Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Western Mills County

Weather

August 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

747 PM CDT TUE AUG 7 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  NORTHEASTERN CASS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA...
  WESTERN MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...
  EASTERN SARPY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA...

* UNTIL 830 PM CDT

* AT 745 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 OFFUTT AFB...OR 14
  MILES SOUTH OF OMAHA...AND MOVING EAST AT 10 MPH. THIS STORM HAS A
  HISTORY OF SEVERE WEATHER.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  BELLEVUE...OFFUTT AFB...PLATTSMOUTH...GLENWOOD AND PACIFIC JUNCTION.

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.