Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
749 PM CDT SAT MAY 28 2016

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>026-033>036-044>046-290200-
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-
CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ESTHERVILLE...ALGONA...FOREST CITY...
LAKE MILLS...NORTHWOOD...MANLY...EMMETSBURG...GARNER...BRITT...
KANAWHA...MASON CITY...CLEAR LAKE...POCAHONTAS...LAURENS...
ROLFE...FONDA...GILMORE CITY...HUMBOLDT...EAGLE GROVE...CLARION...
BELMOND...HAMPTON...SAC CITY...LAKE VIEW...ODEBOLT...WALL LAKE...
SCHALLER...EARLY...ROCKWELL CITY...MANSON...LAKE CITY...POMEROY...
FORT DODGE...WEBSTER CITY...DENISON...CARROLL...JEFFERSON
749 PM CDT SAT MAY 28 2016

...CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR FUNNEL CLOUDS OVER WEST CENTRAL
AND NORTHERN IOWA...

CURRENT ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF FUNNEL
CLOUDS OVER PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL AND NORTHERN IOWA. THESE
FUNNEL CLOUDS CAN FORM FROM WEAK THUNDERSTORMS OR EVEN JUST
SHOWERS. THESE FUNNELS...OR IN RARE INSTANCES WEAK
TORNADOES...ARE NORMALLY BRIEF...DROP ONLY A FEW HUNDRED FEET FROM
THE CLOUD BASE...AND RARELY 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.

AT 742 PM...A TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTED A FUNNEL CLOUD IN SOUTHERN
SAC COUNTY.

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