Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
654 PM CDT SUN AUG 17 2014

IAZ004-005-015-180100-
EMMET-KOSSUTH-PALO ALTO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ESTHERVILLE...ALGONA...EMMETSBURG
654 PM CDT SUN AUG 17 2014

...CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR FUNNEL CLOUDS...

CURRENT ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF FUNNEL
CLOUDS...IN FACT ONE SMALL FUNNEL HAS ALREADY BEEN REPORTED NEAR
ARMSTRONG. USUALLY...THESE FUNNEL CLOUDS CAN FORM FROM SHOWERS
AND WEAK THUNDERSTORMS. THESE FUNNELS ARE NORMALLY BRIEF...DROP
ONLY A FEW HUNDRED FEET FROM THE CLOUD BASE...AND RARELY BECOME A
TORNADO OR CAUSE DAMAGE. HOWEVER...IF ONE IS SPOTTED...PLEASE
IMMEDIATELY REPORT IT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. IF A
TORNADO WARNING WOULD BECOME NECESSARY...TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.

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LEE


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