Flash Flood Watch update: Far west/southwest IA 6/30/2014

Weather

June 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

256 AM CDT MON JUN 30 2014

AREAS OF HEAVY RAIN LIKELY THIS MORNING….HEAVY RAIN PRODUCING THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY INCREASE IN COVERAGE OVER THE AREA THIS MORNING BEFORE SHIFTING INTO IOWA AROUND OR SHORTLY AFTER MIDDAY. ALTHOUGH NOT EVERY LOCATION WILL RECEIVE HEAVY RAIN…LOCAL AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. WITH THE GROUND NEARLY SATURATED OVER MUCH OF THE AREA.

AREA COUNTIES IN IOWA: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE: FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THIS MORNING TO 2 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON.

* RECENT HEAVY RAINS HAVE NEARLY SATURATED THE SOIL MAKING RUNOFF  FROM HEAVIER RAIN MORE LIKELY. THIS COULD LEAD TO FLOODING OR FLASH FLOODING.

 PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… 

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

Shelby County Tornado Warning Cancelled

Weather

June 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SHELBY IA-

829 PM CDT SUN JUN 29 2014

…THE TORNADO WARNING FOR CENTRAL SHELBY COUNTY IS CANCELLED…

THE STORM WHICH PROMPTED THE WARNING HAS WEAKENED BELOW SEVERE LIMITS…AND NO LONGER APPEARS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THEREFORE THE WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT SUNDAY FOR SOUTHWEST IOWA AND EASTERN NEBRASKA

Tornado Warning: Shelby County

Weather

June 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

809 PM CDT SUN JUN 29 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING FOR… WEST CENTRAL SHELBY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…UNTIL 845 PM CDT

* AT 808 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR EARLING…OR 21 MILES SOUTH OF DENISON… MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

HAZARD…TORNADO.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.

IMPACT…FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. DAMAGE TO ROOFS…WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE DAMAGE IS LIKELY.

* THIS TORNADIC THUNDERSTORM WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF WEST CENTRAL SHELBY COUNTY…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS… PANAMA AND WESTPHALIA.

THIS INCLUDES HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 80 AND 83.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW! MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME…A VEHICLE OR OUTDOORS…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

DOROTHY P. SCHRODER, 83, of Griswold & formerly of Atlantic (Visitation 7/5/14)

Obituaries

June 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DOROTHY P. SCHRODER, 83, of Griswold (& formerly of Atlantic), died Sun., June 29th, at the Griswold Care Center. No services for DOROTHY SCHRODER are planned, but a visitation with her family will be held from 4-to 7-pm Sat., July 5th, at the Griswold Community Center. Hockenberry Family Care Funeral Home in Atlantic has the arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

DOROTHY SCHRODER is survived by:

Her sons – Dave (Suze) Schroder, of Phoenix, AZ., & Wes Schroder, of Treynor

Her daughters – Denise (Dave) Pilcher, of Ankeny; Renee (Jim) Albright, of Treynor; Kitty (John) Koontz, of Kiron; Robin (Donald) Waters, of Cumberland & Sharon (Jim) Griggs, of Papillion, NE.

Her sisters – Pauline (Ron) Skelton, of Washington, & Judy (Daryle) Steinkuehler, of Council Bluffs.

Her brother – Lloyd Newhouse, of Washington.

17 grandchildren & 20 great-grandchildren.

Red Oak man arrested on an assault charge Sunday

News

June 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak report one person was arrested Sunday evening on an assault charge. 22-year old Cody Dean Johnson, of Red Oak, was arrested for Simple Assault at around 4:45-p.m at 106 W. Coolbaugh Street. Johnson was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $300 bond.

