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Dense Fog Developing this morning! Special Weather Statement

News, Weather

April 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA 504 AM CDT MON APR 8 2013
COUNTIES: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

AS SKIES CLEAR AND WINDS BECOME CALM EARLY THIS MORNING AREAS OF
DENSE FOG WILL DEVELOP…REDUCING VISIBILITY TO BELOW A QUARTER OF
A MILE AT TIMES. ANYONE ON THE ROADS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR RAPIDLY
CHANGING VISIBILITY.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: April 8th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

April 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the (Podcast) weather forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area from Freese-Notis Meteorologist Harvey Freese, and weather data for Atlantic, from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: Mon. April 8th 2013

Weather

April 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

345 AM CDT MON APR 8 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY…WARMER. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 90 PERCENT.

TUESDAY…COOLER. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS BEFORE NOON. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

TUESDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY…COLDER. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 90 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY...LIGHT RAIN LIKELY. COLDER. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. NORTH WIND AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 60 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. COLDER. LOW AROUND 30. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW POSSIBLY MIXED WITH RAIN IN THE MORNING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.

THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGH IN THE MID 40S.

Fire Danger Very High today!

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

April 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Omaha, and Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency say the Fire Weather category will remain in the VERY HIGH category today (Friday). Windy and warm conditions are expected. Southerly surface winds may gust up to 25-35 mph at times this afternoon. Officials say if you do burn today, to watch the fire closely as it can spread very rapidly.

Montgomery County Emergency Manager Brian Hamman says all controlled burns in Montgomery County should be reported to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 712-623-5107. Hamman says a burn ban is not expected at this time, but if dry conditions continue into the spring, another burn ban such as the one which last summer for 94 days, could be placed into effect.

Nearly 7 pct of Iowa not in drought, officials say

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

April 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Officials say nearly 7 percent of Iowa is no longer in drought.    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says in a report issued Thursday that conditions have returned to normal in a swath of southeast Iowa. The U.S. Drought Monitor map from the National Drought Mitigation Center shows the drought conditions are worse to the northwest, culminating in extreme drought in portions of northwest Iowa.

The drought center says that a year ago nearly 61 percent of Iowa had no drought.  March rain in Iowa was a drop or two higher than the historical normal of 2.15 inches. It was the fourth consecutive month for higher-than-normal rainfall in the state.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., April 5th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

April 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa: April 5th, 2013

Weather

April 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

415 AM CDT FRI APR 5 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING. BREEZY…WARMER. LOW AROUND 50. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. WEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOW AROUND 40. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 40S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.

MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S.

Shelby County Fire Danger Index upgraded to “Moderate”

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

April 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Shelby County Emergency Management agency says because vegetation in the county is very dry, and fires that start can spread quickly, the Fire Danger Index is being upgraded to the “Moderate” category.

Emergency Management Director Bob Seivert says several weather systems will be passing through the area over the weekend. The resulting, shifting winds, will created problems with controlled burns . Seivert advises residents and land owners to develop a burn plan, and check the weather prior to lighting any controlled burns, as well as your local fire chief.

The next, scheduled update on the Fire Danger in Shelby County will be on Monday, April 8th.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast – Thu., April 4th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

April 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA – April 4th 2013

Weather

April 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

401 AM CDT THU APR 4 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 60. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY…WARMER. LOW AROUND 50. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. WEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S.

MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGH AROUND 60.