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Fire Weather Watch will be in effect Saturday (4/4)

Weather

April 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON

338 AM CDT FRI APR 3 2015 …

FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON UNTIL 8-PM SATURDAY, FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY. THE WATCH COVERS MOST OF EASTERN NEBRASKA AND PARTS OF WESTERN IOWA.

* WINDS…SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AS LOW AS 15 TO 20 PERCENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa, 4/3/15

Weather

April 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

340 AM CDT FRI APR 3 2015

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED LIGHT SHOWERS.  BREEZY. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 50 PERCENT.

TODAY…CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED LIGHT SHOWERS THROUGH MID MORNING. THEN MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BREEZY. COOLER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 50 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SATURDAY…SUNNY…BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. BREEZY. LOW AROUND 40. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

SUNDAY…SUNNY…BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

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

Much needed rain overnight

News, Weather

April 2nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The KJAN listening area received some much needed rain overnight, in light of numerous, recent grass and field fires and the dry, windy conditions western Iowa has been dealing with for the past few weeks. Here at the KJAN studios – your official National Weather Service reporting station for Atlantic – we received 1.05 inches of rain. Massena reports .79″.

Other, unofficial reports from various spotters and media include:

1.28″ in Council Bluffs; 1.1″ just south of Avoca; 1.06″ in Irwin; 1.02″ in Harlan; 1 inch in Oakland; .94″ in Audubon; .8″ in Shenandoah; .77″ in Clarinda; .63″ in Red Oak; .49″ in Creston and .28″ in Denison.

 

Freese-Notis Weather Forecast & weather data for Atlantic, 4/2/15

Weather

April 2nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy, with a high near 66. North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers, mainly after 3am. Low around 38. North wind 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday: Cloudy with 20% chance of showers thru 10-am. Becoming partly cloudy. High 50. North wind at 15-25 mph. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 30.

Saturday: Sunny & breezy. High near 64. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Saturday Night: Mostly clear & breezy, with a low around 41.

Sunday: Partly cloudy & breezy. High near 74.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 82. Our Low this morning (as of 7-a.m./24-hour) was 49. We received 1.05 inches of rain overnight at the KJAN studios. Last year on this date Atlantic’s High was 47. The Low was 31. All-time record High in Atlantic on this date was 88 in 2012. The Record Low was 13 in 1970. Sunrise today is at 7:01-a.m.. Sunset is at 7:46-p.m.

KJAN listening area weather forecast from the NWS, 4/2/15

Weather

April 2nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

342 AM CDT THU APR 2 2015

EARLY THIS MORNING…WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS. BREEZY.  NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 90 PERCENT.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. COOLER. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS EARLY IN THE MORNING. COLDER. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 30 PERCENT.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING…THEN MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY…COOLER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW AROUND 30.

SATURDAY…SUNNY…BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S.

 

Lightning sparks field fire Thu. morning

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

April 2nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Storms that rolled through western Iowa early this (Thursday) morning, brought with them some ground thirst-quenching rain, and intense lightning. At around 12:35-a.m., firefighters from Griswold and Lewis were dispatched to a field fire reported to have started when lightning hit a power pole in the area of 560th and White Pole Road, northwest of Lewis. The hit took out a power line, knocking out the source of electricity for Lewis.

The Lewis Elementary School was closed this (Thursday) morning, because of the power outage. Crews were working on repairing the line and restoring power as quickly as possible.

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

News, Weather

April 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Issued 6-p.m. NWS/Des Moines: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 15 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 100 AM CDT Thursday, April 2nd FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS…

Counties in mauve are included in the Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 1-am Thu.

Counties in mauve are included in the Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 1-am Thu.

IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE AUDUBON BUENA VISTA CALHOUN CARROLL CHEROKEE CLAY CRAWFORD HARRISON IDA MONONA O`BRIEN PALO ALTO PLYMOUTH POCAHONTAS POTTAWATTAMIE SAC SHELBY SIOUX WOODBURY.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…

ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE. THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF HILL CITY KANSAS TO 10 MILES NORTHEAST OF SPENCER IOWA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

 

Wind Advisory issued for far west/sw IA Counties

Weather

April 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY; 1235 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* TIMING…GUSTY SOUTH WINDS WILL PREVAIL THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

* WINDS…SOUTH WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 45 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS BETWEEN 30 TO
39 MPH OR GUSTS BETWEEN 45 TO 57 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS
STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

UPDATE: Wind Advisory & RED FLAG warning now in effect at 11-am instead of 1-p.m.

Weather

April 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

927 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015

WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11-AM UNTIL 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING for the following area Counties: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS-and, a RED FLAG WARNING FOR EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11-A.M. UNTIL 7-P.M. for these area Counties: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE- AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD. ANY FIRES WILL SPREAD VERY RAPIDLY AND BE VERY DIFFICULT TO CONTROL IN THESE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS. OUTDOOR BURNING IS HIGHLY DISCOURAGED AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED.

* TIMING…WINDS WILL INCREASE STEADILY THIS MORNING AND PERSIST
THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

* WINDS…SOUTH INCREASING TO NEAR 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 40 MPH
AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS…LOOSE OR UNSECURED OBJECTS WILL GET BLOWN AROUND AND
DRIVING MAY BECOME DIFFICULT AT TIMES. HIGH PROFILE OR LIGHT
WEIGHT VEHICLES WILL BE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO STRONG
CROSSWINDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS
THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather forecast, 4/1/2015

Podcasts, Weather

April 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

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