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Saturday, May 31, 2008

CENTRAL STATES WEATHER: Tornado Watch No. 408 - Kansas - Missouri



This Tornado Watch will be in effect for Pittsburg-KS- Nevada- Lamar- Joplin- Neosho and Springfield-MO..

In addition- as shown on the 1) present radar image and 2) radar-indicated precipitation image- very heavy rain has fallen in bands from the Wichita area east-southeast into southwest Missouri.

Repeat storms over these areas overnight will produce flash flooding and general stream flooding Sunday.
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CENTRAL STATES WEATHER: Tornado Watch No. 407- Kansas - Oklahoma



This watch DOES NOT include Metro K.C. or the MetroRegion.


There is still a chance of a scattered shower or thundershower popping up around Metro K.C. for about the next 2 hours.
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Kansas City Metro Weather: Latest Radar Image



A strong thunderstorm is located over eastern Jackson county MO at this time. here has been a few reports of minor street flooding in Blue Springs over the past 15 minutes.


Other storms may fire-up westward along this axis that seems to run along I-70.

No severe weather watches or warnings are in effect.
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CENTRAL STATES WEATHER: Current Radar - South-Central Kansas Warnings


Click on image to enlarge & see warning information.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for south-central & southeastern Kansas until noon.

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KANSAS CITY'S BREAKING NEWS: Injuries Reported At 2-Alarm Apartment Building Fire In KC-MO



At 3:39am- five companies of KC-MO Fire department companies responded to the 4800 block of North Winn Road- where a fire was reported in the apartment building there.

Pumper 34 arrived 4 minutes later and reported fire showing from the building and soon was attempting to rescue people trapped on balconies. A 2nd alarm response was ordered.


Right now- at least 8 KC-MO Fire companies are working the fire and 4 MAST-EMS units have responded for at least "3" injured- including "a juvenile" patient.
The uncontrolled firefight continues as of this post- updates as needed..
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UPDATE - 0604 CDT - The fire in two buildings at the Forest Park apartment complex in the 4800 block of Winn Road was declared under control at 4:46am.


The initial alarm sounded at 3:39am Saturday morning when KC-MO fire dispatchers received one call from Apartment 9- then several calls from other building residents about the fire.


When the first pumper company arrived four minutes later- flames were shooting from the first and second floors of one of the complex's buildings. They want a 2nd-alarm sounded.


An adult male- female and 3-month-old male infant were trapped by fire on a 2nd-floor balcony. When firefighters appeared- the woman reportedly dropped the infant to them.


Both adults suffered non-major burns and smoke inhalation. The infant took in some smoke as well. All were taken to different Metro trauma centers.


No one else was found in the burned-out structure- but at least 4 firefighters have been or are being treated for minor injuries.


An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

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Also overnight- another 2-alarm fire- this in KC-KS..


The alarm sounded at 1:51am to a 2-story commercial structure fire in the 4400 block of Rainbow Boulevard.


The structure was heavily-damaged as the fire was brought under control at 2:53am. Flames also damaged a business next door.


No injuries were reported and a cause was yet to be determined.


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KANSAS CITY MetroRegion WEATHER: NWS-SPC- "Slight Risk" Of Severe Thunderstorms Later In South MetroRegion



The cool front that washed-out Friday evening and other boundaries are forecasted to possibly produce severe thunderstorms over about the southern 1/2 of the Kansas City MetroRegion later this Saturday into early Sunday morning- according to the National Weather Service's (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC).
In fact- there looks to be chances of thunderstorms- possibly strong to severe- throughout the MetroRegion through early Tuesday.
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Friday, May 30, 2008

Severe Storm Threat Over For K.C. Metro



The threat of severe thunderstorms is now well southeast to northeast of the Metro K.C. counties- the Tornado Watch is cancelled in Kansas City


NWS-St. Louis Doppler radar & current warnings (click for full size).
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BREAKING WEATHER: Severe Thunderstorm Warning - Ray - Carroll Counties MO



Click on radar image for warning information....
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METRO KANSAS CITY WEATHER UPDATE 1



A Tornado Watch continues in effect for Metro K.C..

