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Threat of severe weather is statewide on Sunday

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May 8th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Mother Nature may be very busy on Mother’s Day. After a full week of stormy weather, forecasters say Iowans see a brief break from the clouds today (Friday), while the rains will return tomorrow. Meteorologist Kurt Kotenberg, at the National Weather Service, says it appears likely much of the state may see severe weather on Sunday.

“It will probably start to get potentially bad early afternoon especially through the early evening,” Kotenberg says. “One of the things we’ll be working on today is to narrow it down to a more specific area. The southern part of the state has a little better chance than northern Iowa for severe weather, but we’re looking at a statewide threat, as of right now.”

While many Iowans may be traveling this weekend to celebrate the holiday, they may need to keep an umbrella handy, while some Iowans may need to retreat to the basement. “We could be looking at all modes of severe weather here in Iowa,” Kotenberg says. “We could see some hail, some damaging winds and maybe even a few tornadoes across the state. Stay tuned to the forecast the next couple of days as we try to pin it down a little more but it looks like it could be a pretty widespread severe weather threat for Sunday.”

Parts of Nebraska had tornadoes and severe flooding this week, while that state’s weekend forecast calls for up to eight inches of snow in the higher elevations of the Panhandle.  “It looks like we’ll get to miss out on the cold weather here in Iowa,” Kotenberg says. “It’ll be cooler, certainly. We’ll probably see temperatures drop down to the 40s and high temperatures in the 60s, maybe even the 50s, but no snow in the forecast here in Iowa. It’ll be cooler, but snow-free.”

The skies may start to clear on Monday, as the forecast calls for a return to calmer, more seasonable weather.

(Radio Iowa)

Freese-Notis Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic: Fri., 5/8/2015

Weather

May 8th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Today: P/Cloudy to Cloudy. High 68. N @ 10-15.
Tonight: P/Cldy to Cldy. Low 54.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy w/a slight chance of isolated shwrs. High 70. E @ 10.
Tom. Night: Shwrs & tstrms late. Low 60. (1/4”-1/2” possible). E @ 15-20.

Sunday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/shwrs & tstrms. High 75.
Sunday night: A 40% chance of shwrs & tstrms. Low 50.

Monday: P/Cldy & breezy. High 65.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 76. We received six-tenths (.60) of an inch of rain here at the KJAN studios, yesterday. Our Low this morning (as of 5:30-a.m. was 53.

Last year on this date our High in Atlantic was 79. The Low was 46. The All-time record High for Atlantic on May 8th was 95 in 1895. The Record Low was 25 in 1980.

Sunrise today is at 6:09. Sunset is 8:25. Sunrise Saturday is 6:08.

NWS weather forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA, 5/8/15

Weather

May 8th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

352 AM CDT FRI MAY 8 2015

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE MID 50S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. EAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS. LOW AROUND 60. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 90 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY…COOLER. LOW AROUND 50. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…COOLER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S.

 

Significant Weather Advisory: Fremont-Page-Mills-Montgomery

Weather

May 7th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

733 PM CDT THU MAY 7 2015

SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE, WESTERN MONTGOMERY,SOUTHERN MILLS,NORTHWESTERN PAGE…NORTHERN FREMONT…COUNTIES UNTIL 830 PM CDT…

AT 732 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR 30 MILES SOUTH OF OMAHA…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH. HALF INCH HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

NEBRASKA CITY…RED OAK…MALVERN…STANTON…EMERSON…UNION… TABOR…THURMAN…RANDOLPH…HASTINGS…IMOGENE…COBURG AND CAMP CATRON.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…

HIGHWAY 34 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 17 AND 42.

HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 19 AND 34.

HIGHWAY 75 IN NEBRASKA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 51 AND 59.

INTERSTATE 29 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 12 AND 27.

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.

 

Flood Warning: N.W. Montgomery & Eastern Mills Counties

Weather

May 7th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

716 PM CDT THU MAY 7 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR…NORTHWESTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…EASTERN MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA… UNTIL 115 AM CDT FRIDAY

* AT 714 PM CDT…A GAUGE ON INDIAN CREEK NEAR EMERSON WAS REPORTING LEVELS OVER FLOOD STAGE. RADAR ESTIMATED UP TO 4 INCHES OF THIS RAIN IN THAT AREA FROM EARLIER STORMS. ADDITIONAL STORMS COULD MOVE IN THIS EVENING.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…EMERSON.

 

SVR Thunderstorm Warning for Cass County is cancelled

Weather

May 7th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

529 PM CDT THU MAY 7 2015

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTHWESTERN CASS COUNTY IS CANCELLED…THE STORM WHICH PROMPTED THE WARNING HAS WEAKENED BELOW SEVERE LIMITS…AND NO LONGER POSE AN IMMEDIATE THREAT TO LIFE OR PROPERTY.

THEREFORE THE WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. HOWEVER SMALL HAIL IS STILL POSSIBLE WITH THIS THUNDERSTORM. TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER…CONTACT YOUR NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. THEY WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES.

 

Severe thunderstorm warning continues for Cass County until 5:45

Weather

May 7th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

522 PM CDT THU MAY 7 2015

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 545 PM CDT FOR SOUTHWESTERN CASS COUNTY…

AT 520 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 6 MILES EAST OF GRISWOLD…OR 13 MILES SOUTH OF ATLANTIC…MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH. HAZARD…QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED.

THIS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF SOUTHWESTERN CASS COUNTY…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS…CUMBERLAND…GRISWOLD PARK AND COLD SPRINGS STATE PARK.

 

Severe Thunderstorm Warning S.W. Cass County

Weather

May 7th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

456 PM CDT THU MAY 7 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTHWESTERN CASS COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…UNTIL 545 PM CDT

* AT 456 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR ELLIOTT…OR 19 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ATLANTIC…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL. SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED. At 5-p.m. law enforcement reported pea sized hail in Griswold.

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

* THIS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…GRISWOLD AROUND 510 PM CDT. OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM INCLUDE CUMBERLAND…GRISWOLD PARK AND COLD SPRINGS STATE PARK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

Special Weather Statement: Cass County, IA

Weather

May 7th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

445 PM CDT THU MAY 7 2015

A STRONG THUNDERSTORM IS HEADING INTO SOUTHWEST CASS COUNTY.

AT 442 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MACEDONIA…OR 24 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ATLANTIC… MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

NICKEL SIZE HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 45 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM. THIS STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…GRISWOLD AROUND 515 PM CDT.

OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS STORM INCLUDE LEWIS…GRISWOLD PARK AND COLD SPRINGS STATE PARK.

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.

 

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for SE Pott/Northern Montgomery Counties

Weather

May 7th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

441 PM CDT THU MAY 7 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…SOUTHEASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…NORTHERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…UNTIL 515 PM CDT

* AT 441 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR ELLIOTT…OR 23 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ATLANTIC…MOVING NORTHEAST 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…ELLIOTT…GRANT AND FARM CREEK PUBLIC WILDLIFE AREA. THIS INCLUDES HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA NEAR MILE MARKER 41.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING.