SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA
912 PM CDT TUE AUG 7 2012
POTTAWATTAMIE IA-DOUGLAS NE-WASHINGTON NE-
912 PM CDT TUE AUG 7 2012
…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE…
EASTERN DOUGLAS AND SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTIES UNTIL 945 PM
AT 910 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS
TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM SOUTH OF FORT CALHOUN…OR 7 MILES
NORTH OF OMAHA…MOVING EAST AT 15 MPH.
HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF DIMES AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH WILL BE
POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.
LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
DOWNTOWN OMAHA…COUNCIL BLUFFS…CARTER LAKE AND CRESCENT.
45 PM CDT TUE AUG 7 2012 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... NORTHWESTERN ADAIR COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA... NORTHEASTERN CASS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA... * UNTIL 830 PM CDT * AT 744 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 11 MILES EAST OF ATLANTIC...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 15 MPH. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... ANITA...BRIDGEWATER...MASSENA AND FONTANELLE. 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.
747 PM CDT TUE AUG 7 2012 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... NORTHEASTERN CASS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA... WESTERN MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA... EASTERN SARPY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA... * UNTIL 830 PM CDT * AT 745 PM CDT...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 OFFUTT AFB...OR 14 MILES SOUTH OF OMAHA...AND MOVING EAST AT 10 MPH. THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF SEVERE WEATHER. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... BELLEVUE...OFFUTT AFB...PLATTSMOUTH...GLENWOOD AND PACIFIC JUNCTION. 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.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The Army Corps of Engineers is again reducing its prediction for how much water will flow down the Missouri River this year because of the drought. The corps now predicts 21 million acre-feet of runoff this year in the 2,341-mile-long river that flows from Montana through North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri. That forecast is about 85 percent of normal, and well below last year’s record amount of 61.2 million acre-feet of runoff. Flooding along the river last year caused massive damage, but this year the amount of snowmelt and rain flowing into the river is below normal. Some of the extra water stored in reservoirs along the river has been used to provide enough water for navigation, power and other uses of the river.
Here’s the Freese-Notis Skyscan Forecast (Podcast) for Atlantic, & the KJAN listening area…
429 AM CDT TUE AUG 7 2012
ISOLATED NON SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE TODAY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT…MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SEVERE STORM WITH 60 MPH WINDS AND QUARTER SIZED HAIL IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT.
341 AM CDT TUE AUG 7 2012 NWS/Des Moines
TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HOT. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 90S. WEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 30 PERCENT.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 60S. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 40 PERCENT.
WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
THURSDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.
THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s crops continue to decline as the drought tightens its grip on key farm states. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 49 percent of the corn crop is in poor to very poor condition. Last week, it was 46 percent. Just 16 percent is rated good or excellent. The USDA says 37 percent of the soybean crop is in bad shape. That compares to 30 percent a week ago. The dry summer is also taking a toll on Iowa’s pastureland, with 86 percent rated poor or very poor. Storms arrived late Friday and Saturday with over 2 inches of rain in eastern Iowa. The statewide average for the week was 0.62 inches, or two-thirds of the normal. Audubon got 0.01 inches of rain, ending a streak of 41 dry days. In Atlantic, we received just one-tenth of an inch of rain Saturday, ending our dry streak of 37 days.
Emergency Management Officials in Shelby County said today (Monday), that the Fire Danger rating will continue to be in the HIGH category until further notice. Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Seivert said the probability of precipitation of a significant amount is unlikely through Thursday. Seivert warns it is very likely they will move the danger index into the “Extreme” range, within the next few weeks.
Under “High” Fire Danger conditions, burning of any kind is restricted unless approval is received from a local Fire Chief. Controlled burns that are not reported will result in the Fire Department being dispatched, and Fires extinguished, if determined to be un-safe. Call 712-755-2124 is you have any questions.