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Hazardous Weather Outlook: west central, central, southern IA

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May 16th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

405 PM CDT SAT MAY 16 2015

THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT: SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON…WITH STORMS MOVING EAST ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT. SOME STORMS MAY BE SEVERE IN THE WEST WITH HIGH WINDS AND HAIL THE MAIN THREAT. AN ISOLATED TORNADO IS POSSIBLE.

SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: THERE IS A CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS SUNDAY MORNING AND AGAIN THE AFTERNOON. SOME STORMS MAY BE SEVERE WITH HIGH WINDS AND HAIL THE MAIN THREAT…AN ISOLATED TORNADO WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE. THE BEST CHANCES FOR SEVERE WEATHER WILL BE IN THE AFTERNOON AND EAST OF INTERSTATE 35.

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT…AND AGAIN FRIDAY. THE LIKELIHOOD OF SEVERE WEATHER IS LOW.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT… SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED LATE TODAY INTO TONIGHT…MAINLY WEST OF U.S. HIGHWAY 169.

Hazardous Weather Outlook: Western/SW IA

Weather

May 16th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE COUNTIES IN IOWA…420 PM CDT SAT MAY 16 2015

TONIGHT AND SUNDAY: THERE WILL BE SEVERAL CHANCES FOR SEVERE STORMS THROUGH THE EVENING ACROSS EASTERN NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA. STORMS DEVELOPING ALONG THE MISSOURI RIVER AT LATE AFTERNOON COULD PRODUCE HAIL OR DAMAGING WINDS IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA. MORE STORMS IN NORTHEAST KANSAS WILL TRACK INTO SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA AS WELL…AND COULD ALSO PRODUCE LARGE HAIL OR DAMAGING WINDS. THERE IS ALSO A SMALL CHANCE FOR AN ISOLATED TORNADO AS LOW LEVEL WIND SHEAR IS MAXIMIZED IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA.

MORE THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING IN SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS AND FARTHER SOUTH ARE EXPECTED TO RACE NORTHEAST DURING THE EVENING. THESE STORMS COULD MOVE INTO SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA AT MID TO LATE EVENING BRINGING A DAMAGING WIND THREAT TO THOSE AREAS. AN INCREASING LOW LEVEL JET WILL ALSO PROVIDE NECESSARY SHEAR TO KEEP A SMALL TORNADO RISK IN THE FORECAST.

Skyscan Forecast 05-16-2015

Weather

May 16th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 64. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Sunday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Windy, with a south wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
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Storms possible through the weekend

News, Weather

May 15th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Iowans should be prepared for the possibility of severe weather this weekend. National Weather Service meteorologist Rod Donovan says scattered storms will be moving into southwest Iowa this afternoon and spreading statewide overnight.

“We could have a few storms that could produce hail up to the size of quarters. That will be the main threat with these, in addition to brief periods of heavy rainfall,” Donovan says. A better threat of severe storms, with large hail and strong winds, may arrive Saturday night.

“Overnight Saturday night, we could have some storms moving out of Nebraska and Kansas into the area and bring the threat of severe weather, especially over the western portion of the state,” Donovan says. An EF1 tornado struck the west-central Iowa town of Lake City last weekend. Donovan says there’s a chance for more tornadoes later this weekend.

“The day to be watching is Sunday and it will really depend on the timing of the system and what time (storms) move through the state,” Donovan says. “There are some indications now that it may not move through until early afternoon or mid-afternoon and certainly that would enhance the risk for stronger storms and the potential for a few tornadoes.”

High temperatures today through Sunday are expected in the 70s. Dry, but much cooler conditions are in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday.

(Radio Iowa)

Dense Fog Advisory extended to 9AM

Weather

May 15th, 2015 by Chris Parks

CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS MORNING…

* VISIBILITY…ONE QUARTER OF A MILE OR LESS.

* IMPACTS…DENSE FOG CAN MAKE DRIVING VERY DIFFICULT…
ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT. PLEASE SLOW DOWN AND ALLOW EXTRA DISTANCE
BETWEEN YOU AND THE VEHICLE AHEAD OF YOU.

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.

Dense Fog Advisory this morning in listening area

Weather

May 15th, 2015 by Chris Parks

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
1144 PM CDT THU MAY 14 2015

CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CDT THIS MORNING…

* VISIBILITY…ONE QUARTER OF A MILE OR LESS.
MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT FRIDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A DENSE
FOG ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT FRIDAY.

* VISIBILITY…AREAS OF DENSE FOG MAY BRING VISIBILITIES DOWN TO A
QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES THROUGH 7 AM.

* IMPACTS…DRIVING MAY BE DIFFICULT AT TIMES. SLOW DOWN AND LEAVE
PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE
REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING…SLOW DOWN AND
LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.

Skyscan Forecast 05-15-2015

Podcasts, Weather

May 15th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast  Dan Hicks  Friday, May 15, 2015

Dense Fog Advisory until 8:00am for Cass and the central and eastern counties in the listening area.  Dense Fog Advisory for far Westernd and Southwestern counties until 7:00am.

Today:  Areas of Dense Fog early. Partly Cloudy to Cloudy.  Scattered Showers and Thunderstorms possible later.  S @ 10-20.  High 78.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy to Cloudy. Scattered Showers and Thunderstorms.  S @ 5-10.  Low 63.

Saturday: Partly Cloudy.  Scattered Thunderstorms, especially after 4:00pm. S @ 10-20.  High 80.

Saturday Night: Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 64. SSSE @ 10-15. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday: Partly Cloudy.  Scattered Thunderstorms.  High 80.

Monday: Partly Cloudy.  High 66.

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Overnight rainfall totals

Weather

May 14th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Rainfall totals up to 7AM Thursday, May 14th:

KJAN studios in Atlantic: 0.59″

Ardell McCunn in Massena: 0.65″

Skyscan Forecast 05-14-2015

Podcasts, Weather

May 14th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast   Dan Hicks   Thursday, May 14, 2015

Today:  Cloudy.  Showers diminishing this afternoon.  S @ 10-20.  High 68.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. S @ 5-10.  Low 57.

Friday: Partly Cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms mainly late.  S @ 10-20. High 78.

Saturday: Partly Cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms. High near 80.

Sunday: Partly Cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms. High near 80.

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Skyscan Forecast 05-13-2015

Podcasts, Weather

May 13th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast           Dan Hicks            Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Today:  Partly Cloudy.  SE 15-25. High 74.

Tonight: Cloudy. Scattered Showers and Thunderstorms.  SE 10-15. Low 55.

Thursday: Mostly Cloudy.  Showers and Thunderstorms, especially in the morning. S @ 10-20. High 70.

Friday:  Partly Cloudy. Scattered Showers and Thunderstorms later in the day.  High 76.

Saturday:  Partly Cloudy. Scattered Thunderstorms.  High 80.

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