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NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: Feb. 18 2014

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February 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 13 to 16 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 25. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light west after midnight.

Wednesday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 50. Breezy, with a light and variable wind becoming south 11 to 16 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.
Wednesday Night: Rain likely, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 32. South wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Thursday: Snow before noon, then areas of blowing snow and a chance of snow after noon. High near 38. Windy, with a northwest wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 19 to 24 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. Windy.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.

Winter Weather Advisory Cancelled

Weather

February 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Winter Weather Advisory which had been in effect for Cass and area counties until Noon, has been cancelled. The WWA for the western and southwest counties was also allowed to expire at 8-a.m..

Snowfall reports – Mon., Feb. 17th 2014

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February 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Information from Nat’l. Weather Service observers*, and area media….

Atlantic (*KJAN/Official NWS reporting site) 2.0″ as of 7-am (24-hr) .10″ liquid value.; .5″ additional snowfall from 7am-8am…..total snowfall 2.5“.

7 miles N-NE of Atlantic 2.8″ of snow

Audubon, Carroll & Oakland* 1.6″

Massena* 2.0″

3 miles w. of Oakland 1.5″ reported by the public

4 miles NE of Hastings* (Mills County), 1.5″

Jamaica (Guthrie County)* 1.4″

3 miles E of Manning 1.4″

Red Oak* 1.1″

Logan 1.0″*

2 miles s. of Persia 2.0″

8 miles n/nw of Woodbine 1.2″

2 miles nw of Little Sioux 2.0″

 

 

(podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Mon., Feb. 17, 2014

Podcasts, Weather

February 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

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Winter Weather Advisories continue Monday morning

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February 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Winter Weather Advisories continues for the entire KJAN listening area this (Monday) morning. In far west/southwest Iowa (Monona-Harrison-Shelby-Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont and Page Counties), the Advisory is in effect until 8-a.m. For the remainder of our listening area, the Advisory is in effect until Noon today.

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.

Significant Weather Alert for far west/sw IA 2/17/14

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February 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT

PAGE….351 AM CST MON FEB 17 2014

A BAND OF LIGHT SNOW WILL MOVE THROUGH EASTERN NEBRASKA AND INTO SOUTHWEST IOWA EARLY THIS MORNING. A BAND OF OCCASIONALLY MODERATE SNOW FROM NEAR WAYNE AND PENDER THROUGH DAVID CITY…WAHOO…LINCOLN AND BEATRICE WILL MOVE TO THE MISSOURI RIVER BY 5 AM…AND SPREAD INTO SOUTHWEST IOWA BETWEEN 5 AND 6.

THE SOUTHERN PART OF THIS BAND FROM LINCOLN SOUTH COULD START OUT AS FREEZING RAIN FOR A TIME AS IT MOVES TOWARD NEBRASKA CITY AND FALLS CITY…THEN TOWARD RED OAK AND SHENANDOAH. AREAS NORTH OF LINCOLN WILL SEE VISIBILITIES DROPPING TO A MILE AT TIMES…WITH ABOUT A HALF INCH OF SNOW…INCLUDING THE OMAHA METRO…TEKAMAH…FREMONT AND WEST POINT…THEN INTO WEST CENTRAL IOWA NEAR MISSOURI VALLEY…HARLAN AND ONAWA.

THIS WILL BE ON TOP OF AREAS THAT RECEIVED LIGHT ICING FROM EARLY FREEZING RAIN. SLIPPERY ROADS AND SIDEWALKS HAVE BEEN REPORTED ACROSS THE AREA…AND WILL CONTINUE INTO THE MORNING COMMUTE. AS THE SNOW COMES TO AN END AN HOUR OR TWO AFTER BEGINNING.

NORTHWEST WINDS WILL PUSH SLIGHTLY WARMER AIR INTO THE REGION…HELPING TO BEGIN THE MELTING OF THE ICE AND SNOW AFTER SUNRISE.

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA 2/17/14

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February 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(Update 3:50-a.m. 2/1/7/14)

**Winter Weather Advisory in effect until Noon**

EARLY THIS MORNING…FREEZING RAIN…SNOW AND SLEET LIKELY. SOME NEW SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE. A LIGHT GLAZING EXPECTED. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.

TODAY…CLOUDY WITH SNOW AND RAIN THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN MOSTLY  SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW BEFORE NOON. SUNNY IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY…WARMER. SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 1 INCH. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 90 PERCENT.

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

TUESDAY...SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. WEST WIND NEAR 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 30S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

THURSDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S.

WInter Weather Advisory for Cass & area Counties

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February 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS-ADAIR-ADAMS-TAYLORCRAWFORD-CARROLL- GREENE COUNTIES
341 PM CST SUN FEB 16 2014

**WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST MONDAY**

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR A MIXTURE OF FREEZING RAIN…SLEET AND SNOW
…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST MONDAY.

* TIMING…A MIX OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WILL DEVELOP BETWEEN
MIDNIGHT AND 2 AM TONIGHT BEFORE TRANSITIONING TO ALL SNOW BY
MORNING. THE SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH LATE MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…GENERALLY 1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW
IS EXPECTED. UP TO TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH OF SLEET IS POSSIBLE
ALONG WITH UNDER A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…SOUTH WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH ARE EXPECTED.
WINDS WILL SHIFT WEST AFTER SUNRISE MONDAY. VISIBILITY OF NEAR A
HALF MILE CAN IS POSSIBLE BY EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…THE MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE WILL BE GREATLY IMPACTED
BY A COMBINATION OF SNOW COVERED OR ICY ROADS. MOTORISTS SHOULD
BE PREPARED FOR POOR TRAVEL CONDITIONS. VISIBILITY MAY BE
REDUCED AND FURTHER SLOW TRAVEL.

Winter Weather Advisory for western/sw IA

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February 16th, 2014 by Chris Parks

COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE    345 PM CST SUN FEB 16 2014

**WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
    8 AM MONDAY**

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR A MIX OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN…LIGHT SNOW… AND LIGHT SLEET WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 AM CST MONDAY.

* TIMING…LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE MAY DEVELOP THIS EVENING WITH
LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AND LIGHT SNOW AND SLEET LATER TONIGHT AND
EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…ICE ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD BE A TRACE TO
A TENTH OF AN INCH. MOST SNOW ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD RANGE FROM A
TRACE TO AN INCH…HOWEVER THERE MAY BE SOME LOCALIZED 1 TO 2
INCH AMOUNTS.

* MAIN IMPACT…ROADS AND UNTREATED SURFACES MAY BECOME ICY
IMPACTING TRAVEL LATER TONIGHT AND DURING 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 for Central Iowa

Weather

February 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: DALLAS-MADISON-RINGGOLD & UNION

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT SUNDAY UNTIL NOON  MONDAY.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN…SLEET AND SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST MONDAY.

* TIMING…FREEZING RAIN IS ANTICIPATED TO DEVELOP AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND BEGIN TO TRANSITION TO SLEET AND SNOW AFTER 3 AM MONDAY MORNING FROM NORTH TO SOUTH.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET ARE EXPECTED NORTH OF HIGHWAY 92…AND LESS THAN AN INCH SOUTH TO THE MISSOURI BORDER. UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE ACCRUAL IS POSSIBLE ALONG AND SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 92…WITH A LIGHT GLAZE ANTICIPATED NORTH OF HIGHWAY 92.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…SOUTH WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH MAY REDUCE VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN A MILE AT TIMES. SOME SMALL BRANCHES COULD BREAK FROM THE ICE ACCRUAL AND POTENTIALLY LEAD TO POWER OUTAGES.

* IMPACTS…THE ANTICIPATED ICE COMBINED WITH THE LIGHT SNOW AMOUNTS WILL LEAD TO HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS MONDAY MORNING…ESPECIALLY AFFECTING THE RUSH HOUR COMMUTE.