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NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: 1/4/14

Weather

January 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today: Patchy blowing snow and a slight chance of snow between 8am and 11am, then patchy blowing snow after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 12 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -5. Windy, with a west wind 9 to 14 mph becoming north northwest 18 to 23 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -2. Wind chill values as low as -20. Blustery, with a north wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
**Wind Chill Warnings and Watches will be in effect beginning on Sunday**
Sunday: Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 1. Wind chill values as low as -25. Windy, with a north northwest wind 15 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Sunday Night: Scattered flurries. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -14. Wind chill values as low as -40. Windy, with a northwest wind 20 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Monday: Patchy blowing snow and scattered flurries before noon. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near -6. Windy, with a west northwest wind 17 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -11.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 14.

Wind Chill Watch remains in effect for parts of w/sw Iowa Sun.-Mon.

Weather

January 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY and POTTAWATTAMIE Counties: WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.
MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT and PAGE Counties: WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

WIND CHILL VALUES…WIND CHILLS WILL REACH AS LOW AS 30 TO 40 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.

* TIMING…ALTHOUGH WIND CHILL VALUES COULD TOUCH 20 BELOW SUNDAY MORNING…A PROLONGED PERIOD OF WIND CHILL VALUES OF 25 BELOW ZERO OR COLDER WILL BEGIN SUNDAY AFTERNOON…REACHING THE COLDEST SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING. WIND CHILLS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN COLDER THAN 20 BELOW ZERO AT LEAST THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WIND CHILL WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS TO CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND WARNINGS FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

Wind Chill Warning in effect 6-am Sunday until Noon Tuesday

Weather

January 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD- 414 AM CST SAT JAN 4 2014 …

WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO NOON CST TUESDAY

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO NOON CST TUESDAY. THE WIND CHILL WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING…AN ARCTIC AIRMASS AND INCREASING NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS WILL DROP INTO THE AREA LATE TODAY AND TONIGHT AND REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH TUESDAY. WIND CHILL VALUES WILL DROP TO 20 BELOW ON SUNDAY. THE COLDEST AIR WILL BE IN PLACE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY.

* WIND CHILL VALUES…AN EXTENDED PERIOD WITH EXTREME WIND CHILL VALUES OF 20 TO 35 BELOW ZERO WILL OCCUR. LIFE THREATENING WIND CHILL VALUES SUNDAY NIGHT TROUGH MONDAY MORNING OF 35 TO 50 BELOW ARE EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS…EXTREME WIND CHILLS OF THIS MAGNITUDE CAN RESULT IN FROST BITE IN MINUTES AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF EXTREMELY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE LIFE THREATENING LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

Wind Chill Watch expanded to include the entire KJAN listening area

Weather

January 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ADDED COUNTIES: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR AND RINGGOLD…336 PM CST FRI JAN 3 2014

WIND CHILL WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING…THIS IS IN ADDITION TO AN EARLIER WATCH POSTED FOR WESTERN/SW IA.

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

* TIMING…AN ARCTIC AIRMASS AND INCREASING WINDS WILL ARRIVE SUNDAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY.

* WIND CHILL VALUES…DANGEROUS TO LIFE THREATENING WIND CHILL VALUES WILL OCCUR THROUGH THE PERIOD…WITH THE WORST CONDITIONS EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY WHEN WIND CHILL VALUES MAY DROP TO 35 TO 45 BELOW ZERO AT TIMES. WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND REMAIN AT 15 TO 30 MPH SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…EXTREME WIND CHILLS OF THIS MAGNITUDE CAN RESULT IN FROST BITE IN MINUTES AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL WATCH MEANS THE THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS TO CREATE DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING WIND CHILL VALUES. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND WARNINGS FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

Wind Chill Watch for western/sw IA Sunday afternoon through Mon. evening

Weather

January 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE

WIND CHILL WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGEWIND CHILL WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL WATCH FOR LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING THROUGH LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING.

* WIND CHILL VALUES…WIND CHILLS WILL REACH AS LOW AS 30 TO 40 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.

* TIMING…WIND CHILLS WILL FALL TO 20 BELOW ZERO OR COLDER BEGINNNING ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON…PEAKING ON SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING. WIND CHILLS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN COLDER THAN 20 BELOW ZERO AT LEAST THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL WATCH MEANS THE THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS TO CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND WARNINGS FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

Special Weather Statement for blowing/drifting snow

Weather

January 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD- CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS-…
1001 AM CST FRI JAN 3 2014

A STRONG SOUTH WIND WILL PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

A SOUTH WIND AT 20 TO 35 MPH WITH LOCALLY HIGHER GUSTS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS. THE STRONG WIND WILL PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. DRIFTING SNOW OVER ROADWAYS  WILL PRODUCE SLICK AREAS SO USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING…ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS. IN ADDITION TO THE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW…THE STRONG WINDS WILL KEEP WIND CHILL VALUES AROUND 15 BELOW THROUGH
EARLY AFTERNOON.

Coldest air in a decade headed for Iowa, NWS says

News, Weather

January 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say even colder weather has been detected on its way to much of Iowa and the Midwest.  In an urgent winter weather message, the National Weather Service warned Friday morning that more life-threatening cold will hit the region Saturday night or Sunday morning. The service says temperatures could plummet to minus 30 and wind child readings could reach minus 60 and remain dangerously low through Tuesday morning. The service says “this will be the coldest air seen across the area since February 1996.”

Most of Iowa is in a deep freeze Friday morning. The weather service reported overnight lows of minus 20 in Waterloo, for example. In Des Moines the low temperature of minus 6 overnight has risen 3 above zero.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast, Fri. – 1/3/14

Podcasts, Weather

January 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area: Fri., 1/3/14

Weather

January 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

**Wind Chill Advisory in effect until 9-a.m.**

Today: Patchy blowing snow between noon and 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 25. Wind chill values as low as -25. Windy, with a south wind 13 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 26. Windy, with a south southwest wind 13 to 22 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 16 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as zero. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 0. Wind chill values as low as -15. North wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Sunday: Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 7. Blustery, with a northwest wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -15. Blustery.

Monday: Partly sunny and cold, with a high near -5. Blustery.

Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 9-a.m. Friday

Weather

January 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISONSAC-CRAWFORD AND CARROLL….

351 AM CST FRI JAN 3 2014

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING…

* WIND CHILL VALUES…15 BELOW TO 25 BELOW ZERO

* WINDS…SOUTH 5 TO 15 MPH

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.