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Winter Storm Watch (updated 2/3/14)

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February 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A WINTER STORM LIFTING INTO THE CENTRAL PLAINS WILL DUMP ANYWHERE FROM 5 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW OVER SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA BY WEDNESDAY MORNING. HIGHEST AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE CLOSE TO THE KANSAS BORDER. IN ADDITION…NORTH WINDS GUSTING AROUND 30 MPH WILL CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT AND PAGE COUNTIES: WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT… ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 8 INCHES ARE LIKELY WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS APPROACHING THE KANSAS BORDER

GUTHRIE-DALLAS COUNTIES: WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. 5 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE.

CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR AND RINGGOLD COUNTIES: WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.  STORM TOTAL SNOW…5 TO 8 INCHES POSSIBLE WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS TOWARD THE MISSOURI BORDER.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL BEGIN TO FALL ON TUESDAY MORNING ACROSS WESTERN IOWA…THEN SPREAD AND ACCUMULATE MORE HEAVILY TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING…FINALLY TAPERING OFF BY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

*WINDS/VISIBILITY…NORTHEAST WINDS OF 10 TO 15 MPH TUESDAY MORNING…BECOMING NORTH 15 TO 20 WITH HIGHER GUSTS BY TUESDAY NIGHT. VISIBILITIES OF ONE HALF MILE OR LESS AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS…BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS EXPECTED BY TUESDAY NIGHT AS THE WIND INCREASES. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED MAKING TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

 

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties: 2/3/2014

Weather

February 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

330 AM CST MON FEB 3 2014

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLEAR. SOUTH WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW BEFORE MIDNIGHT AND EARLY MORNING. LIGHT SNOW EARLY IN THE MORNING. NOT AS COLD. SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 1 INCH. LOW 15 TO 20. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 80 PERCENT.

TUESDAY…SNOW. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 5 INCHES. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW NEAR 100 PERCENT.

TUESDAY NIGHT…SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN LIGHT SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT. BREEZY…COLDER. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW NEAR 100 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY…CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE MORNING. BREEZY…COLDER. HIGH 5 TO 10 ABOVE. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH. WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 15 BELOW.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 10 BELOW. HIGH 5 TO 10 ABOVE.

Winter Storm Watch issued for Tuesday & Tue. Night

Weather

February 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

330 PM CST SUN FEB 2 2014

…WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE AREA TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT…

SNOW WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE AREA TUESDAY AND CONTINUE TUESDAY NIGHT. THIS SYSTEM WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS. IN ADDITION…INCREASING NORTH WINDS TUESDAY NIGHT WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING SNOW THAT WILL CREATE VERY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL DURING THE PERIOD.

MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-AND RINGGOLD COUNTIES: WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…TOTAL SNOW…3 TO 8 INCHES WITH THE HEAVIEST ACCUMULATIONS NEAR THE MISSOURI BORDER.

MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT AND PAGE COUNTIES: WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT….

SNOW WILL MOVE NORTHEAST INTO THE AREA LATE MONDAY NIGHT…WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW FALLING TUESDAY MORNING INTO TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH FROM WEST TO EAST LATE TUESDAY NIGHT. SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 8 INCHES ARE LIKELY…WITH THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS NEAR THE KANSAS BORDER.

VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED SIGNIFICANTLY IN FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW…ESPECIALLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT AS WINDS INCREASE TO 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP NEAR 30 MPH. BITTERLY COLD WIND CHILLS OF NEAR -15 BELOW ARE POSSIBLE TUESDAY NIGHT AS WELL.

SNOW WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE AREA TUESDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE TUESDAY NIGHT. THE GREATEST ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED BETWEEN TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.  STORM TOTAL SNOW…3 TO 8 INCHES WITH THE HEAVIEST ACCUMULATIONS NEAR THE MISSOURI BORDER.

SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY TUESDAY NIGHT AS THE WIND INCREASES. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT AND HAZARDOUS. LOCAL WHITEOUT CONDITIONS MAY OCCUR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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

Weather

February 2nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today: Sunny, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -10. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -5. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Monday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 28. Wind chill values as low as -5. South southwest wind 7 to 11 mph.
Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 16. Wind chill values as low as 10. South southeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming east after midnight. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Tuesday: Snow. High near 21. Blustery, with a north northeast wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Tuesday Night: Snow, mainly before midnight. Low around 2. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of snow before noon. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 6. Blustery.

Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for a few counties

Weather

February 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

349 AM CST SAT FEB 1 2014

MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR and RINGGOLD COUNTIES: –

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON TODAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR MONTGOMERY-FREMONT AND PAGE COUNTIES THAT WAS SCHEDULED TO BE IN EFFECT UNTIL 6-A.M., HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL PERSIST THROUGH SUNRISE AND GRADUALLY TAPER OFF DURING THE MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW IS FORECAST.

* VISIBILITY…GENERALLY 1 TO 2 MILES OF VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS WILL BE COMMON DURING THE EVENT. A FEW BRIEF VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS TO LESS THAN A MILE AT TIMES CAN BE EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS…ROADS WILL REMAIN SNOW COVERED AND SLICK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLICK SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Sat., 2/1/14

Weather

February 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today: Snow, mainly before 11am. High near 28. Wind chill values as low as 10. Light north northeast wind becoming north northwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 0. Wind chill values as low as -15. North northwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -15. Northwest wind around 7 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 6. South southwest wind around 7 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 28.
Monday Night: Snow likely, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 15. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 20. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., 1/31/2014

Podcasts, Weather

January 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

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Winter Weather Advisory issued for parts of sw Iowa 1/31/14

Weather

January 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-COUNTIESWINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM CST SATURDAYMADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR COUNTIES…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE KJAN LISTENING AREA BEGINNING AT 6 PM (1/31) AND RUNNING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNIONG.

* TIMING…LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW SHOULD DEVELOP THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY MORNING BEFORE ENDING.

* MAIN IMPACT…SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM 3 TO 5 INCHES, WITH SLIGHTLY LESSER AMOUNTS IN THE WESTERN COUNTIES IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

*VISIBILITY…VISIBILITIES OF 1 TO 2 MILES WILL BE COMMON DURING THE EVENT…AND COULD DROP TO LESS THAN A MILE AT TIMES DURING AN OCCASIONAL BURST OF HEAVIER SNOWFALL.

* IMPACTS…ROADS ARE LIKELY TO BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLICK SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

KJAN listening area forecast: Fri., 1/31/14

Weather

January 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

345 AM CST FRI JAN 31 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY…COLDER. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY…CLOUDY…COLDER. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW BEFORE NOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 50 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 3 INCHES. LOW 10 TO 15. NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW NEAR 100 PERCENT.

SATURDAY…CLOUDY. SNOW THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW BEFORE NOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 1 INCH. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION 3 TO 4 INCHES. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF SNOW 80 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN CLEARING. COLDER. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

SUNDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE MID 20S.

Special Weather Statement: Slick roads possible this morning

Weather

January 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

819 AM CST THU JAN 30 2014
AREA COUNTIES: ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

A BAND OF SLEET AND SNOW HAS DEVELOPED OVER SOUTHWEST IOWA AND IS
QUICKLY MOVING TO THE EAST EARLY TODAY. ROADS HAVE BECOME SLICK
ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST IOWA EARLY TODAY. THE BAND MOVE
THROUGH QUICKLY AND WILL LAST ABOUT 30 TO 45 MINUTES. A LIGHT
GLAZING OF ICE IS POSSIBLE. PERSONS TRAVELING THROUGH THE REGION
EARLY TODAY SHOULD BE AWARE OF A BRIEF PERIOD OF PRECIPITATION
ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR SLICK TRAVEL FOR A FEW HOURS THIS
MORNING.

GUTHRIE-DALLAS COUNTIES.

AN AREA OF RAIN OR SNOW CHANGING OVER TO LIGHT SNOW WILL MOVE
THROUGH CENTRAL IOWA THIS MORNING. A LIGHT ACCUMULATION OF SNOW
IS EXPECTED BUT IT MAY BE ENOUGH TO CAUSE SLICK TRAVEL. THE SNOW
MAY BRIEFLY REDUCE VISIBILITY TO ONE HALF MILE AS WELL. PERSONS
TRAVELING THROUGH THE REGION EARLY TODAY SHOULD BE AWARE OF A ONE
TO TWO HOUR PRECIPITATION BAND MOVING THROUGH THE AREA ALONG WITH
THE POTENTIAL FOR SLICK TRAVEL FOR A FEW HOURS THIS MORNING.