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(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Tue., May 7th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

May 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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

NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area: Tue., May 7th 2013

Weather

May 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

345 AM CDT TUE MAY 7 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF FOG. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…CLOUDY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH AROUND 70. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

Shelby County field & grassland fire danger remains low

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

May 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The field and grassland Fire Danger Index in Shelby County remains in the “Low” risk category this week. That was the word today (Monday), from the Shelby County Emergency Management Agency, who said also, that the weekly notifications will likely be discontinued soon, unless unusually dry conditions return to the area.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Mon., May 6th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

May 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa: Mon., May 6th 2013

Weather

May 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

411 AM CDT MON MAY 6 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF FOG. NORTH WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. WARMER. AREAS OF FOG THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH AROUND 70. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

TUESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY…CLOUDY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE MID 50S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH AROUND 70.

Rain and snow help erase drought

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

May 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The recent rain and snow have played havoc with outdoor events and activities, but all the moisture has a positive side. Tim Hall of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources says moisture of any type is important after the severe drought that hit the state. “This is exactly what we’d hoped for, is sustained long-term, better then normal precipitation during the months when we typically get a lot of rain anyway. And March and April and May are pretty wet months, and we are getting more than normal right in those months,” Hall says.

April set a new statewide average for rainfall at six-point-five-two inches (6.52), with normal rainfall for April at three-point-five-one (3.51) inches. A new drought map comes out Thursday, and Hall expects to see the areas with severe problems continuing to shrink. “We’re making some real improvement in the drought conditions in the state, and I think we’re gonna continue to see improvement in the near future,” according to Hall. Not only has the amount of rain increased, it is coming at a time where the frost is out of the ground — so the rain that falls or snow that melts — sinks into the soil.

“In fact our groundwater folks who work with a lot of the water utilities in northwest Iowa are starting to see that reflected in the water levels in some of the wells that are used to supply drinking water,” Hall says. “So we’re starting to see some gradual recovery in the levels in wells, which is indicative of the water making it down into the ground where it is going to do some real good.” He says those areas that were not hit as hard by the drought are building up some reserve with the rains that’re falling now. Hall says that makes it less likely they’ll get back into a water shortage.

“I think if the rainfall stopped for a couple of weeks, which it probable will — I mean we go through periods where we don’t get rain for a couple three weeks — the real danger is if that rainfall slows down or stops and we get excessively hot where the demand for water also starts to go up in conjunction with the rain going down,” Hall says. Hall says farmers are probably really hoping the rain will stop for awhile so they can get into the fields — but he says even they will be happy that all the moisture is replenishing the groundwater.

(Radio Iowa)

Dense Fog Advisory for southern Iowa

Weather

May 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

700 AM CDT SUN MAY 5 2013
AREA COUNTIES: UNION-RINGGOLD-

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG
ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING.

* VISIBILITY…ONE QUARTER OF A MILE WITH FURTHER REDUCTIONS
POSSIBLE AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE
REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING…SLOW DOWN…
USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS…AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: May 5th 2013

Weather

May 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

431 AM CDT SUN MAY 5 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED LIGHT SHOWERS AND PATCHY DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG. NORTH WIND AROUND 10 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 20 PERCENT.

TODAY…CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG THROUGH MID MORNING. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON. WARMER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 40S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. PATCHY FOG THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTH WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT BECOMING LIGHT.

TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH AROUND 70.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Sat., May 4th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

May 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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

NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area

Weather

May 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

414 AM CDT SAT MAY 4 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING...LIGHT RAIN. BREEZY. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN NEAR 100 PERCENT.

TODAY...LIGHT RAIN THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN RAIN SHOWERS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 80 PERCENT.

TONIGHT...CLOUDY. LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 40S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 70 PERCENT.

SUNDAY...AREAS OF FOG THROUGH MID MORNING. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS. WARMER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTH WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S.

TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH AROUND 70.