Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wicked Wednesday Weather

* Severe weather moved into western Iowa Tuesday night and by Midnight the storms were right over the metro...again.
* A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH was issued until 5 AM Wednesday.
*A FLASH FLOOD WATCH was also issued until 10 AM Wednesday.

The storms overnight are capable of producing 1 to 3 inches of rain. The soil is saturated from the rain we have received over the last week. Flash flooding is very possible.

Severe storms produced a tornado warning for Adair and Madison Counties late Tuesday night. The tornado was "radar indicated". That means the Doppler radar picked up on the rotation of the tornado...or the inflow and outflow of the wind in the area of Adair and Madison Counties.

At 11:40 PM a trained storm spotter reported one-foot-diameter tree limbs down on the south side of Earlham....that is in Madison County...southwest of Des Moines.

Stay with Channel 13 through the storm. Keep your NOAA weather radio with you overnight to wake you with severe weather warnings.

I will update the blog with new damage reports and severe storm information.

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