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Flash Flood Watch continues until 9-am Sunday (5/26/13)

News, Weather

May 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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

354 AM CDT SUN MAY 26 2013

…A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS MORNING…

THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ARE FORECAST TO CONTINUE THIS MORNING…ESPECIALLY NORTH AND EAST OF DES MOINES. WIDESPREAD ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN ARE FORECAST WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS OF 6 TO 8 INCHES POSSIBLE. AREAS WHICH HAD HEAVY RAIN SATURDAY MORNING ARE THE MOST VULNERABLE FOR FLASH FLOODING. ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL ON SATURATED SOILS WOULD CAUSE FLASH FLOODING. BEING A HOLIDAY WEEKEND…PEOPLE CAMPING SHOULD USE CAUTION AND AVOID CAMPING IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

Flash Flood Watch for counties north of I-80

Weather

May 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FROM MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT (SATURDAY)THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING…..AREA COUNTIES INCLUDED IN THE WATCH:  SAC-CRAWFORD- CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS

..HEAVY RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE AGAIN TONIGHT… .THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST TO DEVELOP OVER THE PLAINS THIS  EVENING AND THEN MOVE INTO CENTRAL IOWA TONIGHT. THE THUNDERSTORMS  SHOULD BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN OVER AREAS WHICH HAD  HEAVY RAIN EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

* WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ARE FORECAST TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING IN THE WATCH AREA. WIDESPREAD ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN IS FORECAST AND ISOLATED  AMOUNTS OF UP TO FOUR INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. 
 
* AREAS WHICH HAD HEAVY RAIN SATURDAY MORNING ARE THE MOST  VULNERABLE FOR FLASH FLOODING. ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL ON  SATURATED SOILS WOULD CAUSE FLASH FLOODING. BEING A HOLIDAY  WEEKEND…PEOPLE CAMPING SHOULD USE CAUTION AND AVOID CAMPING IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS.
 
 PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
 
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

Special Weather Statement

Weather

May 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

 AUDUBON-CARROLL-GREENE-COUNTIES 
 …THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAINFALL AND SOME  HAIL…
 
 AT 517 AM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
 STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER SOUTH CENTRAL CARROLL COUNTY…MOVING EAST
 AT 30 MPH.
 
 PENNY SIZE HAIL…WINDS GREATER THAN 30 MPH…HEAVY DOWNPOURS…ARE
 POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.
 
 LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
   WILLEY…             CARROLL AIRPORT…    COON RAPIDS…
   GLIDDEN…            SCRANTON…           RALSTON…
 
 
 GUSTY WINDS MAY CAUSE SMALL OBJECTS SUCH AS TRASH BINS TO BLOW
 AROUND. SEEK SHELTER IN A STURDY STRUCTURE UNTIL THIS STORM HAS
 PASSED.

Wet & stormy weekend in store for Iowa

News, Weather

May 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Des Moines says a wet and stormy Memorial Day Weekend is on tap for the area as showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast from today into next week. The best potential for thunderstorms will be during the nighttime and early morning hours each day, although storms are possible at other times as well. The threat for widespread severe weather is low, but a few severe storms with large hail and damaging winds cannot be ruled out.

Of greater concern is the potential for heavy rainfall, with widespread one to two inch accumulations expected by Monday with locally higher amounts possible. This may lead to additional river flooding and possibly flash flooding in some areas.

(Podcast) Weather forecast: Sat., May 25th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

May 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The podcast National Weather Service forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic, from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….

Climatologist: 2013 weather pattern doesn’t bode well for crop production

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

May 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The month of May is winding down and weather-wise, it’s been marked by extremes. Elwynn Taylor is climatologist with Iowa State University Extension. He notes the state broke a record from 1947 for May snowfall and also set record high temperatures for the month. “When we get extremes like that, it is not considered a good omen for what will come with the season,” Taylor says. Taylor notes 2013 has mirrored the weather of 1947 – and that doesn’t bode well for corn and soybean production this year.

“1947 is in the category of being one of the six worst years for crop production and that includes the Dust Bowl,” Taylor says. Like this year, 1947 was marked by a very wet spring. “Then, it went hot and dry in the middle of July and August. That’s when the destruction to the corn came in,” Taylor said. With around 25-percent of Iowa’s corn yet to be planted as we approach Memorial Day, Taylor says corn yields will likely be below trend once again this year.

(Radio Iowa)

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: Sat. 5/25/13

Weather

May 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

EARLY THIS MORNING…WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS NEAR 100 PERCENT.

TODAY…WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH 68 TO 74. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS NEAR 100 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MEMORIAL DAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: May 24th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

May 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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

National Weather Service forecast for Cass & area Counties

Weather

May 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

344 AM CDT FRI MAY 24 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY...PARTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 40 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

SATURDAY…CLOUDY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW AROUND 60. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MEMORIAL DAY…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

MONDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

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

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Thu., May 23rd 2013

Podcasts, Weather

May 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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