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WINTER WEATHER WARNING/ADVISORY update 3:50-p.m 1/18

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January 18th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Guthrie-Cass Counties…WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT... Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches expected. Lower totals west of I- 35 and higher totals expected east of I-35. .Travel could be hazardous at times. Blustery north to northeast winds will lead to blowing snow and significant visibility restrictions. Brief periods of intense snowfall rates may also quickly reduce the visibility to around 1/2 mile or less at times. The hazardous conditions could seriously impact the afternoon/evening commute.

Montgomery-Fremont-Page Counties…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST SATURDAY… Snow and patchy freezing drizzle. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze.

Dallas-Adair-Madison-Adams-Union-Taylor-Ringgold Counties…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST SATURDAY… .Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches expected. Lower totals west of I- 35 and higher totals expected east of I-35.

Shelby-Pottawattamie-Mills Counties…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST SATURDAY… * Mixed precipitation. Additional snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of a light glaze.

Monona-Harrison Counties…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT… * Mixed precipitation. Additional snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of a light glaze.

Winter Storm Warning downgraded to an Advisory for some area counties

Weather

January 18th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

952 AM CST Fri Jan 18 2019

…Snow and Blowing Snow Today Into Saturday Morning… A winter storm has begun to impact portions of Iowa. Forecast impacts are being realized as visibility has been reduced to 1/2 to 1 mile across areas of snow in northern Iowa. With snowfall rates/intensity expected to increase, expect these reduced visibilities to persist, and even worsen as the day goes on. Snow may have serious impacts to the Friday afternoon/evening commute in the Des Moines metro/Ames areas and points to the south and east of the DSM metro area where heavier snowfall rates are expected during the commute time period. Snowfall amounts have been lowered in western Iowa, though adverse impacts are still expected.

Sac-Crawford-Carroll-Audubon-Shelby-Pottawattamie-Mills Counties: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM SATURDAY……WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED…

Snow accumulations of up to two inches, with some three inch amounts are expected., along with some areas of freezing drizzle.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute.

Guthrie-Dallas-Cass-Adair- Madison-Adams-Union-Taylor-Ringgold Counties…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY UNTIL 6 AM SATURDAY…

Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches expected. Lower totals west of I- 35 and higher totals expected east of I-35. Travel could be hazardous at times. Blustery north to northeast winds will lead to blowing snow and significant visibility restrictions. Brief periods of intense snowfall rates may also quickly reduce the visibility to around 1/2 mile or less at times. The hazardous conditions could seriously impact the afternoon/evening commute.

Montgomery-Fremont-Page Counties: WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM SATURDAY… Freezing drizzle is expected this morning into early afternoon, creating a glaze of ice. Snow developing this afternoon with total accumulations of 3 to 6 inches. Wind gusts of 20 to 30 mph will lead to blowing snow and reduced visibility.

(update 6:55-a.m.) Moderate to heavy snow expected today and tonight across Iowa

News, Weather

January 18th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Des Moines reports moderate to heavy snowfall is forecast across Iowa today into tonight. The heaviest amounts will likely fall across parts of northern Iowa and also across south central to southeast Iowa. The afternoon/evening commute will be impacted for most areas. North to northeast winds of 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph will cause blowing and drifting snow and greatly reduce visibility at times, especially in rural, open areas.

Slick, snow-covered roads and reduced visibilities from blowing snow and intense snowfall rates will make travel hazardous across much of Iowa, especially this afternoon and evening. Please check weather.gov/desmoines for the latest forecast updates if you have travel plans. Much colder air will move in behind the winter storm with bitter cold conditions expected for the upcoming weekend. Wind chills will drop to 10 below to 20 below Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Remember:

  • A Winter Storm Warning is currently in effect for Shelby-Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont and Page Counties until 6-a.m. Saturday. Snowfall of 4-to 6-inches is expected.
  • A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from Noon today until 6-a.m. Saturday, for Cass-Adair-Adams-Audubon-Carroll-Dallas-Guthrie-Madison-Union-Taylor and Ringgold Counties, for 4-to 8-inches of snow.
  • And, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 6-a.m. Saturday, for Monona and Harrison Counties, for 2-to 4-inches of snow.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 1/18/2019

Weather

January 18th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

**Winter Storm Warning effective Noon today until 6-a.m. Saturday**

Today: Cloudy with snow developing, mainly this afternoon. High 25. E/NE winds @ 10-20.

Tonight: Cloudy w/snow & blowing snow. Low 10. N @ 15-30mph. (2-5″ of snow is expected)

Tomorrow: Becoming Partly Sunny, High 11. N @ 15-25. Wind chill around -10.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy w/a chance of flurries. High 20.

Monday: Mo. Cldy w/a chance of mixed precip. High 32.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 30. Our Low was 21. Last year on this date our High was 34 and the Low was 17. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 61 in 1951. The Record Low was -28 in 1984.

