SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR ADAIR & MADISON COUNTIES

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August 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

309 PM CDT WED AUG 8 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

EASTERN ADAIR COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA

SOUTHWESTERN MADISON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA

* UNTIL 400 PM CDT

* AT 303 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND

DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 5 MILES

EAST OF GREENFIELD…OR 18 MILES NORTH OF CRESTON…AND MOVING EAST

AT 25 MPH.

AT 305 PM A WIND GUST OF 55 MPH WAS REPORTED JUST EAST OF

GREENFIELD WITH THIS STORM.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

WINTERSET AND MACKSBURG.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE IN A

MOBILE HOME…GET OUT NOW…AND SEEK SHELTER IN A REINFORCED

BUILDING.