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(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: March 20, 2012

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March 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, from Freese-Notis Meteorologist Harvey Freese, and the weather stats for Atlantic, from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….

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NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa: Tue., March 20th 2012

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March 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

(prepared 4:10-a.m., Nat’l. Weather Service/Des Moines)

Today…Occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms. Cooler. High in the mid 60s. South wind near 10 mph shifting to the east with gusts to around 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Tonight…Cloudy. Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms through midnight…then a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Low in the mid 50s. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph through midnight. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Wednesday…Cloudy with a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. High in the upper 60s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Wednesday Night…Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms. Low around 50. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Thursday…Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. High in the lower 60s. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

Thursday Night…Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Low in the upper 40s.

Friday…Partly sunny with a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. High in the mid 60s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Large Hail, Damaging winds & heavy rain possible today & tonight

News, Weather

March 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service says there is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms in the KJAN listening area this afternoon and tonight. The main threat at this time appears to be from large hail and damaging winds, and, although heavy rain is also possible (1-2″), the flooding threat remains low.  Spotter activation may be needed today and tonight across portions of west central and southwest Iowa.

Periods of showers and thunderstorms can be expected Tuesday through Thursday. The Weather Service says there is a low chance of an isolated thunderstorm across southern Iowa Tuesday, but the widespread threat for severe weather remains minimal.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Mon., March 19 2012

Podcasts, Weather

March 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area from Freese-Notis Meteorologist Harvey Freese, and the weather stats for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….

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Record High Temp Recorded in Atlantic, Sunday

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March 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The temperature in Atlantic this (Sunday) afternoon reached 81-degrees, which is a record for this date. The old record of 80, was set 94 years ago, in 1918. Saturday’s high was 82, which was only two-degrees shy of tying the record set back in 1894. The near week-long string of record breaking highs appears to have come to an end. The forecast for the work week calls for showers and thunderstorms Monday through Thursday, with highs starting out in the low 70′s, and ending in the mid-to upper- 60′s.

Skyscan Forecast 03-17-2012

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March 17th, 2012 by Chris Parks

SKYSCAN FORECAST                     Saturday, March 17, 2012       Chris Parks     

Today: Slight chance showers in morning. Otherwise, Sunny.  S @ 10-20.  H 81

Tonight: Partly Cloudy.  S @ 15-20.  L 61

Sunday: Partly Sunny.  S @ 15-25.  H 79.

Monday: Showers and T’storms.  S @ 15-20.  H 71.

Tuesday: Showers and T’storms likely.  Mostly Cloudy.  H 62.

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New Record High Temp for Atlantic today

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March 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

For the third time in less than a week, Atlantic has broken the record for a High temperature. We topped out at 78-degrees this (Friday) afternoon, which beat the old record of 77 set on March 16th in 1966 and 2003.

Wednesday’s high of 78 broke the record of 72 set in 1908, and on Tuesday, our high of 79 in Atlantic broke a record set in 2007. The National Weather Service says near record highs across the area are possible again on Saturday. Here in Atlantic, we look for a high near 80.

Dense Fog Advisory issued for Cass & area Counties

News, Weather

March 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-ADAMS-TAYLOR-COUNTIES
 650 AM CDT FRI MAR 16 2012
 
 …DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING.  WIDESPREAD FOG WITH VISIBILITIES OF A QUARTER MILE  OR LESS HAS DEVELOPED OVER WESTERN IOWA. CONDITIONS SHOULD BEGIN  TO IMPROVE BY 900 AM OR 1000 AM HOWEVER WITH VISIBILITIES OF AT  LEAST SEVERAL MILES BY THAT TIME. 

FOG WILL SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND PRODUCE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS EARLY THIS MORNING.

Special Weather Statement: Dense Fog across western IA

News, Weather

March 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

540 AM CDT FRI MAR 16 2012

Counties:  EMMET-PALO ALTO-POCAHONTAS-SAC-CALHOUN-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-CASS-ADAMS-TAYLOR-  

DENSE FOG OVER PARTS OF WESTERN IOWA THIS MORNING:

FOG HAS DEVELOPED OVER MUCH OF WESTERN IOWA THIS MORNING AND IS
EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGH AT LEAST 900 AM. THE FOG WILL BE DENSE IN SPOTS AS WELL WITH VISIBILITIES DOWN TO A QUARTER MILE OR LESS. MOTORISTS SHOULD ALLOW FOR EXTRA TRAVEL TIME EARLY THIS MORNING AND DRIVE CAUTIOUSLY WITH INCREASED DISTANCE BETWEEN VEHICLES.

Dense Fog Advisory until 11-a.m for parts of SW Iowa

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March 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MONTGOMERY-PAGE.  524 AM CDT FRI MAR 16 2012
 
 …DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CDT THIS MORNING
 
 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A DENSE  FOG ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CDT THIS MORNING.  EXPECT VISIBILITIES AS LOW AS ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS IN MANY ACROSS ACROSS EASTERN NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA. BE PREPARED FOR RAPID FLUCTUATIONS IN VISIBILITY IF
TRAVELING THIS MORNING AND ALLOW FOR EXTRA FOLLOWING ROOM IN BETWEEN VEHICLES. A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE
REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING…SLOW DOWN…USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS…AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.