KJAN Weather

Local Radar

Monthly Local Weather Information:
January May September
February June October
March July November
April August December

 

View Weather Announcements

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., April 12th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

April 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The KJAN listening area forecast from Freese-Notis, and weather data for Atlantic….

Report: 16% of Iowa now out of drought conditions

News, Weather

April 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A new report shows the drought has officially ended in a wider section of eastern Iowa. The weekly USDA drought monitor shows 16-percent of the state is now out of drought conditions. That’s up from 7-percent a week ago. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker points out that 20-percent of the state remains in extreme drought conditions. “In the long term, we do have some very substantial precipitation deficits, especially over north-central and northwestern Iowa,” Hillaker says. “It’s certainly not because of recent weather. We’ve been quite wet here for the last few months and especially the last week.” The statewide average rainfall for this week is over 2.6 inches.

“This has actually been our wettest week since June 2011,” Hillaker says. “So, things have been turning around here recently. But, we still have a ways to go, especially in terms of subsoil moisture in the northwestern part of the state.” Hillaker expects the next drought monitor will show even greater improvement across the state. The drought monitor report released Thursday is based on information gathered through Tuesday morning. “It reflects conditions prior to when about half of the rain from this last system came through, so things are even more moist now than what the monitor is indicating,” Hillaker said.

The drought recovery in Iowa began last October and the last four months have all been slightly wetter than normal, according to Hillaker. Meanwhile, the first 11 days of April have been extremely wet and more rain is in the forecast for early next week.

(Radio Iowa)

NWS Forecast fo Cass & area Counties

Weather

April 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

330 AM CDT FRI APR 12 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TODAY…CLOUDY…BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH.

TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. NOT AS COOL. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOW AROUND 40.

MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. COOLER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Thu., April 11th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

April 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties: April 11th 2013

Weather

April 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

347 AM CDT THU APR 11 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…LIGHT RAIN POSSIBLY MIXED WITH DRIZZLE. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 70 PERCENT.

TODAY…CLOUDY…BREEZY. LIGHT RAIN AND DRIZZLE LIKELY THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF DRIZZLE BEFORE NOON. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SNOW IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. HIGH AROUND 40. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW IN THE EVENING. BREEZY. LOW AROUND 30. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. HIGH AROUND 40. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 20S. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. NOT AS COOL. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOW AROUND 40. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

Today’s weather picture

News, Weather

April 10th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Low pressure will continue to push eastward across Missouri today and into the lower Great Lakes region by Thursday night. Thunderstorms will continue intermittently through tonight, especially across the east. Moderate to heavy rainfall is possible with thunderstorms and may lead to localized areas of ponding water and rises on local streams and rivers. A flash flood watch is in effect for eastern Iowa. Colder air will push south into the region throughout the day today, with rain gradually changing to snow. A wintry mix is likely across the northwest, with freezing rain also possible across the north overnight. Accumulating snow will be restricted to the north and west. Higher snowfall totals are possible north of Iowa, with light snow lingering into Thursday.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: April 10th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

April 10th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (podcast) weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather data including rainfall, from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: April 10th 2013

Weather

April 10th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

347 AM CDT WED APR 10 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS. BREEZY…COLDER. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS NEAR 100 PERCENT.

TODAY…NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS AND RAIN THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN RAIN IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. COLDER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. TEMPERATURE STEADY OR SLOWLY FALLING IN THE AFTERNOON. NORTH WIND AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 90 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…RAIN LIKELY UNTIL EARLY MORNING. SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW EARLY IN THE MORNING. SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 1 INCH. LOW AROUND 30. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.

THURSDAY…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. HIGH AROUND 40. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

THURSDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S.  HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued until 1-a.m. Wed. for far SW IA

News, Weather

April 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

THE SEVERE STORMS PREDICATION CENTER IN NORMAN, OK., HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 545 PM CDT TUE APR 9 2013, UNTIL 1-A.M. WED., APRIL 10TH.

THE WATCH COVERS FREMONT, MILLS, MONTGOMERY & PAGE COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST IOWA.

Special Weather Statement for western IA counties

Weather

April 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AUDUBON-CALHOUN-CARROLL-CRAWFORD-GREENE-POCAHONTAS-SAC-
647 AM CDT TUE APR 9 2013

…LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUES TO PRODUCE HAIL AND GUSTY   WINDS…

AT 643 AM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 34 MILES NORTHWEST OF CARROLL TO 17 MILES WEST OF CARROLL TO 39 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CARROLL…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

PENNY SIZE HAIL…WINDS GREATER THAN 40 MPH…BRIEF HEAVY DOWNPOURS…ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
SCHALLER…MANNING…KIMBALLTON…  ARCADIA…WALL LAKE…GRAY…
AUDUBON AIRPORT…TEMPLETON…LAKE VIEW… HALBUR…EARLY…              BREDA…AUDUBON… SAC CITY… NEMAHA…

GUSTY WINDS MAY CAUSE SMALL OBJECTS SUCH AS TRASH BINS TO BLOW
AROUND. SEEK SHELTER IN A STURDY STRUCTURE UNTIL THESE STORMS HAVE PASSED.