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Dense Fog Advisory until 10-p.m. for Cass & area Counties

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January 2nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

656 PM CST MON JAN 2 2017

…DENSE FOG IS DEVELOPING ACROSS SOUTHERN IOWA…

.MOISTURE IS MOVING UP OUT OF MISSOURI ALONG WITH SLIGHTLY WARMER TEMPERATURES. DENSE FOG IS DEVELOPING AS THIS MOISTURE MOVES OVER THE COOLER GROUND. A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH THE REGION LATER THIS EVENING THROUGH TONIGHT. THE STRONG WINDS AND COLDER AIR WILL PRODUCE IMPROVING CONDITIONS LATER TONIGHT.
CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD COUNTIES….DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CST THIS EVENING.

* VISIBILITY…WIDESPREAD VISIBILITY OF A QUARTER MILE AND LESS
THAN A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS…DRIVING WILL BE DIFFICULT WITH LIMITED VISIBILITY. IN
ADDITION…THE DENSE FOG MAY DEPOSIT A LAYER OF ICE ON UNTREATED
ROADS AND WALKWAYS THAT WILL PRODUCE SLICK SPOTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE
REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING, SLOW DOWN, USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS, AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.

Winter Weather Advisory cancelled for Harrison & Shelby Counties

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January 2nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

829 AM CST MON JAN 2 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS CANCELLED THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR HARRISON AND SHELBY COUNTIES. TEMPERATURES ARE NOW ABOVE FREEZING AND EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE FREEZING THROUGH THE DAY. THUS ANY ADDITIONAL PRECIPITATION WILL BE IN THE FORM OF DRIZZLE AND NOT FREEZING DRIZZLE.

THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON FOR MONONA COUNTY. AND, A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY CONTINUES UNTIL NOON FOR AUDUBON, GUTHRIE, CARROLL, CRAWFORD AND SAC COUNTIES IN THE KJAN LISTENING AREA.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 1/2/17

Weather

January 2nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Cloudy w/light rain or drizzle. High near 40. E @ 10-15.

Tonight: Cldy w/light drizzle, light rain or flurries. Low 22. N @ 10-20.

Tomorrow: Cldy & windy w/light snow or flurries. High 26. NW @ 15-30.

Wednesday: P/Cldy. High 18

Thursday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 16.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 37. Our 24-Hour Low (ending at 7-a.m. today) was 19. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 30 and the low was 7. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 59 in 1939. The Record Low was -19 in 1912, 2001 & 2010.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area, 1/2/2017

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January 2nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Early this morning: A chance of drizzle. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 36. East southeast wind around 7 mph.
Today: A chance of drizzle or freezing drizzle before 9am, then drizzle likely between 9am and 1pm, then rain likely after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 41. East southeast wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.
Tonight: A chance of rain before 7pm, then a chance of drizzle between 7pm and midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 21. Blustery, with a light and variable wind becoming north northwest 12 to 17 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 22 by 10am. Wind chill values as low as 5. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 6. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 16.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 14.

Freezing rain advisory until Noon (1/2/17) for Audubon-Guthrie-Carroll-Crawford-Sac Counties

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January 2nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

334 AM CST MON JAN 2 2017

LIGHT FREEZING RAIN EXPECTED INTO EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON… .FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL DEVELOP AND SPREAD ACROSS PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL INTO NORTHERN IOWA THIS MORNING AND CONTINUE INTO EARLY AFTERNOON.

AREAS FARTHER SOUTH MAY HAVE A BRIEF PERIOD OF ICING BUT WILL QUICKLY CHANGEOVER TO ALL RAIN AS TEMPERATURES WARM. TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA WILL REMAIN BELOW FREEZING INTO THIS AFTERNOON ALLOWING FOR ICE ACCUMULATIONS.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS…VERY SPOTTY LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE IS EXPECTED TO BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD THROUGH 6 AM.

* STORM TOTAL ICE ACCUMULATIONS…LESS THAN ONE TENTH INCH.

* IMPACTS…VERY ICY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED LEADING TO HAZARDOUS TRAVEL WITH SLICK ROADS…PARKING LOTS AND ALL UNTREATED SURFACES. SLIPS AND FALLS WILL BE POSSIBLE AS WALKING SURFACES BECOME SLICK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Winter Weather Advisory until Noon today (1/2/17) for Harrison-Shelby-Monona Counties

Weather

January 2nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING DRIZZLE…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY.

* TIMING…DRIZZLE WILL CONTINUE IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA AND WEST CENTRAL IOWA FOR SEVERAL HOURS EARLY THIS MORNING. THERE MAY BE A BREAK IN ACTIVITY FOR A TIME AROUND SUNRISE BEFORE DRIZZLE PICKS UP AGAIN. TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO REMAIN BELOW FREEZING THROUGH ABOUT NOON, SO ANY FREEZING DRIZZLE THAT DOES OCCUR WILL REMAIN ON SURFACES UNTIL THEN.

