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FLASH FLOOD WATCH CANCELLED

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April 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-ADAMS-UNION- CLARKE-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-

 548 AM CDT SUN APR 15 2012 
 THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH HAS BEEN CANCELLED. SHOWERS AND A FEW
 THUNDERSTORMS REMAIN POSSIBLE THROUGH 8 AM HOWEVER THE THREAT FOR
 HEAVY RAINFALL HAS ENDED ACROSS THE WATCH AREA.

FORECAST FOR CASS & AREA COUNTIES: SUN., APRIL 15 2012

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April 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A HIGH WIND WARNING OR WIND ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT (SEE WEATHER PAGE FOR DETAILS); FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 10-A.M.….

Today…Mostly cloudy through mid morning then becoming mostly sunny. Very windy. A slight chance of thunderstorms through mid morning…then a chance of thunderstorms before noon. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may be severe in the afternoon. High in the lower 70s. South wind 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 40 mph increasing to 30 to 35 mph with gusts to around 65 mph in the afternoon. Chance of thunderstorms 40 percent.

Tonight…Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Windy…colder. Low in the lower 40s. Southwest wind 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 60 mph shifting to the west 20 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph after midnight.

Monday…Mostly cloudy through mid morning then becoming mostly sunny. Breezy…cooler. High in the upper 50s. Northwest wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

Monday Night…Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Low in the upper 30s. Northwest wind near 10 mph shifting to the east after midnight. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Tuesday…Mostly sunny. High in the mid 60s. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night…Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of thunderstorms through midnight…then a chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Warmer. Low in the lower 50s. Chance of thunderstorms 50 percent.

Wednesday…Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. High around 70.

FLOOD WARNING FOR NODAWAY RIVER NEAR CLARINDA THRU MON. AFTERNOON

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April 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE NODAWAY RIVER NEAR CLARINDA. FLOODING IS ALSO POSSIBLE ON THE EAST NODAWAY RIVER IN EASTERN PAGE COUNTY.

THE WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MONDAY AFTERNOON OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.

AT 10:15 PM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 17.7 FEET. FLOOD STAGE IS 19.0 FEET. MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FORECAST: RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE TO NEAR 22.5 FEET BY AROUND 7 AM SUNDAY MORNING. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY LATE SUNDAY EVENING.

WIND ADVISORY FOR PARTS OF W/SW IOWA SUNDAY

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April 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-

403 AM CDT SUN APR 15 2012

WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING. SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE MORNING AND IT WILL BE VERY WINDY THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. WIND SPEEDS SHOULD INCREASE TO 30 TO 40 MPH…WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 OR 55 MPH POSSIBLE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS BETWEEN 30 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS BETWEEN 45 TO 57 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION. SECURE LOOSE OBJECTS IF POSSIBLE.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES UNTIL 10-A.M. SUNDAY

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April 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

418 AM CDT SUN APR 15 2012

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL IOWA…SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…SOUTHWEST IOWA AND WEST CENTRAL IOWA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES: IN CENTRAL IOWA…DALLAS AND POLK. IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA… CLARKE…MADISON…RINGGOLD…UNION AND WARREN. IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...ADAIR…ADAMS…CASS AND TAYLOR. IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA… AUDUBON AND GUTHRIE.

ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY THROUGH THE MID MORNING HOURS. SOME OF THESE STORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL. FLASH FLOODING WILL BE A THREAT…ESPECIALLY FOR LOCATIONS WHICH SAW HEAVY RAINFALL ON SATURDAY EVENING.

HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROOM 12PM-8PM SUNDAY

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April 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY- AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-ADAMS-UNION- CLARKE-LUCAS-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-DECATUR-WAYNE-

415 AM CDT SUN APR 15 2012 …

HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING. .GUSTY WINDS WILL BEGIN ACROSS THE AREA EARLY THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO THE EARLY EVENING HOURS. THE STRONGEST WINDS AND GUSTS ARE EXPECTED FROM MID AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING.

SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH OR HIGHER ARE EXPECTED. VERY STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES, ESPECIALLY ON EAST WEST ORIENTED ROADS. THESE WINDS CAN CAUSE TREE DAMAGE AS WELL AS THE POTENTIAL FOR MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE.

UPDATE: TORNADO WARNING NOW CANCELLED FOR POTT. COUNTY

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April 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

112 AM CDT SUN APR 15 2012

THE TORNADO WARNING FOR POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IS CANCELLED…

THE STORM WHICH PROMPTED THE WARNING HAS WEAKENED BELOW SEVERE LIMITS…AND NO LONGER APPEARS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THEREFORE THE WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. HOWEVER GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN ARE STILL POSSIBLE WITH THIS THUNDERSTORM. IN ADDITION…SEVERE THUNDERSTORM REDEVELOPMENT REMAINS POSSIBLE… AND A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM.

TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1:30-AM FOR POTT. COUNTY

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April 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

103 AM CDT SUN APR 15 2012 A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 130 AM CDT FOR POTTAWATTAMIE COUNT

AT 1259 AM CDT LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED A TORNADO. THIS TORNADIC STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR UNDERWOOD…OR 17 MILES EAST OF OMAHA…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… AVOCA…OAKLAND…WALNUT…UNDERWOOD…HANCOCK AND MCCLELLAND. THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS… HIGHWAY 59 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 52 AND 58. INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA NEAR MILE MARKER 17…AND BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 40 AND 46.

Wind Advisory issued for late Sunday morning thru 7pm Sunday

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April 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM CDT SUNDAY.

SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE MORNING AND BE VERY WINDY THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.  WIND SPEEDS SHOULD INCREASE TO 30 TO 40 MPH…WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 TO 55 MPH POSSIBLE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS BETWEEN 30 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS BETWEEN 45 TO 57 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION. SECURE LOOSE OBJECTS IF POSSIBLE.

TORNADO WARNING: POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY UNTIL 1:30-A.M. SUNDAY

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April 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

1257 AM CDT SUN APR 15 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING FOR POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…UNTIL 130 AM CDT

* AT 1255 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR UNDERWOOD…OR 14 MILES EAST OF OMAHA…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

AVOCA…OAKLAND…WALNUT…HANCOCK AND MCCLELLAND.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…

HIGHWAY 59 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 52 AND 58.

INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA NEAR MILE MARKER 17…AND BETWEEN MILE

MARKERS 40 AND 46.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TORNADOES ARE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO SEE AND CONFIRM AT NIGHT. DO NOT WAIT TO SEE OR HEAR THE TORNADO. TAKE COVER NOW.