Peoples' Weather Map

Sharing Weather Hazard Stories of Iowa’s Past and Present

To Remember Our Resilience in the Future.

  • 99counties
  • 6weather hazards
  • 244 storiesand growing!

Stories of Iowa Weather

For each of Iowa’s 99 counties, PWM has researched, written, and shared severe weather stories from the more distant and the recent past. We especially focus on hazards common in Iowa: flood, tornado, drought, heat, cold and blizzard, and insects. But we sneak in a number of other interesting details about the counties and their diverse inhabitants. Help us tell these stories by sending images from your attic or your cellphone that can illustrate our stories. Or send us images with captions of other severe weather events in your county to add to the timeline. Don’t forget to tell us the date and place of the photo and the kind of hazard causing the damage!

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Help get more stories on the map

Send us photos from Iowa weather hazards old and new with clear captions telling us the date, place, and kind of hazard, and we will add them to the severe weather timeline for your county.

Find out how to submit stories for your county »