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(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Wed., Aug. 14, 2013

Podcasts, Weather

August 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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

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NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area: Wed., Aug. 14th 2013

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August 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the morning.
Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. South southeast wind 3 to 5 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South southeast wind 3 to 7 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. South southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

Crop conditions worsen without water

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

August 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The latest U-S-D-A crop report was released Tuesday, and shows that under half of the corn crop statewide is in either good (39%) or excellent (10%) condition. The same is true for soybeans with 39-percent in good condition and only 9-percent in excellent condition. Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey says there was not enough rain to go around. “Other than a few spots that got some rain, some spotty heavy rains, everybody else needs rain,” Northey says. “I guess it’s August in Iowa and we almost always need rain in August in Iowa.”

Northey has been at the Iowa State Fair and talking with farmers about their crops. “Most places have crops that don’t look too bad, but could really benefit from rain. Others are saying if they don’t get rain pretty soon, that their crops are really going to be suffering hard,” Northey says. The Ag Secretary farms near Spirit Lake.

(Radio Iowa)

(Podcast) Skyscan forecast: 8/13/13

Podcasts, Weather

August 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the (podcast) Freese-Notis weather forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic….

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NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the surrounding area: 8/13/13

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August 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. North wind 3 to 6 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. North northeast wind around 6 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.
Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. Light south wind.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Light south wind becoming south southeast 6 to 11 mph in the morning. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast, Mon. 8/12/13

Podcasts, Weather

August 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area…

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NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Mon., Aug. 12th 2013

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August 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Today: Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming north northeast around 6 mph in the morning.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. North northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Light northeast wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. East northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Sun., Aug. 11th 2013

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August 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Today: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 10am and 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming north northeast around 6 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Light east northeast wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

Drought worsens in Iowa as Missouri sees heavy rain & fatal flooding

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

August 10th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The drought is worsening again in Iowa as heavy rains are causing devastation just to the south. Parts of Missouri got ten inches of rain overnight (Thursday into Friday), bringing flash-flooding, evacuations and at least two deaths. Meteorologist Kurt Kotenberg, at the National Weather Service, says there’s a powerful front between bone-dry Iowa and water-logged Missouri. “It’s brought in a lot of dry, cool air here to the state of Iowa whereas down to the south, there’s been an area of low pressure swinging through and it’s not quite reaching us,” Kotenberg says. “The low pressure and dry air is pushing that low to our south, serving as a shield, preventing that moisture and energy from reaching the state up here.”

While areas of southern Missouri have seen 15-inches of rain in the past two days, parts of Iowa haven’t seen more than an inch of rain in weeks, and there’s little hope in the forecast — for either state’s misery.
“We should be dry Saturday, Sunday, maybe a little bit of a chance (of rain) as we head into Monday, but otherwise, it’s looking dry up here,” Kotenberg says. “Down to the south, Missouri will probably be getting more rain this afternoon into Saturday, so unfortunately, it does not look like they are out of the woods quite yet.” A report released this week shows the drought situation worsening in Iowa.

“A good majority of the state is at least abnormally dry,” Kotenberg says. “Basically the only part that’s above average or near average is the far northeastern portions of Iowa. Interestingly enough, Des Moines is now almost one inch below normal on the year, while the Waterloo area is about ten inches above normal for 2013 on precipitation.” A week ago, only 0.02% of Iowa was in drought. Now, about 16% of the state is seeing drought conditions, mostly in the west and southwest.

(Radio Iowa)

NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area: Sat., Aug. 10th 2013

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August 10th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 60. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S.