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Winter Weather Advisories and Wind Chill Watch in Place Today into Tonight

Weather

March 1st, 2014 by Chris Parks

...WIDESPREAD SNOW AND BITTERLY COLD WIND CHILLS THIS WEEKEND...

.ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS IOWA IOWA TODAY AS
ARCTIC AIR PUSHES SOUTH ACROSS THE STATE. SNOWFALL THIS WEEKEND
WILL RANGE FROM AROUND TWO INCHES NORTH TO FIVE IN THE SOUTH.
BRISK WINDS...THE FLUFFY NATURE OF THE SNOW WILL ALSO LEAD TO
SOME CONSIDERABLE DRIFTING OF SNOW AND MINOR BLOWING SNOW.
TEMPERATURES WILL FALL WELL BELOW ZERO WILL TONIGHT WITH
DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS BY DAYBREAK SUNDAY. ADDITIONAL WIND
CHILL ADVISORIES OR WARNINGS MAY BE REQUIRED SUNDAY AND SUNDAY
NIGHT.

-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-
344 AM CST SAT MAR 1 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO 6 AM CST SUNDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN FROM WEST TO EAST AROUND MIDDAY TODAY.
  THE SNOW WILL END LATE TONIGHT. BITTERLY COLD WIND CHILLS AND
  MINOR BLOWING SNOW CAN BE EXPECTED OVERNIGHT.

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

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTH WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WILL LIKELY
  PRODUCE BLOWING SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES...ESPECIALLY IN
  OPEN AREAS.

* TEMPERATURES/WIND CHILL VALUES...LOWS WILL DIP INTO THE SINGLE
  DIGITS BELOW ZERO TONIGHT WITH WIND CHILLS OFTEN IN THE TEENS
  AND 20S BELOW ZERO.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BE IMPACT FOR AROUND A 12 HOUR PERIOD
  SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA MAY
  ALSO OCCUR IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

FREMONT-PAGE-

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO
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.

* WIND CHILL VALUES...WIND CHILL VALUES WILL RANGE DROP TO 20 TO
  25 BELOW ZERO LATE TONIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...NORTHERLY WINDS AT 15 TO 20 MPH WILL HELP CREATE AREAS
  OF REDUCED VISIBILITY ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS. TRAVEL MAY
  EVENTUALLY BECOME DIFFICULT. BITTER COLD TEMPERATURES ARE
  EXPECTED AGAIN SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING.

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS
MORNING TO 6 AM CST SUNDAY...
...WIND CHILL WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WIND
CHILL WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION TODAY AND END
  TONIGHT.

* SNOW AMOUNTS...SNOWFALL OF 3 TO 5 INCHES IS EXPECTED.

* WIND CHILL VALUES...WIND CHILL VALUES WILL RANGE FROM 10 TO 20
  BELOW ZERO TODAY. WIND CHILL VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO DROP TO 30
  TO 35 BELOW ZERO LATE TONIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...NORTHERLY WINDS AT 15 TO 20 MPH WILL HELP CREATE AREAS
  OF REDUCED VISIBILITY ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS. TRAVEL MAY
  EVENTUALLY BECOME DIFFICULT. BITTER COLD TEMPERATURES ARE
  EXPECTED AGAIN SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING.

Winter Weather Advisory for the entire KJAN listening area Sat. night

Weather

February 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND WIND CHILL WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SATURDAY TO 6 AM CST SUNDAY.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL BEGIN FROM WEST TO EAST MIDDAY SATURDAY BEFORE ENDING SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY BITTERLY COLD WIND CHILLS AND MINOR BLOWING SNOW OVERNIGHT.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…TWO TO SIX-INCHES OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED BY SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…NORTH WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WILL LIKELY PRODUCE BLOWING SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES…ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

* TEMPERATURES/WIND CHILL VALUES…LOWS WILL DIP INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO SATURDAY NIGHT WITH WIND CHILLS OFTEN IN THE TEENS AND 20S BELOW ZERO.

* IMPACTS…TRAVEL MAY BE IMPACT FOR AROUND A 12 HOUR PERIOD SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA MAY ALSO OCCUR IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA 2/28/2014

Weather

February 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

331 AM CST FRI FEB 28 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN…LIGHT SNOW AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SLEET EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW AND LIGHT RAIN LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. MUCH WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. VERY COLD. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE EVENING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW BEFORE MIDNIGHT. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 50 PERCENT. LOWEST WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 15 BELOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. VERY COLD. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN SNOW LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 2 INCHES. HIGH 5 TO 10 ABOVE. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT. WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 15 BELOW.

