Saturday, April 18, 2015
Conditions in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa metropolitan area at noon on Thursday, April 9, 2015 were of an eerie sun/light fog mix. Temperature and dew point were both at 55 degrees and humidity was 100%. The photo above, captured at Progress Drive at Martha's Way in Hiawatha, Iowa attests to this. Google Nexus 4 camera.
Further south and three and a half hours later, things were really ramping up. The image above looks west from the SE flank of an approaching tornado-warned cell as seen from Yucca Avenue at Highway 92, about two miles east of Ainsworth, Iowa in Washington County.
This image is a video frame capture and looks southeast from 175th Street, .1-mile east of US Highway 218 in Washington County. Heavy rain and penny size hail with wind from the arrived tornado-warned cell is shown at 4:14 PM CDT.
Looking northeast at the retreating severe weather, this image was captured on 150th Street at Underwood Avenue, .25-mile east of US Highway 218 at 4:40 PM. An especially intense part of the system can be seen at far left. Nikon D5000 DSLR.