Special Weather Statement

Published 08/24 2016 08:05PM

Updated 08/24 2016 08:05PM

Issued at: 08/24/2016 8:01:00 PM CDT
Expires on: 08/24/2016 9:00:00 PM CDT
Counties affected: Johnson ILC131-161-IAC031-087-095-101-103-107-115-139-183-250200- ROCK ISLAND-MERCER-HENRY-JEFFERSON-JOHNSON-KEOKUK-LOUISA-CEDAR-IOWA- MUSCATINE-WASHINGTON- 801 PM CDT WED AUG 24 2016 ...AN AREA OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT SOUTHWESTERN ROCK ISLAND...WESTERN MERCER...NORTHERN HENRY...NORTHEASTERN JEFFERSON... JOHNSON...EASTERN KEOKUK...LOUISA...WESTERN CEDAR...SOUTHEASTERN IOWA...MUSCATINE AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES UNTIL 900 PM CDT... AT 800 PM CDT...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE CLUSTERED NEAR RICHMOND...OR 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF WASHINGTON...MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH. WIND GUSTS OF OVER 35 MPH AND POSSIBLY UP TO 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS AREA OF STORMS. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... IOWA CITY...MUSCATINE...WASHINGTON...TIPTON...WEST BRANCH... WAPELLO...COLUMBUS JUNCTION...CORALVILLE...NORTH LIBERTY... WEST LIBERTY...WILLIAMSBURG...WILTON...KALONA...TIFFIN...WELLMAN... LONE TREE...WINFIELD...UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS...RIVERSIDE AND FRUITLAND. THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS... INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 220 AND 272. INTERSTATE 380 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 4. TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM...AND MAY CAUSE LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE. LAT...LON 4187 9104 4112 9092 4109 9199 4169 9201 TIME...MOT...LOC 0100Z 258DEG 35KT 4139 9177 $$

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