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Hazardous weather outlook for western/sw Iowa

Weather

May 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT COUNTIES….    1128 AM CDT THU MAY 16 2013

THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT…

ISOLATED SEVERE STORMS ARE POSSIBLE DURING THE AFTERNOON AND
POSSIBLY TONIGHT WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS THE PRIMARY
HAZARDS.

   FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY…

THERE IS ANOTHER CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE REGION
SATURDAY NIGHT. THE STRONGEST STORMS LOOK TO BE ON SUNDAY
AFTERNOON AND NIGHT.

Urban & small stream flood advisory: southeast Pott County

Weather

May 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

POTTAWATTAMIE IA-
1118 AM CDT THU MAY 16 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR…SOUTHEASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY UNTIL 215 PM CDT

* AT 1113 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN THE
ADVISORY AREA. UP TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN THE PAST HOUR.

* MINOR FLOODING WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF          SOUTHEASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY. THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STREAMS AND DRAINAGES…WALNUT CREEK… FARM CREEK…SPRING CREEK…CLARKS BRANCH…INDIAN CREEK…GRAYBILL CREEK…CRABAPPLE CREEK…WEST NISHNABOTNA RIVER…JORDAN CREEK AND EAST NISHNABOTNA RIVER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS…AS WELL AS FARM AND COUNTRY ROADS. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE  POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

Severe weather possible this weekend

News, Weather

May 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Des Moines says scattered thunderstorms are possible today over far southern and western Iowa. The focus for thunderstorms will shift to northern Iowa overnight before ending on Friday. Saturday will be mostly sunny and warm ahead of a system that will impact the state Sunday and Monday. Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to develop Sunday afternoon into Monday. Large hail, damaging winds and even a few tornadoes will be possible with this activity. Wednesday set the Iowa tornado free consecutive day streak with 356 straight days.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: May 16th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

May 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: May 16th 2013

Weather

May 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

400 AM CDT THU MAY 16 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. EAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH AROUND 80. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW AROUND 60. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 20 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. HIGH AROUND 80. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 70S.

Forecasters: US midsection could see bad weather

News, Weather

May 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Forecasters say portions of the central United States could see severe weather this weekend and Monday. The Storm Prediction Center at Norman, Okla., said Wednesday a bout of “fairly substantial” bad weather is possible in Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakotas on Saturday, from Oklahoma to Iowa on Sunday and from Oklahoma to Illinois on Monday.

Storms could become steadily worse through the period — starting with hail and high winds Saturday and evolving into a system with tornadoes possible by Monday in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. The bad weather could extend into Tuesday but forecasters said a longer term storm prediction was not possible yet.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: May 15th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

May 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (podcast) weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather stats for Atlantic, including a new Record High set for May 14th….

NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area: Wed., May 15th 2013

Weather

May 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

401 AM CDT WED MAY 15 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. NOT AS WARM. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. EAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH AROUND 80. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 60S.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S.

Special Weather Statement: western Iowa

Weather

May 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-… 447 PM CDT TUE MAY 14 2013

ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE DEVELOPING ALONG AN ADVANCING COLD FRONT ACROSS NORTHERN AND WESTERN IOWA. A FEW OF THESE SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL BRIEFLY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH…AFFECTING DRIVERS AND POSSIBLY PRODUCING LOCALIZED WIND DAMAGE.

High temp records shattered across the Midwest Tuesday

News, Weather

May 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Record high temperatures were shattered across the Midwest, Tuesday. In Atlantic, we hit 97 degrees at 4-p.m. That broke the old record of 96 set in 1915. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says readings in portions of northwest and west central Iowa breached 100-degrees Tuesday. The Omaha/Council Bluffs metro area reached 101-degrees for a new record high. Other records broken include Carroll at 102-degrees, Denison and Harlan hit 100-degrees, and Clarinda at 93. Sioux City was at 106-degrees, with Estherville and Spencer both at 103 by mid-afternoon. The record high in Des Moines was set at 3:10-p.m. when the temperature at the Des Moines International Airport hit 94 degrees. The previous record was 93 in 1988.

Hillaker says this is the earliest occurrence of 106 degrees in Iowa since Sac City hit 108 degrees on May 29th, 1934. Historically, there have been 11 years in Iowa since 1873, where temperatures have reached or exceeded 100 degrees in the month of May.1934saw the most days, with 10 dates reaching the century mark. 1934 also saw the highest May reading on record, with 111 degrees at Inwood, set on May 30th.

Conversely, this month also now marks one of the few times that snow has occurred in the same month at 100-degree heat in Iowa. May 1967 saw 8-inches of snow in Glenwood on the third, with temperatures hitting 100 degrees in Onawa on the 24th, and 104 degrees in Sioux Center on the 25th.

In April 1980, snow fell on several different days early in the month, with temps hitting 100 degrees in Fort Dodge and Waterloo on the 22nd.