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NWS weather forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA, 4/8/15

Weather

April 8th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

348 AM CDT WED APR 8 2015

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY. AREAS OF FOG. PATCHY DRIZZLE. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TODAY…CLOUDY. AREAS OF FOG THROUGH MID MORNING. PATCHY DRIZZLE THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING…THEN THUNDERSTORMS  LIKELY BEFORE MIDNIGHT AND EARLY MORNING. THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 90 PERCENT.

THURSDAY…CLOUDY…BREEZY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

FRIDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S.

 

Special Weather Statement for Cass & area Counties

Weather

April 7th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

1057 AM CDT TUE APR 7 2015

…AREAS OF DENSE FOG CONTINUE…

AREAS OF DENSE FOG CONTINUE TO LINGER ACROSS THE SOUTHERN THIRD OF IOWA. VISIBILITIES WILL BE A QUARTER MILE OR LESS AND IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGH THE MORNING BEFORE LIFTING THIS AFTERNOON. THE HIGHWAY 34 AND 92 CORRIDORS WILL CONTINUE TO BE MOST AFFECTED BY REDUCED VISIBILITIES.

AS WITH ANY LOW VISIBILITY EVENT…ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO YOUR DESTINATION…ALLOW A SAFE DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND OTHER VEHICLES AND BE MINDFUL OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS.

Dense Fog to continue through mid-morning, Tuesday

Weather

April 7th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-
843 AM CDT TUE APR 7 2015

…AREAS OF DENSE FOG THROUGH THE MORNING…

AREAS OF DENSE FOG CONTINUE TO WORK THEIR WAY THROUGH THE SOUTHERN
THIRD OF IOWA. VISIBILITIES WILL BE A QUARTER MILE OR LESS AND
IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGH A GOOD PORTION OF THE MORNING
BEFORE LIFTING. THE HIGHWAY 34 AND 92 CORRIDORS WILL MOST AFFECTED
BY REDUCED VISIBILITIES.

AS WITH ANY LOW VISIBILITY EVENT…ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO YOUR
DESTINATION…ALLOW A SAFE DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND OTHER
VEHICLES AND BE MINDFUL OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather forecast, 4/7/2015

Podcasts, Weather

April 7th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather info. for Atlantic.

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Dense fog in areas of western Iowa Tue. morning.

Weather

April 7th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ADAIR-MADISON-UNION-RINGGOLD COUNTIES….406 AM CDT TUE APR 7 2015

…AREAS OF DENSE FOG EARLY THIS MORNING…

DENSE FOG CONTINUES OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN IOWA. VISIBILITY IS AT OR JUST BELOW ONE QUARTER MILE AND THIS WILL CONTINUE DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE. AREA TRAVELERS SHOULD USE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS…ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION SAFELY AND ALLOW EXTRA DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND VEHICLES AHEAD OF YOU.

ALSO…BE MINDFUL WHEN APPROACHING INTERSECTIONS AND RAILROAD CROSSINGS AS APPROACHING VEHICLES AND TRAINS MAY BE HIDDEN BY  THE FOG. ALSO BE CAREFUL NEAR BUS STOPS AND SCHOOLS.

 

NWS forecast for Cass County, IA and the area, 4/7/15

Weather

April 7th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

401 AM CDT TUE APR 7 2015

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS WITH POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS AND DRIZZLE. AREAS OF FOG. NORTHEAST  WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

TODAY…CLOUDY. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. EAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. PATCHY DRIZZLE THROUGH THE DAY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. EAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW AROUND 50. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH INCREASING TO WEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S.

 

Drought expands across large section of nation’s crop region

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

April 7th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Drought conditions are expanding across a large section of the U.S., from California to the Great Plains. The National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska says the area covered by moderate drought or worse expanded by nearly five percentage points to 36.8 percent during March.

The drought monitor shows dry conditions broadened in the Midwest with 22 percent of the U.S. corn production area and 18 percent of the soybean area in some degree of drought. That’s up sharply from early March when just 6 percent of the corn growing area and 5 percent of the soybean region were in drought conditions.

Dryness worsened during March in Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Two-thirds of California is in extreme to exceptional drought.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather forecast for Atlantic & the area, 4/6/15

Podcasts, Weather

April 6th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast and weather information for Atlantic.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook, 4/6/15

Weather

April 6th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL and WESTERN IOWA.

TODAY AND TONIGHT: ISOLATED NON SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MIDNIGHT. THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE WILL INCREASE TOWARD MORNING. A FEW STORMS MAY BE SEVERE TONIGHT WITH LARGE HAIL BEING THE MAIN THREAT.

TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TUESDAY. THERE WILL BE THE POTENTIAL FOR A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL OR WIND THE MAIN THREATS.

ADDITIONAL ROUNDS OF THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. A MORE ORGANIZED THREAT FOR SEVERE
WEATHER IS EXPECTED. AT THIS TIME…LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING
THUNDERSTORM WINDS WILL BE THE MAIN THREATS. ISOLATED TORNADOES
MAY ALSO OCCUR…THOUGH IT IS TOO EARLY TO DETERMINE THE AREA OF
GREATEST THREAT.

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA, 4/6/2015

Weather

April 6th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

411 AM CDT MON APR 6 2015

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TODAY...CLOUDY. SCATTERED LIGHT SHOWERS AND PATCHY DRIZZLE  THROUGH THE DAY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

TUESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AND A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY DRIZZLE THROUGH MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 40S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. EAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 80 PERCENT.

THURSDAY…THUNDERSTORMS AND RAIN LIKELY. WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.