Tornado Watch details

Weather

June 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

935 AM CDT MON JUN 30 2014

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL IOWA & EASTERN NEBRASKA

* EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY MORNING AND EVENING FROM 935 AM UNTIL 600 PM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
A FEW TORNADOES LIKELY WITH A COUPLE INTENSE TORNADOES POSSIBLE WIDESPREAD LARGE HAIL EXPECTED WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS
TO 80 MPH POSSIBLE.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF COLUMBUS NEBRASKA TO 15 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF OTTUMWA 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.

COUNTIES INCLUDED IN THE WATCH:

ADAIR ADAMS APPANOOSE AUDUBON BOONE CALHOUN CARROLL CASS CLARKE CRAWFORD DALLAS DAVIS DECATUR FREMONT GREENE GRUNDY GUTHRIE HAMILTON HARDIN HARRISON JASPER LUCAS MADISON MAHASKA MARION MARSHALL MILLS MONONA MONROE MONTGOMERY PAGE POLK POTTAWATTAMIE POWESHIEK RINGGOLD SAC SHELBY STORY TAMA
TAYLOR UNION WAPELLO WARREN WAYNE WEBSTER.