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Flood Warning Update (11:54-a.m. 6/25)

Weather

June 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

WARREN IA-MARION IA-WAYNE IA-DALLAS IA-MADISON IA-LUCAS IA-
GUTHRIE IA-MONROE IA-CLARKE IA-POLK IA-APPANOOSE IA-GREENE IA-
1154 AM CDT THU JUN 25 2015

…A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM CDT THURSDAY FOR WARREN…MARION…NORTHEASTERN WAYNE…DALLAS…MADISON…LUCAS…NORTHEASTERN GUTHRIE…MONROE…NORTHEASTERN CLARKE…POLK…
APPANOOSE AND SOUTHEASTERN GREENE COUNTIES…

AT 1140 AM CDT…WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINS…OFTEN IN EXCESS OF FIVE
INCHES FELL OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS FROM CARROLL COUNTY…THROUGH THE SOUTHERN AND WESTERN DES MOINES METRO AREA…INTO MONROE COUNTY.  MANUAL OBSERVATIONS REPORTED AS MUCH AS 7.25 INCHES JUST SOUTH OF DAWSON…AND RADAR ESTIMATES SHOW THAT LOCAL AMOUNTS MAY HAVE EXCEED  EIGHT INCHES. MANY SECONDARY…AND SOME PRIMARY ROADS CONTINUE TO BE
FLOODED AND CLOSED. SOME ROADS AND BRIDGES HAVE BEEN WASHED OUT.

IN THE DES MOINES METRO AREA…WALNUT CREEK IS CURRENTLY RECEDING AT  ALL LOCATIONS WITH NO FURTHER RISES ANTICIPATED.
SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
DES MOINES…WEST DES MOINES…ANKENY…URBANDALE…JOHNSTON…
CLIVE…INDIANOLA…ALTOONA…WAUKEE…PELLA…NORWALK…PLEASANT
HILL…GRIMES…PERRY…KNOXVILLE…CENTERVILLE…WINTERSET…
OSCEOLA…CHARITON AND ALBIA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED. STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED.  MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED  ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE…TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN.

Flood Warning continues until 4-pm for area Counties in w.central/central IA

Weather

June 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

FLOOD STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA 1042 AM CDT THU JUN 25 2015 …The Flood Warning has been extended for all or portions of the following rivers in Iowa…Des Moines River…Beaver Creek…Raccoon River…North Raccoon River…South Raccoon River…Middle River… South River…Cedar Creek… Affecting the following counties in Iowa…Dallas…Davis… Greene…GuthrieMadison…Mahaska…Marion…Polk…Wapello… Warren.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… If you encounter a flooded area…turn around and find an alternate route. Turn around…do not drown.

Des Moines, other Polk County cities prepare for flooding

News, Weather

June 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CLIVE, Iowa (AP) – West Des Moines and other Polk County cities are preparing for flooding as rivers and creeks rise past flood stages following heavy rains. The National Weather Service says the Raccoon River is expected to top out at least a half foot above the record level later Thursday. Polk County authorities say floodwater at that West Des Moines spot could wash over Interstate 35, close Iowa Highway 28 and spill into Raccoon River Park.

This is the Middle River, east of Casey this morning. (Photo from Adair-Guthrie County EMA)

This is the Middle River, east of Casey this morning. (Photo from Adair-Guthrie County EMA)

The Des Moines River is expected to crest nearly 7 feet above flood stage but nearly 5 feet under its Des Moines location record. An apartment complex in Clive was evacuated early Thursday morning as water spilled from North Walnut Creek.

The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for several Iowa counties.

Near-record river flooding occurring in Des Moines this morning

News, Weather

June 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service reports near-record level flooding was occurring this morning, in Des Moines. Due to widespread rainfall of 3 to 5 inches overnight, with some places receiving over 6 inches of rain, water levels along the Raccoon River, the Des Moines River, and Walnut Creek are reaching near-historic levels.

Water has already covered Grand Avenue and has impacted nearby residences and businesses. There have been numerous reports of road closures, water rescues, and evacuations across parts of the Des Moines metro.

The latest river forecasts across the rest of central Iowa can be found at:
http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=DMX

Please note that river forecasts will be changing over the next few hours. Please continue to monitor these forecasts if you live near these flooded areas!!!

