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NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa: Mon., Sept. 3rd 2012

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September 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

339 AM CDT MON SEP 3 2012

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 40 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TUESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 90. SOUTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…SUNNY…BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. COOLER. LOW IN THE MID 50S.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH AROUND 80.

Nat’l. Weather Service forecast for Cass & area Counties: Sun., Sept. 2nd 2012

Weather

September 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

329 AM CDT SUN SEP 2 2012

TODAY...SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

LABOR DAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. COOLER. LOW IN THE MID 50S.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 80.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Sat., Sept. 1st 2012

Podcasts, Weather

September 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the (Podcast) forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson, and the weather stats for Atlantic….

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NWS Weather forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa

Weather

September 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

354 AM CDT SAT SEP 1 2012

TODAY…CLOUDY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

SUNDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

LABOR DAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S.

TUESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., Aug. 31 2012

Podcasts, Weather

August 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The (podcast) Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic, & the KJAN listening area & weather data for Atlantic…

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NWS Forecast for Cass & area counties: Fri., Aug. 31st 2012

Weather

August 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

338 AM CDT FRI AUG 31 2012 – National Weather Service/Des Moines

TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND LABOR DAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S.

MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S. HIGH IN THE MID 80S.

Climatologist doesn’t expect any early end to warm weather

Weather

August 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

People across the state are wondering how much longer will the drought and extreme high temperatures continue. Iowa State University Extension Climatologist Elwynn Taylor says there are not many signs indicating a change in the current weather patterns.  “We’ve switched from the second-strongest La Nina event in recorded history — that’s a little over 100 years — to neutral. We haven’t quite moved into that El Nino, we’re right at the edge of it, some people say ‘I don’t believe we’ll make it’, some say ‘I don’t believe we will’,” Taylor explains. He says these are people who know something about the weather pattern, so right now we are left with an unknown.

Taylor says many people are hoping the weather will return to an El Nino weather pattern. “El Nino is kind of the friend of the midwest farmer. Under El Nino things just aren’t extreme. The high temperatures aren’t so much higher than normal, the cold temperatures aren’t so much colder than normal, and normal is not bad for crops when you are in Iowa and the midwest in general,” Taylor explains. The extreme heat returned after a short reprieve, but will it go away for good anytime soon?  “Well we just can’t tell in a year like this. Just when we’re thinking it’s over, it’s still with us,” Taylor says. “The National Weather Service feels that it will be ending toward the end of September, so we’ve still got a calendar month to go.”

The climatologist was a featured speaker at the Farm Progress Show near Boone. He says Iowa needs at least four inches of precipitation before the winter freeze, or around November 15th. He says an additional three inches of rain will be needed in the spring.

(Radio Iowa)

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast – Thu., Aug. 30th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

August 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

(The (podcast) Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, and weather data for Atlantic…

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NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa

Weather

August 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

406 AM CDT THU AUG 30 2012/National Weather Service – Des Moines

NEAR RECORD HIGHS TODAY

TODAY...SUNNY…HOT…BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 90S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

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

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. EAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGH AROUND 90.

(Updated) Red Flag Warning for part of the KJAN listening area today (Thursday)

News, Weather

August 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

(Updated for expanded Red Flag Warning)

The National Weather Service has issued a “Red Flag Warning for all counties along and north of Highway 30, from Onawa to Ames.  The warning is in effect until 8-p.m. A Red Flag Warning is issued for extreme fire conditions, in particular: hot, dry air; southwest winds of 15-25 miles per hour, with gusts of 30-to-35; along with very low humidity. Officials say the drying of grasses in the area as well as field crops is underway, and ahead of schedule, given the hot and dry conditions. Any fires that do start, will spread rapidly due to the dry conditions and strong southwesterly winds. The combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and very hot temperatures will create explosive fire growth potential.