Hail Map for Polk City, IA

The Polk City, IA area has had 1 report of on-the-ground hail by trained spotters, and has been under severe weather warnings 32 times during the past 12 months. Doppler radar has detected hail at or near Polk City, IA on 45 occasions, including 7 occasions during the past year.

Name: Polk City, IA
Where Located: 13.7 miles NNW of Des Moines, IA
Map: Google Map for Polk City, IA
Population: 3418
Housing Units: 1276
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Hail and Wind Damage Spotted near Polk City, IA

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9/1/2018 9:21 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 9/1/2018 9:24 PM CDT At 901 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near madrid, or 10 miles north of grimes, moving northeast at 30 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include quarter size hail. Damage to vehicles is expected. Locations impacted include, ankeny, perry, polk city, huxley, madrid, slater, granger, woodward, big creek lake, saylorville lake, alleman, minburn, sheldahl, kelley, bouton and big creek state park.
9/1/2018 9:01 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 9/1/2018 9:15 PM CDT At 901 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near madrid, or 10 miles north of grimes, moving northeast at 30 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include quarter size hail. Damage to vehicles is expected. Locations impacted include, ankeny, perry, polk city, huxley, madrid, slater, granger, woodward, big creek lake, saylorville lake, alleman, minburn, sheldahl, kelley, bouton and big creek state park.
9/1/2018 8:50 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 9/1/2018 9:15 PM CDT At 849 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near woodward, or 9 miles northwest of grimes, moving northeast at 30 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include quarter size hail. damage to vehicles is expected
9/1/2018 8:26 PM CDT The severe thunderstorm warning for polk. south central story and east central dallas counties will expire at 830 pm cdt. the storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits, and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property. therefore, the warning will be allowed to expire. However small hail is still possible with this thunderstorm.
9/1/2018 8:02 PM CDT At 802 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over grimes, moving east at 25 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include quarter size hail. Damage to vehicles is expected. locations impacted include, des moines, west des moines, ankeny, urbandale, johnston, clive, altoona, waukee, grimes, windsor heights, bondurant, polk city, saylorville, mitchellville, granger, saylorville lake, adventureland amusement park, merle hay mall, prairie meadows and big creek lake. this includes the following highways, interstate 35 between mile markers 87 and 102. interstate 80 between mile markers 125 and 149. Interstate 235 between mile markers 13 and 14.
9/1/2018 7:51 PM CDT At 751 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over grimes, moving east at 30 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include quarter size hail. damage to vehicles is expected
9/1/2018 7:36 PM CDT The severe thunderstorm warning for northwestern polk, southwestern story, southeastern boone and northeastern dallas counties will expire at 745 pm cdt, the storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits, and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property. therefore, the warning will be allowed to expire.
9/1/2018 7:25 PM CDT At 713 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over saylorville, or near ankeny, moving northeast at 35 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include golf ball size hail. People and animals outdoors will be injured. Expect damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles.
9/1/2018 7:24 PM CDT At 723 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over big creek lake, or 10 miles northwest of ankeny, moving northeast at 35 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include quarter size hail. Damage to vehicles is expected. locations impacted include, grimes, polk city, huxley, madrid, slater, granger, big creek lake, saylorville lake, maxwell, cambridge, alleman, sheldahl and big creek state park. This includes interstate 35 between mile markers 99 and 107.
9/1/2018 7:14 PM CDT At 713 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over saylorville, or near ankeny, moving northeast at 35 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include golf ball size hail. People and animals outdoors will be injured. Expect damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles.
9/1/2018 7:07 PM CDT At 707 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over saylorville lake, or near johnston, moving northeast at 40 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include half dollar size hail. damage to vehicles is expected
9/1/2018 6:53 PM CDT The severe thunderstorm warning for northwestern polk and east central dallas counties will expire at 700 pm cdt, the storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits, and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property. therefore, the warning will be allowed to expire.
9/1/2018 6:42 PM CDT At 641 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near grimes, moving northeast at 30 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include quarter size hail. Damage to vehicles is expected. locations impacted include, west des moines, ankeny, urbandale, johnston, clive, waukee, grimes, adel, polk city, saylorville, dallas center, granger, saylorville lake, merle hay mall, big creek lake, alleman, margo frankel woods state park and big creek state park. This includes interstate 80 near mile marker 122, and between mile markers 125 and 132.
