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Summary of Warnings and Watches issued for October 4, 2013

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Emmet and Palo Alto County in IA until 10:15pm.

Tornado Warning for Clay County in IA until 9:15pm.

Tornado Warning for Buena Vista and Clay County in IA until 9:00pm.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Emmet, Palo Alto, and Pocahontas County in IA until 9:45pm.

Tornado Warning for Buena Vista and Clay County in IA until 9:00pm.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Buena Vista County in IA until 9:15pm

New tornado warning issued for northeast Cherokee and nw Buena Vista County until 830 pm CDT.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Carroll County in IA until 8:45pm.

7:35 pm...Tornado will be approaching Cherokee around 745 pm. This is extremely dangerous storm. Take shelter now!!!

TORNADO IS ON THE GROUND NEAR HINTON, IOWA! SEEK SHELTER!

TORNADO ON THE GROUND NEAR WYNSTONE, SOUTH DAKOTA. SEEK SHELTER! 

Tornado Warning for Plymouth County in IA until 8:00pm.

Tornado Warning for Cherokee County in IA until 8:00pm.

Tornado Warning for Plymouth and Sioux County in IA until 7:45pm.

Tornado Warning for Union County in SD until 7:15pm

Tornado Warning for Cherokee, Ida, Plymouth and Woodbury County in IA until 7:30pm.

Tornado Warning for Union County in SD until 7:00pm.

Tornado Warning for Dakota and Dixon County in NE until 7:00pm.

Tornado Warning for Plymouth County in IA until 7:00pm.

Tornado Warning for Woodbury County in IA until 6:45pm.

Tornado Warning for Thurston County in NE until 6:45pm.

Tornado Warning for Monona County in IA until 6:45pm.

Tornado Warning for Dakota and Dixon County in NE until 6:30pm.

Tornado Warning for Thurston County in NE until 6:30pm.

Confirmed Tornado reported with storm in Dixon County.

Tornado Warning for Cedar and Knox County in NE until 6:00pm.

Tornado Warning for Antelope and Knox County in NE until 6:00pm.

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for Dixon County in NE until 6:00pm.

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for Cedar, Stanton, and Wayne County in NE until 5:30pm.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Antelope, Knox, and Pierce County in NE until 6:00pm.

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch until 10 p.m. 

Here are the counties in the Tornado watch: 

Nebraska Counties included are: ANTELOPE, BURT, CEDAR, CUMING, DAKOTA, DIXON, KNOX, MADISON, PIERCE, STANTON, THURSTON, WAYNE

Iowa counties included are: WOODBURY, MONONA, HARRISON, SHELBY

South Dakota counties included are: 

Remember, a tornado watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for statements and possible warnings.

The National Weather Service says there is potential for severe weather including damaging winds, large hail and even a possibility of tornados, particularly Friday afternoon and evening along and east of the I-29 corridor. 

Accumulating snow is expected in western South Dakota and Nebraska Friday night into Saturday morning. Those traveling west through tonight may experience significant delays.

Much cooler conditions for the weekend, signaling a dramatic change from the unseasonably warm weather experienced around the region lately.

KTIV's Storm Team 4 will continue to monitor the changing weather situation and have updates on air and online.  

The National Weather Service and the American Red Cross share a common goal of protecting lives through public education.

Regarding tornado safety, we both agree that the best options are to go to an underground shelter, basement or safe room.

We have been giving this advice for decades, and it is recognized as the most effective way to stay safe in a tornado.

The Red Cross and Weather Service believe that if you are caught outdoors, you should seek shelter in a basement, shelter or sturdy building.

If you cannot quickly walk to a shelter: Immediately get into a vehicle, buckle your seat belt and try to drive to the closest sturdy shelter.

If flying debris occurs while you are driving, pull over and park. Now you have the following options as a last resort: to stay in the car with the seat belt on. Put your head down below the windows, covering with your hands and a blanket if possible.

If you can safely get noticeably lower than the level of the roadway, exit your car and lie in that area, covering your head with your hands.

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