Much of Iowa is waking up to brutally cold temperatures this (Monday) morning. A wind chill warning is in effect until noon today for a wide section of north-central Iowa while an area north of Interstate 80 is under a wind chill advisory. Rod Donovan is a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Johnston. Temperatures are 5 to 10-below in northern Iowa as increasing north winds knock wind chills down to 25 to 35-below, which will last much of the morning.
Donovan says the cold weather will be hanging around for several days. Tuesday will see a slight warm-up into the teens with 20s on Wednesday, but he’s expecting temps below freezing all week. Donovan says Iowans will have to wait until next weekend for daytime highs in the 20s and 30s.
(at 5:30-a.m., it was 1 degree above zero in Atlantic, with winds NW @ 15-25 mph, creating a wind chill factor of around -21.)
Here’s the Freese-Notis (podcast) forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, and the weather data for Atlantic…..
**Wind Chill Advisory until Noon for Audubon, Guthrie, Crawford, Carroll and Greene Counties**
M.L.King Day: Scattered flurries before 9am. Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 10. Wind chill values as low as -20. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -10. North northwest wind 6 to 9 mph.
Tuesday: A chance for flurries, then a slight chance of snow showers between noon and 3pm, and then a chance for flurries again. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 19. Wind chill values as low as -10. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday Night: Scattered flurries before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 10. Wind chill values as low as zero. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph in the evening.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 28. South southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming north in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 12.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 26.
348 AM CST MON JAN 21 2013
DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS MORNING. A REINFORCING SHOT OF ARCTIC AIR IS DROPPING INTO THE STATE EARLY THIS MORNING. INCREASING NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH COMBINED WITH TEMPERATURES FALLING DOWN TO 10 TO 15 BELOW NORTH AND ZERO TO 5 BELOW OVER CENTRAL IOWA WILL CREATE DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS.
AREA COUNTIES: CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE- DALLAS:
A WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY.
WIND CHILLS WILL DROP TO 20 BELOW TO 25 BELOW WITH LITTLE IMPROVEMENT OCCURRING THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS. FROSTBITE CAN EASILY OCCUR IF YO U ARE EXPOSED TO THE ELEMENTS FOR MORE THAN 30 MINUTES WITHOUT PROPER WINTER WEATHER CLOTHING.
A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND WIND WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.
…Including the City of Atlantic; 345 AM CST SUN JAN 20 2013
TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. MUCH COLDER. SCATTERED FLURRIES IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. BITTERLY COLD. BREEZY. LOW ZERO TO 5 BELOW. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. WIND CHILL READINGS 15 TO 20 BELOW.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY…PARTLY SUNNY. VERY COLD. BREEZY. HIGH AROUND 10. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. LOWEST WIND CHILL READINGS 15 BELOW TO 25 BELOW ZERO IN THE MORNING.
MONDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.
TUESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. HIGH 15 TO 20. SOUTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.
TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. LOW AROUND 15.
Here’s the Freese-Notis (Podcast) weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather data for Atlantic….
(Updated 2:50-p.m. THE FOLLOWING ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELLED….)
The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Wind Advisory for western Iowa. A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT TODAY (FRIDAY) UNTIL 3-P.M. FOR: AUDUBON, CRAWFORD, CARROLL AND SAC COUNTIES, AND UNTIL 6-P.M. FOR: CASS, ADAIR, ADAMS, DALLAS, GUTHRIE, MADISON, RINGGOLD, TAYLOR AND UNION COUNTIES.
South to southwest winds will be sustained at 25 to35-miles per hour this afternoon, with gusts to around 45. The strong winds will cause difficult driving conditions for high profile and lightweight vehicles. Use extra caution on the roads. Lightweight objects will also be blown around.
The Freese-Notis (podcast) weather forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, and weather data for Atlantic…
342 AM CST FRI JAN 18 2013 including the City of Atlantic….
TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. TEMPERATURE STEADY OR SLOWLY FALLING IN THE AFTERNOON. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY…COLDER. LOW AROUND 10. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.
SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. MUCH COLDER. SCATTERED FLURRIES IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 15.
MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE.