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Winter Storm poised to hit Iowa Wednesday

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February 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service says a winter storm will move across Iowa on Wednesday spreading moderate to heavy snow over the state. The snow will intensify during the morning and persist into the afternoon before diminishing in the evening.wx

Heaviest snow will occur in a band from northwest to southeast Iowa where 5 to 7 inches are expected and a Winter Storm Warning is in effect. On either side of this heavy band, 2 to 5 inches will occur with lighter amounts in the far southwest and far northeast.

Much colder air will dive into the state behind the system with highs in the single digits on Thursday and readings well below zero by Friday morning

Winter Weather Advisories & Winter Storm Warnings posted for s.w. IA

News, Weather

February 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES FOR PARTS OF WESTERN & S.W. IA. ON WEDNESDAY. IN HARRISON & SHELBY COUNTIES, THE ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 3-A.M. UNTIL 9-P.M.; THE ADVISORY RUNS FROM 6-A.M. UNTIL 9-PM FOR CASS, AUDUBON & CRAWFORD COUNTIES; IN POTTAWATTMIE MONTGOMERY & PAGE COUNTIES, THE ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 8-AM UNTIL 9-PM; IN ADAIR, ADAMS, RINGGOLD, TAYLOR & UNION COUNTIES THE ADVISORY RUNS FROM 9-A.M. UNTIL 9-PM.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

IN ADDITION, A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 6-AM UNTIL 9-PM WED. FOR SAC, CARROLL, GUTHRIE AND DALLAS COUNTIES, WHERE 4-TO 7-INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE.

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT… FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

* TIMING…SNOW DEVELOPS LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUES THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT…3 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW COULD OCCUR OVER WESTERN IOWA, WITH 4-TO 7-INCHES OVER WEST CENTRAL AND CENTRAL IOWA.

* OTHER IMPACTS…SOUTHEAST WINDS BECOME NORTHEAST AND INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH WHICH COULD AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

Winter Storm Watch issued for parts of western Iowa on Wed.

Weather

February 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

1134 AM CST TUE FEB 24 2015

…SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL EXPECTED WEDNESDAY…

.LOW PRESSURE OVER ALBERTA WILL MOVE SOUTHEAST INTO SOUTH DAKOTA TONIGHT…AND ACROSS MISSOURI WEDNESDAY NIGHT. A BAND OF SNOW IS EXPECTED NORTH OF THE LOW PRESSURE TRACK…AFFECTING MUCH OF CENTRAL IOWA.

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-ADAIR-MADISON-

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL MOVE INTO WESTERN IOWA WEST OF INTERSTATE 35 BY LATE TONIGHT…AND OVERSPREAD THE REST OF THE STATE WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION IN THE WATCH AREA IS EXPECTED TO BE IN THE 4 TO 7 INCHES…WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE EASTERLY AT 10 TO 20 MPH. VISIBILITY MAY BE REDUCED TO UNDER ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS…WINDS WILL CAUSE SOME DRIFTING SNOW…BUT WIDESPREAD
BLOWING SNOW IS NOT LIKELY. ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK BY MID TO
LATE MORNING WEDNESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather Forecast, 2/24/2015

Podcasts, Weather

February 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast and weather information, for Atlantic.

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KJAN listening area forecast from the NWS, 2/24/15

Weather

February 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

355 AM CST TUE FEB 24 2015

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. BREEZY. NOT AS COLD. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

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

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL EARLY MORNING…THEN CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW 15 TO 20. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY…SNOW…COLDER. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO 4 INCHES. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. EAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW NEAR 100 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. COLDER. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. NORTH WIND AROUND 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 50 PERCENT.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. COLDER. HIGH AROUND 10. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 15.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather Forecast: Mon., 2/23/2015

Podcasts, Weather

February 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather info. for Atlantic.

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NWS weather forecast for Cass & area Counties, 2/23/2015

Weather

February 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

354 AM CST MON FEB 23 2015

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT (locally) UNTIL 10-AM FOR: GUTHRIE-DALLAS-ADAIR-MADISON- ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD COUNTIES.

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. VERY COLD. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH 15 TO 20. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. NOT AS COLD. LOW AROUND 15. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TUESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…SNOW LIKELY. COLDER. MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT. COLDER. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 15.

Wind Chill Advisory midnight Sun. until 10-a.m. Mon.

Weather

February 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: GUTHRIE-DALLAS-ADAIR-MADISON- ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM CST MONDAY.

* WIND CHILL VALUES…WIND CHILLS WILL BE IN THE TEENS BELOW ZERO EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...FROST BITE CAN DEVELOP WITHIN 30 MINUTES IF SKIN IS EXPOSED AND HYPOTHERMIA MAY OCCUR IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.

NWS weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area

Weather

February 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 5-a.m. Sun., 2/22/15)

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 12. Wind chill values as low as -10. North wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around -7. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -10. Light south southwest wind becoming southwest 8 to 13 mph in the morning.
Mon. Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 16. Wind chill values as low as zero. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.
Tue. Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.
Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23.

Skyscan Forecast 02-21-2015

Podcasts, Weather

February 21st, 2015 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast for Saturday, Februrary 21, 2015

 

Today: Scattered flurries between 7am and 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 32. Breezy, with a north wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -10. North wind 10 to 15mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 12. Wind chill values as low as -15. Blustery, with a north wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 0. Wind chill values as low as -10. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 22. Breezy, with a light southwest wind increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 24.

 

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