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Dense Fog Advisory for far west/southwest IA until 9-a.m. Monday

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February 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-FREMONT
DENSE FOG ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST MONDAY

* VISIBILITY…WIDESPREAD VISIBILITIES OF A QUARTER MILE OR LESS ARE EXPECTED IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

* IMPACTS…WITH TEMPERATURES BELOW FREEZING AND WIDESPREAD  FOG…FREEZING FOG ON SURFACES IS LIKELY WHICH MAY CREATE SLICK SPOTS…ESPECIALLY ON UNTREATED ROAD SURFACES. THE DENSE FOG WILL ALSO MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

(updated 4:29-a.m.) FREEZING FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST MONDAY

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February 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

(Issued 412 AM CST MON FEB 6 2012 NWS/Dsm)

COUNTIES INCLUDED IN THE ADVISORY: CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A FREEZING FOG ADVISORY WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST MONDAY. 

* VISIBILITY…VISIBILITIES WILL RANGE FROM ONE EIGHTH TO ONE HALF MILE. 

* IMPACTS…IN ADDITION TO LOW VISIBILITIES…FROST COVERED ROADS ARE POSSIBLE WITH ICY CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… 

A FREEZING 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. ALSO…BE ALERT FOR FROST ON BRIDGE DECKS CAUSING SLIPPERY ROADS.

Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA on Sun., Feb. 5 2012

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February 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

345 AM CST SUN FEB 5 2012 Natl. Weather Service/Des Moines

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG. LOW 15 TO 20. WEST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

MONDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 20. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE

NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. LOW 15 TO 20.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S.

Running Snowfall Total at KJAN

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February 4th, 2012 by Chris Parks

6:00am: 1″
7:00am: 2″
8:00am: 2.8″
9:00am: 4.5″
10:00am: 5.5″
11:00am: 6.5″
12:00pm: 7″

Skyscan Forecast 02-04-2012

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February 4th, 2012 by Chris Parks

SKYSCAN FORECAST                     Saturday, February 4, 2012     Chris Parks     

*Winter Storm Warning until 6am Sunday for CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION counties*

*Winter Storm Warning until Midnight for MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY counties.*

*Winter Weather Advisory until 6am Sunday for Clarke, Taylor and Ringgold Counties*

*Winter Weather Advisory until Midnight tonight for Fremont and Page Counties*

Today: Snow and areas of blowing snow.  NNE @ 15-30.  5-9 inches of snow accumulation possible.  H 32.

 Tonight: Snow until 9pm. Cloudy then partly cloudy.  N @ 10-20.  L 19.

 Sunday: Mostly Sunny.  NW @ 5-10.  H 33.

 Monday: Sunny.  W @ 5-10.  H 35.

 Tuesday: Partly Sunny.  H 31.

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Severe Weather Statement for West Central IA…including Cass County

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February 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA

409 AM CST SAT FEB 4 2012

…HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED TO EXPAND ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST IOWA TODAY…

A POWERFUL WINTER STORM WILL AFFECT THE AREA TODAY AND BRING MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL TO THE REGION. A PERIOD OF SNOW WITH THUNDER IS POSSIBLE THIS MORNING. IF THE THUNDER SNOW OCCURS…SNOWFALL RATES WILL APPROACH 2 INCHES PER HOUR. THE SNOWFALL WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH FROM NORTH TO SOUTH THIS AFTERNOON.

CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-

CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS & UNION COUNTIES, INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…DENISON…CARROLL…JEFFERSON…BOONE…AMES…AUDUBON…GUTHRIE CENTER…ADEL…DES MOINES…ATLANTIC…GREENFIELD…WINTERSET…CORNING…CRESTON

