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(Podcast) Skyscan Weather forecast, 3/24/2015

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March 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather info. for Atlantic.

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NWS weather forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA 3/24/15

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March 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

345 AM CDT TUE MAR 24 2015

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. EAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

TODAY…WIDESPREAD RAIN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. BREEZY. HIGH AROUND 40. EAST WIND 5 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF  PRECIPITATION 90 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S.

 

Statewide Tornado Drill Wed. morning

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March 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Cass County is among the 99 counties in Iowa that are expected to participate in the annual tornado drill this Wednesday, March 25th. Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Kennon says as in the past, outdoor warning sirens will be activated in cities throughout Cass County at or near 10:15 a.m., NOAA weather radios will sound an alert and Cass County residents, businesses and schools will be asked to respond as they would to an actual severe weather event.Cass County EMA logo

New this year, is Cass County’s mass notification system, which will transmit a voice message warning to every landline telephone and an emergency text will be sent to all subscribers to the Cass Emergency Notification System. Kennon says “My hope is that we can get more subscribers to the county mass notification system. You can’t receive local emergency warning texts unless you register your cell phone. Subscribing is quick, easy and free.”

To register, residents can click on a link found on the kjan.com homepage (or  http://entry.inspironlogistics.com/cass_ia/wens.cfm) and sign up. You’ll enter your cell phone, e-mail and/or pager number, city and zip code. There are also links to register on the Cass County website homepage www.casscountyiowa.us, the Cass Co EMA Facebook page www.facebook.com/CassCoEMA, and the Cass Co Sheriffs Facebook page www.facebook.com/casscountysheriff.

The annual State wide tornado drill is the highlight of Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service’s Severe Weather Awareness Week that runs from March 23rd through March 27th, 2015. Severe Weather Awareness Week is an annual event to remind Iowans that severe weather is part of living in our state and that understanding the risks and how to respond to them can save lives.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast, Mon. March 23 2015

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March 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast, & weather info. for Atlantic.

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NWS weather forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA, 3/23/15

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March 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CDT MON MAR 23 2015

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. COOLER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHEAST  WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS BEFORE MIDNIGHT. LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT…THEN LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE MID 30S. EAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 80 PERCENT.

TUESDAY…BREEZY. RAIN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN LIGHT RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. EAST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 90 PERCENT.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY THROUGH MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 30S. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…COOLER. HIGH IN THE MID 40S.

 

Be Prepared: Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa

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March 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

This is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa as residents statewide are encouraged to be prepared for spring and summer storms. Each day of the week will focus on a different severe weather topic, and Mike McClure with the National Weather Service says today (Monday) they’re calling attention to the dangers of flash flooding. “In any poor drainage areas or near creeks, streams and rivers, it’s one of those great ideas to be prepared ahead of time. What would you do in case of flash flooding? Where would you go? Get your preparedness in order right now, ahead of time.” Other topics on the calendar for this week include severe thunderstorms, family preparedness and tornadoes, with a statewide tornado drill on Wednesday morning.

McClure says this is also the time to refresh yourself on the difference between a warning, which means severe weather is occurring or imminent, versus a watch, which means conditions are favorable for the development of severe weather. “It’s not an exact science, so the goal here is to not get locked in on the counties that are in a watch, because severe weather doesn’t fall nicely and neatly, unfortunately, as we’d like it to and that’s why we say, if you’re in or near a watch area be prepared and stay alert.”

The first tornado reported in Iowa last year happened in late March causing minor damage in Clarke County, with a statewide total last year of 55 tornadoes, the highest since 2008.

(Iowa News Service)

NWS weather forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa, 3/22/15

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March 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

516 AM CDT SUN MAR 22 2015

TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS BEFORE MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. COOLER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 30S. EAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.

TUESDAY…LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 90 PERCENT.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 30S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S.

KJAN listening area forecast from the NWS, 3/21/15

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March 21st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

402 AM CDT SAT MAR 21 2015

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLEAR. NOT AS COOL. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY...SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. EAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 30S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 30S. EAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 30 PERCENT.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. COOLER. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

TUESDAY…LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.

 

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather forecast, 3/20/15

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March 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast and Weather information for Atlantic.

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DENSE FOG ADVISORY for Cass & area Counties until 9-a.m. (3/20)

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March 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS-ADAIR-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD COUNTIES…518 AM CDT FRI MAR 20 2015

DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG
ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS MORNING.

* VISIBILITY…VISIBILITY WILL BE BELOW A QUARTER MILE TO NEAR
ZERO IN AREAS OF DENSER FOG.

* IMPACTS…VERY LOW VISIBILITY WILL MAKE DRIVING HAZARDOUS.
PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY AND CAUTIOUSLY.