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NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area: Fri., March 29th 2013

Weather

March 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Today: Sunny, with a high near 63. Light east wind becoming southeast 6 to 11 mph in the morning.
Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 43. South southeast wind 7 to 11 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 7am and 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 62. South wind 7 to 11 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Northwest wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Sunday: Isolated showers after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 59. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday Night: A chance of rain before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 10pm and 1am, then a chance of snow after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Thu., March 28th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

March 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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

NWs forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA

Weather

March 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

315 AM CDT THU MAR 28 2013

TODAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. EAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

SATURDAY…SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 80 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN THROUGH MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 30S.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S.

SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S.

MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S.

TEST TORNADO WARNING CANCELLED

Weather

March 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

1030 AM CDT WED MAR 27 2013

…THIS MESSAGE IS FOR TEST PURPOSES ONLY…

THE TEST TORNADO WARNING HAS EXPIRED.  REPEAT…THE TEST TORNADO
WARNING HAS EXPIRED.  THIS CONCLUDES THE WARNING PHASE OF THE 2013
TORNADO DRILL.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. DO NOT TAKE ACTION BASED ON THIS MESSAGE.

TEST TORNADO WARNING FOR THE STATE OF IOWA

Weather

March 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TEST…TORNADO WARNING…TEST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1015 AM CDT WED MAR 27 2013

…THIS MESSAGE IS FOR TEST PURPOSES ONLY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A TEST TORNADO WARNING.  NO SEVERE WEATHER IS EXPECTED TODAY.

THIS TEST TORNADO WARNING INITIATES THE WARNING PHASE OF THE 2013
SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK TORNADO DRILL.  REPEATING THIS IS
ONLY A DRILL.  ALL SCHOOLS… BUSINESSES… HOSPITALS… AND OTHER
INSTITUTIONS ARE URGED TO TREAT THIS AS IF IT WERE A REAL
EMERGENCY AND PRACTICE YOUR SEVERE WEATHER EMERGENCY PLANS.

* UNTIL 1035 AM CDT

* THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE.

* THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE.  REPEATING THIS IS A TEST TORNADO WARNING
FOR THE 2013 SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK.

THIS IS THE END OF THE TEST TORNADO WARNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE.

&&

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. DO NOT TAKE ACTION BASED ON THIS MESSAGE.

TEST TORNADO WARNING: WESTERN IA/EASTERN NE

Weather

March 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TEST…TORNADO WARNING…TEST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA
1010 AM CDT WED MAR 27 2013

…THIS MESSAGE IS FOR TEST PURPOSES ONLY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. TORNADO WARNING FOR…
SHELBY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
PAGE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
FREMONT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
MONONA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…
MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
HARRISON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
COLFAX COUNTY IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA…
CUMING COUNTY IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA…
NEMAHA COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA…
WAYNE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA…
WASHINGTON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…
PAWNEE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA…
OTOE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA…
THURSTON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA…
PLATTE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA…
PIERCE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA…
DODGE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…
DOUGLAS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…
STANTON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA…
RICHARDSON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA…
JEFFERSON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA…
ANTELOPE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA…
JOHNSON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA…
BURT COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…
KNOX COUNTY IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA…
GAGE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA…
CASS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA…
BUTLER COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…
BOONE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA…
LANCASTER COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA…
CEDAR COUNTY IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA…
SEWARD COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA…
SAUNDERS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…
SARPY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…
SALINE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA…
MADISON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA…

* THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. UNTIL 1030 AM CDT

* THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. THIS TEST TORNADO WARNING IS BEING ISSUED AS PART OF THE SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK ANNUAL DRILL…REPEAT DRILL.

THIS ANNUAL DRILL IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF SEVERE WEATHER
AWARENESS WEEK. ALL SCHOOLS…HOSPITALS…BUSINESSES…OTHER
INSTITUTIONS AND THOSE AT HOME ARE URGED TO TREAT THIS AS IF IT
WERE A REAL EMERGENCY. NOW IS AN EXCELLENT TIME TO PRACTICE YOUR
SEVERE WEATHER EMERGENCY PLANS.

* THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
ALL LOCATIONS IN EASTERN NEBRAKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST
FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME OR
OUTDOORS…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

THIS IS A TEST…REPEAT…TEST. THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. DO NOT TAKE ACTION BASED ON THIS MESSAGE.

TEST TORNADO WATCH ISSUED

Weather

March 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TEST…TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 9991…TEST
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
950 AM CDT WED MAR 27 2013

    TORNADO WATCH 9991 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 AM CDT FOR THE
     FOLLOWING LOCATIONS….ALL 99 COUNTIES IN IOWA….

TORNADOES…THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 0 MPH…AND DANGEROUS
LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

THE TEST TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE
MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES WEST OF SCOTTSBLUFF
NEBRASKA TO 35 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF CEDAR RAPIDS IOWA.  FOR A
COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

REMEMBER…A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

DISCUSSION… TEST

THIS IS A TEST IN SUPPORT OF SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS

Statewide Tornado Drill takes place this morning

News, Weather

March 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The beginning of Spring last week marked the start of severe weather season in the Midwest. The season typically brings strong storms that produce heavy rain, hail, destructive winds and tornadoes. As part of Severe Weather Awareness week, the National Weather Service (NWS), in coordination with the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, Oklahoma, will conduct a Statewide Tornado Drill in Iowa and other Midwestern states.

The drill begins at 10-a.m., when the SPC issues a Test Tornado Watch for Iowa and Nebraska. The National Weather Service offices in both states will issue the Test Watch tones on all NOAA Weather Radios and the Emergency Alert System (EAS), as a Test Message.

At 10:10-a.m., the NWS offices in Sioux Falls and Omaha will issue test tornado warnings for their Iowa counties, and at 10:15-a.m., the NWS offices in Des Moines and the Quad Cities will issue a Test Tornado Warning for their Iowa counties.

From 10:30 until about 10:35, all Iowa NWS offices will issue a Severe Weather Statement to terminate the test warnings. The Test Tornado Watch will officially expire at 11-a.m. During the test, residents, businesses, local governments and schools are urged to carry out their Tornado safety plans and procedures, as though a real weather event was about to occur and is occurring.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Wed., Mar. 27th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

March 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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

NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Wed., 3/27/13

Weather

March 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 50. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 30S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S.

SATURDAY…SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOW IN THE MID 30S.

EASTER SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S.