Child Abduction Emergency

By National Weather ServiceNo Comments

…A CHILD ABDUCTION EMERGENCY HAS BEEN ISSUED…

THIS IS AN AMBER ALERT. IOWA LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS DETERMINED THAT
A CHILD HAS BEEN ABDUCTED AND THE LIFE OF THE CHILD IS IN DANGER.

REPEATING…THIS IS AN AMBER ALERT. IOWA LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS
DETERMINED THAT A CHILD HAS BEEN ABDUCTED AND THE LIFE OF THE
CHILD IS IN DANGER.

AN AMBER ALERT IS IN EFFECT FOR IOWA. HERE IS SPECIFIC
INFORMATION REGARDING THE AMBER ALERT. THE CHILD WAS ABDUCTED ON
APRIL 29TH AT 1030 PM FROM WATERLOO…IOWA.

THE SUSPECT VEHICLE USED IN THIS ABDUCTION WAS A LIGHT GREEN OR
WHITE CONVERSION VAN…LATE 90S TO EARLY 2000S MODEL. THE VEHICLE
MAY HAVE A GREEN STRIPE. THE LICENSE PLATE INFORMATION WAS
UNKNOWN. THE DESTINATION WAS ALSO UNKNOWN.

THE CHILD IS AN AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALE 15 YEARS OF AGE.

REPEATING…THE SUSPECT VEHICLE USED IN THIS ABDUCTION WAS A LIGHT GREEN OR
WHITE CONVERSION VAN…LATE 90S TO EARLY 2000S MODEL. THE VEHICLE
MAY HAVE A GREEN STRIPE. THE LICENSE PLATE INFORMATION WAS
UNKNOWN. THE DESTINATION WAS ALSO UNKNOWN.

ALL ABDUCTORS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED DANGEROUS. THE ABDUCTORS WERE
DESCRIBED AS 3 AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES WHO WERE ARMED.

TO REPORT INFORMATION CONCERNING THE ABDUCTION OF THIS CHILD DIAL
9 1 1.

ATTENTION MEDIA: FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION REGARDING THIS AMBER
ALERT PLEASE VISIT THE IOWAAMBERALERT.ORG WEB SITE.

Weather Alerts

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

By National Weather ServiceNo Comments

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

  • SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
    NORTHEASTERN POLK COUNTY IN CENTRAL IOWA…
    NORTHWESTERN JASPER COUNTY IN CENTRAL IOWA…

  • UNTIL 845 PM CDT

  • AT 800 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR ANKENY…
    MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

    HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

    SOURCE…TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS.

    IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
    TO ROOFS…SIDING…AND TREES.

  • THIS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…
    ALTOONA…PRAIRIE MEADOWS AND ADVENTURELAND AMUSEMENT PARK AROUND
    805 PM CDT.
    BONDURANT AROUND 810 PM CDT.
    MITCHELLVILLE AROUND 820 PM CDT.
    COLFAX AROUND 830 PM CDT.

OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM INCLUDE
WEH-WEH-NEH-KEE STATE PARK…MARGO FRANKEL WOODS STATE PARK…PRAIRIE
CITY KROHN AIRPORT…MINGO…ANKENY REGIONAL AIRPORT…VALERIA…ELKHART
AND ALLEMAN.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
INTERSTATE 35 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 87 AND 98.
INTERSTATE 80 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 134 AND 160.
INTERSTATE 235 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 13 AND 14.

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.

&&

LAT…LON 4163 9366 4181 9365 4183 9316 4162 9314
TIME…MOT…LOC 0100Z 268DEG 28KT 4170 9356

TORNADO…POSSIBLE
HAIL…1.00IN
WIND…60MPH

Weather Alerts

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

By National Weather ServiceNo Comments

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

  • SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
    NORTHEASTERN DALLAS COUNTY IN CENTRAL IOWA…

  • UNTIL 745 PM CDT

  • AT 724 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR DALLAS
    CENTER…OR NEAR ADEL…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

    HAZARD…QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

    SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

    IMPACT…DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED.

  • LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
    ADEL…DALLAS CENTER…GRANGER AND WOODWARD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

&&

LAT…LON 4160 9395 4162 9406 4184 9397 4179 9383
TIME…MOT…LOC 0024Z 205DEG 25KT 4166 9399

HAIL…1.00IN
WIND…<50MPH

Weather Alerts

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

By National Weather ServiceNo Comments

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

  • SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
    NORTHEASTERN GUTHRIE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…
    SOUTHEASTERN GREENE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…
    SOUTHWESTERN BOONE COUNTY IN CENTRAL IOWA…
    NORTHWESTERN DALLAS COUNTY IN CENTRAL IOWA…

  • UNTIL 730 PM CDT

  • AT 657 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR LAKE
    PANORAMA…OR 7 MILES NORTHEAST OF GUTHRIE CENTER…MOVING EAST AT
    35 MPH.

