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NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area: Wed., Feb. 13th 2013

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February 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

339 AM CST WED FEB 13 2013

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. LOW AROUND 30. WEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING CLOUDY. BREEZY…COLDER. SCATTERED FLURRIES IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT… THEN SCATTERED FLURRIES AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY…COLDER. LOW 15 TO 20. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 50 PERCENT.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. SCATTERED FLURRIES. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 10. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COOL. LOW AROUND 20. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Tue., Feb. 12th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

February 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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

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Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa: Feb. 12th 2013

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February 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 20S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…COLDER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. SCATTERED FLURRIES. LOW AROUND 20.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. COLDER. SCATTERED FLURRIES. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S.

Iowa State updating weather reporting stations

News, Weather

February 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State University is updating its statewide network of automatic weather reporting stations.  ISU Extension agronomist Elwynn Taylor says the updated stations will provide information on soil moisture and crop water consumption, letting farmers know the limits being placed on crop yield “by water stress as the season progresses.”

The new stations are replacing units that have been in place for more than 30 years. The networked readings will be monitored on the Mesonet (http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/ ).    The new stations also will measure rain, air and soil temperature, humidity, sunlight, wind speed and direction. The units will be solar powered.  The goal is to have at least one station in every county.

(Podcast) Weather forecast for Mon., Feb. 11th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

February 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The (Podcast) Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area from Freese-Notis Meteorologist Dan Hicks, and weather data for Atlantic from KJAN News Director, Ric Hanson…

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Wind Advisory continues until Noon Monday for areas north of I-80

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February 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

(issued 4:22-a.m. NWS Des Moines)

A Wind Advisory remains in effect until Noon today (Monday), for the following counties in the  KJAN listening area: Audubon, Guthrie, Dallas, Crawford, Carroll and Sac.

STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MIDDAY TODAY .A STRONG LOW PRESSURE OVER WISCONSIN WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE EAST TODAY OVER THE GREAT LAKES REGION. VERY GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING MUCH OF THE MORNING BEFORE WEAKENING BY THIS AFTERNOON. SOME LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS AND BLOWING SNOW IS POSSIBLE WHICH MAY ENHANCE DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY…

VERY STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF THE MORNING HOURS BEFORE DIMINISH AFTER MIDDAY. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 30 MPH…WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH. THE WIND WILL MAKE DRIVING HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES DIFFICULT AND BLOW LOOSE OBJECTS ABOUT. IN ADDITION…PERIODIC LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS COMBINED WITH THE VERY STRONG WINDS WILL LEAD TO BRIEF REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY AT TIMES AND BLOWING SNOW ACROSS ROADWAYS MAY LEAD TO ICE OR SNOW COVERED ROADS IN SOME AREAS.

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Mon., Feb. 11th 2013

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February 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A Wind Advisory remains in effect until Noon today, for: Audubon, Guthrie, Dallas, Crawford, Carroll and Sac Counties.

Today: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 35. Windy, with a west northwest wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 14 to 19 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 38 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 20. West northwest wind 5 to 11 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 41. West southwest wind 5 to 13 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 22. West southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.

Thursday: A slight chance of rain and snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 37. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Blustery.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 26. Blustery.

NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area

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February 10th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 3:46-p.m. Sun., Feb. 10 2013)

**A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 9-p.m. for Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont and Page Counties.* A Wind Advisory is in effect until 3-a.m. Monday, for Monona-Harrison and Shelby Counties, & a Wind Advisory will be in effect from 9-pm Sunday until Noon on Monday, for Sac-Crawford-Carroll-Audubon-Guthrie and Dallas Counties.**

Tonight: Cloudy w/light rain or drizzle this evening, & a slight chance of light snow before midnight. Low around 26. West winds at 20-40mph.  

Monday: Partly Sunny & breezy. High around 35. NW winds @ 15-25 w/gusts to 35.

Mon. Night: Mostly Clear. Low around 20. W @ 5-10.

Tuesday: Mostly Clear. High around 41. W-SW @ 5-15.

Tue. Night: Mo. Clear. Low around 23.

Wednesday: Partly Cloudy. High around 44.

Thursday: Partly Sunny. High around 37.

Wind Advisory issued for western IA from 9-pm Sun. until Noon Monday

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February 10th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES IN THE KJAN LISTENING AREA: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS. (ISSUED 332 PM CST SUN FEB 10 2013)

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST MONDAY.

WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHWEST AND INCREASE TONIGHT WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS BEGINNING AROUND 9 PM TONIGHT AND CONTINUING INTO MONDAY MORNING. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 25 TO 30 MPH…WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH.

THE WIND WILL MAKE DRIVING HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES DIFFICULT. LOOSE OBJECTS MAY ALSO BE BLOWN ABOUT IN THE WINDS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3-A.M. MONDAY, FOR: MONONA-HARRISON AND SHELBY COUNTIES. AND, A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9-P.M. SUNDAY FOR: POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT AND PAGE COUNTIES.

NWS forecast for Atlantic, & the KJAN listening area: Sun., Feb. 10th 2013

Weather

February 10th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 6:25-a.m. NWS/Des Moines)

Wind Advisory for Monona-Harrison-Shelby-Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont & Page Counties, from 3pm-9pm today

Today: Rain likely, mainly before 9am. Cloudy, with a high near 46. Windy, with a south southeast wind 18 to 21 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: A slight chance of rain and snow before 9pm, then a slight chance of snow between 9pm and midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 26. Windy, with a west northwest wind 22 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Windy, with a west northwest wind 19 to 24 mph decreasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 21. West northwest wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 39. West wind 5 to 13 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 24.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.