Severe Weather Action Team Activated Twice Tuesday Morning

June 14, 2017 10:36 am

Severe thunderstorms rolled through the Raccoon Valley Radio listening area Tuesday morning, activating Severe Weather Action Team coverage twice.

The first warning was issued at 6:39 a.m. for southern Guthrie, Adair, Cass, and Audubon counties. The warning was radar indicated and produced heavy straight-line winds, pea-sized hail, heavy rainfall, and cloud to ground lightning. The warning expired at 7:30 a.m.

A second warning was then issued for Dallas and Polk counties at 9:14 a.m. There was no hail reported with this storm, but winds in excess of 60-miles-per-hour and heavy rain were reported around Adel. The second warning then expired at 9:45. There was no severe damage reported from either storm. Even though Greene County wasn’t under a thunderstorm warning, Sheriff Jack Williams says there were several whole trees down in the roadways in Grand Junction.

Five members of the Raccoon Valley Radio Severe Weather Action Team participated in the live broadcasts on KDLS and KKRF, as well as Weather Eye meteorologists and emergency management personnel. Our Severe Weather Action Team provides live coverage anytime there’s severe weather in our primary coverage area until either the warnings drop below severe levels or move out of our area.

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