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Dense Fog Advisory until Noon Wed., Dec. 4 2013

Weather

December 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-

333 PM CST TUE DEC 3 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST WEDNESDAY.

* VISIBILITY…VISIBILITY WILL DROP TO LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE BY EARLY TONIGHT AND PERSIST INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…TRAVEL MAY BECOME DIFFICULT DUE TO LOW VISIBILITY. VISIBILITY MAY DROP TO UNDER 100 FEET AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING…SLOW DOWN… USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS…AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU. APPROACH INTERSECTIONS AND RAILROAD CROSSINGS WITH CAUTION.

Ice Safety Reminder as Iowa lakes freeze over

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

December 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

On the heels of news about two young boys who died after falling through the ice in a rural farm pond in Adams County over the weekend, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has issued some tips for those thinking about venturing out into area ponds and lakes…..

  • There is no such thing as 100 percent safe ice.
  • The Iowa Department of Natural Resources recommends a minimum of four inches of quality ice for fishing and at least five inches for snowmobiles and ATVs.
  • Ice thickness is not uniform on any body of water.  Things like current and springs slow ice growth. Rocks, trees or docks that poke through the ice like will conduct heat and make the ice around it less stable.
  • There could be pockets of thin ice or places where ice recently formed, so it would be wise to check ice thickness as you go out.
    • The insulating effect of snow slows down the freezing process.
    • Safety items in the bucket: Ice picks, about 50 feet of rope and a throwable floatation seat cushion for use in case of rescue.
    • Ice fishing is a social activity, don’t go out alone. If the worst should happen, someone would be there to call for help or to rescue.
    • Avoid off-colored snow or ice. It is usually a sign of weakness.
    • Trust your instincts. If it doesn’t look right, stay off.

NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Tue., 12/3/13

Weather

December 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 52. South southeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 23 by 9am. Wind chill values as low as 10. Blustery, with a northwest wind 18 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with a northwest wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 21. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 16.

Dense Fog possible Tue. morning (12/3/13

Weather

December 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD…

322 AM CST TUE DEC 3 2013

…PATCHY DENSE FOG DEVELOPING EARLY THIS MORNING…

DENSE FOG HAS DEVELOPED OVER FAR SOUTHERN IOWA AND AREAS NEARBY. THE FOG WILL LAST THROUGH AT LEAST THE EARLY MORNING COMMUTE. AREA TRAVELERS THIS MORNING SHOULD BE ALERT TO RAPIDLY LOWERING VISIBILITY…ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH THEIR DESTINATION SAFELY AND USE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS. USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN APPROACHING INTERSECTIONS AND RAILROAD CROSSINGS AS THE FOG MAY RESTRICT THE VIEW OF ONCOMING TRAFFIC OR TRAINS.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Mon., Dec. 2nd 2013

Podcasts, Weather

December 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather data for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

KJAN listening area weather forecast: 12/2/13

Weather

December 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

351 AM CST MON DEC 2 2013 – NWS Des Moines

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 30S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND LIGHT SNOW. BREEZY…COLDER. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE MORNING. BREEZY. MUCH COLDER. HIGH AROUND 30. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. SCATTERED FLURRIES. LOW 10 TO 15.

THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH 15 TO 20. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE.

KJAN listening area forecast: 12/1/13

Weather

December 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

330 AM CST SUN DEC 1 2013

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 50. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF VERY LIGHT RAIN AND LIGHT SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF VERY LIGHT SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND LIGHT SNOW. COLDER. HIGH IN THE MID 30S.

KJAN listening area forecast: Sat., Nov. 30th 2013

Weather

November 30th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 20S. NORTH WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND LIGHT SNOW. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S.

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. LOW IN THE MID 30S.

(podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., 11/29/13

Podcasts, Weather

November 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast for Atlantic from Meteorologist Joshua Senechal, and weather information for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson…

KJAN listening area forecast: 11/29/13

Weather

November 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

344 AM CST FRI NOV 29 2013

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. LOW IN THE MID 20S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.

SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 20S. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUNDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S.