AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE
BREEZY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BY MID TO LATE MORNING. SUSTAINED WINDS WILL NEAR 30 MPH AT TIMES AND THERE MAY BE GUSTS TO 4O MPH OR SLIGHTLY HIGHER AT TIMES. THE WINDS WILL DIMINISH BY SUNSET.
CONDITIONS WILL BE MONITORED AND IF STRONGER WINDS DEVELOP A WIND ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND NORTHERN IOWA THIS AFTERNOON.
845 AM CST FRI NOV 8 2013
…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON.
* TIMING…STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA BETWEEN 11 AM AND 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON.
* WINDS…GUSTY SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTH AND INCREASE TO AROUND 30 MPH BY LATE MORNING. DURING THE AFTERNOON THE WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTHWEST AND REMAIN STRONG WITH SUSTAINED WINDS AROUND 30 MPH WITH GUSTS 40 TO 45 MPH. BY EVENING…THE WINDS WILL DECREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH.
* IMPACTS…STRONG AND GUSTY CROSS WINDS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT ON EAST-WEST ROADS. THE WINDS WILL BE CAPABLE OF BLOWING AROUND UNSECURED OBJECTS SUCH AS TRASH CANS AND OUTDOOR FURNITURE.
A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS BETWEEN 30 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS BETWEEN 45 TO 57 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.
344 AM CST FRI NOV 8 2013
EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH.
TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH.
TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COOL. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.
SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH.
SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S.
VETERANS DAY AND MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. LOW IN THE MID 20S.
The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency says they will keep the Fire Danger warning signs in the county in the “Low” category. Even though signs are in the low position, EMA Coordinator Bob Seivert says the winds will be gusty today (Thursday) and Friday, so anyone planning to conduct an open burn should consider that, and possibly consider postponing open burning until the weekend. The fire danger warning signs will be updated again on Monday.
While parts of Iowa have already seen snowfall twice in recent weeks, today (Thursday) is Winter Weather Awareness Day. Meteorologist Jeff Johnson, at the National Weather Service, says a host of important information is being posted on the agency’s website to help Iowans prepare for what could be wicked weather ahead. “We’ll talk about what makes up a winter storm,” Johnson says. “Some of the things you’ll see from the National Weather Service in the way of products, and what I mean by that is, our winter storm watches, warnings and advisories, and things folks can do to make themselves more safe this winter season.”
The first day of winter is December 21st, but winter weather may arrive much sooner. While there’s much speculation, Johnson says it’s really too early to say what kind of winter Iowa will experience. “Looking at the long-range predictions, there are a lot of uncertainties as to the weather pattern for the upper Midwest, so at this point, about all we can do is prepare for the worst,” Johnson says. “Expect some snow events and extreme cold.”
States just west of Iowa were whalloped by a paralyzing blizzard in early October. B-J Fictum, an emergency management consultant, says the most important thing Iowans can do is prepare for up to 72 hours without any outside help. “Look out in western Nebraska, look at South Dakota earlier this year, you couldn’t get anywhere for at least 48 hours or more,” Fictum says. “They need to have enough stuff, enough food, enough medicine, enough supplies so they can do it. That’s what we’re trying to push. Make sure to be prepared and be self sufficient.”
Other supplies to keep stocked include: a flashlight with batteries, a portable radio or weather radio, and an emergency heat source. Also, have a survival kit in your vehicle, with items like: blankets or sleeping bags, extra clothing, a first aid kit, flashlights, mobile phone and charger, a shovel and scraper and non-perishable food items. Learn more at www.weather.gov.
344 AM CST THU NOV 7 2013
EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
TODAY...SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.
TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. TEMPERATURE STEADY OR SLOWLY RISING AFTER MIDNIGHT. WEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 25 MPH.
FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 30S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.
SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S.
414 AM CST WED NOV 6 2013
EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY…BREEZY. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.
TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN THE MORNING.
TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. WEST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.
THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 25 MPH.
FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 30S. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S.