Tornado Watch issued until 10-pm for parts of western IA (10/4/13)

Weather

October 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

240 PM CDT FRI OCT 4 2013

TORNADO WATCH 539 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS….IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE: FREMONT HARRISON MILLS MONONA MONTGOMERY PAGE POTTAWATTAMIE SHELBY WOODBURY

SEVERAL TORNADOES LIKELY WITH A FEW INTENSE TORNADOES POSSIBLE SEVERAL VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS WITH A FEW SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE.THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES WEST OF FALLS CITY NEBRASKA TO 35 MILES NORTHEAST OF NORFOLK NEBRASKA.

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.