Winter Storm Warning (the latest as of 4-a.m., 1/18/19)

Weather

January 18th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Snow and Blowing Snow Today Into Saturday Morning…The National Weather Service reports a winter storm will impact all of Iowa today into early Saturday morning. Some areas snow amounts have trended down a bit, but with the blowing snow potential the warning will remain in effect for
the entire forecast area. The heaviest snow amounts are now anticipated across north central Iowa into east central and southeast Iowa at this time, with lower amounts across west central into central and southwest Iowa. Northern Iowa is still expected to have lighter, and more fluffy snow that will be prone to blowing. The snow in southern Iowa will be more wet and heavy, and less prone to blowing. Snow may have serious impacts to the Friday afternoon/evening commute in the Des Moines metro/Ames areas and points to the south and east of the DSM metro area where heavier snowfall rates are expected during the commute time period.

Area Counties: Carroll-Audubon-Guthrie-Dallas-Cass-Adair-Madison-Adams-Union-Taylor-Ringgold…A WINTER STORM WARNING remains in effect from Noon today until 6-a.m. Saturday. Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches expected. Lower totals west of I-35 and higher totals expected east of I-35. Travel could be hazardous at times.
Blustery north to northeast winds will lead to blowing snow and significant visibility restrictions. Brief periods of intense snowfall rates may also quickly reduce the visibility to around 1/2 mile or less at times. The hazardous conditions could seriously impact the afternoon/evening commute.

Shelby-Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont-Page Counties: A WINTER STORM WARNING IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT FROM 9-a.m. today until 6-a.m. Saturday. Snow with total accumulations of 4 to 6 inches. Locally higher amounts are possible. Wind gusts of 20 to 30 mph will lead to blowing snow and reduced visibility. There could some freezing drizzle this morning, then the precipitation should mix with and change to snow. Mainly snow is expected from early this afternoon through the evening.

Monona and Harrison Counties: A Winter Weather Advisory is currently in effect until 6-a.m. Saturday. Snow with total accumulations of mainly 2 to 4 inches. Locally higher amounts are possible. Freezing drizzle is expected to precede the snow in some areas, with a light glaze of ice possible. The potential for icing is mainly along and south of a line from Neligh to Tekamah and Harlan. Wind gusts of 20 to 30 mph will lead to some blowing snow and areas of reduced visibility.

Statewide winter storm to bring 4-7 inches of snow, high winds, bitter cold to Iowa

Weather

January 17th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — Winter was late in arriving to many areas of Iowa, but snow and colder temperatures are once again in the forecast for the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Lee says a significant storm system will spread from northwest to southeast Iowa throughout the day tomorrow (Friday). “We’re looking at amounts generally in the 4 to 7 inch range. Some places will be a little bit higher and lower, but a pretty good accumulating snowfall,” Lee says.

High winds are expected with the snow – reducing visibility for motorists and possibly making roads slick. Much colder air will follow the snow with temperatures dropping into the single digits on Saturday and wind chill readings will fall well below zero Saturday night into Sunday. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from Noon Friday until 6-a.m. Saturday, for most of the KJAN listening area.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area (1/17/19)

Weather

January 17th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

(Updated):

Today: Any area of light snow ending; Cloudy. High 31. N @ 5-10.

Tonight: Cloudy. Low 20.

Tomorrow: **Winter Weather Advisory for snow & blowing snow, from Noon Friday until 6-a.m. Saturday. Mo. Cldy w/snow redeveloping. High 28. E @ 10. (1-2” poss.)

Tomorrow night: Snow mainly before midnight. Patchy blowing snow. Low 10. (new snow 2-4” possible). N/NE @ 20-30mph.

Saturday: Cldy & blustery, w/any snow ending. High 12.

Sunday: Mo. Cloudy. High 16.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 25. We received .3” of snow overnight into this morning. Our Low was 15. Last year on this date our High was 25 and the Low was -2. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 57 in 1989. The Record Low was -21 in 1984.

 

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 1/16/2019

Weather

January 16th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy. High 30. N @ 5-10.

Tonight: Mo. Cldy w/ light snow developing late. Low 24. E @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Mo. Cldy w/light snow in the morning (<1″). High 32. N @ 10.

Friday: Cldy w/snow, especially in the afternoon. High 28.

Saturday: Mo. Cloudy, windy and cold w/light snow in the morning. High 12.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 33. We received freezing drizzle yesterday, amounting to a little more than a trace of precip. Our Low this morning was 19. Last year on this date our High was 7 and the Low was -9. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 64 in 1990. The Record Low was -25 in 2009.

Dense Fog Advisory cancelled

Weather

January 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

A Dense Fog Advisory that was in effect until 9-a.m. today for: Harrison-Shelby-Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont-Page-Taylor and Ringgold Counties...has been cancelled. Patchy dense fog may restrict visibilities and potentially create slick spots on bridges and overpasses through mid morning.

Beware slick roads this morning!

News, Weather

January 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Dept. of Transportation reports numerous area highways are partially covered with ice this morning, creating slick driving surfaces, especially on bridges. Some affected roads include:

  • Highway 71 from Hwy 141 south to Grant
  • Highway 173 from Hwy 44 to Hwy 83
  • Highway 83 from Anita to Avoca
  • Highway 6 from Anita to Council Bluffs
  • Highway 25 from Hwy 141 to I-80
  • I-80 from Hwy 25 to the I-680 split
  • Highway 148 from I-80 to Hwy 92
  • Highway 92 from Cumberland to Treynor
  • Highway 59 from Harlan to Henderson
  • Highway 44 from Panora to Hwy 30