IARN — An upcoming conference in south-central Iowa will provide beef producers a chance to learn more about the state’s industry. Read more
Northwest Iowa — Rain and snow continue today through Wednesday night. Snow will likely be heavy/wet, and difficult to move. Read more
Sheldon, Iowa — This is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa. Each day this week, the National Weather Service is focusing on a different severe weather topic.
Today’s topic is weather warnings.
National Weather Service Sioux Falls Forecast Office Warning Coordination Meteorologist Peter Rogers tells us about warnings.
Emergency management officials advise that the outdoor warning sirens are really only to let people outdoors know about severe weather. And if you’re inside, or traveling down the road, we suggest you listen to our comprehensive severe weather coverage on KIWA.
Rogers says there are three major types of warnings that they issue that are related to summertime severe weather.
National Weather Service officials also want people to know the difference between a watch and a warning.
A WATCH means you should watch the sky to see if anything develops. It is issued when that type of weather is possible in and near the watch area. It does not mean that they will occur. It only means they are possible.
A WARNING means that type of weather has been observed either by eyewitnesses or on radar and either is occurring now or is imminent.
An ADVISORY is like a warning in that it’s about weather that is currently happening, but conditions are less serious.
Weather service officials also want you to know that there is no particular order to what product can be issued when. For instance, a watch does NOT have to be issued before a warning.
Also, prepare yourself and your family for Wednesday’s statewide tornado drill. Outdoor warning sirens will sound in nearly every community in northwest Iowa to test them in preparation for severe weather season. The National Weather Service says when you hear the sirens you should practice your severe weather plan as well, and talk with your family about what you would do in various situations were a tornado warning to be issued — where would you go if you were at work, at school, on the road, and so forth.
Sioux City, Iowa — In a game where points were tough to come by and was physical from start to finish the Dordt Defender women’s basketball team found a way to secure a one point win and advance to the program’s first ever NAIA National Championship with a 53-52 win in Sioux City, Iowa on Monday night, March 21. Read more
Northwest Iowa — Indoor track was on the schedule Monday. Read more
Sheldon, Iowa — Eleven Sheldon High School musicians will be headed to West Des Moines for the Iowa Vocal Jazz Championships next week. Read more
Northwest Iowa — The warm and windy weather has made life busy for some firefighters around the area. Read more
Primghar, Iowa — O’Brien County Economic Development has received some funding that they can lend out to new or existing O’Brien County businesses or a business that wants to move here. Read more
Iowa City, Iowa — Ten Iowa football players looked to improve their draft stock on Monday by taking part in Pro Day in Iowa City. Read more
Washington, D.C. — Senator Chuck Grassley says the confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson got off to a good start Monday morning. Read more
Sioux Falls, South Dakota (KELO Radio) — If you’ve ever wanted to be Batman, or Batwoman for that matter, here’s your chance. Read more
A second half collapse ended Drake’s season at the College Basketball Invitational. Read more
Elizabeth “Betty” Burggraaff, age 100, of Sheldon passed away on Friday, March 18, 2022, at Sibley Specialty Care. Read more
The Osceola County Ministerial Association would like to invite you to experience the 36th Annual Good Friday Passion Play on Friday, April 15, 2022. We have all missed the Passion Play the past two years because of the pandemic. We hope that you will be able to join us again this year!
There will be three performances at 5:00, 7:00, and 9:00 PM at the Sibley-Ocheyedan High School auditorium, Sibley, Iowa.
FREE tickets are available and may be reserved by calling 712-754-2945. Church groups and organizations may request enough tickets for their entire group. Please do not reserve more than you actually need.
Buena Vista County, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have confirmed a second positive case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Buena Vista County. Read more
Sheldon, Iowa — The deadline is rapidly approaching for business to sign up to be a part of this year’s 8th Grade Career Day at Northwest Iowa Community College. Read more
Ames, Iowa — Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell says new leaders are emerging on offense during spring drills. Read more
Statewide — A bill eligible for debate this week in the Iowa Senate would legalize wagering on E-sports.
Sheldon, Iowa — This is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa. Each day this week, the National Weather Service is focusing on a different severe weather topic. Read more
IARN — USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack says nutrition security concerns grew during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more