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(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.

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties

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March 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

331 AM CST MON MAR 3 2014

WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING(Until 11-a.m. for MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT & PAGE COUNTIES)

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. BITTERLY COLD. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH. WIND CHILL READINGS 15 TO 20 BELOW.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. VERY COLD. HIGH 10 TO 15. EAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON. LOWEST WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 15 BELOW IN THE MORNING. TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.          TUESDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. LOW 15 TO 20. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.                                                                                                                                WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW 15 TO 20. HIGH 28 TO 37.

Wind Chill Advisory in effect through late Monday morning

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March 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

334 PM CST SUN MAR 2 2014

WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST MONDAY

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6-P.M. SUNDAY UNTIL 9 AM CST MONDAY. THE ADVISORY WILL BEGIN AT 9-PM SUNDAY AND RUN UNTIL 11-AM MONDAY FOR THE FAR WEST/SW COUNTIES IN THE KJAN LISTENING AREA.

* WINDS…NORTH WINDS OF 10 TO 15 MPH WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS ARE EXPECTED INTO THE EVENING. WINDS WILL BECOME LIGHTER OVERNIGHT AND WILL BE FROM THE NORTH AT AROUND 5 TO 10 MPH BY DAYBREAK MONDAY.

* TEMPERATURES/WIND CHILL VALUES…TEMPERATURES WILL DROP WELL BELOW ZERO OVERNIGHT. THE COMBINATION OF THESE VERY COLD TEMPERATURES AND THE WIND WILL PRODUCE WIND CHILLS OF 20 TO 30 BELOW ZERO THROUGH MID MORNING MONDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties: Sun., 3/2/14

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March 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Wind Chill Advisory in effect until Noon for Counties along & south of I-80; Wind  Chill Warning in effect until Noon for Counties north of I-80.

Today: Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 1. Wind chill values as low as -25. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around -18. Wind chill values as low as -30. North wind 5 to 11 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 10. Wind chill values as low as -30. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -2. Wind chill values as low as -15. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. South wind around 6 mph becoming east in the afternoon.                                                                                                                                           Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26.

Wind Chill Advisories & warnings remain in effect Sunday

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March 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-ADAMS-TAYLOR-UNION & RINGGOLD; 330 AM CST SUN MAR 2 2014

WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY

* WINDS…NORTH WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS.

* TEMPERATURES/WIND CHILL VALUES…TEMPERATURES WELL BELOW ZERO ARE EXPECTED THIS MORNING. THE COMBINATION OF THESE COLD TEMPERATURES AND WINDS WILL PRODUCE BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS OF 20 TO 30 BELOW ZERO THROUGH THIS MORNING.

AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-CRAWFORD & CARROLL COUNTIES: WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON TODAY…

* WIND CHILL VALUES….WILL RANGE FROM 25 TO 32 BELOW ZERO THIS MORNING. BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS FROM 25 TO 30 BELOW ARE EXPECTED AGAIN SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…THESE COLD WIND CHILL VALUES COULD CAUSE FROST BITE ON UNPROTECTED SKIN IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.

Winter Weather & Wind Chill Advisories remain in effect

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March 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-
3:36-p.m. CST 3/1/2014
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON
CST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND
CHILL ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON
CST SUNDAY.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL INCREASE ACROSS
  THE AREA INTO THE EARLY EVENING. SNOWFALL RATES OF UP TO ONE
  HALF INCH PER HOUR WILL BECOME COMMON WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER
  RATES. THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO TAPER TO FLURRIES BY MIDNIGHT.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...TWO TO FIVE INCHES OF SNOW IS
  EXPECTED BY LATE THIS EVENING.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTH WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WILL PRODUCE
  BLOWING SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE
  AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS. WINDS OVERNIGHT INTO SUNDAY
  MORNING WILL BE 10 TO 15 MPH FROM THE NORTH.

* TEMPERATURES/WIND CHILL VALUES...TEMPERATURES WELL BELOW ZERO
  ARE EXPECTED OVERNIGHT. THE COMBINATION OF THESE COLD
  TEMPERATURES AND WINDS WILL PRODUCE BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS OF
  20 TO 30 BELOW ZERO LATE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT DUE TO THE FALLING AND
  BLOWING SNOW. FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA MAY ALSO OCCUR IF
  PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

COUNTIES: ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-
336 PM CST SAT MAR 1 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST
SUNDAY...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOWFALL WILL EXPAND
  ACROSS SOUTHERN IOWA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SNOWFALL
  RATES OF UP TO ONE HALF INCH PER HOUR CAN BE EXPECTED WITH
  LOCALIZED HIGHER RATES.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...THREE TO SIX INCHES OF SNOW ARE
  EXPECTED BY LATE TONIGHT WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS TOWARD THE
  MISSOURI BORDER.

COUNTIES: FREMONT-PAGE
330 PM CST SAT MAR 1 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST
SUNDAY.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION LATE THIS
  AFTERNOON...TAPERING TO FLURRIES BY SUNDAY MORNING.

* SNOW AMOUNTS...SNOWFALL OF 3 TO 6 INCHES IS EXPECTED.