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High Wind Warning remains in effect until Midnight Sunday

Weather

January 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

345 PM CST SUN JAN 26 2014

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT for the entire KJAN listening area..

* TRENDS...VERY STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE
  EVENING HOURS. WINDS WILL DIMINISH SLOWLY AFTER 9 PM.

* WINDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST WIND 30 TO 40 MPH GUSTING TO 65 MPH.

* IMPACTS...SIGNIFICANT WIND GUSTS TODAY IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH
  COULD CAUSE STRUCTURAL OR TREE DAMAGE. IN ADDITION...TRAVEL
  WILL BE DIFFICULT ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS
OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect from late Sunday night through Monday

Weather

January 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-
ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD COUNTIES...
339 PM CST SUN JAN 26 2014

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
NOON CST MONDAY...AND FROM MIDNIGHT TO 10-AM MON. FOR 
MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY COUNTIES.

POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE COUNTIES: WIND CHILL ADVISORY
3-AM MONDAY UNTIL 10-AM MONDAY.

* TIMING...BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES MOVE IN TONIGHT THROUGH
  MONDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH
  TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.

* TEMPERATURES/WIND CHILL VALUES...TEMPERATURES WILL PLUMMET
  INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO AND WIND CHILL VALUES AS
  COLD AS 30 BELOW ZERO ARE EXPECTED OVERNIGHT TONIGHT INTO
  MONDAY 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: Sun., 1/26/14

Weather

January 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

**High Wind Warning in effect from 3pm until Midnight**

Today: Rain and snow showers likely, becoming all snow after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a temperature rising to near 46 by noon, then falling to around 30 during the remainder of the day. Windy, with a west northwest wind 18 to 23 mph increasing to 29 to 34 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tonight: Scattered snow showers before 7pm, then patchy blowing snow and a slight chance of snow showers between 7pm and 9pm, then patchy blowing snow after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around -3. Wind chill values as low as -25. Very windy, with a north northwest wind 32 to 37 mph decreasing to 20 to 25 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
**Wind Chill Advisory in effect beginning early Monday morning**

Monday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 7. Wind chill values as low as -25. Blustery, with a northwest wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -8. Wind chill values as low as -20. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light northwest.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 15. West northwest wind 6 to 11 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 1.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 33. Breezy.

High Wind Warning this (Sunday) afternoon thru late tonight (1/26/14)

Weather

January 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

411 AM CST SUN JAN 26 2014

A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT FOR ALL OF THE KJAN LISTENING AREA…

* TIMING…WINDS WILL INCREASE BEGINNING EARLY SUNDAY MORNING WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS OCCURRING LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING

* WINDS…WEST TO NORTHWEST WIND 30 TO 40 MPH GUSTING TO 65 MPH.

* IMPACTS…SIGNIFICANT WIND GUSTS TODAY IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH COULD CAUSE STRUCTURAL OR TREE DAMAGE. IN ADDITION…TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

Wind Chill Advisory Midnight Sunday (1/26) thru Noon on Monday

Weather

January 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON- ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

445 AM CST SUN JAN 26 2014

WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST MONDAY…
IN MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY COUNTIES FROM MIDNIGHT UNTIL 10-A.M. MONDAY; AND  FROM 3-A.M. UNTIL 10-A.M. MONDAY FOR :POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE COUNTIES…

* TIMING…BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES MOVE IN TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.

* TEMPERATURES/WIND CHILL VALUES…TEMPERATURES WILL PLUMMET INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO AND WIND CHILL VALUES AS COLD AS 30 BELOW ZERO ARE EXPECTED OVERNIGHT TONIGHT INTO MONDAY 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.

High Wind Watch remains in effect for far w/sw Iowa Sunday

Weather

January 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY

403 PM CST SAT JAN 25 2014

…HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING…

* TIMING…WINDS INCREASE BY LATE AFTERNOON SUNDAY AND LINGER THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS…DRIVING WILL BE DIFFICULT. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS MAY ACCOMPANY THE STRONGER WINDS WHICH COULD REDUCE VISIBILITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH…OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

High Wind Warning replaces High Wind Watch Sunday afternoon

Weather

January 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON

HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM SUNDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST SUNDAY NIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM SUNDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST SUNDAY NIGHT. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING…SUNDAY MID AFTERNOON AND EVENING * WINDS…WEST TO NORTHWEST WIND 30 TO 40 MPH GUSTING TO 60 MPH.

* IMPACTS…DRIVING AND MAINTAINING CONTROL OF YOUR VEHICLE WILL BECOME EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS…ESPECIALLY IN HIGH PROFILE AND LIGHT WEIGHT VEHICLES. THE HIGH WINDS WILL ALSO MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO WALK ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH…OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS. TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

Blizzard watch issued for parts of eastern Iowa

News, Weather

January 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowans are preparing for another blast of frigid and dangerous winter weather this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory starting Saturday night in parts of eastern Iowa, and a blizzard watch for parts of northern and central Iowa into eastern Iowa on Sunday. Snow is expected in the northeast Saturday night. But by Sunday, strong winds of up to 50 mph are expected to create whiteout conditions in some areas.

Temperatures are also expected to plummet late Sunday, with lows coming in around 15-below zero in the northeast to near zero in southern Iowa. Wind chills of almost 50-below could hit some areas.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area 1/25/14

Weather

January 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today: A 20 percent chance of snow before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 26 by 11am. Breezy, with a north northwest wind 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 36 by 5am. Blustery, with a light and variable wind becoming west northwest 15 to 20 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

**High Wind Watch in effect Sunday afternoon through and evening**
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of snow after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 42. Windy, with a west northwest wind 13 to 23 mph increasing to 24 to 34 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -3. Wind chill values as low as -25. Very windy, with a north northwest wind 32 to 37 mph decreasing to 22 to 27 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 49 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 6. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -7.

Tuesday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 10.

High Wind Watch in effect for the KJAN listening area on Sunday

Weather

January 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-
SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS- ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION– 409 AM CST SAT JAN 25 2014

…HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* TIMING…SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING

* WINDS…WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH GUSTING TO 60 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH…OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS. TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.