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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING SE CASS, SW ADAIR & NORTHERN ADAMS COUNTIES

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April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA

241 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

SOUTHWESTERN ADAIR COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…NORTHERN ADAMS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…SOUTHEASTERN CASS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA… UNTIL 330 PM CDT

* AT 238 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR STANTON…OR 18 MILES NORTH OF CLARINDA…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…CARBON…CUMBERLAND…MASSENA AND BRIDGEWATER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE IN A MOBILE HOME…GET OUT NOW…AND SEEK SHELTER IN A REINFORCED BUILDING. TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM…AND MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. TURN AROUND DON/T DROWN.

URBAN & SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY SOUTHWEST IA COUNTIES

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April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

MONTGOMERY IA-MILLS IA-PAGE IA-FREMONT IA-

234 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR…MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…NORTHWESTERN PAGE COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…EXTREME NORTHEASTERN FREMONT COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA… UNTIL 530 PM CDT

AT 226 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA. UP TO 2.5 OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN THE PAST HOUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE MINOR FLOODING INCLUDE RED OAK…ESSEX…EMERSON…ELLIOTT…IMOGENE AND COBURG.

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.

UPDATE ON TORNADO WARNING FOR PAGE COUNTY….

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April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

231 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012

.A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 245 PM CDT FOR NORTHWESTERN PAGE COUNTY…AT 227 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR ESSEX…OR 28 MILES NORTH OF TARKIO…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… ESSEX.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING: MONTGOMERY/NW PAGE COUNTIES

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April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

229 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA...
  EXTREME NORTHWESTERN PAGE COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA...

* UNTIL 300 PM CDT

* AT 223 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS
  INDICATED TWO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER
  SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS
  WERE LOCATED 11 MILES SOUTHWEST OF RED OAK AND THE OTHER NEAR
  ESSEX...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  RED OAK...STANTON...GRANT AND COBURG.

TORNADO WATCH ISSUED FOR PARTS OF WESTERN/SW IA

Weather

April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

222 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012 I

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXTENDED TORNADO WATCH 166 TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AREAS UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING IN IOWA. THIS WATCH INCLUDES 8 COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST IOWA :FREMONT HARRISON MILLS MONTGOMERY PAGE POTTAWATTAMIE SHELBY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA MONONA. THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…CLARINDA…COUNCIL BLUFFS… DUNLAP…FARRAGUT…GLENWOOD…HAMBURG…HARLAN…LOGAN… MAPLETON…MISSOURI VALLEY…ONAWA…RED OAK…SHENANDOAH… SIDNEY…TABOR AND WOODBINE.

TORNADO WARNING: NE FREMONT & NW PAGE COUNTIES

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April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

TORNADO WARNING

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA

217 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING FOR…NORTHWESTERN PAGE COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…NORTHEASTERN FREMONT COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA… UNTIL 245 PM CDT

* AT 213 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED  NEAR FARRAGUT…OR 25 MILES NORTH OF TARKIO…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…ESSEX.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME OR OUTDOORS…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning (update): Fremont/Page Counties

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April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

PAGE IA-FREMONT IA-

215 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 230 PM CDT FOR NORTHWESTERN PAGE AND NORTHEASTERN FREMONT COUNTIES…AT 213 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEROLOGISTS INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LARGE DAMAGING HAIL UP TO GOLF BALL SIZE. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR ESSEX…OR 27 MILES NORTH OF TARKIO…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…ESSEX AND IMOGENE.

Urban & Small Stream Flood Advisory: Montgomery/Mills/Fremont Counties

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April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

212 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR…EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…

EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…EXTREME NORTHEASTERN FREMONT COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…UNTIL 515 PM CDT

* AT 206 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA. UP TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN THE PAST HOUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE MINOR FLOODING INCLUDE RANDOLPH. THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STREAMS AND DRAINAGES…WEST NISHNABOTNA RIVER…SILVER CREEK…HUNTER BRANCH…DEER CREEK…SPRING VALLEY CREEK…MULE CREEK AND WALNUT CREEK.ECAUTIONARY/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.

Forecasters: Dangerous storms moving into Midwest

News, Weather

April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Baseball-sized hail is breaking windows and tearing the siding off homes in northeast Nebraska, and forecasters are warning residents across the nation’s midsection to brace for “life threatening” storms. The National Weather Service says at least three possible tornadoes were reported early Saturday in central Oklahoma, while hail and rain were pelting Nebraska by early afternoon. No injuries were immediately reported. But forecasters are expecting the most dangerous weather later in the day and are warning residents across the region of possible fast-moving overnight tornadoes. Officials say a large area spanning from Minnesota to Texas could be at risk. In Nebraska, Boone County Sheriff David Spiegel says large hail has damaged vehicles, shattered windows and ripped the siding off of houses in and around Petersburg, a town about 140 miles northwest of Omaha.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Fremont & Page Counties

Weather

April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

206 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

NORTHEASTERN FREMONT COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…NORTHWESTERN PAGE COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA… UNTIL 230 PM CDT

* AT 203 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR FARRAGUT…OR 25 MILES NORTH OF TARKIO…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…SHENANDOAH…ESSEX AND IMOGENE.