Hazardous Weather Outlook for northwest, parts of western and west central Iowa

Weather

October 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

400 AM CDT FRI OCT 12 2012

DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT:

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN THIS EVENING. THERE WILL BE PERIODS OF THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT…ESPECIALLY NORTH OF HIGHWAY 30. SOME STORMS COULD BECOME SEVERE OVERNIGHT WITH DAMAGING WIND AND LARGE HAIL THE MAIN THREATS.

DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY:

PERIODS OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. SEVERE STORMS ARE POSSIBLE SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING. ALL MODES OF SEVERE WEATHER ARE POSSIBLE…INCLUDING DAMAGING WINDS…LARGE HAIL AND A FEW TORNADOES. THE MOST LIKELY AREAS TO SEE SEVERE STORMS ARE LOCATIONS SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 20.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

AN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT MULTI-MEDIA WEB BRIEFING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR 1 PM ON FRIDAY. THIS BRIEFING WILL COVER THE UPCOMING POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WEATHER ON SATURDAY. SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED FROM TIME TO TIME LATE FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY EVENING.
THIS STATEMENT APPLIES TO THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN IOWA…

EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-DECATUR-WAYNE-APPANOOSE-DAVIS.