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(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast – June 6th, 2012

Podcasts, Weather

June 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the (podcast) Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area…

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Nat’l. Weather Svc. Forecast for Cass Co. IA & the area

Weather

June 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

359 AM CDT WED JUN 6 2012

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 60S.

SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: June 5th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

June 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the (Podcast) Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and the weather data for Atlantic…

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Iowa gets rain but needs more

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

June 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Much of Iowa has received some rain, but the state could use some more to help ease the dry spots.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in Monday’s crop report that corn conditions declined slightly for the second consecutive week. The report shows 75 percent of the corn is rated good to excellent. That’s down from 77 percent a week ago and 81 percent two weeks ago. The first soybean rating puts the crop at 71 percent in good to excellent condition.  The USDA says 46 percent of Iowa’s topsoil and 45 percent of the subsoil is dry.  Last week’s rain totals ranged from 0.35 inches at Bloomfield to 3.7 inches at Akron. The statewide average was 0.84 inches. In Atlantic, rainfall from May 27th through June 2nd amounted to .43″.

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa: June 5th 2012

Weather

June 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

(updated 4-a.m. via National Weather Service in Des Moines)

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 60S.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 80S.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGH AROUND 90.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. HIGH AROUND 90.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Mon., June 4th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

June 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The (Podcast) forecast from Freese-Notis Meteorologist Harvey Freese for Atlantic, & the KJAN listening area, and Ric Hanson with the weather data for Atlantic….

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NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa: 6-4-12

Weather

June 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

356 AM CDT MON JUN 4 2012 Nat’l. Weather Service/Des Moines

TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TUESDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGH AROUND 80.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S.

SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S.

Hazardous Weather Outlook for west central/central IA

Weather

June 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS- ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-and RINGGOLD COUNTIES -  508 AM CDT SUN JUN 3 2012
 
DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT
 
ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO SPREAD EAST  THROUGH CENTRAL IOWA THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. A FEW SEVERE  STORMS ARE POSSIBLE WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS.  
 
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
 
 THERE IS A CHANCE FOR A FEW THUNDERSTORMS LATE FRIDAY INTO  SATURDAY. THE THREAT FOR SEVERE WEATHER APPEARS LOW AT THIS TIME.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast for June 2nd-5th

Podcasts, Weather

June 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the (podcast) Freese-Notis Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and Saturday’s weather data for Atlantic…..

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“Fairly quiet” tornado season in Iowa

News, Weather

June 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A tornado destroyed about 75 percent of the southwest Iowa town of Thurman in mid-April, the same day a tornado smashed into Creston, doing major damage to a hospital. But State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says other than that outbreak of severe weather, it’s been “fairly quiet” in terms of tornado activity in Iowa this year. “May and June are peak months for tornado activity and June the 9th would be kind of the mid-point to the tornado season, so we’re not quite to the very heart of tornado season — but we’re pretty darned close to it, though,” Hillaker says. “But thus far it’s been, you know, fairly quiet as far as severe weather — both tornadoes and hail, and high winds and such.”

Forecasters recently divided the country into 100-square-mile increments and mapped out tornado touch downs. The research found that in the past 20 years, Iowa has had more tornadoes touch down than all but two states. Recent forecasts indicate a period of calm weather ahead for Iowa. “Of course that could change in just one afternoon and kind of make the season with one bad outbreak,” Hillaker says. “But so far we’ve avoided any really big, widespread events.”

According to the National Weather Service there were 50 tornadoes in Iowa last year. Twenty tornadoes were reported in Iowa on one day — April 9, 2011.

(Radio Iowa)