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May 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA
906 PM CDT WED MAY 7 2014
SHELBY IA-HARRISON IA-
906 PM CDT WED MAY 7 2014

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 930 PM CDT
FOR NORTHWESTERN SHELBY AND EASTERN HARRISON COUNTIES…

AT 906 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR PERSIA…OR 27
MILES SOUTHWEST OF DENISON…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO
ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
EARLING…PERSIA…WOODBINE…DUNLAP…PANAMA…PORTSMOUTH…
WESTPHALIA AND SCHABEN PARK.

THIS INCLUDES HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 80 AND 86 .

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Shelby/Harrison/Pott. Counties

Weather

May 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA
853 PM CDT WED MAY 7 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
WESTERN SHELBY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
EASTERN HARRISON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
NORTH CENTRAL POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

* UNTIL 930 PM CDT

* AT 853 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 7 MILES SOUTHEAST
OF LOGAN…OR 24 MILES NORTHEAST OF OMAHA…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40
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…MISSOURI VALLEY…LOGAN…EARLING…PERSIA…WOODBINE…
DUNLAP…NEOLA…PANAMA…PORTSMOUTH…WESTPHALIA…TENNANT…
SCHABEN PARK AND HISTORICAL VILLAGE WELCOME CENTER.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 80 AND 86 .
INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 23 AND 29.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for western/sw Iowa until 1-am Thursday

Weather

May 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 128
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
815 PM CDT WED MAY 7 2014

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 128 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 100 AM CDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

. IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

FREMONT HARRISON MILLS
MONTGOMERY PAGE POTTAWATTAMIE
SHELBY

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Wed., May 7th 2014

Podcasts, Weather

May 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

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Elevated Fire Danger across western IA today

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

May 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-
ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-
611 AM CDT WED MAY 7 2014

ELEVATED FIRE DANGER EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON IN PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST IOWA.

WINDS ARE FORECAST TO INCREASE TODAY FROM THE SOUTH AND SHOULD BE SUSTAINED AT 15 TO 20 MPH BY THIS AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. AS THE WINDS INCREASE…DRIER AIR IS EXPECTED TO EDGE INTO WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE STATE WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES DROPPING BELOW 30 PERCENT DURING THE AFTERNOON.

THE COMBINATION OF THE WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES WILL LEAD TO AN ELEVATED FIRE
POTENTIAL THIS AFTERNOON UNTIL THE WINDS RELAX AND HUMIDITY VALUES CLIMB THIS EVENING. ANY OUTDOOR FIRES ACROSS THIS AREA WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO SPREAD RAPIDLY THIS AFTERNOON AND BURNING IS DISCOURAGED.

NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area: 5/7/2014

Weather

May 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

331 AM CDT WED MAY 7 2014

NEAR RECORD HIGHS TODAY

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. WARMER. SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY…BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. NOT AS WARM. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 50 PERCENT.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN PARTLY CLOUDY AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY. MUCH COOLER. LOW IN THE MID 40S. WEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

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

FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S.

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

(Podcast) Skyscan forecast: Tue., May 6th 2014

Podcasts, Weather

May 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (podcast) weather forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather information for Atlantic.

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State disaster official advises storm readiness

News, Weather

May 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The state’s top disaster services official says the death of two Iowans in April 27 storms highlights the need to develop a storm preparedness plan. Mark Schouten, Iowa’s emergency management director recommends Iowans stay aware by keeping a battery operated radio or a cell phone with a storm alert application nearby. Families should have emergency plans and emergency storm kits ready.

Schouten says the Keokuk County storm in late April was not identified as a tornado by the National Weather Service until after a second person died. One woman was killed near Martinsburg, the other near Kinross. Both were caught outside when winds hit.

Schouten says Iowa has built an increasing number of school tornado safe rooms with 33 completed projects and funding approved for more.

Shelby County Fire Danger increased to Moderate

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

May 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency has increased the County-wide Fire Danger category to “Moderate” this week, due to decreased humidity and strengthening winds. The current Fire Danger rating will be in effective through Thursday morning, at which time the situation will be assessed and the county fire danger status updated.

When the fire danger is “moderate” it means that fires can start from most accidental causes, but the number of fire starts is usually pretty low. If a fire does start in an open, dry grassland, it will burn and spread quickly on windy days. Most wood fires will spread slowly to moderately. Average fire intensity will be moderate except in heavy concentrations of fuel, which may burn hot. Fires are still not likely to become serious and are often easy to control.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Mon., May 5th 2014

Podcasts, Weather

May 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (podcast) weather forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather information for Atlantic.

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