No warnings are currently in effect- but watching a strong storm cell in northern Ray county MO..

Click on radar image to enlarge.

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KANSAS CITY MetroRegion BREAKING WEATHER: NWS-SPC- Tornado Watch No. 395 In Effect Until 10PM


The Storm Prediction Center in Norman-OK has issued Tornado Watch No. 395 that will be valid until 10pm this Friday night.

This watch DOES include Metro Kansas City- but the cool front is almost to the Kansas City area- so this severe threat should not last until 10pm for most of Metro K.C..

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 395
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
245 PM CDT FRI MAY 30 2008

TORNADO WATCH 395 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM CDT FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

KSC001-003-011-019-021-031-035-037-049-059-073-091-099-103-107-
121-125-133-205-207-209-310300-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0395.080530T1945Z-080531T0300Z/

KS
. KANSAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ALLEN ANDERSON BOURBON CHAUTAUQUA CHEROKEE COFFEY COWLEY CRAWFORD ELK
FRANKLIN GREENWOOD JOHNSON LABETTE LEAVENWORTH LINN MIAMI MONTGOMERY NEOSHO
WILSON WOODSON WYANDOTTE


MOC001-011-013-015-025-029-033-037-039-041-047-049-053-057-059-
061-079-083-085-089-095-097-101-107-115-117-121-129-131-141-145-
159-165-167-171-175-177-185-195-197-211-217-310300-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0395.080530T1945Z-080531T0300Z/

MO
. MISSOURI COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ADAIR BARTON BATES BENTON CALDWELL CAMDEN CARROLL CASS CEDAR CHARITON CLAY CLINTON COOPER DADE DALLAS DAVIESS GRUNDY HENRY HICKORY HOWARD JACKSON JASPER JOHNSON LAFAYETTE LINN LIVINGSTON MACON MERCER MILLER MORGAN
NEWTON PETTIS PLATTE POLK PUTNAM RANDOLPH RAY SALINE SCHUYLERST. CLAIR SULLIVAN VERNON


OKC035-105-113-115-147-310300-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0395.080530T1945Z-080531T0300Z/

OK
. OKLAHOMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

CRAIG NOWATA OSAGE
OTTAWA WASHINGTON


ATTN...WFO...ICT...TSA...SGF...EAX...TOP...




More here at CSW as received....
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CENTRAL STATES WEATHER: Tornado Watch No. 394 - Central- Eastern Missouri



Tornado Watch No. 394 includes the Columbia & St. Louis Metro areas- but does not include any counties west of Moniteau county & the Boonville areas.


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KANSAS CITY MetroRegion WEATHER: Thunderstorms Developing

The K.C. MetroRegion remains under a "slight risk" forecast for possible severe thunderstorms this Friday afternoon & evening.

As you can see by the raqdar image from NWS-Topeka- thunderstorms have already developed in parts of Metro K.C.- and this trend will continue through the afternoon.
Presently- no severe weather watches are in effect- but this could change during the next hour or so.

Updates here at CSW as received....

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Tornado Reported In Jewell- Kansas



There is yet no reports of injuries associated with this tornado in Jewell- KS..



PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
934 PM CDT THU MAY 29 2008

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..


0925 PM TORNADO JEWELL 39.67N 98.15W
05/29/2008 JEWELL KS CO-OP OBSERVER

POWER IS OUT ACROSS TOWN...POWER POLES AND LINES DOWN
EVERYWHERE. TREE LIMBS 12 INCHES IN DIAMETER REPORTED
DOWN. EXTENSIVE DAMAGE REPORTED.


&&

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NWS

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KANSAS CITY'S BREAKING NEWS: Incident At K.C.I. Airport



There is an unknown incident underway at Kansas City International Airport that has closed airport runways and possibly the airport itself at this time.

