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1st snowfall reminds drivers of winter driving skills

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November 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The season’s first snowfall in the KJAN listening area has brought some quick reminders to motorists that they need to slow down and allow extra time for traveling. Early this (Monday) afternoon, there have been several reports of accidents along Interstate 80 in Cass County, none of which have resulted in injuries (as of 3-p.m.).

According to scanner traffic, semi’s were jackknifed into the median and/or partially blocking the road between the 60 and 72 mile markers. And a pickup truck rolled into the median at around 2:50-p.m. just east of the Olive Street exit, but no injuries were reported.

Remember, when driving in winter weather conditions, slow down, turn off your cruise control, turn on your headlights and know that road conditions can change very quickly.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather Forecast: Veterans Day 2013 (11/11/13)

Podcasts, Weather

November 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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

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NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area: Nov. 11 2013

Weather

November 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Veterans Day: A chance of rain and snow before 4pm, then a slight chance of snow between 4pm and 5pm. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 26 by 5pm. Windy, with a north wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 13. Wind chill values as low as 5. North wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 31. Wind chill values as low as 5. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 16. South southwest wind 3 to 8 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 42. Breezy.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Thursday: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

National Weather Service forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area

Weather

November 10th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Sunday, Nov. 10th 2013

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Light and variable wind becoming south 8 to 13 mph in the morning.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

Veterans Day: Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 27 by 5pm. Windy, with a north northeast wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.
Monday Night: Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 17. Wind chill values as low as 5. Blustery, with a north wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 32. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 18.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 41. Breezy.

NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area: Sat., Nov. 9 2013

Weather

November 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Today: Sunny, with a high near 56. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 27. West northwest wind 5 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Light and variable wind becoming south 8 to 13 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. South wind 6 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

Veterans Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 39. Breezy, with a north wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 18. Blustery.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 30.

Special Weather Statement; Cass & area Counties in IA

Weather

November 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIESCRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-    MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-
1249 PM CST FRI NOV 8 2013

…GUSTY WINDS TO PERSIST THIS AFTERNOON…

SOUTH WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH WILL PERSIST OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS…BEFORE DIMINISHING THIS EVENING AS SUNSET APPROACHES. THIS WILL RESULT IN STRONG CROSSWINDS ON EAST WEST ROADS AND WILL ALSO CAUSE LOOSE OBJECTS TO BLOW AROUND.

Special Weather Statement for western IA: Strong wind expected

Weather

November 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-

1113 AM CST FRI NOV 8 2013

STRONG SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED TODAY. ALTHOUGH A WINDS ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR PARTS OF SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA INTO SOUTHWEST IOWA…ADDITIONAL STRONG WINDS GUSTING TO 30 TO 40 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE OAKLAND AND HARLAN AREAS FOR A FEW HOURS INTO MID AFTERNOON.

Special Weather Statement for parts of western IA – wind related (11/8/13)

Weather

November 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE

BREEZY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BY MID TO LATE MORNING. SUSTAINED WINDS WILL NEAR 30 MPH AT TIMES AND THERE MAY BE GUSTS TO 4O MPH OR SLIGHTLY HIGHER AT TIMES. THE WINDS WILL DIMINISH BY SUNSET.

CONDITIONS WILL BE MONITORED AND IF STRONGER WINDS DEVELOP A WIND ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND NORTHERN IOWA THIS AFTERNOON.

Wind Advisory issued for parts of SW IA: 11/8/13

Weather

November 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE

845 AM CST FRI NOV 8 2013

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON.

* TIMING…STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA BETWEEN 11 AM AND 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON.

* WINDS…GUSTY SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTH AND INCREASE TO AROUND 30 MPH BY LATE MORNING. DURING THE AFTERNOON THE WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTHWEST AND REMAIN STRONG WITH SUSTAINED WINDS AROUND 30 MPH WITH GUSTS 40 TO 45 MPH. BY EVENING…THE WINDS WILL DECREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH.

* IMPACTS…STRONG AND GUSTY CROSS WINDS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT ON EAST-WEST ROADS. THE WINDS WILL BE CAPABLE OF BLOWING AROUND UNSECURED OBJECTS SUCH AS TRASH CANS AND OUTDOOR FURNITURE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS BETWEEN 30 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS BETWEEN 45 TO 57 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast – Fri., Nov. 8, 2013

Podcasts, Weather

November 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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

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