Path length: 19 miles
Width: 200 yards
County: Linn, Jones, Delaware, Dubuque
Per the SPC Database, 14 tornadoes occurred on March 13, 1990, in the state of Iowa. The strongest, an F4, traveled 19 miles from Prairieburg in Linn County to Worthington in Dubuque County. It was on the ground for 30 minutes. The maximum width was 200 yards. There were no injuries or fatalities.
Per Storm Data, the hardest-hit area was Worthington. 26 homes and businesses were damaged, and 13 were destroyed. The tornado was approximately 1/2 mile wide as it approached Worthington. The width was down to about 2 blocks in town. South of Hopkinton, two farmhouses, were destroyed along with several vehicles. Over $1 million damage to a farm in Castle Grove Township. Four other rural homes were destroyed.
March 1990 Storm Data Publication
Grazulis, Thomas P. (1993). Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991: A Chronology and Analysis of Events. St. Johnsbury, VT: The Tornado Project of Environmental Films. Page 1292.
Questions or comments about this summary? Contact us here!
Join the tornado history discussion on our Discord Server!
Note: There are some images/videos in our summaries that were licensed to us to be used only on this website. If you would like to use an image/video in your project or blog, please contact us and we will grant permission if possible.
Newspaper clips are embedded via newspapers.com. Please see their terms and conditions.
Would you like to see more summaries like this one? Support Tornado Talk on Patreon! Become a Patron!