Airport police are checking baggage- and airport and outside KC-MO fire department crews are standing by.

UPDATE - 2142 CDT- This incident possibly involves an inbound flight with 129 passengers with some sort of security breach.

More - on NBC41 News at 10pm....


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Actor Harvey Korman Dead At Age 81



Whether you knew him as the somewhat-sinister Headley Lamar in the crazy flick Blazing Saddles or as Carol Burnett's comedic sideman on her long-running TV show- I'm- no- we're ALL going to miss Harvey Korman.

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Latest Visible Satellite - Hastings-NE Radar Images



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KANSAS CITY MetroRegion WEATHER; Tornado Watch No. 388 - Kansas



Tornado Watch Number 388 will be in effect for Kansas City MetroRegion counties Brown and Jackson in Kansas....


URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 388
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
645 PM CDT THU MAY 29 2008

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST IOWA
NORTHEAST KANSAS
EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA

EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 645 PM
UNTIL 200 AM CDT.

TORNADOES...HAIL TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND
GUSTS TO 80 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 45 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
TEKAMAH NEBRASKA TO 70 MILES SOUTH OF BEATRICE NEBRASKA. FOR A
COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH oUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 384...WW 385...WW
386...WW 387...

DISCUSSION...SUPERCELL CLUSTERS OVER S CENTRAL NEB AND N CENTRAL KS WILL SPREAD EWD THROUGH THE EVENING TOWARD NE KS/SE NEB/SW IA.
RECENT OBSERVATIONAL TRENDS AND SHORT TERM MODEL FORECASTS SUPPORT A TENDENCY FOR UPSCALE GROWTH OF THE CONVECTION INTO A COUPLE OF MCS/S ...WITH AN INCREASING THREAT FOR DAMAGING WINDS THEREAFTER. UNTIL THEN...THE THREAT FOR TORNADOES /POSSIBLY AN ISOLATED STRONG TORNADO / AND LARGE HAIL WILL CONTINUE WITH SUPERCELLS...GIVEN A RELATIVELY
MOIST BOUNDARY LAYER AND INCREASING LOW-LEVEL SHEAR THROUGH THE EVENING.

AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 26035.


...THOMPSON

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 388
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
645 PM CDT THU MAY 29 2008

TORNADO WATCH 388 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 AM CDT FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

IAC071-085-129-133-137-145-155-165-300700- /O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0388.080529T2345Z-080530T0700Z/IA
. IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

FREMONT HARRISON MILLS MONONA MONTGOMERY PAGE POTTAWATTAMIE SHELBY


KSC013-027-085-117-131-149-161-201-300700- /O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0388.080529T2345Z-080530T0700Z/KS
. KANSAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BROWN CLAY JACKSON MARSHALL NEMAHA POTTAWATOMIE
RILEY WASHINGTON


NEC021-023-025-037-039-053-055-067-095-097-109-127-131-133-147- 151-153-155-159-173-177-300700-/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0388.080529T2345Z-080530T0700Z/ NE
. NEBRASKA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BURT BUTLER CASS COLFAX CUMING DODGE DOUGLAS GAGE JEFFERSON JOHNSON LANCASTER NEMAHA OTOE PAWNEE RICHARDSON SALINE SARPY SAUNDERS SEWARD THURSTON WASHINGTON


ATTN...WFO...OAX...TOP...




SAW8
WW 388 TORNADO IA KS NE 292345Z - 300700Z
AXIS..45 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF LINE..
25NNE TQE/TEKAMAH NE/ - 70S BIE/BEATRICE NE/
..AVIATION COORDS.. 40NM E/W /57N OVR - 46ENE SLN/
HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT..2.5 INCHES. WIND GUSTS..70 KNOTS.
MAX TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 26035.

LAT...LON 42099511 39279591 39279758 42099686

THIS IS AN APPROXIMATION TO THE WATCH AREA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE WOUS64 KWNS FOR WOU8.

