... Conditions are favorable for funnel clouds...
Current atmospheric conditions support the development of funnel
clouds. 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. If one does reach the surface... it is
called a landspout. And... if a funnel cloud or landspout is
spotted... please immediately report it to the National Weather
Service. If a Tornado Warning would become necessary... take
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Hancock Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio
Statement as of 4:57 PM CDT on May 29, 2015
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 1:40 PM CDT on May 29, 2015
... NOAA Weather Radio wxl-57 at Des Moines is off the air...
The NOAA Weather Radio transmitter wxl-57 at Des Moines Iowa is off
the air due to a communications or hardware failure. Technicians have
been notified but there is no estimated restore time.
The Des Moines NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts on channel 7... or a
frequency of 162.550 mhz... and services the following counties in
Iowa... Adair... Boone... Clarke... Dallas... Greene... Guthrie... Jasper...
Madison... Marion... Polk... story... and Warren.
Neighboring transmitters that service some of these counties include
wxk-84 at Fort Dodge broadcasting on channel 1 or 162.400 mhz... kxi-
98 at Marshalltown broadcasting on channel 5 or 162.500 mhz... kxi-
62 at Montezuma broadcasting on channel 3 or 162.450 mhz... kzz-68 at
Van Wert broadcasting on channel 4 or 162.475 mhz... kxi-65 at Lenox
broadcasting on channel 3 or 162.450 mhz... and kzz-51 at Carroll
broadcasting on channel 2 or 162.425 mhz.
We apologize for this interruption and will have service restored as
soon as possible.