Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Pottawattamie County

Weather

July 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

402 PM CDT THU JUL 26 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

CENTRAL POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

* UNTIL 430 PM CDT

* AT 357 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR MINDEN…OR 24 MILES NORTHEAST OF OMAHA…AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… OAKLAND…UNDERWOOD…CARSON…MINDEN…MACEDONIA…NEOLA AND HANCOCK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH…DESTRUCTIVE HAIL…DEADLY LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.