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST SUNDAY…

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE TO EXPAND AND TRANSITION TO ALL SNOW EARLY THIS MORNING. EXPECT THE HEAVIEST SNOW TO OCCUR BETWEEN 6 AM AND NOON TODAY.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW…SNOWFALL AMOUNTS FROM 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE FORECAST FOR THE AREA. LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE WESTERN PORTION OF THE WARNED AREA. A SHARP CUTOFF IS EXPECTED ALONG A WEST TO EAST LINE FROM NORTHERN CRAWFORD THROUGH NORTHERN STORY COUNTIES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…NORTHEAST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS WILL CAUSE VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS AND DRIFTING OF SNOW TODAY AND TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS…HEAVY SNOW WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS DURING THE PERIOD. THE FALLING SNOW…COMBINED WITH STRONG WINDS… WILL LEAD TO REDUCED VISIBILITIES. UNTREATED SURFACES WILL BECOME ICY AS THE SNOW FREEZES TO THE PAVEMENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT… FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE YOU BECOME STRANDED.

Saturday Forecast (2-4-12) for Cass & area counties

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February 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

359 AM CST SAT FEB 4 2012

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST SUNDAY...

TODAY…SNOW. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BREEZY. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 8 INCHES. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION 6 TO 11 INCHES. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW NEAR 100 PERCENT.

TONIGHT..MOSTLY CLOUDY UNTIL EARLY MORNING THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE EVENING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW BEFORE MIDNIGHT. BREEZY…COLDER. LOW AROUND 20. NORTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 50 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW 15 TO 20. WEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

MONDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S.

Thundersnow possible this morning….

News, Weather

February 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

(Source: Severe Storms Predication Center/Norman, OK 3:28-A.M. cst)

AREAS AFFECTED…Eastern NE & Western IA

CONCERNING…HEAVY SNOW….

INCH AN HOUR SNOWFALL RATES /GREATER IN THUNDERSNOW/ WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF LATER THIS MORNING. CESSATION OF HEAVIER RATES IS ALREADY ONGOING ACROSS CENTRAL NEB.  HEAVY SNOWFALL HAS DEVELOPED IN THE FAVORED LEFT EXIT REGION OF A MID-UPPER LEVEL JET…NOW QUICKLY PROGRESSING NORTHEASTWARD.

WITH THE LESSENING OF MORE SUPPORTIVE VERTICAL MOTION…RATES SHOULD GRADUALLY BEGIN TO TAPER OFF THIS MORNING. UNTIL THEN…WEAK MID-LEVEL INSTABILITY HAS SUPPORTED THE OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING STRIKE ACROSS SOUTHERN NEB. THIS AREA OF ENHANCED CONVECTIVE SNOWFALL POTENTIAL WILL SHIFT INTO SOUTHERN IA OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS. BRIEF BURSTS OF HEAVIER SNOW REMAIN POSSIBLE IN THUNDERSNOW.

Weather Statement update 3:19-a.m. for far Western/SW IA…

News, Weather

February 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until Midnight for Fremont & Page Counties, where 1-3 inches of snow are expected.

WINTER STORM WARNING…

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY COUNTIES...

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT…

* TIMING…SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF DAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR THROUGH THE LATE MORNING HOURS WITH SNOW TAPERING OFF BY LATE AFTERNOON. * ACCUMULATIONS…A BAND OF SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 11 INCHES IS EXPECTED TO EXTEND FROM SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA ROUGHLY ALONG AND NORTH OF THE INTERSTATE 80 CORRIDOR AND INTO WEST CENTRAL IOWA. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO OVER A FOOT ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THAT BAND OF HEAVY SNOW. * IMPACTS…TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT THROUGH THE DAY DUE TO HEAVY WET SNOW AND SOME BLOWING SNOW IS POSSIBLE. THE COMBINATION OF SNOWFALL AND WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO A HALF MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

Latest forecast for Cass & area counties in Iowa

Weather

February 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

907 PM CST FRI FEB 3 2012

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST SUNDAY…

REST OF TONIGHT...LIGHT RAIN LIKELY BEFORE MIDNIGHT…THEN SNOW AND RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY. SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO 2 INCHES. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.

SATURDAY…SNOW…BREEZY. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 5 INCHES. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION 4 TO 7 INCHES. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW NEAR 100 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT. BREEZY…COLDER. LOW AROUND 20. NORTH WIND 5 TO 20 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW AROUND 15. WEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. LOW 15 TO 20.