Severe Thunderstorm Warning Adair/Adams/Cass/Guthrie

Weather

May 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
543 PM CDT SUN MAY 19 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
ADAIR COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
NORTHERN ADAMS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
SOUTHEASTERN CASS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
SOUTH CENTRAL GUTHRIE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…

* UNTIL 630 PM CDT

* AT 538 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 14 MILES NORTH OF
CORNING…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 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…BRIDGEWATER…ORIENT…FONTANELLE…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!