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Wind Chill Advisories remain in effect this morning (2/6/14)

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February 6th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD COUNTIES: WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAYMONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT- PAGE COUNTIES: WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CST THIS MORNING.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS…WIND CHILL VALUES OF 20 TO 25 BELOW ZERO ARE CURRENTLY OCCURRING…WITH SOME READINGS AS LOW AS 30 BELOW ZERO. WIND CHILL VALUES WILL CONTINUE TO FALL THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS AS TEMPERATURES ALSO COOL…WITH THE COLDEST READINGS NEAR SUNRISE.

* WIND…WINDS WILL REMAIN NORTHWEST TO WESTERLY AROUND 10 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES/WIND CHILL VALUES…LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL RANGE FROM 10 BELOW TO 15 BELOW. WIND CHILL VALUES WILL BE 20 TO 30 BELOW ZERO. WIND CHILL VALUES WILL OCCASIONALLY DROP BELOW 30 BELOW ZERO AT TIMES IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS…ESPECIALLY IN THE NORTH.

Wind Chill Advisory issued for Cass & area Counties

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February 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

318 PM CST WED FEB 5 2014 …DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY… .BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH BRISK NORTHWEST WINDS OF 10 TO 25 MPH WILL LEAD TO VERY COLD WIND CHILL VALUES OF 20 TO 30 BELOW ZERO LATE THIS EVENING THROUGH MIDDAY THURSDAY.

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

WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST THURSDAY.

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT- PAGE COUNTIES…

WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM CST THURSDAY.

THE COLDEST WIND CHILL READINGS ARE ANTICIPATED OVERNIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH ARE EXPECTED DURING THIS EVENING INTO OVERNIGHT HOURS…BEFORE WINDS WEAKEN TO AROUND 5 TO 15 MPH AND SHIFT WEST BY THURSDAY MORNING.

LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL RANGE FROM 10 BELOW TO NEAR 15 BELOW. WIND CHILL VALUES OF 20 TO 30 BELOW ZERO WITH A FEW SPOTS IN THE NORTHEAST DROPPING TO EVEN COLDER THAN 30 BELOW ZERO AT TIMES EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

Snowfall totals (as of 7-a.m) 2/5/14

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February 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 11:30-a.m.)

The National Weather Service offices in Des Moines and Omaha have released the most recent storm totals for snowfall in the listening area.  Bedford, in Taylor County and Beaconsfield, in Ringgold County, recorded the most snowfall at 6-inches each. Clarinda and Adel both reported 5-inches.

Elsewhere: Sidney had 4.8 inches of snow; Underwood reported 4.2-inches; Shenandoah received 4-inches; Red Oak had 3.8; Little Sioux (Harrison County), 3.7″; Hastings (Mills Co.), 3.5″; Oakland, 3.1″; Logan (Harrison Co.), 3-inches; Denison & Carroll, 1.5″; Onawa, 1.1″, and Corning had 1-inch of snow.

In Atlantic, our 24-hour snowfall amounted to 1.5-inches, for a storm total of 3-inches (Since early Tuesday morning). The 24-hour total melted down to .16″ of precipitation. Massena reported 2-inches, for a storm total of 3.5-inches.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather Forecast: Wed., 2/5/14

Podcasts, Weather

February 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The (Podcast) Freese-Notis forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather info. for Atlantic, including snowfall.

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NWS forecast for Atlantic & the surrounding area 2/5/14

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February 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

**Winter Storm Warning in effect until 9-a.m.**

Today: Patchy blowing snow and a chance of snow before 9am, then patchy blowing snow and a slight chance of snow between 9am and 11am. Cloudy and cold, with a steady temperature around 4. Wind chill values as low as -20. Windy, with a north wind 14 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around -13. Wind chill values as low as -25. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 9. Wind chill values as low as -25. West northwest wind 6 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -6. Wind chill values as low as -20. West southwest wind around 7 mph.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 15. South southwest wind 6 to 10 mph.
Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 20.

Wind Chill Advisory until 11-am Wed. for parts of w/sw IA

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February 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT & PAGE COUNTIES: WIND CHILL ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CST THIS MORNING.WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY AND WINTER STORM WARNING (FOR SOME OF THOSE COUNTIES) IS CANCELLED.

WIND CHILL INDICES AROUND 20 BELOW WILL PERSISTS THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.

Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 9-am. Feb. 5th for the NW IA

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February 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON COUNTIES: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING.

LIGHT SNOW WILL PERSIST THROUGH MID MORNING WITH ONLY FLURRIES THEREAFTER. WINDS WILL INCREASE EARLY THIS MORNING THEN TAPER OFF IN THE AFTERNOON. STORM TOTAL SNOW…1 TO 4 INCHES NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO NEAR 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 30 MPH AT TIMES THIS MORNING. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED BELOW A MILE AT TIMES IN BLOWING SNOW.

TEMPERATURES WILL HOVER JUST ABOVE ZERO THIS MORNING…WITH WIND CHILL VALUES FALLING TO 15 TO 25 BELOW ZERO.SNOW WILL BLOW AND DRIFT ACROSS ROADS THIS MORNING MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT. BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS WILL ALSO MAKE IT HAZARDOUS TO BE OUTSIDE. PLAN FOR SLOW TRAVEL TIMES AND LONGER COMMUTES AND BE SURE TO DRESS WARMLY.

Winter Storm Warnings (Update 3:40-a.m. 2/5/14)

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February 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ADAIR-ADAMS-CASS-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-MADISON-UNION-TAYLOR-and RINGGOLD COUNTIES: WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS…LIGHT SNOW WILL PERSIST THROUGH MID MORNING WITH ONLY FLURRIES THEREAFTER. WINDS WILL INCREASE EARLY THIS MORNING THEN TAPER OFF IN THE AFTERNOON. STORM TOTAL SNOW…5 TO 8 INCHES IN THE SOUTH, 4 TO 7-INCHES NEAR THE I-80 CORRIDOR. NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO NEAR 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 30 MPH AT TIMES THIS MORNING. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED BELOW A MILE AT TIMES IN BLOWING SNOW.

TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS THIS MORNING WITH WIND CHILL VALUES FALLING INTO THE TEENS BELOW ZERO. SNOW WILL BLOW AND DRIFT ACROSS ROADS THIS MORNING REDUCING VISIBILITY AND MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT. BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS WILL ALSO MAKE IT HAZARDOUS TO BE OUTSIDE. PLAN FOR SLOW TRAVEL TIMES AND LONGER COMMUTES AND BE SURE TO DRESS WARMLY.

Winter Weather Advisory Update: Sac/Crawford/Carroll/Audubon Counties

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February 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

650 PM CST TUE FEB 4 2014

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY

* TIMING…SNOW CONTINUES ACROSS THE AREA THIS EVENING. THE MOST INTENSE SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR THROUGH MIDNIGHT. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE LIKELY BY 10 PM. * STORM TOTAL SNOW…2 TO 5 INCHES * WINDS/VISIBILITY…A NORTHEAST WIND OF 10 TO 20 MPH WILL BECOME NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH LATE TONIGHT. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED¬† ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS DUE TO FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW. * IMPACTS…BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AS THE WIND INCREASES. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT. LOCAL WHITEOUT CONDITIONS MAY OCCUR IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. THE MORNING COMMUTE MAY BE IMPACTED BY THE WIND AND BLOWING SNOW. PLAN FOR SLOW TRAVEL TIMES AND LONGER COMMUTES.

Winter Storm Warning Update for Cass/Adair/Guthrie/Madison/Dallas Counties

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February 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

650 PM CST TUE FEB 4 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY

* SHORT TERM TRENDS…SNOW HAS LESSENED IN INTENSITY THE PAST HOUR…BUT WILL INCREASE AGAIN THROUGH THE LATE EVENING HOURS. THE HIGHEST SNOWFALL RATES ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH LATE MIDNIGHT. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE LIKELY BY 10 PM.* STORM TOTAL SNOW…4 TO 8 INCHES * WINDS/VISIBILITY…A NORTHEAST WIND OF 15 TO 20 MPH WILL INCREASE TO NORTHWEST AT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS DUE TO FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW. * IMPACTS…BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS EXPECTED AS THE WIND INCREASES. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT. LOCALIZED WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY…ESPECIALLY LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. THE MORNING COMMUTE IS LIKELY TO BE GREATLY IMPACTED BY THE WIND AND BLOWING SNOW. PLAN FOR SLOW TRAVEL TIMES AND LONGER COMMUTES.