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Weather

September 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Thursday’s storms brought heavy rain to some parts of southwest Iowa. Here in Atlantic, at the KJAN studios, we received 1.05″ of rain. Greenfield had 1.9″; Adair reported 1.4″; Massena reports 1.24″. Elsewhere: Henderson reported 3.5″; Emerson 3.25″; Oakland had 2″; 1.65″ of rain fell in Bedford; Shenandoah reports .87″; Creston had .8″; one-half inch of rain was reported to have fallen in Avoca; and .44″ of rain was reported in Audubon.

Officials: Severe thunderstorms hit central Iowa

News, Weather

September 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Weather officials say a line of severe thunderstorms and high winds in central Iowa, Thursday, left thousands of customers without power. The National Weather Service says a severe thunderstorm warning was in effect several hours Thursday for various central Iowa counties. At one point, more than 38,000 MidAmerican Energy customers were without power, with a majority in the Des Moines area.

Meteorologist Kurt Kotenberg says winds from the storms reached up to 70 miles per hour, but tornadoes were not expected. The system hit the Des Moines area before heading northeast toward Ankeny, Elkhart, Altoona and Bondurant. Kotenberg says reported damage includes dime-size hail in Johnston and fallen tree limbs in Adel. He says minor flooding is expected in parts of Polk County.

In the KJAN listening area; Emergency Management officials reported a 12-inch diameter tree limb was downed by strong winds just after 3-pm Thursday, in Adair; A storm spotter in the Mills County town of Henderson reported 3.5-inches of rain had fallen by 5:30-p.m, Thursday;

photo by Shane Hunter.

photo by Shane Hunter.

Law enforcement in Ringgold County reported a semi tractor-trailer was blown over on Highway 169 about 2 miles north of Tingley, at around 4:15-pm, Thursday; and, a Ham Radio operator near Redfield reported 6-to 12-inch diameter tree limbs had fallen in and near Redfield between 3:10- and 3:30-pm, and there was significant crop damage in the area.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., Sept. 20th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

September 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather info. for Atlantic….

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NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: Sept. 20th 2013

Weather

September 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

343 AM CDT FRI SEP 20 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. COOLER. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. COOLER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TONIGHT…CLEAR…COLDER. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.

SATURDAY NIGHT…CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 50S.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 70S.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Cancelled for area counties

Weather

September 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 530 FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN IOWA THIS CANCELS 4 COUNTIES

IN SOUTHWEST IOWA

    ADAIR                 ADAMS                 CASS           

IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA

   GUTHRIE              

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ATLANTIC…CORNING…
GREENFIELD AND GUTHRIE CENTER.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Adams & Taylor Counties

Weather

September 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

338 PM CDT THU SEP 19 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

ADAMS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

NORTHWESTERN TAYLOR COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

* UNTIL 430 PM CDT

* AT 336 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR VILLISCA…

AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

CORNING…LENOX…NODAWAY…CARBON AND PRESCOTT.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for: Montgomery, Mills, Fremont & Page Counties

Weather

September 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

314 PM CDT THU SEP 19 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

SOUTHEASTERN MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

PAGE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

EASTERN FREMONT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

* UNTIL 400 PM CDT

* AT 312 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE

EXTENDING FROM 6 MILES SOUTHWEST OF COIN TO SHENANDOAH TO 9 MILES

NORTHWEST OF ESSEX…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND NICKEL SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

RED OAK…CLARINDA…SHENANDOAH…VILLISCA…ESSEX…STANTON…

COIN…COLLEGE SPRINGS…SHAMBAUGH…BRADDYVILLE…GRANT…

YORKTOWN…IMOGENE…NORTHBORO…COBURG…BLANCHARD…HEPBURN…

PIERCE RECREATION AREA AND VIKING LAKE STATE PARK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

BUILDING.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning continues for Adair & Guthrie Counties

Weather

September 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

GUTHRIE IA-ADAIR IA-

257 PM CDT THU SEP 19 2013

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHERN ADAIR

AND SOUTHEASTERN GUTHRIE COUNTIES UNTIL 330 PM CDT…

AT 252 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR STUART…AND

MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD…QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND 60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO

ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF SOUTHEASTERN GUTHRIE COUNTY.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 80 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 79 AND 96.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Mills, Page & Fremont Counties

Weather

September 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

250 PM CDT THU SEP 19 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

SOUTHEASTERN MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

WESTERN PAGE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

FREMONT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

EASTERN OTOE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA…

NORTHERN NEMAHA COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA…

* UNTIL 315 PM CDT

* AT 245 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE

EXTENDING FROM NEBRASKA CITY TO 9 MILES EAST OF LORTON TO PERU…

MOVING EAST AT 50 MPH.

HAZARD…QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND 60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO

ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

NEBRASKA CITY…SHENANDOAH…HAMBURG…SIDNEY…PERU…ESSEX…

FARRAGUT…RIVERTON…COIN…RANDOLPH…IMOGENE…NORTHBORO…

BLANCHARD…CAMP CATRON…WAUBONSIE STATE PARK AND PIERCE

RECREATION AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

BUILDING.

PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. PEOPLE OUTSIDE

SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER…INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING AND AWAY FROM

WINDOWS.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: NW Adams & Cass Counties

Weather

September 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

244 PM CDT THU SEP 19 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…NORTHWESTERN ADAMS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…CASS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

* UNTIL 330 PM CDT

* AT 243 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR ELLIOTT…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH. HAZARD…QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND 60 MPH WIND GUSTS. SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

ATLANTIC…LEWIS…ATLANTIC AIRPORT…CUMBERLAND…MASSENA…WIOTA AND ANITA.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 80 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 59 AND 72.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING. LARGE HAIL…DAMAGING WINDS AND CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. LIGHTNING KILLS. REMEMBER…IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER…YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.