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Heat Advisory Extended until 7-p.m. Friday, Aug. 30th

News, Weather

August 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

355 PM CDT WED AUG 28 2013

VERY HOT WEATHER WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE END OF THE WORK WEEK..AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL REMAIN PARKED ACROSS THE CENTRAL UNITED STATES THROUGH FRIDAY. AMPLE SUNSHINE IS EXPECTED DURING THIS TIME ALONG WITH A HOT AIRMASS OVER MUCH OF IOWA.

COUNTIES: EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-JASPER-POWESHIEK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-DECATUR-WAYNE-APPANOOSE-DAVIS-

355 PM CDT WED AUG 28 2013

…HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT FRIDAY…

HIGHS WILL VARY FROM 90 TO 95 NORTH TO 95 TO 100 SOUTH ON BOTH THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL APPROACH 105 DEGREES ON BOTH DAYS WITH FRIDAY BEING A SLIGHTLY WARMER DAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM…STAY OUT OF THE SUN…AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES… NEIGHBORS AND PETS.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast for Wed., Aug. 28th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

August 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for the KJAN listening area, and specific weather information for Atlantic…

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NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties: Wed., 8/28/13

Weather

August 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLEAR. SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HOT. HIGH IN THE UPPER 90S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 100 TO 104 IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HOT AND HUMID. HIGH IN THE MID 90S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 100 TO 105 IN THE AFTERNOON.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS AROUND 100 THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 90S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. HEAT INDEX READINGS 102 TO 107.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 70. HIGH IN THE MID 90S.

SATURDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW AROUND 70.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S.

Heat Advisory extended to 7-p.m. Wednesday

News, Weather

August 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

331 PM CDT TUE AUG 27 2013 – NWS/Des Moines

HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR AND RINGGOLD.

HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL VARY FROM 90 TO 95 ON WEDNESDAY HOWEVER HIGHER DEWPOINTS WILL DRIVE THE HEAT INDEX VALUES TO 100 TO 105.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM…STAY OUT OF THE SUN…AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES… NEIGHBORS AND PETS.

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE…RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK…THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY…CALL 9 1 1.

High temp records may fall with another steamy day ahead

News, Weather

August 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

All 99 of Iowa’s counties are again under a heat advisory as high temperatures across the state today (Tuesday) may approach 99 degrees — and even hotter.hot Miles Schumacher, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says it’ll be a steamy one. “Today may be the hottest day of the week,” Schumacher says. “Looks like we could see several areas of the state get close to record highs, right around 100, maybe just over 100, most other places at least mid-90s, with heat indices of 105 to 110.”

Many schools statewide will let classes out early again today. There were no record highs reported on Monday however Mason City set a record minimum temperature with a low of 74, breaking the record of 73 degrees from August 26th of 1955. Schumacher says a slight cool-off will arrive soon. Relief may be coming to the northeast half of the state on Wednesday and Thursday as highs may only reach the upper 80s and low 90s, though it’ll stay hot in the southwest at least until Monday or so.

Long-range forecasts call for more seasonal weather by the middle of next week, with highs back in the low to mid-80s and overnight lows in the 50s and 60s.

(Radio Iowa)

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast – Tue., Aug. 27th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

August 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for the KJAN listening area, and specific weather information for Atlantic…

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NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA (8/27/13)

Weather

August 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

328 AM CDT TUE AUG 27 2013

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLEAR. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY. HOT AND HUMID. HIGH IN THE UPPER 90S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 103 TO 108 IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 100 TO 103 THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HOT AND HUMID. HIGH IN THE UPPER 90S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 104 TO 109 IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. HIGH IN THE MID 90S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH. HEAT INDEX READINGS 100 TO 104.

THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. HIGH IN THE MID 90S.

Heat Advisory remains in effect today (Tuesday) for the State of IA

News, Weather

August 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING…

HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL VARY FROM THE MIDDLE 90S TO AROUND 100 DEGREES TODAY WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES FROM 105 TO 110 DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

THE CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF SEVERAL DAYS OF HEAT WILL TAKE ITS TOLL…PARTICULARLY ON THOSE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING OR THOSE SPENDING TIME OUTSIDE. OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES SHOULD BE DELAYED TO A LATER DATE IF POSSIBLE…OR HELD IN THE MORNING TO MINIMIZE HEAT STRESS. THE IMPACTS MAY CONTINUE TO SOME EXTENT THROUGH THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND AS THE HEAT WAVE PERSISTS WITH ONLY MARGINALLY COOLER TEMPERATURES.

Heat Advisory continues until 10-p.m. Tuesday (8/27/13)

Weather

August 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

350 PM CDT MON AUG 26 2013/ Nat’l. Weather Service – Des Moines

…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT TUESDAY…

HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL VARY FROM THE MIDDLE 90S TO AROUND 100 DEGREES TUESDAY WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES FROM 105 TO 110 DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. THE CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF SEVERAL DAYS OF HEAT WILL TAKE ITS TOLL…PARTICULARLY ON THOSE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING OR THOSE SPENDING TIME OUTSIDE.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES SHOULD BE DELAYED TO A LATER DATE IF POSSIBLE…OR HELD IN THE MORNING TO MINIMIZE HEAT STRESS. THE IMPACTS MAY CONTINUE TO SOME EXTENT THROUGH THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND TOO AS THE HEAT WAVE PERSISTS WITH ONLY MARGINALLY COOLER TEMPERATURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM…STAY OUT OF THE SUN…AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE…RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK…THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY…CALL 9-1-1.

Farmers’ Almanac predicts “piercing cold” winter for Iowa

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

August 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Iowans who don’t enjoy the extreme heat that’s in the forecast this week may find relief in a prediction from the Farmers’ Almanac. The publication’s managing editor, Sandi Duncan, says they’re predicting a winter with below normal temperatures for about two-thirds of the country.FarmersAlmanac2014-Winter-Map “We are saying it’s going to be a very cold winter, in fact, we’re using the words ‘piercing cold’ in your neck of the woods, with normal snowfall,” Duncan says. “So, it’s going to be one of those rough, old-fashioned, very chilly, very cold, snowy winters.”

The Farmer’s Almanac for 2014 hit newsstands today (Monday). Scientists don’t put much stock in the almanac’s weather forecasts, which Duncan says are based on a secret, mathematical and astronomical formula. “It takes things like sun spot activity, tidal action of the moon, the position of the planets, and a variety of factors into play,” Duncan says. “We’ve been predicting the weather for 197 years and people who follow our forecasts say we’re about 80 to 85 percent accurate.”

The Farmers’ Almanac, which was founded in 1818, is predicting a heavy winter storm will hit the Northeast U.S. right around the time Super Bowl is played February 2 in New Jersey.

On the web at http://www.farmersalmanac.com/

(Radio Iowa)