Enhanced Fire Danger across western IA Tuesday; Severe weather possible late in the week

Weather

May 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

310 PM CDT SUN MAY 12 2013

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF THE KJAN LISTENING AREA, INCLUDING THESE COUNTIES...

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THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT: NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: ON TUESDAY SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH AT TIMES WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITY FALLING TO AROUND 30 PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOON. THIS WILL RESULT IN AN ENHANCED FIRE DANGER…ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTHERN AND WESTERN IOWA.

LOW THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL RETURN TO THE FORECAST AT TIMES BETWEEN TUESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY…MAINLY SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 20. THERE IS A LOW SEVERE WEATHER THREAT DURING THIS TIME FRAME. THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL THEN INCREASE WITH SEVERAL ROUNDS OF STORMS LIKELY FROM LATE THURSDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND. SEVERE WEATHER CHANCES WILL BE HIGHER AT TIMES DURING THIS PERIOD…BUT THE DETAILS OF THE THREATS ARE STILL UNCLEAR AT THIS RANGE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BECOME POSSIBLE BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.