Funnel Cloud Formations Wow Onlookers in Iowa

At least one confirmed tornado touched down south of Ossian as storms swept through northeastern Iowa on the evening of September 12.

This footage shows a number of funnel clouds form and descend towards the ground. It was posted by Ossian resident Amy Hendrickson Knutson, who said that the phenomenon was “like nothing I’ve ever seen before”.

Emergency management teams cited by local media said that an outfield and crops sustained damage during the storms.

Rainfall of more than 4 inches was also reported over the night of September 12 in areas of northeastern Iowa. Credit: Amy Hendrickson Knutson via Storyful