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NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa: Wed., Nov. 21st 2012

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November 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

TODAY...SUNNY…BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. NOT AS COOL. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

THANKSGIVING DAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. TEMPERATURE STEADY OR SLOWLY FALLING IN THE AFTERNOON. WEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. BREEZY…COLDER. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

FRIDAY…SUNNY…BREEZY. MUCH COLDER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S.

SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Tue., Nov. 20 2012

Podcasts, Weather

November 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather data for Atlantic…

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KJAN listening area forecast: Tue., Nov. 20th 2012 (NWS/Des Moines)

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November 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

329 AM CST TUE NOV 20 2012

TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 60. WEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TONIGHT…CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 70. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 40S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

THANKSGIVING DAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. COLDER. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S.

FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY…COLDER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. LOW IN THE MID 20S.

Weather shouldn’t be an issue for holiday travel

News, Weather

November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

One of the busiest travel holidays of the year is just ahead and forecasters say Iowans should have few weather issues to contend with this Thanksgiving — and warmer-than-usual temperatures. Meteorologist Miles Schumacher, at the National Weather Service, says temps are 10 to 20 degrees higher than normal. Schumacher says, “It’s been warm for the past several days and it looks like it’ll be temperatures in the 50s and low 60s the next couple of days and we could see some 70s in the state on Wednesday which would be pretty close to record levels.”

A cool front may arrive in the state as soon as Thanksgiving Day. “We’ll see a couple of days of sharply colder air with high temperatures in the upper 30s and 40s across the state, but that’s actually pretty close to normal,” he says, with no snow in the forecast, at least through the weekend.

There’s an outside possibility for some wet snow next week, but the long-range forecast is still developing.

(Radio Iowa)

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Mon.. Nov. 19th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic, and the KJAN listening area, along with weather data for Atlantic, including rainfall, 24-hour High/Low temps and record High/Low information.

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NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa: 11/19/12

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November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

338 AM CST MON NOV 19 2012

…NEAR RECORD HIGHS POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY…

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TUESDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.

TUESDAY NIGHT…CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S.

THANKSGIVING DAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 20 PERCENT.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. MUCH COLDER. LOW IN THE MID 30S. HIGH IN THE MID 40S.

The latest weather forecast for the KJAN listening area….

Weather

November 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

329 AM CST SUN NOV 18 2012 (Prepared by the National Weather Service in Des Moines)

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MID MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS BEFORE MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 40S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 30 PERCENT.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 60. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TUESDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.

TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW AROUND 40. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 40S.

THANKSGIVING DAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Nov. 17 2012

Podcasts, Weather

November 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the (Podcast) weekend weather forecast for the KJAN listening area, and the Friday-Saturday weather data for Atlantic….

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Weekend & extended weather forecast: Sat-Sun, Nov. 17th & 18th 2012

Weather

November 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

349 AM CST SAT NOV 17 2012 – For Cass and area Counties in Iowa…..

TODAY…SUNNY…BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH AROUND 60. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 50 PERCENT.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 60. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S.

TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGH AROUND 60. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S.

Missouri River levels to drop soon in prep for longer drought

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

November 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The U-S Army Corps of Engineers is ready to move the Missouri River into what it’s calling “drought reserve mode” and it’ll mean much less water flowing downriver. Corps spokeswoman Monique Farmer says water levels will drop by the end of the month. Winter releases from Gavins Point Dam, near Yankton, South Dakota, will be dropped to minimum levels, averaging around 12-thousand cubic feet per second (CFS) starting on December 1st and running through the end of February. Current release levels from the dam have been running more than three times that level, at 38-thousand C-F-S.

Farmer says the Corps’ forecast for next spring has the reservoirs down drastically. They’re expecting to be about 8-million acre feet below the base of the annual flood control and multiple use zone, so the three major reservoirs in the system may be drawn down 8 to 12 feet lower than what would normally be seen at this time of year. It was just last summer that reservoirs and releases hit record high levels during the spring and summer flooding. Releases from Gavins Point hit just over 160-thousand C-F-S. Farmer says they will step down releases gradually to allow downstream water users to adjust.

They’ll cut the releases initially to around 18-thousand C-F-S and hold for a few days. That will give cities and individuals who have their water intakes in the river the chance to see how they may be impacted. After a few days, water levels will be cut further to the projected 12-thousand C-F-S, where it should remain until March. The plan is raising concerns. Leaders in the state of Missouri fear such a drop in water levels on the Missouri River will impact the Mississippi River so much, barge traffic may have to be halted.

(Radio Iowa)