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Special Weather Statement: Guthrie/Dallas Counties

Weather

August 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

641 PM CDT WED AUG 6 2014

…RAIN WILL CONTINUE ACROSS CENTRAL IOWA THIS EVENING…

AN AREA OF RAIN WILL PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL THROUGH AT LEAST 830 PM THIS EVENING ACROSS CENTRAL IOWA. AT 630 PM...THE HEAVIEST RAIN EXTENDED FROM GUTHRIE CENTER AREA EAST THROUGH DALLAS COUNTY AND INTO WEST DES MOINES. EXPECT ANOTHER HOUR OR TWO OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN IN SPOTS BEFORE THE RAIN SLOWLY DIMINISHES FROM WEST TO EAST LATE THIS EVENING.

THE LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL LIKELY CAUSE PONDING OF WATER ON AREA ROADS AND RISES IN SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS. USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING THIS EVENING AND AVOID LOW WATER CROSSINGS.

Flash Flood Watch: Adair, Madison, Union, Ringgold Counties

Weather

August 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

328 PM CDT WED AUG 6 2014

HEAVY RAIN MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING TONIGHT IN SOUTHERN IOWA. ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTHERN IOWA TONIGHT. AREAS ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE IOWA HIGHWAY 92 CORRIDOR…WHICH SAW HEAVY RAIN LAST NIGHT…MAY SEE FLASH FLOODING FROM TONIGHT’S FORECAST HEAVY RAIN.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

* FLASH FLOODING IS PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS AT NIGHT. THE DEPTH OF WATER OVER ROADS CAN BE VERY DECEPTIVE. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH WATER COVERING THE ROADWAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

24-hour rainfall amounts in the KJAN listening area (as of 7-a.m. 8/6/14)

Weather

August 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The following are from a combination of NWS Cooperative Observer and media reports….

Atlantic, .96″ (At KJAN – official NWS reporting site); Massena, 2.19″; Audubon, 2.0″; Irwin, 2.44″; 1 mi. S. of Avoca, 1.04″; Harlan, .62″; Oakland, .2″.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Wed., 8/6/2014

Podcasts, Weather

August 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather information for Atlantic.

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KJAN listening area forecast: 8/6/14

Weather

August 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

400 AM CDT WED AUG 6 2014/NWS, Des Moines

EARLY THIS MORNING…WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS NEAR 100 PERCENT.

TODAY…CLOUDY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL EARLY MORNING…THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE MID 60S. EAST WIND AROUND 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 80 PERCENT.

THURSDAY…CLOUDY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

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

SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. LOW IN THE MID 60S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast, Tue., Aug. 5 2014

Podcasts, Weather

August 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather information for Atlantic.

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KJAN listening area forecast: Tues., 8/5/2014

Weather

August 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

345 AM CDT TUE AUG 5 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. PATCHY FOG. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. PATCHY FOG THROUGH MID MORNING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. EAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 30 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING…THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 60S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 50 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY…A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON. HIGH AROUND 80. SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. EAST WIND AROUND 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

THURSDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S. HIGH 77 TO 82.

Hazardous Weather Outlook: Western/SW IA

Weather

August 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

1135 AM CDT MON AUG 4 2014

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-
PAGE COUNTIES…..

THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. SOME STORMS COULD PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS AND HAIL…MAINLY ACROSS NORTHEAST NEBRASKA INTO WESTERN IOWA.

TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY..

PERIODS OF THUNDERSTORMS MAY OCCUR FROM TUESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY NIGHT AND THEN AGAIN OVER THE WEEKEND. SOME STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS MAY OCCUR…WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS THE PRIMARY HAZARDS. MOISTURE WILL INCREASE OVER THE REGION DURING THIS TIME AS SEVERAL DISTURBANCES TRACK ACROSS THE AREA. TIMING AND LOCATION ARE UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT

SPOTTER ACTIVATION SHOULD NOT BE NEEDED THIS AFTERNOON OR TONIGHT.

KJAN listening area forecast: 8/4/2014

Weather

August 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

345 AM CDT MON AUG 4 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 60S. EAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. EAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT.

TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGH 80 TO 85. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: 8/3/2014

Weather

August 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly sunny with a 50% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10am. High near 84. South wind 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight. Low around 65. Southeast wind around 5 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low around 65.

Tuesday: Partly Sunny with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 87. E-SE @ 5-10.
Tues. Night: Mostly cloudy w/a 50% chance of showers & thunderstorms. Low around 67. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy w/a 50% chance of showers & thunderstorms. High near 79.

Weather stats for Atlantic:  Saturday’s High was 84. Our 24-hour Low 57. Rainfall early Sunday morning in Atlantic (as of 6-a.m.) amounted to .3″.