9/1/2018 6:31 PM CDT At 631 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over waukee, moving northeast at 25 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include quarter size hail. Damage to vehicles is expected. locations impacted include, des moines, west des moines, ankeny, urbandale, johnston, clive, waukee, grimes, adel, windsor heights, bondurant, polk city, saylorville, dallas center, granger, de soto, van meter, jordan creek town center, saylorville lake and merle hay mall. this includes the following highways, interstate 35 between mile markers 70 and 72, and between mile markers 88 and 100. interstate 80 between mile markers 111 and 137. Interstate 235 between mile markers 1 and 4.
9/1/2018 6:16 PM CDT At 615 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over waukee, moving northeast at 30 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include half dollar size hail. Damage to vehicles is expected. locations impacted include, des moines, west des moines, ankeny, urbandale, johnston, clive, altoona, waukee, grimes, adel, windsor heights, bondurant, polk city, saylorville, dallas center, granger, de soto, van meter, jordan creek town center and saylorville lake. this includes the following highways, interstate 35 between mile markers 70 and 72, and between mile markers 87 and 100. interstate 80 between mile markers 105 and 145. Interstate 235 between mile markers 1 and 9, and between mile markers 11 and 14.
9/1/2018 6:08 PM CDT At 607 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over de soto, or near adel, moving northeast at 30 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include quarter size hail. damage to vehicles is expected
8/1/2018 8:41 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 8/1/2018 8:47 PM CDT At 841 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near huxley, or 9 miles northeast of ankeny, moving southeast at 25 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. locations impacted include, ames, ankeny, urbandale, johnston, boone, grimes, bondurant, polk city, huxley, saylorville, madrid, slater, granger, iowa state center, saylorville lake, big creek lake, boone speedway, maxwell, cambridge and elkhart. this includes the following highways, interstate 35 between mile markers 90 and 112. Interstate 80 between mile markers 129 and 132.
8/1/2018 8:16 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 8/1/2018 8:19 PM CDT At 816 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near huxley, or near ames, moving southeast at 25 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.
6/30/2018 7:26 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 6/30/2018 7:30 PM CDT At 726 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over saylorville lake, or near johnston, moving east at 25 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail. Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. locations impacted include, ankeny, johnston, grimes, bondurant, polk city, huxley, saylorville, slater, granger, big creek lake, saylorville lake, maxwell, cambridge, elkhart, alleman, sheldahl, big creek state park and ankeny regional airport. This includes interstate 35 between mile markers 91 and 107.
6/30/2018 7:05 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 6/30/2018 7:08 PM CDT At 705 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over granger, or near grimes, moving east at 35 mph. 60 mph winds were reported in dallas center with this storm (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail. expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees
6/25/2018 8:07 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 6/25/2018 8:12 PM CDT At 807 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over merle hay mall, or over johnston, moving north at 25 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. locations impacted include, des moines, west des moines, ankeny, urbandale, johnston, clive, altoona, waukee, norwalk, pleasant hill, grimes, windsor heights, bondurant, polk city, saylorville, mitchellville, granger, southridge mall, jordan creek town center and saylorville lake. this includes the following highways, interstate 35 between mile markers 68 and 72, and between mile markers 87 and 96. interstate 80 between mile markers 118 and 148. interstate 235 between mile markers 1 and 14. A tornado watch remains in effect until 900 pm cdt for central and south central iowa.
6/25/2018 7:46 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 6/25/2018 7:50 PM CDT At 746 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over west des moines, moving north at 25 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees
6/6/2018 6:16 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 6/6/2018 6:21 PM CDT At 616 pm cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 7 miles northeast of bondurant to adventureland amusement park to near grimes, moving southeast at 25 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. locations impacted include, des moines, west des moines, ankeny, urbandale, johnston, clive, altoona, norwalk, pleasant hill, grimes, windsor heights, carlisle, bondurant, polk city, saylorville, mitchellville, granger, southridge mall, saylorville lake and adventureland amusement park. people attending sa-- principal charity classic should seek safe shelter immediately! this includes the following highways, interstate 35 between mile markers 67 and 72, and between mile markers 87 and 101. interstate 80 between mile markers 122 and 149. Interstate 235 between mile markers 1 and 14.
