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(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Mon., Dec. 31st 2012

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December 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (podcast) weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather data for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson…

NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area

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December 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

347 AM CST MON DEC 31 2012

TODAY…CLOUDY. MUCH COLDER. HIGH AROUND 20. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…VERY COLD. CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN PARTLY CLOUDY AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW ZERO TO 5 BELOW. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

NEW YEARS DAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH 15 TO 20. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. HIGH 15 TO 20.

THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE.

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA 12/30/12 – Sun. evening

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December 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ATLANTIC
309 PM CST SUN DEC 30 2012
TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL EARLY MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 15. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MONDAY…CLOUDY…COLDER. HIGH AROUND 20. NORTH WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. VERY COLD. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT. LOW ZERO TO 5 BELOW. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

NEW YEARS DAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH 15 TO 20. NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.

TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE.

THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH AROUND 15. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE.

(Updated) NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area…

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December 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

907 AM CST SAT DEC 29 2012

REST OF TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED FLURRIES IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUNDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW 15 TO 20. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. COLDER. HIGH AROUND 20. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY…COLDER. LOW ZERO TO 5 BELOW.

NEW YEARS DAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH 15 TO 20.

7AM Weather for Saturday 12-29-2012

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December 29th, 2012 by admin

w/Ric Hanson

NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Sat., Dec. 29th 2012

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December 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

358 AM CST SAT DEC 29 2012 – National Weather Service/Des Moines

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED FLURRIES THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW 15 TO 20. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. COLDER. HIGH AROUND 20. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY…COLDER. LOW ZERO TO 5 BELOW.

NEW YEARS DAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH 15 TO 20.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE.

Second snowstorm of the season drops more than 4″

News, Weather

December 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The snow is still falling across northwest and north-central Iowa, with two to four new inches of flakes on the ground. 13 counties across the region are under a Winter Weather Advisory through noon. Meteorologist Mindy Beerends, at the National Weather Service, says the flurries will be flying for a while yet. The light snow and flurries should linger throughout the morning and may start to taper off mid- to late-afternoon. She reminds — the roads are slick and visibility may be reduced by blowing snow.

Here in Atlantic, we received nine-tenths (.9″) of an inch of snow for the 24-hour period that ended today at 7-a.m.  That melted into four one-hundredths (.04″) of an inch of liquid precipitation.

From 7-a.m. to 8-a.m., we had picked up an additional tenth-of-an inch (.1″), and light continue was continuing to fall as of 8:40-a.m.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., Dec. 28th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

December 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the Freese-Notis (podcast) forecast for Atlantic, and the KJAN listening area, and weather data for Atlantic….

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa: 12/28/12

Weather

December 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

347 AM CST FRI DEC 28 2012 National Weather Service/Des Moines

EARLY THIS MORNING…LIGHT SNOW AND PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE. NOT AS COLD. LITTLE OR NO NEW SNOW ACCUMULATION. NO ICE ACCUMULATION. NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.

TODAY…LIGHT SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN LIGHT SNOW LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. LITTLE OR NO SNOW ACCUMULATION. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW NEAR 100 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW 15 TO 20.

MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. HIGH 15 TO 20. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE.

NEW YEARS DAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE.

Drought unrelenting despite recent snowstorms

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

December 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The snowstorm that pummeled the upper Midwest last week is helping ease dry conditions in Iowa but hasn’t done much to relax the overall grip of the worst U.S. drought in decades.  The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows that roughly 62 percent of the continental U.S. remains in some form of drought, unchanged from the previous week. That number has been above 60 percent largely since July.

Nearly 22 percent of the lower 48 states are in extreme or exceptional drought, the two worst categories. That also is unchanged from the previous week.  All of Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and South Dakota are in drought. But thanks to last week’s snow, the amount of Iowa in extreme or exceptional drought fell 9 percentage points to 32 percent.