Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Tonight Showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a chance of showers. Low around 53. South southeast wind 6 to 14 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Thursday A 10 percent chance of showers before 7am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 70. West northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. South wind 6 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 45.
Saturday Sunny, with a high near 73.
Today Sunny, with a high near 69. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 43. Southeast wind 7 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Partly sunny, with a high near 68. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Wednesday Night A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. South southeast wind 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday A slight chance of showers before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
(Updated 4:04-a.m/NWS Des Moines)
Early This Morning – Clear. Northwest wind near 5 mph.
Today – Sunny. High in the upper 60s. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight – Clear. Low in the lower 40’s. Northwest wind near 5 mph shifting to the northeast after midnight.
Tuesday – Sunny. High in the upper 60s. Southeast wind near 10 mph.
Tuesday Night – Mostly clear. Low in the lower 40s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday – Mostly sunny. High in the mid 60s. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.
Wednesday Night – Cloudy with a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Low in the lower 50s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Thursday – Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. High in the lower 60s.
4:08-a.m. SUN OCT 19 2014/NWS – Des Moines
EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. SOUTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.
TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MONDAY...SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
MONDAY NIGHT...CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S.
TUESDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S.
Today: Sunny, with a high near 58. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 40. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the evening.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 46. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 67. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 65.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 65.
345 AM CDT FRI OCT 17 2014 – (from the Nat’l Weather Service in Des Moines)
EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.
TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY…COOLER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.
SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW AROUND 40. SOUTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.
SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.
SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 40S.
MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. LOW IN THE MID 40S.
Shelby County Emergency Service Officials, including Fire Chiefs, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Management will begin twice weekly updates on local fire danger conditions. Signs placed strategically in each community, primarily at the fire Stations will indicate what the fire danger is for any particular day.
This program, implemented in 2010, resulted in a reduction of fire responses countywide. The continuous bi weekly fire danger assessments are provided by email to the media, Fire Chiefs, and others who support the program on their web pages, through radio, and cable TV information pages. This has, at times, reduced the need for our county to implement a complete burn ban.
When someone has the need to burn a pile of brush, debris, or buildings, they are asked to contact the Emergency Management Agency at 755-2124. The dispatchers will obtain the location and nature of the planned burn and will provide the caller with the Fire Chiefs contact information. Through this expanded communication process, we have found some burns can be rescheduled to a different time of day, where wind and moistures are more acceptable. The Fire Chiefs can have input as to how the burn can be conducted safely and be aware of the activity should it become unmanageable.
Shelby County has four color coded distinct levels:
LOW – You are asked to call in and report your burning projects to dispatch at 712-755-2124, and notify your local Fire Chief.
Moderate – You are asked to call in and report your burning projects to dispatch at 712-755-2124, and notify your local Fire Chief. Timing for burns should be morning, or evening hours and extinguished by dark unless authorized by Fire Chief due to possible impacts to roads and health from smoke. Burns must be monitored at all times.
High – Burning of any kind is restricted unless approval is received from local Fire Chief. Controlled burns that are not reported will result in Fire Department being dispatched, and fires extinguished if determined to be un-safe. Please call 712-755-2124 with questions.
Extreme – Burning is prohibited, unless you have a signed permit from the local Fire Chief. Fires on Extreme days can grow rapidly and pose a risk to the Health and Safety of the Community.
If you have any questions please call 712-755-2124.