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May 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

731 PM CDT WED MAY 29 2013

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

TORNADO WATCH 247 IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM CDT THURSDAY

TONIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS…BREEZY. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS NEAR 100 PERCENT.

THURSDAY…THUNDERSTORMS…BREEZY. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 90 PERCENT.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 50S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH AROUND 70. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S.

Flash Flood Warning (update) – Cass/Audubon/Guthrie Counties

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May 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

GUTHRIE IA-AUDUBON IA-CASS IA- 558 PM CDT WED MAY 29 2013

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR CASS…SOUTHERN AUDUBON AND SOUTHWESTERN GUTHRIE COUNTIES UNTIL 1030 PM CDT…

AT 558 PM CDT…HEAVY RAINFALL HAS ENDED…BUT EXCESS FROM THE HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLASH FLOODING INCLUDE… ATLANTIC…AUDUBON AND GRISWOLD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS…HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY…COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS…STREAMS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE ALSO SUBJECT TO FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR AND THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN.

TORNADO WATCH ISSUED FOR WESTERN/SW IA UNTIL 2-AM THURSDAY

Weather

May 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 247

NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK

625 PM CDT WED MAY 29 2013

TORNADO WATCH 247 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 AM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE: ADAMS AUDUBON CARROLL CASS CRAWFORD FREMONT HARRISON MILLS MONONA MONTGOMERY PAGE  POTTAWATTAMIE SAC SHELBY TAYLOR

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING AUDUBON/GUTHRIE/CARROLL/GREENE COUNTIES UNTIL 5-PM

Weather

May 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

420 PM CDT WED MAY 29 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

AUDUBON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…

SOUTHEASTERN CARROLL COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…

SOUTHWESTERN GREENE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…

NORTHERN GUTHRIE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…

* UNTIL 500 PM CDT

* AT 416 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR AUDUBON…

AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

COON RAPIDS…GLIDDEN…GRAY…DEDHAM…WILLEY…BAYARD…BAGLEY

AND RALSTON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

BUILDING.

FLASH FLOOD WARNING CASS & GUTHRIE COUNTIES UNTIL 10:30-P.M.

Weather

May 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

FLASH FLOOD WARNING

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA

416 PM CDT WED MAY 29 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…

CASS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

SOUTHERN AUDUBON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…

SOUTHWESTERN GUTHRIE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…

* UNTIL 1030 PM CDT

* AT 415 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED

SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE

WARNED AREA. RAINFALL OF 2 TO 3 INCHES HAS FALLEN ACROSS THE

AREA…WITH ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF AROUND AN INCH EXPECTED THROUGH

5 PM EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE AREA.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO

OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…

ATLANTIC…AUDUBON AND GRISWOLD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL

CREEKS AND STREAMS…HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY…

COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS…STREAMS AND

OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.

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. TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN.

Flash Flood Warning until 9-pm: Adair/Dallas/Madison Counties

Weather

May 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

MADISON IA-ADAIR IA-DALLAS IA-
 351 PM CDT WED MAY 29 2013
 
 …FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHERN DALLAS…
 NORTHEASTERN ADAIR AND MADISON COUNTIES UNTIL 900 PM CDT
 
 AT 351 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
 THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE WARNED AREA.
 ADDTIONAL RAINFALL OF 1 TO 2 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED FROM
 THUNDERSTORMS MOVING INTO THE AREA.
 
 RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO
 OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLASH  FLOODING INCLUDE…
 ADEL…DALLAS CENTER…DE SOTO…EARLHAM…GREENFIELD…WAUKEE AND
 WINTERSET.

Tornado Watch issued for part of SW IA

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May 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

WS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
 335 PM CDT WED MAY 29 2013

THE SEVERE STORMS PREDICTION CENTER IN NORMAN, OK., HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH #243) IN EFFECT UNTIL 11-P.M. CDT WED., MAY 29TH, FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST IA : FREMONT AND MILLS.

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
   FAR SOUTHWEST IOWA
   NORTHEAST KANSAS
   SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA
 
 * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 335 PM
   UNTIL 1100 PM CDT.
 
 * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
   SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE
   SEVERAL LARGE HAIL EVENTS WITH A FEW VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2
     INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
   SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
 
 THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE
 MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF
 SALINA KANSAS TO 20 MILES NORTHEAST OF LINCOLN NEBRASKA.  

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
 
 REMEMBER…A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
 TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
 AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
 THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
 AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

Severe Thunderstorm warning update: Cass/Audubon Counties

Weather

May 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AUDUBON IA-CASS IA-
 314 PM CDT WED MAY 29 2013
 
 …A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR CASS AND
 SOUTHWESTERN AUDUBON COUNTIES UNTIL 330 PM CDT…
 
 AT 310 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR ATLANTIC…AND
 MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.
 
 HAZARD…QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND 60 MPH WIND GUSTS.
 
 SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.
 
 IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES AND CROPS IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND
          DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.
 
 LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
 WIOTA…ANITA AND BRAYTON.
 
 THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 80 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 50 AND 73.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Cass County

Weather

May 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

258 PM CDT WED MAY 29 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

SOUTHWESTERN AUDUBON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…

CASS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

* UNTIL 330 PM CDT

* AT 257 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR GRISWOLD…

AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

HAZARD…QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND 60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES AND CROPS IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND

DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

ATLANTIC…LEWIS…CUMBERLAND…ATLANTIC AIRPORT…MARNE…WIOTA…

ANITA AND BRAYTON.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 80 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 50 AND 73.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

BUILDING.

Flash Flood Warning for portions of Montgomery/Pottawattamie/Mills/Page & Fremont Counties

Weather

May 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

247 PM CDT WED MAY 29 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  CENTRAL MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...
  EXTREME SOUTHERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...
  SOUTHEASTERN MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...
  NORTHWESTERN PAGE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...
  NORTHEASTERN FREMONT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...

* UNTIL 545 PM CDT

* AT 240 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING
  HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE
  ALREADY FALLEN. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  RED OAK...ESSEX...ELLIOTT...IMOGENE AND COBURG.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.