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Flood Warning for Madison County until 3:45-p.m. Wed. (9/10)

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September 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

348 AM CDT WED SEP 10 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN…
MADISON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…

* UNTIL 345 PM CDT WEDNESDAY

* AT 342 AM CDT…LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED FLOODING MAY STILL
BE ONGOING AT SEVERAL URBAN AND RURAL AREAS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.
EARLIER IN THE NIGHT PORTIONS OF HIGHWAY 92 NEAR BEVINGTON AND A
ROAD SOUTH OF TRURO WAS FLOODED. ALONG WITH THAT PAMEL PARK AND
THE 2400 BLOCK OF CARVER ROAD IN WINTERSET WAS FLOODED. CUMMING
ROAD WAS ALSO FLOODED EARLIER IN THE NIGHT. ROADS MAY STILL BE
IMPACTED OR DIFFICULT TO TRAVEL ON DUE TO HEAVY OVERNIGHT RAINS
THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

Flash Flood Warning for Nodaway River at Clarinda until Thu. morning

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September 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

438 AM CDT WED SEP 10 2014

…THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVER…NODAWAY RIVER AT CLARINDA AFFECTING PAGE COUNTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

DO NOT DRIVE CARS THROUGH AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD. THE
WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR VEHICLE TO PASS SAFELY.

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE NODAWAY RIVER AT CLARINDA.
* UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING…OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT 4:15 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 22.8 FEET…OR 0.2 FEET BELOW
FLOOD STAGE.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 23.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST…RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE AND CONTINUE TO RISE
TO NEAR 24.0 FEET BY THIS MORNING.THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD
STAGE BY THIS AFTERNOON.
* IMPACT…AT 24.0 FEET…ADDITIONAL LOWLANDS, SOME FARMLANDS, AND
COUNTY ROADS FLOOD.

Flash Flood Warning update: Cass,Adair, Madsion, Union, Adams Counties

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September 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CASS IA-MADISON IA-ADAIR IA-UNION IA-ADAMS IA-
351 AM CDT WED SEP 10 2014

…THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR CASS…MADISON…ADAIR…NORTHERN UNION AND ADAMS COUNTIES IS CANCELLED…

THE HEAVY RAIN HAS ENDED…AND FLASH FLOODING IS NO LONGER EXPECTED TO POSE A THREAT.

AN AREAL FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR MADISON COUNTY UNTIL 345 PM CDT THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THIS AREAL FLOOD WARNING REPLACES THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING PREVIOUSLY IN EFFECT. ROADS IN MADISON COUNTY MAY STILL BE IMPACTED OR PERHAPS DAMAGED BY HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLOODING FROM THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

Rainfall and storm report 9/10/14 (from storms 9/9-9/10)

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September 10th, 2014 by Chris Parks

Rainfall in Atlantic, at the KJAN studios through 3:40-a.m. today (9/9/14), amounted to 3.12″ since the rain began to fall at around 12:30-p.m., Tuesday. Elsewhere in town, a resident near 7th & Birch reported 7.10″ over the past 24-hours, while 3.8″ was reported at a business on Chestnut Street.

Other reported rain totals include (as of early this morning):

4.2″ in Massena (Ardell McCunn); 4.4″ in Villisca;2.5″ 3 miles west of Oakland; 6.10″ in Afton (Union County); 4.25″ in Adair & Greenfield;  3.30″ 3 miles w. of Pacific Junction;  3+” of rain e. of Winterset; 3.34″ at Earlham; 2.1″ just south of Guthrie Center; 2″ in Corning; 2.20″ 3 miles s. of Creston; 2.02″ in Shenandoah; 3.30″ near Hamburg; 2.25″ in Emerson.

Other events:

9-p.m. Tues. – Numerous tree limbs down in and near Griswold, some blocking roads. Unspecified damage reported by Cass Co. Sheriff’s Deputy at or near the Conklin Fish Farm.

2″ diameter hail (slightly large than golf-ball size) 5-mile e/se of Corning at around 4:40-p.m. Tues.

2″ dia. hail in Lenox reported at 5:05-p.m. Tues.

