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NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area: 7/12/13

Weather

July 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

345 AM CDT FRI JUL 12 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING...MOSTLY CLEAR. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Thu., July 11th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

July 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (podcast) weather forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather information for Atlantic, from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson…

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties: 7/11/13

Weather

July 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

401 AM CDT THU JUL 11 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. COOLER. NORTHEAST WIND AROUND5 MPH.

TODAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Wed., July 10th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

July 10th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The (Podcast) Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson…

NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area: Wed., July 10th 2013

Weather

July 10th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

330 AM CDT WED JUL 10 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TODAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. NOT AS WARM. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW AROUND 60. EAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGH AROUND 90.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Tue., July 9th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

July 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (podcast) forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather information for Atlantic….

Heat Advisory (Update) for Tuesday, July 9th 2013

Weather

July 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

338 AM CDT TUE JUL 9 2013

DANGEROUS HEAT EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON

.HEAT AND HUMIDITY THIS AFTERNOON WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE THE HIGHEST HEAT INDEX VALUES OF THE YEAR SO FAR. ACTUAL AIR TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO REACH THE MID 90S WITH DEW POINT TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 70S. THE RESULTING HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL BE AS HIGH AS 105 TO 110 DEGREES AT TIMES.

COUNTIES: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS-ADAIR-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-DALLAS-POLK-MADISON…

HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING

* TEMPERATURE…WILL CLIMB INTO THE MID 90S THIS AFTERNOON. WHEN FACTORING IN THE EFFECTS OF HUMIDITY…HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL BE AS HIGH AS 105 TO 110 DEGREES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS…IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE…RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK…THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY…CALL 9 1 1.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: 7/9/13

Weather

July 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

**Heat Advisory in effect from Noon until 7-p.m. today for southwest & western Iowa**

Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before noon, then isolated showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 95. Heat index values as high as 107. South wind 8 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 82. North wind 11 to 14 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. North wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 85. Light east wind becoming southeast 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

Iowa crops improve as hot, humid conditions arrive

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

July 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The heat and humidity typical of Iowa summers has arrived and the state is drying out from the wet spring. Statewide average rainfall for the week ending Sunday was less than a tenth of an inch, far below the 1-inch normal.

Monday’s USDA weekly progress report says crops appeared to advance with reports of corn beginning to tassel in scattered fields. Corn in good to excellent condition increased to 58 percent, up 1 percentage point from the previous week. Corn is 12 percent very poor or poor and 30 percent fair.

Ninety-five percent of the soybean crop has emerged; 3 percentage points behind average. Soybeans are 11 percent very poor or poor, 33 percent fair and 56 percent good or excellent. Some farmers say crops will need some moisture soon.

Heat Advisory issued for SW IA Tuesday afternoon

News, Weather

July 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS-ADAIR-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT & PAGE…

HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON TO PRODUCE THE HIGHEST HEAT INDEX VALUES SEEN SO FAR THIS YEAR FOR MUCH OF THE REGION. ACTUAL AIR TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO REACH THE MIDDLE 90S. DEW POINT TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO REACH THE MIDDLE 70S. THE RESULTING HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL BE AS HIGH AS 105 TO 110 DEGREES.

…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM CDT TUESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM CDT TUESDAY.

* TEMPERATURE…WILL CLIMB INTO THE MIDDLE 90S. WHEN FACTORING IN THE EFFECTS OF HUMIDITY…HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL BE AS AS HIGH AS THE 105 TO 110 DEGREE RANGE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

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.

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS…IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE…RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK...THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY…CALL 9 1 1.