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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

Weather

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.

SkyScan forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Fri., Aug. 9th 2013

Weather

August 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 7 mph in the morning.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southeast wind around 6 mph.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 84. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.

Monday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Thu., Aug. 8th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

August 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The latest (podcast) forecast for the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic…

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NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties: Thu., Aug. 8th 2013

Weather

August 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

344 AM CDT THU AUG 8 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING...PARTLY CLOUDY. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH AROUND 80. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING…THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. LIGHT WIND BECOMING NORTH UP TO 5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 60. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S.

SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Wed., Aug. 7th, 2013

Podcasts, Weather

August 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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

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Nat’l. Weather Service forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA

Weather

August 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

343 AM CDT WED AUG 7 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 60. NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. EAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW AROUND 60. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 20 PERCENT.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH AROUND 80.

Storm Wind & Hail reports (early Wed. morning 8/7/13)

Weather

August 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

1:16-a.m.  1.5″ diameter hail ( quarter to ping-pong ball-sized) and heavy rain 11 miles N/NE of Corning in Adams County (reported by the public).

12:47-a.m. 1″ diameter (1/4-sized) hail reported N/NE of Massena in Cass County. (observed by a trained storm spotter)

Severe Weather update: Adams/Ringgold/Union/Taylor Counties

Weather

August 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

UNION IA-TAYLOR IA-RINGGOLD IA-ADAMS IA-
145 AM CDT WED AUG 7 2013

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ADAMS...
NORTHWESTERN RINGGOLD...NORTHEASTERN TAYLOR AND SOUTHWESTERN UNION
COUNTIES UNTIL 200 AM CDT...

AT 141 AM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 6 MILES EAST OF
LENOX...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

HAZARD...HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL AND 60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO
         ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
CLEARFIELD...ARISPE...SHANNON CITY AND DIAGONAL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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