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Iowa authorities tallying storm damage, injuries

News, Weather

April 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) – Iowa authorities are tallying up the damage and injuries caused by powerful storms that struck the state. The National Weather Service says the storms damaged a number of Iowa towns as gusts neared 90 mph and hail up to an inch in diameter fell on Sunday.

The service says radar data suggested that a tornado struck the southern Iowa city of Ottumwa. City officials told The Ottumwa Courier that several homes were damaged and some residents were injured near Liberty Elementary School on the southwest side of Ottumwa. Assistant Fire Chief Mike Craff says it’s unclear how many people were hurt.

A storm was blamed for a person’s death in the Keokuk County town of Kinross, but a county dispatcher said Monday morning that she couldn’t provide any information.

NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Mon., April 28 2014

Weather

April 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly Cloudy a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 67. Southeast wind 15-20mph.New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: A 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms, Low around 46. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northeast after midnight. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday: A 100% chance of showers. High near 51. North-northwest wind 10 to 25 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tues. Night: An 80% chance of showers, mainly before 1am. Low around 38. North -northwest wind 15 to 30 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers. High near 51. Northwest wind 15 to 30 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Wed. Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Low around 39. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers. High near 51.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 65. Our Low through 4:30-a.m. today was 51. Rain in Atlantic Sunday amounted to .46″.

Special Weather Statement: Strong winds

Weather

April 27th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…DENISON…CARROLL…JEFFERSON
410 PM CDT SUN APR 27 2014

…STRONG EASTERLY WINDS FOR THE NEXT FEW HOURS…

EASTERLY WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR
45 MPH. THE WINDS WILL REMAIN BRISK INTO THE LATE AFTERNOON AND
DIMINISH THIS EVENING. LOOSE OBJECTS ARE LIKELY TO BLOW AROUND AND
TRAVEL WITH HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES MAY BE DIFFICULT AT TIMES FOR
THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS.

Tornado Watch Cancelled for the KJAN listening area

Weather

April 27th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
349 PM CDT SUN APR 27 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED TORNADO WATCH 95 FOR
THE FOLLOWING AREAS… IN IOWA THIS CANCELS 16 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL IOWA: DALLAS POLK

IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA: CLARKE DECATUR LUCASĀ  MADISON RINGGOLD UNION
WARREN WAYNE

IN SOUTHWEST IOWA: ADAIR ADAMS CASSĀ  TAYLOR

IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA: AUDUBON GUTHRIE

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ADAIR…ADEL…ALLERTON…
ATLANTIC…AUDUBON…BAYARD…BEDFORD…CARLISLE…CASEY…
CHARITON…CORNING…CORYDON…CRESTON…DES MOINES…EARLHAM…
EXIRA…FONTANELLE…GREENFIELD…GUTHRIE CENTER…HUMESTON…
INDIANOLA…LAMONI…LENOX…LEON…MOUNT AYR…NEW MARKET…
NORWALK…OSCEOLA…PANORA…PERRY…SEYMOUR…STUART…
WAUKEE AND WINTERSET.

Special Weather Statement: Guthrie-Cass-Madison-Union-Dallas-Adair Counties

Weather

April 27th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

GUTHRIE IA-CASS IA-MADISON IA-UNION IA-DALLAS IA-ADAIR IA-
100 PM CDT SUN APR 27 2014

…STRONG WINDS AND SMALL HAIL POSSIBLE WITH LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN ADAIR COUNTY…

AT 1259 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LINE OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 16 MILES EAST OF ATLANTIC
TO 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF GREENFIELD TO NEAR GREEN VALLEY LAKE…AND
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

HALF INCH HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
PERRY…ADEL…GREENFIELD…STUART…DALLAS CENTER…EARLHAM…LAKE
PANORAMA…PANORA…DE SOTO…REDFIELD…FONTANELLE…DEXTER…
CASEY…ORIENT…DIAMONDHEAD LAKE…MINBURN…MENLO…YALE…LINDEN
AND LAKIN SLOUGH GAME MANAGEMENT AREA.

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.

