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Tornadoes reported in north-central Iowa Sunday

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June 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

WESLEY, Iowa (AP) – Heavy rain fell on parts of north-central Iowa Sunday and several tornadoes were reported as storms moved across the mostly rural part of the state. The National Weather Service says tornadoes were reported in Kossuth, Worth and Cerro Gordo counties Sunday afternoon, but there wasn’t any damage reported immediately from those tornadoes. The storms dumped more than 4 inches of rain on Kossuth County over a three-hour period Sunday.

That heavy rain prompted the weather service to issue flash flood warnings for Kossuth County and several other areas of northern Iowa. Forecasters warn that western and central Iowa may see severe thunderstorms Sunday evening and overnight into Monday.

Severe Weather Statement: Mills/Shelby/Harrison/Montgomery/Page

Weather

June 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA
558 PM CDT SUN JUN 1 2014

IAC085-129-137-155-165-012315-
/O.CON.KOAX.SV.W.0073.000000T0000Z-140601T2315Z/
MILLS IA-SHELBY IA-HARRISON IA-MONTGOMERY IA-POTTAWATTAMIE IA-
558 PM CDT SUN JUN 1 2014

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 615 PM CDT
FOR MILLS...SHELBY...SOUTHEASTERN HARRISON...MONTGOMERY AND
POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTIES...

AT 558 PM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MANNING TO NEAR MALVERN...MOVING
EAST AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT...EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
EASTERN COUNCIL BLUFFS...RED OAK...GLENWOOD...HARLAN...OAKLAND...
AVOCA...MALVERN...TREYNOR...UNDERWOOD...CARSON...WALNUT...STANTON...
ELK HORN...SHELBY...MINDEN...PACIFIC JUNCTION...EMERSON...EARLING...
ELLIOTT AND IRWIN.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 6:15-p.m.

Weather

June 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA
526 PM CDT SUN JUN 1 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...
  SHELBY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...
  EASTERN HARRISON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...
  MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...
  POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...

* UNTIL 615 PM CDT

* AT 525 PM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF EARLING TO NEAR LOUISVILLE...
  MOVING EAST AT 50 MPH.

  HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

  SOURCE...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS.

  IMPACT...EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: MILLS/HARRISON/POTT/SHELBY COUNTIES

Weather

June 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA
453 PM CDT SUN JUN 1 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  NORTHERN MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...
  SHELBY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...
  HARRISON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...
  POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...
  SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA...
  DOUGLAS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA...
  SARPY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA...

* UNTIL 530 PM CDT

* AT 452 PM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MOORHEAD TO NEAR ASHLAND...
  MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH.

  HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Harrison/Shelby/Pottawattamie Counties

Weather

June 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA 432 PM CDT SUN JUN 1 2014 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… WESTERN SHELBY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA… HARRISON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA… NORTHWESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA… EASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA… * UNTIL 500 PM CDT

* AT 432 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR MONDAMIN TO VALLEY…MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH. HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS. SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED. IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… BLAIR…MISSOURI VALLEY…LOGAN…FORT CALHOUN…MINDEN… EARLING…MONDAMIN…KENNARD…PERSIA…DEFIANCE…MODALE… PISGAH…WOODBINE…DUNLAP…NEOLA…PANAMA…PORTSMOUTH… MAGNOLIA…LITTLE SIOUX AND WASHINGTON. THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS… HIGHWAY 30 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 5. HIGHWAY 30 IN NEBRASKA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 438 AND 450. HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 83 AND 89. HIGHWAY 75 IN NEBRASKA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 102 AND 123. INTERSTATE 29 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 66 AND 97. INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 20 AND 31.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING. WIND DAMAGE WITH THESE STORMS WILL OCCUR BEFORE ANY RAIN OR LIGHTNING. DO NOT WAIT FOR THE SOUND OF THUNDER BEFORE TAKING COVER. SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for western IA/eastern NE until, 10-p.m.

Weather

June 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 201 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS . IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE: BUENA VISTA; CHEROKEE; CLAY; DICKINSON; HARRISON; IDA; LYON; MILLS; MONONA; O`BRIEN; OSCEOLA; PLYMOUTH; POTTAWATTAMIE; SHELBY; SIOUX and WOODBURY.

KJAN Listening Area Forecast: Sun., June 1st 2014

Weather

June 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly Sunny & breeezy, w/a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. High near 87. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight: Cloudy w/an 80% chance of showers & thunderstorms. Some severe storms are possible, with hail & high winds the main threat. Low around 68. South wind 10 to 15 mph.
Monday: A 30% chance of showers & thunderstorms, mainly before 7am, oherwise Partly sunny, with a high near 84. West wind 10 to 20 mph.
Mon. Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. West wind 5 to 15 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly Sunny w/a 30% chance of showers & thunderstorms during the afternoon. High near 81. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Tue. Night: Showers & thunderstorms. Severe weather possible, including large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. Low around 63.New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Wednesday: Severe storms possible during the morning, with large hail, damaging winds & isolated tornadoes. Otherwise partly Sunny. High near 76.

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Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 84. Our low 67. We also received .02″ of an inch of rain at the KJAN studios.

KJAN forecast – Saturday evening update, 5/31/14

Weather

May 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

331 PM CDT SAT MAY 31 2014

LATE THIS AFTERNOON…PARTLY SUNNY WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 50 PERCENT.

TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY BEFORE MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 50 PERCENT.

MONDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TUESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S.

TUESDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Sat., May 31st 2014

Podcasts, Weather

May 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the National Weather Service forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather information for Atlantic.

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NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Sat., 5/31/2014

Weather

May 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly Sunny w/scattered showers & thunderstorms, mainly after noon. High near 84. S-SE winds @ 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy w/Isolated showers & thunderstorms before 9-pm. Low around 68. S-SE wind @ 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday: Partly Sunny & breezy, w/a 20% chance of showers & thunderstorms after 4-pm. High near 87.   South wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Sun. Night: Mo. Cldy w/a 70% chance of showers & thunderstorms, mainly after 7-pm. Low around 68. South wind 10 to 15 mph. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Monday: Partly Sunny w/a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 83. SW wind 10 to 20-mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Tuesday: Mo. Sunny w/a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 80.