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NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area: 11/4/13

Weather

November 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

401 AM CST MON NOV 4 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN. NOT AS COOL. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN THROUGH MID MORNING. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 5 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TUESDAY…A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN RAIN IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. EAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.

TUESDAY NIGHT…RAIN AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT… THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY. LOW IN THE MID 30S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S.

Wind Advisory update: Sun., Nov. 3rd 2013

Weather

November 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
342 AM CST SUN NOV 3 2013

...STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS TODAY...

.STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTH WINDS ARE FORECAST TO DEVELOP TODAY AS THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT TIGHTENS ACROSS THE STATE WHERE IOWA
REMAINS BETWEEN HIGH PRESSURE TO THE EAST AND DEVELOPING LOW PRESSURE TO THE WEST. STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS ALOFT ARE EXPECTED
TO MIX DOWN BY LATE MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

342 AM CST SUN NOV 3 2013

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...LATE SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH OR
  HIGHER AT TIMES.
* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS MAY BLOW LOOSE ITEMS AROUND AND
  POTENTIALLY CAUSE MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE. DRIVING MAY BE
  DIFFICULT FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES...PARTICULARLY WITH THE
  CROSSWIND ON WEST TO EAST ORIENTED ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area: Sunday, 11/3/13

Weather

November 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

**WIND ADVISORY in effect from 10-am today until 6-pm**

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Windy, with a south wind 10 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 44 mph.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of rain after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Windy, with a south wind 16 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

Monday: A 20 percent chance of rain before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 56. Breezy, with a south wind 12 to 17 mph becoming west northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of rain after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Calm wind becoming east northeast 5 to 7 mph after midnight.

Tuesday: Rain. High near 51. East northeast wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tuesday Night: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 37. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 43.

Wind Advisory posted for Sunday

News, Weather

November 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

334 PM CDT SAT NOV 2 2013

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

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY. SOUTH WINDS AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.* IMPACTS…STRONG WINDS MAY BLOW LOOSE ITEMS AROUND AND CAUSE MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE. DRIVING MAY BE DIFFICULT FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

Skyscan Forecast 11-02-2013

Podcasts, Weather

November 2nd, 2013 by Chris Parks

SKYSCAN FORECAST  Saturday, Nov. 2nd   Chris Parks

Today: Mostly Sunny.  H 54.  NW @ 10-15 w/ gusts to 20.

Tonight: Mostly Clear.  L 33. Light and variable wind becoming S @ 5-10.

Sunday: Sunny.  H 60.  Windy, SSE @ 10-15 increasing to 25-30.

Sunday Night: Slight chance of showers. Mostly Cloudy. L 46 and windy.

Monday: Slight chance of showers.  Mostly Cloudy.  H 59 and windy.

Tuesday: Rain likely and possibly a T’storm.  Cloudy. H 52.

Wednesday: Mostly Cloudy.  H 45.

Special Weather Statement

Weather

November 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA

513 PM CDT FRI NOV 1 2013

SAC-CALHOUN-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS- ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-DECATUR- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…SAC CITY…ROCKWELL CITY…DENISON… CARROLL…JEFFERSON…AUDUBON…GUTHRIE CENTER…ADEL…ATLANTIC…GREENFIELD…WINTERSET…CORNING…CRESTON…OSCEOLA… BEDFORD…MOUNT AYR…LEON

513 PM CDT FRI NOV 1 2013

…SHOWERS PRODUCING LOCALLY STRONG WIND GUSTS OVER WESTERN IOWA…SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS WERE TRACKING SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE WESTERN IOWA THIS AFTERNOON. SOME OF THESE SHOWERS HAVE BEEN PRODUCING BRIEF AND LOCALIZED WIND GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH AS THEY PASS THROUGH. THE THREAT FOR THESE ISOLATED STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS BEFORE SUBSIDING AFTER SUNSET.

SMALL HAIL WAS OBSERVED IN ATLANTIC AT 5:15-P.M.

Parts of SW/Western IA still in a drought

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

November 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has released the latest version of its Water Summary, a look at drought conditions, precipitation values, and stream flows. Officials say rainfall during the month of October was slightly above normal, at 2.79 inches, as compared to normal October precipitation of 2.61 inches. However, more months of consistently above normal rainfall are needed to reduce drought conditions before the 2014 growing season.

The most significant groundwater concerns are in a band through the middle of the state with the driest areas in Boone, Calhoun and Webster counties. The lowest streamflow conditions are in the Skunk and Chariton River watersheds. With the exception of a swath of area stretching southeastward from Carroll through Guthrie, Madison, the eastern half of Adair and Union Counties, most streams in the KJAN listening area are at normal flow, according to the DNR.

Precipitation across southwest Iowa was at or above normal for the month, with the exception of a few counties to the south of Cass, where it was 50-to 75-percent below normal. Here in Atlantic, we received 3.95-inches for the month of October, which was well above the normal 2.76-inches.

The latest Drought Monitor from the National Drought Mitigation Center shows with the exception of central and western Pottawattamie County, most counties in the KJAN listening area either still abnormally dry, or in a moderate drought. In Atlantic, we’re still about 5-inches shy of normal precipitation for the year-to-date. Shallow groundwater across the area is at or near seasonal lows.

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For graphical maps of the drought situation, surf to http://www.iowadnr.gov/Portals/idnr/uploads/geology/10.31.13%20WSU2.pdf

Oct. 2013 weather data for Atlantic

Weather

November 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

(from records compiled at KJAN, the official National Weather Service reporting site for Atlantic)

Average High for Oct.: 63 (normal is 64);  Average Low: 37 (normal=39); Total precipitation: 3.95″ (normal 2.76″).

Year-to-date precipitation in Atlantic: 27.17″ (normal 31.98″)

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., Nov. 1st 2013

Podcasts, Weather

November 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (podcast) weather forecast for the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic, from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Friday 11/1/13

Weather

November 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Northwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 53. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 33. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph after midnight.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Windy, with a south southeast wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 36 mph.
Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Breezy.

Monday: A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Breezy.