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Shelby County Fire Danger remains “Moderate” through the weekend

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

March 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency says the Fire Danger Index will remain in the “Moderate” category, through next Monday. Officials say if you have a large burn, please notify your Fire Chief, prior to ignition. If you call the Emergency Mgmt. Agency at 712-755-2124 for assistance, if needed. Moderate Fire Danger rating

The EMA says you should “Always have a plan, Never leave a burning pile unattended , be aware of the direction and speed of the wind, and avoid smoking out neighbors or those who may have respiratory problems.”

Emergency Manager Bob Seivert says they expect the fire danger conditions to worsen next week.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather forecast, 3/26/2015

Podcasts, Weather

March 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather info. for Atlantic.

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NWS weather forecast for the KJAN listening area, 3/26/15

Weather

March 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

404 AM CDT THU MAR 26 2015

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

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY. LOW IN THE MID 30S.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. BREEZY. HIGH AROUND 60.

 

TEST TORNADO WATCH will expire at 11-a.m.

Weather

March 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The TEST TORNADO WATCH that was issued for all 99 counties in Iowa, will be allowed to expire at 11-a.m. This concludes this portion of Severe Weather Awareness week in Iowa. Thank you for your participation.

TORNADO WARNING! THIS IS A DRILL ONLY – TEST TORNADO WARNING

Weather

March 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA
1009 AM CDT WED MAR 25 2015

…THIS MESSAGE IS FOR TEST PURPOSES ONLY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A TEST TORNADO WARNING FOR ALL COUNTIES IN THE KJAN LISTENING AREA.

* THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. UNTIL 1030 AM CDT

* THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. AT 1010 AM CDT…THIS TEST TORNADO WARNING IS BEING ISSUED AS PART OF THE SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK ANNUAL DRILL…REPEAT DRILL. THIS ANNUAL DRILL IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK. ALL SCHOOLS…HOSPITALS… BUSINESSES…OTHER INSTITUTIONS AND THOSE AT HOME ARE URGED TO TREAT THIS AS IF IT WERE A REAL EMERGENCY. NOW IS AN EXCELLENT TIME TO PRACTICE YOUR SEVERE WEATHER EMERGENCY PLANS.

HAZARD…TEST TORNADO.
SOURCE…THIS IS A TEST.
IMPACT…THIS IS A TEST.

* THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. THIS IS A TEST TORNADO WARNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… THIS IS A TEST. TAKE COVER NOW! MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR  ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF YOU  ARE OUTDOORS…IN A MOBILE HOME…OR IN A VEHICLE…MOVE TO THE  CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS. THIS IS A TEST…REPEAT TEST.

Montgomery County Burn ban lifted

News, Weather

March 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency reports a ban on open burning which had been in effect since March 16th, has been lifted.  The ban was rescinded due to the current wet conditions.

TEST TORNADO WATCH ISSUED

Weather

March 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TEST TORNADO WATCH
9999 IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CDT THIS MORNING FOR ALL 99 COUNTIES IN IOWA.

THIS TEST TORNADO WATCH INITIATES THE TEST WATCH PHASE OF THE  IOWA SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK’S TORNADO DRILL. REPEATING…THIS IS ONLY A TEST WATCH.

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. DO NOT TAKE ACTION BASED ON THIS TEST MESSAGE.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather forecast, 3/25/2015

Podcasts, Weather

March 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather info. for Atlantic.

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Tornado Safety: Severe Weather Awareness Week

News, Weather

March 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

When weather forecasts predict the possibility of a tornado in your area, it is imperative you and your family have a plan to respond to the threat. The National Weather Service, as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, offers these tips:

Before a Tornado Watch or Warning is issued
Pick a tornado safe room in your home or place of business. Basements, storms cellars or an interior room with no windows on the lowest floor of a structure offers the best protection.
Make sure all members of your family know where to go.
Store emergency supplies such as a first-aid kit, and flashlights with extra batteries nearby.
Put together a family communications plan. Know where everyone is or will be in the event they are away from home.

During a Tornado Warning

Immediately go to your Tornado Safe Room. If you are outside, seek shelter inside a sturdy building.
Mobile homes are NEVER safe during a tornado. If you are in a mobile home or a recreational vehicle, head for the nearest storm shelter.
If you cannot quickly walk to a shelter, you should immediately get into a vehicle, buckle your seat belt, and try to drive away from the threat to the nearest sturdy shelter.

After a Tornado

If you are in an area that was damaged, be careful of debris that may include sharp or dangerous objects, and watch out for downed power lines and broken gas lines.
Use battery powered flashlights when examining buildings. DO NOT USE CANDLES, which can start a fire or cause an explosion.
If you smell gas or hear a blowing or hissing noise, open a window and get everyone out of the building quickly. After everyone is safe, call the gas company or local fire department.
Use your telephone only for emergency calls, so rescue operation lines are not tied-up.
Text your family and friends to let them know you are okay.
If you were outside the area damaged by a tornado, stay off the phone so that emergency calls can get through.
Use text messages and/or social media to let your family and friends know you are okay.
Stay away from areas that are damaged, so you do not hamper rescue operations.
Return to areas that were damaged ONLY when law enforcement gives the all-clear.

Special Weather Statement for Cass & area Counties: Fog

Weather

March 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Counties: CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS-ADAIR-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD; 518 AM CDT WED MAR 25 2015

…LOCALIZED DENSE FOG THIS MORNING…

AREAS OF FOG CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA THIS MORNING THROUGH 9 AM. THE FOG WILL BE LOCALLY DENSE AT TIMES. A FRONTAL BOUNDARY MOVING SOUTHEAST WILL ARRIVE BY MID MORNING AND BRING IMPROVED CONDITIONS.