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Winter Weather Advisory mainly N. of I-80 tonight

Weather

March 2nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-MADISON-

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM CST TUESDAY…Untitled

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR LIGHT FREEZING RAIN…SLEET OR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM CST TUESDAY.

* TIMING…INTERMITTENT LIGHT FREEZING RAIN…SLEET AND SNOW ARE ANTICIPATED EARLY TUESDAY MORNING BEFORE TRANSITIONING TO MAINLY LIGHT RAIN OR DRIZZLE SHORTLY AFTER DAYBREAK. THE PRECIPITATION TYPE MAY BE QUITE VARIABLE FROM TIME TO TIME.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL VARY FROM LITTLE TO NONE TOWARD THE MISSOURI BORDER…TO LESS THAN AN INCH FARTHER NORTH TOWARD HIGHWAY 30. ANY ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE MINOR…ONLY A FEW HUNDRETHS OF AN INCH AT WORST.

* IMPACTS…ALTHOUGH ONLY MINOR ICE AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE ANTICIPATED…THE WINTRY MIX MAY PRODUCE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL EARLY TUESDAY…INCLUDING THE MORNING COMMUTE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW…SLEET…OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Prepare for a slippery slide to work & school Tuesday morning

News, Weather

March 2nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Des Moines says a large storm system will begin to affect central Iowa tonight, persisting into Tuesday.11018410_791151917629672_8460447606872203408_n The system will bring chances for a wintery mix across much of the area.

In the south, freezing rain and sleet will be possible tonight and into the early morning hours Tuesday, with icy conditions possibly affecting morning travel Tuesday. Precipitation will gradually turn to rain as temperatures warm Tuesday.

Across the north, snow will be possible with light to moderate accumulations. Winds will increase Tuesday afternoon which may combine with falling and fresh fallen snow to create hazardous travel conditions Tuesday.

Continue to monitor the forecast for updates into Tuesday as threat areas become more refined.

Freese-Notis weather forecast for Atlantic & weather stats, 3/2/15

Weather

March 2nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Today: P/Cldy to Cldy. High near 35. NW winds becoming S/SE @ 5-10. Wind chill values as low as 10.
Tonight: Cldy w/a chance of rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet. Low around 30. Se @ 10-20. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. Little or no snow and sleet accumulation expected.

Tuesday: Rain likely before noon, then a slight chance of snow between noon and 3pm. Temperature rising to near 34 by 9am, then falling to around 26 during the remainder of the day. S winds becoming N/NW @ 15-35. Less than 1” snow expected.
Tue. Night: Mostly cloudy & windy, with a low around 7. WN/NW @ 15-30.

Wednesday: P/Cldy & blustery. High around 15. NW @ 15-25.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 0.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High near 27.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 38. Our Low this morning, 12. Last year on this date we had a High of -2 and a Low of -12. The All-Time record High in Atlantic on March 2nd was 76 in 1992, the Record Low was -12, in 2014. Sunrise today is at 6:54, Sunset at 6:11.

NWS weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, 3/2/2015

Weather

March 2nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 3:48-a.m.)

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

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN…A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. NO SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION. ICE ACCUMULATION UP TO ONE TENTH OF AN INCH. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.

TUESDAY…CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. NO SNOW ACCUMULATION. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. COLDER. HIGH 15 TO 20. NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

THURSDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S.

Feb. 2015 Weather Stats for Atlantic

Weather

March 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

(information compiled at KJAN, the official National Weather Service reporting site for Atlantic)

The Average High temperature for Atlantic during Feb. was 28. The Average Low was 3. Snowfall for the month amounted to 5.5-inches, with liquid precipitation amounting to .31″.

The warmest days were 44 degrees, on the 7th, 24th & 25th. The lowest temp was -23 on Feb. 4th.

NWS weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, 3/1/2015

Weather

March 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 5:42-a.m. NWS/Des Moines)

Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 13. Wind chill values as low as 5. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Wind chill values as low as 10. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.
Monday Night: A slight chance of snow and sleet before midnight, then sleet likely between midnight and 3am, then freezing rain likely after 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 29. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tuesday: Rain and sleet likely before noon, then a chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Windy, with a south wind 14 to 24 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5. Windy.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 19.

Freese-Notis weather forecast & weather info. for Atlantic: 2/28/15

Weather

February 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Today will be mostly sunny early, becoming mostly cloudy in the afternoon with scattered snow showers after 4-p.m., a high of 24, and winds calm early to SSE at 5-10 mph.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers through midnight, then isolated snow showers with a low of 16 and winds SSE-S at near 5 mph.

Sunday will be mostly cloudy with isolated early AM snow showers becoming partly cloudy in the late PM and a storm total of less than 1 inch, with a high of 33 and S-NW winds at 5-12 mph.

Sunday night will be partly cloudy with a low of 15 and W-NW winds at 4-10 mph.

Monday will be partly to mostly cloudy with a high of 34; while Monday night will be mostly cloudy with snow, mixing with mixed precipitation near dawn and a low of 29, rising to 31 at dawn.

Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with snow/mixed precipitation changing to rain by mid-morning and back to snow in the mid PM with a high of 34, and Tuesday night will be mostly cloudy with snow early and a low of 8.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 20. Our 24-hour Low ending today at 7-a.m., was -13. At 7-a.m. it was -1.

NWS weather forecast for Cass & area Counties, 2/28/15

Weather

February 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

357 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. SOUTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW BEFORE NOON. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 50 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. NOT AS COLD. LOW 15 TO 20. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SUNDAY…CLOUDY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW BEFORE NOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 40 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW 10 TO 15. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING…THEN CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

MONDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. NOT AS COLD. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

TUESDAY…RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING…THEN SNOW LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.

Freese-Notis Weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, 2/27/15

Weather

February 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly-to Mostly Sunny. High 15 West winds becoming SE @ 5-10.
Tonight: Clear to Partly Cloudy. Low 2. S @ 5-10.
Tomorrow: Mo. Cldy w/a 50% chance of snow late in the afternoon. High 25. S @ 10-15. (new snow accumulation of less than ½” is expected)
Tom. Night: An 80% chance of snow. Low 18. (new snowfall 1-2” possible)
Sunday: Mo. Cldy w/snow ending by around 7-am (less than ½” expected). High around 30. S/SW winds becoming NW during the afternoon, @ 5-10.
Sun. Night: A 20% chance of snow before 7-p.m., otherwise P/Cldy. Low 13.
Monday: P/Cldy w/a slight chance of snow during the afternoon. High near 30.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 13. Our low this morning (Through 6:30-a.m.). -13.

NWS/KJAN listening area weather forecast: Fri., 2/27/2015

Weather

February 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

352 AM CST FRI FEB 27 2015

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLEAR. VERY COLD. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY. VERY COLD. HIGH 10 TO 15. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. LOWEST WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 15 BELOW IN THE MORNING.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. NOT AS COLD. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. CLOUDY WITH SNOW LIKELY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. WARMER. LITTLE OR NO SNOW ACCUMULATION. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 60 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. NOT AS COLD. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE. LOW 15 TO 20. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 80 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN PARTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH AROUND 30. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 40 PERCENT.

MONDAY…CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S.