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RED FLAG WARNING SUN. for Pott., Mills, Montgomery, Fremont & Page Counties

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March 15th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

348 AM CDT SUN MAR 15 2015 …

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR ALL OF SOUTHWEST IOWA… …FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS ALSO POSTED FOR MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING

* WINDS…WILL BECOME SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…WILL DROP INTO THE 15 TO 20 PERCENT RANGE.

* IMPACTS…ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL SPREAD RAPIDLY AND QUICKLY BECOME OUT OF CONTROL. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW…OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS…LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties, 3/15/15

Weather

March 15th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CDT SUN MAR 15 2015

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. SOUTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAYRED FLAG WARNING FROM NOON UNTIL 7-PM FOR EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS! MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. NOT AS COOL. LOW IN THE MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

MONDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY…COLDER. LOW IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH 15 TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. MUCH COOLER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN THE MORNING.

WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S.

Red Flag Warning replaces Fire Watch in Cass & area Counties today (Sunday)

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March 15th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

341 AM CDT SUN MAR 15 2015

…EXTREME FIRE DANGER OVER CENTRAL IOWA THIS AFTERNOON…

LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS COMBINED WITH DRY FUELS WILL LEAD TO A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER SITUATION THIS AFTERNOON OVER MUCH OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN IOWA.

SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-RINGGOLD COUNTIES…

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM FOR EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS!

Counties in the pinkish-red color are under a Red Flag Warning this afternoon. The flesh colored counties are in a Fire Weather Watch. (3/15/15)

Counties in the pinkish-red color are under a Red Flag Warning this afternoon. The flesh colored counties are in a Fire Weather Watch. (3/15/15)

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING FOR EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WIND…SOUTHWEST WINDS SUSTAINED 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AS LOW AS 19 PERCENT.

* FUEL…90 TO 100 PERCENT CURED.

* IMPACTS…ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO SPREAD RAPIDLY. ANY OUTDOOR BURNING IS HIGHLY DISCOURAGED AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED TODAY.

* TIMING…SHORTLY AFTER NOON CONDITIONS WILL BECOME FAVORABLE FOR RAPID FIRE GROWTH. THIS WILL CONTINUE FOR MUCH OF THE AFTERNOON ENDING IN THE EARLY EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW…OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS…LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

(updated) NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa, 3/14/15

Weather

March 14th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

415 PM CDT SAT MAR 14 2015

LATE THIS AFTERNOON…SUNNY. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 30S. WEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUNDAYFIRE WEATHER WATCH SUNDAY AFTERNOON; SUNNY…BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

MONDAY...SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOW IN THE MID 30S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. MUCH COOLER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S.

WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S.

Red Flag Warning Sunday afternoon for Monona & Harrison Counties

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March 14th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

308 PM CDT SAT MAR 14 201: Counties affected – Monona & Harrison in western IA

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM CDT SUNDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR EASTERN NEBRASKA AND PORTIONS OF WEST-CENTRAL IOWA

* WINDS…SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AS LOW AS 19 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS…ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL SPREAD RAPIDLY AND QUICKLY BECOME OUT OF CONTROL. OUTDOOR BURNING WILL NOT BE RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW…OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS…LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

Fire Weather Watch Sunday afternoon for Cass & area Counties

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March 14th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH, IN EFFECT FROM NOON UNTIL 7-P.M., SUNDAY, FOR EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH is in effect from Noon until 8-p.m. Sunday for FREMONT, MILLS, MONTGOMERY, PAGE, POTTAWATTAMIE & SHELBY COUNTIES.

* WIND…SOUTHWEST WINDS SUSTAINED 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…20 TO 25 PERCENT…AS LOW AS 19 PERCENT. * FUEL…90 TO 100 PERCENT CURED.

* IMPACTS…ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.

Skyscan Forecast 03-14-2015

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March 14th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast     Saturday, March 14, 2015

Today: Sunny, with a high near 65. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 37. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming calm.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 75. Windy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 44. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 76. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 20 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 50.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 52.
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Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & weather data: Fri., 3/13/15

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March 13th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High 68. S/SW winds becoming N/NW this afternoon @ 10-20.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low around 30. N @ 5-10.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 64. North winds becoming variable @ 5-10mph.
Sat. Night: Clear, with a low around 36.

Sunday: Sunny & windy, with a high near 75. S @ 15-30mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear & windy, with a low around 44.

Monday: Partly Cloudy & breezy. High near 68. Breezy.

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Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 73. Our Low this morning, 31. Last year on this date we reached 62 for a High, and 22 was the Low. The All-time record High in Atlantic on March 13th, was 79 in 2012. The Record Low was -11 in 1948 and 1975.

Sunrise is at 7:36 and Sunset at 7:24.

NWS forecast for Cass & surrounding Counties in IA 3/13/15

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March 13th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

315 AM CDT FRI MAR 13 2015

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

TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 70. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 30S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUNDAY...SUNNY…BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 40S.

MONDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S.

Urgent: Shelby County Fire Danger EXTREME until further notice

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March 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency/911 is asking all Fire Departments in the County to immediately place the Fire Danger Rating Boards in the EXTREME category. The Increase in Fire Danger is due to No expected precipitation in next four days, large volume of dead plant material, low humidity’s, increased temperature’s, predicted gusting winds to 29MPH, and limited field access due to thawing conditions.Extreme Fire Danger

Fire Behavior predictions in these conditions are as follows: fire spread between 7 to 10 MPH, with flame lengths approximately 30’ in length at the front of the fire. Fires that start in these conditions can easily overtake and trap you. Firefighters are at a high risk also due to traction issues off road.

Shelby County Ordinance NO. 2012-1 Local Burning Ban Ordinance allows citations to be issued during these conditions. A violation of this ordinance is punishable by a minimum fine of $100 for an individual or $500 for an organization, not to exceed $1000. The violator may also be liable for additional reasonable restitution.