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DENSE FOG ADVISORY EXPANDED 12/5/14

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December 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

THESE COUNTIES HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE DENSE FOG ADVISORY ISSUED FOR CASS AND ARE COUNTIES EARLIER THIS MORNING: CRAWFORD-CARROLLAUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS
429 AM CST FRI DEC 5 2014

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

* VISIBILITY…FREQUENT VISIBILITY ONE QUARTER OF A MILE OR LESS WITH AREAS NEAR ZERO.

* IMPACTS…THE DENSE FOG WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT DUE TO THE  LOW VISIBILITY…ESPECIALLY DURING THE NIGHTTIME HOURS.

POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE- HARRISON & SHELBY COUNTIES…

503 AM CST FRI DEC 5 2014 …DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING…

NWS/KJAN listening area weather forecast (update 3:56-a.m. 12/5/14)

Weather

December 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

**DENSE FOG ADVISORY UNTIL 10-a.m. for counties along & south of I-80 (including Cass, Adair, Adams, Union, Taylor & Ringgold)**

Today – Widespread dense fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 42. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight – Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. North wind 6 to 9 mph.

Saturday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. North wind 6 to 8 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Saturday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. East wind 6 to 9 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.

Sunday – A slight chance of snow before noon, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Sunday Night – Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.

Monday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.

Dense Fog Advisory in effect until 10-a.m. today (12/5)

Weather

December 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-

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

* VISIBILITY…FREQUENT VISIBILITY ONE QUARTER OF A MILE OR LESS WITH AREAS NEAR ZERO.

* IMPACTS…THE DENSE FOG WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT DUE TO THE LOW VISIBILITY…ESPECIALLY DURING THE NIGHTTIME HOURS.

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/KJAN listening area forecast: 12/3/2014

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December 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

 

  • Today – Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. South southeast wind 7 to 10 mph.
  • Tonight – Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. South southeast wind 6 to 8 mph.
  • Friday – Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. South southeast wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable.
  • Friday Night – Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. North wind 6 to 9 mph.
  • Saturday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. North wind 6 to 9 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
  • Saturday Night – Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
  • Sunday – A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.

 

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Wed., 12/3/2014

Podcasts, Weather

December 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

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KJAN listening area forecast: Wed., 12/3/2014

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December 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 20S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 20S.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 40.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Dec. 2, 2014

Podcasts, Weather

December 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic.

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NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties, 12/2/2014

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December 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

345 AM CST TUE DEC 2 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S.

After snowy, cold November, the December ahead may be warmer

News, Weather

December 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

There’s a good chance of a December ahead that’s actually warmer than the November we just finished, according to the state climatologist. Harry Hillaker says it was a particularly chilly November and the snowiest November Iowa’s seen in 23 years. “Temperatures for the state ran about 7 degrees below normal, our coldest November since 1996 and it actually ranks the 7th coldest November among 142 years of records,” Hillaker says. “It’s pretty unusual to see a November this cold.” Some Iowans love the snow, but many of us were displeased at the amount of flakes that fell during the month, especially since it’s still technically still fall until December 21st.

“On the snowfall end of things, I was kind of surprised when I looked these numbers up, but it was our snowiest November since 1991 for a statewide average of 5 inches of snow, which is about double the usual amount for November,” he says. Hillaker says December could bring some warmer weather to the state. “Generally speaking, we’re looking for December temperatures probably to end up being above normal,” Hillaker says. “Obviously, we’re quite cold on this first day of the month, but by Thursday or so, we may be up a little above normal and we look to be staying that way, at least for the foreseeable future.”

The month ahead could also end up being above-normal for precipitation. He cautions, even with the prediction it will be warmer than normal, it may still be cold enough to snow, and with the above-normal precip prediction, that could mean a very snowy December.

(Radio Iowa)

Nov. 2014 Weather stats for Atlantic

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December 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(Information compiled at KJAN, the Official National Weather Service reporting site for Atlantic)

The Average High for the month of November in Atlantic, was 41. The Average Low was 18. The warmest day was on Nov. 5th when we reached 63-degrees. The lowest temp was 3 degrees on the 14th.

Snowfall for the month amounted to 3.9-inches, which, when melted and combined with the rainfall, totaled .45″ of liquid precipitation.  The largest amount of snow fell on Nov. 15th, when we received 2.5″.

Normal precipitation for the month is 1.85 inches. The normal Average High in November is 46 degrees, with the normal Average Low is 27.