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KJAN listening area/Nat’l Weather Svc. forecast: Sat., Nov. 15 2014

Weather

November 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(Forecast updated at 4:14-a.m.)

**Winter Weather Advisory for the entire area from 9-am until Midnight, Saturday**

Today - Snow, mainly after 10-am (1-3″ possible). High near 29. S/SE wind @ 10. Wind chill values as low as 10. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Tonight – Snow, mainly before 1- am (an additional 1″ is possible). Low around 9. S/SE winds @ 5-15 mph becoming W/NW after midnight. Wind chill values as low as -5. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Sunday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 22. W/NW winds @ 10-15 becoming southwesterly during the afternoon. Wind chill values as low as -5.
Sunday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 6. W/SW winds @ 10-20mph w/gusts to 25. Wind chill values as low as -10.

Monday – Partly sunny & windy. High near 17. NW winds @ 15-30.
Monday Night – Partly cloudy & blustery, with a low around 1.

Tuesday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 24.

Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect 9am-to Midnight Sat.

Weather

November 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-332 PM CST FRI NOV 14 2014

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM SATURDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST SATURDAY NIGHT…

* TIMING…SNOW SHOULD DEVELOP OVER THE AREA SATURDAY MORNING…POSSIBLY AS EARLY AS 9 AM BUT ESPECIALLY BY NOON. THE SNOW WILL INCREASE INTO SATURDAY AFTERNOON THEN TAPER OFF BY MIDNIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SHOULD GENERALLY BE 2 TO 3 INCHES.

Weather Advisory hours extended: Now 9-am to Midnight, Saturday

Weather

November 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES:SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

339 PM CST FRI NOV 14 2014

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM SATURDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST SATURDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING OR SHORT TERM TRENDS…SNOW WILL SPREAD INTO WESTERN IOWA ON SATURDAY MORNING…AND OVER THE REST OF CENTRAL IOWA ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL PERSIST INTO SATURDAY EVENING BEFORE ENDING OVERNIGHT.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW WILL BE COMMON…WITH SOME LOCAL AMOUNTS TO 5 INCHES. THE GREATEST ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS NORTHERN IOWA…MAINLY NORTH OF U.S. HIGHWAY 20 WITH LIGHTEST AMOUNTS IN FAR SOUTHERN IOWA.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO AROUND A MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. WINDS WILL BE SOUTHEAST AT 5 TO 10 MPH.

* IMPACTS…ROADWAYS WILL BECOME SLICK IN PLACES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

(Update) Winter Weather Advisory – western/s.w. Iowa

Weather

November 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-
1119 AM CST FRI NOV 14 2014

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM SATURDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST SATURDAY NIGHT…

* TIMING…SNOW SHOULD DEVELOP OVER THE AREA SATURDAY MORNING..
POSSIBLY AS EARLY AS 9 AM BUT ESPECIALLY BY NOON. THE SNOW WILL INCREASE INTO SATURDAY AFTERNOON THEN TAPER OFF OR END SATURDAY EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SHOULD GENERALLY BE 2 TO 4 INCHES.

* IMPACTS…VISIBILITIES WILL DROP TO LESS THAN 1 MILE IN THE
STEADIER SNOW AND ROADS COULD BECOME SNOW-PACKED AND SLICK.

Winter Weather Advisory (Update)

Weather

November 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD
1000 AM CST FRI NOV 14 2014

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM CST SATURDAY...

* TIMING OR SHORT TERM TRENDS…SNOW WILL SPREAD INTO WESTERN IOWA BY SUNRISE…AND OVER THE REST OF THE STATE BY MIDDAY.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED…WITH SOME LOCAL AMOUNTS TO 4 INCHES. THE GREATEST ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS NORTHERN IOWA…MAINLY NORTH OF U.S. HIGHWAY 20.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO AROUND A MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. WINDS WILL BE SOUTHEAST AT 5 TO 10 MPH.