6/6/2018 6:07 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 6/6/2018 6:12 PM CDT At 606 pm cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 8 miles southeast of huxley to ankeny to near granger, moving south at 20 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 70 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. expect considerable tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings.
6/6/2018 5:50 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 6/6/2018 5:53 PM CDT At 550 pm cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from slater to near granger to near perry, moving south at 15 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 70 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. expect considerable tree damage. wind damage is also likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. Locations impacted include, ankeny, johnston, perry, polk city, madrid, granger, woodward, big creek lake, saylorville lake, minburn, sheldahl, bouton, luther, berkley, perry municipal airport, big creek state park and ledges state park.
6/6/2018 5:40 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 6/6/2018 5:43 PM CDT At 540 pm cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 7 miles southeast of huxley to near big creek lake, moving south at 35 mph (trained weather spotters). Hazards include 70 mph wind gusts and half dollar size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. expect considerable tree damage. wind damage is also likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. locations impacted include, des moines, west des moines, ankeny, urbandale, johnston, clive, altoona, norwalk, pleasant hill, grimes, windsor heights, carlisle, bondurant, polk city, saylorville, mitchellville, granger, southridge mall, saylorville lake and adventureland amusement park. people attending sa-- principal charity classic should seek safe shelter immediately! this includes the following highways, interstate 35 between mile markers 67 and 72, and between mile markers 87 and 101. interstate 80 between mile markers 122 and 149. Interstate 235 between mile markers 1 and 14.
6/6/2018 5:36 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 6/6/2018 5:40 PM CDT At 535 pm cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near huxley to near madrid, moving south at 35 mph (trained weather spotters). Hazards include 70 mph wind gusts and nickel size hail. Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings.
6/6/2018 5:25 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 6/6/2018 5:31 PM CDT At 525 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over woodward, or 10 miles east of perry, moving southeast at 25 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.
5/3/2018 5:43 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 5/3/2018 5:46 PM CDT At 543 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over clive, moving northeast at 40 mph (radar indicated rotation). Hazards include tornado and quarter size hail. 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. this dangerous storm will be near, ankeny and granger around 555 pm cdt. polk city and saylorville lake around 600 pm cdt. big creek lake around 605 pm cdt. slater around 610 pm cdt. huxley around 615 pm cdt. other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include big creek state park, sheldahl, alleman, elkhart, cambridge and ankeny regional airport. This includes interstate 35 between mile markers 92 and 105.
4/13/2018 9:09 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 4/13/2018 9:15 PM CDT At 909 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near grimes, moving northeast at 35 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. locations impacted include, des moines, west des moines, ankeny, urbandale, johnston, clive, grimes, windsor heights, polk city, saylorville, granger, big creek lake, saylorville lake, valley west mall, merle hay mall, alleman, sheldahl and big creek state park. this includes the following highways, interstate 35 between mile markers 96 and 101. interstate 80 between mile markers 125 and 132. Interstate 235 near mile marker 2.
4/13/2018 8:59 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 4/13/2018 9:03 PM CDT At 859 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near waukee, moving northeast at 35 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. locations impacted include, des moines, west des moines, ankeny, urbandale, johnston, clive, waukee, grimes, adel, windsor heights, polk city, saylorville, dallas center, granger, de soto, van meter, big creek lake, jordan creek town center, saylorville lake and valley west mall. this includes the following highways, interstate 35 between mile markers 70 and 72, and between mile markers 96 and 101. interstate 80 between mile markers 106 and 132. Interstate 235 between mile markers 1 and 2.
