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(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., Feb. 21st 2014

Podcasts, Weather

February 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The (podcast) Freese-Notis weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather stats for Atlantic.

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: 2/21/14

Weather

February 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

331 AM CST FRI FEB 21 2014

The Winter Weather Advisory that was in effect until 6-a.m. today for parts of the listening area, was cancelled as of 4-a.m. 

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. BREEZY. MUCH COLDER. WEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW 15 TO 20. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. LOW 15 TO 20. HIGH 28 TO 36. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW 10 TO 15.

MONDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S.

Winter Weather Update (6-pm 2/20/14) – Blizzard warning cancelled

Weather

February 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS-ADAIR COUNTIES-

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST FRIDAY...
...BLIZZARD WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 6 AM CST FRIDAY. THE BLIZZARD WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...SNOW WILL DIMINISH THIS EVENING AS WINDS
  INCREASE.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW IS
  EXPECTED. ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS LESS THAN AN INCH ARE
  POSSIBLE THIS EVENING.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWESTERLY AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS IN
  EXCESS OF 45 MPH. THIS WILL PRODUCE BLOWING SNOW WITH
  VISIBILITIES OF BELOW A MILE AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY IN THE
  EVENING.

* IMPACTS...IN ADDITION TO POOR VISIBILITY AT TIMES...THE HEAVY
  WET SNOW ALONG WITH FALLING TEMPERATURES AFTER DARK WILL LEAD TO
  HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS IN SOME AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW
AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

Wind Advisory Update

Weather

February 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-

PAGE COUNTIES; 152 PM CST THU FEB 20 2014

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING…

* WINDS…SUSTAINED WINDS 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 45 MPH OUT OF THE NORTHWEST ARE EXPECTED DURING THE AFTERNOON. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

Severe thunderstorm warning: Ringgold, Taylor, Union & Adams Counties

Weather

February 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

949 AM CST THU FEB 20 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES  HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHWESTERN RINGGOLD COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…
TAYLOR COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
UNION COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…
SOUTHEASTERN ADAMS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

* UNTIL 1015 AM CST

* AT 949 AM CST…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 7 MILES SOUTH OF
LENOX…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

HAZARD…QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND 60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
CRESTON…LENOX…TWELVE MILE LAKE…SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MAIN CAMPUS…AFTON…CLEARFIELD…DIAGONAL…GRAVITY…CROMWELL…
ARISPE…SHARPSBURG…SHANNON CITY…KENT…THAYER…CONWAY…
CRESTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT…WILSON COUNTY PARK…GREEN VALLEY LAKE
STATE PARK…THREE MILE LAKE COUNTY PARK AND LAKE OF THREE FIRES
STATE PARK.

Significant Weather Advisory for Page County

Weather

February 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

922 AM CST THU FEB 20 2014

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEASTERN PAGE COUNTY UNTIL
1000 AM CST…

AT 922 AM CST…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM
OVER BURLINGTON JUNCTION IN NORTHWEST MISSOURI…OR 13 MILES
NORTHWEST OF MARYVILLE…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

HALF INCH HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
    THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
CLARINDA…COLLEGE SPRINGS…SHAMBAUGH…BRADDYVILLE AND BLANCHARD.

Widespread blizzard conditons expected today

News, Weather

February 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A WINTER STORM WILL MOVE OUT OF NEBRASKA AND KANSAS TODAY AND  SHIFT ACROSS IOWA AND INTO ADJACENT AREAS TO THE NORTH AND EAST. AS THIS OCCURS…RAIN WILL TRANSITION TO SNOW INTO CENTRAL AND  NORTHEAST IOWA THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON.

Areas in red are under a Blizzard Warning; Pink counties are under a Winter Storm Warning; purple counties are under a Winter Weather Advisory today (2/20)

Areas in red are under a Blizzard Warning; Pink counties are under a Winter Storm Warning; purple counties are under a Winter Weather Advisory today (2/20)

A BAND OF HEAVY SNOW FALL IS LIKELY EXTENDING INTO MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN. VERY STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON WITH WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH EXPECTED. THIS WILL CREATE WIDESPREAD BLIZZARD  CONDITIONS THROUGH CENTRAL AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF IOWA INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. THIS SYSTEM LIKELY WILL CRIPPLE TRAVEL

THE SYSTEM WILL PUSH OUT BY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING AND COLDER TEMPERATURES ARRIVING FOR THE WEEKEND AND INTO NEXT WEEK. BY THE MIDDLE TO END OF NEXT WEEK…LOW TEMPERATURES COULD BE BELOW ZERO AGAIN AND HIGHS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ACROSS THE REGION.

(National Weather Service)

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Thu., Feb 20 2014

Podcasts, Weather

February 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast for the KJAN listening area, along w/updates on area Blizzard Warnings, Winter Storm Warning, & more….

BLIZZARD WARNING UPDATE: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GUTHRIE COUNTIES

Weather

February 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

442 AM CST THU FEB 20 2014

BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 AM CST FRIDAY…

…WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 AM CST FRIDAY. THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* TIMING…RAIN WILL TRANSITION TO SNOW THIS MORNING. A PERIOD OF THUNDERSNOW MAY OCCUR AND CREATE HEAVY SNOW RATES AND RAPIDLY DETERIORATING CONDITIONS. LIGHT WINDS THIS MORNING WILL INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY LATE THIS MORNING AND INTO THIS AFTERNOON.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATONS…3 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS.

(Update!) Blizzard Warning issued for Cass, Audubon & Adair Counties

Weather

February 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

442 AM CST THU FEB 20 2014

SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TO IMPACT MUCH OF CENTRAL TO NORTHERN IOWA TODAY AND TONIGHT. .LOW PRESSURE WILL RAPIDLY INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES FROM KANSAS AND THROUGH FAR SOUTHEAST IOWA AND INTO WISCONSIN TODAY. RAIN WILL TRANSITION TO SNOW FROM WEST TO EAST. MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED ALONG WITH EXTREMELY STRONG WINDS BY AFTERNOON PRODUCING POOR VISIBILITIES AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.

AUDUBON-CASS-ADAIR-COUNTIES:

BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THURSDAY 6 AM FRIDAY.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 AM CST FRIDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING…RAIN WILL TRANSITION TO SNOW THIS MORNING. A PERIOD OF THUNDERSNOW MAY OCCUR AND CREATE HEAVY SNOW RATES AND RAPIDLY DETERIORATING CONDITIONS. LIGHT WINDS THIS MORNING WILL INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY LATE THIS MORNING AND INTO THIS AFTERNOON.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…3 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHWEST ON TODAY AND INCREASE RAPIDLY BY LATE MORNING. SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 55 MPH. THIS WILL PRODUCE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS…ESPECIALLY IN RURAL AREA WITH LIFE-THREATENING BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.

* IMPACTS…THE BAND OF WET AND HEAVY SNOW AND VERY STRONG WINDS MAY LEAD TO LOW VISIBILITY AS WELL AS QUICKLY COVER ROADS MAKING TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.