THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 534 IN
EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES…
DALLAS MADISON RINGGOLD UNION ADAIR ADAMS CASS TAYLOR AUDUBON CARROLL CRAWFORD GREENE GUTHRIE FREMONT HARRISON MILLS MONTGOMERY PAGE POTTAWATTAMIE SHELBY.
PROB OF 2 OR MORE TORNADOES : 60%
PROB OF 1 OR MORE STRONG /F2-F5/ TORNADOES : 20%
PROB OF 10 OR MORE SEVERE WIND EVENTS : 60%
PROB OF 1 OR MORE WIND EVENTS 75 MPH : 20%
PROB OF 10 OR MORE SEVERE HAIL EVENTS : 30%
PROB OF 1 OR MORE HAIL EVENTS 2 INCHES : 10%
PROB OF 6 OR MORE COMBINED SEVERE HAIL/WIND EVENTS : 60%
MAX HAIL /INCHES/ : 1.5
MAX WIND GUSTS SURFACE /MPH/ : 70
Iowans who still have leaves to rake may soon find they’ve all blown away, as a wide section of the state will be under a High Wind Warning tonight (Wednesday) and into tomorrow (Thursday). Meteorologist Jeff Zogg, at the National Weather Service, says it’ll get more blustery as the day goes on. “We have a very strong storm system that will be lifting northeast into Iowa later today and moving further northeast tonight and the winds will really increase around the back side of this system,” Zogg says, “with surface winds speeds sustained as high as 40 miles per hour, possibly gusting up to 60 miles per hour.”
Iowans need to take precautions, he says, as the winds could be severe. “With strong winds like we’re expecting tonight, people need to secure outdoor objects, things that may blow around easily, trash cans, lawn furniture,” Zogg says. “Also if you’re traveling, high-profile vehicles are especially at risk, just from the surface area they present to the wind. With that strong wind, it can cause issues if you’re driving those kind of vehicles.”
Those winds are just one key element of a massive storm system that’s stretching across much of the central U-S, likely bringing thunderstorms to Iowa this afternoon. “The greatest threat of severe weather later today will be from southwest into southeast and up to central Iowa, the greatest threat being primarily south of Highway 30,” Zogg says. “The primary threat will be strong winds, however, if we get enough sunshine to destabilize, we may see a couple of tornadoes with some of the stronger storms.”
If there’s a silver lining to the cloudy forecast, it’s that snow is unlikely for Iowa. “There is the possibility, as the system lifts out tonight, we may see a brief change over to snow or a rain-snow mix across northwest and north-central Iowa,” Zogg says. “However, by the time it cools off enough, the precipitation will be lifting out, so we don’t expect any kind of accumulation from the snowfall.”
Parts of Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado are under a Blizzard Warning, with several inches of snow expected along with severe winds, likely bringing white-out conditions.
Today (Veterans Day): Cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms, some may be severe later this afternoon. High near 62. E/SE @ 10-20 mph this morning becoming S/SW this afternoon & gusting up to 25. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tonight: High Wind Warning in effect through early Thursday morning.
Becoming very windy. Showers & thunderstorms ending late. Cloudy to P/Cldy. Low 36. NW @ 20-40mph w/gusts to near 55. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday: P/Cldy to Cldy & windy. High near 50. NW @ 20-40.
Thursday Night: Clear & windy. Low around 29. W/NW @ 15-30mph.
Friday: P/Cldy. High near 48. W/NW @ 10-20.
Saturday: P/Cldy & breezy. High near 58.
Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 60. Our 24-hour Low ending today at 7-a.m., was 37. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 25, and the Low 13. The All-Time Record High in Atlantic on Nov. 11th, was 73 in 1964 & 2005. The Record Low was -10 in 1986.
Early This Morning: Mostly cloudy with scattered light showers. Patchy fog. East wind near 10 mph. Chance of showers 30 percent.
Today: Patchy fog in the morning. Scattered light showers through mid morning…then thunderstorms in the late morning and afternoon. Breezy. Some thunderstorms may be severe in the afternoon. High in the lower 60s. South wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
Tonight: HIGH WIND WARNING in effect late this evening until early Thursday morning for most counties along and north of I-80. Mostly cloudy. Rain likely in the evening…then a chance of rain before midnight and early morning. Very windy. Low in the upper 30s. Northwest wind 25 to 40 mph with gusts to around 60 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Thursday: Sunny…windy…cooler. High around 50. Northwest wind 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.
Friday: Sunny. High in the upper 40s. West wind 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday: Sunny. High in the upper 50s.
HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTIES: A HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM TODAY UNTIL 3 AM THURSDAY. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT FOR THOSE COUNTIES.
AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON COUNTIES: HIGH WIND WARNING FROM 9-PM (WED.) THROUGH 6-AM THURSDAY. WIND ADVISORY FROM 6-AM-TO 6-PM THURSDAY.
SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL COUNTIES: HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6-AM THURSDAY, FOLLOWED BY A WIND ADVISORY FROM 6-AM THURSDAY UNTIL 6-P.M.
MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT AND PAGE COUNTIES: WIND ADVISORY 5-PM TODAY THROUGH 3-AM THURSDAY.
ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR AND RINGGOLD COUNTIES: WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9-PM WED. (TODAY) UNTIL 6-AM THURSDAY.
