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Hazardous Weather Outlook for the KJAN listening area 6/21/14

Weather

June 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS- ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

TODAY AND TONIGHT… THUNDERSTORMS WILL DIMINISH ACROSS THE AREA THIS MORNING. THE RISK OF SEVERE STORMS IS LOW. LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE. THE STORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HEAVY RAINFALL. SEVERE STORMS ARE POSSIBLE WITH DAMAGING WIND AND LARGE HAIL THE MAIN THREATS.

SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY…. THERE WILL BE PERIODS OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE PERIOD. SEVERE STORMS AND HEAVY RAINFALL WEATHER IS POSSIBLE. SPECIFIC THREATS…TIMING AND LOCATION WILL BE BETTER DEFINED IN THE COMING DAYS. .

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT… SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED FROM TIME TO TIME THROUGH THE PERIOD.

(Updated) Skyscan Weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area

Weather

June 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 87. Our low through 5-am Saturday (today) 63. Rainfall at the KJAN studios since 9-p.m. Frday (thru 6-am Sat.)  amounted to 1.01″.

The Freese-Notis forecast for Sat., 6/21/14…..

Today will be mostly cloudy in the morning with scattered showers before 10 AM, becoming partly to mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. Some of the storms in the afternoon and evening may be severe, with damaging winds and large hail possible. The high will be 88 with S winds becoming SE in the afternoon at 10-20 mph.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms and a low of 66 and NE winds becoming SE by dawn at 10-15 mph.

Sunday will be partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms and a high of 88 and SE winds at 10-15 mph in the morning becoming W in the afternoon.
Sunday night will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms likely, especially before 3 AM, and a low of 65 with W-NW winds at 5-15mph.

Monday will be mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely and a high of 78. Showers and thunderstorms will end by 9 PM with conditions becoming mostly to partly cloudy by dawn and a low of 64.

Tuesday will be partly cloudy with a high reaching 80.
Tuesday night will be partly cloudy with a low falling to 65. Total rainfall will be around 1-1.5 inches, with higher amounts possible with heavy, prolonged thunderstorms.

Flash Flood Warning until 6:15-a.m. for NW Mills/S. Central Pott. Counties

Weather

June 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 615 AM CDT SATURDAY FOR NORTHWESTERN MILLS and SOUTH CENTRAL POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTIES IN IOWA, AND NORTHEASTERN SARPY IN NEBRASKA.

EARLIER THIS (SATURDAY) MORNING, DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. UP TO FOUR INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
BELLEVUE…PAPILLION AND OFFUTT AFB.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.  TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

NWS Forecast for Cass and area Counties in Iowa: Sat., 6/21/14

Weather

June 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

 

  • Early This Morning Thunderstorms. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of thunderstorms near 100 percent.
  • Today Partly sunny. Thunderstorms through mid morning…then scattered thunderstorms before noon. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. High in the upper 80s. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 90 percent.
  • Tonight Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. A slight chance of thunderstorms until early morning…then a chance of thunderstorms early in the morning. Low around 70. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 30 percent.
  • Sunday Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. High in the mid 80s. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
  • Sunday Night Thunderstorms likely. Low in the upper 60s. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 60 percent.
  • Monday Thunderstorms likely. High in the upper 70s. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent.
  • Monday Night Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Low in the lower 60s.
  • Tuesday Partly cloudy. High in the lower 80s.

 

Flood Advisory for Harrison & Monona Counties

Weather

June 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

HARRISON IA-MONONA IA-
955 PM CDT FRI JUN 20 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR…
CENTRAL HARRISON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
SOUTHEASTERN MONONA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…

* UNTIL 300 AM CDT

* AT 955 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA.
UP TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
LOGAN…MODALE…PISGAH…MOORHEAD…WOODBINE…MAGNOLIA…SCHABEN
PARK…PREPARATION CANYON STATE PARK AND WILLOW LAKE RECREATION
AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS…AS WELL AS FARM AND COUNTRY ROADS. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

Thunderstorm event 6/20-21/14 – Damage/incident report

News, Weather

June 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Here are some weather observances reported to the National Weather Service….

8:15-p.m. 6/20 – 58 mph tstrm wind gust at the Harlan Airport AWOS site.

