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High Wind Watch remains in effect for far w/sw Iowa Sunday

Weather

January 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY

403 PM CST SAT JAN 25 2014

…HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING…

* TIMING…WINDS INCREASE BY LATE AFTERNOON SUNDAY AND LINGER THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS…DRIVING WILL BE DIFFICULT. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS MAY ACCOMPANY THE STRONGER WINDS WHICH COULD REDUCE VISIBILITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH…OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

High Wind Warning replaces High Wind Watch Sunday afternoon

Weather

January 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON

HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM SUNDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST SUNDAY NIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM SUNDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST SUNDAY NIGHT. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING…SUNDAY MID AFTERNOON AND EVENING * WINDS…WEST TO NORTHWEST WIND 30 TO 40 MPH GUSTING TO 60 MPH.

* IMPACTS…DRIVING AND MAINTAINING CONTROL OF YOUR VEHICLE WILL BECOME EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS…ESPECIALLY IN HIGH PROFILE AND LIGHT WEIGHT VEHICLES. THE HIGH WINDS WILL ALSO MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO WALK ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH…OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS. TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

Blizzard watch issued for parts of eastern Iowa

News, Weather

January 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowans are preparing for another blast of frigid and dangerous winter weather this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory starting Saturday night in parts of eastern Iowa, and a blizzard watch for parts of northern and central Iowa into eastern Iowa on Sunday. Snow is expected in the northeast Saturday night. But by Sunday, strong winds of up to 50 mph are expected to create whiteout conditions in some areas.

Temperatures are also expected to plummet late Sunday, with lows coming in around 15-below zero in the northeast to near zero in southern Iowa. Wind chills of almost 50-below could hit some areas.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area 1/25/14

Weather

January 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today: A 20 percent chance of snow before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 26 by 11am. Breezy, with a north northwest wind 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 36 by 5am. Blustery, with a light and variable wind becoming west northwest 15 to 20 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

**High Wind Watch in effect Sunday afternoon through and evening**
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of snow after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 42. Windy, with a west northwest wind 13 to 23 mph increasing to 24 to 34 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -3. Wind chill values as low as -25. Very windy, with a north northwest wind 32 to 37 mph decreasing to 22 to 27 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 49 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 6. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -7.

Tuesday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 10.

High Wind Watch in effect for the KJAN listening area on Sunday

Weather

January 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-
SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS- ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION- 409 AM CST SAT JAN 25 2014

…HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* TIMING…SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING

* WINDS…WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH GUSTING TO 60 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH…OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS. TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

Blizzard watch issued for parts of central/eastern & southeast IA Sunday

Weather

January 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

330 PM CST FRI JAN 24 2014

A BLIZZARD WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR PARTS OF NORTH CENTRAL, CENTRAL, EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST IOWA, BEGINNING ON SUNDAY.

BLIZZARD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE SUNDAY THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOLLOWED BY DANGEROUSLY COLD CONDITIONS SUNDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY. .SNOW WILL FALL ACROSS NORTHEAST AREAS SATURDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WITH STRONG WINDS WILL ARRIVE BY LATE SUNDAY MORNING AND SWEEP SOUTH ACROSS THE REGION SUNDAY EVENING AND SUNDAY NIGHT.

NONE OF THE COUNTIES IN THE KJAN LISTENING AREA IS INCLUDED IN THE WATCH, BUT IF YOU PLAN ON TRAVELING FROM OR TO EASTERN, NORTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEASTERN IOWA LATE THIS WEEKEND, YOU SHOULD STAY ALERT TO FUTURE FORECASTS AND WEATHER BULLETINS.

COUNTIES INCLUDED IN THE BLIZZARD WATCH BEGINNING SUNDAY MORNING:  EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO- POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK.   THESE COUNTIES ARE INCLUDED IN THE WATCH BEGINNING SUNDAY AFTERNOON: BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-MARION-MAHASKA-WAPELLO-

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather Forecast: Fri., Jan. 24th 2014

Podcasts, Weather

January 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, along with weather information for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

Nat’l. Weather Service forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: 1/24/14

Weather

January 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(3:46-am NWS/Des Moines)

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 46. Wind chill values as low as -10 early. Windy, with a southwest wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight: Rain likely, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Blustery, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph becoming north northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday: Increasing clouds, with a steady temperature around 27. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 7 to 17 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of snow after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 41. Windy.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -2. Windy.

Monday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 6. Windy.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather Forecast: Thu., 1/23/14

Podcasts, Weather

January 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, along with weather information for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

Wind Chill Warning replaces Advisory in Audubon Guthrie & Dallas Counties

Weather

January 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-

…WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST THURSDAY. THE WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING…WIND CHILLS WILL CONTINUE FALLING THROUGHOUT THE DAY WITH THE COLDEST READINGS OF AROUND 30 BELOW EXPECTED FROM AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO SHORTLY AFTER DAYBREAK THURSDAY.

* TEMPERATURES/WIND CHILL VALUES…LOW TEMPERATURES WILL PLUMMET TO THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO TONIGHT WITH BRISK NORTHWEST WINDS. WIND CHILL VALUES WILL OFTEN BE 15 BELOW TO 25 BELOW ZERO BY EARLY THIS EVENING…LIKELY REACHING AROUND 30 BELOW INTO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS MAY RESULT IN FROSTBITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROSTBITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.