Monday, July 2, 2012
Hazardous weather and high temperatures are expected all week.
The National Weather Service expects highs in the mid 90s through Saturday according to the latest extended forecast. Monday's and Tuesday's high is expected to reach 95 degrees and Fourth of July's high is expected to reach 97 degrees. A hazardous weather statement said to expect hot and humid weather with heat indices of 100 to 105 degrees in the afternoon throughout the work week.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
It's Severe Weather Week in Iowa. Do you know what to do when severe weather hits?
People might have ignored today's tornado warning siren, but it's nothing to dismiss. Tornadoes have already killed 55 people so far this year in the United States. Most Iowans know that a tornado is a rapidly rotating column of air in contact with the ground. But recognizing one isn't so easy. A visible cloud is not always seen. Some tornadoes may not appear to extend to the ground but still cause considerable damage, and others may be obscured by rain. Tornadoes can take on various shapes and sizes, and most produce winds less than 120 mph, but a few are capable of producing winds more than 200 mph. Predicting what a tornado is going to do is difficult as some tornadoes are very small and last for only a minute or so, while others can be…
Monday, April 2, 2012
Forecasters expect another summer like day with possible thunderstorms.
The patchy fog of the morning is supposed to burn off quickly and Ames is set to have another summer like day with highs in the upper 70s, a report from the National Weather Service said. Rain and thunderstorms are possible tonight, but the threat of severe weather is low according to the National Weather Service. Rain is also possible on Wednesday, the weather site said.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Story County is one of a handful included in a hazardous weather outlook.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Rain has made the air feel colder, but Ames luckily avoided freezing rain this morning. The city remains under a hazardous weather outlook for storms that could come later this afternoon. The National Weather Service included Story County in the weather warning saying that there is a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon and severe thunderstorms west of U.S. Highway 69. Hail is the main threat. "We are getting into the spring season. This is when we start seeing thunderstorms," said David Sheets, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Davenport. Sheets said severe storms are not expected, but there is a low probability of hail and wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour. Further west in Southwest Iowa, Nebraska and Western Missouri…