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Tornado Watch for parts of the KJAN listening area 7/12/14

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July 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

THE SEVERE STORMS PREDICATION CENTER HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH #411 IN EFFECT FROM 5-PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT, SAT. JUL 12TH

IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED IN THE WATCH ARE:

ADAMS APPANOOSE BENTON CEDAR CLARKE CLINTON DAVIS DECATUR DES MOINES HENRY IOWA JACKSON JASPER JEFFERSON JOHNSON JONES KEOKUK LEE LINN LOUISA LUCAS MADISON MAHASKA MARION MONROE MUSCATINE POLK POWESHIEK RINGGOLD SCOTT TAYLOR UNION VAN BUREN WAPELLO WARREN WASHINGTON & WAYNE.

Flash Flood Warning for Crawford, Carroll Counties

Weather

July 12th, 2014 by Chris Parks

FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
530 AM CDT SAT JUL 12 2014
CRAWFORD IA-CARROLL IA-SAC IA-CALHOUN IA-
530 AM CDT SAT JUL 12 2014

...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 AM CDT
SATURDAY FOR CRAWFORD...CARROLL...SOUTHERN SAC AND SOUTHWESTERN
CALHOUN COUNTIES...

AT 529 AM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED
AREA. UP TO ONE INCH OF RAIN HAS ALREADY FALLEN. FLASH FLOODING IS
EXPECTED TO BE ONGOING.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
CARROLL...DENISON...LAKE CITY...GLIDDEN...LAKE VIEW...ODEBOLT...BLACK
HAWK LAKE...SCHLESWIG...WALL LAKE...DOW CITY...CHARTER OAK...
ARCADIA...BREDA...VAIL...AUBURN...WESTSIDE...KIRON...DELOIT...HALBUR
AND LIDDERDALE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING.

TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

Skyscan Forecast 07-12-2014

Podcasts, Weather

July 12th, 2014 by Chris Parks

Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 86. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northeast in the evening.

Sunday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Breezy, with a north northwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 70.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

 

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Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern temps

News, Weather

July 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) – Unseasonably cool temperatures will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma. It is not, however, the second coming of a polar vortex, something the National Weather Service says it regrets tweeting earlier this week.

Weather Underground meteorology director Jeff Masters says the weather pattern is similar to those dreaded words, but the key difference is that the chilly air mass isn’t coming directly from the arctic.

Masters says that Typhoon Neoguri in Japan altered the path of the jet stream and allowed polar air to spill out of Canada. That means next week’s temperatures will be as much as 15 degrees cooler than normal in the Midwest and could reach 90 in the normally temperate Pacific Northwest.

Special Weather Statement: Audubon/Guthrie/Carroll/Greene Counties

Weather

July 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

GUTHRIE IA-AUDUBON IA-CARROLL IA-GREENE IA-
659 AM CDT FRI JUL 11 2014

…STRONG THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF SMALL HAIL AND HEAVY RAIN…

AT 659 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LINE OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 5 MILES NORTHWEST OF
AUDUBON TO 16 MILES NORTHEAST OF ATLANTIC…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT
25 MPH.

NICKEL SIZE HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
AUDUBON…GUTHRIE CENTER…COON RAPIDS…LAKE PANORAMA…EXIRA…
SCRANTON…BAYARD…BAGLEY…DEDHAM…YALE…RALSTON…GRAY…LAKIN
SLOUGH GAME MANAGEMENT AREA…AUDUBON COUNTY AIRPORT AND SPRINGBROOK
STATE PARK.

Special Weather Statement: Cass/Adair/Adams/Guthrie/Madison Counties

Weather

July 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

GUTHRIE IA-CASS IA-MADISON IA-ADAIR IA-ADAMS IA-
648 AM CDT FRI JUL 11 2014

…STRONG THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF SMALL HAIL…

AT 648 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 11
MILES NORTHEAST OF LAKE ICARIA…OR 11 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
GREENFIELD…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

DIME SIZE HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
GREENFIELD…STUART…FONTANELLE…DEXTER…ORIENT…MASSENA…
MENLO…BRIDGEWATER…GREENFIELD MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AND NODAWAY PARK.

Weekend storms may be severe

News, Weather

July 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Moisture returns to the region Friday and into the weekend with a series of disturbances combined with a stationary boundary expected to stall across central Iowa tonight (Friday) through Sunday. The National Weather Service says that combination will provide periods of thunderstorms late tonight through Sunday. The greatest chance for thunderstorms with heavy rain and severe weather will be Scattered thunderstorms central and north today will become numerous across the state tonight.wxwk

Thunderstorms are expected again Saturday in to Saturday evening. Some of the storms may be severe, producing heavy rain, high winds, and hail this afternoon in the west, and over the state Saturday afternoon and evening. Isolated thunderstorms are possible Sunday into Monday, followed by sharply cooler temperatures more typical of mid May on Tuesday.

Thunderstorms & Heavy rain over parts of s.w. Iowa this morning

Weather

July 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: TAYLOR IA-UNION IA-ADAIR IA-RINGGOLD IA-ADAMS IA-
615 AM CDT FRI JUL 11 2014
…THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN AND SMALL HAIL EXPECTED…

AT 614 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR LAKE ICARIA TO 6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BEDFORD…AND MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH. DIME SIZE HAIL WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
CRESTON…MOUNT AYR…CORNING…BEDFORD…LENOX…GREEN VALLEY
LAKE…LAKE ICARIA…CLEARFIELD…DIAGONAL…PRESCOTT…BLOCKTON…
GRAVITY…CROMWELL…SHARPSBURG…REDDING…SHANNON CITY…KENT…
BENTON…CONWAY AND CARBON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS…AND MAY
LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED
ROADWAYS.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 15 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

Weather information for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, 7/11/14

Weather

July 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 82, our 24-hour ending at 7-a.m. will be 64. (At 6-a.m. in Atlantic, it was 68. ) Here’s the Freese-Notis weather forecast:

Today – P/Cldy to Cldy w/a 30% chance of showers & thunderstorms (Mainly this morning). High 84. S @ 10-15.
Tonight – Mo. Cldy w/a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after midnight. Low around 69. S @ 5-10.

Saturday – P/Sunny w/a 50% chance of afternoon showers & thunderstorms. High near 87. S-SE winds becoming southwest @ 5-10.
Sat. Night – Mo.Cldy w/a 50% chance of showers & thunderstorms. Low 66.

Sunday – P/Sunny w/a slight chance of shwrs & tstrms. High near 85. N @ 5-10.
Monday – P/Sunny w/a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 76.

Weather forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA, 7/11/14

Weather

July 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

401 AM CDT FRI JUL 11 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 50 PERCENT.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 50 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.