4/13/2018 8:43 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 4/13/2018 8:47 PM CDT At 843 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over de soto, or near adel, moving northeast at 35 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees
7/20/2017 9:56 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 7/20/2017 10:00 PM CDT At 955 pm cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near nevada to 6 miles east of huxley to bondurant, moving east at 40 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. locations impacted include, ames, ankeny, urbandale, johnston, altoona, nevada, bondurant, polk city, huxley, saylorville, mitchellville, slater, adventureland amusement park, prairie meadows, saylorville lake, maxwell, cambridge, elkhart, alleman and sheldahl. this includes the following highways, interstate 35 between mile markers 88 and 113. Interstate 80 between mile markers 141 and 149.
7/20/2017 9:44 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 7/20/2017 9:47 PM CDT At 943 pm cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from iowa state center to saylorville, moving east at 40 mph (radar indicated. in addition...several reports of tree branches downed have been reported with these storms). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. locations impacted include, ames, ankeny, urbandale, johnston, altoona, grimes, nevada, bondurant, polk city, huxley, saylorville, madrid, mitchellville, slater, granger, saylorville lake, big creek lake, adventureland amusement park, iowa state center and prairie meadows. this includes the following highways, interstate 35 between mile markers 88 and 113. Interstate 80 between mile markers 141 and 149.
7/20/2017 9:19 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 7/20/2017 9:23 PM CDT At 918 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near woodward, or 10 miles east of perry, moving east at 40 mph (trained weather spotters. several reports of 60 mph wind gusts have been received, with branches down). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees
6/27/2017 10:56 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 6/28/2017 4:01 AM CDT At 356 am cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near van meter, or near adel, moving northeast at 40 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. locations impacted include, des moines, west des moines, ankeny, urbandale, johnston, clive, altoona, waukee, grimes, adel, windsor heights, polk city, saylorville, granger, big creek lake, saylorville lake, valley west mall, merle hay mall, jordan creek town center and weh-weh-neh-kee state park. this includes the following highways, interstate 35 between mile markers 87 and 92. interstate 80 between mile markers 114 and 138. Interstate 235 near mile marker 1.
6/27/2017 10:41 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 6/28/2017 3:43 AM CDT The national weather service in des moines has issued a * severe thunderstorm warning for. northwestern polk county in central iowa. southeastern dallas county in central iowa. until 430 am cdt. At 341 am cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over de soto, or.
6/22/2017 10:23 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 6/22/2017 10:27 PM CDT The severe thunderstorm warning for northwestern polk county will expire at 1030 pm cdt, the severe thunderstorm which prompted the warning has weakened. therefore, the warning will be allowed to expire.
6/22/2017 10:10 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 6/22/2017 10:15 PM CDT At 1010 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over polk city, or near johnston, moving southeast at 25 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. locations impacted include, ankeny, johnston, polk city, saylorville, granger, saylorville lake, big creek lake, elkhart, alleman, margo frankel woods state park, big creek state park and ankeny regional airport. This includes interstate 35 between mile markers 88 and 99.
6/22/2017 9:49 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 6/22/2017 9:53 PM CDT At 947 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over woodward, or 11 miles east of perry, moving east at 25 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include quarter size hail. damage to vehicles is expected
6/14/2017 9:39 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 6/14/2017 9:43 AM CDT The severe thunderstorm warning for northwestern polk and eastern dallas counties will expire at 945 am cdt, the storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits, and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property. therefore the warning will be allowed to expire. however gusty winds are still possible with this thunderstorm.
6/14/2017 9:24 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 6/14/2017 9:28 AM CDT At 924 am cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near dallas center, or near grimes, moving northeast at 45 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. locations impacted include, ankeny, urbandale, johnston, clive, waukee, grimes, adel, polk city, saylorville, dallas center, granger, woodward, big creek lake, saylorville lake and big creek state park. This includes interstate 35 near mile marker 94.
6/14/2017 9:14 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 6/14/2017 9:19 AM CDT At 914 am cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over adel, moving northeast at 45 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees
5/17/2017 4:17 PM CDT At 415 pm cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 7 miles south of jefferson to near grimes to near carlisle, moving north at 60 mph (trained weather spotters. at 410 pm...65 to 70 mph winds were reported in west des moines). Hazards include 70 mph wind gusts. Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings.
