SKYSCAN FORECAST Saturday April 28, 2012 Chris Parks
Today: Scattered Showers early. Mostly Cloudy. NNW @ 5-15. H 62.
Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. ENE @ 10. L 42.
Sunday: Slight chance showers in afternoon. Partly Sunny. Light winds changing to E @ 10-15. H 59.
Monday: Partly Sunny. H 70. NNW @ 5-10
Tuesday: Mostly Cloudy and breezy. H 76.
A STRENGTHENING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL APPROACH FROM THE SOUTHWEST THIS EVENING, MAINTAINING A STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT THAT WILL RESULT IN PERSISTENTLY STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS ACROSS THE AREA UNTIL AFTER DARK. WINDS AND GUSTS WILL BE PARTICULARLY HIGH IN AND NEAR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
COUNTIES: EMMET-KOSSUTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-SAC- CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-AUDUBON- GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD- 341 PM CDT FRI APR 27 2012 …WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING…
EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS OF AROUND 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED… WITH GUSTS TO 40 TO 45 MPH AT TIMES. WINDS WILL BE STRONGER IN AND NEAR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WHERE GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.
STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS WILL CAUSE LOOSE OBJECTS TO BLOW AROUND…AND POSSIBLY SMALL BRANCHES TO COME DOWN. IN ADDITION…MANY FIELDS ARE STILL BARE AND THE WINDS WILL LIFT LARGE AMOUNTS OF DUST IN SOME AREAS. THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY CROSSWINDS AND LOCALLY REDUCED VISIBILITY WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY ON NORTH SOUTH ROADS.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.
SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-CASS- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SAC CITY...DENISON...CARROLL... AUDUBON...ATLANTIC 350 PM CDT FRI APR 27 2012 ...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS... STRONG WINDS OF AROUND 30 MPH WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL PERSIST THROUGH THIS EVENING. IN ADDITION...A CLUSTER OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE NORTHWARD ACROSS THE AREA PRODUCING EVEN STRONGER WINDS AT TIMES. WINDS COULD LOCALLY GUST TO NEAR 60 MPH IN AND NEAR THE SHOWERS AND STORMS...PRODUCING MINOR DAMAGE AND MAKING DRIVING HAZARDOUS.
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory in effect for the entire western half of Iowa. The Advisory is in effect until 5-p.m. for: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT and PAGE Counties, and until 6-p.m. for CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-and RINGGOLD Counties.
EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS OF AROUND 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED,WITH GUSTS TO 40 TO 45 MPH AT TIMES. STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS WILL CAUSE LOOSE OBJECTS TO BLOW AROUND…AND POSSIBLY SMALL BRANCHES TO COME DOWN. IT WILL ALSO MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT ESPECIALLY ON NORTH SOUTH ROADS, AND FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION
Here’s the Freese-Notis (Podcast) forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and the weather stats for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….
320 AM CDT FRI APR 27 2012 Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa
EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. BREEZY. EAST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.
TODAY…WINDY…COOLER. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING…THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. EAST WIND 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.
TONIGHT…CLOUDY. SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. EAST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 80 PERCENT.
SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.
MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S.
The (podcast) forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area from Freese-Notis, and the weather stats for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….
Temperatures across western Iowa are soaring this afternoon. Here in Atlantic, we hit 91-degrees at 2-p.m.. The old record for this date was 90, in 1981. The National Weather Service says temps are in the upper 80′s to low 90′s.
At 2-p.m. in Carroll, Harlan, Red Oak, Shenandoah and Cherokee, it was 90-degrees. The temps in central Iowa, were only in the mid-to-upper 70′s and low 80′s.
Here’s the (podcast) Freese-Notis forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather stats for Atlantic.
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 6 to 15 mph becoming northwest. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. North northwest wind between 7 and 13 mph.
Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. East northeast wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Thursday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 44. Breezy, with a east wind between 13 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 47. Windy, with a east wind between 18 and 21 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday Night: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Saturday: A 40 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 49.
Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.