Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Central Shelby County 3″ hail

Weather

June 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

939 AM CDT MON JUN 30 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
CENTRAL SHELBY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

* UNTIL 1030 AM CDT

* AT 938 AM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR HARLAN…OR
19 MILES NORTHWEST OF ATLANTIC…MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS STORM.

HAZARD…THREE INCH HAIL AND 60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS.

IMPACT…PEOPLE AND ANIMALS OUTDOORS WILL BE SEVERELY INJURED.
EXPECT SHATTERED WINDOWS…EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO
ROOFS…SIDING AND VEHICLES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
HARLAN…ELK HORN…IRWIN…WESTPHALIA…KIRKMAN…NISHNA BEND
RECREATION AREA…PRAIRIE ROSE STATE PARK AND ELK HORN CREEK
RECREATION AREA.

3 INCH HAIL WAS REPORTED IN HARLAN AT 937 AM. THIS IS BIGGER THAN
BASEBALLS.

THIS INCLUDES HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 70 AND 83.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.