5/17/2017 3:18 PM CDT At 318 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over big creek lake, or 7 miles north of johnston, moving north at 40 mph (trained weather spotters). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and half dollar size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. locations impacted include, ankeny, urbandale, johnston, grimes, polk city, saylorville, granger, saylorville lake, big creek lake, alleman, sheldahl and big creek state park. this includes interstate 80 between mile markers 131 and 132. A tornado watch remains in effect until 700 pm cdt for central iowa.
5/17/2017 3:12 PM CDT At 311 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near grimes, moving north at 40 mph (trained weather spotters quarter sized hail across the metro). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and half dollar size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. locations impacted include, des moines, ankeny, urbandale, johnston, clive, grimes, windsor heights, polk city, saylorville, granger, big creek lake, saylorville lake, merle hay mall, alleman, sheldahl and big creek state park. this includes interstate 80 between mile markers 126 and 132. A tornado watch remains in effect until 700 pm cdt for central iowa.
5/17/2017 3:02 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 5/17/2017 3:06 PM CDT At 301 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over clive, moving north at 40 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.
3/6/2017 6:55 PM CST Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 3/6/2017 7:00 PM CST At 653 pm cst, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near roland to 9 miles north of lakeside casino, moving east at 75 mph (radar indicated. at 6:45pm 67 mph wind was reported at the ames airport. 50-60 mph wind was observed at 6:41pm at the national weather service office in north johnston). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. locations impacted include, des moines, ames, west des moines, ankeny, urbandale, johnston, clive, indianola, altoona, waukee, boone, norwalk, pleasant hill, grimes, perry, nevada, winterset, adel, windsor heights and carlisle. this includes the following highways, interstate 35 between mile markers 44 and 72, and between mile markers 87 and 126. interstate 80 between mile markers 99 and 149. interstate 235 between mile markers 1 and 14. A tornado watch remains in effect until 1000 pm cst for central, south central and southwestern iowa.
3/6/2017 6:30 PM CST Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 3/6/2017 6:35 PM CST At 629 pm cst, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 9 miles north of boone to 7 miles northeast of green valley lake, moving east at 40 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.
8/11/2016 9:43 PM CDT The severe thunderstorm warning for eastern madison, southwestern story, polk, northwestern warren, southeastern boone and southeastern dallas counties will expire at 945 pm cdt, the storms which prompted the warning have moved out of the area. therefore the warning will be allowed to expire. however gusty winds and heavy rain are still possible with these thunderstorms. a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 1100 pm cdt for south central and central iowa. remember, a separate severe thunderstorm warning still remains in effect until 1030pm.
8/11/2016 9:36 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 8/11/2016 9:39 PM CDT At 935 pm cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 8 miles north of bondurant to near mitchellville to 6 miles south of indianola, moving east at 40 mph (trained weather spotters). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs. siding. and trees. Locations impacted include, des moines, west des moines, ankeny, urbandale, johnston, clive, altoona, waukee, norwalk, pleasant hill, grimes, windsor heights, carlisle, bondurant, polk city, huxley, saylorville, slater, granger and southridge mall.
8/11/2016 9:27 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 8/11/2016 9:33 PM CDT At 926 pm cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from ames to near ankeny to near carlisle, moving east at 30 mph (radar indicated. these storms have a history of producing 60 mph wind gusts). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs. siding. And trees.
8/11/2016 9:09 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 8/11/2016 9:14 PM CDT At 908 pm cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near slater to saylorville lake to 6 miles east of winterset, moving east at 45 mph (trained weather spotters. winds gusts estimated from 60 to 65 mph were reported 1 mile northwest of grimes). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs. siding. and trees. Locations impacted include, des moines, west des moines, ankeny, urbandale, johnston, clive, altoona, waukee, norwalk, pleasant hill, grimes, perry, winterset, adel, windsor heights, carlisle, bondurant, polk city, huxley and saylorville.
8/11/2016 9:04 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 8/11/2016 9:08 PM CDT At 902 pm cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from madrid to near grimes to near winterset, moving east at 45 mph. an area of enhanced winds on radar are currently indicated over granger, johnston, and polk city (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs. siding. and trees. Locations impacted include, des moines, west des moines, ankeny, urbandale, johnston, clive, altoona, waukee, norwalk, pleasant hill, grimes, perry, winterset, adel, windsor heights, carlisle, bondurant, polk city, huxley and saylorville.
