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NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties: 12/12/15

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December 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG. NORTH WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

TODAY…CLOUDY. AREAS OF FOG THROUGH MID MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN BEFORE NOON. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON…THEN LIGHT RAIN LIKELY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 60 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…LIGHT SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…RAIN. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 90 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT…RAIN THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN LIGHT RAIN AND A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY…COLDER. LOW IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 90 PERCENT.

MONDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND LIGHT SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY…COLDER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.

TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S.

 

KJAN listening area forecast: Friday, 12/11/15

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December 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH AROUND 50. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 40S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…RAIN. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 90 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT…RAIN THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN RAIN AND SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY…COLDER. LOW IN THE MID 30S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 80 PERCENT.

MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S.

 

Special Weather Statement – Strong winds today

Weather

December 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: GUTHRIE-DALLAS-ADAIR-MADISON-UNION-RINGGOLD-
1019 AM CST THU DEC 10 2015

…STRONG WINDS LATE THIS MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON…

A FAST MOVING WEATHER SYSTEM IS BRINGING STRONG WINDS TO MUCH OF CENTRAL IOWA THIS MORNING. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST FOR THE REST OF THE MORNING AND INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS BEFORE GRADUALLY DIMINISHING FROM WEST TO EAST DURING THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON. PERIODS OF SUSTAINED WINDS OVER 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO 45 MPH WILL BE COMMON DURING THIS TIME.

TRAVELERS IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ON NORTH TO SOUTH ROADS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION IN THESE WINDS.

Record warmth in today’s forecast, but enjoy it while you can

News, Weather

December 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Some Iowans may be rocking shorts and t-shirts this (Thursday) afternoon as they wash their cars or rake leaves, a rare treat for December. Forecasters are predicting unseasonably warm weather with possible new record high temperatures. Meteorologist Frank Boksa, at the National Weather Service, says parts of the state will see highs that are 20-to-25 degrees warmer than the norm. “Mainly southern Iowa is on tap for seeing some very warm temperatures, possibly record-breaking temperatures,” Boksa says. “We’re looking at highs near 60, mainly for locations south of Highway 30.”

Most of northern Iowa will see highs a bit cooler. For example, Mason City may reach 50 this afternoon, still not bad, considering the normal high is only 30. The Facebook page of the National Weather Service’s Des Moines bureau features “remember when” pictures from December 8th and 9th of a few years ago, when huge snowdrifts coated much of the state. “That was 2009 that we were advertising,” Boksa says. “That was a blizzard. It was an event that came through in about a 24- to 36-hour period and the Des Moines area had 15 inches of snow.”

While he refused to try and predict whether Iowa will have a “white Christmas,” Boksa did say the chances are rising for snow on the ground by December 25th, as a cold front will be rolling into the state in about a week’s time. Boksa says, “After seeing highs in the 50s and 60s, by next week, mid-to-late week, Thursday-Friday timeframe, we’re looking at highs in the mid-20s across the north and only around freezing for Des Moines and southern locations.”

The weather center at a television station in eastern Iowa is boasting a chart that claims northern Iowa has a 75-percent chance of a white Christmas, 50-percent for central Iowa, and about a 33-percent chance for the state’s southern third.

(Radio Iowa)

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 12/10/15

Weather

December 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly Cloudy to Cloudy & windy. High near 59. NW @ 15-30+.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Variable winds @ 5-10.
Tomorrow: Mo. Cloudy. High around 50. E @ 10-15
Tom. Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Saturday: Cloudy w/a 40% chance of rain, mainly after noon. High near 48. NE @ 10-15. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Saturday Night: An 80% chance of rain. Low around 37.New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday: Cloudy w/a 50% chance of rain. High near 42.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 56. Our 24-hour low ending today at 7-a.m. was 30. Last year on this date we reached 31 for a High and 27 was the low. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 58 in 1981, while the Record Low was -14 in 1917. Sunrise is at 7:35a.m.. Sunset is 4:50-p.m.

NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area: 12/10/15

Weather

December 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Early this morning: Partly cloudy. Low in the lower 40s. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
Today: Sunny…breezy. High in the upper 50s. West wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 30s. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High in the mid 50s. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph shifting to the southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday: Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Cooler. High in the mid 40s.
Sunday: Light rain likely and a chance of light snow in the morning…then light rain likely in the afternoon. High in the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA, 12/9/15

Weather

December 9th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Early This Morning: Mostly clear. West wind near 10 mph.

Today: Mostly sunny. High in the upper 50s. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy until early morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Low in the lower 40s. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday: Partly sunny through mid morning then clearing. Breezy. High in the upper 50s. West wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Friday: Partly sunny. High in the mid 50s. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph shifting to the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday: Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. High in the mid 40s.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 12/8/15

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December 8th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Today: Patchy fog this morning. Otherwise Mo. Sunny. High near 55. SW @ 10-15.
Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Low around 34.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High near 57. SW @ 10-20.
Thursday: P/Cldy to Cldy morning sprinkles possible. High near 50.
Friday: Mostly Cloudy. High near 50.

Monday High in Atlantic was 53. Our 24-hour low ending today at 7-a.m. was 27. Last year on this date we reached 47 for a High and 23 was the low. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 67 in 1946, while the Record Low was -18 in 1917 and 1976. Sunrise is at 7:33a.m.. Sunset is 4:50-p.m.

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties, 12/8/2015

Weather

December 8th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. SOUTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED SPRINKLES IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. WEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S.

 

Dense Fog Advisory cancelled for parts of w.central Iowa

Weather

December 7th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CARROLL-AUDUBON-CASS-COUNTIES..811 AM CST MON DEC 7 2015

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IS CANCELLED…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS CANCELLED THE
DENSE FOG ADVISORY. VISIBILITY HAS IMPROVED ACROSS THE AREA…THIS THE ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

GUTHRIE-DALLAS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD COUNTIES….DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING.

* VISIBILITY…LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE.