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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING: SE ADAIR/NW MADISON COUNTIES

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April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

354 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

SOUTHEASTERN ADAIR COUNTY…NORTHWESTERN MADISON COUNTY¬† UNTIL 430 PM CDT

* AT 352 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR GREENFIELD…OR 14 MILES NORTH OF CRESTON…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…WINTERSET.

UPDATE ON TORNADO WARNING FOR ADAIR, ADAMS, MADISON COUNTIES

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April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

351 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012 …A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHEASTERN ADAMS… SOUTHEASTERN ADAIR…SOUTHWESTERN MADISON AND NORTHWESTERN UNION COUNTIES UNTIL 415 PM CDT… AT 347 PM CDT…LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED 9 MILES SOUTH OF GREENFIELD…OR 10 MILES NORTHWEST OF CRESTON…MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… MACKSBURG.

TORNADO WARNING FOR: SE ADAIR, NE ADAMS, SW MADISON, NW UNION COUNTIES

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April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

347 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING FOR…

SOUTHEASTERN ADAIR COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…NORTHEASTERN ADAMS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA… SOUTHWESTERN MADISON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA… NORTHWESTERN UNION COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA… UNTIL 415 PM CDT

* AT 342 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED 10 MILES SOUTH OF GREENFIELD…OR 11 MILES NORTHWEST OF CRESTON…AND MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…ORIENT AND MACKSBURG.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IMMEDIATELY SEEK SHELTER IN A BASEMENT… OR IN AN INTERIOR ROOM OF A REINFORCED BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE…IN A MOBILE HOME…OR IN A VEHICLE…SEEK SHELTER IN A NEARBY REINFORCED BUILDING. AS A LAST RESORT…FIND THE LOWEST SPOT AVAILABLE AND COVER YOUR HEAD.

HAIL REPORTED THIS AFTERNOON IN ADAMS COUNTY

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April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

3:44-P.M.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS 1″ DIAMETER HAIL FELL SATURDAY AFTERNOON, 7-MILES NORTH/NORTHWEST OF CARBON, IN ADAMS COUNTY. A TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTED QUARTER-SIZED HAIL FELL FOR ABOUT 5-MINUTES AT AROUND 3:05PM.¬† NO OTHER SIGNIFICANT REPORTS RECEIVED IN OUR AREA THUS FAR.

SEVERE TSTRM WARNING ALLOWED TO EXPIRE: CASS, ADAIR, ADAMS CO.

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April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

329 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTHEASTERN CASS…NORTHERN ADAMS AND SOUTHWESTERN ADAIR COUNTIES WILL EXPIRE AT 330 PM CDT…THE STORM WHICH PROMPTED THE WARNING HAS WEAKENED BELOW SEVERE LIMITS…AND NO LONGER POSES AN IMMEDIATE THREAT TO LIFE OR PROPERTY. HOWEVER SMALL HAIL…GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN ARE STILL POSSIBLE WITH THIS THUNDERSTORM. IN ADDITION…STRONG THUNDERSTORMS MAY REDEVELOP…AND A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT.

SPECIAL WX STATEMENT: ADAIR, ADAMS, CASS & UNION COUNTIES

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April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

328 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012

STRONG THUNDERSTORM MOVING ACROSS SOUTHWEST IOWA…AT 321 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER NORTH CENTRAL ADAMS COUNTY…MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH. NICKEL SIZE HAIL…WINDS UP TO 50 MPH…CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING…FREQUENT DOWNPOURS…ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…BRIDGEWATER… FONTANELLE… ORIENT…GREENFIELD…GUSTY WINDS MAY CAUSE SMALL BRANCHES TO BE BLOWN DOWN…AND LOOSE OBJECTS TO BLOW AROUND. STAY AWAY FROM HIGH OBJECTS OUTDOORS SUCH AS TREES. SEEK SHELTER IN A STURDY STRUCTURE UNTIL THIS STORM HAS PASSED.

THIS STORM STILL HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE SEVERE HAIL AND WINDS. IF YOU OBSERVE SEVERE WEATHER…PLEASE REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE AREA.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK: WEST/SW IA

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April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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

318 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012

THERE IS A MODERATE RISK OF SEVERE WEATHER FOR TONIGHT. LARGE HAIL…DAMAGING WINDS…TORNADOES…AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL ALL BE POSSIBLE WITH THE THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY.

THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF NON-SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS LINGERING INTO SUNDAY MORNING. THERE ARE ALSO CHANCES FOR THUNDERSTORMS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. AT THIS TIME THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE IS LOW. STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS ARE POSSIBLE SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT. WINDS SPEEDS AND GUSTS WILL APPROACH ADVISORY CRITERIA.

UPDATE: SVR TSTRM WARNING: CASS, ADAIR & ADAMS COUNTIES

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April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

309 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHEASTERN CASS…NORTHERN ADAMS AND SOUTHWESTERN ADAIR COUNTIES UNTIL 330 PM…AT 304 PM CDT…TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL IN FAR NORTHWEST ADAMS COUNTY. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 11 MILES NORTHWEST OF CORNING…OR 20 MILES SOUTH OF ATLANTIC…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…CUMBERLAND…MASSENA AND BRIDGEWATER.

SEVERE TSTORM WARNING ALLOWED TO EXPIRE FOR MONTGOMERY CO

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April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

MONTGOMERY IA-

303 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012

…THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY HAS EXPIRED…

THE STORM WHICH PROMPTED THE WARNING HAS MOVED OUT OF THE AREA. THEREFORE THE WARNING HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO EXPIRE. ADDITIONAL SEVERE THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT REMAINS POSSIBLE…AND A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM.

URBAN & SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY UPDATE

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April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

MONTGOMERY IA-PAGE IA-

257 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR…MINOR FLOODING OF POOR DRAINAGE AREAS IN…MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…EXTREME NORTHEASTERN PAGE COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…* UNTIL 600 PM CDT

* AT 251 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN THAT WILL CAUSE SMALL STREAM FLOODING. OVERFLOWING POOR DRAINAGE AREAS WILL RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA. UP TO 2.5 INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN THE PAST HOUR.* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE MINOR FLOODING INCLUDE VILLISCA…STANTON AND GRANT.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STREAMS AND DRAINAGES…WEST NODAWAY RIVER…TARKIO CREEK…TARKIO RIVER…DUNNS CREEK…MIDDLE NODAWAY RIVER…SEVENMILE CREEK AND RAMP CREEK.