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Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Audubon, Guthrie & Greene Counties

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May 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA

519 PM CDT THU MAY 8 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…NORTHEASTERN AUDUBON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…NORTHWESTERN GUTHRIE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…SOUTHWESTERN GREENE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…* UNTIL 600 PM CDT

* AT 519 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 10 MILES EAST OF AUDUBON…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 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…JEFFERSON…GUTHRIE CENTER…COON RAPIDS…LAKE PANORAMA…SCRANTON…BAYARD…BAGLEY…YALE…JAMAICA…LAKIN SLOUGH GAME MANAGEMENT AREA AND SPRINGBROOK STATE PARK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. TORNADOES CAN DEVELOP QUICKLY FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. ALTHOUGH A TORNADO IS NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY…IF ONE IS SPOTTED…ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE…SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM. FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING.

 

Special Weather Statement: Strong & gusty winds

Weather

May 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

432 PM CDT THU MAY 8 2014

A FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL PUSH EASTWARD ACROSS IOWA. AHEAD OF THE BOUNDARY WINDS WILL REMAIN STRONG AND GUSTY THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON HOURS. WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 40 MPH AT TIMES. LOOSE OBJECTS MAY BLOW AROUND…AND TRAVELERS MAY EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY…ESPECIALLY ON EAST AND WEST ROUTES.

Special Weather Statement: western IA

Weather

May 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

210 PM CDT THU MAY 8 2014

SHELBY IA-MILLS IA-HARRISON IA-POTTAWATTAMIE IA

AT 208 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR PAPILLION…OR 10 MILES SOUTH OF OMAHA…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH. ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THROUGH 300 PM OVER EASTERN PARTS OF THE METRO AREA INTO WESTERN IOWA.

HALF INCH HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

OMAHA…COUNCIL BLUFFS…BELLEVUE…PAPILLION…LA VISTA…RALSTON… MISSOURI VALLEY…LOGAN…SPRINGFIELD…UNDERWOOD…MINDEN…CEDAR CREEK…MILLARD…OFFUTT AFB…CARTER LAKE…NEOLA…BOYS TOWN… CRESCENT…MCCLELLAND AND LAKE MANAWA STATE PARK.

THIS STORM MAY INTENSIFY…SO BE CERTAIN TO MONITOR LOCAL RADIO AND TV STATIONS…AS WELL AS LOCAL CABLE TV OUTLETS…FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT THURSDAY EVENING

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Tornado Watch issued until 9-pm for western/sw Iowa

Weather

May 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Severe Storms Prediction Center in Norman, OK. has issued a TORNADO WATCH, which is in effect until 9-p.m. for the following area Counties: ADAIR ADAMS AUDUBON CARROLL CASS CRAWFORD DALLAS GUTHRIE HARRISON MADISON MONONA MONTGOMERY POTTAWATTAMIE RINGGOLD SAC SHELBY  TAYLOR and UNION.

Hazardous Weather Outlook (Update 12:24-pm, 5/8/14)

Weather

May 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-1224 PM CDT THU MAY 8 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST
IOWA…WEST CENTRAL IOWA…EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…NORTHEAST
NEBRASKA AND SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA.

.DAY ONE…THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP EARLY THIS AFTERNOON ALONG A ALONG A COLD FRONT AS IT MOVES INTO EASTERN NEBRASKA…WITH STORMS MOVING NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH EASTERN NEBRASKA AND WESTERN IOWA DURING THE AFTERNOON. SOME OF THESE STORMS MAY BE SEVERE…WITH DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL THE MAIN THREATS. AN
ISOLATED TORNADO IS ALSO POSSIBLE…MAINLY IN WESTERN IOWA.

News, Weather

May 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes are possible across much of Iowa today. National Weather Service Meteorologist Kevin Skow says virtually the entire state is under the gun. “The greatest threat for severe weather extends across most of the central third of Iowa, with the greatest threat for tornadoes and large hail across northern Iowa, and then primarily large hail and some damaging winds across southern Iowa,” Skow says.4LEE_Lightning-md

The storms are expected to pop up this afternoon. “It looks like the bulk of the severe weather…will be developing around 2 to 3 p.m. across west-central Iowa and then shifting to the east as the afternoon and evening progress onward,” Skow says.

