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NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties: May 2nd 2013 (3:56-a.m.)

Weather

May 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Today: Snow before 2pm, then a chance of rain between 2pm and 3pm, then a chance of snow after 3pm. High near 40. Windy, with a north wind 20 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Tonight: Rain and snow likely, becoming all snow after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Breezy, with a north wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Friday: Snow likely before 10am, then rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 42. Breezy, with a north wind 14 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday Night: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 35. Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday: A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 47. North northeast wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.

(Update) Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for western IA counties

Weather

May 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS 339 AM CDT THU MAY 2 2013

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING…

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO DIMINISH TO FLURRIES AND SPRINKLES EARLY THIS MORNING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...LITTLE ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL REMAIN SLUSHY AND SLICK MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT FOR THE MORNING COMMUTE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW…SLEET…OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Winter Weather Advisory extended to far SW Iowa

Weather

May 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE– 339 AM CDT THU MAY 2 2013

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND SLEET…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING.

* TIMING…A MIX OF SNOW AND SLEET WILL CONTINUE EARLY THIS MORNING BEFORE DIMINISHING TO FLURRIES AFTER 10 AM.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND AN INCH ARE LIKELY ACROSS THE AREA.

* IMPACTS…ROADS MAY BECOME SLUSHY AND SLICK. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW…SLEET…OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Travel becoming treacherous in western Iowa early this (Thursday) morning

News, Weather

May 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Roads covered with a thick layer of slush are making travel hazardous early this (Thursday) morning, here in western Iowa. The DOT’s 511ia.org website shows most roads along and north of Highway 92 and west of Highway 148 (Anita to Massena), west into Pottawattamie County, are completely covered with snow/ice/slush. Some semi’s were having trouble early this morning. One jacknifed on I-80, while another had trouble making it up the hill on  Olive Street in Cass County, just south of I-80, at around 3:45-a.m.

In Atlantic, snow was falling at 4-a.m. Roads were lightly covered with the heavy, wet snow.

Winter Weather Advisory update for counties North of I-80 in western IA

Weather

May 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

208 AM CDT THU MAY 2 2013

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING…

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...SNOW OR A MIX OF RAIN SLEET AND SNOW WILL SWITCH TO ALL SNOW IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS AND CONTINUE THROUGH MID THURSDAY MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 5 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO NEAR 2 INCHES PER HOUR CAN BE EXPECTED AT TIMES AND SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE QUICKLY. THUNDERSTORMS MAY ALSO OCCUR AND WILL PRODUCE LOCALLY HIGHER SNOWFALL AMOUNTS.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…A NORTH WIND AT 20 TO 35 MPH WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN A HALF MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...ROADS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLUSHY AS THE SNOW INTENSIFIES THIS EVENING AND INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

3-to 5-inches of snow possible in western Iowa

News, Weather

May 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A band of moderate to locally heavy snow is forecast to bring 3 to 5 inches across western to north central portions of Iowa this evening into Thursday morning. Some locally higher snow amounts are possible over far north-central portions of the state. Rain will gradually switch over to snow further southeast mid to late evening from Mason City to Denison line. All rain is expected across central to southern Iowa tonight into Thursday. Another round of snow is forecast to develop Thursday night into Friday over central and northern Iowa.

(UPDATED) Winter Weather Advisory until 10-a.m. Thu. for parts of western IA

News, Weather

May 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

555 PM CDT WED MAY 1 2013 (SCROLL DOWN FOR ADDITIONAL COUNTY DETAILS)

AREA COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS...

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THURSDAY…

Counties in purple are under a Winter Weather Advisory

 

* TIMING...RAIN WILL MIX WITH SLEET AND SNOW…THEN BECOME ALL SNOW THROUGH EVENING HOURS. SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT AND INTO THURSDAY MORNING…WITH SNOW DIMINISHING THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS ON THURSDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATIONS COULD VARY SIGNIFICANTLY OVER SHORT DISTANCES DUE TO THE BANDED NATURE OF THE SNOW…AS WELL AS HIGHER ELEVATIONS THAT ARE SLIGHTLY COLDER AND ABLE TO ACCUMULATE MORE SNOW. STORM TOTAL SNOW OF 2 TO 5 INCHES IS POSSIBLE THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING…WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* OTHER IMPACTS…ROADS MAY BECOME SLUSHY AND SLICK…ESPECIALLY AFTER SUNSET WHEN THE SUN IS NO LONGER WARMING THE ROAD SURFACES. GUSTY NORTH WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH…WITH GUSTS UP TO AROUND 35 MPH…MAY CAUSE REDUCED VISIBILITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW…SLEET…OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

COUNTIES: CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON… ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM CDT THURSDAY

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR HEAVY WET SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM CDT THURSDAY.

* TIMING...RAIN WILL SWITCH TO ALL SNOW MID EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 5 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO NEAR 2 INCHES PER HOUR CAN BE EXPECTED AT TIMES AND SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE QUICKLY.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTH WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN A HALF MILE AT TIMES WHEN THE SNOW DEVELOPS LATER THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS…ROADS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLUSHY AS THE SNOW INTENSIFIES THIS EVENING AND INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

April 2013 weather data for Atlantic

News, Weather

May 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

With the month of May underway, let’s look back at the weather stats for Atlantic last month. In April 2013, the average High temperature in Atlantic was 57 -degrees. The normal average High is 62. The average low for the month was 32, which is slightly cooler than the norm of 37. Precipitation for the month was more than an inch above normal, at 4.55-inches, which included melted snowfall (and that amounted to only a “Trace”). Normal precipitation in April here in Atlantic, is 3.43-inches.

The hottest days of the month were the 29th and 30th, both of which topped out at 82. The coolest day was 13-degrees, which occurred on April 1st. Looking ahead to the month of May, our records indicate the average high is 73, while the average low has been 49. Precipitation for the month typically amounts to 4.32-inches.

KJAN is the official National Weather Service reporting site for Atlantic.

Updated NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA

Weather

May 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

715 AM CDT WED MAY 1 2013

TODAY...CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN BEFORE NOON. PERIODS OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. MUCH COOLER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. TEMPERATURE STEADY OR SLOWLY FALLING IN THE AFTERNOON. NORTH    WIND 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 90 PERCENT.
TONIGHT…BREEZY…COLDER. RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT. SLEET AFTER    MIDNIGHT. SNOW EARLY IN THE MORNING. SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION
JUST UNDER A HALF INCH EXPECTED. LOW IN THE MID 30S. NORTH WIND
20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION
90 PERCENT.

THURSDAY…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN
RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY…COLDER. LITTLE OR NO
SNOW ACCUMULATION. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH
WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.
THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

FRIDAY...CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW POSSIBLY MIXED WITH RAIN IN THE
MORNING…THEN RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. LITTLE
OR NO SNOW ACCUMULATION. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. NORTH WIND 10 TO
20 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.
FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SLEET THROUGH
MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 30S.
CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Wed., May 1st 2013

Podcasts, Weather

May 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the Freese-Notis (podcast) weather forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, and weather data for Atlantic…