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Tornado Watch issued for parts of western Iowa

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Posted at 2:39 PM, Apr 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-27 16:28:10-04

3:28 p.m. - A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Dodge and Washington counties until 4:00 p.m.

3:27 p.m. - A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Fremont and Page counties in Iowa until 4:15 p.m.

3:23 p.m. -  A Tornado Warning has been issued for Montgomery county until 4:00 p.m.

3:21 p.m. - Local fire department reporting a tornado on the ground with debris at 3:17 p.m. KMTV is working to confirm those details. 

3:06 p.m. - There have been multiple reports of a brief touchdown near Hepburn, Iowa. No damage was reported.

3:00 p.m. - A Tornado Warning has been issued for Montgomery and Page counties until 3:30 p.m.

2:57 p.m. - A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Mills county in Iowa as well as Cass and Sarpy counties in Nebraska until 3:45 p.m.

2:45 p.m. - A Tornado Warning has been issued for Fremont, Iowa until 3:30 p.m. 

2:38 p.m. - A Tornado Warning has been issued for Montgomery and Page county in southwestern Iowa until 3:00 p.m.

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The National Weather Service says a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 5 miles southwest of Villisca moving north at 20 miles per hour.

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Other storms north of Clarinda could also briefly become torandic, according to the NWS.

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A Tornado Watch has been issued for Fremont, Mills, Montgomery, Page, and Pottawattamie counties until 9:00 p.m.

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