8:10-p.m. 6/20 – 60 mph tstrm wind gust in Persia (Fire-Rescue Spotter report)

8:09-p.m. 6/20 – Dime-to Quarter-size hail  in Missouri Valley (spotter report)

8:02-p.m. 6/20 – Dime-size hail 2 miles s/se of Mondamin in Harrison Co. (public report)

7:00-p.m. 6/20 – 50-to 55-mph winds at Little Sioux in Harrison Co. (spotter report)

6:20-p.m. 6/20 – 1″ diameter (quarter-size) hail & winds of 40-45mph in Little Sioux.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch cancelled: Audubon/Crawford/Guthrie Counties

Weather

June 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
WATCH 338 FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN WESTERN IOWA: AUDUBON CRAWFORD GUTHRIE

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…AUDUBON…BAYARD…CASEY…DENISON…EXIRA…GUTHRIE CENTER AND PANORA.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH CONTINUES UNTIL 11-P.M. FOR HARRISON, SHELBY & POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTIES.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH #339 CONTINUES UNTIL 3-A.M. FOR CASS, ADAIR, ADAMS, MILLS, MONTGOMERY, FREMONT, PAGE, RINGGOLD, UNION AND TAYLOR COUNTIES.

Flash Flood Warning for SW Pottawattamie County until 3:45-am Sat.

Weather

June 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA
941 PM CDT FRI JUN 20 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
SOUTHWESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
EASTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…
NORTHEASTERN SARPY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…

* UNTIL 345 AM CDT SATURDAY

* AT 940 PM CDT…THE PUBLIC REPORTED FLASH FLOODING AROUND 96TH AND
DODGE. FLASH FLOODING IS LIKELY OCCURRING ELSEWHERE IN THE OMAHA
AND COUNCIL BLUFFS METRO. STAY AWAY FROM FLOODED ROADWAYS. UP TO
TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN. WHILE THE RAIN MAY BE
TAPERING OFF…MORE RAIN IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT. FLASH FLOODING IS
ALREADY OCCURRING.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
OMAHA…COUNCIL BLUFFS…BELLEVUE…PAPILLION…LA VISTA…
RALSTON…MILLARD…CARTER LAKE…BOYS TOWN…CRESCENT…LAKE
MANAWA STATE PARK…NARROWS RIVER PARK AND CHALCO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING.

TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning will expire at 9:30

Weather

June 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

924 PM CDT FRI JUN 20 2014
MILLS IA-POTTAWATTAMIE IA-DOUGLAS NE-SARPY NE-CASS NE-
924 PM CDT FRI JUN 20 2014

…THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR WESTERN MILLS…SOUTHWESTERN
POTTAWATTAMIE…SOUTHEASTERN DOUGLAS…SARPY AND EASTERN CASS
COUNTIES WILL EXPIRE AT 930 PM CDT…

THE LINE OF STORMS WHICH PROMPTED THE WARNING HAVE WEAKENED BELOW
SEVERE LIMITS…AND NO LONGER POSE AN IMMEDIATE THREAT TO LIFE OR
PROPERTY. THEREFORE THE WARNING WILL BE ALLOWED TO EXPIRE. HOWEVER
HEAVY RAIN IS STILL POSSIBLE WITH THESE THUNDERSTORMS.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 AM CDT
SATURDAY MORNING FOR SOUTHWESTERN IOWA AND EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

Special Weather Statement: Audubon-Cass-Adair-Adams Counties

Weather

June 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

850 PM CDT FRI JUN 20 2014

IAZ057-070-071-081-210245-
AUDUBON IA-CASS IA-ADAIR IA-ADAMS IA-
850 PM CDT FRI JUN 20 2014

...LINE OF STRONG STORMS APPROACHING AUDUBON AND CASS COUNTIES...

AT 848 PM CDT...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF IRWIN TO COUNCIL BLUFFS... AND
MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

HALF INCH HAIL AND WIND GUSTS OF 50 TO 55 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THESE STORMS.

A QUICK ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ATLANTIC...GRISWOLD...ANITA...FONTANELLE...ELK HORN...LEWIS...
MASSENA...KIMBALLTON...CUMBERLAND...BRIDGEWATER...BRAYTON...MARNE...
WIOTA...GRISWOLD PARK...LAKE ANITA STATE PARK...ATLANTIC MUNICIPAL
AIRPORT...ANITA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AND COLD SPRINGS STATE PARK.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT
FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR WESTERN IOWA. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR ANY FUTURE
WARNINGS SHOULD THE STORM STRENGTHEN.