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Wind Advisory issued for late Sunday morning thru 7pm Sunday

Weather

April 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM CDT SUNDAY.

SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE MORNING AND BE VERY WINDY THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.¬† WIND SPEEDS SHOULD INCREASE TO 30 TO 40 MPH…WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 TO 55 MPH POSSIBLE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS BETWEEN 30 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS BETWEEN 45 TO 57 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION. SECURE LOOSE OBJECTS IF POSSIBLE.

TORNADO WARNING: POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY UNTIL 1:30-A.M. SUNDAY

Weather

April 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

1257 AM CDT SUN APR 15 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING FOR POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…UNTIL 130 AM CDT

* AT 1255 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR UNDERWOOD…OR 14 MILES EAST OF OMAHA…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

AVOCA…OAKLAND…WALNUT…HANCOCK AND MCCLELLAND.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…

HIGHWAY 59 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 52 AND 58.

INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA NEAR MILE MARKER 17…AND BETWEEN MILE

MARKERS 40 AND 46.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TORNADOES ARE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO SEE AND CONFIRM AT NIGHT. DO NOT WAIT TO SEE OR HEAR THE TORNADO. TAKE COVER NOW.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH UPDATE: 12:27-A.M. SUN., APRIL 15TH

Weather

April 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD COUNTIES

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING…

ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY OVERNIGHT. SOME OF THESE STORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL. FLASH FLOODING WILL BE A THREAT…ESPECIALLY FOR LOCATIONS WHICH SAW HEAVY RAINFALL ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Mills/Pottawattamie Co. until 1:15-a.m.

Weather

April 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

1241 AM CDT SUN APR 15 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR EASTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…SARPY COUNTY IN EASTERN NEBRASKA…UNTIL 115 AM CDT

* AT 1236 AM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 15 MILES SOUTH OF OMAHA TO OFFUTT AFB…OR ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 40 MILES NORTHEAST OF LINCOLN TO 70 MILES NORTH OF FALLS CITY…AND MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

PENNY SIZE HAIL MAY ALSO ACCOMPANY THE DAMAGING WINDS. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…COUNCIL BLUFFS…BELLEVUE…OFFUTT AFB…GLENWOOD…OAKLAND…TREYNOR…UNDERWOOD…CARSON…EMERSON… MACEDONIA…CARTER LAKE…SILVER CITY…HASTINGS…HENDERSON AND MCCLELLAND.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…

HIGHWAY 59 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 41 AND 52.

INTERSTATE 29 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 35 AND 56.

INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 20.

INTERSTATE 80 IN NEBRASKA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 450 AND 454.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH…DESTRUCTIVE HAIL…DEADLY LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 AM CDT SUNDAY MORNING FOR SOUTHWESTERN IOWA AND EASTERN NEBRASKA.

Flood Watch in effect until 10-a.m Sunday

Weather

April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

FLOOD WATCH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA 1025 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012

…ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT…

ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL ARE POSSIBLE AGAIN OVERNIGHT. A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTHWARD ACROSS SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF IOWA OVERNIGHT…HELPING TO PROVIDE A FOCUS FOR ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT. MORE THUNDERSTORMS TO THE WEST OF IOWA

COUNTIES: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT SUNDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL IOWA…SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…SOUTHWEST IOWA AND WEST CENTRAL IOWA…UNTIL 10 AM CDT SUNDAY

ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN ARE POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT. THE GROUND IS STILL RECOVERING FROM THE HEAVY RAINFALL EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. ANY ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING. THE THE AREAS WHICH RECEIVED HEAVY RAIN EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING ARE OF MOST CONCERN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for western Iowa

Weather

April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 1010 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 173 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 AM CDT

FOR THE FOLLOWING  IOWA COUNTIES:: FREMONT HARRISON MILLS MONONA MONTGOMERY PAGE POTTAWATTAMIE SHELBY WOODBURY.

HAIL TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER…THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH…AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS. THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50 STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES WEST OF NORFOLK NEBRASKA TO 40 MILES EAST OF OMAHA NEBRASKA. F

REMEMBER…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

IN ADDITION, TORNADO WATCH #169 REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 12-AM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN THE KJAN LISTENING AREA: ADAIR- ADAMS-AUDUBON-CASS-GUTHRIE-MADISON-RINGGOLD-TAYLOR-UNION.

Street Flooding in Atlantic Saturday evening

News, Weather

April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Whirlpool in front of Nishna Valley Credit Union, 2nd & Elm Sts.

3rd and Elm Streets, looking north

Detention pond overflows on north campus of Atlantic Middle School

2nd and Elm, access drive to Akin Bldg Center

Some streets of Atlantic were turned into miniature rivers this evening, following heavy rains that poured for over an hour. KJAN News Director Ric Hanson was out and about and took some pictures for you to view.

Street flooding was observed by Ric at 7th and Walnut, 10th and Linn, 2nd & 3rd Streets and Elm, in Atlantic.

 

Flash Flood Warning For Cass County

Weather

April 14th, 2012 by Doug Evans

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  NORTHWESTERN CASS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...

* UNTIL 1000 PM CDT

* AT 658 PM CDT...LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED FLASH FLOODING IN
ATLANTIC. THE FLASH FLOODING WAS CAUSED BY THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING
VERY HEAVY RAIN.  THE STORMS HAD MOVED OUT OF THE WARNED AREA BUT
ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE.

Flash Flood Warning for Portions of Guthrie and Adair Counties

Weather

April 14th, 2012 by Doug Evans

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  NORTHEASTERN ADAIR COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...
  NORTHERN MADISON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA...
  NORTHERN WARREN COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA...
  SOUTHEASTERN GUTHRIE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA...
  SOUTHERN DALLAS COUNTY IN CENTRAL IOWA...
  SOUTHERN POLK COUNTY IN CENTRAL IOWA...

* UNTIL 130 AM CDT SUNDAY
* AT 727 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL MOVING INTO THE WARNED
  AREA. AN ADDITIONAL ONE TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN IS LIKELY ACROSS
  PARTS OF THE WARNED AREA.

SVR TSTRMS WARNING SE ADAMS/MADISON/RINGGOLD/TAYLOR COUNTIES UNTIL 7:30PM

Weather

April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

48 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTHEASTERN ADAMS COUNTY, SOUTHERN MADISON COUNTY, NORTHERN RINGGOLD, EASTERN TAYLOR AND UNION COUNTIES UNTIL 730 PM CDT

* AT 646 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 5 MILES EAST OF LENOX…OR 12 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CRESTON…AND MOVING EAST AT 60 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…CRESTON…WINTERSET…MACKSBURG…