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Projected snowfall for Thursday

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February 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has released its projection of expected snowfall for Thursday. Officials say Central to northern Iowa will receive the most, with the worst blizzard conditions Thursday afternoon into the evening.projections Areas from Atlantic on north, can expect 3-to 6-inches of snow, with 2- to 3-inches possible to our southeast. One-to two-inches are possible to our west and southwest. A Blizzard Watch remains in effect from 6-a.m. Thursday until 6-a.m. Friday, for Adair, Guthrie and Dallas Counties in the listening area. And a Blizzard Watch is in effect from 9-a.m. Thursday until 6-a.m. Friday for Audubon, Carroll, Crawford and Sac Counties.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Wed., Feb 19 2014

Podcasts, Weather

February 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

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NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area, Wed. 2/19/14

Weather

February 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today: Increasing clouds, with a high near 51. Breezy, with a light and variable wind becoming south 12 to 17 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Tonight: A chance of rain before 3am, then rain and sleet likely. Cloudy, with a low around 33. South southeast wind 5 to 13 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

**A BLIZZARD WATCH remains in effect from 6am Thu. to 6am Fri. for Adair, Guthrie, and Dallas Counties in the KJAN listening area**
Thursday: Snow before noon, then areas of blowing snow and a chance of snow between noon and 3pm, then areas of blowing snow and a slight chance of snow after 3pm. High near 34. Windy, with a northwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 19 to 24 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 21. Windy, with a west northwest wind 17 to 22 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 33.

Significant Winter Storm expected to hit Thursday

News, Weather

February 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Mild conditions with highs in the 40s and 50s will be common today. It will remain mild but cooler on Wednesday. Precipitation will overspread the area Wednesday night in the form of rain with a few thunderstorms possible south.storm The rain will change to snow from northwest to southeast late Wednesday night through Thursday. Several inches of snow is possible over central and north central Iowa. In addition…strong northwest winds will develop by Thursday after with significant blowing and drifting of snow possible. For this reason, a blizzard watch has been issued for portions of the area Thursday and Thursday night. Hazardous travel conditions will extend over the entire area during this period.

(Nat’l. Weather Service/Des Moines)

Blizzard Watch issued for parts of the KJAN listening area Thu. & Thu. night

Weather

February 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: GUTHRIE-DALLAS-ADAIR-MADISON; 406 AM CST TUE FEB 18 2014

BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING…THE PRECIPITATION WILL SWITCH TO SNOW THURSDAY MORNING AND MAY BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES WITH SNOW FALL RATES OF ONE TO TWO INCHES PER HOUR POSSIBLE FOR A BRIEF PERIOD. VERY STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING AND MAY CREATE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…3 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED. MINOR ICE ACCUMULATIONS MAY OCCUR.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…THE WIND WILL BE LIGHT INITIALLY WITH THIS SYSTEM AS THE PRECIPITATION CHANGES TO SNOW. THE WIND WILL QUICKLY INTENSIFY AS IT BECOMES NORTHWEST AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 50 MPH POSSIBLE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* IMPACTS…IN ADDITION TO THE BLIZZARD POTENTIAL…A BAND OF WET AND HEAVY SNOW IS ALSO POSSIBLE. THE WET SNOW MAY BE HEAVY ENOUGH TO CAUSE TREE DAMAGE ONCE THE WIND  INCREASES AND COULD LEAD TO DOWNED POWER LINES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND/OR BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES. THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY DANGEROUS.

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: Feb. 18 2014

Weather

February 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 13 to 16 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 25. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light west after midnight.

Wednesday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 50. Breezy, with a light and variable wind becoming south 11 to 16 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.
Wednesday Night: Rain likely, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 32. South wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Thursday: Snow before noon, then areas of blowing snow and a chance of snow after noon. High near 38. Windy, with a northwest wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 19 to 24 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. Windy.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.

Winter Weather Advisory Cancelled

Weather

February 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Winter Weather Advisory which had been in effect for Cass and area counties until Noon, has been cancelled. The WWA for the western and southwest counties was also allowed to expire at 8-a.m..

Snowfall reports – Mon., Feb. 17th 2014

Weather

February 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Information from Nat’l. Weather Service observers*, and area media….

Atlantic (*KJAN/Official NWS reporting site) 2.0″ as of 7-am (24-hr) .10″ liquid value.; .5″ additional snowfall from 7am-8am…..total snowfall 2.5“.

7 miles N-NE of Atlantic 2.8″ of snow

Audubon, Carroll & Oakland* 1.6″

Massena* 2.0″

3 miles w. of Oakland 1.5″ reported by the public

4 miles NE of Hastings* (Mills County), 1.5″

Jamaica (Guthrie County)* 1.4″

3 miles E of Manning 1.4″

Red Oak* 1.1″

Logan 1.0″*

2 miles s. of Persia 2.0″

8 miles n/nw of Woodbine 1.2″

2 miles nw of Little Sioux 2.0″

 

 

(podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Mon., Feb. 17, 2014

Podcasts, Weather

February 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

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Winter Weather Advisories continue Monday morning

Weather

February 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Winter Weather Advisories continues for the entire KJAN listening area this (Monday) morning. In far west/southwest Iowa (Monona-Harrison-Shelby-Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont and Page Counties), the Advisory is in effect until 8-a.m. For the remainder of our listening area, the Advisory is in effect until Noon today.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW…SLEET…OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.