Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued until 10-p.m. Monday (7/22)

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July 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

310 PM CDT MON JUL 22 2013 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 430 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS IN IA… . IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE:

AUDUBON BOONE BUENA VISTA BUTLER CALHOUN CARROLL CERRO GORDO CHEROKEE CLAY CRAWFORD FRANKLIN GREENE GRUNDY GUTHRIE HAMILTON HANCOCK HARDIN HARRISON HUMBOLDT IDA KOSSUTH MARSHALL MONONA PALO ALTO PLYMOUTH POCAHONTAS POTTAWATTAMIE SAC SHELBY STORY WEBSTER WINNEBAGO WOODBURY WORTH WRIGHT.

PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…

SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS WITH A FEW SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE SEVERAL LARGE HAIL EVENTS WITH A FEW VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 45 STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MASON CITY IOWA TO 30 MILES WEST OF TEKAMAH NEBRASKA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.