    HAZARD…QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

    SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

    IMPACT…DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED.

  • THIS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…
    PERRY AROUND 725 PM CDT.

OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM INCLUDE BOUTON…
SPRINGBROOK STATE PARK…LAKIN SLOUGH GAME MANAGEMENT AREA…YALE…
DAWSON…JAMAICA…PERRY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AND MINBURN.

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.

&&

LAT…LON 4169 9448 4181 9451 4195 9399 4173 9392
TIME…MOT…LOC 2357Z 254DEG 31KT 4177 9441

HAIL…1.00IN
WIND…<50MPH

Weather Alerts

Watch County Notification

By National Weather ServiceNo Comments

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TEST TORNADO WATCH
9999 IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CDT THIS MORNING FOR THE FOLLOWING
AREAS

IN IOWA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 51 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL IOWA

BOONE DALLAS GRUNDY
HAMILTON HARDIN JASPER
MARSHALL POLK POWESHIEK
STORY TAMA WEBSTER

IN NORTH CENTRAL IOWA

BUTLER CERRO GORDO FRANKLIN
HANCOCK HUMBOLDT KOSSUTH
WINNEBAGO WORTH WRIGHT

IN NORTHEAST IOWA

BLACK HAWK BREMER

IN NORTHWEST IOWA

EMMET PALO ALTO POCAHONTAS

IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA

APPANOOSE CLARKE DECATUR
LUCAS MADISON MAHASKA
MARION MONROE RINGGOLD
UNION WARREN WAYNE

IN SOUTHEAST IOWA

DAVIS WAPELLO

IN SOUTHWEST IOWA

ADAIR ADAMS CASS
TAYLOR

IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA

AUDUBON CALHOUN CARROLL
CRAWFORD GREENE GUTHRIE
SAC

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ACKLEY…ADAIR…ADEL…ALBIA…
ALGONA…ALLERTON…ALLISON…AMES…APLINGTON…ATLANTIC…
AUDUBON…BAYARD…BEDFORD…BELMOND…BLOOMFIELD…BOONE…
BRITT…CARLISLE…CARROLL…CASEY…CEDAR FALLS…CENTERVILLE…
CHARITON…CLARION…CLARKSVILLE…CLEAR LAKE…CONRAD…
CORNING…CORYDON…CRESTON…DENISON…DES MOINES…DIKE…
DUMONT…DYSART…EAGLE GROVE…EARLHAM…EARLY…ELDORA…
EMMETSBURG…ESTHERVILLE…EXIRA…FONDA…FONTANELLE…
FOREST CITY…FORT DODGE…GARNER…GILMORE CITY…GLADBROOK…
GREENE…GREENFIELD…GRINNELL…GRUNDY CENTER…GUTHRIE CENTER…
HAMPTON…HUMBOLDT…HUMESTON…INDIANOLA…IOWA FALLS…
JEFFERSON…KANAWHA…KNOXVILLE…LAKE CITY…LAKE MILLS…
LAKE VIEW…LAMONI…LAURENS…LENOX…LEON…MANLY…MANSON…
MARSHALLTOWN…MASON CITY…MOUNT AYR…NEW MARKET…NEWTON…
NORTHWOOD…NORWALK…ODEBOLT…OSCEOLA…OSKALOOSA…OTTUMWA…
PANORA…PARKERSBURG…PELLA…PERRY…POCAHONTAS…POMEROY…
REINBECK…ROCKWELL CITY…ROLFE…SAC CITY…SCHALLER…
SEYMOUR…SHELL ROCK…STUART…TAMA…TOLEDO…TRAER…
WALL LAKE…WATERLOO…WAUKEE…WAVERLY…WEBSTER CITY…
WELLSBURG AND WINTERSET.

THIS TEST TORNADO WATCH INITIATES THE TEST WATCH PHASE OF THE IOWA
SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK/S TORNADO DRILL. REPEATING…THIS IS
ONLY A TEST TORNADO WATCH.

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. DO NOT TAKE ACTION BASED ON THIS TEST
MESSAGE.

Weather Alerts

Winter Weather Message

By National Weather ServiceNo Comments

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS CANCELLED THE
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY.

SOME LIGHT WINTRY PRECIPITATION IS STILL POSSIBLE TODAY…HOWEVER
ANY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE AROUND AN INCH OR LESS.

Weather Alerts

Winter Weather Message

By National Weather ServiceNo Comments

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
9 AM CDT THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM CDT THURSDAY.

