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Skyscan Forecast 12-07-2013

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December 7th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Today: Increasing clouds, with a high near 13. Wind chill values as low as -20. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

Tonight:  Snow, mainly after 1am. Low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -10. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Sunday:  Snow. High near 19. Wind chill values as low as -10. East southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Sunday Night:  A 40 percent chance of snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2. Wind chill values as low as -10. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 10 mph in the evening. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Monday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 12. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 24.

Wednesday:  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 17.

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Wind Chill Advisories remain in effect until 9-a.m. Sat. (12/7/13)

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December 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY

WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING

* WIND CHILL VALUES…WIND CHILLS WILL REMAIN BETWEEN 20 AND 25 BELOW THROUGH MID MORNING. AIR TEMPERATURES OF 5 TO 15 BELOW COMBINED WITH WINDS UP TO 10 MPH WILL CREATE THE DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS THIS MORNING.

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL

WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING

* WINDS…NORTHWEST WINDS OF 5 TO 10 MPH WILL COMBINE WITH THE COLD TEMPERATURES TO CREATE WIND CHILLS IN THE TEENS AND 20S BELOW ZERO.

* IMPACTS…PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THE COLD CAN RESULT IN FROST BITE OR OTHER HEALTH HAZARDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.

Drought recedes in Iowa but dryness remains

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

December 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa enters the cold weather season with about a fifth of the state still in severe drought. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says November was drier than normal with the average precipitation for the state at 1.6 inches compared with the 30-year normal of just over 2 inches. A small area of the state that was rated in extreme drought in October has improved and is now in severe drought.

The area of the state in severe drought has fallen to 20 percent from 35 percent at the start of November. Little change is anticipated in soil moisture levels over the winter as soils are likely be frozen statewide by now, and are unlikely to thaw until spring.

KJAN listening area forecast: Sat., Dec. 7th 2013

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December 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

406 AM CST SAT DEC 7 2013

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. VERY COLD. HIGH 10 TO 15. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. LOWEST WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 15 BELOW IN THE MORNING.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LIGHT SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW EARLY IN THE MORNING. NOT AS COLD. SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 1 INCH. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 80 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 3 INCHES. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 4 INCHES. HIGH 15 TO 20. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW NEAR 100 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

MONDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH 10 TO 15. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE. HIGH 15 TO 20.

WInd Chill Advisory: Harrison, Shelby, Monona Counties

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December 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

343 PM CST FRI DEC 6 2013

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM CST SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM CST SATURDAY.

* WIND CHILL VALUES…TEMPERATURES WILL FALL TO 5 TO 18 DEGREES BELOW ZERO OVERNIGHT. THIS COUPLED WITH NORTHWEST WINDS OF 5 TO 10 MPH WILL CREATE WIND CHILL READINGS OF 19 TO 29 BELOW ZERO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather Forecast: Friday, 12/6/2013

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December 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather information for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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KJAN listening area forecast: Fri., 12/6/13

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December 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. VERY COLD. HIGH 10 TO 15. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. BITTERLY COLD. LOW 5 TO 10 BELOW. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 15 BELOW.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. VERY COLD. HIGH AROUND 15. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. LOWEST WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 15 BELOW IN THE MORNING.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. NOT AS COLD. LOW AROUND 10. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY…SNOW. MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 80 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH 10 TO 15.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Thu., Dec. 5th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

December 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather information for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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KJAN listening area forecast: Thu., 12/5/13

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December 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

350 AM CST THU DEC 5 2013

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…COLDER. HIGH 15 TO 20. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. VERY COLD. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. VERY COLD. HIGH 10 TO 15. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW ZERO TO 5 BELOW. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 15. EAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. NOT AS COLD. LOW AROUND 10.

SUNDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGH 15 TO 20.

SUNDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE.

Winter Weather Advisory Continues for far SW IA

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December 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE COUNTIES

858 AM CST WED DEC 4 2013

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY.

* TIMING…THE FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS.

* MAIN IMPACT…UNTREATED ROADS AND SIDEWALKS WILL DEVELOP A THIN LAYER OF ICE AND BECOME SLIPPERY.

* OTHER IMPACTS…NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE MORNING WITH FALLING TEMPERATURES.

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.