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Nat’l. Weather Service forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa 11/26/12

Weather

November 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

334 AM CST MON NOV 26 2012

TODAY…CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOW AROUND 15. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGH AROUND 50.

Iowa topsoil impacts summertime temperatures

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

November 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An Iowa State University scientist says if this coming spring is dry, record high temperatures are likely for the summer of 2013. Christopher Anderson is the assistant director of Iowa State University’s climate science program.”Our recent history tells us what can be predicted with certainty,” Anderson says. “Iowa’s wet years will become wetter and dry years will become drier (and) hotter.” Anderson says Iowa’s “deep, organic soils” help “modulate” the temperature in the summer — but only if the ground is moist.  “In Iowa, wet springs lead to cool summers. It seems counter intuitive, but the reason is because of our great soils. Recent examples are 2008, 2010 and 2011,” Anderson says.

“In 2012, rainfall was much below normal and we didn’t have floods, but instead July temperatures ranked third highest in the 140-year record.” According to Anderson, the summertime “cooling mechanism” that Iowa’s soil provides when it’s moist may be altered, however, by more frequent springtime floods that sweep away the topsoil. “The clearest trend that we’re seeing in Iowa’s climate records is in the spring rainfall,” Anderson says. “Our spring rainfall is much higher than it has been in the 140-year record and so what happens when there’s more spring rainfall is there’s potential and there is actual soil loss and if we lose our soil, we lose this ability to keep ourselves cool in the summer.”

There are about 450 different types of soil in Iowa. The average depth of topsoil in Iowa is between six and eight inches.

(Radio Iowa)

Skyscan Forecast 11-24-2012

Podcasts, Weather

November 24th, 2012 by Chris Parks

SKYSCAN FORECAST           SATURDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2012     CHRIS PARKS

Today: Mostly sunny. Wind chill values as low as 5. Breezy, with a light south wind increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. H 42.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northwest after midnight. L 29.

Sunday: Partly sunny. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. H 42.

Monday: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy.  North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. H 36.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny.  H 40.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., Nov. 23rd 2012

Podcasts, Weather

November 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (Podcast) forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather data for Atlantic…

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa: Nov. 23rd

Weather

November 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

306 AM CST FRI NOV 23 2012

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. MUCH COLDER. NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY…BREEZY. MUCH COLDER. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH DECREASING TO 10 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOW AROUND 15. WEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH AROUND 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S.

MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. COLDER. HIGH IN THE MID 30S.

MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 20.

Snow in the forecast for Monday

Weather

November 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

335 PM CST THU NOV 22 2012 – Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. MUCH COLDER. LOW IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.

FRIDAY…SUNNY…BREEZY. MUCH COLDER. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 MPH DECREASING TO 10 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW 15 TO 20. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. COLDER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S.

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

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast – Thanksgiving Day 2012

Podcasts, Weather

November 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the Freese-Notis (podcast) KJAN listening area weather forecast for Nov. 22nd, 2012 from Meteorologist Dan Hicks, and weather data for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….

Thanksgiving Day Forecast

Weather

November 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

310 AM CST THU NOV 22 2012/from the Nat’l. Weather Service om Des Moines

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. WINDY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. TEMPERATURE STEADY OR SLOWLY FALLING IN THE AFTERNOON. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. MUCH COLDER. LOW IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

FRIDAY…SUNNY…BREEZY. MUCH COLDER. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW 15 TO 20. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S.

Elevated Fire Danger this afternoon in parts of the KJAN listening area

News, Weather

November 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO- POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-SAC-CALHOUN-CRAWFORD 409 AM CST WED NOV 21 2012

ELEVATED FIRE DANGER FOR THIS AFTERNOON

SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 20 MPH…WITH GUSTS TO AS HIGH AS 30 TO 35 MPH BY THIS AFTERNOON. THE INCREASING WIND COMBINED WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS FALLING TO NEAR 35 PERCENT WILL PRODUCE AN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON FROM NOON THROUGH 400 PM. PARTICULAR CAUTION IS ADVISED DUE TO AN INCREASED POTENTIAL FOR FIRES TO SPREAD RAPIDLY.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast Nov 21st 2012

Podcasts, Weather

November 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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