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Small Stream Flood Advisory: Page & Montgomery Counties

Weather

June 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

1004 AM CDT SAT JUN 7 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR…NORTHERN PAGE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA… UNTIL 1200 PM CDT

* AT 959 AM CDT…TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED HEAVY RAIN IN MONTGOMERY AND NORTHERN PAGE COUNTIES THAT WAS BEGINNING TO CAUSE SMALL STREAM FLOODING AND MINOR FLOODING OF ROADWAYS. OVER TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN IN SOME AREAS.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…RED OAK…VILLISCA…ESSEX…STANTON…ELLIOTT…GRANT…COBURG…HEPBURN…PIERCE RECREATION AREA AND VIKING LAKE STATE PARK.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF UP TO AN INCH IS POSSIBLE OVER THE AREA. THIS ADDITIONAL RAIN WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING. WATER IS FILLING UP DRAINAGE DITCHES AND IS UP TO THE ROADWAY ALONG HIGHWAY 34 AND IN THE VIKING LAKE AREA.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STREAMS AND DRAINAGES…MIDDLE NODAWAY RIVER TRIBUTARY…WEST NODAWAY RIVER…SIN CREEK TRIBUTARY…MIDDLE NODAWAY RIVER…RAMP CREEK…TARKIO RIVER…EAST NISHNABOTNA RIVER… LITTLE TARKIO CREEK…RED OAK CREEK…DUNNS CREEK…SEVENMILE CREEK…NEELE BRANCH…EAST TARKIO CREEK TRIBUTARY…CLARKS BRANCH… WEST NODAWAY RIVER TRIBUTARY…EAST TARKIO CREEK…SEVEN MILE CREEK TRIBUTARY…WOLF RUN AND WEST TARKIO CREEK.

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. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

Brief heavy rain possible this morning

Weather

June 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-LUCAS- MONROE-WAPELLO-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-DECATUR-WAYNE-APPANOOSE-DAVIS-

904 AM CDT SAT JUN 7 2014 …BRIEF HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE THIS MORNING...

AN AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE NORTH THROUGH SOUTHERN IOWA OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS. BRIEF HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE. MOST SITES HAVE BEEN PICKING UP A QUICK HALF INCH TO ONE INCH AS THE INITIAL LINE OF STORMS MOVES THROUGH…WITH RAINFALL TOTALS OF ONE TO TWO INCHES POSSIBLE THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS.

NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: 6/7/2014

Weather

June 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 10am and 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 75. Light and variable wind becoming north 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. North wind 8 to 13 mph.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 74. North northeast wind 6 to 8 mph.
Sun. Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 59. East wind 6 to 8 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 73. Northeast wind 7 to 13 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 77.

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Friday’s High in Atlantic was 86. Our overnight Low through 5:30-a.m. Saturday, was 62.

Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Fri., June 6th 2014

Weather

June 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 5:30-a.m.)

Today: Patchy fog before 8am; Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. S/Se @ 5-10. Tonight: Mo. Cldy w/a 20% chance of showers & thunderstorms after 3am. Low around 63. SE wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Mo. Cldy w/a 70% chance of showers & thunderstorms, mainly between 7am and 1pm. High near 77. E/NE wind 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sat. Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 73. East northeast wind 8 to 11 mph.
Sun. Night: Mo. Cldy w/a 40% chance of showers & thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Low around 59. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday: Mo. Cldy w/a 50% chance of showers & thunderstorms. High near 73.

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Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 75. Our overnight low through 5:30-a.m. today was 58.
We received a Trace of rain Thursday evening, here in Atlantic.

Beware of dense fog this morning

Weather

June 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS- ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-

FRI JUN 6 2014 …PATCHY DENSE FOG DEVELOPING ACROSS THE AREA EARLY THIS MORNING.

FOG IS DEVELOPING OVER PORTIONS OF WESTERN…SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL IOWA EARLY THIS FRIDAY MORNING. WITH LIGHT WINDS EXPECTED THROUGH SUNRISE…THE FOG IS LIKELY TO WORSEN DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS AND BEGIN TO LIFT AFTER 8 AM THIS MORNING. PATCHY DENSE FOG CAN BE EXPECTED FROM TIME TO TIME THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING COMMUTE.

MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO ALLOW EXTRA TRAVEL TIME TO REACH THEIR DESTINATION SAFELY. ALSO…USE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS AND BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS NEAR INTERSECTIONS AND RAILROAD CROSSINGS IF DENSE FOG IS ENCOUNTERED. POOR VISIBILITY CAN HIDE APPROACHING VEHICLES AND TRAINS.

NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area: 6/6/2014

Weather

June 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Updated 3:45-a.m. CDT, Fri., May 6, 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG. SOUTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. PATCHY FOG THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 40 PERCENT.

SATURDAY…A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 50S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGH IN THE MID 70S.

Tornado Watch Cancelled

Weather

June 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED TORNADO WATCH 234 FOR
THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN IOWA THIS CANCELS 6 COUNTIES

IN SOUTHWEST IOWA

CASS

IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA

AUDUBON CARROLL CRAWFORD
GREENE GUTHRIE

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ATLANTIC…AUDUBON…BAYARD…
CARROLL…CASEY…DENISON…EXIRA…GUTHRIE CENTER…
JEFFERSON AND PANORA.

IN SOUTHWEST IOWA

HARRISON POTTAWATTAMIE SHELBY

IN NEBRASKA THIS CANCELS 5 COUNTIES

IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA

DODGE DOUGLAS SARPY
SAUNDERS WASHINGTON

Storm warning update:

Weather

June 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

POTTAWATTAMIE IA-
709 PM CDT THU JUN 5 2014

…THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTHWESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE
COUNTY WILL EXPIRE AT 715 PM CDT…

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 WILL BE ALLOWED TO EXPIRE. HOWEVER SMALL HAIL
AND GUSTY WINDS ARE STILL POSSIBLE WITH THIS THUNDERSTORM.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT THURSDAY
AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST IOWA AND NORTHEAST NEBRASKA.

Tornado Watch continues until 11-p.m. Thursday

Weather

June 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 234
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
703 PM CDT THU JUN 05 2014

TORNADO WATCH 234 REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11-P.M.

AREA COUNTIES INCLUDED IN THE WATCH: AUDUBON CARROLL CASS CRAWFORD GUTHRIE
HARRISON POTTAWATTAMIE SAC and SHELBY.

T-Storm Warning update

Weather

June 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

POTTAWATTAMIE IA-
703 PM CDT THU JUN 5 2014

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 715 PM CDT
FOR SOUTHWESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY…

AT 703 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER NORTHWESTERN
COUNCIL BLUFFS…OR 7 MILES EAST OF OMAHA…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25
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…
COUNCIL BLUFFS AND LAKE MANAWA STATE PARK.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
INTERSTATE 29 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 45 AND 50.
INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 3 AND 5.