345 AM CDT MON APR 20 2015
WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM TODAY FOR THOSE COUNTIES ALONG & NORTH OF I-80 IN WESTERN IA.
EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
TODAY…SUNNY…WINDY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.
TUESDAY…SUNNY…BREEZY. HIGH AROUND 60. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.
TUESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 30S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.
WEDNESDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 30S.
THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S.
345 AM CDT MON APR 20 2015
STRONG NORTHWESTERLY WINDS TODAY. .A LARGE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL BRING STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS TO MUCH OF CENTRAL IOWA THROUGH THE DAY MONDAY…ESPECIALLY IN THE AFTERNOON HOURS.
SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON COUNTIES… WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM.
MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTIES…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 6-PM.
* TIMING…WINDS WILL INCREASE IN THE LATE MORNING HOURS…AND WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON.
* WINDS…NORTHWEST SUSTAINED BETWEEN 25 AND 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH.
* IMPACTS...DRIVING MAY BE DIFFICULT AT TIMES…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. OUTDOOR ITEMS MAY BE BLOWN AROUND IF NOT SECURED.
A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.
Area Counties: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD–
603 AM CDT SUN APR 19 2015
…LOCALLY DENSE FOG THROUGH THE MORNING…
AREAS OF FOG WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. FOG
MAY BE LOCALLY DENSE AT TIMES…WITH VISIBILITIES REDUCED TO ONE
QUARTER OF A MILE OR LESS. USE CAUTION IF TRAVELING. SLOW DOWN AND BE PREPARED FOR CHANGING VISIBILITIES.
456 AM CDT SUN APR 19 2015
MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT and PAGE COUNTIES…
AREAS OF DENSE FOG ARE DEVELOPING THIS MORNING IN WESTERN IOWA AND EXTREME EASTERN NEBRASKA. VISIBILITY WILL IMPROVE THIS MORNING AS RAIN MOVES INTO THE AREA. IN THE MEANTIME…VISIBILITY OF A QUARTER MILE OR LESS IS POSSIBLE BRIEFLY THIS MORNING.
BE PREPARED FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING VISIBILITY CONDITIONS…USE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS…AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE BETWEEN YOUR VEHICLE AND ONES IN FRONT OF YOU.
Early This Morning: Areas of dense fog & isolated showers. South wind near 5 mph. Chance of showers 20 percent.
Today: Patchy fog through mid morning. Cloudy & breezy with a 50-percent chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. High in the lower 60s. West wind near 10 mph increasing to northwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Cloudy & breezy, with a 20% chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms before midnight. Becoming partly cloudy & colder after midnight. Low around 40. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph through midnight.
Monday: Mostly sunny. Breezy. High in the mid 50s. Northwest wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly clear. Low in the lower 30s. West wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph through midnight.
Tuesday: Sunny…breezy. High in the upper 50s. West wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 30s.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High in the mid 50s.
401 AM CDT SAT APR 18 2015
EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.
TODAY…SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.
TONIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.
SUNDAY…CLOUDY…BREEZY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.
SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY…COLDER. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.
MONDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.
TUESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Weather experts say Nebraska and Iowa experienced a near-record dry March this year. The Omaha World-Herald reports regional and national climatologists and meteorologists announced their findings Thursday. They said the state had its second-driest March on record, while Iowa had its third-driest March, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Central Nebraska experienced its driest March in 121 years of record-keeping. Weather experts say dry conditions have contributed to a brisk fire season, a slow start to tornado season and lower headwaters for the Platte and Missouri rivers. However, the National Weather Service expects the two states to get rain this month.
The National Drought Mitigation Center, housed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, reports that nearly 38 percent of the continental United States is in drought.