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(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., 3/21/2014

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March 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast and weather information for Atlantic.

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NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: 3/21/14

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March 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today Sunny, with a high near 56. Windy, with a south southeast wind 7 to 12 mph becoming northwest 18 to 23 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph.

Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Blustery, with a north wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 37. North wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. North northeast wind 9 to 13 mph.

Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. North wind 7 to 11 mph.

Sunday Night A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.

Monday A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 36.

Shelby County Fire Danger rating: Moderate

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

March 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Shelby County Emergency Management officials have lowered the county’s fire danger rating from High to “Moderate.” EMA Coordinator Bob Seivert says cooler temperatures, recent and expected moisture will provide a small window for this weekend.

If you have a pile of brush or waste to burn, please call the EMA at 755-2124 and contact your local Fire Chief, so that we are aware of the location and nature of the controlled burn. Please be aware that your city ordinances regarding burn times, and open burning, are all in effect.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Thu., March 20 2014

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March 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast and weather information for Atlantic.

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NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties: 3/20/2014

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March 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

3:59 AM CDT THU MAR 20 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…SUNNY…BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY…COLDER. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. COLDER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 20.

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

Severe Weather Awareness week is approaching

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March 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Next week, March 24th through the 28th, is Severe Weather Awareness Week.SVR Wx Cass County Emergency Management Director Mike Kennon says a Statewide Tornado Drill will take place on or about 10:15-a.m., with the warning sirens being activated throughout the County, and weather radios sounding their alerts. Kennon says the tornado drill will be an excellent opportunity for Cass County residents, businesses and schools to practice their own procedures in the event of severe weather. 

In the event of severe weather or potential severe weather on the day of the test, these test watches may be postponed. More information about Severe Weather Awareness Week and the related Tornado Drill will be released in the coming days.

Another form of severe weather is extremely dry and windy conditions that can cause controlled burns to quickly spread and become out of control, placing lives and property in danger. As we’ve mentioned before, numerous Counties this week instituted a ban on open burning, including Fremont, Page, Pottawattamie, Mills and Montgomery Counties. Shelby County began their bi-weekly updates on the Fire Danger in that county, on Monday, with the risk currently being “High” for fires to spread.

Kennon says there is no ban on open, outdoor burning in Cass County, but that may change. He says the matter will be discussed during a County Fire Association meeting Thursday night. Local fire chiefs can elect to place a burn ban in effect for their specific district, if they wish, but in general, a consensus is obtained from all the chiefs to call for a County-wide Burn Ban, which is more formal and encompassing. Anyone thinking about conducting a controlled burn in the mean time, needs to do two things, according to Kennon…

He says you need to call your local fire chief and get their permission, and if that’s granted, call the Cass County Communications Center to inform them about when and where you plan to burn, so fire department personnel and equipment needlessly respond to what may be perceived by others to be an uncontrolled burn. For a current list of counties with a burn ban in-place or those that will be in effect, go to http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/main/burnbans/

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast, Wed., March 19th 2014

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March 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast and weather information for Atlantic.

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NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Wed., 3/19/2014

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March 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 4:05-a.m.)

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. BREEZY. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 30. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY…SUNNY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 30S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S.

SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. HIGH AROUND 40. LOW 21 TO 28.

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

Several burn bans in place in southwest Iowa

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March 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Two more counties are being be added to the list of counties in the KJAN listening area which have called for a ban on open burning. A Burn Ban went into effect at 10-a.m. Tuesday, for Fremont County. Later that same day, emergency management officials in Page, Pottawattamie and Montgomery Counties announced Burn Bans would be in effect in those counties beginning at 8-a.m. today (Wednesday). The bans will remain in effect until further notice.

The current dry conditions throughout the region have caused an increase in fire responses throughout eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa. As dry conditions persist, dead and drying vegetation is the perfect fuel to spread fires rapidly. Pottawattamie County EMA Director Doug Reed says Pott. County “Has seen the devastating effects of fire in extreme conditions and we want to do everything we can to help mitigate an incident like that from occurring.”

During these dry conditions, citizens are reminded to not throw out cigarettes from moving vehicles and to discontinue burning yard waste, piled tree debris or other items during the ban. Small recreational camp fires are permitted only if they are conducted in a fire place of brick, metal or heavy one-inch wire mesh. Any camp fire not in an outdoor fire place is prohibited.

Violation of a burn ban can subject a person to citation or arrest for reckless use of fire or disobeying a burn ban.

Burn Ban in effect in Pottawattamie County beginning 8-a.m. Wed.

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March 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Pottawattamie County Emergency Management reports a burning ban will be in place for Pottawattamie County starting Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. The ban prohibits open burning in Pottawattamie County, including all the cities within the county.Pott County Emergency Mgmt

The current dry conditions throughout the region have caused an increase in fire responses throughout eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa. As dry conditions persist, dead and drying vegetation is the perfect fuel to spread fires rapidly. EMA Director Doug Reed says Pott. County “Has seen the devastating effects of fire in extreme conditions and we want to do everything we can to help mitigate an incident like that from occurring.”

During these dry conditions, citizens are reminded to not throw out cigarettes from moving vehicles and to discontinue burning yard waste, piled tree debris or other items during the ban. Small recreational camp fires are permitted only if they are conducted in a fire place of brick, metal or heavy one-inch wire mesh. Any camp fire not in an outdoor fire place is prohibited.

Violation of a burn ban can subject a person to citation or arrest for reckless use of fire or disobeying a burn ban. For more information on burn bans and the law you can find further information on our facebook page or you may call 712-328-5777.