Tornado Watch issued for Cass & area Counties until Midnight

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October 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

TORNADO WATCH 541 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1200 AM CDT FOR THE

FOLLOWING LOCATIONS IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE:

ADAIR ADAMS AUDUBON CARROLL CASS CRAWFORD DALLAS GUTHRIE MADISON RINGGOLD SAC TAYLOR UNION

PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…

SEVERAL TORNADOES WITH A FEW INTENSE TORNADOES POSSIBLE 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.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 65 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF DES MOINES IOWA TO 40 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF MASON CITY IOWA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER…A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES AND 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.