Posts With Keyword ‘severe weather’

National Weather Service Updates Severe Weather Threat in Iowa

Posted: Thursday, May 8th, 2014 at 2:55 pm

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The Des Moines National Weather Service office conducted a severe weather call and webinar today to discuss the severe weather expected to impact the state.

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Rare Meteorological Event Causes Damage Before Tulip Time

Posted: Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 at 2:04 pm


The Winds that Struck Pella this morning were caused by a rare meteorological event, called a heat burst. Jim Lee with the National Weather Service explains that a heat burst occurs when a thunderstorm collapses and a dry layer of air heats up as its pulled downward. The burst are common in the high plains, but uncommon in Iowa. Still, they do happen a heat burst in Southwest Iowa last year produced 100 mph winds.

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National Weather Service Could See Cuts in the Future

Posted: Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 at 6:25 am

KNIA/KRLS brings you severe weather coverage to keep you safe when strong thunderstorms and tornadoes hit our area. But we rely on information from the National Weather Service among other groups to bring you the information you need to know during severe weather.

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Pella Warning Siren Testing Completed

Posted: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

The City of Pella has completed its test of the warning siren system.

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Severe Weather Passes Through Quickly, No Reports Of Damage

Posted: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 at 6:29 am

Daylight will tell if the severe weather that passed through Marion County last night caused any damage.

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EAS Test Coming In April

Posted: Sunday, March 20th, 2011 at 6:21 am

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KNIA/KRLS will be taking part in a test of the Emergency Alert system, or EAS.

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Minimal Severe Weather in May Has Been Rare, says Climatologist

Posted: Monday, May 31st, 2010 at 6:27 am

It’s been an abnormal early part of the summer for the state in terms of severe weather – or the lack thereof.

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Christmas Storm Departs

Posted: Monday, December 28th, 2009 at 7:19 am

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The Iowa Department of Transportation reports that normal winter driving conditions exist in Marion County.

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