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Dense Fog Advisory for part of KJAN listening area again tonight

Weather

January 20th, 2017 by Chris Parks


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
331 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

...DENSE FOG EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA AGAIN TONIGHT...

.FOG HAS CONTINUED OVER PORTIONS OF IOWA THIS AFTERNOON. NO CHANGE IN
CONDITIONS ARE ANTICIPATED TONIGHT...SO DENSE FOG WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY
AT TIMES WILL AGAIN BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD DURING THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT
HOURS. VISIBILITIES MAY IMPROVE IN THE FAR SOUTHEAST TOWARD SUNRISE...BUT
OVER MUCH OF THE AREA FOG WILL PERSIST INTO THE LATE MORNING HOURS.

CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS-ADAIR-
MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG
ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST SATURDAY.

* VISIBILITY...VISIBILITY WILL DROP TO BELOW A QUARTER MILE WITH
  VISIBILITY NEAR ZERO AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...DRIVING WILL BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO LOW AND CHANGING
  VISIBILITIES. ALLOW EXTRA TRAVEL TIME AND PLEASE TAKE APPROPRIATE
  PRECAUTIONS WHILE DRIVING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE REDUCED TO
LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS NEAR INTERSECTIONS
AND RAILROAD CROSSINGS AS VEHICLES AND TRAINS MAY BE HIDDEN FROM VIEW
BY THE DENSE FOG. SLOW DOWN, USE YOUR LOW BEAM AND FOG HEADLIGHTS, AND
LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.

DENSE FOG ADVISORY continues until noon today (1/20)

Weather

January 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: CASS-ADAIR-ADAMS-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-CRAWFORD-CARROLL AND GREENE….

DENSE FOG ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...

* VISIBILITY…VISIBILITY DROPPING TO ONE QUARTER OF A MILE OR
LESS AT TIMES THROUGH MIDDAY TODAY.

* IMPACTS...DRIVING WILL BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO LOW AND CHANGING
VISIBILITIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE
REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS
NEAR INTERSECTIONS AND RAILROAD CROSSINGS. ALSO BE ESPECIALLY
CAREFUL IF TRAVELING ALONG KNOWN SCHOOL BUS ROUTES AS BUSES MAKE FREQUENT STOPS. IF DRIVING, SLOW DOWN, USE YOUR LOW BEAM AND FOG HEADLIGHTS, LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU. PLAN ON EXTRA TRAVEL TIME THIS MORNING.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 01/20/17

Weather

January 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: **Dense Fog Advisory until 10-a.m.**

Cloudy w/fog & drizzle this morning; Light rain this afternoon. High 44. SE @ 10.

Tonight: Fog with light rain or drizzle. Low 36. SE @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Cloudy w/light rain or drizzle. High 47. W @ 10-15.

Sunday/Monday: Mostly cloudy. Highs around 42.

Sunday: Mostly Cloudy. High 42.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 42. Our 24-hour Low (ending at 7-a.m. today) was 31. We received .02” (two one-hundredths) of an inch of rain over the past 24-hours, at the KJAN studios. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 23 and the low was 15. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 64 in 1895. The Record Low was -26 in 1962 (which was also the All-Time record Low in Atlantic).

KJAN listening area forecast from the NWS, 1/20/2017

Weather

January 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

***DENSE FOG ADVISORY THROUGH 10-A.M.**

Early This Morning: Cloudy. Widespread dense fog. Southwest wind near 5 mph.
Today: Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of light rain. Widespread dense fog through mid morning. Areas of fog in the late morning and afternoon. High in the mid 40s. Southeast wind near 10 mph.
Tonight: Widespread fog through the night. Light rain likely through midnight. Drizzle likely through the night. A chance of light rain early in the morning. Low in the upper 30s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Saturday: Cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light rain in the morning. Areas of fog in the morning. High in the mid 40s. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy through midnight then becoming partly cloudy. Low around 30. Northwest wind near 5 mph.
Sunday: Partly sunny. High in the lower 40s. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low in the upper 20s.
Monday: Partly sunny. High in the lower 40s.

DENSE FOG ADVISORY continues for the entire KJAN listening area (1/20)

Weather

January 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE STATE OF IOWA THIS (FRIDAY) MORNING. IN THE KJAN LISTENING AREA, THE ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT THROUGH 10-A.M.

  • VISIBILITY WILL REMAIN AT ONE QUARTER OF A MILE OR LESS THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE MORNING HOURS TODAY.
  • DRIVING WILL BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO LOW AND CHANGING VISIBILITIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS NEAR INTERSECTIONS AND RAILROAD CROSSINGS. ALSO BE ESPECIALLY CAREFUL IF TRAVELING ALONG KNOWN SCHOOL BUS ROUTES AS BUSES MAKE FREQUENT STOPS. IF DRIVING, SLOW DOWN, USE YOUR LOW BEAM AND FOG HEADLIGHTS, LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU. PLAN ON EXTRA TRAVEL TIME THIS MORNING.

