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June 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Near 24-hour rainfall totals….

At the KJAN Studios (The Nat’l. Weather Service reporting site for Atlantic), 1.35″ (2.76″ since 7-am Wed.);  Shenadoah, 4.99″; Emerson, 2.15″; 1.5-miles S. of Avoca, 1.3″; Clarinda, 3.62″; Massena, .99″.

 

Rivers rising past flood stage following heavy Iowa rainfall

News, Weather

June 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Flood warnings have been issued for several Iowa rivers following heavy rainfall in many parts of the state.

East Nish near Atlantic (Cass County EMA photo)

East Nish near Atlantic (Cass County EMA photo)

The National Weather Service says a flood warning continues for the Nishnabotna River near Hamburg, in Fremont County, where the river was expected to crest at 25.3-feet early Saturday morning. Flood stage is 25-feet. Minor flooding is forecast.

The Cass County Emergency Management Agency reports the East Nishnabotna River near Atlantic will not approach its 19-foot flood stage. At 7:45-a.m. today (Friday), the river was at 12.56-feet. It is expected to crest at 13.6-feet before falling to just above 10-feet Saturday morning.

A Flood Warning is in effect as well for the Iowa River at Marengo, where the water was nearly 2 feet over flood stage on Friday morning. And warnings have been continued or extended for the Des Moines, Raccoon and North Raccoon rivers. The Des Moines River was expected to reach 2.5 feet above flood stage by Friday evening in Des Moines.

Police in Cedar Rapids report that officers and other emergency workers responded to more than 20 vehicles stranded on flooded streets. For a time Thursday night the rain fell at a rate of 2 inches an hour in Cedar Rapids.

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: 6/12/15

Weather

June 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

347 AM CDT FRI JUN 12 2015

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY. PATCHY DRIZZLE. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH.

TODAY…CLOUDY. PATCHY DRIZZLE THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. EAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

SATURDAY…A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 80 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S.

MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF  THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S.

 

Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 1-am Fri.

Weather

June 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD COUNTIES: FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT FRIDAY.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

Tornado Watch Cancelled for Cass County – Still in effect until 9 elsewhere

Weather

June 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

743 PM CDT THU JUN 11 2015

TORNADO WATCH 285 REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT FOR THE

FOLLOWING COUNTIES: ADAIR MADISON RINGGOLD & UNION IN THE KJAN LISTENING AREA.

 

Severe Thunderstorm warning: Adams & Union Counties

Weather

June 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

646 PM CDT THU JUN 11 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

WESTERN UNION COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…

ADAMS COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…

* UNTIL 730 PM CDT

* AT 646 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR LENOX…OR 8 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CORNING…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

HAZARD…QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED. AT 622 PM A TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTED GOLF BALL SIZED HAIL NEAR GRAVITY.

IMPACT…DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

CRESTON…CORNING…LENOX…LAKE ICARIA…PRESCOTT…CROMWELL… KENT…LAKE ICARIA STATE PARK…CRESTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT…CORNING MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AND GREEN VALLEY LAKE STATE PARK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS STORM IS PRODUCING LARGE HAIL. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

 

Tornado Watch cancelled for Fremont, Montgomery & Page Counties

Weather

June 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED TORNADO WATCH 285 FOR FREMONT MONTGOMERY PAGE COUNTIES.

TORNADO WATCH 285 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR MADISON RINGGOLD UNION ADAIR ADAMS CASS and TAYLOR COUNTIES.

 

Severe Thunderstorm Warning SE Page County

Weather

June 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

416 PM CDT THU JUN 11 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

SOUTHEASTERN PAGE COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…

* UNTIL 445 PM CDT

* AT 416 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 9 MILES SOUTH OF CLARINDA…OR 16 MILES WEST OF BEDFORD…MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

 

Tornado warning will be allowed to expire

Weather

June 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

PAGE IA-FREMONT IA-

356 PM CDT THU JUN 11 2015

…THE TORNADO WARNING FOR SOUTHWESTERN PAGE AND SOUTHEASTERN FREMONT

COUNTIES WILL EXPIRE AT 400 PM CDT…

THE STORM WHICH PROMPTED THE WARNING HAS WEAKENED BELOW SEVERE LIMITS…AND NO LONGER APPEARS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THEREFORE THE WARNING WILL BE ALLOWED TO EXPIRE. HOWEVER…HEAVY RAIN IS STILL POSSIBLE WITH THIS THUNDERSTORM.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT FOR SOUTHWESTERN IOWA.

 

Tornado Warning Update: Page/Fremont Counties

Weather

June 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

347 PM CDT THU JUN 11 2015

…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM CDT FOR

SOUTHWESTERN PAGE AND SOUTHEASTERN FREMONT COUNTIES…

AT 346 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO WAS LOCATED 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF COIN…OR 11 MILES NORTH OF TARKIO…MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH.