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Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA, Tue. – Jan. 24, 2012

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January 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

322 AM CST TUE JAN 24 2012 National Weather Service/Des Moines

TODAY…SUNNY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 20S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY…SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 40. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

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

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. HIGH IN THE MID 30S.

Majority of Iowa roads completely covered with ice and snow

News, Weather

January 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 23, 2012: 7 a.m. – All roadways in Iowa, except those in the far southeast corner of the state, are currently reported as completely covered with ice and snow. High winds are causing drifting, reducing visibility and producing periods of whiteout conditions. 
 
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory that covers a large part of the state: extending north of Interstate 80 to the Minnesota state line, east to the Wisconsin/Illinois state lines and west U.S. 59. The advisory remains in effect until noon today. The snow is expected to diminish to flurries this morning from southwest to northeast and end tonight. Gusty northwest winds (up to 36 mph) will cause blowing snow over central and northern Iowa throughout the day. Visibility at times may be reduced to one-half mile or less. 
 

For the latest road conditions, visit www.511ia.org, call 511 (in Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide), or follow Twitter @statewideia511.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast for Mon., Jan. 23rd, 2012

Podcasts, Weather

January 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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

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Winter Weather Advisory continues until Noon today (Monday)….

Weather

January 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

357 AM CST MON JAN 23 2012 NWS /Des Moines

…PRECIPITATION WILL TRANSITION TO SNOW TONIGHT…

LOW PRESSURE OVER NORTHWEST ILLINOIS WILL LIFT NORTHEAST THIS MORNING AND BE OVER NORTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN BY MID DAY TODAY. COLDER AIR FILTERING IN BEHIND THE LOW WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS…SNOW…AND SOME BLOWING SNOW.

Counties in the Advisory area include….EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS…SNOW OVER THE AREA WILL TAPER OFF GRADUALLY FROM THE SOUTHWEST. ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL END WEST OF AN OTTUMWA…DES MOINES…ESTHERVILLE LINE BY 7 AM AND OVER ALL OF CENTRAL IOWA BY 10 AM.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…SOME ADDITIONAL MINOR GLAZING IS POSSIBLE EARLY THIS MORNING. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE FROM 1 TO 2 INCHES SOUTH…WITH 2 TO 3 INCHES NORTH BY MID MORNING.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHWEST AND INCREASE TONIGHT WITH SPEEDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH THIS MORNING WILL RESULT IN CONSIDERABLE DRIFTING OF SNOW AND AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS…ICY ROADS AND VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH MID MORNING. LOCAL VISIBILITY WILL FALL TO ONE HALF MILE OR LESS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW…SLEET…OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITY. BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT VISIBILITY WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING…ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

Forecast for Cass & area counties Mon., Jan. 23rd 2012

Weather

January 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

313 AM CST MON JAN 23 2012 National Weather Service/Des Moines

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. BREEZY. NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW THROUGH MID MORNING. BREEZY…COLDER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 MPH DECREASING TO 10 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

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

TUESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING LIGHT.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. SCATTERED FLURRIES. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. LIGHT WIND BECOMING SOUTHEAST UP TO 5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 20S.

THURSDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S.

Find your local forecast here: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/dmx/

For Road Condition reports: http://lb.511ia.org/ialb/

Updated forecast for Cass & surrounding counties

Weather

January 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

3:44-pm NWS Des Moines
Dense Fog Advisory until Midnight for: Adair, Adams, Ringgold, Taylor & Union Counties.
Winter Weather Advisory until Noon Monday for: Guthrie & Dallas Counties, and all counties along and north of Highway 30.

Tonight…Cloudy…breezy. Light rain and light sleet in the evening. Light snow through midnight…then a chance of light snow after midnight. Snow and sleet accumulation around 1 inch. Low in the mid 20s. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

Monday…Mostly cloudy. Breezy…colder. High in the upper 20s. Northwest wind 15 to 25 mph.
Monday Night…Partly cloudy. Colder. Low 5 to 10 above. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tuesday…Mostly sunny. High in the lower 30s. Northwest wind near 5 mph in the morning becoming light.
Tuesday Night…Mostly cloudy. Not as cold. Low in the lower 20s. Light wind.

