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Elevated Fire Danger across parts of western Iowa today

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

April 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL
1021 AM CDT MON APR 21 2014

NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 30 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON. MEANWHILE…A DRIER AIRMASS IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE STATE WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES DROPPING INTO THE UPPER 20S ACROSS AREAS OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN IOWA BY AFTERNOON. THIS WILL LEAD TO ELEVATED FIRE POTENTIAL DURING THE AFTERNOON UNTIL WINDS RELAX AND THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY CLIMBS BY THIS EVENING. ANY OUTDOOR FIRES ACROSS THIS AREA DURING THE AFTERNOON WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO SPREAD RAPIDLY AND BURNING IS DISCOURAGED.

ALSO, A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR MONONA COUNTY FROM 1-PM UNTIL 7-PM. CONDITIONS WILL BE FAVORABLE THIS AFTERNOON FOR FIRES TO START EASILY AND SPREAD QUICKLY. ALL OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD BE AVOIDED.

Shelby County Fire Danger remains “Moderate”

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

April 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Shelby County Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Seivert says the Local Fire Danger signs will remain in the “Moderate” category, this week.  Seivert says sunshine and wind quickly dry the dead vegetation, and even with the rains we have had recently the speed with which the drying process occurs is something to be aware of.

Seivert also advises residents to be aware of the potential for severe weather this week. The National Weather Service’s Hazardous Weather Outlook calls for the possibility of strong to severe storms Wednesday night into early Thursday afternoon.

 

(Podcast) SKyscan Forecast – Mon., April 21st 2014

Podcasts, Weather

April 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

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NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: 4/21/14

Weather

April 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before noon. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 72. Breezy, with a west wind 7 to 16 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 40. North wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 67. Northeast wind 6 to 8 mph.

Tue. Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. East southeast wind 7 to 13 mph.

Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Windy. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wed. Night: Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 56. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Breezy.

Nat’l Weather Service forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area (4/20/14)

Weather

April 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 9-a.m.)

Today: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 10pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10pm and 1am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am. Low around 56. South wind 5 to 11 mph becoming west southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 71. Breezy, with a north northwest wind 8 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Mon. Night: Clear, with a low around 42. Breezy, with a north wind 9 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 65. North northeast wind 7 to 10 mph.

Tue. Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Windy.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Sat., April 19 2014

Podcasts, Weather

April 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The (podcast) National Weather Service forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather information for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa (4/19/2014)

Weather

April 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

347 AM CDT SAT APR 19 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. NOT AS COOL. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS BEFORE MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY. LOW IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.

MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

TUESDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Friday, 4/18/2014

Podcasts, Weather

April 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

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Hazardous Weather Outlook for western IA/southeast NE (4/18/14)

Weather

April 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Valley, NE, reports the Grassland Fire Danger Index is expected to rise into the VERY HIGH” category this (Friday) afternoon, as south-southeast winds gust from 25-to 30-miles per hour, and the relative humidity values drop to near 30-percent. Extreme caution should be used with any outdoor burning.

Thunderstorms will be possible from Saturday afternoon through Sunday night. Some storms could approach severe limits, especially in southwest Nebraska and southwest Iowa Saturday evening.

Stay alert for weather bulletins this weekend.

NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area: Fri., April 18th 2014

Weather

April 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today Sunny, with a high near 66. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 6 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 48. South southeast wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Windy, with a south wind 14 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday Night A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. South wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. South wind 8 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 71.