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Shelby County Fire Danger Index is “High” this weekend

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

October 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Shelby County Emergency Manager Bob Seivert says the Fire Danger level is in the “HIGH” category through Monday, Oct. 8th. The index was lowered from the “Extreme” category due to the cool and damp conditions. Even so, controlled Burns should only be conducted with the knowledge of the local Fire Chief. The next update from Shelby County with regard to the Fire Danger Index, is expected to be released on Monday.  Seivert had said earlier, he expects the Fire Danger to remain High, throughout the month of October.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast – Fri., Oct. 5th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

October 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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

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NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa

Weather

October 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CDT FRI OCT 5 2012 National Weather Service/Des Moines

TODAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF FROST AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 50. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SUNDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND COLUMBUS DAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGH IN THE MID 60S.

MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S.

TUESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast – Oct. 4th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

October 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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

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National Weather Service forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Oct. 4, 2012

Weather

October 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. BREEZY. WEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

TODAY...PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. BREEZY. MUCH COOLER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 20S.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S.

Shelby County Fire Danger Index “Extreme” today and tomorrow

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

October 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency has moved the Fire Danger Index in the County into the “Extreme” category today (Wednesday), and tomorrow. Low humidity and winds shifting to the NW today and tomorrow, will create dangerous fire conditions. NO open burning of any kind is allowed in Shelby County, and farm equipment operators should be extremely vigilant in making sure their equipment is free of debris, and pay close attention to their surroundings, especially when combining acreages. Shelby County is included in a Red Flag Warning that is in effect from 1-p.m. today through 7-p.m.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast – Wed., Oct. 3 2012

Podcasts, Weather

October 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (podcast) forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, special weather statements, and weather data for Atlantic….

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Extreme Fire Danger today over western IA & eastern NE (Wed., Oct. 3rd)

News, Weather

October 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL BE IN THE EXTREME CATEGORY THIS AFTERNOON. EXTREME FIRE DANGER MEANS THAT FIRES START QUICKLY…SPREAD FURIOUSLY AND BURN INTENSELY. ALL FIRES ARE POTENTIALLY SERIOUS. ALL OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD BE AVOIDED IN AREAS WITH EXTREME FIRE DANGER.

Red Flag Warning for far west/southwest Iowa Wed., Oct. 3rd

News, Weather

October 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT AND PAGE….

A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 1-PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7- PM CDT THIS EVENING, FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS.

SOUTHERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE INTO THE 15 TO 25 MPH RANGE BY EARLY THIS AFTERNOON…WITH WIND GUSTS TO 30 MPH FROM TIME TO TIME. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL LIKELY DROP TO AROUND OR LESS THAN 20 PERCENT FOR MUCH OF THIS AFTERNOON. ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED, AND MANY AREA COUNTIES HAVE BURN BANS STILL IN EFFECT.

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW…OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS…LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

Elevated Fire Danger over parts of west central/southern IA today

News, Weather

October 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ISSUED BY THE NWS/DES MOINES – WED., OCT. 3RD 2012

AREA COUNTIES: SAC- CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR- MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-

ELEVATED FIRE DANGER TODAY… SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TODAY AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT…REACHING SPEEDS OF NEAR 20 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON. RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL ALSO BE VERY LOW IN THE AFTERNOON…BELOW 20 PERCENT IN SOME AREAS…AND SURFACE FUELS ARE VERY DRY. WITH HARVESTING ACTIVITIES UNDERWAY PARTICULAR CAUTION IS ADVISED DUE TO THE INCREASED POTENTIAL FOR FIRES TO SPREAD RAPIDLY.