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BREAKING WEATHER-NEWS: Tornado Reported In Kearney- Nebraska



A tornado has reportedly struck in or very close to Kearney-NE..


Kearney- population about 27500 people- is in central Nebraska.



A radio reporter in Grand Island told me moments ago that power is out in downtown Kearney and that "a Union Pacific train had been tipped over."

More here as received.

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UPDATE: 6:40PM- Just spoke with Tammy at the EOC office at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney-Nebraska.

As of 6:35pm- there was yet no admittances at the hospital there- although Tammy said there "had been 3 tornadoes in the area." She stated there was "some damage- yet unclear" what that damage was as another tornadic storm was bearing down on Kearney as we spoke.

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Sign Of The Times


CENTRAL STATES WEATHER: NWS-SPC: "High Risk" Of Severe Storms Nebraska-Iowa



Today and tonight- there's a "high risk" of severe thunderstorms and possibly "strong tornadoes" in eastern and northeastern Nebraska as well as western and northwestern Iowa.


A moderate to slight risk covers the extreme northern and northwestern portions of the Kansas City MetroRegion as well through Thursday morning- and the slight risk for the K.C. MetroRegion runs through Sunday.



Today and tonight however- cities & towns such as Omaha- Grand Island and Norfolk in Nebraska as well as Council Bluffs- Harlan and Souix City Iowa are under the high risk for severe weather.

If you live in or have friends and/or relatives in these areas- please advise of this enhanced severe storm risk and good hunting to the un-gas-depleted chasers going out.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

NWS- Parkersburg-IA Was Hit By An EF-5 Tornado



Here's the latest statement from the NWS office in Des Moines- regarding Sunday's long-track tornado in northeastern Iowa

that heavily-damaged the town of Parkersburg:

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
430 PM CDT TUE MAY 27 2008

...FINAL DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR BUTLER AND BLACK HAWK COUNTIES...

......

THE FOLLOWING IS A FINAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE DAMAGE THAT OCCURRED OVER BUTLER AND BLACK HAWK COUNTIES ON MAY 25TH.

* EVENT DATE: MAY 25TH

* ESTIMATED START TIME: 4:48 PM CDT

* EVENT TYPE: LOW END EF5 IN PORTIONS OF PARKERSBURG AND NORTH OF NEW
HARTFORD

* EVENT LOCATION: 2 MILES S APLINGTON TO PARKERSBURG TO NEW HARTFORD AND ACROSS NORTHERN BLACK HAWK COUNTY.

* PEAK WIND: MAXIMUM WINDS OF 205 MPH

* AVERAGE PATH WIDTH: PATH WIDTH RANGED FROM 0.6 TO 0.7 MILES NEAR PARKERSBURG TO JUST NORTH OF NEW HARTFORD. THE PATH WIDTH CONSTRICTED TO NEAR ONE QUARTER MILE WIDE EAST OF NEW HARTFORD TO NORTH OF WATERLOO. PATH WIDTH INCREASED TO NEAR 1.2 MILES WIDE NORTH OF DUNKERTON BEFORE DISSIPATING NEAR THE BLACK HAWK AND BUCHANAN COUNTY LINE.

* PATH LENGTH: 43 MILES

* INJURIES: PRELIMINARY 70

* FATALITIES: PRELIMINARY 6

* DISCUSSION/DAMAGE: SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE OCCURRED ACROSS THE SOUTHERN END OF PARKERSBURG AND ALONG A PATH TO JUST NORTH OF NEW HARTFORD. NUMEROUS STRUCTURES COMPLETELY DESTROYED FROM PARKERSBURG TO NEAR NEW HARTFORD. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EASTWARD TO JUST NORTH OF THE WATERLOO AND CEDAR FALLS AREA. SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE ALSO OCCURRED NORTH OF DUNKERTON WHERE THE TORNADO INCREASED TO ITS GREATEST PATH WIDTH. ADDITIONAL EF2 TO EF3 DAMAGE OCCURED NORTHEAST OF DUNKERTON BEFORE THE TORNADO LIFTED SHORTLY
BEFORE MOVING INTO BUCHANAN COUNTY. THIS STORM ALSO PRODUCED SUBSTANTIAL STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE ALONG THE SOUTHERN PERIPHERY OF THE STORM JUST SOUTH OF THE TORNADO TRACK.


PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES THAT STRAIGHT LINE WINDS OF 90 TO 100 MPH OCCURRED WITH THIS STORM. AT 537 PM CDT THE WATERLOO AIRPORT RECORDED A 93 MPH WIND GUST. INITIAL SURVEY RESULTS SUGGEST THAT STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE WAS THE CAUSE OF THE SEVERE DAMAGE AT THE RECREATIONAL VEHICLE DEALERSHIP NORTH OF CEDAR FALLS.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDING IMAGES...APPROXIMATE STORM TRACK...RADAR DATA...AND PRELIMINARY TIME LINE ARE AVAILABLE AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES WEBSITE AT:

WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/DMX

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FOR REFERENCE...THE FUJITA TORNADO SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

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DONAVON/KINNEY


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Kansas City Treasures: The Ewing And Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden



Mr. Ewing and Mrs. Muriel Kauffman left Kansas City a legacy of generosity- and their heirs left us a lovely place for beauty and introspection- the Kauffman Memorial Garden.


Located west of Rockhill Road between Cleaver (47th Street) and Volker Boulevards-

the Garden is open year-round and there is no charge for admission.

Staffing is provided by Powell Gardens- located in northwestern Johnson County Missouri off U.S. 50 highway.

We- Mrs. Rittenhouse and I- hope you enjoy these photos we took at the Garden last week with a reminder that the blooms in the Garden change weekly and seasonally.

Please pay the Kauffman Garden a visit- and please- leave the beauty for others to enjoy!


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Monday, May 26, 2008

Kansas City MetroRegion Weather: Flash Flood Watch Until Late Tuesday



A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the green areas indicated on the image (click to enlarge) that includes all but far northern areas of the Kansas City MetroRegion.

The watches are in effect through Tuesday afternoon & evening.
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Preliminary Parkersburg-New Harmony Tornado Assessment By NWS-Des Moines



PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
408 PM CDT MON MAY 26 2008

.TIME.. ..EVENT.. ..CITY LOCATION.. ..LAT.LON.. ..DATE.. ..MAG... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ..SOURCE.. ..REMARKS..

0448 PM TORNADO 2 S APLINGTON 42.55N 92.88W 05/25/2008 GRUNDY IA NWS STORM SURVEY

*** 6 FATAL, 70 INJ ***
THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 2 MILES SOUTH OF APLINGTON- THEN TRACKED EAST THROUGH PARKERSBURG AND JUST NORTH OF NEW HARTFORD- THEN ACROSS NORTHERN BLACKHAWK COUNTY BEFORE LIFTING NEAR THE BLACKHAWK BUCHANAN COUNTY LINE.

THE PRELIMINARY SURVEY INDICATES POTENTIAL TORNADO INTENSITY OF GREATER THAN EF3- WITH POTENTIAL WINDS GREATER THAN 165 MPH.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS WILL BE ADDED TUESDAY ALONG WITH FINAL EF SCALE RATING RESULTS.

FATALITY AND INJURY TOTALS ARE PRELIMINARY.


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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...SEE PRODUCT DSMPNSDMX /PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT/. MORE INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEBSITE THIS EVENING AT:

WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/DMX

FURTHER ASSESSMENT WILL BE CONDUCTED TUESDAY. ADDITIONAL DETAILS AND THE FINAL EF SCALE RATING WILL BE AVAILABLE BY LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

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BREAKING WEATHER-NEWS: Greensburg-KS In Peril Again



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Parkersburg-IA Joins Picher-OK As 2008 Tornado Victim



Survivors in Parkersburg-IA are cleaning up today after what may have been an EF-4 tornado slammed into that small north-central Iowa community of about 1900 people late Sunday afternoon.


