Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 7 mph in the morning.
Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 9pm and 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. North wind 3 to 7 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
GUTHRIE IA-GREENE IA-CARROLL IA-
929 AM CDT SAT JUN 15 2013
…THE FLOOD WARNING THAT WAS IN EFFECT FOR CARROLL…SOUTHWESTERN
GREENE AND NORTHERN GUTHRIE COUNTIES WAS ALLOWED TO EXPIRE AT 930
FLOODWATERS HAVE RECEDED FROM MOST AREA ROADS IN THE WARNED
AREA…WITH A FEW SECONDARY GRAVEL ROADS STILL EXPERIENCING MINOR
FLOODING. WATERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO RECEDE OVER THE COURSE OF THE
DAY. HOWEVER…A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE AREA
THROUGH THIS EVENING AND ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED
LATER TODAY WHICH COULD RENEW THE FLASH FLOOD THREAT.
IF FLOODING HAS BEEN OBSERVED…PLEASE REPORT IT TO YOUR LOCAL LAW
The National Weather Service says low pressure over eastern Nebraska will lift northeast as a trailing cold front moves through the state this (Saturday) afternoon and tonight. Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected ahead of the cold front this afternoon and evening. Heavy rainfall is again possible with these storms and could lead to flash flooding. Drier weather will move in for Sunday, however there is a chance for rain again later Sunday night and Monday.
Storms that passed through western Iowa Friday and Friday night dumped more than 5-inches of rain in some areas, in less than a couple of hours. Those same storms also brought straight-line winds in excess of 65-miles per hour, and some pea-to ping-pong ball-sized hail.
Law enforcement and trained storm spotters reported to the National Weather Service hail the size of quarters fell in Carroll and Guthrie Counties, near the communities of Carroll, Bayard and Coon Rapids. Ping-pong ball-sized hail (1.5″ diameter) was reported by Emergency Management officials 12-miles south of Stanton, in Page County, at around 7-p.m., Friday.
Winds gusted up to 60-miles per hour near Crescent, in Pottawattamie County, and Little Sioux, in Harrison County. One gust of up to 67-miles per hour was reported at the Carroll Airport at around 9:35-p.m., Friday, and a garage roof was blown-off and 2-to 6-inch diameter tree limbs were reported broken in the Carroll County town of Halbur, at around 9:40-p.m. Thunderstorm wind damage was also reported just west/northwest of Stuart, where 6-to 8-inch diameter tree limbs were broken.
Flash flooding was reported late Friday night in Bayard and near Coon Rapids, with anywhere from 6-to-8-inches of water flowing over the roads in Bayard at around 10:15-p.m., as well as on Highway 25 in that same area. The Weather Service says 5.2-inches of rain fell just west of Coon Rapids.
The latest (podcast) National Weather Service forecast for the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic, including rainfall.
333 AM CDT SAT JUN 15 2013
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR… CARROLL COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA… NORTHERN GUTHRIE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA… SOUTHWESTERN GREENE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…UNTIL 930 AM CDT
AT 332 AM CDT…LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED FLOODING ACROSS THE WARNED AREA FROM HEAVY RAINS LAST NIGHT. THE WATERS HAVE BEGUN TO RECEDE…HOWEVER MANY AREAS AND SOME ROADS ARE STILL BEING AFFECTED.
SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…CARROLL… COON RAPIDS…GLIDDEN AND MANNING.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN.
403 AM CDT SAT JUN 15 2013
A COUPLE AREAS OF THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE OUTLOOK AREA TODAY. THE MOST LIKELY TIMEFRAME FOR SEVERE STORMS IS THIS AFTERNOON…GENERALLY SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80. LARGE HAIL AND STRONG WINDS WILL BE THE PRIMARY HAZARDS.
SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: PERIODS OF THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT AS A FRONT SLOWLY MOVES SOUTHEAST. THE THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER PERSISTS THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE LATER NEXT WEEK AS WARMTH AND INSTABILITY RETURN TO THE PLAINS AHEAD OF A LARGE WEST COAST UPPER LOW THAT WILL BE MOVING INLAND.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
STORM SPOTTERS MAY BE NEEDED ACROSS FAR SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA THIS AFTERNOON.
**FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect through Saturday evening** (forecast updated 3:57-a.m./NWS – Des Moines)
Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 5 to 8 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. West southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Light and variable wind becoming east southeast 5 to 7 mph in the morning.
Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Light south southeast wind. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Light west wind becoming north northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 79.
338 AM CDT SAT JUN 15 2013
…HEAVY RAINS POSSIBLE INTO SATURDAY…
AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD. …FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES THROUGH THIS EVENING. RECENT RAINFALL HAS PRODUCED SEVERAL INCHES OF RAINFALL ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA…AND ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO PASS THROUGH THE WATCH AREA LATER TODAY. AMPLE MOISTURE WILL BE AVAILABLE AND THESE STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HEAVY RAINFALL. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE TO THREE INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS.
GIVEN THE SATURATED CONDITIONS…EXCESSIVE RUNOFF MAY BECOME A PROBLEM VERY QUICKLY LEADING TO FLASH FLOODING. IN ADDITION, THE RUNOFF WILL EVENTUALLY PASS INTO LARGE STREAMS AND RIVERS WHICH MAY LEAD TO RIVER FLOODING. SIGNIFICANT AND LIFE THREATENING FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.
PERSONS LIVING IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS FLOODED ROADWAYS! AS LITTLE AS 6 INCHES OF RUNNING WATER CAN SWEEP A VEHICLE OFF THE ROAD. IN ADDITION…SIGNIFICANT RIVER FLOODING IS POSSIBLE AFTER THIS EVENT.
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.
FREMONT IA-PAGE IA-MILLS IA-MONTGOMERY IA-CASS NE-OTOE NE-
1007 PM CDT FRI JUN 14 2013
…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREMONT…PAGE…SOUTHEASTERN
MILLS…MONTGOMERY…SOUTHEASTERN CASS AND NORTHEASTERN OTOE COUNTIES
UNTIL 1100 PM CDT…
AT 953 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A
LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM GRISWOLD TO
6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MALVERN TO 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF NEBRASKA CITY…
OR ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 74 MILES NORTHWEST OF STANBERRY TO 34
MILES SOUTHEAST OF OMAHA TO 37 MILES EAST OF LINCOLN…AND MOVING
EAST AT 35 MPH.
WIND GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.
LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
NEBRASKA CITY…RED OAK…CLARINDA…SHENANDOAH…VILLISCA…
RANDOLPH AND SHAMBAUGH.