340 AM CST WED NOV 12 2014
EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED FLURRIES IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY UNTIL EARLY MORNING THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED FLURRIES IN THE EVENING. LOW AROUND 15. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
FRIDAY...SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 30. NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. LOW 15 TO 20.
SATURDAY…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN SNOW LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. CHANCE OF SNOW 60 PERCENT.
The area’s first snowfall of the season wasn’t too impressive, but the drop in temperature was. Atlantic topped out at 61-degrees during the mid-day hours on Monday, but by 3-p.m., the temperature had plunged almost 20 degrees, and by 5-p.m. we were at 33 here at the KJAN studios, your official National Weather Service reporting site for Atlantic. Our 24-hour low at 7-a.m. today, was 18.
Snowfall overnight included .3″ (three-tenths of an inch) at KJAN. The National Weather Service says Denison and Carroll both reported one-half inch of snow, while Jefferson recorded eight-tenths of an inch. Rockwell City had one-inch of snow.
Weather information for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area.
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT for the KJAN listening area
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
603 AM CST TUE NOV 11 2014
…ICY ROADS POSSIBLE THIS MORNING…
EXCEPT FOR A FEW FLURRIES…THE ACCUMULATING SNOW HAS ENDED ACROSS CENTRAL IOWA. A STRONG NORTHWEST WIND AT 15 TO 30 MPH WILL PERSIST ACROSS IOWA TODAY. THE WIND MAY PRODUCE SOME MINOR DRIFTING ACROSS ROADS ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS FOR THE START OF THE MORNING COMMUTE.
VEHICLES DRIVING OVER ANY SNOW BLOWING ACROSS ROADS WILL PRODUCE A THIN GLAZE OF ICE ON ROAD SURFACES…ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES…OVERPASSES AND UNTREATED ROADS. USE WINTER DRIVING RULES THIS MORNING AND SLOW DOWN. ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR
DESTINATION AND LEAVE EXTRA SPACE BETWEEN YOURSELF AND THE VEHICLE AHEAD OF YOU.
357 AM CST TUE NOV 11 2014
EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. WINDY. MUCH COLDER. NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH.
TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. MUCH COLDER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.
TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 15. NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 15 MPH.
WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 15. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 10.
FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH AROUND 30. LOW AROUND 15.
346 AM CST TUE NOV 11 2014
…WIND ADVISORY IS CANCELLED…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS CANCELLED THE WIND ADVISORY. WIND SPEEDS OVERNIGHT HAVE FALLEN BELOW WIND ADVISORY CRITERIA SO THE WIND ADVISORY WILL BE CANCELED. DESPITE THE ADVISORY BEING CANCELED IT WILL STILL BE WINDY TODAY AS A NORTHWEST WIND CONTINUES AT 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 35 MPH.
The first snowfall of the season already has caught motorists off-guard. Numerous, non-injury accidents have been reported along Interstate 80 this (Tuesday) morning, with vehicles sliding-off into the ditch. As of 6-a.m., the Iowa Department of Transportation reported most roads in western and southwest Iowa to be partially covered with snow.
The Iowa Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to slow down, drive defensively, and to be aware of the changing road conditions. Trooper Vince Kurtz says the first snows always create headaches.
“When you’ve got so many people who don’t remember what it’s like to drive on snow and ice, there are always going to be crashes in that first snow. Law enforcement and emergency services always dread that first snow, because people have forgotten how to drive,” Kurtz says. He suggests you equip your vehicle with a winter survivor’s kit, and have the vehicle checked by a mechanic before dangerous winter conditions strike. Kurtz says there are several things that need to be checked to prep your car for winter.
He says they can check the tire tread, tire inflation, antifreeze, wiper blades, the battery condition. Kurtz says it’s good to get those things done ahead of time, so you aren’t left out in the cold.
And you can check the state road reports before heading out on any trip (www.511ia.org) or call 5-1-1 for road information.
AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS-ADAIR-ADAMS-TAYLOR-308 AM CST TUE NOV 11 2014
...ICY ROADS POSSIBLE FOR THE MORNING COMMUTE…
THE SNOW HAS ENDED ALTHOUGH THERE MAY STILL BE SOME FLURRIES THROUGH EARLY MORNING. MOST LOCATIONS HAD A HALF INCH OR LESS OF SNOW BUT A NORTHWEST WIND AT 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH WILL BE CONTINUING THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS. THIS WILL CONTINUE TO CREATE DRIFTING SNOW AND ICY ROAD CONDITIONS. THE ICY ROADS WILL LIKELY BE PREVALENT THROUGH THE MORNING COMMUTE. USE WINTER DRIVING RULES AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR THE MORNING COMMUTE…SLOW DOWN AND ALLOW EXTRA SPACE BETWEEN YOURSELF AND THE VEHICLE AHEAD OF YOU.
…SNOW WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA THROUGH 7AM PRODUCING WINTER-
LIKE CONDITIONS…A BAND OF SNOW EXTENDING FROM ALLISON TO DES MOINES TO WINTERSET WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. WHILE SNOWFALL WITH THIS BAND WILL BE LESS THAN A HALF INCH…A NORTHWEST WIND AT 20 TO 30 MPH WILL PRODUCE SOME DRIFTING ACROSS ROADWAYS WHICH WILL MAKE FOR ICY ROAD CONDITIONS. IN ADDITION…VISIBILITY MAY DROP TO AROUND A MILE AT TIMES IN BLOWING SNOW. THE ICY ROAD CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE MORNING COMMUTE SO USE WINTER DRIVING RULES AND SLOW DOWN…ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION AND LEAVE EXTRA SPACE BETWEEN YOURSELF AND THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF YOU.
AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS-ADAIR-ADAMS-TAYLOR-MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-
…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST TUESDAY…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST TUESDAY.
* WINDS…NORTH TO NORTHWEST AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.
* IMPACTS…ANY LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS MAY BE BLOWN AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN DRIVING AS IT MAY BE DIFFICULT WITH THE GUSTY WINDS…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH-PROFILE VEHICLES AND IN AREAS WHERE ROADS MAY BE SLICK DUE TO THE POTENTIAL PRECIPITATION. VISIBILITIES MAY BE BRIEFLY REDUCED AT TIMES DUE TO PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOWFALL OVERNIGHT.
The KJAN listening area forecast from the Nat’l. Weather Service, and weather info. for Atlantic.
Also, a Wind Advisory is in effect from 3-pm today until Midnight, for Harrison, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie and Shelby Counties.