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Skyscan Forecast 05-24-2014

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May 24th, 2014 by Chris Parks

 Today: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. South wind 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Memorial Day: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. South southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

Wednesday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.

 

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Corps: Missouri River levels will rise but no flooding this season

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May 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Above-normal runoff is expected over the coming weeks in the Missouri River system, but officials with the U-S Army Corps of Engineers say -no- flooding is anticipated. Jody Farhat, who heads the Corps’ Missouri River Basin Water Management Office in Omaha, says more water will be pouring into the waterway but it shouldn’t cause a problem as it’s been so dry. Farhat says, “Runoff this year is expected to be above-average and flood control remains our primary consideration, however, drought persists across much of the lower basin and storage in the Missouri River main stem reservoir system remains below normal due to the 2012 drought.”

Kevin Stom, a Corps engineer in the water management office, provides more details about the expected run off.  “The 2014 calendar year runoff forecast is 31.7-million acre feet, which is 125% of normal, above Sioux City, Iowa,” Stom says. “April runoff of 2.8-million acre feet, or 96% of normal, is 0.6-million acre feet below the April forecast.” Corps engineer Mike Swenson says they have plenty of storage space in the upstream reservoirs to handle additional water from runoff.

“Reservoir system storage is currently at 54.6-million acre feet and is 1.5-million acre feet below the top of the carryover multiple use zone,” Swenson says. “This 1.5-million acre feet of storage is in addition to the 16.3-million acre feet of flood control storage that is normally available at the start of the runoff season.”

Swenson says releases from Gavins Point Dam have been increased to 30-thousand cubic feet per second, and release levels will go higher as needed later in the season to support downstream navigation.

(Radio Iowa)

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., May 23rd 2014

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May 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis Weather Forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather information for Atlantic.

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KJAN listening area forecast: Fri., 5/23/2014 – NWS/Des Moines

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May 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

316 AM CDT FRI MAY 23 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL EARLY MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S.

MEMORIAL DAY THROUGH TUESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. LOW IN THE MID 60S.

The Freese-Notis Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: 5/22/14

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May 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 5-a.m.)

Today: Mo. Cldy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms, mainly this morning. High 72. E/NE @ 5-10. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. E @ 5-10.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. E/SE @ 5-10.
Fri. Night: Mo. Cldy w/a 20% chance of showers & thunderstorms after midnight. Low around 55. E/SE @ 5-10.

Saturday: Mo. Cldy w/a 50% chance of showers & thunderstorms. High near 78. SE @ 10-20. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sat. Night: Cldy w/a 60% chance of showers & thunderstorms. Low around 62.

Sunday: Mo. Cldy w/a 40% chance of showers & thunderstorms. High near 82.

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Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 85. Our 24-hour Low (ending today at 7-a.m.) was 55. Rainfall in Atlantic this morning (thru 7-a.m.) was .03″.

NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area: 5/22/2014

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May 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS BEFORE NOON. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY  CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Wed., May 21st 2014

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May 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis Weather Forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather information for Atlantic.

Here are some of the reports of hail that fell during storms the evening of Tue., May 20th 2014 (as compiled by the National Weather Service & scanner reports.)

8-p.m. Pea-to dime-sized hail near Highway 6 and 29th Street in Atlantic (Cass Co. 9-1-1 Director).

7:10-p.m. Golf ball-sized hail 3 miles North of Shelby (Law enforcement report)

4:48-p.m. Quarter-sized hail 4 miles Northeast of Audubon.

4:30-p.m. Penny-sized hail 5 miles southeast of Harlan.

4:25-p.m. Penny-sized hail 3 miles southeast of Shelby and 6 miles southwest of Grey.

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NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area: Wed., May 21st 2014

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May 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

345 AM CDT WED MAY 21 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL EARLY MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 50S. NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. EAST WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 50S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. EAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S.

SATURDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 70S.

Hail reports 5/20/14

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May 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Here are some of the reports of hail that fell during storms the evening of Tue., May 20th 2014 (as compiled by the National Weather Service & scanner reports.)

8-p.m. Pea-to dime-sized hail near Highway 6 and 29th Street in Atlantic (Cass Co. 9-1-1 Director).

7:10-p.m. Golf ball-sized hail 3 miles North of Shelby (Law enforcement report)

4:48-p.m. Quarter-sized hail 4 miles Northeast of Audubon.

4:30-p.m. Penny-sized hail 5 miles southeast of Harlan.

4:25-p.m. Penny-sized hail 3 miles southeast of Shelby and 6 miles southwest of Grey.

There were also numerous reports of penny-to golf ball-sized hail falling Tuesday afternoon and evening in Central Iowa, including the communities of Ames, Woodward, Madrid and Slater. Those same storm  cells produce winds gusting up to 70 miles per hour.

 

Special Weather Statement: Cass County

Weather

May 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CASS IA-ADAIR IA-
749 PM CDT TUE MAY 20 2014

...STRONG THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF SMALL HAIL...

AT 749 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER
ATLANTIC...MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

DIME SIZE HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ATLANTIC...ANITA...LEWIS...MASSENA...CUMBERLAND...BRIDGEWATER...
MARNE...WIOTA...ATLANTIC MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...ANITA MUNICIPAL
AIRPORT...LAKE ANITA STATE PARK AND COLD SPRINGS STATE PARK.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT
TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR  IOWA.