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Climatologist: 2013 weather pattern doesn’t bode well for crop production

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

May 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The month of May is winding down and weather-wise, it’s been marked by extremes. Elwynn Taylor is climatologist with Iowa State University Extension. He notes the state broke a record from 1947 for May snowfall and also set record high temperatures for the month. “When we get extremes like that, it is not considered a good omen for what will come with the season,” Taylor says. Taylor notes 2013 has mirrored the weather of 1947 – and that doesn’t bode well for corn and soybean production this year.

“1947 is in the category of being one of the six worst years for crop production and that includes the Dust Bowl,” Taylor says. Like this year, 1947 was marked by a very wet spring. “Then, it went hot and dry in the middle of July and August. That’s when the destruction to the corn came in,” Taylor said. With around 25-percent of Iowa’s corn yet to be planted as we approach Memorial Day, Taylor says corn yields will likely be below trend once again this year.

(Radio Iowa)

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: Sat. 5/25/13

Weather

May 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

EARLY THIS MORNING…WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS NEAR 100 PERCENT.

TODAY…WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH 68 TO 74. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS NEAR 100 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MEMORIAL DAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: May 24th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

May 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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

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National Weather Service forecast for Cass & area Counties

Weather

May 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

344 AM CDT FRI MAY 24 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY...PARTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 40 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

SATURDAY…CLOUDY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW AROUND 60. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MEMORIAL DAY…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

MONDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

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

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Thu., May 23rd 2013

Podcasts, Weather

May 23rd, 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 Cass & area Counties in Iowa

Weather

May 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

344 AM CDT THU MAY 23 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 40S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH AROUND 70. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

SATURDAY…CLOUDY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 70S.

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

MEMORIAL DAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH 76 TO 81. LOW IN THE MID 60S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: May 22nd 2013

Podcasts, Weather

May 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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 & area Counties in Iowa

Weather

May 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

344 AM CDT WED MAY 22 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY. WEST WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

TODAY…CLOUDY. ISOLATED LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. HIGH AROUND 60. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 20 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 40S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE MID 50S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH AROUND 70. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: May 21st, 2013

Podcasts, Weather

May 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the Freese-Notis (podcast) forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, and weather data for Atlantic….

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NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties

Weather

May 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

231 AM CDT TUE MAY 21 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 50. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWES. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S.

FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S.