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The latest NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA

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October 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

318 AM CDT MON OCT 29 2012/National Weather Service – Des Moines

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 30S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 30S. NORTH WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 30S.

THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S.

Saturday Morning Forecast

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October 27th, 2012 by Doug Evans

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 55.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.

Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Sat., Oct. 27 2012

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October 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

(Nat’l. Weather Service/Des Moines)

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. East southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Southeast wind around 6 mph.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 56. Southeast wind 7 to 14 mph with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast – Fri., Oct. 26th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

October 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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

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NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties – Fri., Oct. 26th 2012

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October 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

343 AM CDT FRI OCT 26 2012 National Weather Service/Des Moines

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT BECOMING LIGHT.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 30. SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S.

Rainscaping Loess Soils & Sustainable Living classes to be held Nov. 3rd

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

October 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The West Pottawattamie Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) in partnership with Iowa Western Community College (IWCC) has received a $20,900 DNR-REAP Conservation Education Program Grant, to host Rainscaping Loess Soils and Sustainable Living classes. Cass County Conservation is partnered with them to bring the classes to the Atlantic Campus of Iowa Western. The Intro to Rainscaping Workshop is free to the public, and will be held November 3rd, 2012.

Topics covered at our Atlantic IWCC workshop: Green Roofs, Permeable Paving Systems, Rain Gardens, Worm Composting, and after lunch break Rain Barrel Class. This workshop will be held at the Atlantic IWCC, Saturday November 3, 2012 9 AM-Noon, 12:30-1:30 is the Rain Barrel Class. If you would like to build a Rain Barrel there is a $40/barrel fee.

To register for classes go to http://www.iwcc.edu/continuing_education/

Go to Green Living Classes for the Intro to Rainscaping series for the general public and Environmental Training for the Professional Series Classes. IWCC Continuing Education Certificates will be offered for those taking the Professional Series Classes. For more information contact Danelle Schmielau at 712-328-2489 Ext 307, or Matt Mancuso at 712-325-3448

Shelby County Fire Danger rating “Low” through Monday

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

October 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Seivert reports the Fire Danger Index in Shelby County will remain in the “Low” category through Monday. Seivert noted the current rain and the moist field conditions as reasons the danger of grassland and field fires is low. He cited also, the fact the there are currently no bans on open burning anywhere in southwest Iowa.

Council Bluffs puts its flooding costs at $4.5M

News, Weather

October 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – Council Bluffs officials say the Missouri River flooding last year will cost the city about $4.5 million. Finance director Art Hill  says the city’s total estimated cost for dealing with the 2011 flooding is expected to be $19.4 million. The city’s portion includes its required 15 percent share of costs eligible for federal assistance, as well as $1.9 million in costs that were not eligible for assistance. The state and federal governments are paying the rest of the bills.

The costs include infrastructure repairs, debris removal and the purchase and demolition of structures damaged by high water. Hill says Council Bluffs won’t have to raise taxes to pay flood bills, because the money will come from what he says is the city’s healthy general fund.

24-hour rainfall in the listening area

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October 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Showers and thunderstorms rumbled through western Iowa early this morning, ahead of a cold front making its way through the state. In  Atlantic, our 24-hour rainfall total at 7-a.m. amounted to seven-tenths (.7″) of an inch at the KJAN studios. The temps began to fall as well as the rain, with a 5-degree decline between 5-and 7-a.m. The 24-hour high was 78-degrees, while the 24-hour low at 7-a.m., was 46.

Other area rainfall amounts reported as of 7-a.m., include: .33″ in Massena; .2″ in Lyman; .9″ just east of Oakland; .94″ southwest of Avoca; A spotter near Malvern reported .75″ of rain; Villisca had .19″; Shenandoah .2″; Red Oak .25″; N. of Marne 1.3″

If you have a rain amount you’d like to report, give us a call at 1-800-283-5526.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast – Thu., Oct. 25th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

October 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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

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