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Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Mills/Montgomery/Pott. Counties

Weather

April 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA
658 PM CDT SAT APR 12 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHEASTERN MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
NORTHWESTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
EASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

* UNTIL 745 PM CDT

* AT 657 PM CDT…A SMALL AREA OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED
NEAR AND SOUTHWEST OF CARSON…OR 23 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
ATLANTIC. THE STORMS WERE MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

HAZARD…QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
OAKLAND…TREYNOR…CARSON…WALNUT…MACEDONIA…HANCOCK…
HENDERSON…OLD TOWN PARK…FARM CREEK PUBLIC WILDLIFE AREA AND
BOTNA BEND PARK.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 37  AND 61 .
INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 46 AND 48.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Mills/Montgomery/Fremont Co.

Weather

April 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA
642 PM CDT SAT APR 12 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
WESTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
NORTHEASTERN FREMONT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

* UNTIL 730 PM CDT

* AT 642 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR TABOR
…OR 32 MILES NORTHWEST OF TARKIO…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
RED OAK…MALVERN…EMERSON…TABOR…RANDOLPH…HASTINGS…IMOGENE
AND COBURG.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
HIGHWAY 34 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 20 AND 36.
HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 22  AND 37 .

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch extended to SW IA until 2-a.m. Sunday

Weather

April 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service has extended a Severe Thunderstorm Watch previously in effect for counties along and north of Interstate 80. The Watch now includes ADAMS-FREMONT-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-PAGE-RINGGOLD and TAYLOR COUNTIES, and is in effect for those counties until 2-a.m. Sunday.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Weather

April 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

625 PM CDT SAT APR 12 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHEASTERN MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
SOUTHEASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

* UNTIL 700 PM CDT

* AT 624 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 7 MILES NORTH OF
GLENWOOD…OR 17 MILES SOUTHEAST OF OMAHA…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25
MPH.

HAZARD…QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
OAKLAND…TREYNOR…CARSON… MACEDONIA…SILVER CITY…HANCOCK…
HENDERSON…MCCLELLAND…OLD TOWN PARK…
FARM CREEK PUBLIC WILDLIFE AREA AND BOTNA BEND PARK.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 41  AND 58 .
INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA NEAR MILE MARKER 8.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

Hazardous Weather Outlook: 4/12/14

Weather

April 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

352 PM CDT SAT APR 12 2014/ National Weather Service

THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT….

THUNDERSTORMS WILL BECOME MORE NUMEROUS THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY LARGE HAIL TO 2 INCHES IN
DIAMETER AND DAMAGING WINDS TO 70 MPH ARE POSSIBLE MAINLY        BEFORE MIDNIGHT.

SUNDAY… 

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THROUGHOUT SUNDAY. AN
ISOLATED SEVERE STORM WITH QUARTER SIZE HAIL IS POSSIBLE.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT… SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS EXPECTED THROUGH THIS EVENING. ANY SEVERE WEATHER REPORTS WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 10-PM SAT. (4/12)

Weather

April 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH
70 IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

IN IOWA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 33 COUNTIES…

IN CENTRAL IOWA

BOONE                 DALLAS                GRUNDY
HAMILTON              HARDIN                JASPER
MARSHALL              POLK                  POWESHIEK
STORY                 TAMA                  WEBSTER

IN NORTH CENTRAL IOWA

BUTLER                CERRO GORDO           FRANKLIN
HUMBOLDT              WRIGHT

IN NORTHEAST IOWA

BLACK HAWK            BREMER

IN NORTHWEST IOWA

POCAHONTAS

IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA

MADISON               MAHASKA               MARION
WARREN

IN SOUTHWEST IOWA

ADAIR                 CASS              

IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA

AUDUBON               CALHOUN               CARROLL             
    CRAWFORD              GREENE                GUTHRIE             
    SAC              

IN SOUTHWEST IOWA

HARRISON              POTTAWATTAMIE         SHELBY              
   
IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA

   MONONA  

Skyscan Forecast 04-12-2014

Podcasts, Weather

April 12th, 2014 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast       Saturday, April 12, 2014        Chris Parks

Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast after midnight.

Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms before 7am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 7am and 1pm, then showers after 1pm. Temperature falling to around 43 by 5pm. Windy, with a north wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

Sunday Night: A chance of rain before 1am, then a slight chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 32. Windy, with a north wind 22 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Windy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Windy.

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State Fire Marshal Reminds of Outdoor Fire Safety

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

April 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Warmer temperatures combined with strong winds and dry conditions lead to more brush and wild-land fires across the state. These types of fires can pose a serious threat to lives and property. The National Fire protection Association (NFPA) has reported over 59 million acres have been burned by wildfires in the past decade. While Iowa is not known to have large wildfires like those that regularly affect western states, our state is still prone to dangerous brush fires created by dry conditions, strong winds and low humidity.

To prevent the spread of brush fires and other debris, the Iowa Fire Marshal’s Office suggests keeping in mind:

Check for county burn bans, city restrictions and with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Air Quality before conducting any open burning; Never burn on dry and windy days; Have water and tools on hand to extinguish anything that may escape the burn area; Do NOT burn alone, always have another person with you; Do NOT leave a fire unattended; Call 911 immediately if a fire does get out of hand.

And, if you have questions about outdoor fire safety, contact the Iowa Department of Public Safety – State Fire Marshal Division at (515) 725-6145 or e-mail at fminfo@dps.state.ia.us.

Elevated Fire Danger this (Friday) afternoon (4/11/14)

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

April 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-
1212 PM CDT FRI APR 11 2014

    …ELEVATED FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON…

VERY DRY CONDITIONS PREVAIL ACROSS THE AREA AGAIN THIS AFTERNOON…WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITY FALLING TO 15 TO 25 PERCENT IN MANY AREAS. COMBINED WITH GENERALLY WESTERLY WINDS OF AROUND 15 MPH AND GUSTY THIS WILL LEAD TO AN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER UNTIL WINDS SUBSIDE THIS EVENING. ANY OUTDOOR FIRES WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO SPREAD RAPIDLY AND BURNING IS DISCOURAGED.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., April 11 2014

Podcasts, Weather

April 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The (podcast) Freese-Notis weather forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather info. for Atlantic.

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