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DENSE FOG ADVISORY EXPANDED TO WEST/SW IA

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August 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

THE DENSE FOG ADVISORY ISSUED EARLIER THIS MORNING FOR PARTS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL IOWA HAS BEEN EXPANDED, AND REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9-A.M.. THE ADVISORY NOW INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN THE KJAN LISTENING AREA…MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-CRAWFORD-CARROLL- DALLAS-POLK-MADISON-UNION-RINGGOLD.

VISIBILITY WILL BE ONE -QUARTER MILE OR LESS THROUGH 9 AM. REDUCED VISIBILITIES WILL LEAD TO DIFFICULT TRAVEL AND WILL REQUIRE A QUICKER RESPONSE TIME.

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.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Mon. Aug. 27th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

August 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (Podcast) Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather data for Atlantic.

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DENSE FOG ADVISORY: WEST CENTRAL/CENTRAL IA

Weather

August 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: CRAWFORD-CARROLL- DALLAS-POLK-MADISON-UNION-RINGGOLD
417 AM CDT MON AUG 27 2012
…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS MORNING.  VISIBILITY WILL BE ONE -QUARTER MILE OR LESS THROUGH 9 AM. REDUCED VISIBILITIES WILL LEAD TO DIFFICULT TRAVEL AND WILL REQUIRE A QUICKER RESPONSE TIME.

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.

Rainfall Total (through 7-a.m. Sunday)

Weather

August 25th, 2012 by Chris Parks

As of 9:00pm Saturday night we have picked up 2.33″ of rainfall for the storm total so far at the KJAN studios.  .52″ of that rain came during the overnight Friday until 7am Saturday with the rest of the rain occurring during the Aug 25th reporting period 1.81″.  Still light rainfall/sprinkles coming down in Atlantic.

The rainfall total through 7-a.m. Sunday was 2.38-inches.

Skyscan Forecast 08-25-2012

Weather

August 25th, 2012 by Chris Parks

SKYSCAN FORECAST           SATURDAY AUGUST 25, 2012        CHRIS PARKS

Today: Showers and possibly a T’storm.  S @ 5-10.  H 75.

Tonight: Showers and T’storms likely before 1am.  Cloudy.  S @ 5.  L 64.

Sunday: Chance showers and T’storms before 1pm.  Then partly sunny.  N @ 5-10.  H 84.

Monday: Sunny. Calm.  H 88.

Tuesday: Sunny.  H 88.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., Aug. 24 2012

Podcasts, Weather

August 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The (Podcast) Freese-Notis forecast for the KJAN listening area from Meteorologist Dan Hicks, and weather data for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson…

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NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties: Fri., Aug. 24th 2012

Weather

August 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CDT FRI AUG 24 2012- National Weather Service/Des Moines

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS BEFORE NOON. ISOLATED   THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.

SATURDAY…SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. COOLER. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 90 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…SHOWERS LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S.

MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.

Climatologist says drought not over yet

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

August 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Iowa State University climatologist Elwyn Taylor says the cooler temperatures and rainfall we’ve seen recently do not mean Iowa’s drought is finished. “It definitely has not broken yet, maybe has for a few locations, but for the most part it is still with us,” Taylor says. Some areas of the country though have seen the relief from dry conditions come. “The southeastern United States is done with their drought, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona — we won’t say done with the drought– but much moderated there and disappearing in places but still at strength in the Midwest and out into the Rocky Mountains,” according to Taylor.

Taylor says about 80-percent of Iowa’s rainfall comes from the Gulf of Mexico.  “We are seeing a flow of moisture, at least a moderate flow of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico,”Taylor says, “and it’s only about half the strength, or a little less than half the strength, and with that being weak we’re not seeing a real quick end to this”. While Taylor says factors influencing Iowa’s weather are moderating toward more normal temperatures and moisture in the immediate future, he expects the drought to continue into next spring in most areas.

(Radio Iowa)

Shelby County Fire Danger back to the “HIGH” category today

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

August 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A slight improvement in the atmospheric moisture content has prompted the Shelby County Emergency Management Agency to reduce the Fire Danger index from “Extreme” to “High,” where it had been for several weeks prior to Wednesday’s extremely dry and dangerous conditions. Shelby County Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Seivert says thunderstorms are in the forecast for the next few days and hopefully, some of that rain will fall over Shelby County.

Seivert is asking participating agencies in the County to move their “Fire Danger” signs back into the High Category. He says while the explosive conditions the area experienced Wednesday have moved on, the wind this (Thursday) afternoon and Friday are expected to increase into the 20-mph range.

Open burning is not recommended.  Please call the emergency management Agency at 755-2124 if you feel you need to burn during this time.

Drought intensifies in key farming states

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

August 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The latest update on the nation’s drought shows that the parched conditions continue worsening in key farm states even as the situation across all of the continental U.S. leveled off.  The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map shows that more than two-thirds of Iowa, the nation’s biggest corn producer, was suffering extreme or exceptional drought – the worst two classifications – as of Tuesday. That’s up more than 5 percentage points from last week, despite cooler temperatures.  Nearly all of Nebraska and Missouri are in extreme or exceptional drought, narrowly ahead of Illinois and Kansas in those two categories. The amount of Nebraska afflicted with exceptional drought conditions – the most-serious level – remained unchanged while dropping only slightly in Illinois.