Severe Thunderstorm Watch for far western IA until 1-a.m. Friday

Weather

July 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

520 PM CDT THU JUL 25 2013

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 445 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 100 AM CDT

COUNTIES: BUENA VISTA CHEROKEE CLAY DICKINSON HARRISON IDA LYON MONONA O’BRIEN OSCEOLA PLYMOUTH POTTAWATTAMIE SHELBY SIOUX WOODBURY

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…

SEVERAL LARGE HAIL EVENTS WITH A FEW VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70 STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES NORTHEAST OF STORM LAKE IOWA TO 70 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BROKEN BOW NEBRASKA.

REMEMBER…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.