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Winter Weather Advisory issued (replaces Winter Storm Watch)

Weather

March 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES IN THE KJAN LISTENING AREA: CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-
359 AM CDT SAT MAR 23 2013

…LONG DURATION SNOW EVENT EXPECTED FOR SOUTHERN IOWA THIS WEEKEND… .LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPING OVER THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES EARLY THIS MORNING WILL MOVE INTO TEXAS LATE SATURDAY AND THEN LIFT NORTHEAST INTO THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY SUNDAY. SNOW OF VARIED INTENSITIES WILL BEGIN EARLY THIS EVENING…AND CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA INTO SUNDAY EVENING. DUE TO THE PROLONGED NATURE OF THE LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW…A LARGE AREA OF MODERATE ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL LIKELY TO REMAIN SOUTH OF IOWA.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 PM CDT SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 PM CDT SUNDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH PREVIOUSLY ISSUED IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING…SPREADING INTO MUCH OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN IOWA INTO THE NIGHT. ALTHOUGH THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL BE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING…LIGHTER AMOUNTS OR FLURRIES MAY LINGER INTO SUNDAY EVENING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE ADVISORY AREA BY THE TIME THE SNOW DIMINISHES TO LIGHT SNOW OR FLURRIES EARLY SUNDAY EVENING.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...ALTHOUGH THESE CONDITIONS WILL NOT BE CONTINUOUS…VISIBILITIES MAY DIP TO A HALF MILE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY DURING THE PERIODS OF MODERATE SNOW. WINDS WILL ALSO INCREASE TO 10 TO 20 MPH BY SUNDAY WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS RESULTING IN SOME MINOR BLOWING AND DRIFTING ACROSS THE REGION.

* IMPACTS…SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL LEAD TO HAZARDOUS TRAVEL TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY. SOME COMPACTION OF SNOW EARLY MAY LEAD TO ICY PATCHES AND SLICK TRAVEL AS WELL. DURING THE DAY SUNDAY…THE COMBINATION OF TEMPERATURES NEAR OR A LITTLE ABOVE FREEZING BY AFTERNOON AND FILTERED SUNSHINE THROUGH THE CLOUDINESS WILL LIKELY RESULT IN THE MELT OFF OF MOST OF THE SNOW ON MAIN ROADS BY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITY…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa: Sat., March 23rd 2013

Weather

March 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

344 AM CDT SAT MAR 23 2013

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 PM CDT SUNDAY…

TODAY…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. LITTLE OR NO SNOW ACCUMULATION. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 3 INCHES. LOW IN THE MID 20S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 90 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…LIGHT SNOW LIKELY. BREEZY. SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 1 INCH. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION 3 TO 4 INCHES. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. LOW IN THE MID 20S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

MONDAY…CLOUDY. SCATTERED FLURRIES. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S.

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S.

Winter Storm Watch update for SW IA (12:15-pm/NWS – Valley,NE)

Weather

March 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-

    …WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING…

* TIMING…LIGHT SNOW SHOULD SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA SATURDAY
AFTERNOON BEFORE BECOMING MODERATE AND PERHAPS BRIEFLY HEAVY
BY SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING. THE SNOW SHOULD DECREASE
TO FLURRIES BY SUNDAY EVENING.

* MAIN IMPACT…ROADS COULD INITIALLY BECOME SLICK LATE SATURDAY
AFTERNOON WITH UNPLOWED ROADS…SIDEWALKS AND DRIVEWAYS
BECOMING SNOW COVERED OR SNOW-PACKED SATURDAY NIGHT INTO
SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

Winter Storm Watch (update 11:42-a.m./NWS-Des Moines)

Weather

March 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES IN THE KJAN LISTENING AREA: ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD….

    …WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING…

* TIMING…SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SATURDAY AFTERNOON OVER
SOUTHWEST IOWA AND SPREAD OVER THE AREA SATURDAY EVENING. SNOW
WILL BE HEAVIEST SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH NOON SUNDAY.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 7
INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN THE WATCH AREA WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
TOTALS POSSIBLE ALONG THE IOWA AND MISSOURI BORDER.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 10 TO 20 MPH ON
SUNDAY WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH. THIS MAY RESULT IN SOME MINOR
BLOWING SNOW ACROSS THE REGION.