* IMPACTS…ROADWAYS WILL BECOME SLICK IN PLACES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Look for 1-3″ of snow statewide tomorrow, not Snowmageddon

News, Weather

November 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With more than a month of fall left on the calendar, a winter storm is approaching Iowa that threatens to dump several inches of snow on the state tomorrow (Saturday). It’s already prompting doom-and-gloom predictions about how we may be facing one of the worst winters since the 1800s. Meteorologist Jeff Zogg, at the National Weather Service, says to relax, for now, it’s not Snowmageddon.

“Amounts will be relatively light, however, with it being our first snowfall, we’ll definitely have to be careful,” Zogg says. “We’re looking for amounts anywhere in the one-to-three inch range.” Some areas of the state could see isolated pockets of four or more inches of snow, while temperatures will remain well below normal, with highs mostly in the 20s. Strong winds blowing around the light snow may impact visibility while roads across much of Iowa will likely be quite slick. Zogg says an advisory runs from 9 A-M to 9 P-M on Saturday.

“We do have a winter weather advisory covering basically the western two-thirds of Iowa,” Zogg says. “That is just to call attention to the wintery weather we’re expecting tomorrow. Again, accumulations should be fairly light but with it being the first system of the season, we just want people to be extra-careful when they’re out and about.” A report attributed to the state climatologist indicates the last time Iowa had a cold spell this early during October and November was in 1991 — which led to the coldest November since 1880. Zogg says we don’t need to trade in our cars for dogs and sleds, not yet.

“We have heard the speculation about that, however, our official outlook right now is still calling for equal chances for temperatures for the winter season,” Zogg says. “That means there’s no strong indication it would be above, near or below normal at this time.” The long-range winter forecast for Iowa will be updated next Thursday. Keep up with the forecast at weather-dot-gov.

(Radio Iowa)

Winter Weather Advisory in effect Saturday across most of Iowa

Weather

November 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM CST SATURDAY FOR: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD COUNTIES;  AND UNTIL MIDNIGHT SATURDAY FOR:  MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE COUNTIES.Advisory

* TIMING OR SHORT TERM TRENDS…SNOW WILL SPREAD INTO WESTERN IOWA BY SUNRISE…AND OVER THE REST OF THE STATE BY NOON.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…AN ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED WITH SOME LOCAL AMOUNTS TO 4 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO AROUND A MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. WINDS WILL BE SOUTHEAST AT 5 TO 15 MPH.

* IMPACTS…ROADWAYS WILL BECOME SLICK IN PLACES. WITH THE LIGHT CONSISTENCY OF THE SNOW…DRIFTING WILL OCCUR IN OPEN AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

 

NWS/KJAN listening area weather forecast: 11/14/14

Weather

November 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

353 AM CST FRI NOV 14 2014

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM CST SATURDAY

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. COLDER. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TODAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY BEFORE MIDNIGHT AND EARLY MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW 10 TO 15. SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

SATURDAY…A CHANCE OF SNOW BEFORE NOON. SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 2 INCHES. HIGH AROUND 30. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW NEAR 100 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE. LOW AROUND 10. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. LOW AROUND 10. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S.

Measurable snow expected over much of Iowa this weekend

News, Weather

November 13th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Scattered flurries are flying across much of the state, but no accumulation of snow is expected. A more significant snow event is coming over the weekend, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Craig Cogill.  “As we move into Saturday and Saturday night, we are going to see a system move through the Midwest producing snow across the entire state of Iowa, generally 1 to 3 inches,” Cogill said. “The good thing is there will be very little wind with the snowfall, so it shouldn’t have too big of an impact.” The weekend snowfall will likely stick around for a while, as temperatures are not expected to climb above freezing anytime too soon.

“We are going to see the cold weather stick around into next week, really little relief seen in any way of warming up,” Cogill said. Prior to Saturday’s snow, the forecast calls for mostly clear conditions tonight (Thursday), with lows across the state ranging from zero to the mid-teens. Friday will be sunny with highs in the 20s to low 30s.

(Radio Iowa)

NWS/KJAN listening area weather forecast: Thu., 11/13/2014

Weather

November 13th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

356 AM CST THU NOV 13 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED FLURRIES. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…SUNNY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW 15 TO 20. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

SATURDAY…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 80 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOW 10 TO 15.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. LOW 10 TO 15.