T-storm warning cancelled: Shelby/Pott Counties

Weather

July 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SHELBY IA-POTTAWATTAMIE IA-
455 AM CDT SAT JUL 5 2014

…THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTH CENTRAL SHELBY AND
EASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTIES 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….
GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN ARE STILL POSSIBLE WITH THIS THUNDERSTORM.

Flash Flood Warning: western Crawford County

Weather

July 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

447 AM CDT SAT JUL 5 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
WESTERN CRAWFORD COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…

* UNTIL 1045 AM CDT

* AT 446 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING
HEAVY RAIN WITH RAINFALL ESTIMATES OF THREE TO FOUR INCHES THUS
FAR NEAR RICKETTS AND CHARTER OAK. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO
BEGIN SHORTLY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
DENISON…DUNLAP…DOW CITY…CHARTER OAK…RICKETTS…ARION…BUCK
GROVE AND DENISON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF AN INCH OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
WARNED AREA THROUGH 600 AM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.

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

Single vehicle accident in Adams County Friday afternoon

News

July 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

One person was transported to the hospital in Corning Friday afternoon, following a single-vehicle accident in Adams County. The Sheriff’s office reports a passenger in a car driven by 20-year old Francis James Grout the 3rd, of Maryville, MO, was taken to the hospital by private vehicle, for treatment of possible injuries.

Officials say a Buick driven by Grout had been making a right turn onto Juniper Avenue from Highway 148 at around 3-p.m., when the brakes failed, causing the car to go into a ditch. No citations were issued.

Severe thunderstorm warning: Pottawattamie & Shelby Counties

Weather

July 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

434 AM CDT SAT JUL 5 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTH CENTRAL SHELBY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
EASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

* UNTIL 530 AM CDT

* AT 434 AM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR UNDERWOOD…
OR 22 MILES EAST OF OMAHA…MOVING EAST 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…
OAKLAND…AVOCA…UNDERWOOD…WALNUT…SHELBY…MINDEN…NEOLA…
HANCOCK…NISHNA BEND RECREATION AREA…BOTNA BEND PARK AND
ARROWHEAD PARK.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 48 AND 70.
INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 17 AND 23…AND BETWEEN
MILE MARKERS 29 AND 46.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: western Shelby/eastern Harrison Counties

Weather

July 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

415 AM CDT SAT JUL 5 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

WESTERN SHELBY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

EASTERN HARRISON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

* UNTIL 500 AM CDT

* AT 415 AM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR LOGAN…OR

24 MILES NORTHEAST OF OMAHA…MOVING EAST AT 25 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…

LOGAN…EARLING…PERSIA…WOODBINE…DUNLAP…PANAMA…

PORTSMOUTH…MAGNOLIA…TENNANT…SCHABEN PARK…HISTORICAL VILLAGE

WELCOME CENTER AND MANTENO RECREATION AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

BUILDING.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM…AND MAY LEAD TO

FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

(NWS) KJAN listening area forecast – 7/5/2014

Weather

July 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

401 AM CDT SAT JUL 5 2014 National Weather Service – Des Moines

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 30 PERCENT.

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY BEFORE MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HOT AND HUMID. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 100 TO 105 IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 40 PERCENT. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 100 TO 105 THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

MONDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. NORTH WIND AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.

MONDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S.

16 Iowa counties now have their own unique “Freedom Rock”

News

July 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The artist who paints the giant “Freedom Rock” in Adair County every year is slowly making progress on painting smaller, but similar rocks in all 99 of Iowa’s counties. Ray “Bubba” Sorenson started the statewide project in 2012. “I’ve booked 65 of the 99 counties and I just completed the 16th,” Sorenson says. The original 60-ton Freedom Rock, located near Greenfield, was first painted in 1999. It often features American stars and stripes, eagles, and other patriotic murals that are designed to pay tribute to veterans.

Sorenson says the boulders he’s painting in other counties are about a quarter to half the size of the original. Committees are formed in each county to help Sorenson decide what he’ll paint on their rock. “I have them send me ideas and I have my own ideas,” Sorenson says. “I kind of combine that and come up with sketches of something that’s unique about that county.”

