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Patchy Dense Fog this morning

Weather

May 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS-ADAIR-ADAMS-
722 AM CDT TUE MAY 28 2013

…PATCHY DENSE FOG TUESDAY MORNING…

AREAS OF PATCHY DENSE FOG WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH
EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED TO A QUARTER OF
A MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Dark and Stormy nights continue….

News, Weather

May 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The weather pattern will remain the same for the next several days with chances for additional thunderstorms increasing again later this afternoon and tonight. Some thunderstorms early this morning over Central Iowa may bring some brief heavy rainfall…but the focus will shift to the southern half of the region again tonight as both a threat for heavy rainfall and a slight risk of severe weather returns. A stronger storm will move into the region later Wednesday evening and Thursday keeping thunderstorm chances in the forecast through Friday.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: May 28th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

May 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the Freese-Notis (podcast) weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….

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NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Tue., May 28th 2013

Weather

May 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Today: **FLASH FLOOD WATCH UNTIL NOON**  Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 10am, then isolated showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 82. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Breezy, with a south wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 66. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a high near 77. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79.
Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

Flash Flood Watch (Update)

Weather

May 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD…

338 AM CDT TUE MAY 28 2013

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CDT TODAY…

THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS CENTRAL IOWA THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. THUNDERSTORMS WILL BECOME MORE SCATTERED THROUGH THE MORNING…HOWEVER STORMS WILL STILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HEAVY RAINFALL…AND MAY TRACK OVER AREAS WHICH HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED RAINFALL OVERNIGHT. HEAVY RAIN WILL FALL ON ALREADY SATURATED SOIL FROM EARLIER HEAVY RAINFALL EVENTS OF THE WEEKEND AND OVERNIGHT MONDAY. HEAVY RAIN ON SATURATED GROUND WOULD CAUSE FLASH FLOODING FAIRLY QUICKLY AND WOULD BE LIFE THREATENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Fremont/Page Counties is cancelled

Weather

May 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 232/ NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE

1202 AM CDT TUE MAY 28 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 232 FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN IOWA THIS CANCELS 2 COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST IOWA FREMONT & PAGE. THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…CLARINDA…FARRAGUT…HAMBURG…SHENANDOAH…SIDNEY AND TABOR.

Severe Weather Statement: Adams/Taylor/Ringgold Counties

Weather

May 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA

1148 PM CDT MON MAY 27 2013 TAYLOR IA-RINGGOLD IA-ADAMS IA-

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHERN ADAMS…WESTERN RINGGOLD AND TAYLOR COUNTIES UNTIL 1230 AM CDT… AT 1142 PM CDT…A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WAS LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES NORTHEAST OF CLARINDA TO 13 MILES SOUTHWEST OF GRANT CITY…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH. HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED. IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES. THIS STORM HAD A HISTORY OF DAMAGING WINDS AS IT MOVED ACROSS NORTHWEST MISSOURI. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… BEDFORD…CORNING…LENOX…NODAWAY…GRAVITY…ATHELSTAN…CONWAY…SHARPSBURG…BLOCKTON…REDDING…MALOY…CLEARFIELD…PRESCOTT…DELPHOS AND BENTON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING. TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER CONTACT YOUR NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. THEY WILL SEND YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES. TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS…AND MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS!

Flash Flood Warning: Montgomery County

Weather

May 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA

1139 PM CDT MON MAY 27 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…CENTRAL MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA… UNTIL 245 AM CDT

* AT 1132 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…RED OAK. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 INCH ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNED AREA IN THE NEXT HOUR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning…Adams, Ringgold & Taylor Counties

Weather

May 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

1132 PM CDT MON MAY 27 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

SOUTHERN ADAMS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA

WESTERN RINGGOLD COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA

TAYLOR COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA

* UNTIL 1230 AM CDT

* AT 1128 PM CDT…A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WAS LOCATED ALONG A

LINE EXTENDING FROM CLARINDA TO 15 MILES SOUTH OF HOPKINS…AND

MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

BEDFORD…CORNING…LENOX…NEW MARKET…NODAWAY…GRAVITY…

ATHELSTAN…CONWAY…SHARPSBURG…BLOCKTON…REDDING…MALOY…

CLEARFIELD…PRESCOTT…DELPHOS AND BENTON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A

BUILDING.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS…AND MAY LEAD TO

FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS!

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Flood Advisory for Shelby County until Tues. Morning

Weather

May 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

324 PM CDT MON MAY 27 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A FLOOD ADVISORY FOR SHELBY COUNTY UNTIL 315 AM CDT TUESDAY 

AT 322 PM CDT…THE WEST NISHNABOTNA RIVER IN SHELBY COUNTY WAS RUNNING HIGH AND MINOR FLOODING MAY BE OCCURRING. HEAVY RAIN OCCURRED IN THE AREA AND UPSTREAM IN THE PAST 24 HOURS. MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE THROUGH TONIGHT.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE MINOR FLOODING INCLUDE… LOCATIONS ALONG THE RIVER FROM NORTH OF IRWIN TO SOUTH OF HARLAN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.