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Nat’l. Weather Service forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: 1/24/14

Weather

January 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(3:46-am NWS/Des Moines)

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 46. Wind chill values as low as -10 early. Windy, with a southwest wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight: Rain likely, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Blustery, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph becoming north northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday: Increasing clouds, with a steady temperature around 27. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 7 to 17 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of snow after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 41. Windy.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -2. Windy.

Monday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 6. Windy.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather Forecast: Thu., 1/23/14

Podcasts, Weather

January 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, along with weather information for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Wind Chill Warning replaces Advisory in Audubon Guthrie & Dallas Counties

Weather

January 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-

…WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST THURSDAY. THE WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING…WIND CHILLS WILL CONTINUE FALLING THROUGHOUT THE DAY WITH THE COLDEST READINGS OF AROUND 30 BELOW EXPECTED FROM AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO SHORTLY AFTER DAYBREAK THURSDAY.

* TEMPERATURES/WIND CHILL VALUES…LOW TEMPERATURES WILL PLUMMET TO THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO TONIGHT WITH BRISK NORTHWEST WINDS. WIND CHILL VALUES WILL OFTEN BE 15 BELOW TO 25 BELOW ZERO BY EARLY THIS EVENING…LIKELY REACHING AROUND 30 BELOW INTO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS MAY RESULT IN FROSTBITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROSTBITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

You thought it was cold this morning? Wait for tonight…

News, Weather

January 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

While it’s been cold the past few days, forecasters say even more frigid weather is headed toward Iowa. Meteorologist Brad Small, at the National Weather Service, says it appears northwest Iowa will get the worst of an approaching cold front, but the whole state will soon have bone-chilling temperatures. “There is a Winter Weather Advisory out for a combination of things,” Small says. “We’ve got that northwest wind will be increasing to 15 to 30 miles an hour, gusts could be as high as 40, and there could be some snow showers move through.”

Also, a Wind Chill Warning is posted for much of the state’s northern half from 6 P-M tonight (Wednesday) through noon on Thursday.  “We’re looking at widespread temperatures below zero, single digits as well as the teens below zero toward the Minnesota border,” Small says. “That’ll drop wind chills from 25 to 35-below.” Some areas may even see 40-below overnight. High temperatures tomorrow (Thursday) may not even get above zero in some Iowa cities, though highs Friday should be back in the 20s and 30s.

(Radio Iowa)

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Wed., Jan. 22nd 2014

Podcasts, Weather

January 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, along with weather information for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Wind Chill Warning in effect for the far nw Counties of Iowa

Weather

January 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL COUNTIES: WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST THURSDAY…

* TIMING…WIND CHILLS WILL CONTINUE FALLING THROUGHOUT THE DAY WITH THE COLDEST READINGS FROM MIDNIGHT TO SHORTLY AFTER DAYBREAK THURSDAY.

* TEMPERATURES/WIND CHILL VALUES…LOW TEMPERATURES WILL PLUMMET TO READINGS FROM THE SINGLE DIGITS TO TEENS BELOW ZERO TONIGHT WITH BRISK NORTHWEST WINDS. WIND CHILL VALUES WILL OFTEN BE 20 BELOW TO 30 BELOW ZERO BY THIS EVENING…LIKELY REACHING AROUND 35 BELOW INTO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS MAY RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

Wind Chill Advisories in effect Wed. evening through Thu. morning

Weather

January 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD COUNTIES: WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST THURSDAY; MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-and POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTIES: WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM CST THURSDAY; MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-and PAGE COUNTIES:  WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM CST THURSDAY

* WIND CHILL VALUES…WIND CHILLS OF 20 TO 30 BELOW ZERO ARE EXPECTED.

* TIMING…WIND CHILLS WILL FALL TO 20 BELOW OR COLDER EARLY THIS EVENING. WIND CHILLS WILL REACH THEIR COLDEST READINGS AROUND 5 TO 9 AM…THEN IMPROVE ABOVE 20 BELOW ZERO IN THE LATE 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 Cass & area Counties: 1/22/2014

Weather

January 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

344 AM CST WED JAN 22 2014

WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 12-PM THURSDAY…

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. VERY COLD. WINDY. SCATTERED FLURRIES IN THE MORNING. HIGH AROUND 20. NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. BITTERLY COLD. BREEZY. LOW 5 TO 10 BELOW. NORTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH. WIND CHILL READINGS 20 BELOW TO 30 BELOW ZERO.

THURSDAY…SUNNY. VERY COLD. HIGH AROUND 10. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE MORNING. LOWEST WIND CHILL READINGS 20 BELOW TO 30 BELOW ZERO IN THE MORNING.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. BREEZY. NOT AS COLD. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. MUCH WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. BREEZY. NOT AS COLD. LOW IN THE MID 20S.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGH IN THE MID 30S.

Special Weather Statement: Bitterly Cold wind chills

Weather

January 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES; CASS-ADAMS-TAYLOR-
615 AM CST TUE JAN 21 2014

    …BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS EXPECTED FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS THIS
    MORNING…

TEMPERATURES EARLY THIS MORNING WILL BOTTOM OUT ACROSS THE AREA
BETWEEN 5 AND 10 DEGREES BELOW ZERO. IN ADDITION A NORTHWEST WIND
BETWEEN 10 AND 15 MPH WILL COMBINE WITH THE VERY COLD TEMPERATURES
TO PRODUCE BITTER COLD WIND CHILL VALUES AROUND 20 BELOW FOR A
COUPLE HOURS THIS MORNING. IF YOU ARE GOING OUTSIDE THIS MORNING
REMEMBER TO DRESS WARMLY AND IN LAYERS. BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS
CAN RESULT IN FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT
TAKEN.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: 1/21/2014

Podcasts, Weather

January 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, along with weather information for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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