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(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast for Thu., Feb. 23rd 2012

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February 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, & the Atlantic’s weather stats for today…..

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Winter Weather Statements Issued Feb. 23rd, 2012

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February 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-ADAIR-

421 AM CST THU FEB 23 2012

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM CST THIS EVENING

* TIMING…A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL DEVELOP THROUGHOUT THE MORNING AND INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS BEFORE TRANSITIONING TO ALL SNOW BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF BY LATE THIS EVENING. * STORM TOTAL SNOW…TOTAL SNOW AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES.* WINDS/VISIBILITY…GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND LEAD TO VISIBILITIES OF LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES INTO THE EVENING HOURS…ESPECIALLY DURING RUSH HOUR. * IMPACTS…CONDITIONS MAY QUICKLY DETERIORATE BY THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON. TRAVEL WILL BECOME QUITE DIFFICULT AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT VISIBILITY WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING…ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 PM CST THIS EVENING

COUNTIES:

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

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 PM CST THIS EVENING

* WINDS…WEST NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO A GENERAL 30 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH BY MID AFTERNOON. * IMPACTS…THE STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT… ESPECIALLY ON EAST TO WEST ORIENTED ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT… ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

COUNTIES: CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS EVENING…* TIMING…SNOW WILL SPREAD OVER WEST CENTRAL TO NORTHWEST IOWA THROUGH THE LATE MORNING HOURS AND PERSIST THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING TONIGHT. HEAVY SNOWFALL WITH RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR ARE POSSIBLY LATE THIS MORNING…BUT ESPECIALLY BY THIS AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN TO TAPER OFF BY EARLY THIS EVENING. * STORM TOTAL SNOW…TOTAL SNOW AMOUNTS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES…WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. WINDS/VISIBILITY…VISIBILITIES OF ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AS NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH CAN BE ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. * IMPACTS…CONDITIONS WILL QUICKLY DETERIORATE BY MID TO LATE THIS MORNING AND WORSEN THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. SOME AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW IS EXPECTED BY THE EARLY EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT…FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

Nat’l. Weather Svc. Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA

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February 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

339 PM CST WED FEB 22 2012

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN BEFORE MIDNIGHT. LIGHT RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 30S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 70 PERCENT.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW AND LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY…COLDER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. WEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT. BREEZY. LOW IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

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

(Podcast)Skyscan Forecast for Wed., Feb. 22nd, 2012

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February 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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

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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.