Storms that rumbled through western and northwest Iowa Wednesday night dropped one-inch diameter hail 8-miles south of Logan in Harrison County, at around 8:53-p.m., and featured winds of up to 55-miles per hour. The storms moved into Carroll County, where winds along Highway 30 were clocked at 64-miles per hour (by the Iowa DOT’s weather station), at around 10:30-p.m.. And, in Sac County, golf ball-sized hail fell just north/northwest of Lytton at around 10-p.m.

High temperatures today are forecast to be between 75 and 85 degrees. Skow says it’ll cool off more tomorrow (Friday). “We’re looking at generally cooler temperatures with a dry start to the weekend, but it looks like showers and thunderstorms return to the forecast on Sunday,” Skow says.

High temperatures on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are expected to be mainly in the 60s and 70s.

(Radio Iowa)

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Thu., May 8th 2014

Podcasts, Weather

May 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast for the KJAN listening area, the Hazardous Weather Outlook and weather data for Atlantic.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook: Thu., May 8th 2014

Weather

May 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: CASS-ADAMS-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-

TODAY AND TONIGHT: THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY TODAY THROUGH MID EVENING. THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE STORMS FOR THE OUTLOOK AREA. THE MAIN THREAT WOULD BE LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WIND. AN ISOLATED TORNADO CANNOT BE RULED OUT HOWEVER. HEAVY RAINFALL IS ALSO POSSIBLE WITH THE STORMS.

FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY: THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL RETURN AT INTERVALS FROM SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE STORMS APPEARS LOW SATURDAY AND EARLY NEXT WEEK. A FEW SEVERE STORMS ARE POSSIBLE ON SUNDAY. THE SPECIFIC THREAT WILL BETTER BE DETERMINED IN THE COMING DAYS.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT:  SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED TODAY INTO THIS EVENING AND MAY BE NEEDED AGAIN ON SUNDAY.

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

TODAY AND TONIGHT: THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP AROUND MIDDAY ALONG A FRONT AS IT MOVES INTO EASTERN NEBRASKA…WITH STORMS MOVING NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH EASTERN NEBRASKA AND WESTERN IOWA IN THE AFTERNOON HOURS. SOME OF THESE STORMS MAY BE SEVERE…WITH DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL THE MAIN THREATS. AN ISOLATED TORNADO IS ALSO POSSIBLE…MAINLY IN WESTERN IOWA.

FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY: A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE PERIODICALLY FROM SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON…ESPECIALLY ALONG AND EAST OF THE MISSOURI RIVER.

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA

Weather

May 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

401 AM CDT THU MAY 8 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 40 PERCENT.

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. NOT AS WARM. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON…THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE SEVERE WITH DAMAGING WIND AND LARGE HAIL IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 50 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING…THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY OVERNIGHT. BREEZY. MUCH COOLER. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE SEVERE WITH DAMAGING WIND AND LARGE HAIL. LOW IN THE MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 10 TO 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. COOLER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 50S.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT…SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. COOLER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.

Special Weather Statement

Weather

May 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

HARRISON IA-POTTAWATTAMIE IA-DOUGLAS NE-CASS NE-SAUNDERS NE-SARPY NE-
WASHINGTON NE-
918 PM CDT WED MAY 7 2014

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHWESTERN HARRISON…
NORTHWESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE…SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON…DOUGLAS…
SOUTHEASTERN SAUNDERS…SARPY AND NORTHWESTERN CASS COUNTIES UNTIL
1000 PM CDT…

AT 918 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LINE OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF FORT
CALHOUN TO NEAR GRETNA TO 6 MILES SOUTH OF VALPARAISO…AND MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

DIME SIZE HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
OMAHA…NORTHWESTERN COUNCIL BLUFFS…BELLEVUE…PAPILLION…LA
VISTA…RALSTON…GRETNA…MISSOURI VALLEY…ASHLAND…VALLEY…
SPRINGFIELD…YUTAN…FORT CALHOUN…WATERLOO…MEAD…ELKHORN…
MILLARD…CARTER LAKE…BENNINGTON AND BOYS TOWN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER…CONTACT YOUR NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT
AGENCY. THEY WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICE IN OMAHA.