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TEST TORNADO WATCH HAS EXPIRED

Weather

March 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Test Tornado Watch issued as part of Severe Weather Awareness week, has expired. Thank you for your participation in this event at home, work or in school.

TEST TORNADO WARNING FOR IOWA HAS EXPIRED

Weather

March 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

1035 AM CDT WED MAR 26 2014

…THIS MESSAGE IS FOR TEST PURPOSES ONLY…

…THE TEST TORNADO WARNING FOR ALL OF CENTRAL IOWA HAS EXPIRED AT
1035 AM CDT…

THE TEST TORNADO WARNING HAS EXPIRED. REPEAT…THE TEST TORNADO
WARNING HAS EXPIRED. THIS CONCLUDES THE WARNING PHASE OF THE 2014
TORNADO DRILL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

Test Tornado Warning has expired for western/SW Iowa

Weather

March 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: PAGE IA-HARRISON IA-MONTGOMERY IA-MONONA IA-MILLS IA-SHELBY IA-
FREMONT IA-POTTAWATTAMIE IA-
1029 AM CDT WED MAR 26 2014

…THIS MESSAGE IS FOR TEST PURPOSES ONLY…

…THE TORNADO WARNING FOR PAGE…HARRISON…MONTGOMERY…MONONA…
MILLS…SHELBY…FREMONT…POTTAWATTAMIE…BURT…JOHNSON…GAGE…
DOUGLAS…KNOX…DODGE…BOONE…PLATTE…CASS…RICHARDSON…
BUTLER…SALINE…SAUNDERS…SARPY…ANTELOPE…SEWARD…CEDAR…
LANCASTER…CUMING…MADISON…COLFAX…NEMAHA…WAYNE…
WASHINGTON…THURSTON…OTOE…JEFFERSON…STANTON…PIERCE AND
PAWNEE COUNTIES WILL EXPIRE AT 1030 AM CDT…

THE TEST TORNADO WARNING HAS EXPIRED.

THIS TEST WAS CONDUCTED IN CONJUNCTION WITH SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS
WEEK. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE DRILL. HAVING A PLAN
OF ACTION IN PLACE AHEAD OF TIME IS IMPORTANT DURING AN EMERGENCY.
TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER…CONTACT YOUR NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT
AGENCY. THEY WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
OMAHA.

Test Tornado Watch remains in effect until 11-a.m. CDT

Weather

March 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

TEST…TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 9991…TEST
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1024 AM CDT WED MAR 26 2014

TORNADO WATCH 9991 REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 AM CDT FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
.    IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ADAIR                ADAMS               ALLAMAKEE
APPANOOSE            AUDUBON             BENTON
BLACK HAWK           BOONE               BREMER
BUCHANAN             BUENA VISTA         BUTLER
CALHOUN              CARROLL             CASS
CEDAR                CERRO GORDO         CHEROKEE
CHICKASAW            CLARKE              CLAY
CLAYTON              CLINTON             CRAWFORD
DALLAS               DAVIS               DECATUR
DELAWARE             DES MOINES          DICKINSON
DUBUQUE              EMMET               FAYETTE
FLOYD                FRANKLIN            FREMONT
GREENE               GRUNDY              GUTHRIE
HAMILTON             HANCOCK             HARDIN
HARRISON             HENRY               HOWARD
HUMBOLDT             IDA                 IOWA
JACKSON              JASPER              JEFFERSON
JOHNSON              JONES               KEOKUK
KOSSUTH              LEE                 LINN
LOUISA               LUCAS               LYON
MADISON              MAHASKA             MARION
MARSHALL             MILLS               MITCHELL
MONONA               MONROE              MONTGOMERY
MUSCATINE            O’BRIEN             OSCEOLA
PAGE                 PALO ALTO           PLYMOUTH
POCAHONTAS           POLK                POTTAWATTAMIE
POWESHIEK            RINGGOLD            SAC
SCOTT                SHELBY              SIOUX
STORY                TAMA                TAYLOR
UNION                VAN BUREN           WAPELLO
WARREN               WASHINGTON          WAYNE
WEBSTER              WINNEBAGO           WINNESHIEK
WOODBURY             WORTH               WRIGHT

**TEST** Tornado Warning – TEST ONLY

Weather

March 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TEST…TORNADO WARNING…TEST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1015 AM CDT WED MAR 26 2014

…THIS MESSAGE IS FOR TEST PURPOSES ONLY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES  HAS ISSUED A

* THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. TEST TORNADO WARNING FOR ALL OF CENTRAL
IOWA FOR SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK…

* THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. UNTIL 1035 AM CDT.

* THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. NO SEVERE WEATHER IS OCCURRING OR
EXPECTED. THIS TEST TORNADO WARNING INITIATES THE WARNING PHASE OF
THE SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK TORNADO DRILL.  REPEATING…THIS
IS ONLY A DRILL.  ALL SCHOOLS…BUSINESSES…HOSPITALS…OTHER
INSTITUTIONS AND ALSO THOSE AT HOME SHOULD TREAT THIS DRILL AS IF
IT WERE A REAL EMERGENCY AND PRACTICE YOUR SEVERE WEATHER
EMERGENCY PLANS.

* THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. ALL LOCATIONS IN CENTRAL IOWA SHOULD
PRACTICE THEIR SEVERE WEATHER EMERGENCY PLANS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

PRACTICE YOUR SEVERE WEATHER EMERGENCY PLANS.

**TEST** Tornado Warning – TEST ONLY

Weather

March 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

1011 AM CDT WED MAR 26 2014

…THIS MESSAGE IS FOR TEST PURPOSES ONLY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. TORNADO WARNING FOR…
PAGE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
HARRISON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
MONONA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…
MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
SHELBY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
FREMONT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

Test Tornado Watch Issued for Iowa

Weather

March 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
950 AM CDT WED MAR 26 2014

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A…TEST…

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
IOWA

* EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 950 AM UNTIL 1100 AM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…

THE TEST TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 95 STATUTE
MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF
DENISON IOWA TO 35 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF CEDAR RAPIDS IOWA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER…A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND 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.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Wed., March 26th 2014

Podcasts, Weather

March 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

Play

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa: 3/26/14

Weather

March 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CDT WED MAR 26 2014

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. WINDY. MUCH WARMER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…CLOUDY…WINDY. NOT AS COOL. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTH WIND 25 TO 30 MPH DECREASING TO 15 TO 25 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.

THURSDAY…SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING… THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BREEZY…COOLER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 5 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 80 PERCENT.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGH 46 TO 51. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S.

Wind Advisories in effect this (Wed.) afternoon & this evening

Weather

March 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

337 AM CDT WED MAR 26 2014

A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TODAY UNTIL 7 PM THIS EVENING, AND FROM 1-TO 8-PM FOR MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT AND PAGE COUNTIES.

* TIMING…SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE SLOWLY THIS MORNING AND WILL BE COME STRONG BY THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS UNTIL AROUND SUNSET.

* WINDS…SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH THIS MORNING WILL BECOME SOUTH BY THIS AFTERNOON AND INCREASE TO AROUND 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH.

* IMPACTS…ANY OUTDOOR OBJECTS THAT ARE NOT FASTENED DOWN WILL LIKELY BE BLOWN AROUND DUE TO THE STRONG WINDS. IN ADDITION…THERE WILL BE AN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON. ANY FIRE THAT STARTS MAY SPREAD QUICKLY DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF HUMIDITY AROUND 30 PERCENT WITH THE STRONG WINDS AND DRY GRASSES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.