WINDS OF 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 55 TO 60 MPH ARE LIKELY. WIND SPEEDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE WILL BE HAZARDOUS TO MOTORISTS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. CERTAIN OUTDOOR ITEMS WHICH CAN BE BLOWN AWAY SHOULD BE SECURED OR BROUGHT INDOORS.
A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA 339 PM CST TUE NOV 10 2015 ...VERY STRONG WINDS POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY NIGHT... .A LARGE AND STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL STRENGTHEN OVER THE REGION WEDNESDAY...THEN MOVE QUICKLY AWAY FROM IOWA WEDNESDAY NIGHT. AS THE STORM DEPARTS THE WINDS BEHIND IT WILL INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY WEDNESDAY NIGHT WITH HIGH WINDS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT. BRISK WINDS ARE LIKELY AGAIN ON THURSDAY. AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS-ADAIR- MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-TAYLOR- ...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT... ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY. * TIMING...STRONGEST WINDS WILL REACH CENTRAL IOWA BY MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY AND CONTINUE OVERNIGHT. * WINDS...SUSTAINED SPEEDS NEARING 35 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. * IMPACTS...THE STRONG WINDS WILL AFFECT TRAVELERS...ESPECIALLY HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ON NORTH SOUTH ROADS. LOOSE OBJECTS WILL ALSO BE BLOWN AROUND. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS FOR A POSSIBLE UPDATE TO A HIGH WIND WARNING OR WIND ADVISORY. A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION. CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE ...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM WEDNESDAY TO 6 AM CST THURSDAY... ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM WEDNESDAY TO 6 AM CST THURSDAY. A WIND ADVISORY HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * TIMING...STRONGEST WINDS WILL REACH WESTERN IOWA WEDNESDAY EVENING AND CONTINUE OVERNIGHT. * WINDS...SUSTAINED SPEEDS OF 35 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 55 MPH LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. * IMPACTS...THE STRONG WINDS WILL AFFECT TRAVELERS...ESPECIALLY HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ON NORTH SOUTH ROADS. LOOSE OBJECTS WILL ALSO BE BLOWN AROUND.
HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE- ...HIGH WIND WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT... * TIMING...6 PM WEDNESDAY THROUGH 6 AM THURSDAY * WINDS...35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 55 TO 60 MPH. * IMPACTS...WIND SPEEDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE WILL BE HAZARDOUS TO MOTORISTS...ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. CERTAIN OUTDOOR ITEMS WHICH CAN BE BLOWN AWAY SHOULD BE SECURED OR BROUGHT INDOORS. ALSO...THE POTENTIAL FOR REDUCED VISIBILITIES EXISTS DURING TIMES WHERE SNOWFALL MIXES WITH RAIN.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Forecasters say a mixture of bad weather including heavy snow and tornadoes is expected as a strong storm system plows toward the central U.S. from the Rocky Mountains. A blizzard warning has been issued for Tuesday night and Wednesday in the Great Plains east of Denver, while tornadoes and high winds could rake parts of the Midwest on Wednesday.
Wet, heavy snow fell in Nevada on Tuesday morning, shuttering schools in Reno and knocking out power to thousands before moving eastward. Northeastern Colorado and western Kansas and Nebraska expect 6 inches of snow and wind gusts up to 60 mph overnight — a combination that can cause white-out conditions.
The Storm Prediction Center says an area from Nebraska to Illinois might face high winds, large hail and tornadoes Wednesday.
Today: Partly sunny. High near 62. S/SE @ 10-20.
Tonight: Mostly Cloudy w/areas of drizzle before midnight, then a slight chance of showers. Low around 50. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Veterans Day: Showers and thunderstorms. High near 61. S @ 15-25. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Wednesday Night: (HIGH WIND WATCH) Cloudy, w/a 60% chance of showers through midnight. Gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 36. W/NW @ 20-40mph w/gusts to near 50.
Thursday: P/Cldy. High near 50. W/NW @ 20-40mph.
Friday: P/Cldy & breezy. High near 47.
Monday’s High in Atlantic was 61. Our 24-hour ending today at 7-a.m., was 32.
Last Year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 61, and the Low was 18. The All-Time Record High in Atlantic on Nov. 10th was 76 in 1927. The Record Low was 3 in 1986.
Early This Morning: Mostly clear. Southeast wind near 5 mph.
Today: Partly sunny. High in the upper 50s. South wind 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers after midnight. A chance of thunderstorms early in the morning. Warmer. Low around 50. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Veterans Day: Breezy. Thunderstorms likely through mid morning… Then thunderstorms in the late morning and early afternoon. Thunderstorms likely late in the afternoon. High in the lower 60s. South wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of thunderstorms near 100 percent.
Wednesday Night: HIGH WIND WATCH in effect. Mostly cloudy. Light rain showers likely through midnight. Very windy. Colder. Low in the mid 30s. Northwest wind 25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 45 mph. Chance of showers 70 percent.
Thursday: Sunny…windy. High in the lower 50s. Northwest wind 20 to 30 mph.
Friday: Sunny. High in the upper 40s.
A HIGH WIND WATCH WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.
THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL REACH WESTERN IOWA AFTER SUNSET WEDNESDAY EVENING AND CENTRAL IOWA BY MIDNIGHT. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF 35 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50, AND AS MUCH AS 60 MPH, CAN BE EXPECTED.
THE STRONG WINDS WILL AFFECT TRAVELERS…ESPECIALLY HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ON NORTH SOUTH ROADS. LOOSE OBJECTS WILL ALSO BE BLOWN AROUND.
A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH…OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.