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Wild Fire Danger HIGH today

Weather

July 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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

534 AM CDT WED JUL 25 2012

WILD FIRE DANGER ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA

THE COMBINATION OF VERY DRY CONDITIONS…AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES FROM 95 TO 105 DEGREES…HUMIDITY FROM 20 TO 40 PERCENT AND SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS…WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR WILD FIRES ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA THIS AFTERNOON. THE SITUATION IS MOST DANGEROUS IN GRASSY AREAS AND RANGELAND.

THE HOT AND DRY WEATHER PATTERN WILL REMAIN OVER THE AREA THROUGH TODAY. DURING THIS TIME…REFRAIN FROM OUTDOOR BURNING AND BE VERY CAREFUL WITH SMOKING MATERIALS. SEVERAL COUNTIES HAVE BURN BANS IN EFFECT. PLEASE CHECK IN YOUR COUNTY BEFORE BURNING. ANY OPEN FIRE COULD SPREAD EASILY.

A COOL FRONT MOVING THROUGH THE UPPER MIDWEST WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY WILL PROVIDE THUNDERSTORM CHANCES AND COOLER TEMPERATURES HELPING TO DIMINISH THE FIRE THREAT.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Wed., July 25th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

July 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the weather forecast (Podcast) for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, from Freese-Notis Meteorologist Dan Hicks, and the weather stats for Atlantic, from KJAN News Director, Ric Hanson…

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(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Tues., July 24th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

July 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 101. Our 22-hour low thru 5-a.m. today was 69. At 5-a.m. it was 80-degrees in Atlantic. Last year on this date, the High was 90, while the Low was 70. The All-time record High on this date in Atlantic was 110 in 1901. The Record Low was 42 in 1905. Sunrise is at 6:06, Sunset at 8:45.

Now, here’s the (podcast) forecast from Freese-Notis Meteorologist Harvey Freese…

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The NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa

Weather

July 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

356 AM CDT TUE JUL 24 2012

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY

TODAY…SUNNY. VERY HOT. HIGH AROUND 100. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. HEAT INDEX READINGS 101 TO 106.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 70S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 100 TO 102 THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. VERY HOT. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH AROUND 102. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. HEAT INDEX READINGS 103 TO 108.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 100 TO 102 THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. NOT AS WARM. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S.

FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. LOW IN THE MID 60S.

Excessive Heat Warnings continue through late Wed. evening

Weather

July 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

338 AM CDT TUE JUL 24 2012

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR THE KJAN LISTENING AREA

HIGHS IN THE UPPER 90′S  TO MID 100′S ARE EXPECTED TODAY WITH HIGHS WEDNESDAY PERHAPS A DEGREE OR TWO COOLER. HEAT INDEX VALUES SHOULD PEAK NEAR OR A LITTLE ABOVE 105 DEGREES EACH AFTERNOON AS WELL. THE COMBINATION OF PROLONGED HOT TEMPERATURES AND SOME HUMIDITY WILL CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION. HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY IF SIGNIFICANT PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT OBSERVED. THE PROLONGED NATURE OF THE HEAT…BOTH DAY AND NIGHT…WILL ACCUMULATE OVER TIME ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING. PROLONGED OUTDOOR ACTIVITY COULD CAUSE HEAT EXHAUSTION.

THE PROLONGED NATURE OF THIS HEAT WAVE MAKES IT ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS FOR THOSE WHO WORK OUTDOORS OR DO NOT HAVE AIR CONDITIONING. IF YOU MUST WORK OUTSIDE…TAKE PLENTY OF WATER BREAKS IN THE SHADE AND IF POSSIBLE SCHEDULE MORE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES FOR MORNING OR IN THE EVENING.

WILD FIRE DANGER INCREASES ACROSS WESTERN & CENTRAL IA

News, Weather

July 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-DECATUR-WAYNE-APPANOOSE-DAVIS-

531 PM CDT MON JUL 23 2012

…WILD FIRE DANGER INCREASING ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…

THE COMBINATION OF VERY DRY CONDITIONS…AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES FROM 95 TO 105 DEGREES…HUMIDITY FROM 20 TO 40 PERCENT AND A SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH HAVE COMBINED TO PRODUCE CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR WILD FIRES ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA. THE SITUATION IS MOST DANGEROUS IN GRASSY AREAS AND RANGELAND. THE HOT AND DRY WEATHER PATTERN WILL REMAIN OVER THE AREA THROUGH MIDWEEK. DURING THIS TIME…REFRAIN FROM OUTDOOR BURNING AND BE VERY CAREFUL WITH SMOKING MATERIALS. SEVERAL COUNTIES HAVE BURN BANS IN EFFECT. PLEASE CHECK IN YOUR COUNTY BEFORE BURNING.

ANY OPEN FIRE COULD SPREAD EASILY. A COOL FRONT MOVING THROUGH THE UPPER MIDWEST WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY WILL PROVIDE THUNDERSTORM CHANCES AND COOLER TEMPERATURES SHOULD SHOULD DIMINISH THE FIRE THREAT.

Portions of Iowa, Nebraska face more fierce heat

News, Weather

July 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The National Weather Service says heat relief will not be soon in coming for Iowa and Nebraska.  A weather service warning about excessive heat remains in effect until Wednesday afternoon or night in west-central and southwest Iowa and in southeast Nebraska.  The warnings are issued when the service experts believe dangerously high temperatures will occur in which “heat and humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely.”
 
The century mark was breached in both states on Sunday. The air temperature hit 104 in Des Moines and 105 in Omaha, for examples. In Atlantic, we topped out at 100-degrees. Humidity across the region made it seem hotter, though.

Skyscan Forecast: Mon. July 23rd 2012

Podcasts, Weather

July 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, from Freese-Notis Meteorologist, Harvey Freese….

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Excessive Heat Warning timing expanded for Cass & area counties

News, Weather

July 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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

416 AM CDT MON JUL 23 2012

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY…

HEAT WILL PERSIST INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING BEFORE A COLD FRONT LOWERS READINGS ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. HIGHS WILL BE IN THE UPPER 90S TO AROUND 105 DEGREES. BECAUSE DEWPOINTS WILL BE IN THE 60S…HEAT INDICES WILL ONLY BE A FEW DEGREES HIGHER THAN THE ACTUAL TEMPERATURE BUT WILL STILL RANGE FROM 105 TO 110 DEGREES.

THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND SOME HUMIDITY WILL CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY IF SIGNIFICANT PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT OBSERVED. THE PROLONGED NATURE OF THE HEAT…BOTH DAY AND NIGHT…WILL ACCUMULATE OVER TIME. PERSONS EXPECTED TO BE OUTDOORS FOR SEVERAL DAYS NEED TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION IN THEIR ACTIVITIES.

Nat’l. Weather Svc. forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa

Weather

July 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

339 AM CDT MON JUL 23 2012

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY

TODAY…SUNNY. VERY HOT. HIGH AROUND 100. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TUESDAY…SUNNY…HOT. HIGH IN THE UPPER 90S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 70S. SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS AROUND 100 THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 90S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. HEAT INDEX READINGS 100 TO 105.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. NOT AS WARM. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S.