NWS Weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, 3/30/2015

Weather

March 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Windy, with a southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 41. West southwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming north after midnight.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 74. North wind around 6 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 48. Light south wind becoming south southeast 8 to 13 mph in the evening.

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Windy, with a south wind 15 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Thursday: A slight chance of showers before 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

RED FLAG WARNING Monday afternoon-evening for western IA Counties

News, Weather

March 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT- PAGE COUNTIES…354 AM CDT MON MAR 30 2015 …

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING DUE TO WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR EASTERN NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING DUE TO WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* WINDS…WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 30 MPH. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AS LOW AS 16 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS…CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR WITH A HIGH POTENTIAL FOR OUT OF CONTROL BURNS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW…OR WILL SHORTLY.

Field fires keep area firefighters busy Sunday

News

March 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Several area fire departments responded to field or grass fires Sunday. Massena Fire was called to a field fire at around 1:50-p.m. near 61040 765th Street. Crews from Brayton, Audubon and Exira fought a field fire southeast of Exira, east of 2268 300th Street at around 4:40-p.m., and Kirkman Fire was called to the scene of a tractor fire at 1417 Woodland at around 5:40-p.m. Another fire was reported to have taken place across the road from the Audubon County Landfill, Sunday afternoon. No other details are available.

In other activity, rescue crews from Cumberland were called to the scene of a go-cart accident at around 5:15-p.m., Sunday. The accident took place near 207 Jackson Street, in Cumberland, where a 37-year old female reportedly suffered from head, arm and leg injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening. She reported later on her social media page that she was “banged-up and bruised,” but nothing was broken. Her name was not officially released by the Sheriff’s Department.

Accidental shooting in Council Bluffs, Sunday

News

March 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A Carter Lake man was treated for an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound to his hand, Sunday. According to Council Bluffs Police, 21-year old Marvin Naggatz arrived at around 4:30-p.m. at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs. Naggatz reported that he was in a parking lot in the 2300 block of West Broadway when he attempted to adjust his holster. In the course of the adjustment, the 40-caliber handgun discharged, striking Naggatz in the hand. His injury is not life threatening. Naggatz possesses a permit to carry weapons. No charges have been filed at this time.

Gee pitches 7 innings as Mets defeat Cardinals 3-2

Sports

March 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Dillon Gee allowed singles to four of his first five batters, then settled in to pitch seven innings Sunday in the New York Mets’ 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Matt Carpenter and Jason Heyward opened the first with singles, but left fielder Michael Cuddyer threw out Carpenter at third. Matt Holliday singled, and the Cardinals pulled off a double steal, and shortstop Ruben Tejada turned Matt Adams’ liner into an unassisted double play.

Jhonny Peralte singled leading off the second, and Yadier Molina grounded into a 1-6-3 double play. Gee wound up allowing two runs and seven hits. Heyward hit an RBI triple in the third and scored on Holliday’s sacrifice fly. Lucas Duda had three hits, and Curtis Granderson had two hits and a walk.

Cardinals starter Marco Gonzales, pitching because Jaime Garcia’s shoulder is ailing, gave up one run, three hits and three walks in 4 2-3 innings.

 

Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., March 30th 2015

News

March 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Police officers shot and wounded a man at the end of a chase in Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapids police say the chase began shortly after 2 a.m. yesterday when officers noticed an orange BMW driving recklessly. The BMW drove the wrong way down a street and turned into an alley before crashing into a telephone pole. The two officers involved were not hurt.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The construction of a giant $2 billion fertilizer plant remains on schedule in northwest Iowa, but the project is nearing its busiest phase when roughly 2,200 workers will be employed on the job. The Sioux City Journal reports construction of the new CF Industries plant is entering its second year, but it remains on track for completion in 2016. Two dozen cranes are in use at the site this month.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The new set of standards for what is taught in Iowa science classrooms could prove divisive because of the sections on evolution and climate change. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports several members of the State Board of Education and some members of the public expressed concerns about those subjects.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley says the country needs new perspectives, and he’s criticizing the prospects of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush seeking the White House. The former Maryland governor told ABC’s “This Week” Sunday that the presidency is “not some crown to be passed between two families.”

PHYLLIS PIPER, 83 of State Center & formerly of Des Moines & Greenfield (Svcs. Pending)

Obituaries

March 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

PHYLLIS PIPER, 83 of State Center (& formerly of Des Moines & Greenfield), died Sunday, March 29, 2015, at the State Center Nursing and Rehab Center in State Center, Iowa. Funeral services for PHYLLIS PIPER are pending at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.

Online condolences may be left to the family at www.steenfunerals.com.

RED FLAG WARNING CANCELLED for far western IA

News, Weather

March 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE COUNTIES…333 PM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

…RED FLAG WARNING CANCELLED…

RED FLAG CONDITIONS ARE NOT EXPECTED DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON OR EVENING HOURS DUE TO DIMINISHING WINDS AND INCREASING RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS CANCELLED THE
RED FLAG WARNING. WINDS WILL DIMINISH THROUGH THE EVENING…AND
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL INCREASE AS TEMPERATURES FALL.

CAUTION SHOULD STILL BE USED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE AFTERNOON AS
WIND GUSTS MAY STILL EXCEED 25 MPH THROUGH 5 PM.

Wind Advisory continues until 6-p.m. for Cass & area Counties (3/29)

News, Weather

March 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CASS-ADAIR-ADAMS-AUDUBON-CARROLL-CRAWFORD-DALLAS-GUTHRIE-MADISON-SAC & UNION COUNTIES….

311 PM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING…

* WINDS…BECOMING NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 MPH…
WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS…DRIVING MAY BE DIFFICULT AT TIMES…ESPECIALLY FOR
HIGH PROFILE AND LIGHT WEIGHT VEHICLES. IN ADDITION…
UNSECURED OUTDOOR OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 MPH ARE
EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…
ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

Wind Advisory Cancelled for parts of western Iowa

News, Weather

March 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE & COUNTIES
304 PM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

…WIND ADVISORY IS CANCELLED…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS CANCELLED THE
WIND ADVISORY.

WIND SPEEDS HAVE DECREASED BELOW 30 MPH…AND GUSTS HAVE DECREASED
BELOW 45 MPH. THE WIND ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELED ACROSS THE AREA.
NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH WILL CONTINUE FOR A FEW MORE HOURS
THIS EVENING…WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 TO 40 MPH.