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NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, Monday 7/14/2014

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July 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Breezy, with a north northwest wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 49. North northwest wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 72. North northwest wind 6 to 10 mph.
Tue. Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. North northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
Wed. Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

Dense Fog Advisory for Central IA, including Guthrie/Dallas Counties

Weather

July 13th, 2014 by Chris Parks

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT THIS MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT THIS MORNING.

* VISIBILITY…VISIBILITIES WILL BE VARIABLE ACROSS THE AREA…GENERALLY LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE…WITH MOST LOCATIONS EXPERIENCING VISIBILITIES OF ONE QUARTER OF A MILE OR LESS.

* IMPACTS…HIGHLY VARIABLE VISIBILITIES WILL LEAD TO HAZARDOUS TRAVEL. PREPARE FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING VISIBILITIES AND DRIVE SLOWLY.

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.

Special Weather Statement: Patchy Dense Fog this morning

Weather

July 13th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES:SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-
443 AM CDT SUN JUL 13 2014

…PATCHY DENSE FOG IN EARLY MORNING HOURS…

PATCHY DENSE FOG HAS DEVELOPED ACROSS THE AREA IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS SUNDAY AND WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS. VISIBILITIES WILL BE GENERALLY ABOVE ONE MILE…THOUGH LOCALIZED AREAS WILL EXPERIENCE VISIBILITIES OF ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. DUE TO THE PATCHY NATURE OF THE DENSE FOG…IF YOU ARE TRAVELING PREPARE FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING VISIBILITIES. USE EXTRA
CAUTION…AND SLOW DOWN.

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: Sun., 7/13/14

Weather

July 13th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CDT SUN JUL 13 2014

…RECORD LOWS TUESDAY……RECORD LOWS WEDNESDAY…

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG. WEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. PATCHY FOG THROUGH MID MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED SHOWERS THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS BEFORE NOON. COOLER. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 30 PERCENT.

MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW AROUND 50. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S.

Tornado Watch for parts of the KJAN listening area 7/12/14

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July 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

THE SEVERE STORMS PREDICATION CENTER HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH #411 IN EFFECT FROM 5-PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT, SAT. JUL 12TH

IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED IN THE WATCH ARE:

ADAMS APPANOOSE BENTON CEDAR CLARKE CLINTON DAVIS DECATUR DES MOINES HENRY IOWA JACKSON JASPER JEFFERSON JOHNSON JONES KEOKUK LEE LINN LOUISA LUCAS MADISON MAHASKA MARION MONROE MUSCATINE POLK POWESHIEK RINGGOLD SCOTT TAYLOR UNION VAN BUREN WAPELLO WARREN WASHINGTON & WAYNE.

Flash Flood Warning for Crawford, Carroll Counties

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July 12th, 2014 by Chris Parks

FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
530 AM CDT SAT JUL 12 2014
CRAWFORD IA-CARROLL IA-SAC IA-CALHOUN IA-
530 AM CDT SAT JUL 12 2014

...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 AM CDT
SATURDAY FOR CRAWFORD...CARROLL...SOUTHERN SAC AND SOUTHWESTERN
CALHOUN COUNTIES...

AT 529 AM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED
AREA. UP TO ONE INCH OF RAIN HAS ALREADY FALLEN. FLASH FLOODING IS
EXPECTED TO BE ONGOING.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
CARROLL...DENISON...LAKE CITY...GLIDDEN...LAKE VIEW...ODEBOLT...BLACK
HAWK LAKE...SCHLESWIG...WALL LAKE...DOW CITY...CHARTER OAK...
ARCADIA...BREDA...VAIL...AUBURN...WESTSIDE...KIRON...DELOIT...HALBUR
AND LIDDERDALE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING.

TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

Skyscan Forecast 07-12-2014

Podcasts, Weather

July 12th, 2014 by Chris Parks

Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 86. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northeast in the evening.

Sunday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Breezy, with a north northwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 70.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

 

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Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern temps

News, Weather

July 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) – Unseasonably cool temperatures will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma. It is not, however, the second coming of a polar vortex, something the National Weather Service says it regrets tweeting earlier this week.

Weather Underground meteorology director Jeff Masters says the weather pattern is similar to those dreaded words, but the key difference is that the chilly air mass isn’t coming directly from the arctic.

Masters says that Typhoon Neoguri in Japan altered the path of the jet stream and allowed polar air to spill out of Canada. That means next week’s temperatures will be as much as 15 degrees cooler than normal in the Midwest and could reach 90 in the normally temperate Pacific Northwest.

Special Weather Statement: Audubon/Guthrie/Carroll/Greene Counties

Weather

July 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

GUTHRIE IA-AUDUBON IA-CARROLL IA-GREENE IA-
659 AM CDT FRI JUL 11 2014

…STRONG THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF SMALL HAIL AND HEAVY RAIN…

AT 659 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LINE OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 5 MILES NORTHWEST OF
AUDUBON TO 16 MILES NORTHEAST OF ATLANTIC…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT
25 MPH.

NICKEL SIZE HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
AUDUBON…GUTHRIE CENTER…COON RAPIDS…LAKE PANORAMA…EXIRA…
SCRANTON…BAYARD…BAGLEY…DEDHAM…YALE…RALSTON…GRAY…LAKIN
SLOUGH GAME MANAGEMENT AREA…AUDUBON COUNTY AIRPORT AND SPRINGBROOK
STATE PARK.

Special Weather Statement: Cass/Adair/Adams/Guthrie/Madison Counties

Weather

July 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

GUTHRIE IA-CASS IA-MADISON IA-ADAIR IA-ADAMS IA-
648 AM CDT FRI JUL 11 2014

…STRONG THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF SMALL HAIL…

AT 648 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 11
MILES NORTHEAST OF LAKE ICARIA…OR 11 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
GREENFIELD…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

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

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
GREENFIELD…STUART…FONTANELLE…DEXTER…ORIENT…MASSENA…
MENLO…BRIDGEWATER…GREENFIELD MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AND NODAWAY PARK.