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Rainfall report: 7/5/14

Weather

July 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

In Atlantic (at KJAN) – .63″ as of 7-a.m. (24-hour total – rain began at around 4-am Sat.)

Ardelle in Massena reports .85″ as of 7-a.m.

Red Oak – 2.89″ as of 7-a.m. (Co-op Observer);

4 miles S. of Harlan, 2.38

Logan, 2.99″

2 mile NW of Little Sioux, 2.01″

10 miles NE of Onawa, 2.61″

Shenandoah, 3.12″ (Cooperative observer)

Villisca, .75″

1.5 miles S. of Avoca, 2.4″

2 miles west of Oakland, 2″

Castana 2.23″ (Monona County)

 

Flood Advisory: Montgomery County

Weather

July 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

MONTGOMERY IA-
639 AM CDT SAT JUL 5 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR…
MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

* UNTIL 930 AM CDT

* AT 636 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED AROUND TWO INCHES OF RAIN
HAS ALREADY FALLEN OVER MUCH OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY. THIS WILL CAUSE
MINOR FLOODING OF STREETS…ROADS…AND SMALL STREAMS THROUGHOUT
THE COUNTY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
RED OAK…VILLISCA…STANTON…ELLIOTT…GRANT…COBURG AND VIKING
LAKE STATE PARK.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF ONE TO TWO INCHES IS EXPECTED OVER THE
AREA…LEADING TO CONTINUED FLOODING THROUGH 930 AM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE…TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN.

Flood Advisory: Page/Fremont Counties

Weather

July 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

PAGE IA-FREMONT IA-OTOE NE-
616 AM CDT SAT JUL 5 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR…
SOUTHWESTERN PAGE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
FREMONT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
EAST CENTRAL OTOE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA…

* UNTIL 915 AM CDT

* AT 612 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN
FROM THUNDERSTORMS HAD ALREADY FALLEN OVER THE AREA. THIS WILL
CAUSE MINOR FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA. STREET FLOODING AND
RAPID RISES ON SMALL STREAMS CAN BE EXPECTED. AN ADDITIONAL ONE
INCH OF RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH 8 AM.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
NEBRASKA CITY…SHENANDOAH…HAMBURG…SIDNEY…FARRAGUT…
RIVERTON…COIN…LORTON…DUNBAR…NORTHBORO…BLANCHARD…LORTON
VILLAGE…CAMP CATRON AND WAUBONSIE STATE PARK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE…TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN.

Flood Advisory: Pottawattamie County

Weather

July 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

POTTAWATTAMIE IA-
632 AM CDT SAT JUL 5 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR…
POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

* UNTIL 930 AM CDT

* AT 629 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN
HAS ALREADY FALLEN OVER POTTAWATAMIE COUNTY. THIS WILL CAUSE MINOR
FLOODING OF STREETS…ROADS…AND SMALL STREAMS THROUGHOUT THE
COUNTY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
COUNCIL BLUFFS…OAKLAND…AVOCA…TREYNOR…UNDERWOOD…CARSON…
WALNUT…MINDEN…MACEDONIA…NEOLA…CRESCENT…HANCOCK…
MCCLELLAND…LAKE MANAWA STATE PARK…NARROWS RIVER PARK…
ARROWHEAD PARK…OLD TOWN PARK…FARM CREEK PUBLIC WILDLIFE AREA…
BOTNA BEND PARK AND HITCHCOCK NATURE CENTER.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF ONE INCH IS EXPECTED OVER THE AREA. THIS
ADDITIONAL RAIN WILL LEAD TO ADDITIONAL FLOODING THROUGH 930 AM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE…TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN.

Special Weather Statement: Audubon/Guthrie/Cass/Adair Counties

Weather

July 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD
556 AM CDT SAT JUL 5 2014

…THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINS INTO SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL
IOWA…

STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS OVER SOUTHWEST IOWA WILL CONTINUE DRIFTING
EAST AT ABOUT 20 MPH AFFECTING LOCATIONS ALONG AND WEST OF AN
ADEL TO LAMONI LINE THROUGH AT LEAST 800 AM. THE STORMS MAY
PRODUCE FREQUENT LIGHTNING…HEAVY RAINS AND SMALL HAIL. RAINFALL
AMOUNTS MAY REACH OR EXCEED AN INCH WITH PONDING WATER ON ROADS
AND LOW DRIVING VISIBILITIES POSSIBLE.

Significant Weather Advisory: Page/Pott./Montgomery Counties

Weather

July 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

PAGE IA-POTTAWATTAMIE IA-MONTGOMERY IA-
535 AM CDT SAT JUL 5 2014

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHEASTERN PAGE…MONTGOMERY
AND SOUTHEASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTIES UNTIL 615 AM CDT…

AT 535 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR
RED OAK…OR 29 MILES SOUTH OF ATLANTIC…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

NICKEL SIZE HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
RED OAK…CLARINDA…VILLISCA…STANTON…ELLIOTT…GRANT…
YORKTOWN…COBURG…HEPBURN AND VIKING LAKE STATE PARK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM…AND MAY LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED
ROADWAYS.

Severe t-storm warning to expire at 5-a.m.: Shelby/Harrison Co.

Weather

July 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SHELBY IA-HARRISON IA-
453 AM CDT SAT JUL 5 2014

…THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR WESTERN SHELBY AND EASTERN
HARRISON COUNTIES WILL EXPIRE AT 500 AM 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….GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN ARE STILL POSSIBLE WITH THIS
THUNDERSTORM.

T-storm warning cancelled: Shelby/Pott Counties

Weather

July 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SHELBY IA-POTTAWATTAMIE IA-
455 AM CDT SAT JUL 5 2014

…THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTH CENTRAL SHELBY AND
EASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTIES IS CANCELLED…

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 HAS BEEN CANCELLED. HOWEVER SMALL HAIL….
GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN ARE STILL POSSIBLE WITH THIS THUNDERSTORM.

Flash Flood Warning: western Crawford County

Weather

July 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

447 AM CDT SAT JUL 5 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
WESTERN CRAWFORD COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…

* UNTIL 1045 AM CDT

* AT 446 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING
HEAVY RAIN WITH RAINFALL ESTIMATES OF THREE TO FOUR INCHES THUS
FAR NEAR RICKETTS AND CHARTER OAK. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO
BEGIN SHORTLY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
DENISON…DUNLAP…DOW CITY…CHARTER OAK…RICKETTS…ARION…BUCK
GROVE AND DENISON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF AN INCH OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
WARNED AREA THROUGH 600 AM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING.

Severe thunderstorm warning: Pottawattamie & Shelby Counties

Weather

July 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

434 AM CDT SAT JUL 5 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTH CENTRAL SHELBY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
EASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

* UNTIL 530 AM CDT

* AT 434 AM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR UNDERWOOD…
OR 22 MILES EAST OF OMAHA…MOVING EAST 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…
OAKLAND…AVOCA…UNDERWOOD…WALNUT…SHELBY…MINDEN…NEOLA…
HANCOCK…NISHNA BEND RECREATION AREA…BOTNA BEND PARK AND
ARROWHEAD PARK.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 48 AND 70.
INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 17 AND 23…AND BETWEEN
MILE MARKERS 29 AND 46.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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