Significant Weather Advisory: Eastern Page County

Weather

June 24th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Page IA-
452 PM CDT SUN JUN 24 2018

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR EASTERN PAGE COUNTY UNTIL 530 PM
CDT...

At 452 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near
Clarinda, or 14 miles northwest of Bedford, moving north at 10 mph.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Clarinda, Shambaugh and Hepburn.

Juvenile killed in SE IA UTV accident

News

June 24th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

An unnamed juvenile from Houghton, died during an UTV accident Sunday morning in southeast Iowa’s Lee County. The Iowa State Patrol reports the youth, who was a passenger on the machine, was thrown off a 2018 Polaris Ranger, a little after 9-a.m., and suffered fatal injuries. The UTV was traveling north on Pilot Grove Road when the accident occurred. The incident remains under investigation.

Severe Thunderstorm warning update: Greene/Guthrie/Carroll Counties

Weather

June 24th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Greene IA-Guthrie IA-Carroll IA-
343 PM CDT SUN JUN 24 2018

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM CDT
FOR SOUTHWESTERN GREENE...NORTHWESTERN GUTHRIE AND SOUTHEASTERN
CARROLL COUNTIES...

At 343 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Coon Rapids, or
12 miles southwest of Jefferson, moving northeast at 10 mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Emergency management. At 325pm...quarter sized hail was
         reported near Bayard.

IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to
         roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include...
Coon Rapids and Bayard.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to
flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: NW Guthrie/SE Carroll/SW Greene Counties

Weather

June 24th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
319 PM CDT SUN JUN 24 2018

The National Weather Service in Des Moines  has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
  Southwestern Greene County in west central Iowa...
  Northwestern Guthrie County in west central Iowa...
  Southeastern Carroll County in west central Iowa...

* Until 400 PM CDT.

* At 319 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 7 miles southeast
  of Coon Rapids, or 9 miles north of Guthrie Center, moving
  northeast at 10 mph.

  HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated.

  IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
           to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include...
  Coon Rapids and Bayard.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to
flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Dubuque converting methane to natural gas at waste plant

Ag/Outdoor, News

June 24th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The excess methane that Dubuque officials used to just burn at the city’s wastewater treatment plant is now being converted into natural gas. The Telegraph Herald reports Dubuque was already using about 75 percent of the methane produced at the plant that was built in 2016 to power and heat the facility.

The new equipment will convert the remaining methane into natural gas. Dubuque City Council member Ric Jones says this project will help reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions while also generating energy.

After the methane is converted by some of BioResource Development’s equipment, the natural gas is sent to Black Hills Energy to be distributed.

Railroad unloading oil from cars after Iowa derailment

News

June 24th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

DOON, Iowa (AP) — Crews are working to contain and clean up crude that spilled when an oil train derailed in northwestern Iowa. BNSF railroad spokesman Andy Williams says workers have unloaded oil from 10 of the oil tank cars that didn’t leak after Friday’s derailment. Officials have said 14 of the 32 cars that derailed in Lyon County leaked oil.

Officials say 230,000 gallons spilled. Roughly 100,000 gallons has been contained with booms in a low-lying area filled with floodwaters near the derailment.

Cities downstream from the spill are monitoring their water systems. Workers will continue unloading oil from the rest of the cars and removing them from the area over the next several days. It wasn’t immediately clear Sunday how long the effort will take.

Bricks from University of Iowa’s stadium popular with fans

News, Sports

June 24th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Bricks from the University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium have proven to be a popular souvenir for Hawkeye fans when there is construction on the facility. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports Bravo Sports Marketing is selling bricks from the stadium with a commemorative plaque for $99 apiece.

The company acquired about 8,000 bricks from the stadium after a 2004 renovation and sold them all quickly. So Bravo Sports’ Dave Gallagher says it was natural for the company to bid on 1,200 bricks that were available last summer.

The bricks were all washed with a special detergent, dried and given a special plaque. They all come with a certificate of authenticity from the university. Only about 400 remain available.

Severe Tstorm update (Adair/Guthrie/Madison/Dallas Counties)

Weather

June 24th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Madison IA-Guthrie IA-Adair IA-Dallas IA-
304 PM CDT SUN JUN 24 2018

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 330 PM CDT
FOR NORTHWESTERN MADISON...CENTRAL GUTHRIE...NORTHEASTERN ADAIR AND
SOUTHWESTERN DALLAS COUNTIES...

At 303 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Panora, or near
Guthrie Center, moving northeast at 30 mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to
         roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include...
Adel, Guthrie Center, Stuart, Earlham, Panora, De Soto, Lake
Panorama, Redfield, Dexter, Diamondhead Lake, Menlo, Linden and
Springbrook State Park.

This includes Interstate 80 between mile markers 88 and 109.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Adair & Guthrie Counties until 3:30-p.m

Weather

June 24th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
252 PM CDT SUN JUN 24 2018

The National Weather Service in Des Moines  has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
  Northwestern Madison County in south central Iowa...
  Central Guthrie County in west central Iowa...
  Northeastern Adair County in southwestern Iowa...
  Southwestern Dallas County in central Iowa...

* Until 330 PM CDT.

* At 252 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Guthrie
  Center, moving northeast at 25 mph.

  HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated.

  IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
           to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include...
  Adel, Guthrie Center, Stuart, Earlham, Panora, De Soto, Lake
  Panorama, Redfield, Dexter, Diamondhead Lake, Menlo, Linden and
  Springbrook State Park.

This includes Interstate 80 between mile markers 88 and 109.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to
flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Corps reminds public: Missouri River sandbars closed to use

News

June 24th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says sandbars along part of the Missouri River are again closed to protect the nests of endangered bird species.
The Corps says endangered interior least terns and threatened piping plovers nest on sandbars between Ft. Peck Dam in Montana and Ponca State Park in Nebraska. The birds use the sandbars to lay their eggs and hatch chicks.

The number of sandbars on the Missouri River is limited this year because the water level is higher than normal. The nesting season runs from mid-May through August.