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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Cancelled

Weather

May 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 175 FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN IOWA THIS CANCELS 8 COUNTIES: IN SOUTHWEST IOWA – FREMONT HARRISON MILLS MONTGOMERY PAGE POTTAWATTAMIE

SHELBY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA – MONONA (The Watch was originally set to expire at 4-a.m.)

Severe Thunderstorm Warning (Update)

Weather

May 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

SHELBY IA-MONTGOMERY IA-POTTAWATTAMIE IA-MILLS IA-PAGE IA-

119 AM CDT SUN MAY 19 2013

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 130 AM CDT FOR SOUTHERN SHELBY…MONTGOMERY…EASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE… NORTHEASTERN MILLS AND NORTHEASTERN PAGE COUNTIES… AT 116 AM CDT…A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WAS LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM MACEDONIA TO 6 MILES SOUTH OF CORNING…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS. SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED. IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… RED  OAK…CLARINDA…OAKLAND…VILLISCA…WALNUT…STANTON…CARSON… EMERSON…ELLIOTT…MACEDONIA…HASTINGS…HENDERSON…

GRANT…HEPBURN AND COBURG. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING.

120 AM CDT SUN MAY 19 2013

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ADAMS AND TAYLOR COUNTIES UNTIL 130 AM CDT…

AT 117 AM CDT…A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WAS LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES NORTH OF VILLISCA TO 11 MILES SOUTH OF CORNING TO 6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BEDFORD…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 65 MPH.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 4-a.m. Sunday

Weather

May 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE

115 AM CDT SUN MAY 19 2013

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 175 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 4 AM CDT EARLY THIS MORNING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN IOWA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 8 COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST IOWA: FREMONT HARRISON MILLS MONTGOMERY PAGE POTTAWATTAMIE SHELBY; IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA: MONONA

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Adams & Taylor Counties

Weather

May 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

107 AM CDT SUN MAY 19 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  ADAMS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...
  TAYLOR COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...

* UNTIL 130 AM CDT

* AT 103 AM CDT...A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WAS LOCATED ALONG A
  LINE EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES NORTHEAST OF ESSEX TO CLARINDA TO
  HOPKINS...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

  HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  BEDFORD...CORNING...LENOX...ATHELSTAN...NODAWAY...GRAVITY...
  BLOCKTON...CONWAY...CARBON...SHARPSBURG...CLEARFIELD AND PRESCOTT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

Severe Thunderstorm warning issued for parts of the KJAN listening area

Weather

May 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

103 AM CDT SUN MAY 19 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  NORTHEASTERN FREMONT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...
  EASTERN MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...
  MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...
  PAGE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...
  EASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...
  SOUTHERN SHELBY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...

* UNTIL 130 AM CDT

* AT 1258 AM CDT...A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WAS LOCATED ALONG A
  LINE EXTENDING FROM MALVERN TO CLARINDA...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60
  MPH.

HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT...EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  RED OAK...CLARINDA...SHENANDOAH...OAKLAND...VILLISCA...MALVERN...
  ESSEX...WALNUT...STANTON...CARSON...FARRAGUT...EMERSON...ELLIOTT...
  MACEDONIA...COIN...TABOR...COLLEGE SPRINGS...THURMAN...HASTINGS AND
  RANDOLPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 4-a.m. Sunday

Weather

May 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

925 PM CDT SAT MAY 18 2013

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 175 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 AM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN IOWA: FREMONT HARRISON LYON MILLS MONONA MONTGOMERY PAGE PLYMOUTH POTTAWATTAMIE SHELBY SIOUX WOODBURY.

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT…AND SEVERE STORMS ARE POSSIBLE. LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS ALONG WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL BE THE PRIMARY HAZARDS.

Still a good chance for severe weather on Sunday!

News, Weather

May 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Partial sunshine is expected today with temperature mainly in the 80s across Iowa. Scattered thunderstorms are expected to push into the state late tonight with periods of thunderstorms on Sunday into Sunday night. Severe weather appears likely on Sunday afternoon into Sunday evening with the threat of large hail…damaging winds and even a few tornadoes.

NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Sat., May 18th 2013

Weather

May 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

(update as of 6:56-a.m.)

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Windy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.
Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1am. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. South southwest wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Breezy, with a southwest wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 69.

Hazardous Weather Outlook for this weekend

Weather

May 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

3:27 PM CDT FRI MAY 17 2013/NWS Des Moines

SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY…PERIODS OF THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY. THERE IS A THREAT FOR SEVERE WEATHER SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY WITH THE MOST SIGNIFICANT POTENTIAL SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. VERY LARGE HAIL…DAMAGING WINDS AND A FEW TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE SUNDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

Severe storms still possible Sunday

News, Weather

May 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service is still cautioning residents about the likelihood of severe storms this weekend. Scattered thunderstorms are possible across northern Iowa today before ending this evening. A few storms may produce locally heavy rainfall. Saturday will be mild and dry with highs in the 80s. Thunderstorm chances return by Saturday night with a few severe storms possible.

The greatest threat for severe weather arrives on Sunday as low pressure lifts into eastern Nebraska and west central Iowa. Severe storms are likely to occur across the state, especially during the afternoon and evening. A few storms may produce very large hail and tornadoes along with a damaging wind threat.

Stay up to date and informed with future forecast regarding the severe weather potential on Sunday! Thunderstorm chances will continue on Monday with a few severe storms possible again.