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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:50 pm 
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First tornado warnings of 2017 for us. Two confirmed. Nearest passed 10 to 15 miles south and south east of us. At my house lot of wind, lightning, marble sized hail and brief heavy rain. Weather radio,EAS texts on phone went crazy. March is roaring in like a lion

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:14 pm 
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Sky's are clear here but the wind is still blowing like a SOB. Sounds and feels like 40-50 mph gusts.
Guess I don't need to tell all members in Missouri that the main part of the storm is in your state dropping tornado's. St, Louis looks to get hit in a few hours. Illinois too I guess. Be careful out there , don't stray too far from shelter

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Iowa has some wild weather. It stormed here in Des Moines. I was reading the NWS page for my area, and then I noticed that my Wx radio was silent. Somehow it was turned off, but the display was still on. I turned it on and that thing went on & on for about 90 minutes. I didn't hear anything about tornadoes though. High winds & fire warnings. The NWS page had about 5 watches & warnings on it. It is that time of year. High today of 73, low tonight of 37. I don't like this.

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From the NWS webpage for Des Moines, Iowa:
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
400 AM CST Tue Mar 7 2017

...EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON...

.The combination of very strong winds and low relative humidity
values will lead to extreme fire danger across all of Central
Iowa.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>028-033>039-044>050-059>062-074-075-071800-
/O.UPG.KDMX.FW.A.0001.170307T1900Z-170307T2300Z/
/O.NEW.KDMX.FW.W.0001.170307T1700Z-170308T0000Z/
Emmet-Kossuth-Winnebago-Worth-Palo Alto-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-
Pocahontas-Humboldt-Wright-Franklin-Butler-Bremer-Sac-Calhoun-
Webster-Hamilton-Hardin-Grundy-Black Hawk-Crawford-Carroll-Greene-
Boone-Story-Marshall-Tama-Dallas-Polk-Jasper-Poweshiek-Marion-
Mahaska-
400 AM CST Tue Mar 7 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CST
THIS EVENING FOR EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS...

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM this morning to 6 PM CST
this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Timing...Late morning until around sunset this evening

* Wind...Sustained west wind increasing to 20 to 30 mph with
gusts ranging from 40 to 55 mph in the afternoon. The strongest
winds will be along and north of Highway 30.

* Relative Humidity...Relative humidity values will drop to
between 25 and 35 percent across Northern Iowa by afternoon.
Across the southern half of the state, values of 20 to 30
percent will be common by this afternoon.

* Fuels...Fuels are still cured with some cool season green up
and some new growth of warm season grasses. Fuels near the
ground are moist from the rainfall from last evening but should
quickly dry in the strong wind.

* Impacts...Outdoor burning or working with hot machinery in a
field is not recommended, even in a watch situation. Any fire
that develops will easily spread quickly. Any plans for outdoor
burning should be put on hold until conditions improve.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook
Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
429 AM CST Tue Mar 7 2017

IAZ057>062-070>075-081>086-092>097-081030-
Audubon-Guthrie-Dallas-Polk-Jasper-Poweshiek-Cass-Adair-Madison-
Warren-Marion-Mahaska-Adams-Union-Clarke-Lucas-Monroe-Wapello-
Taylor-Ringgold-Decatur-Wayne-Appanoose-Davis-
429 AM CST Tue Mar 7 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central Iowa.

.DAY ONE...Today and tonight

A Red Flag Warning is in effect for the area. Please refer to the
National Weather Service website at weather.gov/desmoines for
further details.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

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al Weather Service Weather Forecast Office
Topeka, KS

Local Storm Report
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS



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NWUS53 KTOP 070432
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PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
1032 PM CST MON MAR 06 2017

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

0506 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 NE FRANKFORT 39.72N 96.40W
03/06/2017 MARSHALL KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

REPORT OF A MACHINE SHED DESTROYED.

0513 PM HAIL 1 W OLSBURG 39.43N 96.63W
03/06/2017 E1.00 INCH POTTAWATOMIE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

DIME TO NICKEL SIZE HAIL WITH ISOLATED QUARTER SIZE HAIL.


0526 PM HAIL MANHATTAN 39.18N 96.57W
03/06/2017 E1.00 INCH RILEY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

QUARTER SIZE HAIL REPORTED BY EM IN MANHATTAN

0535 PM TSTM WND DMG 9 S MANHATTAN 39.05N 96.57W
03/06/2017 GEARY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

SEMI OVERTURNED NEAR EXIT 313 AT 177 AND I-70.

0545 PM TSTM WND GST WSW CORNING 39.66N 96.03W
03/06/2017 E70.00 MPH NEMAHA KS TRAINED SPOTTER

SUSTAINED WINDS OF 60MPH WITH GUSTS OF 70 MPH OR GREATER

0546 PM TORNADO 1 SW BELVUE 39.21N 96.19W
03/06/2017 WABAUNSEE KS EMERGENCY MNGR

SPIN UP ON THE GROUND REPORTED

0558 PM TORNADO 1 W PAXICO 39.07N 96.18W
03/06/2017 WABAUNSEE KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

TORNADO REPORTED NEAR AROUND I 70 NEAR EXIT 331

0601 PM HAIL 2 NW TOPEKA 39.07N 95.70W
03/06/2017 E1.00 INCH SHAWNEE KS BROADCAST MEDIA

REPORTED AT KSNT

0601 PM TORNADO SW ST. MARYS 39.19N 96.07W
03/06/2017 POTTAWATOMIE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

VIDEO SHOWING TORNADO ON THE GROUND JUST SOUTHWEST OF ST.
MARY.

0637 PM HAIL AMERICUS 38.51N 96.26W
03/06/2017 E1.00 INCH LYON KS BROADCAST MEDIA

0644 PM HAIL 2 NW TOPEKA 39.07N 95.70W
03/06/2017 E1.00 INCH SHAWNEE KS BROADCAST MEDIA

REPORTED AT KSNT

0651 PM TSTM WND GST 4 NW LECOMPTON 39.09N 95.45W
03/06/2017 E80.00 MPH JEFFERSON KS FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

ESTIMATED 80 MPH WINDS NEAR K 24 AND 237 ROAD

0653 PM TSTM WND GST EMPORIA 38.40N 96.18W
03/06/2017 M58.00 MPH LYON KS ASOS

50 KT WIND GUST AT EMPORIA AIRPORT.

0656 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 E WILLIAMSTOWN 39.06N 95.30W
03/06/2017 JEFFERSON KS EMERGENCY MNGR

POWER POLES DOWN AND TREES DOWN , SOUTH OF 24 AND
PHILLIPS ROAD

0706 PM HAIL 2 SSW PLEASANT GROVE 38.83N 95.28W
03/06/2017 E1.00 INCH DOUGLAS KS EMERGENCY MNGR

0714 PM TSTM WND GST LAWRENCE 38.96N 95.26W
03/06/2017 M59.00 MPH DOUGLAS KS ASOS

0718 PM HAIL 6 S EUDORA 38.86N 95.10W
03/06/2017 E2.50 INCH DOUGLAS KS PUBLIC

0718 PM HAIL 6 S EUDORA 38.86N 95.10W
03/06/2017 E2.50 INCH DOUGLAS KS PUBLIC

VIA A SOCIAL MEDIA POST

0751 PM TSTM WND GST 1 W GARNETT 38.28N 95.26W
03/06/2017 E70.00 MPH ANDERSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

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Guess the tornadoes got a lot closer to my house than I thought .Within 3 miles. Luckily they weren't that strong

http://www.weather.gov/top/030617severestorms

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