NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area: 6/6/2014

Weather

June 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Updated 3:45-a.m. CDT, Fri., May 6, 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG. SOUTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. PATCHY FOG THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 40 PERCENT.

SATURDAY…A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 50S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGH IN THE MID 70S.

Many show interest in Sioux City casino jobs

News

June 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Officials at a Sioux City casino estimate that more than 1,000 people applied for jobs at the new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino during the first day of a job fair. The job fair began Wednesday and was continuing Thursday as the casino moves to hire more than 500 people before the $128.5 million operation opens August 1st.

Hard Rock human resources director Pat Lund told the Sioux City Journal the number of job seekers exceeded their expectations. No one will be hired during the job fair, which was designed to let candidates learn about the company, see what jobs are available and meet supervisors.

Lund says top prospects from the event will be invited back for interviews. Most of those hired will start work in mid-July.

Iowa early News Headlines: Fri., June 6th 2014

News

June 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Marshalltown is having a difficult time hiring a fire chief. The Times-Republican reports the central Iowa city has been seeking to fill the position since last fall, when the Fire Chief Steve Edwards retired. The job will pay from $79,000 to $94,000 annually, depending on qualifications and experience.

WEVER, Iowa (AP) — Lee County supervisors in southeast Iowa are meeting with a resident before moving forward with plans to let a company install a water main near his property. The Daily Gate City in Keokuk reports Ron Meller of Wever told supervisors during a recent meeting that he wanted more input and information about the plans.

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — A Coralville police officer has sustained minor injuries after a semi-trailer hit his parked squad car along Interstate 80. Police Chief Barry Bedford tells Waterloo television station KWWL Officer Jeffery Barkhoff was assisting other officers yesterday morning when the wreck occurred.

CARLISLE, Iowa (AP) — A Pleasant Hill man has been accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl he met online. The Carlisle Police Department says 29-year-old Daniel Lee Ward went to the girl’s house Monday after communicating on Kik, a smartphone messaging system. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reported Ward faces charges of kidnapping, sexual abuse, enticing away a minor and lascivious acts with a child. He was booked at the Warren County Jail on $500,000 cash bond.

Tornado Watch Cancelled

Weather

June 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED TORNADO WATCH 234 FOR
THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN IOWA THIS CANCELS 6 COUNTIES

IN SOUTHWEST IOWA

CASS

IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA

AUDUBON CARROLL CRAWFORD
GREENE GUTHRIE

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

IN SOUTHWEST IOWA

HARRISON POTTAWATTAMIE SHELBY

IN NEBRASKA THIS CANCELS 5 COUNTIES

IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA

DODGE DOUGLAS SARPY
SAUNDERS WASHINGTON

Red Oak man arrested on Public Intox charge

News

June 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County say a Red Oak man was arrested Thursday evening. According to Red Oak Police, 52-year old David Lawrence Howe, of Red Oak, was taken into custody at around 6-p.m. in the vicinity of north 4th and Oak Streets. Howe was charged with Public Intoxication. He was being held in the Montgomery County Jail.

Storm warning update:

Weather

June 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

POTTAWATTAMIE IA-
709 PM CDT THU JUN 5 2014

…THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTHWESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE
COUNTY WILL EXPIRE AT 715 PM CDT…

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 WILL BE ALLOWED TO EXPIRE. HOWEVER SMALL HAIL
AND GUSTY WINDS ARE STILL POSSIBLE WITH THIS THUNDERSTORM.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT THURSDAY
AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST IOWA AND NORTHEAST NEBRASKA.

Tornado Watch continues until 11-p.m. Thursday

Weather

June 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 234
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
703 PM CDT THU JUN 05 2014

TORNADO WATCH 234 REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11-P.M.

AREA COUNTIES INCLUDED IN THE WATCH: AUDUBON CARROLL CASS CRAWFORD GUTHRIE
HARRISON POTTAWATTAMIE SAC and SHELBY.

T-Storm Warning update

Weather

June 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

POTTAWATTAMIE IA-
703 PM CDT THU JUN 5 2014

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 715 PM CDT
FOR SOUTHWESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY…

AT 703 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER NORTHWESTERN
COUNCIL BLUFFS…OR 7 MILES EAST OF OMAHA…MOVING SOUTHEAST 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…
COUNCIL BLUFFS AND LAKE MANAWA STATE PARK.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
INTERSTATE 29 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 45 AND 50.
INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 3 AND 5.

Chiefs sign Anthony, Rogers, waive Broussard

Sports

June 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs signed wide receiver Deon Anthony and cornerback Justin Rogers while waiving defensive lineman Risean Broussard on Thursday as they finished the second week of voluntary team workouts.

Anthony is attempting to make the switch from quarterback, which he played in college at Troy last season. He should provide depth during the offseason while Kyle Williams recovers from a knee injury and A.J. Jenkins deals with a balky hamstring.

Rogers is a former seventh-round pick of Buffalo who spent parts of last season with Houston and Miami. He’s appeared in 43 career games, making 64 tackles and three interceptions.

Broussard has missed the recent voluntary workouts because of a knee injury.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: southwestern Pott. County

Weather

June 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

641 PM CDT THU JUN 5 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHWESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
EASTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…

* UNTIL 715 PM CDT

* AT 641 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER NORTHEASTERN
OMAHA…MOVING SOUTHEAST 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…
OMAHA…COUNCIL BLUFFS…CARTER LAKE…CRESCENT…NARROWS RIVER
PARK AND LAKE MANAWA STATE PARK.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
HIGHWAY 75 IN NEBRASKA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 88 AND 97.
INTERSTATE 29 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 43 AND 63.
INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 8.
INTERSTATE 80 IN NEBRASKA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 452 AND 454.