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Freeze Warning remain in effect until 9-a.m. Wed., for all of Iowa

Weather

April 11th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

339 AM CDT WED APR 11 2012

...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS MORNING

* TIMING…TEMPERATURES ARE ALREADY BELOW FREEZING OR WILL FALL BELOW FREEZING BETWEEN 400 AM AND 700 AM. READINGS SHOULD THEN REMAIN AT OR BELOW FREEZING UNTIL SHORTLY AFTER SUNRISE.

* TEMPERATURE…EARLY MORNING LOWS WILL DIP INTO THE UPPER TEENS AND 20S NORTH AND EAST…AND IN THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S FROM DES MOINES SOUTH AND WEST.

* IMPACTS…A HARD FREEZE IS LIKELY IN MOST LOCATIONS. YOUNG TENDER VEGETATION WILL BE KILLED UNLESS PROTECTED IN THESE AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION. ALTHOUGH NOT AS COOL AS EARLY THIS MORNING…ADDITIONAL SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES MAY ALSO OCCUR INTO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING OVER NORTHERN AND EASTERN IOWA.

Even colder temps on the way Wednesday morning

News, Weather

April 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

It’s not unusual for temperatures in Iowa to dip below freezing in April, but various crops in the state were damaged in this morning’s cold snap because they blossomed roughly a month earlier than usual this year. National Weather Service meteorologist Aubry Wilkins says the coldest spots in the state at 5 a.m. were in western and northwest Iowa. “Audubon and Carroll bottomed out near 21 degrees and Estherville dropped to 20 or 19 degrees,” Wilkins says. 

In Atlantic, the thermometer bottomed-out at 26-degrees early this morning. Temperatures below 25-degrees can kill fruit and other sensitive crops or vegetation. Another freeze warning is posted for Iowa early Wednesday. Wilkins says Wednesday morning’s temperatures could be even colder than they were this morning. Warmer weather is in the forecast by Thursday. “We will see a bit of a warming trend into the weekend,” Wilkins says. “And then this weekend, we do have the potential for severe storms. It looks like Saturday is the best potential for that.” 

This recent cold snap follows a month in which nine Midwestern states, including Iowa, recorded their warmest March on record.

(Radio Iowa/KJAN)

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: April 10, 2012

Podcasts, Weather

April 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the (podcast) forecast for the KJAN listening area….

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Forecast for Cass & surrounding counties in IA: 4-10-12

Weather

April 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

344 AM CDT TUE APR 10 2012 National Weather Service/Des Moines

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS MORNING and FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM CDT WEDNESDAY

TODAY…SUNNY. PATCHY FROST THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. AREAS OF FROST EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE MID 20S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY…SUNNY. AREAS OF FROST THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COOL. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

THURSDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

FRIDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 60S.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

Freeze Warnings in effect for the entire State of Iowa today and Wednesday

Weather

April 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

…A FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH 9AM TODAY AND FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM CDT WEDNESDAY…

TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN NEAR OR BELOW FREEZING THIS MORNING…BUT WILL WARM RAPIDLY AFTER SUNRISE. OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO FALL BELOW FREEZING AGAIN LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF HIGHWAY 30 WILL BE IN THE 20S THIS MORNING…WITH UPPER TEENS AND 20S AGAIN LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. MOST AREAS SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 30 WILL BE IN THE LOW 30S THIS MORNING…AND FALL INTO THE MID 20S TO AROUND 30 LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

YOUNG TENDER VEGETATION WILL LIKELY BE DAMAGED OR EVEN KILLED BY THESE COOL TEMPERATURES AND FROST. A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

www.crh.noaa.gov/dmx/

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: 4-9-12

Podcasts, Weather

April 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the (podcast) weather forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, from Freese-Notis Meteorologist Harvey Freese, and the weather stats from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….

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Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Mon., April 9th 2012

Weather

April 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

359 AM CDT MON APR 9 2012 National Weather Service/Des Moines

TODAY…SUNNY…BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF FROST AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW AROUND 30. NORTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM CDT TUESDAY...

TUESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF FROST THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. AREAS OF FROST AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW AROUND 30. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS ANDISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. LOW IN THE MID 40S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. hIGH IN THE MID 60S.

Freeze Warning/Watch in effect Tuesday morning

Weather

April 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

351 AM CDT MON APR 9 2012 NWS Des Moines

FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM CDT TUESDAY

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A FREEZE WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM CDT TUESDAY, FOR ALL COUNTIES ALONG AND NORTH OF HIGHWAY 30, PLUS AUDUBON-CASS-SHELBY- HARRISON- AND POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST IOWA.

THE FREEZE WATCH ISSUED SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR THOSE COUNTIES, IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

TEMPERATURES WILL COOL SIGNIFICANTLY OVERNIGHT…DROPPING BELOW FREEZING BY EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. TEMPERATURES MAY REMAIN BELOW FREEZING FOR SEVERAL HOURS BEFORE QUICKLY WARMING AFTER SUNRISE TUESDAY. MOST AREAS WILL EXPERIENCE MORNING LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S. THE COLDEST READINGS WILL BE GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF HIGHWAY 30…AND IN LOW LYING AREAS ALONG THE NISHNABOTNA RIVER VALLEY. FROST MAY ACCOMPANY THESE COOL TEMPERATURES AS WELL.

YOUNG TENDER VEGETATION MAY BE KILLED OR DAMAGED BY THESE COOL TEMPERATURES AND FROST. a FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

IN ADDITION, A FREEZE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING, FOR THOSE COUNTIES SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 92, AND THOSE COUNTIES EAST OF CASS COUNTY, ALONG AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80 (INCLUDING ADAIR, GUTHRIE, MADISON, & DALLAS).

Freeze Watch issued for the KJAN listening area Mon. Night through Tue. morning

Weather

April 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

308 PM CDT SUN APR 8 2012 …FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A FREEZE WATCH, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. TEMPERATURES WILL COOL SIGNIFICANTLY OVERNIGHT MONDAY, REACHING SUB FREEZING VALUES BY EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

TEMPERATURES MAY REMAIN BELOW FREEZING FOR SEVERAL HOURS BEFORE QUICKLY WARMING AFTER SUNRISE TUESDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL DROP BELOW FREEZING, WITH READINGS IN THE LOW TO MID 20S EXPECTED. COLDEST TEMPERATURES WILL BE GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF HIGHWAY 20, IN LOW LYING AREAS AND ALONG THE NISHNABOTNA RIVER VALLEY.

A FREEZE WATCH MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE POSSIBLE. THESE CONDITIONS COULD KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

Nat’l. Weather Service Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa…

Weather

April 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

332 PM CDT SUN APR 8 2012
FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

MONDAY…SUNNY…BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF FROST AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH UP TO 5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF FROST IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. AREAS OF FROST AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. NOT AS COOL. LOW AROUND 40. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.