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Nat’l. Weather Service Forecast for the KJAN listening area: 11/28/12

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November 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

352 AM CST WED NOV 28 2012

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 50. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. CHANCE OF RAIN 20 PERCENT.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Tue., Nov. 27th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

November 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

From Freese-Notis Meteorologist Harvey Freese, and weather data for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….

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Nat’l. Weather Service Forecast for the KJAN listening area: 11/27/12

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November 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

338 AM CST TUE NOV 27 2012

TODAY…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MID MORNING THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 40. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. LOW 15 TO 20. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 50. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. NOT AS COLD. LOW AROUND 30. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 30S. HIGH AROUND 50.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast :Nov. 26 2012

Podcasts, Weather

November 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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

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Nat’l. Weather Service forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa 11/26/12

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November 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

334 AM CST MON NOV 26 2012

TODAY…CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOW AROUND 15. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGH AROUND 50.

Iowa topsoil impacts summertime temperatures

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

November 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An Iowa State University scientist says if this coming spring is dry, record high temperatures are likely for the summer of 2013. Christopher Anderson is the assistant director of Iowa State University’s climate science program.”Our recent history tells us what can be predicted with certainty,” Anderson says. “Iowa’s wet years will become wetter and dry years will become drier (and) hotter.” Anderson says Iowa’s “deep, organic soils” help “modulate” the temperature in the summer — but only if the ground is moist.  “In Iowa, wet springs lead to cool summers. It seems counter intuitive, but the reason is because of our great soils. Recent examples are 2008, 2010 and 2011,” Anderson says.

“In 2012, rainfall was much below normal and we didn’t have floods, but instead July temperatures ranked third highest in the 140-year record.” According to Anderson, the summertime “cooling mechanism” that Iowa’s soil provides when it’s moist may be altered, however, by more frequent springtime floods that sweep away the topsoil. “The clearest trend that we’re seeing in Iowa’s climate records is in the spring rainfall,” Anderson says. “Our spring rainfall is much higher than it has been in the 140-year record and so what happens when there’s more spring rainfall is there’s potential and there is actual soil loss and if we lose our soil, we lose this ability to keep ourselves cool in the summer.”

There are about 450 different types of soil in Iowa. The average depth of topsoil in Iowa is between six and eight inches.

(Radio Iowa)

Skyscan Forecast 11-24-2012

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November 24th, 2012 by Chris Parks

SKYSCAN FORECAST           SATURDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2012     CHRIS PARKS

Today: Mostly sunny. Wind chill values as low as 5. Breezy, with a light south wind increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. H 42.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northwest after midnight. L 29.

Sunday: Partly sunny. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. H 42.

Monday: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy.  North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. H 36.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny.  H 40.

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(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., Nov. 23rd 2012

Podcasts, Weather

November 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (Podcast) forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather data for Atlantic…

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NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa: Nov. 23rd

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November 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

306 AM CST FRI NOV 23 2012

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. MUCH COLDER. NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY…BREEZY. MUCH COLDER. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH DECREASING TO 10 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOW AROUND 15. WEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH AROUND 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S.

MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. COLDER. HIGH IN THE MID 30S.

MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 20.

Snow in the forecast for Monday

Weather

November 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

335 PM CST THU NOV 22 2012 – Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. MUCH COLDER. LOW IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.

FRIDAY…SUNNY…BREEZY. MUCH COLDER. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 MPH DECREASING TO 10 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW 15 TO 20. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. COLDER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S.

MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S.