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Flooding, Heavy Rains Plague SW Iowa

News, Weather

June 24th, 2013 by Jim Field

Heavy rains, flooding and high winds caused a bit of damage Monday morning.  Storms packing winds of up to 70 miles per hour were reported in a number of locations.  The heavy rains have caused some low-lying areas that were already threatened by recent rains to swell as creeks and streams couldn’t hold the added water.  Flooding at the Atlantic little league complex caused a problem for those who park their cars in the lot and commute to the Menard’s Shipping Warehouse at Shelby.  You can see in the picture that people are trying to get to some of the cars in waist-deep water to move them out of harms way.  High winds were reported in several locations….58 mph at the Atlantic airport, 60 mph in Audubon and 75 mph in Harlan.  The winds caused considerable tree damage.  There was a report of a barn blown over north of Atlantic and a semi blown on its side on Highway 141 in Greene county.

LL flood photo

NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area: Mon., June 24th 2013

Weather

June 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

FLASH FLOOD WARNING until 8-a.m.: NE Cass, SE Audubon & SW Guthrie Counties.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH until 4-p.m. for Cass, Adair, Adams, Audubon, Carroll, Crawford,Dallas, Guthrie & Madison Counties.

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Breezy, with a south wind 8 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 102. Windy, with a south wind 14 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Breezy, with a south wind 6 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 91. Breezy.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 71.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 90.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 87.

Flash Flood Watch until Monday afternoon

Weather

June 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-
 DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-
 341 AM CDT MON JUN 24 2013
 
 …FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH 4-p.m…..
 
 * THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE ACROSS CENTRAL IOWA…MAINLY BETWEEN
   INTERSTATE 80 AND HIGHWAY 20…EARLY THIS MORNING. A SECOND
   ROUND OF STORMS WILL ORIENTED MORE NORTH TO SOUTH LATER THIS
   MORNING AND AFTERNOON BUT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE SAME GENERAL
   AREA. RAINFALL RATES OF 2 TO 3 INCHES AN HOUR ARE LIKELY WITH
   THESE STORMS.
 
 * RAINFALL RATES OF 2 OR MORE INCHES AN HOUR MAY CAUSE FLASH
   FLOODING OF CREEKS AND STREAMS ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR
   URBAN FLOODING.
 
 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.

Flash Flood Warning for NE Cass, southern Audubon & sw Guthrie Counties until 8-a.m. (6/24)

Weather

June 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

201 AM CDT MON JUN 24 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…

NORTHEASTERN CASS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…SOUTHERN AUDUBON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…SOUTHWESTERN GUTHRIE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…UNTIL 800 AM CDT

* AT 159 AM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. ESTIMATED RAINFALL OF 2 TO 3 INCHES HAS LIKELY FALLEN SINCE MIDNIGHT…AND ANOTHER 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN COULD FALL NORTH OF ADAIR AND EAST OF EXIRA BY 4 AM.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO OCCUR. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR OVER MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF NORTHEASTERN CASS…SOUTHERN AUDUBON AND SOUTHWESTERN GUTHRIE COUNTIES…INCLUDING THE TOWNS OF ANITA…BRAYTON…EXIRA AND KIMBALLTON. THE WARNING INCLUDES A LARGE STRETCH OF I-80.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS…COUNTRY ROADS…AS WELL AS FARMLAND ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. DO NOT ENTER THE WATER. TURN AROUND AND MOVE UP TO HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING.

Flash Flood Watch Cancelled for the KJAN listening area

Weather

June 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED…
 
 THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL IOWA…NORTH
 CENTRAL IOWA…NORTHEAST IOWA…NORTHWEST IOWA AND WEST CENTRAL
 IOWA HAS BEEN CANCELLED. THUNDERSTORMS THAT MOVE THROUGH EARLIER
 TODAY HAVE PUSHED A FRONTAL BOUNDARY SOUTH OF THE STATE.
 THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY TO FORM ALONG THIS BOUNDARY AND SPREAD
 NORTH TONIGHT…HOWEVER THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL IS LIKELY TO REMAIN
 SOUTH OF IOWA TONIGHT.

Heavy rain possible tonight north of I-80

News, Weather

June 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Warm and humid conditions will persist over Iowa through at least the first part of next week.954603_486095764801957_24936413_n Highs will be in the 80s today, with mid 80s to the mid 90s Monday and Tuesday. Lows will be in the 70s. There will be periods of thunderstorms through Tuesday. The most likely time for storms will be nighttime and into the early morning hours. Some severe storms are possible as well as heavy rainfall.

Flash Flood Watch (hours changed) – Sunday into Monday

Weather

June 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

1031 AM CDT SUN JUN 23 2013 AREA COUNTIES: AUDUBON, GUTHRIE, DALLAS, CRAWFORD, CARROLL AND GREENE….

FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING…

SEVERAL ROUNDS OF THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT. RAINFALL AMOUNTS MAY TOTAL 2 TO 3 INCHES WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS OF 4 OR MORE INCHES OF RAIN BY MONDAY MORNING IN SOME LOCATIONS. AT THIS TIME THE NORTHERN TWO THIRDS OF CENTRAL IOWA IS FAVORED FOR THE HEAVIER RAINFALL. THE AREA OF HEAVY RAIN AND POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING MAY BE EXPANDED SOUTH INTO SOUTHERN IOWA FOR LATER TONIGHT.

THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO REDEVELOP OVER THE AREA TONIGHT AND STRENGTHEN AS THEY MOVE SOUTH. RAINFALL RATES OF SEVERAL INCHES PER HOUR MAY CAUSE FLASH FLOODING OF CREEKS AND STREAMS ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR URBAN FLASH FLOODING.

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.

Special Weather Statement: Cass and area Counties in Iowa

Weather

June 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION- TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-
 628 AM CDT SUN JUN 23 2013
 
 …THUNDERSTORMS WITH BRIEF HEAVY RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS…
 
 A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH BRIEF HEAVY RAINFALL AND WINDS
 GUSTING TO 30 TO 45 MPH WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA BETWEEN 630 AM
 CDT AND 830 AM CDT THIS SUNDAY MORNING. RAINFALL AMOUNTS MAY REACH
 ONE HALF TO AN INCH IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AS THE STORMS PASS
 YOUR AREA. EXPECT DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ALONG WITH THE STORMS EARLY
 THIS MORNING.
 
 THE BRIEF HEAVY RAINFALL MAY CAUSE PONDING OF WATER AND LOCALIZED
 RISES IN STREAMS AND CREEKS EARLY TODAY.
 
 ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE LATER TODAY. SOME OF THE
 STORMS MAY BE STRONG WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL OVER PORTIONS OF
 CENTRAL AND NORTHERN IOWA.

Severe Storms possible today and tonight

News, Weather

June 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Warm and humid conditions will persist over Iowa through at least the first part of next week. Highs will range from the mid 80s to the mid 90s with lows overnight in the 70s. There will be periods of thunderstorms through Tuesday.935929_485994081478792_990787275_n The most likely time for storms will be late afternoon through the night and into the early morning hours. Some severe storms are possible as well as heavy rainfall. At this point…Sunday and Sunday night appear to have the best chances for more widespread thunderstorms…heavy rainfall and severe storms.

NWs Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA

News, Weather

June 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

430 AM CDT SUN JUN 23 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING… THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL EARLY MORNING…THEN PARTLY CLOUDY EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH AROUND 90. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT.

MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. HEAT INDEX READINGS AROUND 100.

TUESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 70S.

WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S.