555 AM CDT THU SEP 19 2013
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHWESTERN ADAIR COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
EASTERN AUDUBON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…
NORTHERN CASS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
SOUTHWESTERN GREENE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…
WESTERN GUTHRIE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…
* UNTIL 615 AM CDT
* AT 548 AM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM COON RAPIDS TO ATLANTIC…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30
HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.
SOURCE…TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS. ESTIMATED 60 MPH WINDS CAUSING
TREE AND ROOF DAMAGE WERE REPORTED FOUR MILES EAST OF AUDUBON.
IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
GUTHRIE CENTER…WIOTA…BAYARD…ANITA…BAGLEY AND ADAIR.
THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 80 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 58 AND 81.
FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD
449 AM CDT THU SEP 19 2013
TODAY AND TONIGHT: ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS MORNING…HOWEVER SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT LIKELY. THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP OVER WESTERN IOWA THIS MORNING…AND SPREAD EAST AND SOUTH THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE THUNDERSTORMS WILL END FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST TONIGHT. THERE WILL BE A CHANCE FOR SEVERE WEATHER DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS. HIGH WINDS AND LARGE HAIL ARE THE MAIN THREATS.
NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
400 AM CDT THU SEP 19 2013
TODAY AND TONIGHT: A COLD FRONT SWEEPING THROUGH THE OUTLOOK AREA WILL BE THE FOCUS FOR THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING. THERE IS A CHANCE A FEW STORMS COULD BECOME SEVERE THIS AFTERNOON MAINLY SOUTH OF I-80 WHEN THE COLD FRONT PUSHES INTO SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA. LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS WOULD BE THE PRIMARY HAZARDS.
SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED THROUGH TONIGHT.
344 AM CDT THU SEP 19 2013
EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL EARLY MORNING…THEN PARTLY CLOUDY EARLY IN THE MORNING. COOLER. LOW IN THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 50 PERCENT.
FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.
FRIDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 40S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.
SATURDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGH IN THE MID 70S.
Today: Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Breezy, with a south wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 81. Severe storms are possible late in the afternoon and evening. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 53. North northwest wind 7 to 9 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 72. Breezy, with a north northwest wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 44.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 75.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 77.
343 AM CDT TUE SEP 17 2013
EARLY THIS MORNING...PERIODS OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.
TODAY…CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. HIGH AROUND 70. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.
TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.
THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. COOLER. LOW IN THE MID 50S.
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGH 74 TO 79. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S.
The National Weather Service in Johnston is hosting an open house for the public this Saturday (Sept. 21st). The event will be held at the NWS office (9607 Beaver Ave.), from 10-a.m. until 3-p.m. Parking is available at the Acorn Valley Campground, just north of the office. The theme of the event is “Weather Enterprise.” The event is free, but a food drive is being held at the same time to benefit the local food pantries of Central Iowa. You’re welcome to bring a non-perishable food item to donate.
Among the local partner booths available during the open house, are those associated with: The U-S Geological Survey (USGS); U-S Army Corps of Engineers; Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management; Polk County Emergency Mgmt.; Iowa Environmental Mesonet; Mid-Iowa Skywarn; Safeguard Iowa; Central Iowa television stations KCCI, WOI and WHO; and the local chapters of the National Weather Association and American Meteorological Society.
Officials say you will not be allowed to bring bags, backpacks, or purses into the building for security reasons. Cameras are allowed, however. For more information: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/dmx/dmxsocialmedia/OpenHouse2013.pdf