AREA COUNTIES: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION
556 AM CDT THU APR 9 2015
…EXPECT A PERIOD OF DENSE FOG EARLY THIS MORNING…
DENSE FOG WITH VISIBILITIES OF A QUARTER MILE OR LESS WILL CONTINUE OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA THROUGH SUNRISE…MAINLY FROM INTERSTATE 35 AND WESTWARD ALONG HIGHWAYS 92 AND 34. MOTORISTS SHOULD SLOW DOWN…USE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS…AND ALLOW FOR GREATER STOPPING DISTANCE BETWEEN VEHICLES UNTIL CONDITIONS IMPROVE WITH THE PASSAGE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH 700 AM.
Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 5pm. Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 46 by 4pm. Windy, with an east northeast wind 7 to 12 mph becoming northwest 19 to 24 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 7pm, then a chance of rain between 7pm and 8pm. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 35. Windy, with a west wind 21 to 26 mph decreasing to 9 to 14 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 60. Breezy, with a west wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 36. North northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Breezy, with a south wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Breezy.
410 PM CDT WED APR 8 2015
Area Counties: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD…
A FEW ISOLATED STORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS EVENING WITH ANY SEVERE
THREAT FROM LARGE HAIL. THUNDERSTORMS WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS ON THURSDAY…LARGE HAIL WILL BE THE MAIN THREAT. DAMAGING WINDS WILL ALSO BE A THREAT MAINLY SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80.
ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH MIDDAY THURSDAY. LARGE HAIL WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE MAIN THREAT.
THERE WILL ALSO BE THE THREAT OF THUNDERSTORMS STARTING SUNDAY AND CONTINUING INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. THE THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER APPEARS LOW AT THIS TIME.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING.
Area Countie: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE…
THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS EVENING OVER SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA. A FEW STORMS COULD APPROACH SEVERE LIMITS. ADDITIONAL STORMS SHOULD DEVELOP LATER TONIGHT AS LIFT INCREASES WITH DEVELOPMENT A LOW LEVEL JET AND AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVING IN FROM THE WEST. A FEW STORMS MAY PRODUCE LARGE HAIL INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS.
THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY: THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER AT LEAST PARTS OF THE AREA FROM SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
Severe thunderstorms that evolved in southwest Iowa this (Wednesday) morning, spread from Adams into Adair Counties. Emergency Management officials reported pea-to quarter-size (1″ diameter) hail fell about a mile northwest of Corning at around 9:15-a.m. A couple of minutes later, officials said quarter- to golf ball-size hail was falling in Corning. The storm event last about 35-minutes before the cell producing the hail began to weaken and fall below warning criteria.
Other cells formed in central Iowa, bringing pea to quarter sized hail to the Des Moines metro area over the noon hour. There were no immediate reports of damage.
500 AM CDT WED APR 8 2015 – via NWS in Omaha & Des Moines
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN & CENTRAL IOWA.
TODAY AND TONIGHT:
THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE MAINLY LATER TODAY INTO TONIGHT. AT THIS TIME THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT APPEARS TO BE LOW…BUT AN ISOLATED SEVERE STORM IS NOT OUT OF THE QUESTION. SOME STORMS ACROSS SOUTHWEST IOWA COULD PRODUCE HAIL.
THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY:
ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORM CHANCES RETURN THURSDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
INTO SUNDAY. SOME STRONG STORMS ARE POSSIBLE SAT. NIGHT & SUNDAY ACROSS SOUTHWEST IOWA.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.
348 AM CDT WED APR 8 2015
EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY. AREAS OF FOG. PATCHY DRIZZLE. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
TODAY…CLOUDY. AREAS OF FOG THROUGH MID MORNING. PATCHY DRIZZLE THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.
TONIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING…THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY BEFORE MIDNIGHT AND EARLY MORNING. THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 90 PERCENT.
THURSDAY…CLOUDY…BREEZY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.
FRIDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S.
1057 AM CDT TUE APR 7 2015
…AREAS OF DENSE FOG CONTINUE…
AREAS OF DENSE FOG CONTINUE TO LINGER ACROSS THE SOUTHERN THIRD OF IOWA. VISIBILITIES WILL BE A QUARTER MILE OR LESS AND IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGH THE MORNING BEFORE LIFTING THIS AFTERNOON. THE HIGHWAY 34 AND 92 CORRIDORS WILL CONTINUE TO BE MOST AFFECTED BY REDUCED VISIBILITIES.
AS WITH ANY LOW VISIBILITY EVENT…ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO YOUR DESTINATION…ALLOW A SAFE DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND OTHER VEHICLES AND BE MINDFUL OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS.
843 AM CDT TUE APR 7 2015
…AREAS OF DENSE FOG THROUGH THE MORNING…
AREAS OF DENSE FOG CONTINUE TO WORK THEIR WAY THROUGH THE SOUTHERN
THIRD OF IOWA. VISIBILITIES WILL BE A QUARTER MILE OR LESS AND
IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGH A GOOD PORTION OF THE MORNING
BEFORE LIFTING. THE HIGHWAY 34 AND 92 CORRIDORS WILL MOST AFFECTED
BY REDUCED VISIBILITIES.
AS WITH ANY LOW VISIBILITY EVENT…ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO YOUR
DESTINATION…ALLOW A SAFE DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND OTHER
VEHICLES AND BE MINDFUL OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS.