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SVR T-Storm Warning: SE Pottawattamie County

Weather

July 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

429 PM CDT THU JUL 26 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

SOUTHEASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA… UNTIL 500 PM CDT

* AT 427 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM

CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN

EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR OAKLAND…OR 32

MILES EAST OF OMAHA…AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

OAKLAND…CARSON…MACEDONIA AND HANCOCK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH…

DESTRUCTIVE HAIL…DEADLY LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR

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

HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE

INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Pottawattamie County

Weather

July 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

402 PM CDT THU JUL 26 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

CENTRAL POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

* UNTIL 430 PM CDT

* AT 357 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR MINDEN…OR 24 MILES NORTHEAST OF OMAHA…AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… OAKLAND…UNDERWOOD…CARSON…MINDEN…MACEDONIA…NEOLA AND HANCOCK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH…DESTRUCTIVE HAIL…DEADLY LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.

Nebraska, Iowa enduring severe drought or worse

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

July 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows all of Iowa and most of Nebraska are suffering severe or extreme drought.  The map shows the east-central portion of the state and a section of southeast Iowa are experiencing extreme drought.  

In Nebraska, the western 75 percent is enduring extreme drought, with the most of rest suffering severe drought. A few counties in central Nebraska are listed as being under exceptional drought conditions, the worst possible listing on the monitor.
 
The drought map is a project shared by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Weather Service. The latest map is based on conditions as of 6 a.m. Tuesday and so doesn’t include rainfall from storms Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Thu., July 26th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

July 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (Podcast) weather forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, and weather data for Atlantic from KJAN News Director, Ric Hanson….

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Storms blow through western IA: Cause damage, but no injuries

News, Weather

July 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Storms that blew through parts of western and north central Iowa Wednesday night brought lots of wind, and widely scattered precipitation, with some areas receiving more than one-inch of rain, while others were left deprived…again. The National Weather Service says Carroll County bore the brunt of the wind damage at the onset, with winds gusting anywhere from 61-to as much as 75-miles per hour, between 7:30 and 8-p.m. The winds caused power lines to snap in Carroll and Lanesboro, brought down tree limbs, one of which fell on a porch and house in Carroll, causing damage, but no injuries.

Just north of Arcadia, the Weather Service says thunderstorm winds felled 3-foot diameter trees, and a 30-foot long camper attached to a truck was blown over. Several crops were damaged, as well. Winds gusted to near 60-miles per hour near Earlham, at around 8:30-p.m., Wednesday, according to law enforcement.

And, strong winds passing through Atlantic may have caused a tree limb to come into contact with a power line, causing a brief, small fire, in the 1400 block of Roosevelt Drive, at around 7:47-p.m. In addition, law enforcement reported a sign was down across the road along Highway 71, near Interstate 80. The sign has since been removed.

Trees were blown down in Clarinda, and there were scattered reports of power outages in Page, Adams and Montgomery Counties. Mid American Energy said 28 of its customers in Adams County, and seven customers in Montgomery County, were without power as of 5-a.m., but by 7-a.m., power had been restored to those same customers.

Some unofficial, reported rainfall amounts include: 1.28″ south of Malvern; 1.2″ in Shenandoah; 1.03″ in Clarinda; .92″ in Sidney; ;85 in Emerson; .8″ in Red Oak; .75″ in Villisca; .4″ in Carroll; .3″ in Massena, and .25″ in Lyman.  Atlantic remained dry during the passage of the storms. The last time we received more than one-inch of rain here in Atlantic, was over a month ago (June 23rd), when 1.23-inches made its way into the gauge outside the KJAN studios.

Forecast for Cass & areas Counties from the Nat’l. Weather Service

Weather

July 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Thursday, July 26th 2012…

Today: Mostly sunny. Patchy fog through mid morning. High in the lower 90s. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low in the lower 60s. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday: Sunny. High in the mid 80s. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 60s. North wind near 10 mph shifting to the east after midnight.

Saturday: Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. High in the mid 80s. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. Low in the upper 60s.

Sunday: Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. High around 90.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. Low in the lower 70s.

(Updated 8:32-p.m.) Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued until 1-a.m.

News, Weather

July 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

(Updated to include Adams County and cancels a separate watch for parts of far western Iowa)

THE SEVERE STORMS PREDICATION CENTER IN NORMAN, OK, HAS ISSUED ANOTHER SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH. THIS WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1-A.M. THURSDAY, AND INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN THE KJAN LISTENING AREA…

AUDUBON CARROLL AND CRAWFORD, CASS, ADAIR, ADAMS AND GUTHRIE.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH THAT WAS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10-P.M. FOR HARRISON MILLS POTTAWATTAMIE SHELBY AND MONONA COUNTIES HAS BEEN CANCELLED. THE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT HOWEVER, FOR FREMONT, PAGE AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES.

 

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

News, Weather

July 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Severe Storms Prediction Center in Norman, OK, has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the following counties in western and southwest Iowa: FREMONT…HARRISON…MILLS….MONONA…MONTGOMERY…PAGE…POTTAWATTAMIE… and  SHELBY. The Watch is in effect until Midnight.

Wild Fire Danger HIGH today

Weather

July 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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

534 AM CDT WED JUL 25 2012

WILD FIRE DANGER ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA

THE COMBINATION OF VERY DRY CONDITIONS…AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES FROM 95 TO 105 DEGREES…HUMIDITY FROM 20 TO 40 PERCENT AND SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS…WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR WILD FIRES ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA THIS AFTERNOON. THE SITUATION IS MOST DANGEROUS IN GRASSY AREAS AND RANGELAND.

THE HOT AND DRY WEATHER PATTERN WILL REMAIN OVER THE AREA THROUGH TODAY. DURING THIS TIME…REFRAIN FROM OUTDOOR BURNING AND BE VERY CAREFUL WITH SMOKING MATERIALS. SEVERAL COUNTIES HAVE BURN BANS IN EFFECT. PLEASE CHECK IN YOUR COUNTY BEFORE BURNING. ANY OPEN FIRE COULD SPREAD EASILY.

A COOL FRONT MOVING THROUGH THE UPPER MIDWEST WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY WILL PROVIDE THUNDERSTORM CHANCES AND COOLER TEMPERATURES HELPING TO DIMINISH THE FIRE THREAT.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Wed., July 25th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

July 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the weather forecast (Podcast) for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, from Freese-Notis Meteorologist Dan Hicks, and the weather stats for Atlantic, from KJAN News Director, Ric Hanson…

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