Significant Weather Advisory: Shelby/Harrison Counties

Weather

June 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

HELBY IA-HARRISON IA-MONONA IA-
741 PM CDT SUN JUN 29 2014

SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHWESTERN SHELBY…
NORTHEASTERN HARRISON AND SOUTHEASTERN MONONA COUNTIES UNTIL 800 PM
CDT…

AT 741 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 11 MILES NORTHEAST OF LOGAN…OR 23 MILES SOUTHWEST OF DENISON…MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

NICKEL SIZE HAIL WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…WOODBINE…DUNLAP…PANAMA…SCHABEN PARK AND MANTENO RECREATION AREA.

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 1100 PM CDT SUNDAY AFTERNOON
FOR EASTERN NEBRASKA.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Carroll County

Weather

June 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

737 PM CDT SUN JUN 29 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHERN CARROLL COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…
WESTERN GREENE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…

* UNTIL 830 PM CDT

* AT 737 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 7 MILES EAST OF
MANNING…OR 9 MILES SOUTH OF CARROLL…MOVING EAST AT 40 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…
CARROLL…JEFFERSON…MANNING…COON RAPIDS…GLIDDEN…SCRANTON…
CHURDAN…TEMPLETON…DEDHAM…HALBUR…LIDDERDALE…WILLEY…
RALSTON…SWAN LAKE STATE PARK…JEFFERSON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AND
ARTHUR N NEU AIRPORT.

Flash Flood Watch until 7-a.m. Monday (6/30)

Weather

June 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

732 PM CDT SUN JUN 29 2014

…ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED TONIGHT…

.THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HEAVY RAINFALL HAVE DEVELOPED
ACROSS CENTRAL IOWA. WITH VERY MOIST ANTECEDENT SOIL
CONDITIONS…ANY ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL MAY LEAD TO AREAS OF
FLASH FLOODING OVERNIGHT TONIGHT.
732 PM CDT SUN JUN 29 2014

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT MONDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH UNTIL 7 AM CDT MONDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-
CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

* THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF HEAVY RAINFALL WILL TRACK OVER AREAS
WHICH HAVE RECENTLY RECEIVED SEVERAL INCHES OF RAINFALL. ALREADY
MOIST SOILS COMBINED WITH ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL…UP TO ONE
INCH OR MORE…MAY LEAD TO AREAS OF FLASH FLOODING TONIGHT.

* FLASH FLOODING IS ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS AT NIGHT…AND MOST FLASH
FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES. USE CAUTION WHILE
TRAVELING…ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED
ROADWAYS…TURN AROUND DO NOT DROWN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

Area Storm incident report: 6/29/14

Weather

June 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Here is an on-going chronology of severe weather events for Sun., June 29th 2014

7:21-p.m. 1″ diameter hail in Pisgah (Harrison County)

6:38-p.m.  1″ diameter (quarter-sized) hail 5 miles SE of Kirkman.

6:36-p.m. 1″ dia. hail 7 miles S/SE of Irwin.

6:29-p.m. 1″ dia. hail 4 miles SW of Westphalia.

6:05-p.m. & 5:42-p.m.  1″ dia. hail 2 miles SE of Woodbine.; 3/4″ hail 2 miles SW of Panama.

5:20-p.m. 1 ” dia. hail 2 miles SE of Magnolia.

5:15-p.m. 2.75″ dia. (baseball size) hail 3 miles SW of Magnolia.

5:08-p.m. funnel cloud observed near Modale.

4:45-p.m. 1″ dia. hail SW of Mondamin.

Audubon Storm Warning update

Weather

June 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

700 PM CDT SUN JUN 29 2014

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 715 PM CDT FOR AUDUBON COUNTY…AT 700 PM CDT…THE LEADING EDGE OF A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 9 MILES SOUTHEAST OF AUDUBON…MOVING EAST AT 35 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…
AUDUBON…EXIRA…ELK HORN…KIMBALLTON AND AUDUBON COUNTY AIRPORT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. TORNADOES CAN
DEVELOP QUICKLY FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. ALTHOUGH A TORNADO IS NOT
IMMEDIATELY LIKELY…IF ONE IS SPOTTED…ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A
PLACE OF SAFETY INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE…SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR
SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.

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