8/11/2016 8:50 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 8/11/2016 8:53 PM CDT At 850 pm cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near woodward to adel to 7 miles west of winterset, moving east at 45 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs. siding. and trees. Locations impacted include, des moines, west des moines, ankeny, urbandale, johnston, clive, altoona, waukee, norwalk, pleasant hill, grimes, perry, winterset, adel, windsor heights, carlisle, bondurant, polk city, huxley and saylorville.
8/11/2016 8:39 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 8/11/2016 8:44 PM CDT At 838 pm cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near perry to 7 miles west of adel to stuart, moving east at 40 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs. siding. And trees.
8/10/2016 4:10 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 8/10/2016 4:14 PM CDT The severe thunderstorm warning for central polk county will expire at 415 pm cdt, the storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits, and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property. therefore the warning will be allowed to expire. however gusty winds and heavy rain are still possible with this thunderstorm.
8/10/2016 3:58 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 8/10/2016 4:04 PM CDT At 358 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over saylorville, or near ankeny, moving north at 25 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs. siding. and trees. Locations impacted include, des moines, ankeny, urbandale, johnston, altoona, pleasant hill, windsor heights, carlisle, bondurant, polk city, saylorville, principal park, saylorville lake, merle hay mall, adventureland amusement park, iowa state fairgrounds, iowa events center, drake stadium and knapp center, prairie meadows and elkhart.
8/10/2016 3:47 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 8/10/2016 3:52 PM CDT At 346 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over principal park, or over des moines, moving north at 30 mph. at 335 pm, a 61 mph wind gust was measured at the des moines international airport (public). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs. siding. And trees.
7/6/2016 12:14 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 7/6/2016 12:17 AM CDT At 1213 am cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 7 miles southeast of fort dodge to near perry, moving east at 50 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 70 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. expect considerable tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings.
5/26/2016 3:09 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 5/26/2016 3:12 AM CDT The severe thunderstorm warning for northwestern polk, southeastern boone and northeastern dallas counties will expire at 315 am cdt, the storm which prompted the warning has moved out of the area. therefore the warning will be allowed to expire. to report severe weather, contact your nearest law enforcement agency. they will relay your report to the national weather service des moines.
5/26/2016 2:57 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 5/26/2016 3:00 AM CDT At 256 am cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near granger, or 9 miles north of grimes, moving northeast at 30 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. locations impacted include, urbandale, johnston, clive, waukee, grimes, polk city, madrid, granger, woodward, saylorville lake, big creek lake, bouton and big creek state park. This includes interstate 80 between mile markers 127 and 132.
5/26/2016 2:54 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 5/26/2016 2:57 AM CDT At 254 am cdt, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 4 miles north of lake city to 7 miles south of panora, moving east at 60 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail. Expect damage to roofs. siding. And trees.
5/26/2016 2:43 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 5/26/2016 2:47 AM CDT At 241 am cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located 5 miles south of woodward, or 8 miles southeast of perry, moving northeast at 30 mph (law enforcement. at 234 am cdt half dollar size hail was reported approximately one mile south of minburn). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and half dollar size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. locations impacted include, urbandale, johnston, clive, waukee, grimes, perry, polk city, madrid, dallas center, granger, woodward, saylorville lake, big creek lake, minburn, bouton and big creek state park. This includes interstate 80 between mile markers 127 and 132.
5/26/2016 2:30 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 5/26/2016 2:33 AM CDT At 230 am cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located 4 miles northwest of dallas center, or 7 miles south of perry, moving east at 25 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and half dollar size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.
11/11/2015 3:58 PM CST The severe thunderstorm warning for western story, polk, northern warren, eastern boone and northeastern dallas counties will expire at 400 pm cst, the storms which prompted the warning have moved out of the area. therefore the warning will be allowed to expire. however gusty winds are still possible with these thunderstorms. a tornado watch remains in effect until 600 pm cst for south central iowa.
