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NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Tue., 4/15/2014

Weather

April 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

  • Today: Sunny, with a high near 51. Light and variable wind becoming south 8 to 13 mph in the morning.
  • Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Windy, with a south wind 14 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
  • Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 63. Windy, with a south wind 18 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.
  • Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
  • Thursday: A slight chance of rain and sleet before 1pm, then a chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 45. North northeast wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
  • Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 52.

From shorts & t-shirts to heavy winter coats? That’s springtime in Iowa…

News, Weather

April 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

It was a wild weather weekend for many Iowans, with a little something for everyone, including near-record high temperatures, thunderstorms, flooding, high winds, hail and snow. A tornado touched down around 6 P-M Sunday near Lone Tree in eastern Iowa’s Johnson County, but no damage was reported. Meteorologist Craig Cogil, at the National Weather Service, says it went from balmy to frigid pretty quickly.

“On Saturday, we saw highs in the state well into the 70s and up into the mid 80s,” Cogil says. “Since that time, it’s been downhill to where temperatures in the state this morning are anywhere from the mid 30s in the southeast to mid 20s in the northwest, so a good 50-degree drop in some locations.”

Some Iowans awoke today (Monday) to see their newly-sprouted green grass and tulip leaves covered with a white blanket of snow.  “We’ve had some reports of a half-inch to an inch-and-a-half in various locations in central and northern Iowa,” Cogil says. “It is sticking this morning however, I don’t anticipate it’ll last too long.” He expects temperatures to warm up very gradually this week.

“Today is going to be well below normal,” Cogil says. “We’re going to remain relatively cloudy in most locations with highs only rebounding up into the mid to upper-30s across the state. We’re not going to see better moderation until we get into Tuesday and Wednesday.” Highs on Tuesday are mostly expected in the 40s statewide, with 50s likely on Wednesday. There may be another chance for snow on Thursday.

(Radio Iowa)

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Mon., April 14 2014

Podcasts, Weather

April 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The (podcast) weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area.  Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 48. Our low through 5:30-a.m. today was 26. Precipitation amounted to 1.12-inches, including snowfall of 1/2-inch.

Last year on this date, Atlantic reached a High of 69 degrees. The Low was 33. All-time record high for April 14th in Atlantic was 89, in 2003. The record Low was 11 in 1907. Sunrise is at 6:42 and Sunset is at 7:59.

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NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area: Mon., 4/14/14

Weather

April 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

  • Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 39. Windy, with a north wind 18 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
  • Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 24. North northwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light northwest after midnight.
  • Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 51. Light and variable wind becoming south 9 to 14 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
  • Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Breezy, with a south wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
  • Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 60. Windy, with a south wind 18 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.
  • Wednesday Night: A chance of rain before 1am, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Thursday: A chance of rain and snow before 10am, then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Western counties wind advisory update

Weather

April 13th, 2014 by Chris Parks

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
325 PM CDT SUN APR 13 2014

...STRONG WINDS EXPECTED INTO THIS EVENING...
.NORTH WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED
OVER THE AREA TODAY AS LOW PRESSURE TRACKS FROM NORTHERN OKLAHOMA
INTO NORTHEAST MISSOURI BY EVENING.

MONONA-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE
325 PM CDT SUN APR 13 2014

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...VERY STRONG WINDS WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH
  LATE AFTERNOON AND PREVAIL INTO THIS EVENING BEFORE DECREASING.

* WINDS...SPEEDS OF 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH CAN BE
  EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS...THE STRONG WINDS WILL CAUSE DIFFICULT DRIVING
  CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY ON EAST TO WEST ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS BETWEEN 30 TO
39 MPH OR GUSTS BETWEEN 45 TO 57 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS
STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

Wind Advisory Continues until Midnight for western IA (4/13)

Weather

April 13th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT FOR THE ENTIRE KJAN LISTENING AREA.

NORTHERLY WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH WILL CONTINUE TO EXPAND EAST TOWARD INTERSTATE 35 THROUGH 6 PM.

THE STRONG WINDS IN ADDITION TO RAIN WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING THROUGH THE PERIOD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 45 MPH. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

Wind Advisory Sunday expanded to entire listening area

Weather

April 13th, 2014 by Chris Parks

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

344 PM CDT SUN APR 13 2014

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...NORTHERLY WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS
  TO 50 MPH WILL CONTINUE TO EXPAND EAST TOWARD INTERSTATE 35
  THROUGH 6 PM.

* WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 35 MPH GUSTING TO 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS...THE STRONG WINDS IN ADDITION TO RAIN WILL CAUSE
  HAZARDOUS DRIVING THROUGH THE PERIOD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

Wind Advisory Sunday for Harrison, Shelby, and Pottawattamie Counties

Weather

April 13th, 2014 by Chris Parks

HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE

919 AM CDT SUN APR 13 2014

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...VERY STRONG NORTH WINDS WILL PREVAIL THROUGH EARLY
  EVENING BEFORE DECREASING.

* WINDS...SPEEDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH CAN BE
  EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS...THE STRONG WINDS WILL CAUSE DIFFICULT DRIVING
  CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY ON EAST TO WEST ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS BETWEEN 30 TO
39 MPH OR GUSTS BETWEEN 45 TO 57 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS
STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

24-hour rainfall (7am-Sat. until 7-am Sun., 4/12-13/2014)

Weather

April 13th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic (@ KJAN) 0.13″

Massena 0.84″

 

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Montgomery County

Weather

April 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA
857 PM CDT SAT APR 12 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
EASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

* UNTIL 930 PM CDT

* AT 857 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 7 MILES NORTHEAST
OF STANTON…OR 22 MILES SOUTH OF ATLANTIC…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25
MPH.

HAZARD…PING PONG BALL SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…PEOPLE AND ANIMALS OUTDOORS WILL BE INJURED. EXPECT
DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING…WINDOWS AND VEHICLES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
VILLISCA…STANTON…ELLIOTT…GRANT AND VIKING LAKE STATE PARK.

THIS INCLUDES HIGHWAY 34 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 42 AND 51.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM…AND MAY LEAD TO
FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.