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February 27th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

331 AM CST THU FEB 27 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. VERY COLD. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY. VERY COLD. HIGH 5 TO 10 ABOVE. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST IN THE AFTERNOON. LOWEST WIND CHILL READINGS 15 TO 20 BELOW IN THE MORNING.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. LIGHT SNOW LIKELY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. WARMER. SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 1 INCH. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT.

FRIDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. LOWEST WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 15 BELOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SATURDAY…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN SNOW LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. COLDER. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE. HIGH 5 TO 10 ABOVE. NORTH WIND AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 60 PERCENT. WIND CHILL  READINGS 15 TO 20 BELOW.

SATURDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. LOW ZERO TO 5 BELOW.

SUNDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGH 5 TO 10 ABOVE.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather Forecast: Wed., Feb. 26th 2014

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February 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The (podcast) Freese-Notis weather forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather data for Atlantic.

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Winter Weather Advisory for parts of the KJAN listening area

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February 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SAC-CARROLL-DALLAS COUNTIES. 355 AM CST WED FEB 26 2014
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 AM  THURSDAY.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 AM THURSDAY.

* TIMING…BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS ARE EXPECTED EARLY THIS MORNING. BLOWING SNOW IS EXPECTED FROM THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…SOUTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED THIS MORNING BECOMING STRONG THIS AFTERNOON AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH. THE WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST TONIGHT AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH. BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES BELOW ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT.

* WIND CHILL VALUES…VALUES OF 20 TO 25 BELOW ZERO ARE EXPECTED EARLY THIS MORNING.

* IMPACTS…BLOWING SNOW ACROSS ROADS WILL PRODUCE SLICK AREAS AS SNOW BUILDS UP ON THE ROAD SURFACE. TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS BY LATER THIS AFTERNOON.

Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 8-a.m. today

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February 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CRAWFORD-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-ADAIR-MADISON-SAC-CARROLL-DALLAS COUNTIES…. 355 AM CST WED FEB 26 2014

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM.

* WINDS…SOUTHWEST AT 5 TO 10 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES/WIND CHILL VALUES…VALUES OF 20 TO 25 BELOW ARE EXPECTED EARLY THIS MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.

NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Wed., 2/26/14

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February 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today: Patchy blowing snow after noon. Sunny, with a high near 26. Wind chill values as low as -15. Windy, with a west southwest wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.
Tonight: Patchy blowing snow before 11pm. Mostly clear, with a low around -3. Wind chill values as low as -15. Breezy, with a west wind 13 to 17 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.

Thursday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 8. Wind chill values as low as -20. North northwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon.
Thursday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -15. Southeast wind 8 to 13 mph.

Friday: A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 22. Southeast wind 6 to 15 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 0.

Saturday: A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy and cold, with a high near 6.
Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around -2.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy and cold, with a high near 9.

Snowfall report: Tue., Feb. 25 2014

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February 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Here are some of the observed snowfall reports for the past 24-hours as of 7-a.m. today (2/25), as compiled by the National Weather Service in Des Moines. (Will be updated)

Reports submitted by NWS trained spotters….

Atlantic/KJAN, 1.9-inches (.09 liquid precip.); Adair, 3.2-inches; Carroll, 2.8-inches; Denison, 2.5-inches; Jamaica & Yale (Guthrie County), 2.4-inches; Sac City, 2-inches; Audubon, 1.3-inches; Bedford, 1.2-inches; Massena, 1.0-inches.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Tue., Feb 25 2014

Podcasts, Weather

February 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The (podcast) Freese-Notis weather forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather data for Atlantic.

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Wind Chill Advisory issued for parts of western/central IA on Wed.

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February 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-ADAIR and MADISON COUNTIES: WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AMCST WEDNESDAY

354 AM CST TUE FEB 25 2014

* WINDS…NORTHWEST WINDS AT 10 TO 20 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST AT 5 TO 10 MPH BY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* TEMPERATURES/WIND CHILL VALUES…TEMPERATURES WILL DROP INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO OVERNIGHT. THE COMBINATION OF THESE TEMPERATURES AND THE WIND WILL PRODUCE WIND CHILLS OF 20 TO 30 BELOW ZERO OVERNIGHT.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Tue., 2/25/14

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February 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 3:56-a.m.)

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 17. Wind chill values as low as -10. Northwest wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around -3. Wind chill values as low as -15. North northwest wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 26. Wind chill values as low as -15. Windy, with a west southwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 0. Wind chill values as low as -20. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 13 to 16 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.

Thursday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 10. North wind 7 to 11 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2.

Friday: A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 15.

Adair & Guthrie Storm Spotter Class March 19th followed by Severe Weather Awareness Week

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February 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Adair and Guthrie County Emergency Management Agencies will be hosting their joint 2014 Storm Spotter Class at the Menlo Community Center at 7:00 PM on the 19th of March.  According to Robert Kempf, Coordinator for the agencies, the class is free and open to the public.

The next week March 24-28, 2014, has been designated as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa. For each day during Severe Weather Awareness Week, a different subject will be featured:

Monday – Flash Floods

Tuesday – Weather Warnings

Wednesday – Tornadoes

Thursday – Severe Thunderstorms

Friday – Family Preparedness

The highlight of Severe Weather Awareness Week is the annual tornado drill scheduled for Wednesday, March 26 at approximately 10 a.m. Schools, businesses, state and local governments, and individuals are strongly encouraged to participate in the drill. Additional information about the tornado drill can be found on local NWS websites.

During Severe Weather Awareness Week, HSEMD will post information on individual and family preparedness at www.BeReady.iowa.gov, including podcasts, public service announcements and videos. The NWS the National Weather Service (NWS) will promote severe weather safety on their websites and by issuing informative public information statements.

Additional information about severe weather and family safety can be found at: www.BeReady.iowa.gov.