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Fire Weather Watch in effect Tuesday afternoon/evening for parts of western IA

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March 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

For MONONA & HARRISON Counties….

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE issued 325 AM CDT MON MAR 26 2012

FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING

DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS POSSIBLE ON TUESDAY

A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH ON TUESDAY, BRINGING LITTLE CHANGE TO TEMPERATURES BUT MUCH DRIER AIR. BEHIND THE FRONT. WESTERLY WINDS WILL REACH AROUND 15 TO 20 MPH, WITH GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 MPH POSSIBLE. THE COMBINATION OF VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS WILL CREATE EXTREMELY HIGH FIRE DANGER.

RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL DROP TO 15 TO 20 PERCENT BY NOON TUESDAY ACROSS THE AREA, AND WILL REMAIN LOW UNTIL SUNSET. ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.

Weekend Weather Forecast: March 24-25 2012 (Cass Co. IA & the area)

Weather

March 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

401 AM CDT SAT MAR 24 2012 National Weather Service/Des Moines

TODAY…SUNNY. PATCHY FOG THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

SUNDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW AROUND 60.

TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S.

TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: March 23rd 2012

Podcasts, Weather

March 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the (podcast) forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, & weather stats for Atlantic…

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Nat’l. Weather Service Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: March 23rd 2012

Weather

March 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

353 AM CDT FRI MAR 23 2012

TODAY…CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF FOG THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

SATURDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

SUNDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast & weather stats for Atlantic

Podcasts, Weather

March 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the forecast for the KJAN listening area on Thursday, March 22nd 2012….

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Early morning forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA

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March 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

359 AM CDT THU MAR 22 2012 National Weather Service/Des Moines

EARLY THIS MORNING...SHOWERS. SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 80 PERCENT.

TODAY…CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN PARTLY SUNNY IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY BEFORE MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. COOLER. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 40S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

SATURDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGH IN THE MID 70S.

SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S.

 

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast & Atlantic Weather Stats

Podcasts, Weather

March 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the forecast for the KJAN listening area, on Wed. March 21st, 2012….

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Forecast for Cass & Area Counties in IA: March 21st 2012

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March 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

359 AM CDT WED MAR 21 2012  National Weather Service/Des Moines

EARLY THIS MORNING…PERIODS OF RAIN. SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN NEAR 100 PERCENT.

TODAY…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING…THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 60 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S.

SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: March 20, 2012

Podcasts, Weather

March 20th, 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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NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa: Tue., March 20th 2012

Weather

March 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

(prepared 4:10-a.m., Nat’l. Weather Service/Des Moines)

Today…Occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms. Cooler. High in the mid 60s. South wind near 10 mph shifting to the east with gusts to around 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Tonight…Cloudy. Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms through midnight…then a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Low in the mid 50s. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph through midnight. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Wednesday…Cloudy with a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. High in the upper 60s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Wednesday Night…Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms. Low around 50. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Thursday…Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. High in the lower 60s. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

Thursday Night…Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Low in the upper 40s.

Friday…Partly sunny with a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. High in the mid 60s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.