EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.
TODAY…SUNNY…BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 30. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.
FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.
SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND LIGHT SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.
SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 40S.
AREA COUNTIES :SAC-CARROLL-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-MADISON–
1244 PM CDT WED MAR 16 2016
…WIND ADVISORY IS CANCELLED…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS CANCELLED THE WIND ADVISORY.
WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE AS STRONG AS PREVIOUSLY
FORECAST…THEREFORE THE WIND ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELED. GUSTY
WESTERLY WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH SOME HIGHER GUSTS ARE STILL
EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE DIMINISHING THIS EVENING.
AREA COUNTIES: CRAWFORD-AUDUBON-ADAIR-UNION
1124 AM CDT WED MAR 16 2016
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS CANCELLED THE WIND ADVISORY. GUSTY WINDS ARE STILL EXPECTED TODAY…BUT SHOULD BE A BIT LESS THAN PREVIOUSLY ANTICIPATED. THEREFORE THE WIND ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELED. WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS AT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH SOME HIGHER GUSTY CAN STILL BE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON.
A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7-P.M. FOR CARROLL, DALLAS, GUTHRIE, MADISON AND SAC COUNTIES IN OUR LISTENING AREA.
**Wind Advisory from 7am until 7-pm for: Adair, Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Dallas, Guthrie, Madison, Sac and Union Counties in the listening area.**
*Grassland Fire Danger Index “HIGH” today for far west/s.w. IA*
Today: Clear to Partly Cloudy & windy. High 55. NW @ 15-30mph.
Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 33. NW @ 10-15.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy & windy. High near 50. NW @ 15-30.
Tom. Night: Partly cloudy. Low around 31. NW @ 10-0.
Friday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High around 44.
Saturday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 48.
Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 59. The 24-hour Low ending at 7-a.m. today was 35. We received .04” rain Tuesday. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 84, and the low was 34. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 84 in 2015. The Record Low was -4 in 1900.
FOR SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-ADAIR-MADISON and UNION COUNTIES in the KJAN listening area…A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM TODAY.
SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WINDS WITH GUSTS OVER 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE. SIGNIFICANT CROSS WINDS WILL OCCUR OVER NORTH TO SOUTH RUNNING ROADS. THESE WINDS WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. ANY UNSECURED SMALL OBJECTS MAY BE BLOWN AROUND BY THE WIND.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.
Today: Sunny…windy. High in the mid 50s. West wind 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 45 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Low in the mid 30s. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph through midnight.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Breezy. High in the lower 50s. West wind 10 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low around 30. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph through midnight.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. High in the mid 40s.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light rain and light snow. Low around 30.
Saturday: Partly sunny. A slight chance of light rain and light snow in the morning…then a slight chance of light rain in the afternoon. High in the mid 40s. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT and PAGE COUNTIES IN IA…741 PM CDT TUE MAR 15 2016
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA SAYS THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX IS EXPECTED TO REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY OVER MOST OF EASTERN NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL DROP INTO THE 25 TO 35 PERCENT RANGE, WITH NORTHWEST WINDS FROM 15 TO 30 MPH. GUSTS MAY REACH AROUND 40 MPH.
A VERY HIGH FIRE IS EXPECTED AGAIN THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR AT LEAST PARTS OF THE AREA. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA 305 PM CDT TUE MAR 15 2016 ...VERY STRONG WINDS EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY... .LOW PRESSURE WILL QUICKLY STRENGTHEN TONIGHT AS IT LIFTS NORTHEAST THROUGH EASTERN IOWA AND INTO WISCONSIN. VERY STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ON THE BACK SIDE OF THIS SYSTEM BEGINNING TONIGHT. A SECOND SURGE OF STRONGER WINDS WILL RE-DEVELOP FROM MID-MORNING WEDNESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING. THIS SYSTEM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE SUSTAINED WINDS FROM 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED ALONG AND NORTH OF U.S. HIGHWAY 30. SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-ADAIR-MADISON-UNION- ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY. * TIMING...WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING. * WINDS...SUSTAINED 25 TO 35 MPH WINDS WITH GUSTS OVER 50 MPH POSSIBLE. * IMPACTS...SIGNIFICANT CROSS WINDS WILL OCCUR OVER NORTH TO SOUTH RUNNING ROADS. WINDS IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH MAY CAUSE HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES AND SEMI TRUCKS TO LOOSE CONTROL. TREE DAMAGE AND SUBSEQUENT POWER LINE DAMAGE IS ALSO POSSIBLE. SECURE LOOSE OBJECTS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.
Forecasters say scattered showers and thunderstorms are in today’s (Tuesday) forecast for much of Iowa with the chance of severe weather this afternoon. That includes the possibility of hail, high winds and tornadoes. A High Wind Watch is posted for late today into tomorrow, according to Frank Boksa, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in metro Des Moines.
Boksa says, “We’re going to see winds out of the north and they’re going to increase to 30 or 40 miles an hour sustained and we could see gusts of 60 miles an hour or higher.” While the calendar says spring is due to arrive this weekend, Iowa may be returning to winter weather later this week.
“Since we’re bringing in colder air, especially at night, temperatures will likely drop to cold enough to change that rain over to snow or at least a wintery mix of rain and snow,” Boksa says. “That’s what we’re expecting Thursday into Friday.”
Today: Patchy dense fog possible thru 8-a.m. over parts of western/southwest IA; Isolated showers and thunderstorms, otherwise Mostly cloudy. High near 60. NW @ 10-20 w/gusts to near 30. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight: Isolated showers ending late. Gradually becoming mostly clear. Low 34. NW @ 15-25.
Wednesday: P/Cldy to Cldy & windy. High near 53. NW @ 15-30 w/gusts to near 40.
Wed. Night: Partly cloudy & breezy. Low around 34. W @ 15-30.
Thursday: P/Cldy to Cldy & windy. High around 47.
Friday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High near 44.
Monday’s High in Atlantic was 74. The 24-hour Low ending at 7-a.m. today was 45. We received .32” rain overnight into early this morning. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 73, and the low was 34. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 79 in 2003. The Record Low was 0 in 1944.