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Event to consider extreme weather impacts in Iowa

News, Weather

November 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Government leaders in Iowa will gather in Des Moines next month to consider the costs and implications of the extreme weather swings that have increasingly hit Iowa. The University of Iowa Public Policy Center is among the hosts of the symposium on Dec. 11 at Hy-Vee Hall. Top Iowa leaders in the fields of transportation, agriculture, higher education, natural resources and insurance are among those expected to attend.

The goals of the event are to better understand the challenges facing Iowa due to extreme weather such as floods and droughts; the cost of the impacts to different sectors of Iowa’s economy; and how to adapt to the change. Organizers say that specific policy proposals could come out of the discussions at the symposium.

NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area

Weather

November 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

314 AM CST WED NOV 13 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLEAR. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY…BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 50. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 30. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 15 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. NOT AS COOL. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGH IN THE MID 50S.

SATURDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOW IN THE MID 40S.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGH IN THE MID 50S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Tue., Nov. 12th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

November 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (podcast) weather forecast for the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic, from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area: Tue., Nov. 12th 2013

Weather

November 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

344 AM CST TUE NOV 12 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLEAR. MUCH COLDER. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TODAY...SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 30. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT...CLEAR. NOT AS COLD. LOW AROUND 20. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S.

FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH AROUND 50. LOW IN THE MID 30S.

1st snowfall reminds drivers of winter driving skills

News, Weather

November 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The season’s first snowfall in the KJAN listening area has brought some quick reminders to motorists that they need to slow down and allow extra time for traveling. Early this (Monday) afternoon, there have been several reports of accidents along Interstate 80 in Cass County, none of which have resulted in injuries (as of 3-p.m.).

According to scanner traffic, semi’s were jackknifed into the median and/or partially blocking the road between the 60 and 72 mile markers. And a pickup truck rolled into the median at around 2:50-p.m. just east of the Olive Street exit, but no injuries were reported.

Remember, when driving in winter weather conditions, slow down, turn off your cruise control, turn on your headlights and know that road conditions can change very quickly.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather Forecast: Veterans Day 2013 (11/11/13)

Podcasts, Weather

November 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (podcast) weather forecast for the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic, from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area: Nov. 11 2013

Weather

November 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Veterans Day: A chance of rain and snow before 4pm, then a slight chance of snow between 4pm and 5pm. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 26 by 5pm. Windy, with a north wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 13. Wind chill values as low as 5. North wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 31. Wind chill values as low as 5. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 16. South southwest wind 3 to 8 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 42. Breezy.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Thursday: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

National Weather Service forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area

Weather

November 10th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Sunday, Nov. 10th 2013

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Light and variable wind becoming south 8 to 13 mph in the morning.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

Veterans Day: Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 27 by 5pm. Windy, with a north northeast wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.
Monday Night: Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 17. Wind chill values as low as 5. Blustery, with a north wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 32. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 18.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 41. Breezy.

NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area: Sat., Nov. 9 2013

Weather

November 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Today: Sunny, with a high near 56. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 27. West northwest wind 5 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Light and variable wind becoming south 8 to 13 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. South wind 6 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

Veterans Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 39. Breezy, with a north wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 18. Blustery.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 30.

Special Weather Statement; Cass & area Counties in IA

Weather

November 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIESCRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-    MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-
1249 PM CST FRI NOV 8 2013

…GUSTY WINDS TO PERSIST THIS AFTERNOON…

SOUTH WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH WILL PERSIST OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS…BEFORE DIMINISHING THIS EVENING AS SUNSET APPROACHES. THIS WILL RESULT IN STRONG CROSSWINDS ON EAST WEST ROADS AND WILL ALSO CAUSE LOOSE OBJECTS TO BLOW AROUND.