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Severe thunderstorms to hit Iowa, but a derecho is not likely

News, Weather

June 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Much of the country will see severe thunderstorms today and parts could even see a storm called a derecho (Dur-ray-shoh). But National Weather Service meteorologist, Frank Boksa, says don’t expect to see it here. “It would not be in Iowa, or if it was, it would probably initiate in very far eastern Iowa, but it would be more in the Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana area,” Boksa says. Iowa saw a derecho back in July of 2011 that did a lot of damage to homes, trees and power lines.

A derecho is basically a very widespread, long-lived line of thunderstorms. And they are very fast moving and they produce extreme damaging wind. By they I mean 65-70-75-miles-an-hour or more,” according to Boksa. Iowa won’t see anything like that, but will see some heavy thunderstorms. “Thunderstorms will develop kind of over northeastern and far eastern Iowa and then push off into Illinois and Indiana this afternoon,” Boksa says. “We should see some strong storms out of this, but it should be fairly short lived. We should pretty much be done with it in central Iowa by seven p-m and in eastern Iowa certainly by 10.” The weather is expected to continue a pattern of a few dry days followed by thunderstorms and rain through the next week. Boksa says that’s pretty much the norm.

“This is the time of year for thunderstorms. We do get a fair amount of rain and thunderstorms in May and June, so it’s not atypical by any stretch,” he says, “in fact I think the peak of severe weather in June is about the 15th.” The rains are not quite as welcome this June after a record wet spring that’s kept farmers out of the fields and led to flooding in many parts of the state.

(Radio Iowa)

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Wed., June 12th 2013

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June 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (podcast)¬†forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic…

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Wed., June 12th 2013

Weather

June 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CDT WED JUN 12 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. COOLER. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 80. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S.

SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 80S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Tue., June 11th 2013

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June 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (Podcast) weather forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic…

NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Tue., June 11th 2013

Weather

June 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 90. South southeast wind 7 to 11 mph.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South southeast wind around 10 mph.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Breezy, with a northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming north northwest 12 to 17 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. North wind 7 to 13 mph.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 83. North northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable.
Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.
Friday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

Precipitation in Iowa near 2012 amounts year-to-date

News, Weather

June 10th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the National Weather Service in Des Moines said Monday, that precipitation totals for the first 160 days of 2013 through Sunday, have already surpassed or are challenging precipitation values for the same time frame in 2012.

The values were measured by NWS Cooperative Observers, and automated systems, and are considered preliminary and unofficial. In our area, Guthrie Center, Perry, Denison, Carroll and Winterset are approaching 2012 precipitation values.

Guthrie Center is closest, with 21.28-inches of precipitation so far this year, as compared to 25.01-inches in 2012. Perry stands at 18.92-inches (22.78 last year); Denison has received 18.26-inches (23.28 last year); Carroll is a 16.87-inches (24.76 last year), and Winterset had 16.24-inches of precipitation through June 9th of this year, as compared to 26.24-inches last year.

For other precipitation amounts, click on this link:

https://nwschat.weather.gov/p.php?pid=201306101533-KDMX-NOUS43-PNSDMX

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Mon., June 10th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

June 10th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (podcast) weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic…

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties: Mon., June 10th 2013

Weather

June 10th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

400 AM CDT MON JUN 10 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY...PARTLY SUNNY. WARMER. PATCHY FOG THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.

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

TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW AROUND 70. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. WEST WIND AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

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

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

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S.

Hazardous Weather Outlook for central/western Iowa 6/9-6/15

Weather

June 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

TODAY AND TONIGHT:

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE TODAY INTO THIS EVENING ACROSS THE AREA. AT THIS TIME THE THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER IS MARGINAL.

MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY:

THUNDERSTORMS ARE AGAIN POSSIBLE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND MAINLY FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY. THERE IS A THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER TUESDAY NIGHT…WITH LARGE HAIL…DAMAGING WINDS…AND AN ISOLATED TORNADO POSSIBLE. THE GREATEST CHANCE FOR SEVERE WEATHER EXTENDS ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM CARROLL TO OSKALOOSA TUESDAY NIGHT.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED TUESDAY NIGHT.

(Updated) NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa

Weather

June 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

844 AM CDT SUN JUN 9 2013

REST OF TODAY…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING…THEN PARTLY CLOUDY OVERNIGHT. AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST UP TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

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

TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW AROUND 70. HIGH IN THE MID 80S.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S.