TORNADO WARNING! GUTHRIE/DALLAS/MADISON COUNTIES

Weather

May 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
627 PM CDT SUN MAY 19 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
SOUTHERN DALLAS COUNTY IN CENTRAL IOWA…
SOUTHEASTERN GUTHRIE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…
NORTHWESTERN MADISON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…

* UNTIL 700 PM CDT

* AT 624 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR EARLHAM…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

HAZARD…DEVELOPING TORNADO AND HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.

IMPACT…MOBILE HOMES WILL BE HEAVILY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL
OCCUR. FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DEADLY TO PEOPLE AND ANIMALS.
EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE IS LIKELY.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
DE SOTO…ADEL…DALLAS CENTER…WAUKEE…REDFIELD…VAN METER AND
GRANGER.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 80 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 97 AND 121.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME…A VEHICLE OR
OUTDOORS…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.