Child Abduction Emergency – AMBER Alert for All Iowa Counties

URGENT – CHILD ABDUCTION EMERGENCY
IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
203 AM CDT WED JUN 10 2015

…A CHILD ABDUCTION EMERGENCY HAS BEEN ISSUED…

THIS IS AN AMBER ALERT. IOWA LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS DETERMINED THAT A CHILD HAS BEEN ABDUCTED AND THE LIFE OF THE CHILD IS IN DANGER.

REPEATING…THIS IS AN AMBER ALERT. IOWA LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS DETERMINED THAT A CHILD HAS BEEN ABDUCTED AND THE LIFE OF THE CHILD IS IN DANGER.

AN AMBER ALERT IS IN EFFECT FOR IOWA. HERE IS SPECIFIC INFORMATION REGARDING THE AMBER ALERT. THE CHILD WAS ABDUCTED ON JUNE 9 AT 11 PM FROM UBANDALE…IOWA.

THE SUSPECT VEHICLE USED IN THIS ABDUCTION WAS A BLACK 2003 SUV LANDROVER BEARING THE FOLLOWING IOWA LICENSE PLATE
NUMBER: D. B. G. 5. 3. 6.

THE CHILD IS A MALE 9 MONTHS OF AGE.

REPEATING…THE SUSPECT VEHICLE USED IN THIS ABDUCTION WAS A BLACK…2003…SUV…LANDROVER BEARING THE FOLLOWING IOWA LICENSE PLATE NUMBER: D. B. G. 5. 3. 6. THE VEHICLE WAS POSSIBLY TRAVELING ENROUTE TO UNKNOWN POSSIBLY TO FLORIDA.

ALL ABDUCTORS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED DANGEROUS.

TO REPORT INFORMATION CONCERNING THE ABDUCTION OF THIS CHILD DIAL 9 1 1.

ATTENTION MEDIA: FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION REGARDING THIS AMBER ALERT PLEASE VISIT THE IOWAAMBERALERT.ORG WEB SITE.

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AMBER Alert Cancelled

The AMBER Alert from earlier has been cancelled.. the child has been located and is safe. The suspect is still at large..

Child Abduction Emergency (AMBER Alert) for Iowa

WOUS43 KDMX 072142
CAEIA
IAC000-080245-

URGENT – CHILD ABDUCTION EMERGENCY
IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
342 PM CST SAT MAR 7 2015

…A CHILD ABDUCTION EMERGENCY HAS BEEN ISSUED…

THIS IS AN AMBER ALERT. IOWA LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS DETERMINED THAT
A CHILD HAS BEEN ABDUCTED AND THE LIFE OF THE CHILD IS IN DANGER.

REPEATING…THIS IS AN AMBER ALERT. IOWA LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS
DETERMINED THAT A CHILD HAS BEEN ABDUCTED AND THE LIFE OF THE
CHILD IS IN DANGER.

AN AMBER ALERT IS IN EFFECT FOR IOWA. HERE IS SPECIFIC
INFORMATION REGARDING THE AMBER ALERT. THE CHILD WAS ABDUCTED ON
SATURDAY MARCH 7 FROM SOLON IOWA. TIME UNKNOWN.

THE SUSPECT VEHICLE USED IN THIS ABDUCTION WAS A GREY 2014 FORD
FOCUS BEARING THE FOLLOWING IOWA LICENSE PLATE NUMBER:
C. K. J. 4. 8. 4. THE VEHICLE DESTINATION WAS UNKNOWN.

THE CHILD IS A FEMALE 9 YEARS OF AGE.

REPEATING…THE SUSPECT VEHICLE USED IN THIS ABDUCTION WAS A GREY
2014 FORD FOCUS BEARING THE FOLLOWING IOWA LICENSE PLATE NUMBER:
C. K. J. 4. 8. 4. THE VEHICLE DESTINATION WAS UNKNOWN.

ALL ABDUCTORS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED DANGEROUS.

TO REPORT INFORMATION CONCERNING THE ABDUCTION OF THIS CHILD DIAL
9 1 1.

ATTENTION MEDIA: FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION REGARDING THIS AMBER
ALERT PLEASE VISIT THE IOWAAMBERALERT.ORG WEB SITE.

