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NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa

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May 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

344 AM CDT THU MAY 23 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 40S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH AROUND 70. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

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

SATURDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 70S.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S.

MEMORIAL DAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH 76 TO 81. LOW IN THE MID 60S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: May 22nd 2013

Podcasts, Weather

May 22nd, 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 in Iowa

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May 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

344 AM CDT WED MAY 22 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY. WEST WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

TODAY…CLOUDY. ISOLATED LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. HIGH AROUND 60. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 20 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 40S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE MID 50S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH AROUND 70. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: May 21st, 2013

Podcasts, Weather

May 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties

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May 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

231 AM CDT TUE MAY 21 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 50. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWES. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S.

FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: May 20th 2013

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May 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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

Sunday storms bring large hail to southwest Iowa, twisters elsewhere

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May 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Storms that swept through western and southwest Iowa dumped large hail and heavy rain to some locations, while central and eastern Iowa experienced tornadoes. Iowa had gone 358 consecutive days without a tornado, prior to Sunday. The National Weather Service confirmed tornados touched down in the Story County city of Huxley, and near Earlham, in Madison County. Another was witnessed in a farm field, by firefighters near Grundy Center. There were no reports of injuries. A storm survey team will fan out across Dallas, Madison and Polk Counties today (Monday), to assess the damage and provide an estimate of what type of weather event (Tornado or straight line winds), occurred, along with the scope of the event.

Downed power lines left about 11-thousand homes and businesses without power across the state. Semi-trailers blew over west of Earlham, and on Interstate 35, near Ankeny. And, a farmer in Mitchell County lost cattle when wind blew over a barn, killing some of the animals inside. 

In western Iowa Sunday evening…A trained spotter reported 2.5″ diameter (Baseball-sized) hail fell 3-miles west/southwest of Carbon, in Adams County. Hail completely covered the ground. Two-minutes later, the public reported slightly larger than baseball-sized hail fell in northwest of Carbon….Thunderstorm wind damage was reported 4-miles SE of Shenandoah, where extensive roof damage occurred to a barn, and Nickel to quarter-sized hail reported by law enforcement.

At around 5:24-p.m., a trained weather-service spotter noted more than two-inches of rain had fallen over the past hour 5-miles east/southeast of Charter Oak, in Crawford County. Water was pouring out of fields and into the ditches. At about that same time, law enforcement in Sac County observed a funnel cloud 4-miles southeast of Lake View, between there and the town of Ulmer.

At 6:30-p.m., a National Weather Service employee reported straight-line winds southwest of Earlham, in Madison County, caused damage to as many as 8 mobile homes in a trailer park, including one unit with its roof missing. At about that same time, Madison County Emergency Management reported a tornado on the ground 2-miles west of Earlham.  Power poles were snapped west of town, a shed was blown over in the same location.

A couple of minutes later and further east, in Dallas County, amateur radio reports said several 6-to 8-inch diameter tree limbs had snapped near the high school in Adel. Emergency management officials reported winds gusting up to 60-miles per hour were occurring at around 6:40-p.m., along with pea to marble-sized hail. At 6:41-p.m., a tornado was reported to have occurred 2-miles south of Adel. A couple of minutes later, hail the size of half-dollars fell in Adel, according to emergency management officials.

(Updated)

NWs Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa: Mon., May 20th 2013

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May 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Southwest wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 70. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. West wind 6 to 13 mph.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. West northwest wind 8 to 14 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 69.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

Tornado Watch cancelled for parts of western/sw Iowa

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May 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED TORNADO WATCH 183 FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES:

HARRISON MILLS MONTGOMERY POTTAWATTAMIE SHELBY AND MONONA.

TORNADO WARNING! GUTHRIE/DALLAS/MADISON COUNTIES

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May 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
627 PM CDT SUN MAY 19 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
SOUTHERN DALLAS COUNTY IN CENTRAL IOWA…
SOUTHEASTERN GUTHRIE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…
NORTHWESTERN MADISON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…

* UNTIL 700 PM CDT

* AT 624 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR EARLHAM…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

HAZARD…DEVELOPING TORNADO AND HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.

IMPACT…MOBILE HOMES WILL BE HEAVILY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL
OCCUR. FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DEADLY TO PEOPLE AND ANIMALS.
EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE IS LIKELY.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
DE SOTO…ADEL…DALLAS CENTER…WAUKEE…REDFIELD…VAN METER AND
GRANGER.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 80 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 97 AND 121.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME…A VEHICLE OR
OUTDOORS…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.