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Forecast for Cass & area Counties: Sun., March 11 2012

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March 11th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

335 AM CDT SUN MAR 11 2012 National Weather Service/Des Moines

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE MORNING…THEN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. COOLER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 90 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT… THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.

MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MID MORNING THEN CLEARING. WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 40S. WEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S.

WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S.

Special Weather Statement for West Central/Central IA

News, Weather

March 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

(issued 9:54-a.m. Sat., March 10 2012)

The National Weather Service in Des Moines says there is a very high fire danger today across parts of west central/central and south central Iowa. In our area, this includes: Crawford, Carroll, Audubon, Guthrie, Cass, Adair, Adams, Madison, Dallas, Union, Taylor and Ringgold Counties.

Officials say the combination of strong gusty winds, warm temperatures and low humidity, along with already dry vegetation, will result in a very high fire danger today. That means fires can quickly get out of control and spread rapidly.

Avoid burning outdoors if at all possible, today. If you must burn, notify your local fire department, manage fires very closely and do not leave fires unattended. When finished with your intended burn, make sure the fire is completely out, to avoid the possibility of smoldering embers reigniting a blaze.

As a reminder, the Grassland Fire Danger Index for Monona, Harrison, Shelby, Pottawattamie, Mills, Montgomery, Fremont and Page Counties, is in the EXTREME category today.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Sat., March 10 2012

Podcasts, Weather

March 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, as prepared by Freese-Notis Meteorologist Wayne Ellis….

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Extreme Fire Danger over western IA and SE NE today!

News, Weather

March 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES IN IOWA: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-

ISSUED 350 AM CST SAT MAR 10 2012 BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE:

EXTREME FIRE DANGER TODAY

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL BE IN THE EXTREME CATEGORY THIS AFTERNOON. EXTREME FIRE DANGER MEANS THAT FIRES START QUICKLY…SPREAD FURIOUSLY AND BURN INTENSELY. ALL FIRES ARE POTENTIALLY SERIOUS. ALL OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD BE AVOIDED IN AREAS WITH EXTREME FIRE
DANGER.

SEVERAL GRASS AND/OR FIELD FIRES WERE REPORTED TO HAVE OCCURRED FRIDAY, INCLUDING A LARGE FIRE IN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY. TWO OTHER FIRES OCCURED IN CASS COUNTY (IA).

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

Weather

March 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

338 AM CST SAT MAR 10 2012

TODAY…SUNNY…BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY THROUGH MID MORNING THEN BECOMING CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING…THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. COOLER. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 70 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 40S. SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING THEN CLEARING. WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 40S. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: March 09, 2012

Podcasts, Weather

March 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the Freese-Notis 4-day forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area….

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Nat’l. Weather Service Forecast for Cass & area Counties: Fri., March 9 2012

Weather

March 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY…SUNNY…BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 25 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. NOT AS COOL. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE MORNING… THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOW IN THE MID 40S.

MONDAY…CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Thu., March 8, 2012

Podcasts, Weather

March 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and the weather stats for Atlantic.

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Forecast for Cass & area Counties: Thursday, March 8th 2012

Weather

March 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

(prepared 3:47-a.m by the NWS in Des Moines)…

Today…Mostly sunny. Cooler. High in the mid 40s. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Tonight…Mostly clear. Low in the lower 20s. North wind near 10 mph.

Friday…Sunny. High in the lower 50s. Southeast wind near 5 mph shifting to the south 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night…Mostly clear. Low in the lower 30s. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Saturday…Sunny. High around 60. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Saturday Night Through Sunday Night…Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Low around 40. High in the mid 50s.

(Podcast) Forecast for Wed., March 7 2012

Podcasts, Weather

March 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area from Freese-Notis Meteorologist Harvey Freese, and Ric Hanson with the weather stats….

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