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Special Weather Statement: Cass/Taylor/Adams Counties

Weather

July 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

TAYLOR IA-CASS IA-ADAMS IA-

627 PM CDT MON JUL 7 2014

…LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN AND HAIL…

AT 627 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR GRISWOLD TO 4 MILES SOUTHWEST OF STANTON…AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

NICKEL SIZE HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

CORNING…BEDFORD…LENOX…GRISWOLD…LAKE ICARIA…LEWIS…NEW

MARKET…PRESCOTT…GRAVITY…NODAWAY…SHARPSBURG…CONWAY…

CARBON…LAKE OF THREE FIRES STATE PARK…LAKE ICARIA STATE PARK…

GRISWOLD PARK…CORNING MUNICIPAL AIRPORT…BEDFORD MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

AND COLD SPRINGS STATE PARK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Mills/Southern Pott. Counties

Weather

July 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

624 PM CDT MON JUL 7 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…SOUTH CENTRAL POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA… UNTIL 715 PM CDT

* AT 624 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER GLENWOOD…OR 22 MILES SOUTHEAST 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…

NORTHEASTERN COUNCIL BLUFFS…GLENWOOD…OAKLAND…MALVERN…

TREYNOR…CARSON…EMERSON…MACEDONIA…SILVER CITY…HENDERSON…

HASTINGS…MCCLELLAND AND OLD TOWN PARK.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…

HIGHWAY 34 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 6 AND 27.

HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 25 AND 52.

INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 8 AND 11.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

BUILDING.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for SW IA

Weather

July 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

540 PM CDT MON JUL 7 2014

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 399 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 100 AM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

. IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

FREMONT MILLS MONTGOMERY PAGE

Special Weather Statement: Cass/Adams/Union Counties

Weather

July 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CASS IA-UNION IA-ADAMS IA-

524 PM CDT MON JUL 7 2014

…THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING WITH HEAVY RAIN AND HAIL…

AT 524 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 8 MILES WEST OF LAKE ICARIA…OR 10 MILES NORTHWEST OF CORNING…MOVING EAST AT 50 MPH.

NICKEL SIZE HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

CORNING…LENOX…LAKE ICARIA…PRESCOTT…CROMWELL…KENT…

CARBON…LAKE ICARIA STATE PARK AND CORNING MUNICIPAL AIRPORT.

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.

Weather officials confirm 4 tornadoes hit Iowa

News, Weather

July 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

TRAER, Iowa (AP) — Weather officials have confirmed four tornadoes hit Iowa after severe storms passed through the state. The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down just north of Traer on Sunday and caused extensive tree damage but remained away from populated areas. A farm outbuilding also was damaged.

Officials say it appears to have been an EF-1 tornado with peak wind of 90 miles per hour. Its path was 6.6 miles long and 200 yards wide. The service says it has analyzed pictures and videos from the media and the public and confirmed at least three additional tornadoes near Jewell, Stuart, and in eastern Jasper County. No tree or structural damage was reported from them.

The agency says at least 11 tornadoes were reported Sunday evening by trained storm spotters.

Flash Flood Watch cancelled for Pottawattamie County

Weather

July 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

246 PM CDT MON JUL 7 2014

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED…

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF SOUTHWEST IOWA HAS BEEN CANCELLED. ALTHOUGH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THIS EVENING…RAINFALL IS NO LONGER EXPECTED TO BE SUFFICIENT FOR FLASH FLOODING. THUS THE WATCH HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

THE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE REMAINING COUNTIES SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80 FROM 7-PM MONDAY UNTIL 7-AM TUESDAY.

NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area: Mon., 7/7/14

Weather

July 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today -Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

**FLASH FLOOD WATCH UNTIL 7-pm Mon. thru  7-a.m. Tuesday counties south of I-80**
Tonight – Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. East wind 6 to 9 mph becoming west northwest in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tuesday – Sunny, with a high near 80. Breezy, with a northwest wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Tuesday Night – Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light west northwest after midnight.
Wednesday – Sunny, with a high near 81. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.
Thursday – Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

Flash Flood Watch Fremont-Pott.-Mills-Montgomery-Page Counties

Weather

July 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-

351 AM CDT MON JUL 7 2014

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 7-PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 7-AM TUESDAY. 

THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ARE FORECAST TO MOVE ACROSS THE AREA THIS EVENING. SOME AMOUNTS OF 2 INCHES OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE. RECENT HEAVY RAINS HAVE NEARLY SATURATED THE SOIL MAKING RUNOFF FROM HEAVIER RAIN MORE LIKELY. THIS COULD LEAD TO FLOODING OR FLASH FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.  YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

 

Flash Flood Watch issued for parts of s.w. Iowa Monday-Tue.

Weather

July 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: CASS-ADAIR-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-

338 AM CDT MON JUL 7 2014

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH  IN EFFECT FROM 7-PM THIS EVENING UNTIL 7-AM TUESDAY. THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHERN MISSOURI AND SOUTHERN IOWA…WHICH COULD LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING.

FLASH FLOODING IS PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS AT NIGHT. THE DEPTH OF WATER OVER ROADS CAN BE VERY DECEPTIVE. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH WATER COVERING THE ROADWAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

 

NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area

Weather

July 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 81, our 24-hour Low (ending today) at 7-a.m. was 64. The 24-Hour rainfall amounted to .05″.

(forecast updated 5:36-a.m. Sun., July 6, 2014 – National Weather Service/Des Moines

Today – Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 102. Light south southwest wind becoming west southwest 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight – Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light north northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Monday Night – Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind around 6 mph becoming north northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Northwest wind 6 to 13 mph.
Tuesday Night – Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

Wednesday – Sunny, with a high near 82.