The Manning Freedom Rock (Photo by Sorenson)

The Manning Freedom Rock (Photo by Sorenson)

For example, Sorenson recently completed painting a rock that’s located in Manning in Carroll County and it includes a mural of a train trestle that still operates in Manning. Sorenson says he can paint 10 to 12 of the smaller boulders between the months of April and October, so he’ll be working on the 99 county project for the next 8 to 10 years.

“The big goal is thanking our veterans and to keep it patriotic. So, there are a lot of reoccurring themes like flags and eagles, but like I tell everybody, you can paint those in a million different ways. Each rock is unique to each county. When it’s done, there will be this unique 99-county, statewide-linked veterans memorial.” Sorenson charges each county $5,000, plus paint and travel expenses for the work. Painting each rock takes around two weeks. He says the project is currently booked through 2020.

(Radio Iowa)

Severe t-storm warning: Update

Weather

July 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

337 AM CDT SAT JUL 5 2014

.A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 415 AM CDT FOR HARRISON…NORTHWESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE…SOUTHEASTERN MONONA… SOUTHEASTERN BURT AND EASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTIES…

AT 337 AM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER MONDAMIN…OR 33 MILES NORTH OF OMAHA…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 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…

BLAIR…MISSOURI VALLEY…LOGAN…FORT CALHOUN…MONDAMIN…PERSIA… MODALE…PISGAH…MOORHEAD…WOODBINE…DUNLAP…MAGNOLIA…LITTLE

SIOUX…PELICAN POINT STATE RECREATION AREA…DESOTO BEND NATIONAL

WILDLIFE REFUGE…WILSON ISLAND STATE PARK…SCHABEN PARK…

PREPARATION CANYON STATE PARK…LITTLE SIOUX SCOUT RANCH AND

HISTORICAL VILLAGE WELCOME CENTER.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…

HIGHWAY 30 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 5.

HIGHWAY 30 IN NEBRASKA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 447 AND 450.

HIGHWAY 75 IN NEBRASKA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 105 AND 117.

INTERSTATE 29 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 71 AND 99.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

BUILDING.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM…AND MAY LEAD TO

FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

Cardinals hold off Marlins 3-2

Sports

July 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lance Lynn bounced back from his worst start of the season with 6 2-3 scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals placed consecutive two-out RBI doubles just out of right fielder Giancarlo Stanton’s reach in a three-run sixth of a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.

Stanton, who entered with an NL-leading 21 homers and 61 RBIs, was 0 for 4. He punched the padded wall in frustration after his glove failed him for the second time, and Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi (5-4) also showed frustration when he slammed his glove into the dugout on his way off the field after the inning.

The first four Marlins reached safely in the ninth before Trevor Rosenthal earned his 26th save in 29 chances. Christian Yelich’s RBI single eluded a sliding Matt Holliday in left and Stanton walked with the bases loaded before Casey McGehee grounded into a game-ending double play.

Iowa News Headlines: Sat., July 5th 2014

News

July 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Flooding concerns have eased in much of eastern Iowa as the Mississippi River crests at Davenport. The National Weather Service says the river crested yesterday at 20.89 feet, well above the 15-foot flood stage. That level is expected to drop starting today to below 18 feet by Thursday.

CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — A bicyclist has been struck and killed by a car in north-central Iowa. The Iowa State Patrol says 55-year-old Brian Lauterbach of Charles City died after being hit by a car Thursday night on Highway 14. Authorities say a 16-year-old boy from Rockford was driving the vehicle that hit Lauterbach’s bicycle.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in Council Bluffs are investigating the stabbing death of a man on the city’s west side. Police say officers found a man with cuts to his neck after responding to a report of a possible stabbing or shooting around midnight yesterday. A woman has been arrested in the case.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Black Hawk County authorities say a burglary suspect has been injured in a leap from a building at the county landfill. The sheriff’s department says deputies responded to a burglar alarm at the landfill’s maintenance building Thursday morning. Officials say that as deputies closed in, the man inside an upstairs room leaped through a window and landed on a concrete floor. The man was taken to a hospital.