Remember that if you come across water and can’t tell how deep it is, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!!! weather.gov.desmoines

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather forecast, Thu., 6/25/2015

Weather

June 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (podcast) weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic.

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Flash flooding, hail, a tornado & gusty winds all part of the latest storm

News, Weather

June 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Flash flooding, a tornado, funnel clouds, large hail and damaging winds were all a part of the most recent storm to pass through western and west central Iowa Wednesday evening into early this (Thursday) morning. The National Weather Service says Adel in Dallas County had 7.1-inches of rain with the recent storm from 5:30-a.m. Wednesday to 4:30-a.m. today (Thursday). Three-miles northeast of Yale, in Guthrie County, a Weather Service employee reported 6.08-inches of rain since 7-a.m., Wednesday, with the total rainfall expected to be much higher.

Extensive flooding was reported this (Thursday) morning throughout Greene County, flash flooding taking place at around 2-a.m. six-miles north-northwest of Jamaica and along Highway 25 south of Scranton. Elsewhere across the area Wednesday evening, hail the size of hen eggs (2-inches in diameter) was reported three-miles south of Brayton at around 7:30-p.m., while other locations, such as Guthrie Center, Menlo, and Winterset experienced golf ball-size hail (1 3/4″ diameter). Half-dollar (1 1/4″) was reported in Redfield, and quarter-sized hail (1″ diameter) was reported at many other locations.

Thunderstorm wind damage was reported to have occurred in Guthrie Center, Menlo, and Earlham, with winds gusting anywhere from 50-to 80-miles per hour. Flash flooding was reported Wednesday evening as well, near Guthrie Center.

A tornado was reported at around 7-p.m. Wednesday six-miles south/southwest of Panora, in Guthrie County, while funnel clouds were observed near Linden, Redfield, Casey, Menlo, and elsewhere. No injuries have been reported.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH cancelled for parts of the area (6/25)

Weather

June 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-ADAIR-MADISON-CLARKE-

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED…

FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF THE AREA THOUGH HEAVY RAINFALL HAS ENDED.

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL IOWA…SOUTH
CENTRAL IOWA…SOUTHWEST IOWA AND WEST CENTRAL IOWA HAS BEEN
CANCELLED.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area, 6/25/15

Weather

June 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 8am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 81. North northeast wind 6 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Northeast wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Northeast wind 7 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. North northeast wind 5 to 8 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

FLASH FLOOD UPDATE for parts of western/central IA

Weather

June 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: CRAWFORD-CARROLLAUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLASADAIR- MADISON…A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM TODAY (THURSDAY).

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS EXTENDED THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR… WESTERN DALLAS COUNTY .. NORTHEASTERN GUTHRIE COUNTY.. SOUTH CENTRAL GREENE COUNTY … UNTIL 715 AM CDT

* AT 345 AM CDT…EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED FLASH FLOODING ACROSS THE WARNED AREA INCLUDING AREAS SUCH AS JAMAICA…BAGLEY…AND BAYARD.

FIVE PLUS INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN IN LOCATIONS ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. FLASH FLOODING IS ALREADY OCCURRING.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE… GUTHRIE CENTER…DALLAS CENTER…PANORA…LAKE PANORAMA… REDFIELD…BAYARD…BAGLEY…YALE…JAMAICA…LINDEN…DAWSON… LAKIN SLOUGH GAME MANAGEMENT AREA…SPRINGBROOK STATE PARK AND PERRY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS OF FLOODING. TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

Flash Flood Watch: Fremont & Page Counties 7p.m. Thursday – 7am Friday

Weather

June 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

FREMONT-PAGE COUNTIES IN IA

340 AM CDT THU JUN 25 2015

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 7-p.m. TODAY (THURSDAY) THROUGH 7-a.m. FRIDAY.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST IOWA AND SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA.

THE POTENTIAL FOR THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN TONIGHT WILL BRING THE RISK OF FLASH FLOODING. AREA STREAMS…CREEKS AND SMALLER RIVERS MAY REACH OR EXCEED BANKFULL. FLOODING MAY OCCUR IN LOW LYING AREAS.

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.