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NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: 3/7/14

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March 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CST FRI MAR 7 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COOL. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TODAY…CLOUDY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON…THEN A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…COLDER. LIGHT SNOW AND A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN LIGHT SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. LITTLE OR NO SNOW ACCUMULATION. LOW 15 TO 20. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 80 PERCENT.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. COLDER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. BREEZY. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGH 32 TO 56. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 20 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. WARMER. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGH 56 TO 61.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Thu., March 6th 2014

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March 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The (Podcast) Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic.

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NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties

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March 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CST THU MAR 6 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…WARMER. PATCHY FOG THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 20 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL EARLY MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. LOW AROUND 30. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF DRIZZLE BEFORE NOON. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SLEET LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LIGHT SNOW AND LIGHT SLEET LIKELY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. COLDER. LOW 15 TO 20. NORTH WIND AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. COLDER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. BREEZY. LOW 15 TO 20. HIGH 29 TO 53.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Wed., March 5 2014

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March 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

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NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties: Wed., 3/5/2014

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March 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY. NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

TODAY…CLOUDY. HIGH AROUND 30. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 15. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF FREEZING DRIZZLE…LIGHT RAIN AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN…FREEZING DRIZZLE AND LIGHT SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.

FRIDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOW AROUND 20.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. HIGH AROUND 30.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Tue., March 4th 2014

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March 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

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NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area

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March 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Updated 3:56-a.,. Tue. March 4 2014

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 28. Wind chill values as low as -5. South southwest wind 7 to 9 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of snow before 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 17. Wind chill values as low as 10. East southeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming northeast after midnight.

Wednesday: Cloudy, with a high near 28. Wind chill values as low as 5. Northeast wind 7 to 10 mph.                                                                                                                                                 Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 14. Wind chill values as low as 5. East northeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 41. Breezy, with a south wind 9 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.

Friday: A slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Several cities hit new record low temps this morning

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March 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

After a February that was one of the coldest and snowiest in Iowa history, March is starting off much the same way as more record cold is gripping the state and more snow will soon be falling. Several Iowa cities report record or near-record low temperatures this morning (Monday), according to meteorologist Brad Fillbach, at the National Weather Service. “In our area that we cover, we had five new record lows,” Fillbach says. “Des Moines was 7-below, Waterloo 19-below, Ottumwa was 9-below, Lamoni 8-below and Mason City 15-below.”

Atlantic broke two consecutive days of record low temperatures today and Sunday. For the 24-hour reporting period that ended today at 7-a.m., the low in Atlantic for March 2nd was -12. That broke the old record of -11 set on that date in 1913. The record low for today, March 3rd, was also broken at 7-a.m., when we recorded a temperature of -11. That broke the record set on this date in 2002.

For the month of February, the average High in Atlantic was 25.1 degrees, which was 10-degrees below normal. The average Low was -1, which was 16 degrees below normal. Precipitation for the month amounted to just under an inch, at 0.93, which is near normal. The normal, average High for the month of February is 35.4, with the normal average Low 15.2.  Precipitation is normally .96.  KJAN is the OFFICIAL National Weather Service reporting site for Atlantic.

Fillbach says some of the low temperature records that were shattered across the State go back decades — and more. “The one that goes the furthest back is for Des Moines,” Fillbach says. “The previous record low was 6-below and that occurred way back in 1884.”

There’s the possibility for snow across a wide section of Iowa midweek, but little accumulation is expected. He says the bitter cold should eventually lessen. “Looking at the forecast for this week, the next few days are going to be cold but we’re going to have a gradual warm-up by mid-week,” Fillbach says. “We could see 30 degrees and possibly even 40 by the end of the week.” At least according to the calendar, spring will arrive in 17 days — on March 20th.

(Radio Iowa/KJAN)

Wind Chill Advisory cancelled for all but the west/southwest counties

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March 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service has cancelled part of the Wind Chill Advisory for most of the KJAN listening area. A Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 11-a.m. for Monona, Harrison, Shelby, Pottawattamie, Mills, Montgomery, Fremont and Page Counties.

Record Low temperatures in Atlantic 2 consecutive days

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March 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic broke two consecutive days of record low temperatures today and Sunday. For the 24-hour reporting period that ended today at 7-a.m., the low in Atlantic for March 2nd was -12. That broke the old record of -11 set on that date in 1913. The record low for today, March 3rd, was also broken at 7-a.m., when we recorded a temperature of -11. That broke the record set on this date in 2002.

For the month of February, the average High was 25.1 degrees, which was 10-degrees below normal. The average Low was -1, which was 16 degrees below normal. Precipitation for the month amounted to just under an inch, at 0.93, which is near normal.

The normal, average High for the month of February is 35.4, with the normal average Low 15.2.  Precipitation is normally .96.  KJAN is the OFFICIAL National Weather Service reporting site for Atlantic.