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At least 5 Iowa tornadoes confirmed

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June 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) – Assessment teams have confirmed that at least five tornadoes touched down in north-central Iowa.  Officials say no injuries or deaths have been reported from Wednesday’s storms, which damaged homes, businesses and farm buildings.  One that hit within a mile of Belmond rated EF3 on the tornado scale, with winds of 155 mph. Meteorologists say its 200-yard-wide path ran for eight miles.
 
Another that came down near Belmond was rated EF0, which on the scale means the winds ranged from 65 to 85 mph.  A third tornado struck the ground about a mile north of Alexander, carrying winds estimated at 112 mph, damaging some farm buildings.  Two tornadoes reported near Hampton were rated as an EF1, with 90 mph winds, and an EF0, with winds up to 70 mph.

 

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., June 14th 2013

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June 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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

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NWS forecast for Cass & surrounding counties (6/14/13)

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June 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

402 AM CDT FRI JUN 14 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…SCATTERS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

SATURDAY…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. TEMPERATURE STEADY OR SLOWLY FALLING IN THE AFTERNOON. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S.

MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Thu., June 13th 2013

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June 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, & weather information for Atlantic…

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NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: Thu., June 13th 2013

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June 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

347 AM CDT THU JUN 13 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING...MOSTLY CLEAR. COOLER. NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 80. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING…THEN A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY BEFORE NOON. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

SATURDAY…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S.

SUNDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S.

Severe thunderstorms to hit Iowa, but a derecho is not likely

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June 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Much of the country will see severe thunderstorms today and parts could even see a storm called a derecho (Dur-ray-shoh). But National Weather Service meteorologist, Frank Boksa, says don’t expect to see it here. “It would not be in Iowa, or if it was, it would probably initiate in very far eastern Iowa, but it would be more in the Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana area,” Boksa says. Iowa saw a derecho back in July of 2011 that did a lot of damage to homes, trees and power lines.

A derecho is basically a very widespread, long-lived line of thunderstorms. And they are very fast moving and they produce extreme damaging wind. By they I mean 65-70-75-miles-an-hour or more,” according to Boksa. Iowa won’t see anything like that, but will see some heavy thunderstorms. “Thunderstorms will develop kind of over northeastern and far eastern Iowa and then push off into Illinois and Indiana this afternoon,” Boksa says. “We should see some strong storms out of this, but it should be fairly short lived. We should pretty much be done with it in central Iowa by seven p-m and in eastern Iowa certainly by 10.” The weather is expected to continue a pattern of a few dry days followed by thunderstorms and rain through the next week. Boksa says that’s pretty much the norm.

“This is the time of year for thunderstorms. We do get a fair amount of rain and thunderstorms in May and June, so it’s not atypical by any stretch,” he says, “in fact I think the peak of severe weather in June is about the 15th.” The rains are not quite as welcome this June after a record wet spring that’s kept farmers out of the fields and led to flooding in many parts of the state.

(Radio Iowa)

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Wed., June 12th 2013

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June 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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

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NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Wed., June 12th 2013

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June 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CDT WED JUN 12 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. COOLER. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 80. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S.

SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 80S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Tue., June 11th 2013

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June 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (Podcast) weather forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic…

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NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Tue., June 11th 2013

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June 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 90. South southeast wind 7 to 11 mph.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South southeast wind around 10 mph.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Breezy, with a northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming north northwest 12 to 17 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. North wind 7 to 13 mph.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 83. North northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable.
Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.
Friday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.