KJAN Weather

Local Radar

Monthly Local Weather Information:
January May September
February June October
March July November
April August December

 

View Weather Announcements

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: 4/7/2014

Weather

April 7th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CDT MON APR 7 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN SCATTERED LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

TUESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. BREEZY. LOW IN THE MID 30S. HIGH 56 TO 76. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGH 65 TO 76.

Wind Advisory Cancelled

Weather

April 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

1154 AM CDT FRI APR 4 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS CANCELLED THE WIND ADVISORY THAT WAS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1-PM FOR PARTS OF THE KJAN LISTENING AREA.

CURRENTLY WIND SPEEDS ARE BETWEEN 25 AND 35 MPH WITH A FEW LOCALLY HIGHER GUSTS BUT THIS IS BELOW WIND ADVISORY CRITERIA. AS A RESULT THE WIND ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR WESTERN IOWA.

A NORTHWEST WIND AT 25 TO 35 MPH IS STILL EXPECTED TO REMAIN ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH MID AFTERNOON SO ALTHOUGH THE ADVISORY IS CANCELLED IT WILL STILL BE VERY WINDY.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., April 4 2014

Podcasts, Weather

April 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather information for Atlantic.

Play

NWS forecast for Cass and area Counties in IA (Fri., 4/4/2014)

Weather

April 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(Update 3:57-am 4/4/14)

Today A 20 percent chance of snow before 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Windy, with a northwest wind 21 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. Blustery, with a northwest wind 12 to 17 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Saturday Night A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. South wind 8 to 13 mph.

Sunday A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. South southwest wind around 8 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday Night A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58

Snowfall reports (4/4/14)

Weather

April 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(Will be updated throughout the morning as available from the NWS)

Atlantic – .2″ (at the KJAN Studios)

Audubon – .5″ snow

Carroll – 1.0″

Denison – 3 to 4 inches of snow (Spotter & law enforcement reports as of 3:17am)

Sac City – 3 inches.

Watch out for slick spots this morning (Friday)

Weather

April 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

SNOW…HEAVY AT TIMES WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN A MILE AT TIMES THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. MUCH OF THE SNOW WILL MELT AS IT FALLS AND MOST AREAS WILL SEE AN INCH OR LESS OF SNOW ACCUMULATION. DESPITE THE SLIGHT AMOUNTS…BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES MAY BECOME SLIPPERLY. SLOW DOWN…ESPECIALLY ON ELEVATED SURFACES AND…DUE TO RESTRICTED VISIBILITIES.

Update: Wind Advisory in effect at 7-a.m.

Weather

April 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT TODAY FROM 7 AM TO 1 PM

* TIMING…NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS MORNING.

* WINDS…SUSTAINED 30 MPH WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH WIND GUSTS ABOVE 45 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH GUSTS ABOVE 45 MPH POSSIBLE. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION. IN ADDITION…LOOSE OR UNSECURED OBJECTS WILL BLOW AROUND EASILY AND MAY CAUSE DAMAGE OR INJURY.

Special Weather Statement: Fog to continue into Friday morning

Weather

April 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

622 PM CDT THU APR 3 2014

…AREAS OF FOG TO CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY MORNING…

VISIBILITIES OF GENERALLY ONE MILE OR LESS HAVE BEEN OBSERVED ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHERN IOWA THE PAST SEVERAL HOURS. THESE REDUCED VISIBILITIES WILL OCCASIONALLY DROP TO ONE HALF MILE OR LESS AT TIMES AND CONTINUE FOR THE REST OF THIS EVENING. RELATIVELY DRIER AIR WILL BE ADVECTED INTO IOWA OVERNIGHT WHICH SHOULD HELP LIFT THE FOG BY SUNRISE FRIDAY.

BE PREPARED FOR REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY…ESPECIALLY ACROSS LOW LYING AREAS. SLOW DOWN AND ALLOW EXTRA SPACE BETWEEN YOURSELF VEHICLES IN FRONT OF YOU.

Wind Advisory moving in area overnight

Weather

April 3rd, 2014 by Chris Parks

CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-
DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 1 PM CDT FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 1 PM CDT FRIDAY.

* TIMING...NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND
  REMAIN STRONG FOR MUCH OF THE MORNING HOURS FRIDAY.

* WINDS...SUSTAINED 30 MPH WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH WIND GUSTS
  ABOVE 45 MPH AT TIMES LATE TONIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL FOR SOME HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ACROSS NORTH
  SOUTH ROADS MAY BE IMPACTED BY THE STRONG WINDS. ALONG WITH THAT
  LOOSE OR UNSECURED OBJECTS LOFTED BY THE WIND MAY CAUSE DAMAGE
  OR INJURY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED
WITH GUSTS ABOVE 45 MPH POSSIBLE. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE
DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE
EXTRA CAUTION.

Northwest Iowa expecting snow overnight

News, Weather

April 3rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – Residents in northwest Iowa are preparing for another blast of winter-like weather – two weeks into spring.  The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning starting Thursday afternoon into Friday morning for the northwestern corner of Iowa. The agency says rain and snow, possibly mixed with sleet, is expected Thursday afternoon.

Blowing snow is expected Thursday night into Friday, with up to 3 inches of snow and sleet expected. Wind gusts of up to 45 mph are expected Friday with high temperatures in the mid-30s. Winds are expected to diminish by midnight, and skies will clear by Saturday, bringing temperatures in the mid- to upper 50s.