* IMPACTS…SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL LEAD TO HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. SOME COMPACTION OF
SNOW EARLY MAY LEAD TO ICY PATCHES AND SLICK TRAVEL AS WELL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR
THE LATEST FORECASTS FOR UPDATES.

More snow expected this weekend, 4-8″ for southern Iowa

News, Weather

March 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The calendar says it’s spring but winter is most certainly sticking around. Much of Iowa’s southern third is under a Winter Storm Watch for Saturday night into Sunday.

Winter Storm Watch Saturday & Sunday. Counties highlighted in blue.

Meteorologist Frank Boksa, at the National Weather Service, says the storm system is heading across the Great Plains and will hit Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri before it starts dumping snow on the Hawkeye State. “The latest computer models are actually bringing the storm a little bit further to the north which would put heavier snow into southern Iowa,” Boksa says. “The exact track of the storm is still uncertain but it does look like southern Iowa could see several inches of snow.”

Forecasts show parts of south-central Iowa may get the deepest snow, with four-to-eight inches possible. Here in the Atlantic area, we may receive anywhere from 1-to 3-inches. Further north, around an inch or less. After the storm passes, Boksa says below-normal temperatures will continue to chill much of the state to start next week, only creeping into the 20s and 30s.

“The normal highs for this time of year are in the low 50s and maybe by this time next week, we’ll be in the mid-40s,” Boksa says. “So we’re not looking, at least in the next week or so, we’re not looking at any big warm-ups.” A year ago, Iowa was enjoying an early spring, with record highs in the 80s.

(Radio Iowa)

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Friday, March 22nd 2013

Podcasts, Weather

March 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The KJAN listening area (podcast) forecast from Freese-Notis, and weather data for Atlantic

Winter Storm Watch expanded to parts of Southwest Iowa

News, Weather

March 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-

402 AM CDT FRI MAR 22 2013

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* TIMING…LIGHT SNOW SHOULD SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA SATURDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE BECOMING MODERATE AND PERHAPS BRIEFLY HEAVY BY SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING. THE SNOW SHOULD DECREASE TO FLURRIES BY SUNDAY EVENING.

* MAIN IMPACT…ROADS COULD INITIALLY BECOME SLICK LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON WITH UNPLOWED ROADS…SIDEWALKS AND DRIVEWAYS BECOMING SNOW COVERED OR SNOW-PACKED SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa: Fri., March 22nd 2013

Weather

March 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CDT FRI MAR 22 2013

TODAY…CLOUDY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 20S. EAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…(WINTER STORM WATCH FOR SOME COUNTIES ADJACENT TO CASS) SNOW. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 80 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTH WIND AROUND 15 MPH.

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

MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED FLURRIES. HIGH IN THE MID 30S.

MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S.

Winter Storm Watch issued for parts of southwest Iowa beginning Saturday evening

News, Weather

March 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES INCLUDED IN THE WATCH: ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

336 AM CDT FRI MAR 22 2013

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SATURDAY AFTERNOON OVER SOUTHWEST IOWA AND SPREAD OVER THE AREA SATURDAY EVENING. SNOW WILL BE HEAVIEST SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH NOON SUNDAY.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 7 INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN THE WATCH AREA WITH LOCALLY HIGHER TOTALS POSSIBLE ALONG THE IOWA AND MISSOURI BORDER.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 10 TO 20 MPH ON SUNDAY WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH. THIS MAY RESULT IN SOME MINOR BLOWING SNOW ACROSS THE REGION.

* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL LEAD TO HAZARDOUS TRAVEL SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. SOME COMPACTION OF SNOW EARLY MAY LEAD TO ICY PATCHES AND SLICK TRAVEL AS WELL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS FOR UPDATES.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Thu., March 21st 2013

Podcasts, Weather

March 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the Freese-Notis (podcast) forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather data for Atlantic…