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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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Special Weather Statement for slick road surfaces

Weather

January 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-ADAMS COUNTIES… 428 AM CST TUE JAN 14 2014

AN AREA OF RAIN WITH SOME SNOW MIXED WITH THE RAIN MOVED THROUGH THE AREA EARLY THIS MORNING. ROAD SURFACES REMAIN WET WITH AIR TEMPERATURES ABOVE FREEZING. IN SPITE OF THIS…THE PAVEMENT TEMPERATURES WERE NEAR TO JUST BELOW FREEZING IN AREAS. REFREEZING HAS LEFT SLICK SPOTS…ESPECIALLY IN PROTECTED AREAS OR LOCATIONS WHERE THE ROAD IS NORMALLY SHADED.

WIND ADVISORY in effect for Today (1/14/14)

Weather

January 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGESAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD COUNTIES….

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

* TIMING…STRONG WINDS WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREAS BETWEEN NOW AND 8 AM. THEY WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY TODAY AND DIMINISH AFTER 3 PM.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH.

* 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 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH OR HIGHER. WINDS THIS STRONG WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION THROUGHOUT THE DAY TUESDAY.

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties: Tue., Jan. 14th 2014

Weather

January 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

331 AM CST TUE JAN 14 2014

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

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF DRIZZLE. BREEZY. WEST WIND 10 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 40 PERCENT.

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND DRIZZLE THROUGH MID MORNING. WINDY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH.

TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY…COLDER. LOW AROUND 10. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. NOT AS COLD. LOW IN THE MID 20S. WEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. VERY WINDY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 30 MPH INCREASING TO 30 TO 35 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. VERY WINDY. COLDER. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE.

FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. LOW AROUND 10.

Wind Advisory issued for Tuesday

Weather

January 13th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM CST TUESDAY.

* TIMING…TUESDAY MORNING INTO TUESDAY AFTERNOON

* WINDS…NORTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS…SOME PATCHY BLOWING SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE MAINLY ACROSS NORTHEAST IOWA IN AREAS THAT STILL HAVE SNOW ON THE GROUND OR IN AREAS THE RECEIVE SOME LIGHT SNOW TONIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Mon., Jan. 13, 2014

Podcasts, Weather

January 13th, 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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KJAN listening area forecast from the NWS: 1/13/14

Weather

January 13th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CST MON JAN 13 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND DRIZZLE BEFORE MIDNIGHT AND EARLY MORNING. BREEZY. LOW AROUND 30. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. WINDY…COLDER. SCATTERED FLURRIES. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY…COLDER. LOW AROUND 15. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. VERY WINDY. LOW IN THE MID 20S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S.