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24-hour rainfall in the KJAN listening area (as of 7-a.m. 8/29)

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August 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic (KJAN) – .64″;  Massena – 4.9″; Villisca – 2.6″; Red Oak – 1.15; Audubon – 1.06; Emerson – 1.0″; Shenandoah – .94″.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., Aug. 29th 2014

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August 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic.

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Flood Warning for the East Nishnabotna River at Red Oak

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August 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A FLOOD WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE EAST NISHNABOTNA RIVER AT RED OAK AFFECTING MONTGOMERY COUNTY UNTIL THIS EVENING…OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.

* AT 12:00 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 17.6 FEET…OR 0.4 FEET BELOW FLOOD STAGE.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 18.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST…RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE EARLY THIS MORNING TO NEAR 18.5 FEET. THE RIVER WILL THEN FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE LATER THIS MORNING.
* IMPACT…AT 18.0 FEET…RURAL LOWLANDS BEGIN TO FLOOD ALONG THE EAST BANK.

NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area: Fri., 8/29/2014

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August 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CDT FRI AUG 29 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. WEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 50 PERCENT.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. WEST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUNDAY NIGHT...THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

LABOR DAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH AROUND 80.

Flood Warning: Nodaway River at Clarinda

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August 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A FLOOD WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE 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.

* AT 1:15 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 24.7 FEET…OR 1.7 FEET ABOVE FLOOD STAGE.

* FLOOD STAGE IS 23.0 FEET.

* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.

* FORECAST…THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 25.8 FEET THIS MORNING. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACT…AT 24.0 FEET…ADDITIONAL LOWLANDS, SOME FARMLANDS, AND COUNTY ROADS FLOOD.

Special Weather Statement for Cass & area counties

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August 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-ADAMS-TAYLOR-

746 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

…MORE STORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS OVER SOUTHWEST IOWA THIS EVENING…

A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUES TO DRIFT NORTH AND EAST ACROSS SOUTHWEST IOWA FROM NEAR CLARINDA TOWARD THE INTERSTATE 80 CORRIDOR BETWEEN AVOCA AND STUART. THE STORMS WILL BE RELATIVELY SLOW MOVING AND QUITE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING TORRENTIAL RAINS WITH PONDING WATER ON ROADS AND RAPID RISES IN SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS. RAINFALL RATES MAY REACH ONE TO TWO INCHES PER HOUR. THE STRONGER STORMS MAY ALSO PRODUCE SMALL HAIL AND WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

AVOID DRIVING THROUGH STANDING WATER OR FLOODED AREAS. SLOW DOWN AND DISENGAGE CRUISE CONTROL IN HEAVIER RAINS AND BE AWARE OF HYDROPLANING.

Small Stream Flood Advisory: Montgomery/Page Counties

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August 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

752 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR…EASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…CENTRAL PAGE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…* UNTIL 1045 PM CDT

* AT 750 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS MOVING THROUGH THE REGION. THIS MAY CAUSE SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA. UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN IN RURAL AREAS…AND AN ADDITIONAL ONE HALF TO ONE INCH OF RAIN MAY STILL OCCUR AS THESE STORMS EXIT TO THE NORTHEAST.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT MAY EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE… VILLISCA…STANTON…COIN…GRANT…YORKTOWN…NORTHBORO… BLANCHARD…HEPBURN AND VIKING LAKE STATE PARK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS…AS WELL AS FARM AND COUNTRY ROADS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

Svr. T-storm warning cancelled for Page County

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August 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

737 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

…THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTHEASTERN PAGE COUNTY IS CANCELLED…

THE STORM WHICH PROMPTED THE WARNING HAS WEAKENED BELOW SEVERE LIMITS…AND NO LONGER POSE AN IMMEDIATE THREAT TO LIFE OR PROPERTY. THEREFORE THE WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. HOWEVER GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN ARE STILL POSSIBLE WITH THIS THUNDERSTORM.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning SE Page County

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August 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

721 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… SOUTHEASTERN PAGE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…UNTIL 800 PM CDT

* AT 721 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR COIN…OR 16 MILES NORTHEAST OF TARKIO…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

CLARINDA…COIN…COLLEGE SPRINGS…SHAMBAUGH AND BRADDYVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

Significant Weather Advisory: Montgomery & Page Counties

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August 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

707 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR EASTERN MONTGOMERY AND NORTH CENTRAL PAGE COUNTIES UNTIL 745 PM CDT…

AT 707 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES EAST OF ELLIOTT TO NEAR ESSEX…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH. HALF INCH HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

VILLISCA…STANTON…GRANT AND VIKING LAKE STATE PARK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS…AND MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 15 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

THESE STORMS MAY INTENSIFY…SO BE CERTAIN TO MONITOR LOCAL RADIO AND TV STATIONS…AS WELL AS LOCAL CABLE TV OUTLETS…FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.