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NWS weather forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: 5/10/15

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May 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

452 AM CDT SUN MAY 10 2015

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. WARMER. EAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE SEVERE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING…THEN PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS BEFORE MIDNIGHT. PARTLY CLOUDY AFTER MIDNIGHT. COOLER. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE SEVERE IN THE EVENING. LOW IN THE MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 50 PERCENT.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…COOLER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TUESDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S.

 

Iowa/Nebraska face stormy weekend, some rain, some snow

News, Weather

May 9th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Updated National Weather Service forecasts for Iowa and Nebraska indicate rain for Iowa with possibly strong storms developing on Sunday and a blast of a winter-like snowstorm for Western Nebraska.

Iowa’s rain chances increase into Saturday evening and there is potential for early Sunday morning severe weather continuing into Mother’s Day afternoon with areas of concern along the Iowa/Minnesota state line and in Western Iowa.

Southwest and west-central portions of Nebraska are areas of concern beginning with thunderstorms. Severe storms also could develop along the Nebraska/Iowa state line Saturday night.

Sunday brings possible isolated tornadoes from extreme eastern Nebraska into southwest Iowa Sunday afternoon. A winter weather advisory is issued for Sheridan County on northwest Nebraska, which could get up to 5 inches of snow Saturday night continuing into Sunday.

 

Hazardous Weather Outlook for southwest IA, 5/9/15

Weather

May 9th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE COUNTIES….1217 PM CDT SAT MAY 9 2015

THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT: ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MAY APPROACH THE SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA BORDER FROM KANSAS LATE THIS AFTERNOON BUT MORE WIDESPREAD ACTIVITY IS NOT EXPECTED UNTIL THIS EVENING WITH STORMS SPREADING NORTH DURING THE NIGHT. THERE WILL BE A MARGINAL RISK FOR SEVERE WEATHER ACROSS SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA THIS EVENING WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS THE PRIMARY HAZARDS. THE BETTER CHANCE OF WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR WEST OF EASTERN NEBRASKA TONIGHT FROM CENTRAL INTO WESTERN NEBRASKA, ALTHOUGH LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN IS POSSIBLE WITH STRONGER STORMS.

SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ON SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT AND OVER THE OUTLOOK AREA. SOME STORMS MAY BE SEVERE SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO EARLY SUNDAY EVENING IN EASTERN NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA. ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE FROM EXTREME EASTERN NEBRASKA INTO SOUTHWEST IOWA LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON BUT LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE THE PRIMARY HAZARDS.

THE CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS THEN RETURNS WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

STORM SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME FOR THIS AFTERNOON OR TONIGHT.

 

Skyscan Forecast 05-09-2015

Podcasts, Weather

May 9th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Today: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 70. East wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 4am. Low around 62. Breezy, with an east wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Windy, with a west wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 62.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Breezy.
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Flood Statement: Missouri River update

Weather

May 8th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

956 AM CDT FRI MAY 8 2015

…The Flood Warning is cancelled for the following river…

Missouri River at Plattsmouth affecting Mills County (IA) and Cass County (NE).

…The Flood Warning continues for the following river…

Missouri River At Nebraska City affecting Fremont County (IA) and Otoe County (NE).

Threat of severe weather is statewide on Sunday

News, Weather

May 8th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Mother Nature may be very busy on Mother’s Day. After a full week of stormy weather, forecasters say Iowans see a brief break from the clouds today (Friday), while the rains will return tomorrow. Meteorologist Kurt Kotenberg, at the National Weather Service, says it appears likely much of the state may see severe weather on Sunday.

“It will probably start to get potentially bad early afternoon especially through the early evening,” Kotenberg says. “One of the things we’ll be working on today is to narrow it down to a more specific area. The southern part of the state has a little better chance than northern Iowa for severe weather, but we’re looking at a statewide threat, as of right now.”

While many Iowans may be traveling this weekend to celebrate the holiday, they may need to keep an umbrella handy, while some Iowans may need to retreat to the basement. “We could be looking at all modes of severe weather here in Iowa,” Kotenberg says. “We could see some hail, some damaging winds and maybe even a few tornadoes across the state. Stay tuned to the forecast the next couple of days as we try to pin it down a little more but it looks like it could be a pretty widespread severe weather threat for Sunday.”

Parts of Nebraska had tornadoes and severe flooding this week, while that state’s weekend forecast calls for up to eight inches of snow in the higher elevations of the Panhandle.  “It looks like we’ll get to miss out on the cold weather here in Iowa,” Kotenberg says. “It’ll be cooler, certainly. We’ll probably see temperatures drop down to the 40s and high temperatures in the 60s, maybe even the 50s, but no snow in the forecast here in Iowa. It’ll be cooler, but snow-free.”

The skies may start to clear on Monday, as the forecast calls for a return to calmer, more seasonable weather.

(Radio Iowa)

Freese-Notis Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic: Fri., 5/8/2015

Weather

May 8th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Today: P/Cloudy to Cloudy. High 68. N @ 10-15.
Tonight: P/Cldy to Cldy. Low 54.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy w/a slight chance of isolated shwrs. High 70. E @ 10.
Tom. Night: Shwrs & tstrms late. Low 60. (1/4”-1/2” possible). E @ 15-20.

Sunday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/shwrs & tstrms. High 75.
Sunday night: A 40% chance of shwrs & tstrms. Low 50.

Monday: P/Cldy & breezy. High 65.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 76. We received six-tenths (.60) of an inch of rain here at the KJAN studios, yesterday. Our Low this morning (as of 5:30-a.m. was 53.

Last year on this date our High in Atlantic was 79. The Low was 46. The All-time record High for Atlantic on May 8th was 95 in 1895. The Record Low was 25 in 1980.

Sunrise today is at 6:09. Sunset is 8:25. Sunrise Saturday is 6:08.

NWS weather forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA, 5/8/15

Weather

May 8th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

352 AM CDT FRI MAY 8 2015

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE MID 50S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. EAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS. LOW AROUND 60. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 90 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY…COOLER. LOW AROUND 50. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…COOLER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S.

 

Significant Weather Advisory: Fremont-Page-Mills-Montgomery

Weather

May 7th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

733 PM CDT THU MAY 7 2015

SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE, WESTERN MONTGOMERY,SOUTHERN MILLS,NORTHWESTERN PAGE…NORTHERN FREMONT…COUNTIES UNTIL 830 PM CDT…

AT 732 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR 30 MILES SOUTH OF OMAHA…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH. HALF INCH HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

NEBRASKA CITY…RED OAK…MALVERN…STANTON…EMERSON…UNION… TABOR…THURMAN…RANDOLPH…HASTINGS…IMOGENE…COBURG AND CAMP CATRON.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…

HIGHWAY 34 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 17 AND 42.

HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 19 AND 34.

HIGHWAY 75 IN NEBRASKA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 51 AND 59.

INTERSTATE 29 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 12 AND 27.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM…AND MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

 

Flood Warning: N.W. Montgomery & Eastern Mills Counties

Weather

May 7th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

716 PM CDT THU MAY 7 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR…NORTHWESTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…EASTERN MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA… UNTIL 115 AM CDT FRIDAY

* AT 714 PM CDT…A GAUGE ON INDIAN CREEK NEAR EMERSON WAS REPORTING LEVELS OVER FLOOD STAGE. RADAR ESTIMATED UP TO 4 INCHES OF THIS RAIN IN THAT AREA FROM EARLIER STORMS. ADDITIONAL STORMS COULD MOVE IN THIS EVENING.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…EMERSON.