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New record high temperature recorded in Atlantic, Sunday

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May 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic set a new record for the highest temperature recorded in the City for May 27th, Sunday. The temperature at the KJAN studios (the official National Weather Service reporting site for Atlantic), reached 92-degrees, which beat the old record of 91 set in 1931.

The National Weather Service said record high temps were also broken Sunday in Mason City, which reached 93-degrees (the old record was 91 in 1980), and in Des Moines, which reached 91-degrees (The old record was 90, in 1977).

The forecast for Memorial Day calls for mostly sunny skies, and highs across the area in the low 80′s, which would be considerably lower than the record high of 95 set in Atlantic on May 28th, 1895.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for parts of western Iowa until midnight

Weather

May 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 304 IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS: IN WESTERN IOWA THIS WATCH INCLUDES THE COUNTIES – OF CRAWFORD, HARRISON, SAC, SHELBY & MONONA.

IN ADDITION, A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL LATE TONIGHT FOR MONONA COUNTY.

IN NEBRASKA THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH INCLUDES 21 COUNTIES

BURT, BUTLER, DODGE, DOUGLAS, SARPY, SAUNDERS, WASHINGTON, ANTELOPE, BOONE, CEDAR, COLFAX, CUMING, MADISON

PIERCE, PLATTE, STANTON, THURSTON, WAYNE, LANCASTER, SALINE & SEWARD.

 

Skyscan Forecast Memorial Day Weekend 05-26-2012

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May 26th, 2012 by Chris Parks

 

SKYSCAN FORECAST                     Saturday May 26, 2012           Chris Parks     

Today: Partly sunny.  Breezy SSE @ 10-20mph w/ gusts up to 25mph.  H 90.

Tonight: Partly cloudy.  S @ 10-15 w/ gusts up to 25mph.  L 71.

Sunday: Mostly sunny.  Windy.  S @ 10-15 increasing to 20-25mph w/ gust up to 30mph.  H 92.

Memorial Day: Slight chance showers and t’storms in morning.  Mostly sunny.  SSW @ 10-15.  H 79.

Tuesday: Mostly Sunny.  H 75.

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(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: May 25th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

May 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the (podcast) Freese-Notis Forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area and weather stats for Atlantic…

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Nat’l. Weather Service Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA.

Weather

May 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

407 AM CDT FRI MAY 25 2012

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. EAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 50 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. WARMER. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH AROUND 90. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 70. SOUTH WIND AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S.

MEMORIAL DAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. NOT AS WARM. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S.

MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S.

Thunderstorm wind damage in Crawford County

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May 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Strong thunderstorms which crossed the Missouri River from Nebraska into western Iowa, Wednesday evening caused some minor tree damage in Crawford County. The National Weather Service said today (Thursday), a number of trees in a grove north of Ricketts where either downed, or lost large limbs, when estimated winds gusting up to 65-miles per hour blew through the area. The winds, which occurred at around 7:10-p.m, also caused the formation of a “gustnado,” a short-lived, low-level rotating cloud. They typically last for anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes, and are often confused with tornados. The difference is, the rotating column of air does not extend upward, into the thunderstorm cloud base.

The storm also produced nickel-sized hail a few minutes after the winds occurred.

(Podcast) Skyscan forecast: May 24th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

May 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the Freese-Notis (podcast) forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area….

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NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties: Thu., May 24th 2012

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May 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

407 AM CDT THU MAY 24 2012

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY…COOLER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. COOLER. LOW IN THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. EAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 60S. EAST WIND AROUND 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 40 PERCENT.

SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S.

MEMORIAL DAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH ISSUED

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May 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Severe Storms Prediction Center in Norman, OK., has issued Severe Thunderstorm Watch #293, which is in effect until 11-p.m. CDT for the following counties in the KJAN listening area:

Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie, and Shelby.

Wind Advisory issued for the remainder of the KJAN listening area

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May 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has extended the number of counties included in a Wind Advisory. The advisory now includes: Cass, Adair, Adams, Audubon, Crawford, Carroll, Guthrie, Greene, Madison, Union, Taylor and Ringgold Counties. This advisory is in effect until 7-p.m.

Gusty winds will increase throughout the day before diminishing late this evening. Southerly winds of 25-45mph can be expected in the Advisory area. Loose objects may be blown around, and small tree branches may break.