Special Weather Statement: Taylor/Union/Ringgold/Adams Counties

Weather

April 27th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

TAYLOR IA-UNION IA-ADAIR IA-RINGGOLD IA-ADAMS IA-
1226 PM CDT SUN APR 27 2014

…STRONG THUNDERSTORM IN TAYLOR COUNTY MOVING NORTHEAST…

AT 1225 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM
NEAR BEDFORD…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

NICKEL SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS OF 50 TO 55 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THIS STORM.

THIS STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…
LENOX AROUND 1240 PM CDT.
CRESTON AND GREEN VALLEY LAKE AROUND 1255 PM CDT.

OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS STORM INCLUDE LAKE OF THREE FIRES
STATE PARK…KENT…SHARPSBURG…CROMWELL…CONWAY…CRESTON
MUNICIPAL AIRPORT…PRESCOTT…GRAVITY…GREEN VALLEY LAKE STATE PARK
AND CLEARFIELD.

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 700 PM CDT SUNDAY EVENING FOR
NORTHEAST IOWA.

Special Weather Statement for: Cass/Adair/Adams Counties

Weather

April 27th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

TAYLOR IA-CASS IA-ADAIR IA-ADAMS IA-
1212 PM CDT SUN APR 27 2014

…STRONG THUNDERSTORM ENTERING ADAMS COUNTY…

AT 1210 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM
NEAR VILLISCA…OR 11 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CORNING…MOVING NORTHEAST
AT 70 MPH.

NICKEL SIZE HAIL WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

THIS STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…
CORNING AROUND 1220 PM CDT.
LAKE ICARIA AROUND 1225 PM CDT.

OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS STORM INCLUDE CUMBERLAND…CARBON…
LAKE ICARIA STATE PARK…BRIDGEWATER…MASSENA…NODAWAY AND CORNING
MUNICIPAL AIRPORT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

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

Significant Weather Advisory: Mills/Shelby/Page/Pott/Montgomery Counties

Weather

April 27th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

1147 AM CDT SUN APR 27 2014

IAZ056-069-079-080-091-271700-
PAGE IA-SHELBY IA-MILLS IA-POTTAWATTAMIE IA-MONTGOMERY IA-
1147 AM CDT SUN APR 27 2014

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR EAST CENTRAL MILLS…SOUTHEASTERN
SHELBY…PAGE…MONTGOMERY AND SOUTHEASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTIES
UNTIL 1200 PM CDT…

AT 1147 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LINE OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 6 MILES NORTH OF RED OAK TO
7 MILES EAST OF COIN…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

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

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
RED OAK…CLARINDA…VILLISCA…ESSEX…STANTON…ELLIOTT…COIN…
COLLEGE SPRINGS…SHAMBAUGH…BRADDYVILLE…GRANT…YORKTOWN…
COBURG…BLANCHARD…HEPBURN AND VIKING LAKE STATE PARK.

THESE STORMS 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.

SW Iowa Severe storm reports: Sun., April 27th 2014

Weather

April 27th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(This post will be updated as information becomes available throughout the day)

11:15-a.m. – Thunderstorm wind gust of 58- mph recorded at the Shenandoah Airport AWOS (Automated Weather Observation System).

 

Tornado Watch Issued for the KJAN listening area 4/27/14

Weather

April 27th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

1125 AM CDT SUN APR 27 2014

TORNADO WATCH 95 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM CDT FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

SOUTHERN IOWA
EASTERN KANSAS
WESTERN AND CENTRAL MISSOURI

* EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY MORNING AND EVENING FROM 1125 AM UNTIL 700 PM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
A FEW TORNADOES AND A COUPLE INTENSE TORNADOES POSSIBLE SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES NORTH OF DES MOINES IOWA TO 25 MILES SOUTH OF MONETT MISSOURI.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER…A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ADAIR ADAMS APPANOOSE AUDUBON CASS CLARKE DALLAS DECATUR GUTHRIE
JASPER LUCAS MADISON MARION MONROE POLK RINGGOLD TAYLOR UNION
WARREN WAYNE