Storms Possible, Moderate Risk Along/South of US 30

All modes of severe weather are possible across most of Iowa today, with the SPC issuing a moderate risk in their forecast for central into southern Iowa. This area is primarily along and south of US Highway 30 (highlighted in red in the top left map). I may just stick around central Iowa for now and see what develops.

SPC Day 1

Hail Probabilities
SPC Day 1 Hail

Tornado Probabilities
SPC Day 1 Tor

Wind Probabilities
SPC Day 1 Wind

On local news…

To be honest I was a little disturbed by what showed up in the local news last week, mainly because of the amount of inaccurate information presented. For those wondering what exactly I’m referring to see: When It Matters Most, Tornado Sirens Don’t Sound – WOI or WRONG FORMAT: Madrid’s Sirens Faulty

About the only accurate information in either story is that people should have multiple sources for weather information be it TV, AM/FM Radio or a Weather Radio.

However, most of the explanation for the sirens failing to activate this week was not accurate.

“Boone county just changed their system to be completely digital” “The sirens are still in analog format, which is why they didnt go off”
False. The Boone County digital system went live last October. However, the channel the sirens receive on is still analog as it has been for years. The only change made to the system that affects that channel was to comply with the FCC narrowbanding rule, which took effect January 1, 2013. Boone County was granted a waiver by the FCC which granted an additional year to make the switch. The rule change was announced well in advance of the 2013 deadline, plenty of time for the city to have checked their equipment and see if it was compliant with the FCC requirements.

Similar incidents had been reported in other Iowa communities in 2011 & 2012 as well due to this same change, perhaps this should have been a clue to the city to check their equipment.

“The county should have taken more responsibility”
As pointed out by Polk County Emergency Management in the WHO piece the sirens are the city’s responsibility to maintain, not the county’s.

The city had a new storm siren that was slated to be installed behind the fire department a few years ago, but it was never installed.

The long and short of the matter is, the city had plenty of time to ensure the sirens were ready and did not do it.

Long Time, No Post..

Wow, I thought I had not posted in awhile. I looked back and it looks like my last post was during the chase day back in October. Oops. That said, there hasn’t really been much for interesting weather around here, aside from the suprise blizzard on January 16th. Those who follow me on social media may have seen the quick photo i snapped on my cell phone looking out across Urbandale from the building I work in.  Hopefully for 2014 I will be doing a better job of posting on here. I have some travel plans in April and am hoping to purchase a new camera before I leave, or at least by chase season. I also would like to upgrade the RAM in my laptop before chase season, if not before my trip. I purchased a car adapter for the laptop so it should be interesting to see if that works any better than the inverter has. Hopefully I will be able to add to my weather software selection or maybe a couple books along the way, any suggestions?

Go check out Iowa Weather Network on Facebook or Twitter while you’re at it.

Mid-Day Update

Out chasing today, check the tweets & live feed for latest.

Severe Weather Possible Today, Moderate Risk Northern Iowa

Severe Weather is possible across much of Iowa and portions of surrounding states today with the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma placing roughly the northern half of the state in a Moderate Risk for severe weather. Tornadoes, large hail, and damaging winds are all possible today. I will likely be heading towards northwestern Iowa to start and will hopefully update later as things progress.

 

SPC Day 1 Outlook

SPC Day 1 10-4-2013 Categorical SPC Day 1 10-4-2013 Hail Probability SPC Day 1 10-4-2013 Tornado Probability SPC Day 1 10-4-2013 Wind Probability

Severe Weather Possible Friday

Its looking like severe weather could make a return to the state on Friday with all modes of severe weather possible. Anyone planning on attending high school football games on Friday night or other outdoor activities should pay attention to the weather. Here is a quick look at the SPC Day 3 Outlook and I’ll try to post more information later today.

 

SPC Day 3 10-02-2013 Probs SPC Day 3 10-02-2013

Its that time of year again..

With the extremely dry conditions this fall, the Fire Chiefs in a number of Iowa counties have issued bans on open burning. Bans are in effect for the following counties: Audubon (as of 8/31), Calhoun (as of 9/7), Clinton (as of 9/11), Greene (as of 9/6), Louisa (as of 9/12), Muscatine (as of 9/11), Scott (as of 9/11),  and Webster (as of 9/5, excluding the City of Fort Dodge). These bans are in place until the Chief’s decide to lift them, I will try to keep a current list as I hear of them.



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