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Nat’l. Weather Svc. Forecast for Cass Co., IA & area counties, 2-22-12

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February 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

331 AM CST WED FEB 22 2012

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF DRIZZLE OR A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 20 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOW IN THE MID 30S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. BREEZY…COLDER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOW IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S.

Corps of Engineers says flood risk is low to very low

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February 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Another federal agency is predicting a lesser chance of flooding this spring in the Missouri River valley. A forecast from the National Weather Service last week said the odds of flooding were average-to-below-average. Now, the U-S Army Corps of Engineers says the flood outlook in the river basin is low-to-very-low. Jody Farhat, director of the Corps’ Water Control Center in Omaha, says water storage is right on the expected mark. “Total water currently in storage is 56.4-million acre feet, which is 0.4-million acre feet below the base of the annual flood control pool,” Farhat says. “This is a slight increase from the beginning of the month, primarily due to the warm temperatures that have freed up some of the water that was stored in river ice. In a typical winter, we would see this return flow coming in March, so we’re simply getting it a little early this year.” Farhat says there is not much snow on the ground in the region.

“Currently, there’s very little plains snowpack in the Missouri River basin,” Farhat says. “Most locations are reporting less than an inch of water equivalent and the heaviest amounts are all downstream of the main stem system,” which is about half of what they’d normally have at this time. Farhat says they have moved out all the water that was left over from last year’s record flooding on the waterway. “All of our 2011 floodwater has been evacuated from the system and as of today, we have 400-thousand acre feet of additional flood control storage available,” Farhat says. “Both the plains and mountain snowpack are below average and are significantly lower than last year at this time.” Farhat says despite the good numbers, conditions can change quickly and localized flooding could still occur almost anywhere in the basin. She says there has been high water in some part of the basin in each of the last 25 years.

(by Matt Kelley/Radio Iowa)

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Tue., Jan. 21st 2012

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February 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area…..

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Nat’l. Weather Svc. Forecast for Cass County & the area, Tue. Feb. 21st, 2012

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February 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

322 AM CST TUE FEB 21 2012

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

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH AROUND 50. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN. LOW IN THE MID 30S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. LOW IN THE MID 20S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast for Feb. 20, 2012

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February 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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

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Nat’l. Weather Svc. forecast for Cass & area Counties in SW IA: 2-20-12

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February 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

357 AM CST MON FEB 20 2012

TODAY…A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS BEFORE NOON. RAIN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…RAIN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.

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

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 30. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN. LOW IN THE MID 30S.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast – Sat., Feb 18, 2012

Podcasts, Weather

February 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the (podcast) forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, for Sat., Feb 18th thru Wed., Feb. 22nd, 2012….

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Weekend Forecast for Cass & area Counties in SW IA, 2-18-12

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February 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

prepared at 403 AM CST SAT FEB 18 2012 by the NWS/Des Moines

SATURDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

SAT. NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW 15 TO 20. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUNDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

MONDAY…CLOUDY. LIGHT RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 60 PERCENT.

MONDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. LIGHT RAIN LIKELY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW AND LIGHT SLEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.

TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 40S.

Weather Service sees little chance of major Iowa flooding

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February 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The latest three-month forecast from the National Weather Service says there’s little chance of major spring flooding in Iowa.  Heavy rains and snowmelt upstream overwhelmed the Army Corps of Engineers’ Missouri River reservoir system last year. That led to historic flooding along the river that divides western Iowa from eastern Nebraska. 

Hydrologist Jeff Zogg of the weather service’s Johnston office says last year’s conditions aren’t evident.   Zogg says the usual minor flooding is possible this spring – common along the Missouri River south of Council Bluffs in both Iowa and Nebraska.  The Quad Cities weather service reports conditions are average along the Mississippi River.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast for Fri., Feb. 17th 2012

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February 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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

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