Here’s the (Podcast) forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area…..
347 AM CDT WED MAR 28 2012 NWS/Des Moines
TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW AROUND 50. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.
THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.
FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. WEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.
FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S.
SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S.
SUNDAY…SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 80.
Shelby County Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Seivert says the extremely dry and windy conditions forecast this week have prompted his department to issue a “High Fire Danger” warning in Shelby County. Seivert says outdoor burning should be avoided, but if you must conduct a controlled burn, call 712-755-2124 prior to igniting of the burn.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS CANCELLED THE FIRE
WEATHER WATCH ISSUED FOR PARTS OF WESTERN IOWA. WINDS SPEEDS ARE STILL EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO 25 TO 35 MPH BY EARLY AFTERNOON WITH HIGHER GUSTS. HOWEVER…RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL REMAIN FROM 25 TO 35 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON PRECLUDING RED FLAG WARNING CONDITIONS. THEREFORE…THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Here’s the forecast for Tuesday, March 27th 2012….
The National Weather Service says a Wind Advisory will be in effect from 11-am until 4-pm today (Tuesday), for parts of the KJAN listening area, along with a Fire Weather Watch, due to the danger posed by strong winds and extremely dry conditions. The Advisory and Fire Weather Watch (which is in effect from this morning through this evening), includes Audubon, Crawford, Carroll and Greene Counties in our listening area.
Strong westerly winds of 25-to 45-miles per hour, combined with low relative humidity are forecast for today. With the grasslands already being very dry, and other near dormant vegetation, there is a very real danger for quickly spreading, extremely explosive fires. All outdoor burning should be avoided.
The National Weather Service in Valley, NE has issued a “Red Flag Warning” for western Iowa’s Monona County. The warning is in effect from Noon today until 8-p.m., and means that critical fire weather conditions exist or will exist, that can create explosive fire growth potential. The Weather Service says dangerous fire weather conditions are possible this afternoon over parts of western & northwest Iowa and northeast Nebraska. Much drier air is moving into the region today, with westerly winds gusting from15-to 35-miles per hour behind a front that will be passing through. The combination of very low humidity and gusty winds will create an extremely high fire danger this afternoon.
341 AM CDT TUE MAR 27 2012 Nat’l Weather Service/Des Moines
EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. BREEZY. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT.
TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. COLDER. LOW IN THE MID 40S. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.
WEDNESDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 40S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
THURSDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE MID 50S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.
FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S.
The National Weather Service in Valley, NE has issued a Wind Advisory for portions of eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa. The Advisory in western Iowa affects Monona & Harrison Counties, and is in effect until 7-p.m. Monday. Winds in the advisory area will continue to increase throughout the afternoon, from the south-southeast, at 25-35 mph with gusts to 45mph. Cross winds may affect drivers on east-to-west roads.
In addition, the Grassland Fire Danger Index will be in the EXTREME category this afternoon in Monona, Harrison, Pottawattamie, Mills, Montgomery, Fremont and Page Counties in western and southwest Iowa. That means fires can start quickly, spread furiously and burn intensely. All fires are potentially serious.
ALL OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD BE AVOIDED IN AREAS UNDER EXTREME FIRE DANGER!