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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Cancelled

Weather

May 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch that had been extended until 4-a.m. for Cass and surrounding Counties has instead been cancelled. Storms passing through early this morning no longer fall under the level needed for a Watch status. Some storms may produce occasional, brief heavy rain and gusty winds, though.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect until 1:45-a.m.

Weather

May 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

120 AM CDT WED MAY 2 2012
 
 …A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR AUDUBON AND
 GUTHRIE COUNTIES UNTIL 145 AM CDT…
 
 AT 117 AM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND
 DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.  THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 9 MILES
 EAST OF AUDUBON…OR 24 MILES NORTHEAST OF ATLANTIC…MOVING EAST AT
 40 MPH.
 
 LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
   GUTHRIE CENTER…PANORA…BAYARD…CASEY…BAGLEY…MENLO…YALE
   AND JAMAICA.
 
 PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
 
 PREPARE FOR LARGE HAIL AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE
 OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A REINFORCED BUILDING AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS.
 
 PREPARE FOR DAMAGING WINDS…FALLING TREES AND FLYING DEBRIS. MOVE
 INDOORS AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE IN A MOBILE HOME…GET
 OUT NOW…AND SEEK SHELTER IN A REINFORCED BUILDING.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued until 1-a.m. Wednesday

Weather

May 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Severe Storms Predication Center in Norman, OK, has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH (#224) until 1-a.m. CDT for the Following Counties in the KJAN listening area:

ADAIR-AUDUBON- CARROLL-CASS- CRAWFORD- FREMONT-GREENE-GUTHRIE- HARRISON-MILLS-MONONA-MONTGOMERY  POTTAWATTAMIE-SAC and SHELBY.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. A severe thunderstorm by definition is a thunderstorm that produces one inch hail or larger in diameter and/or winds equal or exceed 58 miles an hour.

During the watch, people should review severe thunderstorm safety rules and be prepared to move a place of safety if threatening weather approaches.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast for Tue., May 1st 2012

Podcasts, Weather

May 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the (podcast) forecast for the KJAN listening area & the weather stats for Atlantic….

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Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: May 1st , 2012

Weather

May 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

349 AM CDT TUE MAY 1 2012 NWS/Des Moines

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH AROUND 80. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT. WARMER. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S.

SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Mon., April 30th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

April 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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

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Early morning forecast for Cass & area counties in Iowa: April 30th 2012

Weather

April 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

348 AM CDT MON APR 30 2012 NWS/Des Moines

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. WARMER. PATCHY FOG THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. WARMER. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TUESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH AROUND 80. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S.

Skyscan Forecast 04-28-2012

Podcasts, Weather

April 28th, 2012 by Chris Parks

SKYSCAN FORECAST                     Saturday April 28, 2012          Chris Parks     

Today: Scattered Showers early.  Mostly Cloudy.  NNW @ 5-15.  H 62.

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy.  ENE @ 10.  L 42.

Sunday: Slight chance showers in afternoon. Partly Sunny.  Light winds changing to E @ 10-15. H 59.

Monday: Partly Sunny.  H 70. NNW @ 5-10

Tuesday: Mostly Cloudy and breezy.  H 76.

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Wind Advisory Extended until 10-p.m. for parts of western/southern IA

Weather

April 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A STRENGTHENING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL APPROACH FROM THE SOUTHWEST THIS EVENING, MAINTAINING A STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT THAT WILL RESULT IN PERSISTENTLY STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS ACROSS THE AREA UNTIL AFTER DARK. WINDS AND GUSTS WILL BE PARTICULARLY HIGH IN AND NEAR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

COUNTIES: EMMET-KOSSUTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-SAC- CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-AUDUBON- GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD- 341 PM CDT FRI APR 27 2012 …WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING…

EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS OF AROUND 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED… WITH GUSTS TO 40 TO 45 MPH AT TIMES. WINDS WILL BE STRONGER IN AND NEAR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WHERE GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.

STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS WILL CAUSE LOOSE OBJECTS TO BLOW AROUND…AND POSSIBLY SMALL BRANCHES TO COME DOWN. IN ADDITION…MANY FIELDS ARE STILL BARE AND THE WINDS WILL LIFT LARGE AMOUNTS OF DUST IN SOME AREAS. THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY CROSSWINDS AND LOCALLY REDUCED VISIBILITY WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY ON NORTH SOUTH ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

Special Weather Statement: Showers & Tstrms producing strong winds

Weather

April 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-CASS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SAC CITY...DENISON...CARROLL...
AUDUBON...ATLANTIC
350 PM CDT FRI APR 27 2012

...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS...

STRONG WINDS OF AROUND 30 MPH WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL
PERSIST THROUGH THIS EVENING. IN ADDITION...A CLUSTER OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE NORTHWARD ACROSS THE AREA PRODUCING
EVEN STRONGER WINDS AT TIMES. WINDS COULD LOCALLY GUST TO NEAR 60
MPH IN AND NEAR THE SHOWERS AND STORMS...PRODUCING MINOR DAMAGE
AND MAKING DRIVING HAZARDOUS.