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Tornado Watch Issued for parts of southwest Iowa

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May 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 181 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK

150 PM CDT SUN MAY 19 2013

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A  TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST IOWA, CENTRAL AND EASTERN KANSAS WEST CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST MISSOURI SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 150 PM UNTIL 1000 PM CDT. IN SOUTHWEST IOWA, THE WATCH CURRENTLY INCLUDES FREMONT AND PAGE COUNTIES.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…

SEVERAL TORNADOES LIKELY WITH A FEW INTENSE TORNADOES POSSIBLE NUMEROUS LARGE HAIL EVENTS LIKELY WITH A FEW VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS LIKELY WITH A FEW SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 80 MPH POSSIBLE THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 115 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF FALLS CITY NEBRASKA TO 45 MILES SOUTH OF WICHITA KANSAS.

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.

NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area

Weather

May 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

(National Weather Service/update 5:26-a.m.)

Today: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Some of the storms could be severe. High near 83. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 8 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Some of the storms could be severe. Low around 62. South wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. South southwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. Southwest wind 5 to 11 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67.
Wednesday Night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Listen for severe weather bulletins this afternoon/evening

Weather

May 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Des Moines says scattered thunderstorms will be possible today (Sunday) across central Iowa. However, the thunderstorms will become much more numerous by mid to late afternoon and spread northeast across the state tonight. Large hail, damaging winds and even a few tornadoes are expected with the storms by late afternoon into the evening. Localized heavy rainfall will also be possible, especially in portions of western into northern Iowa late today into tonight.

Hazardous Weather Outlook: May 19th-21st

News, Weather

May 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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

503 AM CDT SUN MAY 19 2013

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED DURING THE DAY WITH A SEVERE STORM POSSIBLE PRODUCING LARGE HAIL OR A DAMAGING WIND GUST. HOWEVER…MUCH MORE WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BY MID TO LATE AFTERNOON AND SPREAD NORTHEAST ACROSS THE AREA INTO TONIGHT.

SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WEATHER IS EXPECTED WITH THESE STORMS LATER THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING WITH ALL MODES OF SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE. GOLF BALL HAIL…DAMAGING SURFACE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60MPH AND A FEW TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE DURING THIS TIME.

MONDAY AND TUESDAY…SATURDAY SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED FROM TIME TO TIME ON MONDAY INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY. THERE IS THE THREAT FOR SEVERE WEATHER MONDAY AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING AS WELL AS AGAIN ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. MAIN THREAT WILL BE FROM LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS ALTHOUGH AN ISOLATED TORNADO CANNOT BE RULED OUT.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENTSPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL BE NEEDED LATER THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING FOR THE OUTLOOK AREA. ADDITIONAL SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED FROM TIME TO TIME EARLY IN THE WORK WEEK.

Special Weather Statement: Audubon, Crawford & Carroll Counties

Weather

May 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AUDUBON-CARROLL-CRAWFORD-

210 AM CDT SUN MAY 19 2013

…GUSTY WINDS AND SMALL HAIL POSSIBLE…AT 206 AM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 19 MILES SOUTHEAST OF DENISON…MOVING NORTH AT 40 MPH. PEA SIZE HAIL…WINDS UP TO 50 MPH…BRIEF MODERATE DOWNPOURS…ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

MANILLA… GRAY… ASPINWALL…TEMPLETON… MANNING… DENISON…VAIL… HALBUR… DELOIT…WESTSIDE… ARCADIA… KIRON…BREDA…

GUSTY WINDS MAY CAUSE SMALL BRANCHES TO BE BLOWN DOWN…AND LOOSE OBJECTS TO BLOW AROUND. SEEK SHELTER IN A STURDY STRUCTURE UNTIL THIS STORM HAS PASSED.

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.