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High Wind Warning remains in effect from 6-am to 9-pm today (Thursday)

Weather

January 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

352 AM CST THU JAN 16 2014

HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS EVENING for those counties along and north of Interstate 80 in western Iowa

* TIMING…WINDS WILL INCREASE BY EARLY THIS MORNING AND WILL REMAIN STRONG THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED BY MID MORNING…WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 55 MPH POSSIBLE DURING THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON HOURS.

* IMPACTS…LOOSE OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN ABOUT BY THE STRONG WINDS. IN ADDITION SMALL TREE BRANCHES MAY BREAK. BRIEF VIGOROUS SNOW SQUALLS ARE POSSIBLE FROM LATE MORNING NORTH TO EARLY EVENING SOUTH. THESE MAY ALSO DRAMATICALLY REDUCE VISIBILITY IN BLOWING SNOW…AND WITH A QUICK ACCUMULATION OF UP TO AN INCH OF SNOW POSSIBLE…CAUSE TRAVEL PROBLEMS.

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. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

HIGH WIND WARNING THURSDAY (replaces High Wind Watch)

Weather

January 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING EFFECTIVE 6-AM THURSDAY UNTIL 9-PM FOR COUNTIES ALONG AND NORTH OF I-80, EXCEPT FOR MONONA, HARRISON & POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTIES, WHERE THE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 8-AM TO 8-PM THURSDAY. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING…WINDS WILL INCREASE BY EARLY MORNING THURSDAY AND WILL REMAIN STRONG THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH THURSDAY…WITH GUSTS FROM 55-TO 60 MPH POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS…LOOSE OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN ABOUT BY THE STRONG WINDS. IN ADDITION SMALL TREE BRANCHES MAY BREAK.

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. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

Wind Advisories issued Thu. for sw. IA; High Wind Warning replaces earlier Watch

Weather

January 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE COUNTIES:

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM CST THURSDAY…

ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD COUNTIES:

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM CST THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY AND IN DES MOINES HAVE ISSUED WIND ADVISORIES FOR SOUTHWEST IOWA BEGINNING THURSDAY MORNING.

* TIMING…STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA THURSDAY MORNING AND BE ESPECIALLY STRONG FROM LATE MORNING INTO THE EARLY EVENING HOURS.

* WINDS…SPEEDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 55 MPH ARE LIKELY.

* IMPACTS…DRIVING ON THURSDAY WILL BE DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE OR LIGHT VEHICLES. IF POSSIBLE SECURE OR SHELTER OUTDOOR OBJECTS SUCH AS GARBAGE CANS AND LAWN FURNITURE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS BETWEEN 30 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS BETWEEN 45 TO 57 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

IN ADDITION, A HIGH WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 6-AM THURSDAY THROUGH 6-PM, FOR THOSE COUNTIES ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80. THE HIGH WIND WARNING REPLACES THE WATCH ISSUED EARLIER.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather Forecast: Wed., Jan. 15th 2014

Podcasts, Weather

January 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

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NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area

Weather

January 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 3:26-a.m., 1/15/14)

Today: Increasing clouds, with a high near 33. Wind chill values as low as -10. Northwest wind 7 to 13 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.                                                                                       Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 35 by 5am. Windy, with a south southwest wind 13 to 21 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of snow after noon. Partly sunny, with a temperature rising to near 37 by 9am, then falling to around 20 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as zero. Very windy, with a northwest wind 22 to 27 mph increasing to 32 to 37 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 48 mph.
Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5. Windy, with a north northwest wind 22 to 32 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 25. Windy.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 34. Breezy.

High Wind Watch remains in effect from Thu. morning thru Thu. evening

Weather

January 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES AFFECTED: THOSE ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80, INCLUDING POTTAWATTAMIE, SHELBY, CASS, AUDUBON, GUTHRIE AND DALLAS.
330 AM CST WED JAN 15 2014

HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING

* TIMING…WINDS WILL INCREASE ONCE AGAIN BY MID MORNING THURSDAY. THE STRONGEST WINDS SHOULD OCCUR DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH THURSDAY…WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 55 MPH POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS…LOOSE OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN ABOUT BY THE STRONG WINDS. IN ADDITION SMALL TREE BRANCHES MAY BREAK.

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 gusts recorded 1/14/14

Weather

January 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA/ 504 PM CST TUE JAN 14 2014

…HIGHEST WIND GUSTS IN CENTRAL IOWA TODAY…

BELOW IS A TABLE OF THE HIGHEST WIND GUSTS RECORDED ACROSS CENTRAL IOWA TODAY. WIND SPEEDS ARE IN MPH.

LOCATION – SPEED – TIME OF EVENT

2 WNW CARROLL – US30 58 1150 AM

CARROLL 52 1155 AM

CRESTON 52 1155 AM

DE SOTO – I80 AND 169 50 1204 PM

4 NE ANITA – I80 50 1120 AM

DENISON 49 1055 AM

ATLANTIC 47 0435 AM

3 E CRESTON – US34 47 1203 PM

AUDUBON 45 1135 AM

1 NE BEDFORD 43 0414 PM

1 NNW CRESTON 36 1249 PM

AUDUBON 30 1149 AM

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

Wind Advisory expires tonight; High Wind Watch begins Thu. morning

Weather

January 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MONONA;  348 PM CST TUE JAN 14 2014

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING…

HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING

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

* TIMING…WINDS TODAY WILL DIMINISH BY THIS EVENING. WINDS WILL AGAIN INCREASE BY MID MORNING THURSDAY WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS OCCURRING DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 55 MPH POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS…LOOSE OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN ABOUT BY THE STRONG WINDS. IN ADDITION SMALL TREE BRANCHES MAY BREAK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH OR HIGHER. WINDS THIS STRONG WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION THROUGHOUT THE DAY TUESDAY. 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 winds roar through Nebraska, Iowa

News, Weather

January 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — High winds roared through much of Nebraska and Iowa, with gusts of more than 50 mph at the Omaha airport. The wind was blamed for overturning a truck and trailer on Interstate 80 in Council Bluffs about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, blocking the westbound lanes near the Missouri River Bridge. The trailer was removed and freeway lanes reopened within about an hour.

Earlier Tuesday, a wind gust of 55 mph was recorded at Eppley Airfield in Omaha. Council Bluffs also recorded a gust of 48 mph, and Des Moines had a 45 mph gust. The National Weather Service says Wednesday should be calm but more windy weather is expected Thursday.

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

Podcasts, Weather

January 14th, 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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