SATURDAY NIGHT…SNOW LIKELY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE. LOW 5 TO 10 BELOW. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT. WIND CHILL READINGS 20 BELOW TO 30 BELOW ZERO.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. HIGH ZERO TO 5 ABOVE. NORTH WIND AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. WIND CHILL READINGS 20 BELOW TO 30 BELOW ZERO.

SUNDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. LOW AROUND 10 BELOW.

MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH 5 TO 10 ABOVE. LOW 5 TO 10 BELOW.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather Forecast: Thu., Feb. 27th 2014

Podcasts, Weather

February 27th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

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NWs forecast for Cass & area Counties

Weather

February 27th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

331 AM CST THU FEB 27 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. VERY COLD. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY. VERY COLD. HIGH 5 TO 10 ABOVE. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST IN THE AFTERNOON. LOWEST WIND CHILL READINGS 15 TO 20 BELOW IN THE MORNING.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. LIGHT SNOW LIKELY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. WARMER. SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 1 INCH. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT.

FRIDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. LOWEST WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 15 BELOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SATURDAY…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN SNOW LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. COLDER. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE. HIGH 5 TO 10 ABOVE. NORTH WIND AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 60 PERCENT. WIND CHILLĀ  READINGS 15 TO 20 BELOW.

SATURDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. LOW ZERO TO 5 BELOW.

SUNDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGH 5 TO 10 ABOVE.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather Forecast: Wed., Feb. 26th 2014

Podcasts, Weather

February 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

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Winter Weather Advisory for parts of the KJAN listening area

Weather

February 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SAC-CARROLL-DALLAS COUNTIES. 355 AM CST WED FEB 26 2014
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 AMĀ  THURSDAY.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 AM THURSDAY.

* TIMING…BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS ARE EXPECTED EARLY THIS MORNING. BLOWING SNOW IS EXPECTED FROM THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…SOUTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED THIS MORNING BECOMING STRONG THIS AFTERNOON AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH. THE WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST TONIGHT AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH. BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES BELOW ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT.

* WIND CHILL VALUES…VALUES OF 20 TO 25 BELOW ZERO ARE EXPECTED EARLY THIS MORNING.

* IMPACTS…BLOWING SNOW ACROSS ROADS WILL PRODUCE SLICK AREAS AS SNOW BUILDS UP ON THE ROAD SURFACE. TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS BY LATER THIS AFTERNOON.

Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 8-a.m. today

Weather

February 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CRAWFORD-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-ADAIR-MADISON-SAC-CARROLL-DALLAS COUNTIES…. 355 AM CST WED FEB 26 2014

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM.

* WINDS…SOUTHWEST AT 5 TO 10 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES/WIND CHILL VALUES…VALUES OF 20 TO 25 BELOW ARE EXPECTED EARLY THIS MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.

NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Wed., 2/26/14

Weather

February 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today: Patchy blowing snow after noon. Sunny, with a high near 26. Wind chill values as low as -15. Windy, with a west southwest wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.
Tonight: Patchy blowing snow before 11pm. Mostly clear, with a low around -3. Wind chill values as low as -15. Breezy, with a west wind 13 to 17 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.

Thursday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 8. Wind chill values as low as -20. North northwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon.
Thursday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -15. Southeast wind 8 to 13 mph.

Friday: A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 22. Southeast wind 6 to 15 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 0.

Saturday: A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy and cold, with a high near 6.
Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around -2.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy and cold, with a high near 9.

Snowfall report: Tue., Feb. 25 2014

Weather

February 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Here are some of the observed snowfall reports for the past 24-hours as of 7-a.m. today (2/25), as compiled by the National Weather Service in Des Moines. (Will be updated)

Reports submitted by NWS trained spotters….

Atlantic/KJAN, 1.9-inches (.09 liquid precip.); Adair, 3.2-inches; Carroll, 2.8-inches; Denison, 2.5-inches; Jamaica & Yale (Guthrie County), 2.4-inches; Sac City, 2-inches; Audubon, 1.3-inches; Bedford, 1.2-inches; Massena, 1.0-inches.