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Wind Chill Advisory issued for parts of western/central IA on Wed.

Weather

February 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-ADAIR and MADISON COUNTIES: WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AMCST WEDNESDAY

354 AM CST TUE FEB 25 2014

* WINDS…NORTHWEST WINDS AT 10 TO 20 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST AT 5 TO 10 MPH BY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* TEMPERATURES/WIND CHILL VALUES…TEMPERATURES WILL DROP INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO OVERNIGHT. THE COMBINATION OF THESE TEMPERATURES AND THE WIND WILL PRODUCE WIND CHILLS OF 20 TO 30 BELOW ZERO OVERNIGHT.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Tue., 2/25/14

Weather

February 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 3:56-a.m.)

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 17. Wind chill values as low as -10. Northwest wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around -3. Wind chill values as low as -15. North northwest wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 26. Wind chill values as low as -15. Windy, with a west southwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 0. Wind chill values as low as -20. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 13 to 16 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.

Thursday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 10. North wind 7 to 11 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2.

Friday: A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 15.

Adair & Guthrie Storm Spotter Class March 19th followed by Severe Weather Awareness Week

News, Weather

February 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Adair and Guthrie County Emergency Management Agencies will be hosting their joint 2014 Storm Spotter Class at the Menlo Community Center at 7:00 PM on the 19th of March.  According to Robert Kempf, Coordinator for the agencies, the class is free and open to the public.

The next week March 24-28, 2014, has been designated as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa. For each day during Severe Weather Awareness Week, a different subject will be featured:

Monday – Flash Floods

Tuesday – Weather Warnings

Wednesday – Tornadoes

Thursday – Severe Thunderstorms

Friday – Family Preparedness

The highlight of Severe Weather Awareness Week is the annual tornado drill scheduled for Wednesday, March 26 at approximately 10 a.m. Schools, businesses, state and local governments, and individuals are strongly encouraged to participate in the drill. Additional information about the tornado drill can be found on local NWS websites.

During Severe Weather Awareness Week, HSEMD will post information on individual and family preparedness at www.BeReady.iowa.gov, including podcasts, public service announcements and videos. The NWS the National Weather Service (NWS) will promote severe weather safety on their websites and by issuing informative public information statements.

Additional information about severe weather and family safety can be found at: www.BeReady.iowa.gov.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather Forecast: Mon., Feb. 24th 2014

Podcasts, Weather

February 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

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NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa, 2/24/14

Weather

February 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CST MON FEB 24 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…A CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN SNOW LIKELY IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO ONE INCH. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. EAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY IN THE EVENING…THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW BEFORE MIDNIGHT AND EARLY MORNING. SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO ONE INCH. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO 2 INCHES. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT.

TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH 15 TO 20. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. COLDER. LOW ZERO TO 5 BELOW. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 15 BELOW.

WEDNESDAY…SUNNY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. LOWEST WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 15 BELOW IN THE MORNING.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE.

THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. HIGH 10 TO 15. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Sat., Feb. 22nd 2014

Podcasts, Weather

February 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The latest forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area and weather data for Atlantic.

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NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area, Sat. 2/22/14

Weather

February 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

400 AM CST SAT FEB 22 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED FLURRIES. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED FLURRIES THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW 15 TO 20. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW 15 TO 20. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

MONDAY…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 50 PERCENT.

MONDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE.

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. HIGH 15 TO 20. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., Feb. 21st 2014

Podcasts, Weather

February 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

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NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: 2/21/14

Weather

February 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

331 AM CST FRI FEB 21 2014

The Winter Weather Advisory that was in effect until 6-a.m. today for parts of the listening area, was cancelled as of 4-a.m. 

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. BREEZY. MUCH COLDER. WEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW 15 TO 20. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. LOW 15 TO 20. HIGH 28 TO 36. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW 10 TO 15.

MONDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S.

Winter Weather Update (6-pm 2/20/14) – Blizzard warning cancelled

Weather

February 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS-ADAIR COUNTIES-

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST FRIDAY...
...BLIZZARD WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 6 AM CST FRIDAY. THE BLIZZARD WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...SNOW WILL DIMINISH THIS EVENING AS WINDS
  INCREASE.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW IS
  EXPECTED. ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS LESS THAN AN INCH ARE
  POSSIBLE THIS EVENING.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWESTERLY AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS IN
  EXCESS OF 45 MPH. THIS WILL PRODUCE BLOWING SNOW WITH
  VISIBILITIES OF BELOW A MILE AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY IN THE
  EVENING.

* IMPACTS...IN ADDITION TO POOR VISIBILITY AT TIMES...THE HEAVY
  WET SNOW ALONG WITH FALLING TEMPERATURES AFTER DARK WILL LEAD TO
  HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS IN SOME AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW
AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.