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Record Low temperatures in Atlantic 2 consecutive days

News, Weather

March 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic broke two consecutive days of record low temperatures today and Sunday. For the 24-hour reporting period that ended today at 7-a.m., the low in Atlantic for March 2nd was -12. That broke the old record of -11 set on that date in 1913. The record low for today, March 3rd, was also broken at 7-a.m., when we recorded a temperature of -11. That broke the record set on this date in 2002.

For the month of February, the average High was 25.1 degrees, which was 10-degrees below normal. The average Low was -1, which was 16 degrees below normal. Precipitation for the month amounted to just under an inch, at 0.93, which is near normal.

The normal, average High for the month of February is 35.4, with the normal average Low 15.2.  Precipitation is normally .96.  KJAN is the OFFICIAL National Weather Service reporting site for Atlantic.

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties

Weather

March 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

331 AM CST MON MAR 3 2014

WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING(Until 11-a.m. for MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT & PAGE COUNTIES)

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. BITTERLY COLD. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH. WIND CHILL READINGS 15 TO 20 BELOW.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. VERY COLD. HIGH 10 TO 15. EAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON. LOWEST WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 15 BELOW IN THE MORNING. TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.          TUESDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. LOW 15 TO 20. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.                                                                                                                                WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW 15 TO 20. HIGH 28 TO 37.

Wind Chill Advisory in effect through late Monday morning

Weather

March 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

334 PM CST SUN MAR 2 2014

WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST MONDAY

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6-P.M. SUNDAY UNTIL 9 AM CST MONDAY. THE ADVISORY WILL BEGIN AT 9-PM SUNDAY AND RUN UNTIL 11-AM MONDAY FOR THE FAR WEST/SW COUNTIES IN THE KJAN LISTENING AREA.

* WINDS…NORTH WINDS OF 10 TO 15 MPH WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS ARE EXPECTED INTO THE EVENING. WINDS WILL BECOME LIGHTER OVERNIGHT AND WILL BE FROM THE NORTH AT AROUND 5 TO 10 MPH BY DAYBREAK MONDAY.

* TEMPERATURES/WIND CHILL VALUES…TEMPERATURES WILL DROP WELL BELOW ZERO OVERNIGHT. THE COMBINATION OF THESE VERY COLD TEMPERATURES AND THE WIND WILL PRODUCE WIND CHILLS OF 20 TO 30 BELOW ZERO THROUGH MID MORNING MONDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties: Sun., 3/2/14

Weather

March 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Wind Chill Advisory in effect until Noon for Counties along & south of I-80; Wind  Chill Warning in effect until Noon for Counties north of I-80.

Today: Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 1. Wind chill values as low as -25. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around -18. Wind chill values as low as -30. North wind 5 to 11 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 10. Wind chill values as low as -30. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -2. Wind chill values as low as -15. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. South wind around 6 mph becoming east in the afternoon.                                                                                                                                           Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26.

Wind Chill Advisories & warnings remain in effect Sunday

News, Weather

March 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-ADAMS-TAYLOR-UNION & RINGGOLD; 330 AM CST SUN MAR 2 2014

WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY

* WINDS…NORTH WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS.

* TEMPERATURES/WIND CHILL VALUES…TEMPERATURES WELL BELOW ZERO ARE EXPECTED THIS MORNING. THE COMBINATION OF THESE COLD TEMPERATURES AND WINDS WILL PRODUCE BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS OF 20 TO 30 BELOW ZERO THROUGH THIS MORNING.

AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-CRAWFORD & CARROLL COUNTIES: WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON TODAY…

* WIND CHILL VALUES….WILL RANGE FROM 25 TO 32 BELOW ZERO THIS MORNING. BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS FROM 25 TO 30 BELOW ARE EXPECTED AGAIN SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…THESE COLD WIND CHILL VALUES COULD CAUSE FROST BITE ON UNPROTECTED SKIN IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.

Winter Weather & Wind Chill Advisories remain in effect

Weather

March 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-
3:36-p.m. CST 3/1/2014
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON
CST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND
CHILL ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON
CST SUNDAY.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL INCREASE ACROSS
  THE AREA INTO THE EARLY EVENING. SNOWFALL RATES OF UP TO ONE
  HALF INCH PER HOUR WILL BECOME COMMON WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER
  RATES. THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO TAPER TO FLURRIES BY MIDNIGHT.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...TWO TO FIVE INCHES OF SNOW IS
  EXPECTED BY LATE THIS EVENING.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTH WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WILL PRODUCE
  BLOWING SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE
  AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS. WINDS OVERNIGHT INTO SUNDAY
  MORNING WILL BE 10 TO 15 MPH FROM THE NORTH.

* TEMPERATURES/WIND CHILL VALUES...TEMPERATURES WELL BELOW ZERO
  ARE EXPECTED OVERNIGHT. THE COMBINATION OF THESE COLD
  TEMPERATURES AND WINDS WILL PRODUCE BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS OF
  20 TO 30 BELOW ZERO LATE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT DUE TO THE FALLING AND
  BLOWING SNOW. FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA MAY ALSO OCCUR IF
  PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

COUNTIES: ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-
336 PM CST SAT MAR 1 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST
SUNDAY...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOWFALL WILL EXPAND
  ACROSS SOUTHERN IOWA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SNOWFALL
  RATES OF UP TO ONE HALF INCH PER HOUR CAN BE EXPECTED WITH
  LOCALIZED HIGHER RATES.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...THREE TO SIX INCHES OF SNOW ARE
  EXPECTED BY LATE TONIGHT WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS TOWARD THE
  MISSOURI BORDER.

