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(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast, Tue., Jan 6th 2015

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January 6th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast for the KJAN listening area, the latest Winter weather statements, and weather data for Atlantic.

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WIND CHILL ADVISORIES in effect

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January 6th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: ADAMS-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON WEDNESDAY:  THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND
CHILL ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON
CST WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED BY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* TEMPERATURES/WIND CHILL VALUES…TEMPERATURES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO WILL BE COMMON WEDNESDAY MORNING. STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL ALSO DROP WIND CHILLS TO 20 TO 30 BELOW ZERO. THE WORST CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 600 AM AND 1000
AM.

* IMPACTS…FROST BITE CAN LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON TODAY (TUES.) FOR: SAC, CRAWFORD AND CARROLL COUNTIES. THEN A WIND CHILL WARNING WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TUES, THRU NOON WEDNESDAY.

Wind Chill Warning from Midnight Tue. thru Noon Wednesday

Weather

January 6th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-UNION…

415 AM CST TUE JAN 6 2015

…DANGEROUS COLD AND WIND CHILLS INTO MIDWEEK…

THE SNOW HAS ENDED ACROSS IOWA…BUT SKIES CLEARED AS THE SYSTEM PULLED AWAY AND ALLOWED TEMPERATURES TO PLUMMET ACROSS THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE STATE. WINDS WILL NOT BE TOO BRISK THIS MORNING…BUT SUFFICIENT TO DROP WIND CHILLS TO 20 BELOW OR LESS. THE ARCTIC AIRMASS WILL CHANGE LITTLE INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING BUT
EVEN STRONGER WINDS WILL DROP WIND CHILL INDICES FURTHER…DOWN TO 30 BELOW OR LESS AT TIMES.

WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED BY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* TEMPERATURES/WIND CHILL VALUES…TEMPERATURES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS AND TEENS BELOW ZERO WILL BE COMMON WEDNESDAY MORNING. STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL ALSO DROP WIND CHILLS TO 30 TO 40 BELOW ZERO. THE WORST CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 600 AM AND 1000 AM.

* IMPACTS…FROST BITE CAN LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA…OR EVEN DEATH…IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW…POTENTIALLY DEADLY…WIND CHILL VALUES. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES WITH SEVERAL LAYERS OF CLOTHING MINIMIZING EXPOSED SKIN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

NWS weather forecast for Atlantic & the area: Tue., 1/6/2015

Weather

January 6th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Early this morning: Partly cloudy, with a low around -2. Wind chill values as low as -15. North northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Today: A 20 percent chance of snow after 5pm. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 9. Wind chill values as low as -20. West northwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Tonight: Patchy blowing snow and a slight chance of snow before midnight, then patchy blowing snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around -8. Wind chill values as low as -25. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday: Sunny and cold, with a steady temperature around -6. Wind chill values as low as -30. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 8 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Wed. Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -10. West northwest wind 6 to 15 mph becoming south after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 22. Windy.
Thu. Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1. Windy.
Friday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 8. Blustery.

Winter Weather Advisory/Winter Storm Warning (Update 12:45-p.m) 1/5/2015

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January 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-COUNTIES

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING

* TIMING…SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON BUT TAPER OFF BY EARLY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS FROM 2 TO 5 INCHES.

CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS COUNTIES

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM CST TUESDAY

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM CST TUESDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…5 TO 6 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE FROM 10 TO 15 MPH DURING THE FALLING SNOW…PRODUCING SOME BLOWING SNOW. THE HIGHER SNOWFALL INTENSITY WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AT TIMES TO ONE HALF MILE OR LESS.

CASS-ADAIR-MADISON COUNTIES….

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM CST TUESDAY…

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…4 TO 5 INCHES IS POSSIBLE.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Mon., 1/5/2015

Podcasts, Weather

January 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast for the KJAN listening area, the latest Winter weather watches and advisories, and weather data for Atlantic.

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For Hottest Fire, Use Driest Wood

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

January 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa – Burning a cleaner fire in wood stoves or fireplaces over the winter months is helpful to the health of Iowans, and also to the state’s climate, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Alison Davis, a senior adviser in the EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, says a good way to burn the hottest and most efficient fire is to use only dry, seasoned wood.

“The reason this is important is that dry wood burns more completely, and that benefits you in two ways,” she explains. “One, you get more energy out of the firewood, because it burns more of the actual wood itself. And the other is, the fire then produces less smoke.”

It’s also suggested that to maintain proper airflow and efficiency, regularly remove the ashes from your wood burning stove or fireplace. Davis adds that wood smoke produces fine particle pollution, which can be harmful to human health.

“When you breathe in air that has fine particles in it, it can penetrate deep into the lungs where it can harm the heart, the blood vessels and the lungs,” she stresses. “Fine particles are linked to heart attacks, strokes.” In addition to particle pollution, there’s also the danger of smoke filled with toxins or harmful chemicals if certain materials end up in the fire.

So, the EPA advises never burning such items as plastics, foam and other garbage, or wood that’s been coated, painted, or pressure treated.

(Iowa News Service)

Winter Storm Warning for -Carroll-Guthrie- Dallas Counties

Weather

January 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CARROLL-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-
411 AM CST MON JAN 5 2015

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 AM CST TUESDAY

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 AM CST TUESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL BEGIN AFTER NOON AND INTENSIFY BY MID AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING BEFORE DIMINISHING AROUND MIDNIGHT. HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING HOURS WHICH WILL GREATLY IMPACT THE MID AFTERNOON TO EVENING COMMUTE.

* WINTER STORM WATCH TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…5 TO 6 INCHES IS POSSIBLE WITH LOCALLY HIGHER TOTALS POSSIBLE.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…WINDS WILL BE LIGHT DURING THE SNOW MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING…HOWEVER VISIBILITY MAY BE REDUCED AT TIMES WITH HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS…REDUCED VISIBILITY CAN BE EXPECTED MONDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT DUE TO THE HEAVY SNOWFALL. ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK…MAKING TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Cass-Adair-Audubon- Crawford Counties

Weather

January 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CASS-ADAIR-AUDUBON-CRAWFORD-GUTHRIE COUNTIES:

411 AM CST MON JAN 5 2015 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 AM CST TUESDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 AM CST TUESDAY.

* TIMING OR SHORT TERM TRENDS…SNOW WILL BEGIN BY MID AFTERNOON AND INTENSIFY BY EVENING. THE SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO THE LATE EVENING BEFORE DIMINISHING AROUND MIDNIGHT. HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON INTO EVENING HOURS WHICH WILL GREATLY IMPACT THE EVENING COMMUTE.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS… TOTAL SNOWFALL OF 3 TO UP TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…WINDS WILL BE LIGHT DURING THE SNOW MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING…HOWEVER VISIBILITY MAY BE REDUCED AT TIMES WITH HEAVY SNOW.

* IMPACTS…REDUCED VISIBILITY CAN BE EXPECTED MONDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT DUE TO THE HEAVY SNOWFALL. ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK…MAKING TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. ANY REPORTS OF SNOW…SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS ARE MUCH APPRECIATED AND CAN BE RELAYED DIRECTLY TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE USING TWITTER HANDLE NWS DES MOINES…HASHTAG NWSDMX OR POST TO THE NWS DES MOINES FACEBOOK PAGE.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area: Mon., 1/5/2015 (Updated 4-am)

Weather

January 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Today – A slight chance of snow before noon, then a chance of snow between noon and 2pm, then snow likely with patchy blowing snow after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 14. Wind chill values as low as -15. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming south southeast 12 to 17 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Tonight – Snow with patchy blowing snow before midnight, then scattered flurries between midnight and 1am, then patchy blowing snow after 1am. Low around 2. Wind chill values as low as -15. Windy, with a south wind 14 to 19 mph becoming north northwest 20 to 25 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Tuesday – Partly sunny and cold, with a steady temperature around 5. Wind chill values as low as -15. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tuesday Night – Patchy blowing snow. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around -9. Wind chill values as low as -30. Windy, with a north northwest wind 15 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.
Wednesday – Sunny and cold, with a high near -2. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Wednesday Night – Mostly clear, with a low around -11.
Thursday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 21. Windy.