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Beware of dense fog this morning

Weather

June 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS- ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-

FRI JUN 6 2014 …PATCHY DENSE FOG DEVELOPING ACROSS THE AREA EARLY THIS MORNING.

FOG IS DEVELOPING OVER PORTIONS OF WESTERN…SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL IOWA EARLY THIS FRIDAY MORNING. WITH LIGHT WINDS EXPECTED THROUGH SUNRISE…THE FOG IS LIKELY TO WORSEN DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS AND BEGIN TO LIFT AFTER 8 AM THIS MORNING. PATCHY DENSE FOG CAN BE EXPECTED FROM TIME TO TIME THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING COMMUTE.

MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO ALLOW EXTRA TRAVEL TIME TO REACH THEIR DESTINATION SAFELY. ALSO…USE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS AND BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS NEAR INTERSECTIONS AND RAILROAD CROSSINGS IF DENSE FOG IS ENCOUNTERED. POOR VISIBILITY CAN HIDE APPROACHING VEHICLES AND TRAINS.

NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area: 6/6/2014

Weather

June 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Updated 3:45-a.m. CDT, Fri., May 6, 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG. SOUTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. PATCHY FOG THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 40 PERCENT.

SATURDAY…A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 50S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGH IN THE MID 70S.

Tornado Watch Cancelled

Weather

June 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED TORNADO WATCH 234 FOR
THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN IOWA THIS CANCELS 6 COUNTIES

IN SOUTHWEST IOWA

CASS

IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA

AUDUBON CARROLL CRAWFORD
GREENE GUTHRIE

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ATLANTIC…AUDUBON…BAYARD…
CARROLL…CASEY…DENISON…EXIRA…GUTHRIE CENTER…
JEFFERSON AND PANORA.

IN SOUTHWEST IOWA

HARRISON POTTAWATTAMIE SHELBY

IN NEBRASKA THIS CANCELS 5 COUNTIES

IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA

DODGE DOUGLAS SARPY
SAUNDERS WASHINGTON

Storm warning update:

Weather

June 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

POTTAWATTAMIE IA-
709 PM CDT THU JUN 5 2014

…THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTHWESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE
COUNTY WILL EXPIRE AT 715 PM CDT…

THE STORM WHICH PROMPTED THE WARNING HAS WEAKENED BELOW SEVERE
LIMITS…AND NO LONGER POSE AN IMMEDIATE THREAT TO LIFE OR PROPERTY.
THEREFORE THE WARNING WILL BE ALLOWED TO EXPIRE. HOWEVER SMALL HAIL
AND GUSTY WINDS ARE STILL POSSIBLE WITH THIS THUNDERSTORM.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT THURSDAY
AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST IOWA AND NORTHEAST NEBRASKA.

Tornado Watch continues until 11-p.m. Thursday

Weather

June 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 234
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
703 PM CDT THU JUN 05 2014

TORNADO WATCH 234 REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11-P.M.

AREA COUNTIES INCLUDED IN THE WATCH: AUDUBON CARROLL CASS CRAWFORD GUTHRIE
HARRISON POTTAWATTAMIE SAC and SHELBY.

T-Storm Warning update

Weather

June 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

POTTAWATTAMIE IA-
703 PM CDT THU JUN 5 2014

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 715 PM CDT
FOR SOUTHWESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY…

AT 703 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER NORTHWESTERN
COUNCIL BLUFFS…OR 7 MILES EAST OF OMAHA…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25
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…
COUNCIL BLUFFS AND LAKE MANAWA STATE PARK.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
INTERSTATE 29 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 45 AND 50.
INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 3 AND 5.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: southwestern Pott. County

Weather

June 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

641 PM CDT THU JUN 5 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHWESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
EASTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…

* UNTIL 715 PM CDT

* AT 641 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER NORTHEASTERN
OMAHA…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 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…
OMAHA…COUNCIL BLUFFS…CARTER LAKE…CRESCENT…NARROWS RIVER
PARK AND LAKE MANAWA STATE PARK.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
HIGHWAY 75 IN NEBRASKA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 88 AND 97.
INTERSTATE 29 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 43 AND 63.
INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 8.
INTERSTATE 80 IN NEBRASKA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 452 AND 454.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: NW Pottawattamie County until 7-p.m.

Weather

June 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

633 PM CDT THU JUN 5 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… NORTHWESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA… * UNTIL 700 PM CDT *

AT 633 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR FORT CALHOUN…OR 14 MILES NORTH OF OMAHA…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 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… UNDERWOOD…CRESCENT…MCCLELLAND AND HITCHCOCK NATURE CENTER.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS… INTERSTATE 29 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 66 AND 71. INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 11 AND 17.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER…INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS. THIS THUNDERSTORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING ALL TYPES OF SEVERE WEATHER…INCLUDING EXTREMELY LARGE HAIL…DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS…AND TORNADOES. MOVE QUICKLY TO A SAFE SHELTER…SUCH AS AN INTERIOR ROOM…A BATHROOM OR CLOSET OR BASEMENT. && A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST IOWA AND NORTHEAST NEBRASKA.

Significant Weather Advisory: Harrison/Pottawattamie Counties

Weather

June 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

HARRISON IA-POTTAWATTAMIE IA-WASHINGTON NE-
553 PM CDT THU JUN 5 2014

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHWESTERN HARRISON…NORTH
CENTRAL POTTAWATTAMIE AND NORTHEASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTIES UNTIL 630
PM CDT…

AT 552 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER
MODALE…OR 23 MILES NORTH OF OMAHA…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
MISSOURI VALLEY…MONDAMIN…MODALE AND HISTORICAL VILLAGE WELCOME
CENTER.

Storm Assessment: EF-2 Tornado hit Oakland

News, Weather

June 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Valley, NE., says damage in Oakland during Tuesday evening’s storms was caused by an EF-2 Tornado. On Wednesday, a storm survey team looked at damage around Oakland. The results showed a large area of intense hail and wind damage across eastern Pottawattamie County.

Wind damage exceeded 100-miles per hour in some areas, with structures blown down, a roof torn off of a home, and sheds and barns flattened. A four-mile stretch of high tension power poles were bent and numerous trees were blown down. In addition, there were swaths of very large hail damage to homes and businesses. Within the second swath of wind and hail damage, a short-track tornado was detected.

The tornado’s start time has yet to be determined, but it formed slightly over 8-miles west-northwest of Oakland and traveled nearly six-miles to the west of Oakland before it diminished. At the onset, the E-F 2 twister with winds estimated at 115-miles per hour, downed numerous trees. It proceeded east-southeast and hit a farm house and destroyed a garage, a barn, and severely damaged several other sheds.

The tornado’s path was 2.9-miles long and 575 yards wide. An EF-2 tornado is considered “Strong.” It can pack winds from 111-to 135-miles per hour.