Special Weather Statement: Cass-Adair-Adams-Ringgold-Taylor-Union Counties

Weather

August 12th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Adams IA-Adair IA-Ringgold IA-Union IA-Taylor IA-Cass IA-
408 AM CDT Mon Aug 12 2019

Strong Thunderstorms Moving Across Southwest Iowa

Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Griswold to near Villisca to 6 miles south of Hopkins. Movement was east at 60 mph. Winds of 35 to 45 mph will be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include…
Creston, Atlantic, Greenfield, Mount Ayr, Corning, Bedford, Stuart,
Lenox, Griswold, Sun Valley Lake, Green Valley Lake, Lake Icaria,
Anita, Afton, Fontanelle, Lewis, New Market, Orient, Clearfield and
Lorimor.

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.