed.

Katrina Lamansky May 10, 20173:39 pm
 Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
  Southern Henry County in southeastern Iowa...
  Des Moines County in southeastern Iowa...
  Eastern Van Buren County in southeastern Iowa...
  Lee County in southeastern Iowa...

* Until 430 PM CDT
Katrina Lamansky May 10, 20173:43 pm

Henry County Iowa tornado warning cancelled.

Katrina Lamansky May 10, 20173:49 pm

A News 8 viewer has just informed us that buses for Mediapolis Schools have been delayed and students have been assigned to safety zones at the school. 

Katrina Lamansky May 10, 20173:54 pm

A spokesperson from Mediapolis Schools has confirmed that all buses have returned to school and the students have been directed to a safe place within the school while they wait for the storm to pass.

Callie Risenhoover May 10, 20174:01 pm

CJ Hoyer sent us this picture taken west of Salem. Thank you!

Katrina Lamansky May 10, 20174:04 pm
Tornado Warning for...
  Northern Des Moines County in southeastern Iowa...

* Until 445 PM CDT
Katrina Lamansky May 10, 20174:09 pm

Tornado warning continues, meanwhile, the severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect through 8 p.m.

Katrina Lamansky May 10, 20174:11 pm

James is expecting this tornado warning to end within the next 20 minutes or so

Callie Risenhoover May 10, 20174:14 pm

Mediapolis, Iowa. Shared with WQAD by Lori Mcginity Chenoweth. 

Callie Risenhoover May 10, 20174:15 pm

Salem, Ia. Photo taken by Pierre Bensch and shared with us by John Geiger. 

Katrina Lamansky May 10, 20174:16 pm

Jump in with Eric Sorensen as he tracks a storm coming in toward Burlington, IA. 

Katrina Lamansky May 10, 20174:17 pm

Jump in with Eric Sorensen as he tracks a storm coming in toward Burlington, IA. 

https://www.facebook.com/MeteorologistEricSorensen/

Katrina Lamansky May 10, 20174:17 pm

Jump in with Eric Sorensen as he tracks a storm coming in toward Burlington, IA. 
He’s Live Now:   https://www.facebook.com/MeteorologistEricSorensen/

Callie Risenhoover May 10, 20174:18 pm

Photo taken by Shane Fye just west of Sperry, Ia. Thank you for sharing with us, Mindi Fye. 

Katrina Lamansky May 10, 20174:19 pm
At 412 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located near Oakville, or 7 miles northwest of Oquawka, moving
east at 30 mph.
Katrina Lamansky May 10, 20174:22 pm

Des Moines County tornado warning has been cancelled

Katrina Lamansky May 10, 20174:24 pm

West Burlington Schools have cancelled all evening activities due to weather