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NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: 4/24/2014

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April 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 90 PERCENT.

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 90 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. COLDER. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST AROUND 5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

FRIDAY…SUNNY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. BREEZY. LOW IN THE MID 50S.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. LOW 51 TO 56. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

Wind Advisory for west/southwest Iowa

Weather

April 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-
1026 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

…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…STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE AREA AND CONTINUE
THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

* WINDS…SPEEDS OF 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH CAN BE
EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS…WINDS THIS STRONG WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…
ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

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.

Hazardous Weather Outlook: Wed., April 23rd 2014

Weather

April 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

453 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

AREA COUNTIES: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISONADAMS- UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

TODAY AND TONIGHT: THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT. AN ISOLATED STRONG TO POSSIBLY SEVERE STORM IS POSSIBLE…WITH LARGE HAIL THE MAIN SEVERE THREAT.

THURSDAY: AN ISOLATED NON-SEVERE THUNDERSTORM IS POSSIBLE THURSDAY MORNING INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS.

ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY IS POSSIBLE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. THE THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER IS UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME.

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.

AREA COUNTIES: HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT. SOME STORMS MAY BE SEVERE LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS THE PRIMARY HAZARDS. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN IS ALSO POSSIBLE WITH THE STORMS TONIGHT.

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED LATE THIS AFTERNOON OR THIS EVENING.

Wind Advisory for parts of western Iowa today

Weather

April 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

353 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

STRONG WINDS EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF WESTERN IOWA TODAY. LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPING OVER THE WESTERN PLAINS IN COMBINATION OF A SLOWLY RETREATING HIGH TO THE EAST WILL CAUSE INCREASINGLY STRONG WINDS FROM LATE MORNING INTO THE LATE AFTERNOON HOURS.

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* TIMING…WINDS WILL INCREASE AND BECOME STRONG BY LATE MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON TODAY.

* WINDS…SUSTAINED SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 25 TO OVER 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH WILL OCCUR FOR MOST OF THE AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS…LOOSE OBJECTS WILL LIKELY BLOW AROUND AND MAY CAUSE DAMAGE. TRAVEL ON AREA ROADS WILL BE IMPACTED BY THE STRONG WINDS AND MAY BE DIFFICULT AT TIMES…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

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.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Wed., 4/23/2014

Weather

April 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. NOT AS COOL. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON… THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. WINDY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 50 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY. LOW IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS NEAR 100 PERCENT.

THURSDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. SUNNY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. COLDER. LOW IN THE MID 40S. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S.

USDA awards $6 million for climate change study

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

April 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will award $6 million to 10 universities to finance the study of what climate change means to agriculture and strategies for helping farmers and ranchers deal with weather changes. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the grants Tuesday during a conference about climate change held at Drake University in Des Moines.

Vilsack told the audience the grants would lead to information and developments that would be essential to farmers. The grants were made through the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The grants will go to the University of Colorado, Cornell University, Florida International University, Iowa State University, Michigan State University, the University of Minnesota, Montana State University, Oklahoma State University, Pennsylvania State University and West Virginia University.

 

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Tue., April 22nd 2014

Podcasts, Weather

April 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The (Podcast) Freese-Notis weather forecast for the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic.

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Hazardous Weather outlook: 4/22-24

Weather

April 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON- CASS-ADAMS
503 AM CDT TUE APR 22 2014

TODAY AND TONIGHT:  AN ISOLATED NON-SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE POSSIBLE   LATE TONIGHT.

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY: THUNDERSTORMS WILL AGAIN BE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY. AN ISOLATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY NIGHT…WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS THE MAIN SEVERE THREATS.

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MIGHT BE NEEDED WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

MONONA-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-FREMONT COUNTIES

TODAY AND TONIGHT: FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE IN THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY THIS AFTERNOON. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY: A STRONG UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING THUNDERSTORMS TO THE AREA BY LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. A FEW STRONG OR SEVERE STORMS ARE EXPECTED…AND LATER OUTLOOKS WILL PROVIDE    BETTER DETAILS ON TIMING AND MAIN THREATS. THERE REMAINS A SMALL CHANCE THAT STRONG STORMS COULD LINGER OR REDEVELOP OVER EASTERN PARTS OF THE AREA INTO THURSDAY.

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

HARRISON-SHELBY-MONTGOMERY-PAGE COUNTIES

TODAY AND TONIGHT: ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa: 4/21/2014

Weather

April 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CDT TUE APR 22 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLEAR…COLDER. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL EARLY MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 40S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. WINDY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT...THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY. LOW IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 90 PERCENT.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. WEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.

THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S.

Elevated Fire Danger across parts of western Iowa today

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

April 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL
1021 AM CDT MON APR 21 2014

NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 30 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON. MEANWHILE…A DRIER AIRMASS IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE STATE WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES DROPPING INTO THE UPPER 20S ACROSS AREAS OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN IOWA BY AFTERNOON. THIS WILL LEAD TO ELEVATED FIRE POTENTIAL DURING THE AFTERNOON UNTIL WINDS RELAX AND THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY CLIMBS BY THIS EVENING. ANY OUTDOOR FIRES ACROSS THIS AREA DURING THE AFTERNOON WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO SPREAD RAPIDLY AND BURNING IS DISCOURAGED.

ALSO, A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR MONONA COUNTY FROM 1-PM UNTIL 7-PM. CONDITIONS WILL BE FAVORABLE THIS AFTERNOON FOR FIRES TO START EASILY AND SPREAD QUICKLY. ALL OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD BE AVOIDED.