346 AM CDT TUE APR 16 2013
EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
TONIGHT…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH MIDNIGHT. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS BEFORE MIDNIGHT…THEN THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 90 PERCENT.
WEDNESDAY…THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 90 PERCENT.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 90 PERCENT.
THURSDAY…RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.
THURSDAY NIGHT…RAIN POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY. LOW AROUND 30. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.
FRIDAY…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW POSSIBLY MIXED WITH RAIN IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.
The Freese-Notis (podcast) weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather data for Atlantic…
Today: A 20 percent chance of showers after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 51. Breezy, with a west wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight: A 10 percent chance of showers before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. North wind 7 to 11 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. North northeast wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Tuesday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 40. East northeast wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday: Rain and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 50. Breezy, with a east wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday Night: Rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 34. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday: A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 43. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday Night: A slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Breezy.
AREA COUNTIES: MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD
345 AM CDT SUN APR 14 2013
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 4 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON.
* TIMING…OVER THE SOUTHWEST PORTION OF THE ADVISORY WINDS WILL BEGIN TO BECOME STRONG AROUND 10 AM AND ACROSS THE EAST THE WINDS WILL BEGIN TO BECOME STRONG AROUND 1 PM IN THE AFTERNOON.
* WINDS...SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 30 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 40 TO 45 MPH FOR A PERIOD OF 3 TO 4 HOURS.
* IMPACTS...WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT… ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.
The (Podcast) Freese-Notis weather forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, and weather data for Atlantic….
416 AM CDT SAT APR 13 2013
EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
TONIGHT…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS BEFORE MIDNIGHT AND EARLY MORNING. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING. NOT AS COOL. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.
SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS BEFORE NOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.
SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.
MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. COOLER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
MONDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN. LOW IN THE MID 30S.
TUESDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS. HIGH IN THE MID 40S.
The KJAN listening area forecast from Freese-Notis, and weather data for Atlantic….
A new report shows the drought has officially ended in a wider section of eastern Iowa. The weekly USDA drought monitor shows 16-percent of the state is now out of drought conditions. That’s up from 7-percent a week ago. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker points out that 20-percent of the state remains in extreme drought conditions. “In the long term, we do have some very substantial precipitation deficits, especially over north-central and northwestern Iowa,” Hillaker says. “It’s certainly not because of recent weather. We’ve been quite wet here for the last few months and especially the last week.” The statewide average rainfall for this week is over 2.6 inches.
“This has actually been our wettest week since June 2011,” Hillaker says. “So, things have been turning around here recently. But, we still have a ways to go, especially in terms of subsoil moisture in the northwestern part of the state.” Hillaker expects the next drought monitor will show even greater improvement across the state. The drought monitor report released Thursday is based on information gathered through Tuesday morning. “It reflects conditions prior to when about half of the rain from this last system came through, so things are even more moist now than what the monitor is indicating,” Hillaker said.
The drought recovery in Iowa began last October and the last four months have all been slightly wetter than normal, according to Hillaker. Meanwhile, the first 11 days of April have been extremely wet and more rain is in the forecast for early next week.