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Enjoy the warm weather for now, as snow’s coming…eventually

News, Weather

November 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

While the weather outside isn’t exactly frightful yet, some Iowans may need a reminder that wind chills will plummet and snow will fly one day very soon. Today (Thursday) is Winter Weather Awareness Day, according to Jeff Johnson, the warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Johnson says, “Winter Weather Day is a day to think about the hazards we face here in the state from winter weather, particularly, we’ll look at the winter storms, blizzards, extreme cold episodes and ice storms and for each of those, how to deal with each threat.”

The National Weather Service is offering that information on its website, weather-dot-gov. “We want people to know how to get a watch, warning or advisory,” Johnson says. “Safety things everyone should do, like making sure your winter weather emergency kit is ready in your car. Exactly what to put in that is on our website.” Some items should include: blankets, a flashlight, extra batteries, a radio, a shovel and non-perishable food. After this year’s prolonged drought, everyone’s wondering about the winter ahead. Johnson says predictions are still inconclusive.

“Last year, we had a fairly tranquil winter that was punctuated by an extremely warm March, holy cow, with temperatures in the 80s, it was a record month,” Johnson says. “Prior to that, we had a few snow episodes and some ice but nothing significant.” As for naming this season’s winter storms like what’s done with hurricanes, Johnson says that’s a gimmick being offered by the Weather Channel, not the National Weather Service.

(Radio Iowa)

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Thu., Nov. 8th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

November 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the Freese-Notis (podcast) forecast for the KJAN listening area, and weather data for Atlantic…

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Zone Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: Nov. 8th 2012

Weather

November 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

(Nat’l. Weather Service/Des Moines)

Today: Sunny…warmer. High in the lower 60s. South wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low in the lower 40s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday: Partly sunny. High in the mid 60s. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. Warmer. Low in the mid 50s. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Breezy. High in the mid 70s. South wind 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Saturday Night: Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms through midnight…then rain likely after midnight. Colder. Low in the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Veterans Day: Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Breezy. Much colder. High in the lower 40s.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Wed., Nov. 7th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

November 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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

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NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties: Nov. 7, 2012

Weather

November 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COOL. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY…WARMER. LOW IN THE MID 50S.

SATURDAY…CLOUDY…BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S.

SATURDAY NIGHT…SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. COLDER. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.

(podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Tue., Nov. 6th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

November 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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

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NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area – Tue., 11/6/12

Weather

November 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

410 AM CST TUE NOV 6 2012

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW AROUND 30. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 30S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY…SUNNY…BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGH IN THE MID 60S.

.FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN.

WARMER. LOW IN THE MID 50S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast – Monday Nov. 5th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

November 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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

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Forecast for the KJAN listening area – Mon., Nov. 5th 2012

Weather

November 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

344 AM CST MON NOV 5 2012 Nat’l Weather Service/Des Moines

TODAY…CLOUDY…COOLER. RAIN THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN RAIN LIKELY BEFORE NOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND PATCHY DRIZZLE EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 80 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TUESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 30S.

THURSDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S.

Updated Forecast for the KJAN listening area – Sun., Nov. 4 2012

Weather

November 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

634 AM CST SUN NOV 4 2012 National Weather Service/Des Moines

REST OF TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…RAIN LIKELY. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 70 PERCENT.

MONDAY…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND DRIZZLE IN THE AFTERNOON. COOLER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF RAIN 50 PERCENT.

MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TUESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 30S.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S.