Wednesday…Mostly sunny. High in the upper 30s.
Wednesday Night And Thursday…Mostly clear. Low in the mid 20s. High in the lower 40s.

Thursday Night…Partly cloudy. Low in the upper 20s.

Winter Weather Advisory Until Noon Monday

Weather

January 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUTHRIE CENTER...ADEL...DES MOINES...
NEWTON...GRINNELL
340 PM CST SUN JAN 22 2012

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
UNTIL NOON CST MONDAY.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...LIGHT RAIN ALONG WITH AREAS OF DENSE FOG
  WILL BE POSSIBLE EARLY THIS EVENING AS A FRONT PASSES THROUGH
  THE AREA. BEHIND THE FRONT...THE PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE TO
  SNOW...POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SLEET FOR A SHORT TIME BEFORE THE
  FULL TRANSITION TO SNOW.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS...SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1
  TO 2 INCHES WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS IS LIKELY BY MONDAY
  MORNING.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHWEST AND INCREASE
  TONIGHT WITH SPEEDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH OVERNIGHT AND FROM 20 TO 30
  MPH DURING THE DAY ON MONDAY WITH HIGHER GUSTS. THIS WILL
  PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH THE VISIBILITIES REDUCE
  TO UNDER 1/2 MILE IN OPEN AREAS...ESPECIALLY ON MONDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...ICY ROADS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AS WATER REFREEZES
  AS THE TEMPERATURES DROP AND THE SNOW INCREASES. VISIBILITY
  RESTRICTIONS ARE EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING AS
  BLOWING SNOW INCREASES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITY. BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITY WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW
AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

Dense Fog Advisory in effect until midnight

Weather

January 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Counties: ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-
TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-DECATUR-WAYNE-APPANOOSE-DAVIS-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GREENFIELD...
WINTERSET...INDIANOLA...KNOXVILLE...OSKALOOSA...CORNING...CRESTON...OSCEOLA...
CHARITON...ALBIA...OTTUMWA...BEDFORD...MOUNT AYR...LEON...CORYDON...CENTERVILLE...
BLOOMFIELD. 340 PM CST SUN JAN 22 2012

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...VISIBILITIES FREQUENTLY BELOW ONE QUARTER OF A MILE
  WITH VALUES APPROACHING ONLY A FEW HUNDRED FEET CAN BE EXPECTED
  THIS EVENING. CONDITIONS SHOULD IMPROVE BEHIND A COLD FRONT
  WHICH WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...VISIBILITIES BELOW ONE QUARTER OF A MILE WILL MAKE
  TRAVEL HAZARDOUS THIS EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE
REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING...SLOW DOWN...
USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS...AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.

Updated forecast for Cass & area counties

Weather

January 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

115 PM CST SUN JAN 22 2012

REST OF TODAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND PATCHY DRIZZLE. AREAS OF FOG. WARMER. HIGH AROUND 40. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 40 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…CLOUDY. LIGHT SNOW LIKELY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY. LITTLE OR NO SNOW ACCUMULATION. LOW IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT.

MONDAY…CLOUDY THROUGH MID MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY, BREEZY &COLDER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. COLDER. LOW AROUND 10. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TUESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. WEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. NOT AS COLD. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S.

WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S.

Latest Nat’l. Weather Svc. forecast for Atlantic & the area…

Weather

January 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Today: A slight chance of rain or freezing rain before noon, then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Breezy, with a south wind 9 to 17 mph becoming west. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: Snow likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 24. Windy, with a west northwest wind 9 to 12 mph increasing to between 18 and 21 mph. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a steady temperature around 27. Windy, with a west northwest wind between 13 and 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 10. West northwest wind between 7 and 10 mph becoming calm.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. Light and variable wind.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.