  • TIMING…RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW BY MIDNIGHT WITH PERIODS OF
    MODERATE SNOWFALL DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS ON THURSDAY.

  • STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…4 TO 6 INCHES IN THE NORTHERN
    PORTIONS OF THE ADVISORY WITH A SHARP CUTOFF IN AMOUNTS TO THE
    SOUTH.

  • WINDS/VISIBILITY…NORTHERLY WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER
    GUSTS. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO A MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

  • IMPACTS…TRAVEL WILL BE IMPACTED WITH SLICK AND SNOW COVERED
    ROADS AND PERIODS OF LOWER VISIBILITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
PERIODS OF SNOW COMBINED WITH STRONG WINDS WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND
LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

ANY REPORTS OF SNOW…SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS ARE
MUCH APPRECIATED AND CAN BE RELAYED DIRECTLY TO THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE USING TWITTER HANDLE NWS DES MOINES…HASHTAG
NWSDMX OR POST TO THE NWS DES MOINES FACEBOOK PAGE.

&&

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Winter Weather Message

By National Weather ServiceNo Comments

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS CANCELLED THE
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY.

THE SNOW HAS ENDED ACROSS THE AREA AND THE WINDS CONTINUE TO
DIMINISH…THUS THE THREAT OF WIDESPREAD BLOWING SNOW HAS
SUBSIDED. SOME AREAS WILL CONTINUE TO SEE DRIFTING SNOW ACROSS
THE ROADWAY FOR THE NEXT FEW HOURS BEFORE WINDS DIMINSH FURTHER.
THEREFORE SOME SLICK SPOTS ON ROADS CAN STILL BE EXPECTED
ESPECIALLY IN RURAL OPEN AREAS.

Weather Alerts

Winter Weather Message

By National Weather ServiceNo Comments

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS
EVENING TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY…
…WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS CANCELLED…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS CANCELLED THE WIND
CHILL ADVISORY.

  • TIMING…TONIGHT WIDESPREAD SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE REGION
    OVERNIGHT…PERSISTING INTO SUNDAY.

  • STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…TONIGHT SNOW TOTALS WILL
    RANGE FROM 3 TO 5 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
    POSSIBLE… ESPECIALLY IN THE NORTHEAST.

  • WINDS/VISIBILITY…THIS MORNING WINDS WILL BE NORTHWEST AT 5
    TO 10 MPH. TONIGHT WINDS WILL BE FROM THE SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO
    20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH. VISIBILITIES TONIGHT WILL BE
    REDUCED DUE TO BLOWING SNOW TO LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES.

  • IMPACTS…THIS MORNING THOSE WITH INTERESTS OUTDOORS SHOULD
    DRESS WARMLY AND COVER EXPOSED SKIN…AS FROSTBITE AND
    HYPOTHERMIA ARE POSSIBLE IF THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT
    TAKEN. TONIGHT THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND WIND WILL LEAD TO
    HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ACROSS THE AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

ANY REPORTS OF SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE MUCH APPRECIATED AND CAN BE
RELAYED DIRECTLY TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE USING TWITTER
HANDLE NWS DES MOINES…HASHTAG NWSDMX OR POST TO THE NWS DES
MOINES FACEBOOK PAGE.

&&

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

ANY REPORTS OF SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE MUCH APPRECIATED AND CAN BE
RELAYED DIRECTLY TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE USING TWITTER
HANDLE NWS DES MOINES…HASHTAG NWSDMX OR POST TO THE NWS DES
MOINES FACEBOOK PAGE.

&&

Weather Alerts

Winter Weather Message

By National Weather ServiceNo Comments

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
6 PM CST SUNDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS
EVENING TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY.

  • TIMING…SNOW WILL BEGIN TO IMPACT THE AREA LATE THIS AFTERNOON
    AND EARLY EVENING. WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE
    REGION THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS…PERSISTING INTO SUNDAY.

  • STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW TOTALS WILL RANGE FROM 3
    TO 5 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE…ESPECIALLY IN
    THE NORTHEAST.

  • WINDS/VISIBILITY…WINDS WILL BE FROM THE SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20
    MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH. VISIBILITIES TONIGHT WILL BE REDUCED
    DUE TO BLOWING SNOW TO LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES.

  • IMPACTS…THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND WIND WILL LEAD TO
    HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ACROSS THE AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

ANY REPORTS OF SNOW…SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS ARE
MUCH APPRECIATED AND CAN BE RELAYED DIRECTLY TO THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE USING TWITTER HANDLE NWS DES MOINES…HASHTAG
NWSDMX OR POST TO THE NWS DES MOINES FACEBOOK PAGE.

&&

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