Special Weather Statement: Adair-Madison-Ringgold & Union Counties

Weather

August 12th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
507 AM CDT Mon Aug 12 2019

…Gusty Winds and Heavy Rainfall with Storms This Morning…

At 506 AM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Stuart to 11 miles west of Lakeside Casino to near Lamoni. Movement was east at 55 mph.

Winds of 40 to 50 mph will be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include…
Des Moines, West Des Moines, Indianola, Norwalk, Winterset, Osceola,
Chariton, Leon, Corydon, Carlisle, Lamoni, Pleasantville, Earlham,
Melcher-Dallas, Sun Valley Lake, Avenue Of The Saints Event Center,
Lakeside Casino, Rathbun Lake, Milo and Hartford.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.