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Winter Storm Watch (update 11:42-a.m./NWS-Des Moines)

Weather

March 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES IN THE KJAN LISTENING AREA: ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD….

    …WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING…

* TIMING…SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SATURDAY AFTERNOON OVER
SOUTHWEST IOWA AND SPREAD OVER THE AREA SATURDAY EVENING. SNOW
WILL BE HEAVIEST SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH NOON SUNDAY.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 7
INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN THE WATCH AREA WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
TOTALS POSSIBLE ALONG THE IOWA AND MISSOURI BORDER.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 10 TO 20 MPH ON
SUNDAY WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH. THIS MAY RESULT IN SOME MINOR
BLOWING SNOW ACROSS THE REGION.

* IMPACTS…SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL LEAD TO HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. SOME COMPACTION OF
SNOW EARLY MAY LEAD TO ICY PATCHES AND SLICK TRAVEL AS WELL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR
THE LATEST FORECASTS FOR UPDATES.

More snow expected this weekend, 4-8″ for southern Iowa

News, Weather

March 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The calendar says it’s spring but winter is most certainly sticking around. Much of Iowa’s southern third is under a Winter Storm Watch for Saturday night into Sunday.

Winter Storm Watch Saturday & Sunday. Counties highlighted in blue.

Meteorologist Frank Boksa, at the National Weather Service, says the storm system is heading across the Great Plains and will hit Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri before it starts dumping snow on the Hawkeye State. “The latest computer models are actually bringing the storm a little bit further to the north which would put heavier snow into southern Iowa,” Boksa says. “The exact track of the storm is still uncertain but it does look like southern Iowa could see several inches of snow.”

Forecasts show parts of south-central Iowa may get the deepest snow, with four-to-eight inches possible. Here in the Atlantic area, we may receive anywhere from 1-to 3-inches. Further north, around an inch or less. After the storm passes, Boksa says below-normal temperatures will continue to chill much of the state to start next week, only creeping into the 20s and 30s.

“The normal highs for this time of year are in the low 50s and maybe by this time next week, we’ll be in the mid-40s,” Boksa says. “So we’re not looking, at least in the next week or so, we’re not looking at any big warm-ups.” A year ago, Iowa was enjoying an early spring, with record highs in the 80s.

(Radio Iowa)

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Friday, March 22nd 2013

Podcasts, Weather

March 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The KJAN listening area (podcast) forecast from Freese-Notis, and weather data for Atlantic

Winter Storm Watch expanded to parts of Southwest Iowa

News, Weather

March 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-

402 AM CDT FRI MAR 22 2013

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* TIMING…LIGHT SNOW SHOULD SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA SATURDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE BECOMING MODERATE AND PERHAPS BRIEFLY HEAVY BY SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING. THE SNOW SHOULD DECREASE TO FLURRIES BY SUNDAY EVENING.

* MAIN IMPACT…ROADS COULD INITIALLY BECOME SLICK LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON WITH UNPLOWED ROADS…SIDEWALKS AND DRIVEWAYS BECOMING SNOW COVERED OR SNOW-PACKED SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa: Fri., March 22nd 2013

Weather

March 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CDT FRI MAR 22 2013

TODAY…CLOUDY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 20S. EAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…(WINTER STORM WATCH FOR SOME COUNTIES ADJACENT TO CASS) SNOW. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 80 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTH WIND AROUND 15 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S.

MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED FLURRIES. HIGH IN THE MID 30S.

MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S.

Winter Storm Watch issued for parts of southwest Iowa beginning Saturday evening

News, Weather

March 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES INCLUDED IN THE WATCH: ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

336 AM CDT FRI MAR 22 2013

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SATURDAY AFTERNOON OVER SOUTHWEST IOWA AND SPREAD OVER THE AREA SATURDAY EVENING. SNOW WILL BE HEAVIEST SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH NOON SUNDAY.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 7 INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN THE WATCH AREA WITH LOCALLY HIGHER TOTALS POSSIBLE ALONG THE IOWA AND MISSOURI BORDER.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 10 TO 20 MPH ON SUNDAY WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH. THIS MAY RESULT IN SOME MINOR BLOWING SNOW ACROSS THE REGION.

* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL LEAD TO HAZARDOUS TRAVEL SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. SOME COMPACTION OF SNOW EARLY MAY LEAD TO ICY PATCHES AND SLICK TRAVEL AS WELL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS FOR UPDATES.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Thu., March 21st 2013

Podcasts, Weather

March 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the Freese-Notis (podcast) forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather data for Atlantic…

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa: March 21st 2013

Weather

March 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

338 AM CDT THU MAR 21 2013

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. EAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 20S. EAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. CHANCE OF SNOW 60 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGH IN THE MID 30S.

SUNDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S.

MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED FLURRIES. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: March 20th, 2013

Podcasts, Weather

March 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The (Podcast) weather forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area from Freese-Notis, and weather data for Atlantic…

NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area, March 20th 2013

Weather

March 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Today: Sunny, with a high near 34. Wind chill values as low as zero. Northwest wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 14. Wind chill values as low as 5. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east northeast after midnight.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 35. Wind chill values as low as 5. East southeast wind 7 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 21. East wind around 9 mph.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of snow before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. East wind around 7 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Saturday: A slight chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night: A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 27. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday: A chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 40%.