Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued

Weather

June 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

330 PM CDT THU JUN 14 2012

AUDUBON CALHOUN CARROLL CRAWFORD GREENE GUTHRIE SAC FREMONT HARRISON MILLS MONTGOMERY PAGE POTTAWATTAMIE SHELBY COUNTIES IN IOWA.

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND NORTH-CENTRAL IOWA EASTERN NEBRASKA EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 330 PM UNTIL 1100 PM CDT.

HAIL TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER…THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH…AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS. THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES NORTHEAST OF SPENCER IOWA TO 15 MILES SOUTH OF LINCOLN NEBRASKA.

REMEMBER…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.