Seven people reportedly died- 5 in Parkersburg and 2 in nearby New Harmony-IA.. Another tornado in Hugo-MN killed a child.

KCCI-TV in Des Moines has video of the tornado itself- as well as the incredible damage left by the storm.

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

KANSAS CITY'S BREAKING WEATHER: Tornado Watch No. 369 Continues - Radar Update


STATUS REPORT FOR WT 369

SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

KSC003-015-017-019-031-035-045-049-059-073-077-079-091-103-107-
111-113-115-121-127-139-159-173-191-205-207-209-260440-

KS
. KANSAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ANDERSON BUTLER CHASE
CHAUTAUQUA COFFEY COWLEY
DOUGLAS ELK FRANKLIN
GREENWOOD HARPER HARVEY
JOHNSON LEAVENWORTH LINN
LYON MCPHERSON MARION
MIAMI MORRIS OSAGE
RICE SEDGWICK SUMNER
WILSON WOODSON WYANDOTTE
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MOC001-013-025-033-037-041-047-049-053-061-079-081-083-089-095-
101-107-115-117-121-129-159-165-171-175-177-195-197-211-
260440-

MO
. MISSOURI COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ADAIR BATES CALDWELL
CARROLL CASS CHARITON
CLAY CLINTON COOPER
DAVIESS GRUNDY HARRISON
HENRY HOWARD JACKSON
JOHNSON LAFAYETTE LINN
LIVINGSTON MACON MERCER
PETTIS PLATTE PUTNAM
RANDOLPH RAY SALINE
SCHUYLER SULLIVAN

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Information For Northeast- Eastern Iowa Tornado Survivors



From KCRG-TV's Web site:


"(WATERLOO) - The American Red Cross Hawkeye Chapter is assisting residents of Parkersburg, Dunkerton, Hazelton and New Hampton due to this evening’s tornados.

The American Red Cross has set up shelters in the following areas:

Aplington Middle School

Dunkerton Community School

Hazelton First Presbyterian Church
100 3rd St. Hazelton, IA

The Red Cross is also asking for time, money, and blood donations. For more information and to learn how you can donate, contact the Hawkeye Chapter at 319-234-6831 or visit www.hawkeyechapter.org.

The American Red Cross is also urging people in disaster areas to register as "safe and well" on their web site. That means family members from outside the affected areas can find out if you're okay and where you're staying.

Register as "Safe and Well" with American Red Cross by going to www.RedCross.org."


WHO-TV - Des Moines - Parkersburg-Iowa "Flattened" By A Tornado - New Tornado Watch



This is from Des Moines TV station WHO - links to their news chopper footage- of damage produced by a tornado late Sunday afternoon.


WHO-TV reports "2 dead" and at least "14 injured" in Parkersburg.

Here in the Kansas City MetroRegion- Tornado Watch No. 369 is in effect until 4am Monday morning including Metro K.C. and virtually all the MetroRegion.

UPDATE: WHO-TV in Des Moines now reports "7 dead" in a massive- probable EF-4 tornado in Parkersburg-IA just after 5:30pm Sunday afternoon.


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Kansas City MetroRegion Weather: NWS-SPC- Upgraded To "Moderate Risk" Of Severe Storms



The National Weather Service's (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has upgraded the slight risk of severe thunderstorms in and to the west and northwest of Kansas City to "a moderate risk" area.

As you can see by this graphic (click on all images here for full size) - the red or moderate risk area runs from about the K.C. Metro west and northwest into extreme northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas.

In addition- the K.C. MetroRegion is virtually surrounded by Tornado watches- as you can see by this NWS-SPC graphic.

Thus far- only light activity currently exists over the eastern side of the Metro- the tornado-producing storms shown on this Topeka NWS radar image should move eastward across eastern Kansas over the evening.

Will keep you informed....

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