COUNTIES: FREMONT-PAGE
330 PM CST SAT MAR 1 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST
SUNDAY.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION LATE THIS
  AFTERNOON...TAPERING TO FLURRIES BY SUNDAY MORNING.

* SNOW AMOUNTS...SNOWFALL OF 3 TO 6 INCHES IS EXPECTED.

Wind Chill Warning in effect at midnight Saturday (3/1-2/14)

Weather

March 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CRAWFORD-CARROLL
336 PM CST SAT MAR 1 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...
...WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST SUNDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL WARNING., 
WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST SUNDAY. THE WIND CHILL 
WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. 
* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL BE ENDING BY LATE AFTERNOON.

* SNOW AMOUNTS...SNOWFALL OF 3 TO 5 INCHES HAS BEEN REPORTED.
  LITTLE ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED.

* WIND CHILL VALUES...WIND CHILL VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO DROP TO 30
  TO 35 BELOW ZERO LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...NORTHERLY WINDS AT 10 TO 20 MPH WILL HELP CREATE AREAS
  OF REDUCED VISIBILITY ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS. BITTER COLD
  TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED AGAIN SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING.

Clarinda to enact Emergency Snow Ordinance

News, Weather

March 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers said Saturday “Since Winter Storm “Titan” is bearing down on us, The City of Clarinda will be enacting the Emergency Snow Ordinance as soon as 2 inches of snow accumulates (No parking on any street until streets are plowed and the snow ceases to fall-probably sometime late Sunday night).”

Skyscan Forecast 03-01-2014

Podcasts, Weather

March 1st, 2014 by Chris Parks

Today:  Snow, mainly after 2pm. High near 7. Wind chill values as low as -15. Blustery, with a north northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tonight: Snow, mainly before 2am. Low around -11. Wind chill values as low as -30. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 0. Wind chill values as low as -30. North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -19. Wind chill values as low as -30. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 8. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 19.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27.

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Winter Weather Advisories and Wind Chill Watch in Place Today into Tonight

Weather

March 1st, 2014 by Chris Parks

...WIDESPREAD SNOW AND BITTERLY COLD WIND CHILLS THIS WEEKEND...

.ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS IOWA IOWA TODAY AS
ARCTIC AIR PUSHES SOUTH ACROSS THE STATE. SNOWFALL THIS WEEKEND
WILL RANGE FROM AROUND TWO INCHES NORTH TO FIVE IN THE SOUTH.
BRISK WINDS...THE FLUFFY NATURE OF THE SNOW WILL ALSO LEAD TO
SOME CONSIDERABLE DRIFTING OF SNOW AND MINOR BLOWING SNOW.
TEMPERATURES WILL FALL WELL BELOW ZERO WILL TONIGHT WITH
DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS BY DAYBREAK SUNDAY. ADDITIONAL WIND
CHILL ADVISORIES OR WARNINGS MAY BE REQUIRED SUNDAY AND SUNDAY
NIGHT.

-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-
344 AM CST SAT MAR 1 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO 6 AM CST SUNDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN FROM WEST TO EAST AROUND MIDDAY TODAY.
  THE SNOW WILL END LATE TONIGHT. BITTERLY COLD WIND CHILLS AND
  MINOR BLOWING SNOW CAN BE EXPECTED OVERNIGHT.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...THREE TO FIVE INCHES OF SNOW
  ARE EXPECTED BY LATE TONIGHT WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS TOWARD
  THE MISSOURI BORDER.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTH WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WILL LIKELY
  PRODUCE BLOWING SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES...ESPECIALLY IN
  OPEN AREAS.

* TEMPERATURES/WIND CHILL VALUES...LOWS WILL DIP INTO THE SINGLE
  DIGITS BELOW ZERO TONIGHT WITH WIND CHILLS OFTEN IN THE TEENS
  AND 20S BELOW ZERO.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BE IMPACT FOR AROUND A 12 HOUR PERIOD
  SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA MAY
  ALSO OCCUR IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

FREMONT-PAGE-

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO
NOON CST SUNDAY...

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION LATE THIS
  AFTERNOON...TAPERING TO FLURRIES BY SUNDAY MORNING.

* SNOW AMOUNTS...SNOWFALL OF 3 TO 6 INCHES IS EXPECTED.

* WIND CHILL VALUES...WIND CHILL VALUES WILL RANGE DROP TO 20 TO
  25 BELOW ZERO LATE TONIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...NORTHERLY WINDS AT 15 TO 20 MPH WILL HELP CREATE AREAS
  OF REDUCED VISIBILITY ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS. TRAVEL MAY
  EVENTUALLY BECOME DIFFICULT. BITTER COLD TEMPERATURES ARE
  EXPECTED AGAIN SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING.

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS
MORNING TO 6 AM CST SUNDAY...
...WIND CHILL WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WIND
CHILL WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION TODAY AND END
  TONIGHT.

* SNOW AMOUNTS...SNOWFALL OF 3 TO 5 INCHES IS EXPECTED.

* WIND CHILL VALUES...WIND CHILL VALUES WILL RANGE FROM 10 TO 20
  BELOW ZERO TODAY. WIND CHILL VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO DROP TO 30
  TO 35 BELOW ZERO LATE TONIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...NORTHERLY WINDS AT 15 TO 20 MPH WILL HELP CREATE AREAS
  OF REDUCED VISIBILITY ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS. TRAVEL MAY
  EVENTUALLY BECOME DIFFICULT. BITTER COLD TEMPERATURES ARE
  EXPECTED AGAIN SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING.