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Storm Spotter class March 16th in Stanton

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February 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency reports the Montgomery County Annual Storm Spotter Class will be held 7-p.m. March 16th, at the Viking Center in Stanton ( located at 501 Elliott St). The class is hosted by Montgomery County Emergency Management in conjunction with the National Weather Service in Valley, NE. It is open to the public and free of charge.

Weather forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 2/29/16

Weather

February 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: P/Cldy to Cldy & breezy. High near 59. S/SW winds becoming N/NE @ 10-25. Tonight: Cloudy w/a 40% chance rain and then snow. Low 25. N @ 15-25. Less than 1” snow expected overnight.
Tuesday: Cloudy & breezy w/a chance of snow thru 9am. High near 31. N @ 10-25.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Wednesday: Partly sunny & breezy. High near 43. S @ 5-15 w/gusts to 25.
Wed. night: Mo. Cldy w/a slight chance of rain before midnight, then a chance of freezing rain. Low around 29.
Thursday: Mo. Cldy w/a slight chance of snow before noon, then a chance of rain. High near 40.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 54. The 24-hour Low ending at 7-a.m. today was 24. On the last LEAP Year on this date (2012) we reached 62 for a High and -9 was the low. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 62 in 1992. The Record Low was -9 in 1960.

NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area: 2/29/16

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February 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. COLDER. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

TONIGHT…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 20S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.

TUESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. MUCH COLDER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WIND AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S.

 

Special Weather Statement, re: High winds

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February 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA 1248 PM CST SUN FEB 28 2016

EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO- POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-SAC-CALHOUN- WEBSTER-HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE- BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-JASPER- POWESHIEK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-ADAMS-UNION– CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-DECATUR-WAYNE- APPANOOSE-DAVIS COUNTIES… …GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON

Wind Advisory until 4-p.m. for counties in brown.

Wind Advisory until 4-p.m. for counties in brown.

NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON AS A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE STATE. THESE WINDS MAY IMPACT DRIVING CONDITIONS IN RURAL AREAS.

A WIND ADVISORY CONTINUES UNTIL 4-P.M. FOR MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS COUNTIES.

KJAN listening area weather forecast: Sun., 2/28/16

Weather

February 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. Windy…cooler. High in the mid 50s. West wind 10 to 20 mph increasing to northwest 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.
**Wind Advisory from 8am-4pm for Monona-Harrison-Shelby-Pottawattamie- and Mills Counties**
Tonight: Mostly clear. Colder. Low in the lower 30s. West wind 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight.
Monday: Mostly sunny until late afternoon then becoming mostly cloudy. Breezy. High in the upper 50s. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph shifting to the northwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph.
Monday Night: Cloudy. A chance of light rain through midnight… Then a chance of light snow and a slight chance of light rain after midnight. Low in the mid 20s. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Much colder. High in the mid 30s. North wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. Warmer. High in the mid 40s.

Wind Advisory today for parts of western/s.w. Iowa (2/28)

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February 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS COUNTIES: A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TODAY (SUNDAY) UNTIL 4 PM.

NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BE INCREASING FROM 25 TO 35 MPH, WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH POSSIBLE.

THE STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS BETWEEN 30 TO
39 MPH OR GUSTS BETWEEN 45 TO 57 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS
STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

Adair & Guthrie Storm Spotter Class March 16th followed by Severe Weather Awareness Week

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February 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Adair and Guthrie County Emergency Management Agencies will host a joint 2016 Storm Spotter Class at the Menlo Community Center, beginning at 7:00 PM on March 16th. Robert Kempf, Coordinator for the agencies, says the class is free and open to the public.

The following week, March 21st-throught the 25th, is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa. The highlight of Severe Weather Awareness Week is the annual statewide tornado drill scheduled for 10-a.m. Wednesday, March 23rd.  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 National Weather Service (NWS) website.

During Severe Weather Awareness Week, the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will post information on individual and family preparedness at www.BeReady.iowa.gov, including podcasts, public service announcements and videos. The NWS will promote severe weather safety on their websites and by issuing informative public information statements.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 2/27/16

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February 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Sunny & breezy. High near 65. SW winds 10-20mph w/gusts to near 30.
Tonight: Mostly clear & breezy. Low around 42. S/SW @ 10-25mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny & windy. High near 55. W/NW @ 15-35 during the afternoon.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 32. NW @ 10-20.
Monday: Partly sunny & breezy. High near 59. S/SW winds @ 10-20 in the morning becoming northerly @ 15-30 during the afternoon
Mon. Night: Cloudy w/a 30% chance rain or snow. Low around 28.
Tuesday: A 30% chance of snow, mainly before noon, otherwise Partly sunny & breezy. High 35.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 50. The 24-hour Low ending at 7-a.m. today was 21. Last year on this date we reached 20 for a High and -13 was the low. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 68 in 1976. The Record Low was -16 in 1960.

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA, 2/27/16

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February 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLEAR. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY…BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. NOT AS COOL. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…COOLER. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. COLDER. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. WEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN THROUGH MIDNIGHT, THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND LIGHT SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.

TUESDAY…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. MUCH COLDER. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. CHANCE OF SNOW 30 PERCENT.

 

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 2/26/16

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February 26th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly Cloudy. High 47. SW @ 10.
Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 28. SW @ 5
Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 64.
Sunday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 52.
Monday: P/Cldy. High 59.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 36. The 24-hour Low ending at 7-a.m. today was 19. Last year on this date we reached 13for a High and -13 was the low. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 72 in 1896. The Record Low was -28 in 1963.