Baseball sized hail reported near Carbon in Adams County

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May 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ADAIR IA-ADAMS IA-CASS IA-
524 PM CDT SUN MAY 19 2013

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR EASTERN
CASS…WESTERN ADAMS AND WESTERN ADAIR COUNTIES UNTIL 545 PM CDT…

AT 519 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 9 MILES NORTH OF
CORNING…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS STORM.

HAZARD…BASEBALL SIZE HAIL AND 60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED TWO AND ONE HALF INCH
DIAMETER HAIL WEST OF CARBON AT 515 PM CDT.

IMPACT…PEOPLE AND ANIMALS OUTDOORS WILL BE SEVERELY INJURED. EXPECT
SHATTERED WINDOWS…EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING…
VEHICLES AND CROPS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
CUMBERLAND…MASSENA…BRIDGEWATER…WIOTA…FONTANELLE AND ANITA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. PEOPLE OUTSIDE
SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER…INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING AND AWAY FROM
WINDOWS.

THIS THUNDERSTORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING ALL TYPES OF SEVERE
WEATHER…INCLUDING EXTREMELY LARGE HAIL…DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE
WINDS AND TORNADOES. MOVE QUICKLY TO A SAFE SHELTER…SUCH AS IN AN
INTERIOR ROOM…A BATHROOM OR CLOSET…OR BASEMENT.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM…AND MAY LEAD TO
FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS!