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Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: Tue., Aug. 28th 2012

Weather

August 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

329 AM CDT TUE AUG 28 2012 National Weather Service/Des Moines

TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…SUNNY…HOT…BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 90S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

THURSDAY…SUNNY…BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 90S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGH AROUND 90.

FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH LABOR DAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S.

Shelby County Fire Danger Index reduced to “Moderate”

News, Weather

August 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Rains that fell across the KJAN listening area were certainly welcome, but they were not “drought busters.”  Even so, the risk of controlled burns becoming out of control has diminished for the time being. As a result, the Shelby County Emergency Management Agency has reduced the Fire Danger Index from “High” to “Moderate,” through this Thursday, August 30th. Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Seivert says people who had been holding off on conducting outdoor burns, may now do so, at least for the next few days. Seivert asks residents to continue to contact their Fire Chief and the Emergency Management Agency, with regard to the timing and location of any planned burns.

DENSE FOG ADVISORY EXPANDED TO WEST/SW IA

Weather

August 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

THE DENSE FOG ADVISORY ISSUED EARLIER THIS MORNING FOR PARTS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL IOWA HAS BEEN EXPANDED, AND REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9-A.M.. THE ADVISORY NOW INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN THE KJAN LISTENING AREA…MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-CRAWFORD-CARROLL- DALLAS-POLK-MADISON-UNION-RINGGOLD.

VISIBILITY WILL BE ONE -QUARTER MILE OR LESS THROUGH 9 AM. REDUCED VISIBILITIES WILL LEAD TO DIFFICULT TRAVEL AND WILL REQUIRE A QUICKER RESPONSE TIME.

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING…SLOW DOWN…USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS…AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Mon. Aug. 27th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

August 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (Podcast) Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather data for Atlantic.

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DENSE FOG ADVISORY: WEST CENTRAL/CENTRAL IA

Weather

August 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: CRAWFORD-CARROLL- DALLAS-POLK-MADISON-UNION-RINGGOLD
417 AM CDT MON AUG 27 2012
…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS MORNING.  VISIBILITY WILL BE ONE -QUARTER MILE OR LESS THROUGH 9 AM. REDUCED VISIBILITIES WILL LEAD TO DIFFICULT TRAVEL AND WILL REQUIRE A QUICKER RESPONSE TIME.

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING…SLOW DOWN…USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS…AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.

Rainfall Total (through 7-a.m. Sunday)

Weather

August 25th, 2012 by Chris Parks

As of 9:00pm Saturday night we have picked up 2.33″ of rainfall for the storm total so far at the KJAN studios.  .52″ of that rain came during the overnight Friday until 7am Saturday with the rest of the rain occurring during the Aug 25th reporting period 1.81″.  Still light rainfall/sprinkles coming down in Atlantic.

The rainfall total through 7-a.m. Sunday was 2.38-inches.

Skyscan Forecast 08-25-2012

Weather

August 25th, 2012 by Chris Parks

SKYSCAN FORECAST           SATURDAY AUGUST 25, 2012        CHRIS PARKS

Today: Showers and possibly a T’storm.  S @ 5-10.  H 75.

Tonight: Showers and T’storms likely before 1am.  Cloudy.  S @ 5.  L 64.

Sunday: Chance showers and T’storms before 1pm.  Then partly sunny.  N @ 5-10.  H 84.

Monday: Sunny. Calm.  H 88.

Tuesday: Sunny.  H 88.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., Aug. 24 2012

Podcasts, Weather

August 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The (Podcast) Freese-Notis forecast for the KJAN listening area from Meteorologist Dan Hicks, and weather data for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson…

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NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties: Fri., Aug. 24th 2012

Weather

August 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CDT FRI AUG 24 2012- National Weather Service/Des Moines

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS BEFORE NOON. ISOLATED   THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.

SATURDAY…SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. COOLER. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 90 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…SHOWERS LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S.

MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.

Climatologist says drought not over yet

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

August 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Iowa State University climatologist Elwyn Taylor says the cooler temperatures and rainfall we’ve seen recently do not mean Iowa’s drought is finished. “It definitely has not broken yet, maybe has for a few locations, but for the most part it is still with us,” Taylor says. Some areas of the country though have seen the relief from dry conditions come. “The southeastern United States is done with their drought, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona — we won’t say done with the drought– but much moderated there and disappearing in places but still at strength in the Midwest and out into the Rocky Mountains,” according to Taylor.

Taylor says about 80-percent of Iowa’s rainfall comes from the Gulf of Mexico.  “We are seeing a flow of moisture, at least a moderate flow of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico,”Taylor says, “and it’s only about half the strength, or a little less than half the strength, and with that being weak we’re not seeing a real quick end to this”. While Taylor says factors influencing Iowa’s weather are moderating toward more normal temperatures and moisture in the immediate future, he expects the drought to continue into next spring in most areas.

(Radio Iowa)