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Severe Thunderstorm Watch expanded

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July 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 10-p.m., has been expanded to include Adair, Adams, Cass, Fremont, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Union and Taylor Counties. It also includes Pottawattamie, Harrison, Shelby, Audubon, Guthrie and Dallas Counties, in the immediate listening area.

Hazardous Weather Outlook for western/central Iowa

Weather

July 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-

347 PM CDT MON JUL 22 2013

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10-P.M. PRIMARILY FOR THOSE COUNTIES ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80.

THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT:

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE ALONG A COLD FRONT INTO EARLY EVENING. A FEW STORMS MAY BECOME SEVERE WITH GOLF BALL SIZED HAIL AND 60 MPH OR GREATER WINDS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE REQUIRED UNTIL 10 PM.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued until 10-p.m. Monday (7/22)

News, Weather

July 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

310 PM CDT MON JUL 22 2013 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 430 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS IN IA… . IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE:

AUDUBON BOONE BUENA VISTA BUTLER CALHOUN CARROLL CERRO GORDO CHEROKEE CLAY CRAWFORD FRANKLIN GREENE GRUNDY GUTHRIE HAMILTON HANCOCK HARDIN HARRISON HUMBOLDT IDA KOSSUTH MARSHALL MONONA PALO ALTO PLYMOUTH POCAHONTAS POTTAWATTAMIE SAC SHELBY STORY WEBSTER WINNEBAGO WOODBURY WORTH WRIGHT.

PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…

SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS WITH A FEW SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE SEVERAL LARGE HAIL EVENTS WITH A FEW VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 45 STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MASON CITY IOWA TO 30 MILES WEST OF TEKAMAH NEBRASKA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

Sunday evening storms bring hail to the KJAN listening area

News, Weather

July 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Strong, slow-moving storms brought downpours of rain and hail to some parts of the KJAN listening area, Sunday evening. The storms began to form over parts of Audubon and Guthrie Counties at around 3:45-p.m., with the first warning coming in at 4:15.

A few minutes later, law enforcement reported golf ball-sized hail had fallen 6-miles north/northeast of the Audubon Municipal Airport. A separate batch of storms forming over far western Pottawattamie County brought Nickel-sized hail just before 5-p.m., to an area 4-miles northeast of Council Bluffs. And, just after 5-p.m., the storms which lingered over Audubon County, brought quarter-sized hail to an area 3-miles south/southeast of the Audubon Airport.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

Storms in today’s weather outlook

News, Weather

July 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Thunderstorms are expected to move into northern Iowa by mid to late morning as a cold front approaches from the northwest.21986_498266960251504_2102812424_n Strong to severe storms are possible across this afternoon and evening as additional storms develop ahead of the boundary and move southeast through central and southern Iowa. Another very warm day is forecast with high temperatures in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Heat index values will approach 100 degrees by this afternoon. Much cooler conditions are forecast for Tuesday with highs in the 70s to lower 80s. The seasonably cool weather will continue through much of the week. Chances for thunderstorms will return late in the week and next weekend as another cold front arrives.

Hazardous Weather Outlook for SW IA 7/22/13

Weather

July 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT AND PAGE COUNTIES

TODAY AND TONIGHT: SEVERE STORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING AS A COLD FRONT MOVES INTO THE REGION. THE BEST CHANCE FOR STORMS WILL BE ALONG AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM SEWARD NEBRASKA TO FREMONT, NE., TO ONAWA IOWA WITH LARGE HAIL…DAMAGING WINDS… LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN…AND LIGHTNING THE MAIN HAZARDS.

TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS TUESDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT…THEN AGAIN THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED IN SOME AREAS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

Hazardous Weather Outlook: Western/Central Iowa 7/22/13

Weather

July 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD…
513 AM CDT MON JUL 22 2013
TODAY AND TONIGHT…SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS IOWA TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING. A FEW STORMS MAY BECOME SEVERE WITH GOLF BALL SIZED HAIL AND 60 MPH OR GREATER WINDS THE PRIMARY THREATS. AN ISOLATED TORNADO MAY OCCUR.
TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY…THUNDERSTORMS CHANCES RETURN THURSDAY AND THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE REQUIRED TODAY AND THIS EVENING FROM 2 PMĀ  TO 10 PM.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Mon., July 22nd 2013

Podcasts, Weather

July 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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

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NWS forecast for Cass & surrounding counties: 7/22/13

Weather

July 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

344 AM CDT MON JUL 22 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 60S. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. NOT AS WARM. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT. LOW AROUND 60. EAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S.

THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: SE Pottawattamie/NW Mills Counties

Weather

July 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

627 PM CDT SUN JUL 21 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

SOUTHWESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA

NORTHWESTERN MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA… UNTIL 715 PM CDT

* AT 623 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR BELLEVUE…OR 8 MILES SOUTH OF OMAHA…MOVING SOUTH AT 15 MPH.

HAZARD…HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL AND 60 MPH WIND GUSTS. SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED. ONE INCH DIAMETER HAIL WAS REPORTED AT BELLEVUE AT 623 PM CDT.

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

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

OMAHA…COUNCIL BLUFFS…BELLEVUE…PAPILLION…LA VISTA… PLATTSMOUTH…RALSTON…OFFUTT AFB AND CAMP MAHA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

BUILDING. TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM…AND MAY LEAD TO

FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.