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NWS forecast for Cass & surrounding Counties in IA, 7/8/16

Weather

July 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

352 AM CDT FRI JUL 8 2016

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S.

Significant Weather Advisory: Southern Shelby/SE Harrison/NE Pott. Counties

Weather

July 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SHELBY IA-HARRISON IA-POTTAWATTAMIE IA-

627 PM CDT THU JUL 7 2016

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHERN SHELBY…SOUTHEASTERN HARRISON AND NORTHEASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTIES UNTIL 700 PM CDT…AT 627 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR PERSIA…OR 29 MILES WEST OF ATLANTIC…MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH. DIME SIZE HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… AVOCA…WALNUT…SHELBY…MINDEN…PERSIA…TENNANT… PRAIRIE ROSE STATE PARK AND NISHNA BEND RECREATION AREA.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…

HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 61 AND 73.

INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 27 AND 48.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT FOR SOUTHWESTERN IOWA.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning (Update) – Shelby County

Weather

July 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SHELBY IA-

629 PM CDT THU JUL 7 2016

…THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR NORTHEASTERN SHELBY COUNTY 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 AS IT CONTINUES TO MOVE THROUGH NORTHEASTERN SHELBY COUNTY.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT FOR SOUTHWESTERN IOWA.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for northern Shelby County

Weather

July 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

600 PM CDT THU JUL 7 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

NORTHERN SHELBY COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…

* UNTIL 645 PM CDT

* AT 559 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED WEST OF EARLING…OR 18 MILES SOUTH OF DENISON…MOVING EAST 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…

HARLAN…EARLING…IRWIN…DEFIANCE…PANAMA…WESTPHALIA…

KIRKMAN AND MANTENO RECREATION AREA.

THIS INCLUDES HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 80 AND 89.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for many KJAN listening area counties tonight

Weather

July 7th, 2016 by Jim Field

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 351
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
355 PM CDT THU JUL 7 2016

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 351 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

IAC001-003-009-015-021-025-027-029-035-041-047-049-059-063-073-
077-079-081-085-091-093-109-119-121-129-133-137-141-143-147-149-
151-155-161-165-167-175-187-189-193-197-080400-
/O.NEW.KWNS.SV.A.0351.160707T2055Z-160708T0400Z/

IA
.    IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ADAIR                ADAMS               AUDUBON
BOONE                BUENA VISTA         CALHOUN
CARROLL              CASS                CHEROKEE
CLAY                 CRAWFORD            DALLAS
DICKINSON            EMMET               GREENE
GUTHRIE              HAMILTON            HANCOCK
HARRISON             HUMBOLDT            IDA
KOSSUTH              LYON                MADISON
MILLS                MONONA              MONTGOMERY
O`BRIEN              OSCEOLA             PALO ALTO
PLYMOUTH             POCAHONTAS          POTTAWATTAMIE
SAC                  SHELBY              SIOUX
UNION                WEBSTER             WINNEBAGO
WOODBURY             WRIGHT

(Update) Heavy storms and strong winds bring widespread damage, power outages

News, Weather

July 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Widespread damage to homes, businesses and crops was reported across western and northern Iowa after overnight thunderstorms brought heavy rain and strong winds approaching 70 miles an hour. Montgomery County emergency management coordinator Brian Hamman says severe storms rolled through Villisca at around 2 A-M. “I was out and followed the storms and entered the city of Villisca and found numerous tree limbs down,” Hamman says. “About the same time, the Villisca Fire Department was paged out to Forsman Farms, the chicken farm just southwest of town, for significant damage.”

Forsman Farms damage (Brian Hamman - Montgomery EMA photos)

Forsman Farms damage (Brian Hamman – Montgomery EMA photos)

He says the damage at that facility is incredible. “The chicken plant at Forsman Farms sustained significant damage to pretty much every building, from minor roof damage to significant damage,” Hamman says. “The walkway has been blown off completely between two buildings and multiple garage doors were ripped out.”

In addition, Hamman says Villisca’s Municipal Power Plant sustained significant roof damage. “They’ve had the majority of their roof blown off,” he says. “They have a pitched roof on top of a flat roof and the majority of that pitch is off.”

Villisca Power Plant

Villisca Power Plant

Downed trees and tree limbs dot the community and cleanup operations were underway Thursday morning. “The city of Villisca is taking care of all the tree branches that are down in the roadways and Forsman Farms has already contracted with a contractor to come out and make the repairs that are needed,” Hamman says. “Thankfully, it doesn’t sound like any of their chickens were affected and they still have electricity and are business as usual.”

(Radio Iowa)

Local Rainfall Totals at 7:00 am on Thursday, July 7

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

July 7th, 2016 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .77″
  • 7 NE of Atlantic  .92″
  • Massena  .76″
  • Elk Horn  .8″
  • Avoca  1″
  • Oakland  .75″
  • Neola  .5″
  • Irwin  .73″
  • Council Bluffs  .67″
  • Villisca  2.55″
  • Clarinda  1.5″
  • Shenandoah  2.24″
  • Sidney  2.23″
  • Schleswig  1.07″
  • Missouri Valley  .64″
  • Logan  .85″
  • Woodbine  .72″
  • Creston  1.15″
  • New Market  1.76″

Power plant roof damaged in Villisca during storms

News, Weather

July 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Severe thunderstorms that rolled through northwest and western Iowa overnight caused a substantial amount of damage. The Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency reports the roof was blown-off a power plant in Villisca today (Thursday) at around 3:45-a.m. There was also damage to a chicken plant southwest of Villisca, and large tree branches fell in the City.

Damage in Villisca (Photo's by Montgomery County Emergency Mgmt. Agency)

Damage in Villisca (Photo’s by Montgomery County Emergency Mgmt. Agency)

EMA1 EMA2In northwest Iowa’s Pocahontas County, extensive tree damage was reported to have occurred at around 12:50-a.m. today (Thursday), in Fonda. In Calhoun County, 12-inch diameter tree limbs succumbed to thunderstorm winds in Manson. Further north, in Palo Alto County, thunderstorm wind damage was reported to trees in Emmetsburg. Winds in Mallard gusted up to 65-mph.

In north central Iowa, extensive tree damage all across Kossuth County due to straight-line winds, with Algona, Swea City, Burt, Luverne and Bancroft specifically mentioned as hard hit areas. In Winnebago County, a large tree was uprooted near Lake Mills, with a few trees falling onto parked vehicles. Winds in the area were clocked at up to 70-mph. And, in Worth County, Highway 65 was blocked by downed power lines in both directions earlier this (Thursday) morning.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 7/7/16

Weather

July 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Scattered showers & thunderstorms ending this morning: Mostly cloudy w/showers & thunderstorms redeveloping this afternoon. High near 87. Variable winds at 5-10. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms this evening, some of the storms could be severe. Becoming partly cloudy overnight. Low around 65. NW @ 5-10 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday: P/Cldy & less humid. High near 85. W/NW @ 5-15.
Saturday: P/Cldy. High near 84.
Sunday: P/Cldy w/a slight chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms. High 86.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 89. Our 24-hour Low thru 7-a.m. today was 64. We received .77” of an inch rain this morning at the KJAN studios over the past 24-hours (until 7-a.m.) Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 74 and the low was 49. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 107 in 1937. The Record Low was 41 in 1934.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch #345 cancelled for southwest Iowa

Weather

July 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The remaining counties in Severe Thunderstorm Watch #345 issued earlier this morning, have been dropped from the Watch area. Currently, there are no Severe Weather watches or warnings in effect for the KJAN listening area.