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Severe T-storm Warning: SW Harrison & NW Pottawattamie Counties in IA

Weather

June 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

607 PM CDT THU JUN 14 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…DOUGLAS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…SOUTHWESTERN HARRISON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…NORTHWESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…* UNTIL 645 PM CDT

* AT 603 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR KENNARD…OR 13 MILES NORTHWEST OF OMAHA…AND MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…BLAIR…MISSOURI VALLEY…FORT CALHOUN…UNDERWOOD…KENNARD…CARTER LAKE…BENNINGTON…CRESCENT…MCCLELLAND AND WASHINGTON.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…INTERSTATE 29 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 56 AND 77. INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 8 AND 14.

SVR T-Storm Warning Western Harrison County in Iowa

Weather

June 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

38 PM CDT THU JUN 14 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…SOUTHEASTERN BURT COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…WESTERN HARRISON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…UNTIL 630 PM CDT

* AT 534 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR TEKAMAH…OR 31 MILES NORTH OF OMAHA…AND MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…TEKAMAH…MONDAMIN…PISGAH…MODALE…HERMAN…LITTLE SIOUX AND MAGNOLIA. THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 29 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 79 AND 97.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Extreme NW Harrison County

Weather

June 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

437 PM CDT THU JUN 14 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHEASTERN BURT COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA...
  EXTREME NORTHWESTERN HARRISON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...
  EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN MONONA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA...

* UNTIL 515 PM CDT

* AT 433 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS
  INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE
  HAIL. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR CRAIG...OR 39 MILES NORTHWEST OF
  OMAHA...AND MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  TEKAMAH AND CRAIG.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 29 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 92 AND 105.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued

Weather

June 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

330 PM CDT THU JUN 14 2012

AUDUBON CALHOUN CARROLL CRAWFORD GREENE GUTHRIE SAC FREMONT HARRISON MILLS MONTGOMERY PAGE POTTAWATTAMIE SHELBY COUNTIES IN IOWA.

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND NORTH-CENTRAL IOWA EASTERN NEBRASKA EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 330 PM UNTIL 1100 PM CDT.

HAIL TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER…THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH…AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS. THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES NORTHEAST OF SPENCER IOWA TO 15 MILES SOUTH OF LINCOLN NEBRASKA.

REMEMBER…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

Summer’s almost here. Experts remind Iowans about the dangers of hot weather

News, Weather

June 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Heat and humidity can make for a dangerous — even deadly — combination. Today (Thursday) is Heat Awareness Day in Iowa. Jeff Johnson, warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says Iowans can benefit from a refresher course on the risks of hot weather. “It’s intended to remind folks that in the summertime in Iowa, particularly in late June, July and early August, that we can have periods of extreme heat and humidity,” Johnson says. “That is actually a public health concern.” Johnson has some simple advice for beating the heat.

“Drinking plenty of water, avoid alcohol, slow down during the day in the heat and do your exercise early in the morning or late in the evening, and dress in light-colored clothes,” he says. “If you know of an elderly person or someone in bad health who doesn’t have air conditioning, be sure and check on them, maybe even encourage them to get to somewhere that does have air conditioning.” We’re coming off one of the warmest winters –and springs — in Iowa history, so the summer ahead could be steamy. Johnson says last summer wasn’t too brutal.

“We didn’t hit 100 in Des Moines but I think we did elsewhere in the state,” he says. “We did have some heat events. One week in July of last year, we had heat advisories out every day for a week. We did have kind of a heat wave. It wasn’t extreme like in ’95 or ’88, but we did have some heat last year.” The first day of summer is next Wednesday, June 20th. Learn more about Heat Awareness Day at www.weather.gov/dmx

(Radio Iowa)

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast – June 14th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

June 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the Freese-Notis (podcast) Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather data for Atlantic….

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Forecast for Cass & surrounding Counties in IA: Thu., June 14th, 2012

Weather

June 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

342 AM CDT THU JUN 14 2012 – National Weather Service/Des Moines

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT.

TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S.

SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW AROUND 70.

Hazardous Weather Outlook, 6-13-12

Weather

June 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS COUNTIES
 537 AM CDT WED JUN 13 2012
  
 DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT
 
 SHOWERS AND ISOLATED NON SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE
 OVER THE NORTHWEST PORTION OF THE OUTLOOK AREA THIS MORNING
 GENERALLY NORTHWEST OF A CARROLL TO MASON CITY LINE. ADDITIONAL
 NON SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT ACROSS THE ENTIRE
 OUTLOOK AREA.

DALLAS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD COUNTIES

DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT
 
NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. 
 
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY
 
 CHANCES FOR PERIODIC THUNDERSTORMS WILL RETURN THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
 TUESDAY…WITH MORE REGION WIDE ACTIVITY FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY.
 CHANCES FOR SOME SEVERE WEATHER WILL INCREASE OVER THE WEEKEND
 AND EARLY NEXT WEEK. IT IS TOO EARLY TO DETERMINE THE LOCATION AND
 MODE OF SEVERE WEATHER.

FREMONT -HARRISON-MILLS-MONONA-MONTGOMERY-PAGE-POTTAWATTAMIE & SHELBY COUNTIES
 425 AM CDT WED JUN 13 2012

DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT
 
 THERE IS A SMALL CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS OVER NORTHEAST NEBRASKA
 LATER TONIGHT.
 
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY
 
 A MEANDERING BOUNDARY OVER THE CENTRAL PLAINS WILL BRING THUNDERSTORM
 CHANCES TO THE OUTLOOK AREA THROUGH THE MAJORITY OF THE FORECAST
 PERIOD.
 
 AT THIS POINT…IT APPEARS THAT THE BEST CHANCE FOR SEVERE STORM
 DEVELOPMENT DURING THE PERIOD WILL COME LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON
 ACROSS AREAS GENERALLY NORTH OF I-80.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: June 13th, 2012

Podcasts, Weather

June 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the (Podcast) Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area and weather stats for Atlantic….

Play

Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa – June 13th, 2012

Weather

June 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ATLANTIC

339 AM CDT WED JUN 13 2012

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S.