11/11/2015 3:07 PM CST Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 11/11/2015 3:10 PM CST At 307 pm cst, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 6 miles northwest of perry to 12 miles northeast of osceola, moving northeast at 45 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs. Siding and trees.
9/6/2015 9:33 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 9/6/2015 9:36 PM CDT At 933 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near polk city, or 4 miles northwest of ankeny, moving southeast at 25 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs. siding and trees. this severe storm will be near, ankeny around 945 pm cdt. other locations impacted by this severe thunderstorm include alleman, big creek state park, elkhart and sheldahl. This includes interstate 35 between mile markers 92 and 101.
9/6/2015 9:20 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 9/6/2015 9:23 PM CDT At 920 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over big creek lake, or 11 miles north of johnston, moving southeast at 20 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs. siding and trees. this severe storm will be near, saylorville lake around 925 pm cdt. polk city around 930 pm cdt. ankeny around 1000 pm cdt. other locations impacted by this severe thunderstorm include alleman, big creek state park, elkhart and sheldahl. This includes interstate 35 between mile markers 92 and 101.
9/6/2015 9:12 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 9/6/2015 9:16 PM CDT At 912 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over madrid, or 13 miles south of boone, moving east at 20 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs. siding and trees. this severe thunderstorm will be near, big creek lake and saylorville lake around 920 pm cdt. polk city around 930 pm cdt. other locations impacted by this severe thunderstorm include alleman, big creek state park, elkhart and sheldahl. This includes interstate 35 between mile markers 92 and 101.
7/27/2015 12:42 PM CDT The severe thunderstorm warning for northeastern dallas, southwestern story and northern polk counties will expire at 1245 pm cdt, the severe thunderstorm which prompted the warning has weakened. therefore the warning will be allowed to expire.
7/27/2015 12:31 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 7/27/2015 12:35 PM CDT At 1231 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located over granger, or 5 miles north of grimes, moving east at 25 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. expect wind damage to roofs, siding and trees. locations impacted include, ankeny, johnston, altoona, grimes, bondurant, polk city, huxley, saylorville, mitchellville, slater, granger, big creek lake, saylorville lake, prairie meadows, maxwell, cambridge, elkhart, alleman, sheldahl and big creek state park. this includes the following highways, interstate 35 between mile markers 89 and 105. Interstate 80 between mile markers 141 and 149.
7/27/2015 12:13 PM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 7/27/2015 12:17 PM CDT At 1212 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near woodward, or 9 miles northwest of grimes, moving east at 45 mph (radar indicated). Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding and trees.
7/26/2015 4:49 AM CDT Radar Image for Severe Thunderstorms near Polk City, IA at 7/26/2015 4:52 AM CDT At 448 am cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near granger, or 7 miles north of grimes, moving east at 35 mph. Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts. Expect damage to roofs. siding and trees. this severe thunderstorm will be near, polk city around 455 am cdt. saylorville around 505 am cdt. ankeny around 510 am cdt. other locations impacted by this severe thunderstorm include elkhart, big creek state park, ankeny regional airport and alleman. This includes interstate 35 between mile markers 90 and 97.
6/17/2014 1:14 AM CDT 70 to 80 mph. via social media in polk county IA, 0.6 miles NE of Polk City, IA
6/17/2014 1:09 AM CDT Rsai4 - saylorville lake bridge in polk county IA, 1.4 miles NE of Polk City, IA
5/20/2014 7:33 PM CDT Quarter sized hail reported 6.7 miles S of Polk City, IA, penny to quarter hail between sheldahl and slater.
6/24/2013 12:05 PM CDT Off duty nws employee reports 4 inch tree limbs down in tow in polk county IA, 0.6 miles NE of Polk City, IA
5/19/2013 7:04 PM CDT 10 inch diameter tree branch down in polk city in polk county IA, 0.6 miles NE of Polk City, IA
5/19/2013 7:00 PM CDT Schoolnet site in polk county IA, 0.6 miles NE of Polk City, IA
7/9/2012 5:34 PM CDT Large tree limb down on fence. heard transformer blow out and lost powe in polk county IA, 0.6 miles NE of Polk City, IA
1/1/0001 12:00 AM Trees down in polk county IA, 1.8 miles SSE of Polk City, IA