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Weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: 11/24/14

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November 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today – Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 26. Wind chill values as low as 10. Windy, with a west northwest wind 21 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
Tonight – Partly cloudy, with a low around 15. Wind chill values as low as zero. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 9 to 14 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.
Tuesday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. Wind chill values as low as 5. West northwest wind around 9 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night – A 40 percent chance of snow after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. South wind 6 to 10 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Wednesday – Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Breezy, with a north northwest wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Thanksgiving Day – Partly sunny, with a high near 27.

KJAN listening area weather forecast (Updated 5:40-a.m. 11/23/14)

Weather

November 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today -A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly between 2pm and 5pm. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 35 by 5pm. Windy, with a southwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming north northwest 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tonight- A chance of rain before 10pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow between 10pm and midnight, then a slight chance of snow after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 23. Windy, with a northwest wind 21 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Monday -Scattered flurries before 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 30. Wind chill values as low as 5. Windy, with a west northwest wind 21 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
Monday Night -Partly cloudy, with a low around 17. Wind chill values as low as 5. Blustery, with a northwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Tuesday -Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. West northwest wind 8 to 10 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night -A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Wednesday -Partly sunny, with a high near 37.

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NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Sat., 11/22/14

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November 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today A chance of drizzle before 10am. Areas of dense fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. South southwest wind 9 to 14 mph.
Tonight A chance of drizzle, mainly after 8pm. Patchy fog between 8pm and 4am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 45. Breezy, with a south wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Sunday A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 39 by 5pm. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 16 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Sunday Night A 20 percent chance of snow showers after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Monday A 20 percent chance of snow showers before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 31. Windy, with a west northwest wind 21 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Windy.

Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.

Beware of dense fog this morning (11/22/14)

Weather

November 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD
526 AM CST SAT NOV 22 2014

A SOUTH FLOW OF MOIST AIR FLOWING OVER THE COLD GROUND HAS RESULTED IN THE FORMATION OF FOG OVER THE AREA THIS MORNING. LOCALLY DENSE FOG IS REPORTED WITH VISIBILITY AS LOW AS ONE QUARTER OF MILE AT TIMES.

PEOPLE PLANNING TRAVEL THIS MORNING SHOULD ALLOW FOR EXTRA TIME…USE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS…AND BE PREPARED FOR SUDDEN CHANGES IN VISIBILITY. THE FOG WILL BE SLOW TO LIFT…BUT CONDITIONS WILL BEGIN TO IMPROVE BY 9 AM.

Freezing Rain advisory for parts of west central Iowa

Weather

November 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: DALLAS-MADISON-
1051 AM CST FRI NOV 21 2014

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM CST SATURDAY

* TIMING…FREEZING RAIN OR PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE IS EXPECTED TO PUSH INTO THE AREA BETWEEN 8 PM SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80 BEFORE SPREADING NORTHEAST ACROSS THE REST OF THE AREA AFTER 9 PM. WARMER TEMPERATURES WILL SLOWLY MOVE INTO PAST MIDNIGHT AND GRADUALLY CHANGE THE PRECIPITATION OVER TO RAIN FROM SOUTH TO
NORTH DURING THIS TIME.

* STORM TOTAL ICE ACCUMULATIONS…SEVERAL HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH  OF ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS…FREEZING RAIN AND FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL MAKE ROADWAYS AND SIDEWALKS SLICK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Forecast: Brief warmup this weekend, iffy Thanksgiving, and winter is still a toss-up

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November 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Iowans are enduring much colder-than-normal, snowy weather for the last half of fall, and while there’s a little relief in sight for the weekend, the winter ahead is still a toss-up. Jeff Zogg, senior meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Johnston, says they’ve re-run all of their computer models to get a glimpse at December through February and so far, it’s 50-50.

“We’re calling for equal chances for temperature,” Zogg says. “That means there’s really no strong signal of above-, near- or below-normal temperatures. For precipitation, generally equal chances, maybe a little bit of a dry signal across the eastern part of the state.” Armchair prognosticators may claim this current cold spell could be a sign of a bitter, blizzard-filled season ahead, while other say it’s an indicator a warmer winter is on the way. Zogg says nobody really knows at this point.

“When you go back and look at past winters, really the temperature trends that you see in November really have very little if any predictability as to the rest of the winter,” Zogg says. “Yes, we have been quite cold for the first part of November but that would not necessarily translate into a certain trend for the rest of the winter.” While much of Iowa should see highs in the 40s this weekend — a nice change from the 20s — but the travel forecast for Thanksgiving looks dicey.

“This weekend, we’re looking for a warm-up, even a chance of rainfall on Saturday and Sunday,” Zogg says. “Temperatures will be warm enough for rain but there is the potential for some additional unsettled weather next week, particularly towards Thanksgiving. We’re seeing the potential for below-normal temperatures again, maybe another system to bring us some rain or snow.” Stay tuned in to the latest forecast at weather-dot-gov.

(Radio Iowa)

KJAN listening area weather forecast: 11/21/2014

Weather

November 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

355 AM CST FRI NOV 21 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND LIGHT FREEZING RAIN IN THE EVENING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN OVERNIGHT. PATCHY FOG THROUGH THE NIGHT. NOT AS COLD. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

SATURDAY…CLOUDY…WARMER. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS OF FOG. NOT AS COOL. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. BREEZY…COLDER. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S.

MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. BREEZY…COLDER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. LOW 17 TO 27.

KJAN listening area weather forecast: 11/20/2014

Weather

November 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

345 AM CST THU NOV 20 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 15. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG THROUGH THE NIGHT. NOT AS COLD. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

SATURDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN. PATCHY FOG. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS OF FOG. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S.

SUNDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S.

Strong winds expected this morning

Weather

November 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS-
434 AM CST WED NOV 19 2014

…A BRIEF PERIOD OF STRONG WINDS EARLY THIS MORNING…

A COLD FRONT IS PUSHING SOUTHEAST ACROSS IOWA EARLY THIS MORNING. RIGHT BEHIND THE FRONT…A STRONG PUSH OF COOLER AIR IS CAUSING WINDS TO INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH AT TIMES WITH GUSTS BRIEFLY TO 40 MPH. THIS MAY CAUSE SOME MINOR BLOWING SNOW NORTH OF HIGHWAY 20 EARLY TODAY. THE STRONGER WINDS WILL LAST FOR A FEW HOURS BEFORE REMAINING NEAR 15 TO 20 MPH FOR MOST OF THE AFTERNOON HOURS WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 35 MPH AT TIMES.

HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE SOME BRIEF DIFFICULTY DRIVING EARLY TODAY ACROSS AREA HIGHWAYS. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW NORTHWEST MAY BRIEFLY COAT ROADS WITH SNOW…AND CAUSE A FEW SLIPPERY STRETCHES. DRIVE CAREFULLY AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION SAFELY.