Severe Thunderstorm update: Cass/Adams/Adair/Guthrie Counties

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May 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

GUTHRIE IA-ADAIR IA-ADAMS IA-CASS IA-
600 PM CDT SUN MAY 19 2013

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHEASTERN¬† CASS…NORTHERN ADAMS…ADAIR AND SOUTH CENTRAL GUTHRIE COUNTIES¬† UNTIL 630 PM CDT…

AT 557 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 5 MILES SOUTHWEST
OF GREENFIELD…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD…HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL AND 60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES AND CROPS IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND
DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
GREENFIELD…ADAIR AND CASEY.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 80 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 74 AND 90.

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!