COUNTIES IN IOWA: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-
ISSUED 350 AM CST SAT MAR 10 2012 BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE:
…EXTREME FIRE DANGER TODAY…
THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL BE IN THE EXTREME CATEGORY THIS AFTERNOON. EXTREME FIRE DANGER MEANS THAT FIRES START QUICKLY…SPREAD FURIOUSLY AND BURN INTENSELY. ALL FIRES ARE POTENTIALLY SERIOUS. ALL OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD BE AVOIDED IN AREAS WITH EXTREME FIRE
SEVERAL GRASS AND/OR FIELD FIRES WERE REPORTED TO HAVE OCCURRED FRIDAY, INCLUDING A LARGE FIRE IN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY. TWO OTHER FIRES OCCURED IN CASS COUNTY (IA).
338 AM CST SAT MAR 10 2012
TODAY…SUNNY…BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.
SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY THROUGH MID MORNING THEN BECOMING CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING…THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. COOLER. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 70 PERCENT.
SUNDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 40S. SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.
MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING THEN CLEARING. WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 40S. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S.
Here’s the Freese-Notis 4-day forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area….
TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
TONIGHT…CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
SATURDAY…SUNNY…BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 25 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. NOT AS COOL. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE MORNING… THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.
SUNDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOW IN THE MID 40S.
MONDAY…CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S.
Here’s the Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and the weather stats for Atlantic.
(prepared 3:47-a.m by the NWS in Des Moines)…
Today…Mostly sunny. Cooler. High in the mid 40s. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
Tonight…Mostly clear. Low in the lower 20s. North wind near 10 mph.
Friday…Sunny. High in the lower 50s. Southeast wind near 5 mph shifting to the south 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night…Mostly clear. Low in the lower 30s. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
Saturday…Sunny. High around 60. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
Saturday Night Through Sunday Night…Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Low around 40. High in the mid 50s.
Here’s the forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area from Freese-Notis Meteorologist Harvey Freese, and Ric Hanson with the weather stats….
333 AM CST WED MAR 7 2012 Here’s the forecast for Cass and area Counties in Iowa….
TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN BEFORE NOON. LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON…THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. TEMPERATURE STEADY OR SLOWLY FALLING IN THE AFTERNOON. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.
TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY UNTIL EARLY MORNING THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE EVENING…THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND LIGHT SNOW BEFORE MIDNIGHT. BREEZY. MUCH COLDER. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.
THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. COOLER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH.
FRIDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S.
SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the Missouri River reservoirs have begun the spring runoff season with slightly more space than the normal amount for flood control storage. The corps says that as of Thursday, the system storage had an extra 300,000 acre-feet of storage. Runoff is expected to be near normal this year. Corps officials say the reservoirs were at desired levels last spring, but a late buildup of snow in the Rockies and heavy rains in Montana and other upstream areas in May led to record runoff. The corps was forced to release massive amounts of water from the dams, causing record flooding downstream. The more than 2,300-mile-long river flows from Montana through North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri.
The National Weather Service says the Grassland Fire Danger Index will be in the “Extreme” category today across parts of southwest Iowa and southeast Nebraska. As of 11:30-a.m., that includes Monona, Harrison, Shelby, Pottawattamie, Mills, Montgomery, Fremont and Page Counties.
Extreme Fire Danger means that fires can start quickly, spread furiously, and burn intensely. All fires are potentially serious. All outdoor burning should be avoided in areas with Extreme Fire Danger! South to southwest winds at 15- to 30-mph today, will also bring an “Elevated Fire Danger” risk to the rest of the listening area.