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Updated forecast for Cass & area Counties: 1/5/14

Weather

January 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

329 PM CST SUN JAN 5 2014

…WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TUESDAY…

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. BITTERLY COLD. BREEZY. SCATTERED FLURRIES THROUGH MIDNIGHT. LOW 10 TO 15 BELOW. NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH. WIND CHILL READINGS 30 BELOW TO 40 BELOW ZERO.

MONDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. BITTERLY COLD. BREEZY. SCATTERED FLURRIES IN THE MORNING. HIGH ZERO TO 5 BELOW. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. WIND CHILL READINGS 30 BELOW TO 40 BELOW ZERO.

MONDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. BITTERLY COLD. LOW AROUND 10 BELOW. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. WIND CHILL READINGS 20 BELOW TO 30 BELOW ZERO.

TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. NOT AS COLD. HIGH AROUND 15. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. LOWEST WIND CHILL READINGS 15 BELOW TO 25 BELOW ZERO IN THE MORNING.

WEDNESDAY…CLOUDY. HIGH 15 TO 20.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. Low 10 TO 15.

Wind Chill Warning update: 5:30-a.m. Sun., Jan 5th 2014

Weather

January 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR AND RINGGOLD COUNTIES…

WIND CHILL WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO NOON CST TUESDAY

AUDUBON-GUTHRIE AND DALLAS COUNTIES….WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOW UNTIL NOON CST TUESDAY…

POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY…WIND CHILL WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO MIDNIGHT CST MONDAY NIGHT.

MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE COUNTIES….WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST MONDAY

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY COUNTIES...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT CST MONDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING…WIND CHILL VALUES WILL DROP TO NEAR 20 BELOW ZERO BY NOON TODAY THEN DROP TO 30 TO 40 BELOW BY THIS EVENING AS THE COLDER ARCTIC AIR ARRIVES.

* WIND CHILL VALUES…AN EXTENDED PERIOD WITH EXTREME WIND CHILL VALUES OF 20 TO 35 BELOW ZERO WILL OCCUR. LIFE THREATENING WIND CHILL VALUES SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING OF 35 TO 45 BELOW ARE EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS...EXTREME WIND CHILLS OF THIS MAGNITUDE CAN RESULT IN FROST BITE IN MINUTES AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF EXTREMELY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE LIFE THREATENING LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

NWS Forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area: Sun., 1/5/14

Weather

January 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Wind Chill Warnings are in effect beginning today through late Mon. evening and Tuesday morning! 

Today: Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 4. N-NW winds at 15-30 mph. Wind chill values as low as -25.
Tonight: Mostly Cloudy with scattered flurries after midnight. Low around -14. NW winds at 20-30. Wind chill values as low as -40.

Monday: Partly sunny and cold with scattered flurries before noon. High near -5. NW winds at 15-30 mph. Wind chill values as low as -40.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -11. W-NW winds at 5-15 with gusts to near 20. Wind chill values as low as -30.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 13. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7.

Wednesday: Cloudy, with a high near 21.

Wind Chill Warnings Remain in effect from Sunday through Tuesday

News, Weather

January 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(Update 6-p.m. 1/4/14)

WIND CHILL WARNINGS REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE KJAN LISTENING AREA BEGINNING ON SUNDAY. AN ARCTIC AIR MASS WITH BRISK NORTH-TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15-25 MPH AND HIGHER GUSTS WILL DROP INTO THE AREA OVERNIGHT AND REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY. WIND CHILL VALUES WILL FALL TO -20 WITH THE COLDEST AIR IN PLACE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. LIFE THREATENING WIND CHILL VALUES OF -35 TO -45 SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING ARE EXPECTED.

AREA COUNTIES:

CASS-ADAIR-ADAMS-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-MADISON-TAYLOR AND UNION: WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6-AM SUNDAY UNTIL NOON TUESDAY.

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE: WIND CHILL WARNING FROM NOON SUNDAY UNTIL MIDNIGHT MONDAY. THE WIND CHILL WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

MILLS-FREMONT AND PAGE: WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6-PM SUNDAY UNTIL 6-PM MONDAY.

