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NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA, 4/6/2015

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April 6th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

411 AM CDT MON APR 6 2015

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TODAY...CLOUDY. SCATTERED LIGHT SHOWERS AND PATCHY DRIZZLE  THROUGH THE DAY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

TUESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AND A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY DRIZZLE THROUGH MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 40S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. EAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 80 PERCENT.

THURSDAY…THUNDERSTORMS AND RAIN LIKELY. WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.

 

Nat’l. Weather Service Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 4/5/2015

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April 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Today: Sunny & breezy, with a high near 70. South wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts to near 30 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy & breezy, with a low around 47. South wind 10- to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Monday: Cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 67. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night: Cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low around 48. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday: Mostly Cloudy & breezy, w/a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 60. N/NE wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy & breezy, w/a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 59.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast, Saturday 4/4/2015

Podcasts, Weather

April 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic.

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“Blood moon” to make brief appearance this (Saturday) morning

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April 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Iowans should be able to get a good view of a total lunar eclipse early this (Saturday) morning. Linda Burkhart is director of the Sanford Museum and Planetarium in Cherokee. She says the attraction is commonly referred to as a blood moon.blood moon “A lunar eclipse is caused by the shadow of the earth going across the moon. The sunlight will still come through that shadow and will reflect the light, so only the red-orange colored light rays will get through the atmosphere, so it’ll make the moon appear a reddish color,” Burkhart says.

This morning’s lunar eclipse should begin around 5:15 a.m., with the total eclipse lasting for just five minutes at around 7 a.m.

(Radio Iowa)

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA, 4/4/15

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April 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

UPDATED 355 AM CDT SAT APR 4 2015

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY…BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. NOT AS COOL. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

MONDAY…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE SEVERE IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. EAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

MONDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 40S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 50 PERCENT.

TUESDAY…CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. COOLER. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 50 PERCENT.

RED FLAG WARNING from Noon-8pm today (4/4) for parts of w/sw IA

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April 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES:CRAWFORDMONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS & SAC; 321 AM CDT SAT APR 4 2015 RED_FLAG_WARning

DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY! TEMPERATURES WILL RISE INTO THE UPPER 60S TO LOWER 70S THIS AFTERNOON WHILE RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES FALL TO AROUND 15 TO 20 PERCENT. COMBINED WITH GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND DRY FUELS, EXTREME FIRE DANGER IS EXPECTED TODAY FROM LATE MORNING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS.

A RED FLAG WARNING WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY UNTIL 8 PM, FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR EASTERN NEBRASKA AND PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST IOWA.

* AFFECTED AREA…ALL OF EASTERN NEBRASKA AND MUCH OF SOUTHWEST IOWA.

* WINDS…SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AS LOW AS 16 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS…CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR…WITH A HIGH POTENTIAL FOR OUT OF CONTROL BURNS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW…OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS…LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather forecast, 4/3/2015

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April 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather info. for Atlantic.

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Fire Weather Watch will be in effect Saturday (4/4)

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April 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON

338 AM CDT FRI APR 3 2015 …

FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON UNTIL 8-PM SATURDAY, FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY. THE WATCH COVERS MOST OF EASTERN NEBRASKA AND PARTS OF WESTERN IOWA.

* WINDS…SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AS LOW AS 15 TO 20 PERCENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa, 4/3/15

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April 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

340 AM CDT FRI APR 3 2015

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED LIGHT SHOWERS.¬† BREEZY. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 50 PERCENT.

TODAY…CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED LIGHT SHOWERS THROUGH MID MORNING. THEN MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BREEZY. COOLER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 50 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SATURDAY…SUNNY…BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. BREEZY. LOW AROUND 40. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

SUNDAY…SUNNY…BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.

Much needed rain overnight

News, Weather

April 2nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The KJAN listening area received some much needed rain overnight, in light of numerous, recent grass and field fires and the dry, windy conditions western Iowa has been dealing with for the past few weeks. Here at the KJAN studios – your official National Weather Service reporting station for Atlantic – we received 1.05 inches of rain. Massena reports .79″.

Other, unofficial reports from various spotters and media include:

1.28″ in Council Bluffs; 1.1″ just south of Avoca; 1.06″ in Irwin; 1.02″ in Harlan; 1 inch in Oakland; .94″ in Audubon; .8″ in Shenandoah; .77″ in Clarinda; .63″ in Red Oak; .49″ in Creston and .28″ in Denison.