Dense Fog Advisory for KJAN listening area overnight

Weather

January 19th, 2017 by Chris Parks


...DENSE FOG EXPECTED THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

.A SATURATED AIRMASS WITH LIGHT WINDS WILL RESULT IN DENSE FOG
AGAIN OVERNIGHT FOR MUCH OF THE AREA. OVER THE SOUTH THE FOG IS
ALREADY BEGINNING TO THICKEN AND SHORTLY AFTER SUNSET TONIGHT FOG
WILL BECOME DENSE OVER MUCH OF THE REGION. TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT
LATE TONIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING DUE TO FOGGY CONDITIONS. TEMPERATURES
WILL REMAIN ABOVE FREEZING BUT WITH VISIBILITY NEAR ZERO AT TIMES
EXTREME CAUTION IS ADVISED.

CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG
ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST FRIDAY.

* VISIBILITY...VISIBILITY WILL DROP TO BELOW A QUARTER MILE WITH
  VISIBILITY NEAR ZERO AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...DRIVING WILL BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO LOW AND CHANGING
  VISIBILITIES. ALLOW EXTRA TRAVEL TIME AND PLEASE TAKE
  APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS WHILE DRIVING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE
REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING, SLOW DOWN, USE
YOUR HEADLIGHTS, AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.

CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM
CST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG
ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM CST
FRIDAY.

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PAGE

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM
CST FRIDAY...

Special Weather Statement for fog: Adams, Union, Taylor & Ringgold Counties

Weather

January 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

1144 AM CST Thu Jan 19 2017

…AREAS OF FOG THIS AFTERNOON WITH PATCHY DENSE FOG…

FOG HAS MOVED INTO SOUTHWEST IOWA FROM MISSOURI LATE THIS MORNING AND WILL CONTINUE OVER THE AREA THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS. THERE MAY BE SOME IMPROVEMENT BUT OVERALL VISIBILITIES WILL RANGE FROM NEAR A QUARTER MILE TO 1 MILE.

PERSONS TRAVELING OVER THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON SHOULD REMAIN
CAUTIOUS. ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION SAFELY. BE
ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS NEAR INTERSECTIONS AND RAILROAD CROSSINGS AS VEHICLES AND TRAINS MAY BE HIDDEN FROM VIEW BY THE THICK FOG.

DENSE FOG IS LIKELY TO BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD OVER THE REGION
AGAIN TONIGHT.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 01/19/17

Weather

January 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; Partly cloudy to Cloudy. High 44. SE @ 10.

Tonight: Areas of fog; Mostly cloudy. Low 33. SE @ 5.

Tomorrow: Areas of morning fog; Mo. Cldy w/light rain in the afternoon. High 45. E @ 10.

Saturday: Mo. Cldy w/light rain ending in the morning. High 47.

Sunday: Mostly Cloudy. High 42.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 47. Our 24-hour Low (ending at 7-a.m. today) was 26. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 16 and the low was 9. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 56 in 1895. The Record Low was -38 in 1892 (which was also the All-Time record Low in Atlantic).

Tale of two winters in Iowa: 20+ inches of snow in north, only 2 inches in south

News, Weather

January 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

We’re several weeks into winter and although it’s been extremely cold and icy at times, many Iowans have yet to see much snow. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says only a few inches of snow have fallen in areas of central and southern Iowa, which typically receives 10 to 12 inches of snow by this point in the season. “Especially when you get down to the southwest corner of Iowa – places like Red Oak, Clarinda, Shenandoah and even down to Lamoni to the east – they’ve only received about two inches of snow so far this winter season,” Hillaker says.

Most of THAT snow fell in December. Sections of northeast Iowa, meanwhile, have been hit with some heavy snow storms. “Several places – Decorah, Osage, Cresco – that part of the state has received around 20 inches or more of snow, which is actually just barely above normal for that corner of the state,” Hillaker says.

Much of north-central and northeast Iowa has had snow cover since December 10. That snow will finally be melting away with the warmer weather that’s expected through the weekend. Hillaker says if it would’ve been a bit colder earlier this week, the rain and ice storm could’ve buried the state in snow.

“If it would’ve been ideal snow conditions with the amount of moisture we had, we probably would’ve seen roughly three to four inches of snow in northwestern Iowa and up to 10 to 12 inches in the southern part of the state,” Hillaker says.

This winter has been slightly COLDER than normal, but that’s about to change. “December ended about one-half-degree cooler than usual and January, up through the first 17 days of the month, is also one-half-degree below the average for the month,” Hillaker says. “But, we certainly have some very mild weather on the way for the rest of this week and maybe a little bit into next week as well.”

High temperatures for the remainder of the work week are expected to range from the mid-30s in northern Iowa to the upper 40s south.

(Radio Iowa)

NWS forecast for Cass & surrounding Counties in IA, 1/19/17

Weather

January 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Early This Morning: Mostly cloudy. Areas of fog. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Today: Mostly cloudy. Areas of fog. High in the lower 40s. Southeast wind near 10 mph.
Tonight: Cloudy. A slight chance of drizzle through midnight. Areas of fog through the night. Low in the mid 30s. Southeast wind near 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
Friday: Cloudy. Areas of fog in the morning. Patchy drizzle in the morning, then a chance of light rain in the afternoon. High in the mid 40s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Friday Night: Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light rain. Low in the upper 30s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. High in the upper 40s. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low in the lower 30s.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy. High in the lower 40s.