TORNADO WARNING: POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY UNTIL 1:30-A.M. SUNDAY

Weather

April 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

1257 AM CDT SUN APR 15 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING FOR POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…UNTIL 130 AM CDT

* AT 1255 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR UNDERWOOD…OR 14 MILES EAST OF OMAHA…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

AVOCA…OAKLAND…WALNUT…HANCOCK AND MCCLELLAND.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…

HIGHWAY 59 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 52 AND 58.

INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA NEAR MILE MARKER 17…AND BETWEEN MILE

MARKERS 40 AND 46.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TORNADOES ARE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO SEE AND CONFIRM AT NIGHT. DO NOT WAIT TO SEE OR HEAR THE TORNADO. TAKE COVER NOW.