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Elevated Fire Danger for Cass & area counties Wednesday

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

April 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT/ NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA 413 PM CDT TUE APR 8 2014

SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD COUNTIES…

…ELEVATED FIRE DANGER LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON…

WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE REGION LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON. WITH SOUTHWEST WINDS EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 35 MPH AT TIMES. WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES DROPPING TO NEAR 25 TO 35 PERCENT DURING THE DAY…AN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE REGION BY LATE MORNING AND PERSIST THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON HOURS.

OUTDOOR BURNING IS HIGHLY DISCOURAGED WEDNESDAY. THE COMBINATION OF BREEZY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL RESULT IN THE POTENTIAL FOR A RAPID SPREAD OF FIRE OR FIRE THAT BECOMES QUICKLY OUT OF CONTROL.

Red Flag Warning for western/sw Iowa – Wednesday afternoon

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

April 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE

331 PM CDT TUE APR 8 2014

…CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED FOR WEDNESDAY…

A WARM AND DRY AIRMASS WILL BE OVER THE REGION WEDNESDAY. THIS AIRMASS COMBINED WITH SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH AND AVAILABLE FUELS/DRY GRASSES…SHOULD ELEVATE FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS INTO THE RED FLAG WARNING RANGE.

COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS…SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS…FIRES CAN EASILY IGNITE AND SPREAD QUICKLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW…OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS…LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

Fire Weather Watch Wednesday for western IA

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

April 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

1112 AM CDT TUE APR 8 2014

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED FOR WEDNESDAY

A WARM AND DRY AIRMASS WILL BE OVER THE REGION WEDNESDAY. THIS
AIRMASS COMBINED WITH SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH AND
AVAILABLE FUELS/DRY GRASSES…SHOULD ELEVATE FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS INTO THE RED FLAG WARNING RANGE.

COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY  FREMONT-PAGE-  
A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA…

* WINDS…SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS…FIRES CAN EASILY IGNITE AND SPREAD QUICKLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Tue., 4/8/2014

Podcasts, Weather

April 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

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NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties: Tue., April 8th 2014

Weather

April 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

330 AM CDT TUE APR 8 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY…SUNNY…BREEZY. MUCH WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. WARMER. LOW AROUND 50. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. COOLER. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S.

Hazardous Weather Outlook western/central IA

Weather

April 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD. 402 PM CDT MON APR 7 2014

THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT: ISOLATED TO SCATTERED NON-SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO BE POSSIBLE INTO THE EARLY EVENING HOURS. SMALL HAIL AND GUSTY WINDS ARE POSSIBLE WITH THE STRONGER STORMS.

TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: ELEVATED FIRE DANGER IS POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY WITH BREEZY CONDITIONS AND RH VALUES DROPPING INTO THE 25 TO 35 PERCENT RANGE IN THE AFTERNOON. THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. A FEW SEVERE STORMS MAY OCCUR.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED TONIGHT.

Special Weather Statement: Strong Thunderstorms

Weather

April 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

343 PM CDT MON APR 7 2014

GUTHRIE-AUDUBON-CARROLL-BOONE-DALLAS-GREENE-COUNTIES

…A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT GUTHRIE…AUDUBON… CARROLL…BOONE…DALLAS…GREENE…COUNTIES.

AT 342 PM CDT…A NARROW LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WAS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 6 MILES NORTHEAST OF JEFFERSON TO 13 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GLIDDEN TO NEAR COON RAPIDS…AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH. WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH AND UP TO DIME SIZE HAIL ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

JEFFERSON…COON RAPIDS…LAKE PANORAMA…GRAND JUNCTION…BAYARD… BAGLEY…RIPPEY…YALE…JAMAICA…DAWSON…DANA…BERKLEY…LAKIN

SLOUGH GAME MANAGEMENT AREA…JEFFERSON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AND SPRINGBROOK STATE PARK.

Hazardous Weather outlook for western/sw Iowa: 4/7/14

Weather

April 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE…1115 AM CDT MON APR 7 2014

THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT: ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY THIS EVENING. SEVERE STORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAYVERY HIGH FIRE DANGER MAY EXIST ON WEDNESDAY AS TEMPERATURES WARM INTO THE MID AND UPPER 70S.

ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE NEXT WEEKEND WHEN A COLD
FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED THIS AFTERNOON OR TONIGHT.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Mon., April 7th 2014

Podcasts, Weather

April 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

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NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: 4/7/2014

Weather

April 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CDT MON APR 7 2014

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

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN SCATTERED LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

TUESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. BREEZY. LOW IN THE MID 30S. HIGH 56 TO 76. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGH 65 TO 76.