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NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area: Fri., Jan. 4th 2013

Weather

January 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

INCLUDING THE CITY OF ATLANTIC… 341 AM CST FRI JAN 4 2013

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW AROUND 15. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW 10 TO 15. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW 15 TO 20.

MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S.

Holiday storms have limited impact on US drought

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

January 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Holiday storms that pounded much of the nation with snow and rain did little to ease the overall grip of the worst U.S. drought in decades.  The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows that about 61 percent of the continental U.S. remained in some form of drought as of Tuesday, down less than a percentage point from the previous week. That number has been above 60 percent largely since July.

More than 21 percent of the lower 48 states are in extreme or exceptional drought, the two worst categories. That’s down slightly from the previous week.  All of Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and South Dakota are in drought.   But some areas in the Southeast are emerging from drought after heavy rains since Christmas Day.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Thu., Jan. 3rd 2013

Podcasts, Weather

January 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The (podcast) KJAN listening area forecast from Freese-Notis, and weather data for Atlantic…

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NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area: Jan. 3rd 2013

Weather

January 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

INCLUDING THE CITY OF…ATLANTIC

348 AM CST THU JAN 3 2013

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED FLURRIES THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. COLDER. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY...SUNNY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW 10 TO 15. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 30. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW 10 TO 15.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. LOW 15 TO 20.

MONDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S.

December wraps up among the wetter, warmer Decembers on record for Iowa

News, Weather

January 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Iowa’s weather went from one extreme to the other in December, as a very warm start was followed by a harsh blizzard. After so many months of drought, state climatologist Harry Hillaker says that big storm dumped almost 14 inches of snow on parts of central Iowa, moisture that was much-needed.  “Overall, December was a wetter-than-normal month, preliminarily ranking 35th wettest in 140 years of records,” Hillaker says. “Southeastern Iowa, much of that precipitation came in the form of rain. Elsewhere in the state, it was about equally divided between rain and snowfall.” Hillaker says December kicked off being quite warm but the temperature dropped like a rock.

“The month got off to a very mild start and then the more seasonal temperatures arrived during the last week and a half or so of December,” Hillaker says. “Overall, we averaged almost five-degrees warmer than normal and it was the 38th warmest December in 140 years of records.” As for the month ahead, January is shaping up to be quite cold but Hillaker predicts a slow warming trend in the first few weeks along with drier-than-normal conditions.

In Atlantic, the average High for the month of December was 38-degrees, which was three-degrees warmer than normal. The average low was 16, which was just one-degree warmer than normal. Precipitation (both rainfall & melted snowfall) amounted to 1.55-inches.  Actual snowfall for the month was 9.1-inches.

(Information from Radio Iowa & KJAN records)

December 2012 Weather Data for Atlantic, IA

Weather

January 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Average High: 38 degrees; Average Low: 16; Warmest daytime high: 63 on Dec. 3rd; Lowest daytime high: 13 on Dec. 25th; Coldest Low: -2 on the 29th & 31st.

Precipitation for the month (including rain and melted snowfall): 1.55″

Snowfall for the month: 9.1″

(Data from KJAN, the official National Weather Service reporting station for Atlantic).

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Wed., Jan, 2nd 2013

Podcasts, Weather

January 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The (podcast) KJAN listening area forecast from Freese-Notis Meteorologist Harvey Freese, and weather data for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….

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NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area: Jan. 2nd, 2013

Weather

January 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

INCLUDING THE CITY OF…ATLANTIC; 343 AM CST WED JAN 2 2013

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON…THEN CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 20 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…CLOUDY. SCATTERED FLURRIES. LOW AROUND 15. NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 20. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW AROUND 15.

SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. LOW 10 TO 15.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Tue., Jan. 1st 2013

Podcasts, Weather

January 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (podcast) forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather data for Atlantic….

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NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties: Tue., Jan. 1st 2013

Weather

January 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

INCLUDING THE CITY OF ATLANTIC… 343 AM CST TUE JAN 1 2013

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH 15 TO 20. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 10. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED FLURRIES IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. WEST WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. SCATTERED FLURRIES THROUGH MIDNIGHT. LOW 10 TO 15. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH 15 TO 20. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE.

FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. LOW 10 TO 15.