SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH ISSUED

Weather

August 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK

220 PM CDT WED AUG 8 2012

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 565 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM CDT

FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ADAIR ADAMS APPANOOSE AUDUBON BOONE CARROLL CASS CLARKE DALLAS DECATUR GREENE GUTHRIE JASPER LUCAS MADISON MARION MONROE POLK RINGGOLD STORY TAYLOR UNION WARREN WAYNE

HAIL TO 1.5 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 50 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF DES MOINES IOWA TO 15 MILES EAST OF LAMONI IOWA.

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.