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The Freese-Notis Weather Forecast for Atlantic (2/25/15)

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February 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

**Winter Weather Advisory 6am-8pm for Harrison & Shelby Co.; Winter Weather Advisory from 3-pm until 9-pm for Cass-Adair-Adams-Audubon-Crawford-Ringgold-Taylor & Union Counties; Winter Storm Warning in effect until 9pm for Guthrie-Dallas-Carroll and Sac Counties.**
Today: A 90% chance of snow (mainly after noon). Temperature rising to near 31 by noon, then falling to around 23 during the remainder of the day. E/SE @ 10-25.Wind chill values as low as 10. Total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Tonight: Snow, mainly before midnight. Low around 0. N @ 15-30. Wind chill values as low as -15. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Thursday: Becoming P/Cldy. High near 6. N @ 10-25. Wind chill values as low as -15. Thu. Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -12. N/NW @ 5-10. Wind chill values as low as -20.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 12. S/SE @ 5.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -2.
Saturday: Mo. Cldy w/a 30% chance of snow after noon. High near 25.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 44. Our low for the 24-hour period ending at 7-a.m. today will go down as 16. At 5:50-a.m. in Atlantic, it was 26 degrees.

Winter Weather Advisory (Update) 2/25/15

Weather

February 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: CRAWFORD-AUDUBON-CASS-ADAIR-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD
437 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM CST THIS EVENING.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS
BEFORE DIMINISHING DURING THE EARLY EVENING HOURS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW…2 TO 4 INCHES…IN AREAS SOUTH/EAST OF CASS COUNTY, GENERALLY 2 TO 5 INCHES WITH LESS AMOUNTS FARTHER SOUTHWEST TOWARD BEDFORD.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…WINDS WILL INITIALLY BE EAST AT AROUND 10 MPH THIS MORNING BUT INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH BY AFTERNOON AS THEY BECOME MORE NORTHERLY. VISIBILITIES WILL DROP TO A MILE OR SO DURING PERIODS OF HEAVIER SNOW.

* IMPACTS…MODERATE SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE SNOW COVERED ROADS AND HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW MAY ALSO LEAD TO DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS THIS EVENING EVEN AFTER THE HEAVIEST SNOW HAS ENDED.

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.

Winter Storm Warning (update) 2/25/15

Weather

February 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CARROLL-GUTHRIE-DALLAS; 437 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS EVENING.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS AROUND DAYBREAK AND ENDING SIMILARLY FROM THE AFTERNOON INTO THE EARLY EVENING HOURS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW…FIVE TO NINE INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…WINDS WILL INITIALLY BE EAST AT AROUND 10 MPH THIS MORNING BUT INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH BY AFTERNOON AS THEY BECOME MORE NORTHERLY. VISIBILITIES WILL OFTEN BE A MILE OR LESS DURING PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS…SNOWFALL RATES MAY REACH AN INCH OR MORE PER HOUR AT TIMES LEADING TO SNOW COVERED ROADS AND HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW MAY ALSO LEAD TO DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS THIS EVENING EVEN AFTER THE HEAVIEST SNOW HAS ENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT…FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

KJAN listening area weather forecast, 2/25/15

Weather

February 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

400 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM CST THIS EVENING.

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY…CLOUDY…BREEZY…COLDER. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW BEFORE NOON. SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 3 INCHES. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 90 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…CLOUDY. VERY COLD. BREEZY. SNOW IN THE EVENING…THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW BEFORE MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO 1 INCH. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION 1 TO 4 INCHES. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 90 PERCENT.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MID MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY. VERY COLD. HIGH 5 TO 10 ABOVE. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

FRIDAY…SUNNY. HIGH 10 TO 15. NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST UP TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. LOWEST WIND CHILL READINGS 15 TO 20 BELOW IN THE MORNING.

SATURDAY…CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 20S.

Winter Weather Advisory (Update) Harrison/Shelby Counties

Weather

February 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

325 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM until 8 PM TODAY. A.QUICK MOVING CLIPPER SYSTEM WILL BRING A MIXTURE OF PRECIPITATION TO THE REGION. A FAST MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BRING A MIXTURE OF RAIN…SNOW AND POSSIBLY SOME FREEZING RAIN TO THE AREA. PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE AREA AFTER 6AM THEN SPREAD SLOWLY SOUTH DURING THE MORNING.  PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE TO ALL SNOW

* TIMING…A MIX OF RAIN…SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN WILL DEVELOP BY MID MORNING CHANGING TO ALL SNOW BY MID AFTERNOON INTO EARLY THIS EVENING.

* MAIN IMPACT…1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW COULD ACCUMULATE IN MOST OF THE ADVISORY AREA.

* OTHER IMPACTS…NORTH WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 30 MPH WHICH COULD PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

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.

Winter Storm poised to hit Iowa Wednesday

News, Weather

February 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service says a winter storm will move across Iowa on Wednesday spreading moderate to heavy snow over the state. The snow will intensify during the morning and persist into the afternoon before diminishing in the evening.wx

Heaviest snow will occur in a band from northwest to southeast Iowa where 5 to 7 inches are expected and a Winter Storm Warning is in effect. On either side of this heavy band, 2 to 5 inches will occur with lighter amounts in the far southwest and far northeast.

Much colder air will dive into the state behind the system with highs in the single digits on Thursday and readings well below zero by Friday morning

Winter Weather Advisories & Winter Storm Warnings posted for s.w. IA

News, Weather

February 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES FOR PARTS OF WESTERN & S.W. IA. ON WEDNESDAY. IN HARRISON & SHELBY COUNTIES, THE ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 3-A.M. UNTIL 9-P.M.; THE ADVISORY RUNS FROM 6-A.M. UNTIL 9-PM FOR CASS, AUDUBON & CRAWFORD COUNTIES; IN POTTAWATTMIE MONTGOMERY & PAGE COUNTIES, THE ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 8-AM UNTIL 9-PM; IN ADAIR, ADAMS, RINGGOLD, TAYLOR & UNION COUNTIES THE ADVISORY RUNS FROM 9-A.M. UNTIL 9-PM.

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.

IN ADDITION, A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 6-AM UNTIL 9-PM WED. FOR SAC, CARROLL, GUTHRIE AND DALLAS COUNTIES, WHERE 4-TO 7-INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE.

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT… FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

* TIMING…SNOW DEVELOPS LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUES THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT…3 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW COULD OCCUR OVER WESTERN IOWA, WITH 4-TO 7-INCHES OVER WEST CENTRAL AND CENTRAL IOWA.

* OTHER IMPACTS…SOUTHEAST WINDS BECOME NORTHEAST AND INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH WHICH COULD AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

Winter Storm Watch issued for parts of western Iowa on Wed.

Weather

February 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

1134 AM CST TUE FEB 24 2015

…SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL EXPECTED WEDNESDAY…

.LOW PRESSURE OVER ALBERTA WILL MOVE SOUTHEAST INTO SOUTH DAKOTA TONIGHT…AND ACROSS MISSOURI WEDNESDAY NIGHT. A BAND OF SNOW IS EXPECTED NORTH OF THE LOW PRESSURE TRACK…AFFECTING MUCH OF CENTRAL IOWA.

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-ADAIR-MADISON-

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL MOVE INTO WESTERN IOWA WEST OF INTERSTATE 35 BY LATE TONIGHT…AND OVERSPREAD THE REST OF THE STATE WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION IN THE WATCH AREA IS EXPECTED TO BE IN THE 4 TO 7 INCHES…WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE EASTERLY AT 10 TO 20 MPH. VISIBILITY MAY BE REDUCED TO UNDER ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS…WINDS WILL CAUSE SOME DRIFTING SNOW…BUT WIDESPREAD
BLOWING SNOW IS NOT LIKELY. ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK BY MID TO
LATE MORNING WEDNESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather Forecast, 2/24/2015

Podcasts, Weather

February 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast and weather information, for Atlantic.

KJAN listening area forecast from the NWS, 2/24/15

Weather

February 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

355 AM CST TUE FEB 24 2015

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. BREEZY. NOT AS COLD. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL EARLY MORNING…THEN CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW 15 TO 20. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY…SNOW…COLDER. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO 4 INCHES. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. EAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW NEAR 100 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. COLDER. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. NORTH WIND AROUND 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 50 PERCENT.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. COLDER. HIGH AROUND 10. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 15.