 

 

NWS graph of Weather alerts in effect beginning Sunday, 1/5/14

Weather

January 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The counties in light blue will be under a Wind Chill Warning beginning at 6-a.m. Sunday. The counties in teal green will be under a Wind Chill Watch beginning Sunday afternoon. (Please see the specific warning and watch information posted under the Weather page on www.kjan.com., or go the National Weather Service website at www.crh.noaa.gov/dmx/)

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NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: 1/4/14

Weather

January 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today: Patchy blowing snow and a slight chance of snow between 8am and 11am, then patchy blowing snow after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 12 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -5. Windy, with a west wind 9 to 14 mph becoming north northwest 18 to 23 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -2. Wind chill values as low as -20. Blustery, with a north wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
**Wind Chill Warnings and Watches will be in effect beginning on Sunday**
Sunday: Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 1. Wind chill values as low as -25. Windy, with a north northwest wind 15 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Sunday Night: Scattered flurries. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -14. Wind chill values as low as -40. Windy, with a northwest wind 20 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Monday: Patchy blowing snow and scattered flurries before noon. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near -6. Windy, with a west northwest wind 17 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -11.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 14.

Wind Chill Watch remains in effect for parts of w/sw Iowa Sun.-Mon.

Weather

January 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY and POTTAWATTAMIE Counties: WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.
MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT and PAGE Counties: WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

WIND CHILL VALUES…WIND CHILLS WILL REACH AS LOW AS 30 TO 40 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.

* TIMING…ALTHOUGH WIND CHILL VALUES COULD TOUCH 20 BELOW SUNDAY MORNING…A PROLONGED PERIOD OF WIND CHILL VALUES OF 25 BELOW ZERO OR COLDER WILL BEGIN SUNDAY AFTERNOON…REACHING THE COLDEST SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING. WIND CHILLS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN COLDER THAN 20 BELOW ZERO AT LEAST THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WIND CHILL WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS TO CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND WARNINGS FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

Wind Chill Warning in effect 6-am Sunday until Noon Tuesday

Weather

January 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD– 414 AM CST SAT JAN 4 2014 …

WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO NOON CST TUESDAY

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO NOON CST TUESDAY. THE WIND CHILL WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING…AN ARCTIC AIRMASS AND INCREASING NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS WILL DROP INTO THE AREA LATE TODAY AND TONIGHT AND REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH TUESDAY. WIND CHILL VALUES WILL DROP TO 20 BELOW ON SUNDAY. THE COLDEST AIR WILL BE IN PLACE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY.

* WIND CHILL VALUES…AN EXTENDED PERIOD WITH EXTREME WIND CHILL VALUES OF 20 TO 35 BELOW ZERO WILL OCCUR. LIFE THREATENING WIND CHILL VALUES SUNDAY NIGHT TROUGH MONDAY MORNING OF 35 TO 50 BELOW ARE EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS…EXTREME WIND CHILLS OF THIS MAGNITUDE CAN RESULT IN FROST BITE IN MINUTES AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF EXTREMELY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE LIFE THREATENING LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

Wind Chill Watch expanded to include the entire KJAN listening area

Weather

January 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ADDED COUNTIES: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR AND RINGGOLD…336 PM CST FRI JAN 3 2014

WIND CHILL WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING…THIS IS IN ADDITION TO AN EARLIER WATCH POSTED FOR WESTERN/SW IA.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.

* TIMING…AN ARCTIC AIRMASS AND INCREASING WINDS WILL ARRIVE SUNDAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY.

* WIND CHILL VALUES…DANGEROUS TO LIFE THREATENING WIND CHILL VALUES WILL OCCUR THROUGH THE PERIOD…WITH THE WORST CONDITIONS EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY WHEN WIND CHILL VALUES MAY DROP TO 35 TO 45 BELOW ZERO AT TIMES. WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND REMAIN AT 15 TO 30 MPH SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…EXTREME WIND CHILLS OF THIS MAGNITUDE CAN RESULT IN FROST BITE IN MINUTES AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL WATCH MEANS THE THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS TO CREATE DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING WIND CHILL VALUES. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND WARNINGS FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

Wind Chill Watch for western/sw IA Sunday afternoon through Mon. evening

Weather

January 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE

WIND CHILL WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGEWIND CHILL WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL WATCH FOR LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING THROUGH LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING.

* WIND CHILL VALUES…WIND CHILLS WILL REACH AS LOW AS 30 TO 40 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.

* TIMING…WIND CHILLS WILL FALL TO 20 BELOW ZERO OR COLDER BEGINNNING ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON…PEAKING ON SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING. WIND CHILLS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN COLDER THAN 20 BELOW ZERO AT LEAST THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL WATCH MEANS THE THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS TO CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND WARNINGS FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.