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Winter Weather Advisory in effect Saturday across most of Iowa

Weather

November 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM CST SATURDAY FOR: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD COUNTIES;  AND UNTIL MIDNIGHT SATURDAY FOR:  MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE COUNTIES.Advisory

* TIMING OR SHORT TERM TRENDS…SNOW WILL SPREAD INTO WESTERN IOWA BY SUNRISE…AND OVER THE REST OF THE STATE BY NOON.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…AN ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED WITH SOME LOCAL AMOUNTS TO 4 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO AROUND A MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. WINDS WILL BE SOUTHEAST AT 5 TO 15 MPH.

* IMPACTS…ROADWAYS WILL BECOME SLICK IN PLACES. WITH THE LIGHT CONSISTENCY OF THE SNOW…DRIFTING WILL OCCUR IN OPEN AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

 

NWS/KJAN listening area weather forecast: 11/14/14

Weather

November 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

353 AM CST FRI NOV 14 2014

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM CST SATURDAY

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. COLDER. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TODAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY BEFORE MIDNIGHT AND EARLY MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW 10 TO 15. SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

SATURDAY…A CHANCE OF SNOW BEFORE NOON. SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 2 INCHES. HIGH AROUND 30. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW NEAR 100 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE. LOW AROUND 10. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. LOW AROUND 10. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S.

Measurable snow expected over much of Iowa this weekend

News, Weather

November 13th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Scattered flurries are flying across much of the state, but no accumulation of snow is expected. A more significant snow event is coming over the weekend, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Craig Cogill.  “As we move into Saturday and Saturday night, we are going to see a system move through the Midwest producing snow across the entire state of Iowa, generally 1 to 3 inches,” Cogill said. “The good thing is there will be very little wind with the snowfall, so it shouldn’t have too big of an impact.” The weekend snowfall will likely stick around for a while, as temperatures are not expected to climb above freezing anytime too soon.

“We are going to see the cold weather stick around into next week, really little relief seen in any way of warming up,” Cogill said. Prior to Saturday’s snow, the forecast calls for mostly clear conditions tonight (Thursday), with lows across the state ranging from zero to the mid-teens. Friday will be sunny with highs in the 20s to low 30s.

(Radio Iowa)

NWS/KJAN listening area weather forecast: Thu., 11/13/2014

Weather

November 13th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

356 AM CST THU NOV 13 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED FLURRIES. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…SUNNY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW 15 TO 20. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

SATURDAY…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 80 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOW 10 TO 15.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. LOW 10 TO 15.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather Forecast: Wed., 11/12/2014

Podcasts, Weather

November 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The KJAN listening area forecast and weather info. for Atlantic.

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NWS/KJAN listening area weather forecast: Wed., 11/12/14

Weather

November 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

340 AM CST WED NOV 12 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED FLURRIES IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY UNTIL EARLY MORNING THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED FLURRIES IN THE EVENING. LOW AROUND 15. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY...SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 30. NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. LOW 15 TO 20.

SATURDAY…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN SNOW LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. CHANCE OF SNOW 60 PERCENT.

24-hour snowfall report (11/11/2014)

News, Weather

November 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The area’s first snowfall of the season wasn’t too impressive, but the drop in temperature was. Atlantic topped out at 61-degrees during the mid-day hours on Monday, but by 3-p.m., the temperature had plunged almost 20 degrees, and by 5-p.m. we were at 33 here at the KJAN studios, your official National Weather Service reporting site for Atlantic. Our 24-hour low at 7-a.m. today, was 18.

Snowfall overnight included .3″ (three-tenths of an inch) at KJAN. The National Weather Service says Denison and Carroll both reported one-half inch of snow, while Jefferson recorded eight-tenths of an inch. Rockwell City had one-inch of snow.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Tue., Nov. 11 2014

Podcasts, Weather

November 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Weather information for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area.

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Icy Road Conditions continue this (Tuesday) morning

News, Weather

November 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT for the KJAN listening area
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
603 AM CST TUE NOV 11 2014

…ICY ROADS POSSIBLE THIS MORNING…

EXCEPT FOR A FEW FLURRIES…THE ACCUMULATING SNOW HAS ENDED ACROSS CENTRAL IOWA. A STRONG NORTHWEST WIND AT 15 TO 30 MPH WILL PERSIST ACROSS IOWA TODAY. THE WIND MAY PRODUCE SOME MINOR DRIFTING ACROSS ROADS ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS FOR THE START OF THE MORNING COMMUTE.

VEHICLES DRIVING OVER ANY SNOW BLOWING ACROSS ROADS WILL PRODUCE A THIN GLAZE OF ICE ON ROAD SURFACES…ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES…OVERPASSES AND UNTREATED ROADS. USE WINTER DRIVING RULES THIS MORNING AND SLOW DOWN. ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR
DESTINATION AND LEAVE EXTRA SPACE BETWEEN YOURSELF AND THE VEHICLE AHEAD OF YOU.

NWS/KJAN listening area forecast: 11/11/14

Weather

November 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

357 AM CST TUE NOV 11 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. WINDY. MUCH COLDER. NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. MUCH COLDER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 15. NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 15. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 10.

FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH AROUND 30. LOW AROUND 15.