* MAIN IMPACT…SLIPPERY ROADS AND SIDEWALKS WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. DRIVERS AND WALKERS ARE ADVISED TO USE CAUTION WHILE VENTURING OUT THIS MORNING. ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL ONLY AMOUNT TO A COUPLE OF HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH, BUT THIS IS ENOUGH TO CAUSE PROBLEMS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING DRIZZLE MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES, AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Dec. 2016 Weather Data for Atlantic

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January 1st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Here are the weather stats for Atlantic as we end December and enter January: The Average High temperature in December (recorded at the KJAN Studios, the official National Weather Service site for Atlantic), was 33.9 degrees, which was one-degree warmer than the normal, average high for the month. The average Low was 14.1, which was slightly cooler than the norm of 14.4. The warmest day was on Dec. 25th, when we reached 53 degrees. The low was -17 on the 17th.

Precipitation for the month (melted snow, and rain) amounted to 1.35 inches, which was greater than the 1.11″ average. Snowfall for the month was 1.6 inches. Looking ahead to January, the normal High for the month averages out to 29 degrees, while the normal Low is 19. Precipitation in January usually amounts to just under an inch (.84″).

Total precipitation for 2016 in Atlantic amounted to 42.75 inches. The normal annual precipitation is 34.94.”

NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 1/1/2017

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January 1st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today (New Year’s Day): Increasing clouds, with a high near 39. Wind chill values as low as 5. South wind 6 to 11 mph.
Tonight: A slight chance of drizzle or freezing drizzle between 11pm and midnight, then a chance of drizzle. Cloudy, with a low around 33. Southeast wind 8 to 10 mph.
Monday: A 40 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 43. Southeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Monday Night: A chance of rain, mixing with freezing rain after 11pm, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Blustery, with a west southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest 12 to 17 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 22. Windy, with a northwest wind 17 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 6. Blustery.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 17.

Hazardous Weather Outlook for the KJAN listening area: 1/1/17

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January 1st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON- ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD….341 AM CST SUN JAN 1 2017

TODAY AND TONIGHT: SPOTTY FREEZING DRIZZLE OR LIGHT FREEZING RAIN IS POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80. LITTLE TO NO ICE ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED BUT THERE MAY BE SLICK SPOTS ON SOME ROADS.

MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: SPOTTY FREEZING DRIZZLE OR LIGHT FREEZING RAIN IS POSSIBLE ON MONDAY MORNING NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80. LITTLE TO NO ICE ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED BUT THERE MAY BE SLICK SPOTS ON SOME ROADS.

AREA COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT- PAGE COUNTIES….405 AM CST SUN JAN 1 2017

TODAY AND TONIGHT: THERE IS A CHANCE FOR LIGHT SNOW…POSSIBLY MIXING WITH LIGHT RAIN…THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA. ANY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE LIGHT WITH ONLY A DUSTING POSSIBLE. AREAS OF FREEZING DRIZZLE ARE POSSIBLE OVER MUCH OF EASTERN NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA FROM LATE EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT. AREAS NORTH AND NORTHWEST OF INTERSTATE 80 STAND THE BEST CHANCE OF SEEING BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES WHERE A COUPLE HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OF ICING IS POSSIBLE. ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE INTERSTATE TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO REMAIN ABOVE FREEZING…SO THE RISK OF ANY ICING IS LOW.

MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: THE POTENTIAL FOR FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY MORNING NORTH AND NORTHWEST OF INTERSTATE 80. HOWEVER TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO CLIMB TO ABOVE FREEZING BEFORE NOON…SO ICING SHOULD REMAIN RATHER LIGHT IF ANY. BEHIND THIS STORM SYSTEM…COLDER AIR WILL SPILL INTO THE REGION FOR MUCH OF THE WEEK WITH LOWS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS AND HIGHS IN THE TEENS OR LOWER 20S. THE COLDEST WIND CHILLS OF 5 TO 15 BELOW ARE FORECAST WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY MORNINGS.

Skyscan Forecast Saturday 12/31/2016

Podcasts, Weather

December 31st, 2016 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast   Saturday, December 31, 2016   Richard Garuckas

Today: Partly Sunny. High 31. NW @ 10-20.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 20. SW @ 5-10.

Sunday (New Year’s Day): Increasing clouds. Chance of afternoon showers. High 38. SSE @ 10-15.

Monday: Cloudy. Chance of showers. High 45.

Tuesday: Mix of sun and clouds. Colder. High 28.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 17.

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