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On this day in Iowa weather history...

1891: Thunderstorms were observed across parts of southwestern across central Iowa, producing scattered hail reports and an extremely rare December tornado. Hail, mostly the size of peas, was observed at Corning, Des Moines, Marshalltown, Williams and several other locations. Remarkably a tornado touched down briefly on the west side of Marshalltown, injuring one person along a three mile damage path. This is one of only three December tornadoes on record in Iowa.

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