1.75″ (Golf ball size) hail reported 7-miles s/se of Prescott, in Adams Co., at around 5:10-p.m. Tues.

1″ hail reported 2 miles s. of Lenox at around 5:20-p.m. Tues.

7:47-p.m. water reported over some secondary roads in Union County, near Kent.

 

Special Weather Statement: Cass /Adair Counties

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September 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CASS IA-ADAIR IA-

834 PM CDT TUE SEP 9 2014

…STRONG THUNDERSTORM MOVING THROUGH SOUTHERN CASS COUNTY…

AT 832 PM CDT…TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 4 MILES NORTHEAST OF GRISWOLD…OR 9 MILES SOUTH OF ATLANTIC…MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH AND TORRENTIAL RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… GRISWOLD…LEWIS…MASSENA…CUMBERLAND…BRIDGEWATER…GRISWOLD PARK AND COLD SPRINGS STATE PARK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM…AND MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

Updated Weather forecast for Cass and area counties along I-80

Weather

September 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

801 PM CDT TUE SEP 9 2014

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT WEDNESDAY…

TONIGHT…WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL EARLY MORNING…THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE NIGHT. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL. LOW IN THE MID 60S. EAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS NEAR 100 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY…CLOUDY…BREEZY…COOLER. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS BEFORE NOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. COOLER. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

Significant Weather Advisory: Shelby/Pott. Counties

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September 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SHELBY IA-POTTAWATTAMIE IA-

748 PM CDT TUE SEP 9 2014

SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHEASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE AND SOUTHEASTERN SHELBY COUNTIES UNTIL 830 PM CDT…

AT 746 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR MINDEN…OR 26 MILES WEST OF ATLANTIC…MOVING EAST AT 50 MPH. WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

OAKLAND…AVOCA…WALNUT…ELK HORN…SHELBY…MINDEN…NEOLA… HANCOCK…BOTNA BEND PARK…ARROWHEAD PARK AND ELK HORN CREEK RECREATION AREA.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT FOR PARTS OF SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA AND PARTS OF SOUTHWEST IOWA.

Counties under Tornado Watch trimmed down

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September 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 7:51-p.m.)

TORNADO WATCH 499 REMAINS VALID UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS: IN IOWA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 12 COUNTIES

IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA: APPANOOSE CLARKE DECATUR LUCAS MONROE RINGGOLD UNION WAYNE

IN SOUTHEAST IOWA: DAVIS WAPELLO

IN SOUTHWEST IOWA: ADAMS TAYLOR FREMONT MILLS MONTGOMERY PAGE

 

Flash Flood Warning: SW Pott. County

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September 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

FLASH FLOOD WARNING

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA

725 PM CDT TUE SEP 9 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…OMAHA METRO AREA INCLUDING… SOUTHWESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA… EASTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA… NORTHEASTERN SARPY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…

* UNTIL 915 PM CDT

* AT 718 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE OMAHA METRO AREA. UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN AND FLOODING HAS ALREADY OCCURRED IN PARTS OF THE METRO AREA. ADDITIONAL FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF TWO INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE METRO AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS OF FLOODING. TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

Flasg Flood Warning: Adams, Union, Ringgold Counties

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September 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA 618 PM CDT TUE SEP 9 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…NORTHERN RINGGOLD COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…WESTERN CLARKE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…UNION COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…NORTHWESTERN DECATUR COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…SOUTHEASTERN ADAMS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA

* UNTIL 1215 AM CDT

* AT 618 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THAT REPEATED THUNDERSTORMS HAVE ALREADY PRODUCED TWO TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE… CRESTON…OSCEOLA…LENOX…GREEN VALLEY LAKE…LAKESIDE CASINO… SUN VALLEY LAKE…AFTON…MURRAY…LORIMOR…DIAGONAL…PRESCOTT… GRAND RIVER…TINGLEY…CROMWELL…ARISPE…SHANNON CITY…KENT… THAYER…ELLSTON AND BEACONSFIELD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS OF FLOODING.

PLEASE REPORT FLOODING TO YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.