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Heat Advisory issued for most of Iowa on Wednesday

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June 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

National Weather Service/Des Moines (Issued 3:47-p.m. CDT June 26th, 2012) http://www.crh.noaa.gov/dmx/

DANGEROUS HEAT INDICES EXPECTED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON INTO THE EARLY EVENING. HOT TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH DEW POINT TEMPERATURES CLIMBING INTO THE 70S DURING THE AFTERNOON WILL PRODUCE HEAT INDICES ABOVE 100 OVER MUCH OF CENTRAL IOWA AND AROUND 105 DEGREES DURING THE AFTERNOON.

A HEAT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM CDT WEDNESDAY FOR ALL BUT FAR WEST/SW IA, WHERE THE ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9-P.M. WEDNESDAY

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY. HEAT INDICES WILL BE INCREASING THROUGH THE MORNING BE IN ADVISORY CRITERIA FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON INTO THE EARLY EVENING HOURS. THE HIGHEST HEAT INDICES OF 105 TO 108 WILL OCCUR DURING THE AFTERNOON. HEAT INDICES WEST OF INTERSTATE 35 WILL NOT BE QUITE AS HOT BUT STILL APPROACH 105.

THE COMBINATION OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL CREATE AN INCREASED RISK OF HEAT EXHAUSTION OR OTHER HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES. THE RISK WILL INCREASE WITH PROLONGED OUTDOOR ACTIVITY WITH THE ELDERLY AND VERY YOUNG BEING MOST AT RISK.

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM…STAY OUT OF THE SUN…AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Tue., June 26th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

June 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the Freese-Notis (Podcast) forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather data for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson…

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NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA

Weather

June 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

356 AM CDT TUE JUN 26 2012

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. BREEZY…WARMER. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…SUNNY. VERY HOT. BREEZY. HIGH AROUND 100. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. HEAT INDEX READINGS 102 TO 107.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 100 TO 104 THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 90S. WEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 100 TO 104 IN THE AFTERNOON.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 70S.

FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Mon., June 25th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

June 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the (Podcast) Freese-Notis Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather data for Atlantic….

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NWS Forecast for Cass and area Counties in Iowa: June 25th 2012

Weather

June 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

354 AM CDT MON JUN 25 2012

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. EAST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH AROUND 90. SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. BREEZY. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHWIND 15 TO 20 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…SUNNY…BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 90S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 100 TO 105 IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 70S. HIGH IN THE MID 90S.

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: Sun., June 24th

Weather

June 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

355 AM CDT SUN JUN 24 2012

TODAY…SUNNY. HOT AND HUMID. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS AROUND 100 IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. EAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

MONDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. NOT AS WARM. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. EAST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 90. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 90S.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 70S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 90S.

Updated Saturday forecast (6-23-12)

Weather

June 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

430 PM CDT SAT JUN 23 2012

LATE THIS AFTERNOON…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. BREEZY. SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 70. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY…SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 90. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 60S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

MONDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. EAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 60. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH AROUND 90. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S.

Heavy rain in Atlantic at mid-day Saturday

Weather

June 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The skies opened-up over Atlantic at mid-day, dumping more than 1.1″ of rain in about an hour. Since 7-a.m. (and thru 12:55-p.m.), we’ve received 1.18″ of rain at the KJAN studios. All but .07″ fell from about 11:30-a.m. thru 12:30-p.m. Sprinkles were lingering in the area at 1-p.m.

The latest forecast from the National Weather Service:

REST OF TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. A  SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT. 

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

Updated Hazardous Weather Outlook, June 23rd 2012

Weather

June 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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 1144 AM CDT SAT JUN 23 2012
 
 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL IOWA.
 
 .DAY ONE…THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT
 
 
 SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.
 THERE IS A MARGINAL THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER WITH ANY THUNDERSTORM
 ACTIVITY THAT DEVELOPS WITH MAINLY A THREAT OF LARGE HAIL AND
 DAMAGING WIND.
 
 .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
 
 CHANCES OF THUNDERSTORMS RETURN TO THE FORECAST THURSDAY NIGHT
 INTO FRIDAY. AT THIS TIME…IT IT TOO EARLY TO DETERMINE IF THERE
 IS A THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER.
 
 .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
 
 SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT.

Western IA Hazardous Weather Outlook: Sat., June 23rd 2012

Weather

June 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

455 AM CDT SAT JUN 23 2012

TODAY AND TONIGHT:

NON-SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE AREA DURING THE MORNING HOURS…WITH ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT POSSIBLE ACROSS THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT. THERE IS A MARGINAL THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER WITH ANY THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY THAT DEVELOPS THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT…WITH MAINLY A THREAT OF LARGE HAIL OR POSSIBLY AN ISOLATED TORNADO.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT.

SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY:

CHANCES OF THUNDERSTORMS RETURN TO THE FORECAST THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY. AT THIS TIME…IT IT TOO EARLY TO DETERMINE IF THERE IS A THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER.