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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING: WESTERN POTT COUNTY

Weather

August 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA
917 PM CDT TUE AUG 7 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
EXTREME NORTHEASTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…
WESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…

* UNTIL 1000 PM CDT

* AT 915 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS
INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE
HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS
LOCATED NEAR FORT CALHOUN…OR 8 MILES NORTHEAST OF OMAHA…AND
MOVING EAST AT 15 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
UNDERWOOD…CARTER LAKE…CRESCENT AND MCCLELLAND.

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.

Significant Weather Advisory: Pottawattamie County

Weather

August 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA
 912 PM CDT TUE AUG 7 2012
 
 IAZ069-NEZ045-052-080245-
 POTTAWATTAMIE IA-DOUGLAS NE-WASHINGTON NE-
 912 PM CDT TUE AUG 7 2012
 
 …SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE…
 EASTERN DOUGLAS AND SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTIES UNTIL 945 PM
 CDT…
 
 AT 910 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS
 TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM SOUTH OF FORT CALHOUN…OR 7 MILES
 NORTH OF OMAHA…MOVING EAST AT 15 MPH.
 
 HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF DIMES AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH WILL BE
 POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.
 
 LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
 DOWNTOWN OMAHA…COUNCIL BLUFFS…CARTER LAKE AND CRESCENT.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: NE Cass County & NW Adair County in Iowa

Weather

August 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

45 PM CDT TUE AUG 7 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  NORTHWESTERN ADAIR COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...
  NORTHEASTERN CASS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...

* UNTIL 830 PM CDT

* AT 744 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND
  DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.  THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 11
  MILES EAST OF ATLANTIC...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 15 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  ANITA...BRIDGEWATER...MASSENA AND FONTANELLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE IN A
MOBILE HOME...GET OUT NOW...AND SEEK SHELTER IN A REINFORCED
BUILDING.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Western Mills County

Weather

August 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

747 PM CDT TUE AUG 7 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  NORTHEASTERN CASS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA...
  WESTERN MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...
  EASTERN SARPY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA...

* UNTIL 830 PM CDT

* AT 745 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 OFFUTT AFB...OR 14
  MILES SOUTH OF OMAHA...AND MOVING EAST AT 10 MPH. THIS STORM HAS A
  HISTORY OF SEVERE WEATHER.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  BELLEVUE...OFFUTT AFB...PLATTSMOUTH...GLENWOOD AND PACIFIC JUNCTION.

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.

Drought reduces amount of water in Missouri River

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

August 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The Army Corps of Engineers is again reducing its prediction for how much water will flow down the Missouri River this year because of the drought.  The corps now predicts 21 million acre-feet of runoff this year in the 2,341-mile-long river that flows from Montana through North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri. That forecast is about 85 percent of normal, and well below last year’s record amount of 61.2 million acre-feet of runoff. Flooding along the river last year caused massive damage, but this year the amount of snowmelt and rain flowing into the river is below normal.  Some of the extra water stored in reservoirs along the river has been used to provide enough water for navigation, power and other uses of the river.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Tue., Aug. 7th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

August 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the Freese-Notis Skyscan Forecast (Podcast) for Atlantic, & the KJAN listening area…

Play

Hazardous Weather outlook for west central, central & s. central Iowa

Weather

August 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

429 AM CDT TUE AUG 7 2012

ISOLATED NON SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE TODAY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT…MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SEVERE STORM WITH 60 MPH WINDS AND QUARTER SIZED HAIL IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT.

Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: Tue., Aug. 7th 2012

Weather

August 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

341 AM CDT TUE AUG 7 2012 NWS/Des Moines

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HOT. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 90S. WEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 30 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 60S. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 40 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S.

Iowa crops continue slide in hot, dry summer

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

August 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s crops continue to decline as the drought tightens its grip on key farm states. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 49 percent of the corn crop is in poor to very poor condition. Last week, it was 46 percent. Just 16 percent is rated good or excellent. The USDA says 37 percent of the soybean crop is in bad shape. That compares to 30 percent a week ago. The dry summer is also taking a toll on Iowa’s pastureland, with 86 percent rated poor or very poor. Storms arrived late Friday and Saturday with over 2 inches of rain in eastern Iowa. The statewide average for the week was 0.62 inches, or two-thirds of the normal. Audubon got 0.01 inches of rain, ending a streak of 41 dry days. In Atlantic, we received just one-tenth of an inch of rain Saturday, ending our dry streak of 37 days. 

Fire Danger rating in Shelby County Continues to be HIGH

News, Weather

August 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Emergency Management Officials in Shelby County said today (Monday), that the Fire Danger rating will continue to be in the HIGH category until further notice. Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Seivert said the probability of precipitation of a significant amount is unlikely through Thursday. Seivert warns it is very likely they will move the danger index into the “Extreme” range, within the next few weeks.

Under “High” Fire Danger conditions, burning of any kind is restricted unless approval is received from a local Fire Chief.  Controlled burns that are not reported will result in the Fire Department being dispatched, and Fires extinguished, if determined to be un-safe.  Call 712-755-2124 is you have any questions.