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Patchy Dense Fog this (Saturday) morning (10/29)

Weather

October 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

6:38-a.m. CDT: AREA COUNTIES… AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR….
PATCHY FOG IS DEVELOPING ALONG A SLOW MOVING BOUNDARY ACROSS
CENTRAL IOWA EARLY THIS SATURDAY MORNING. OCCASIONALLY THE
VISIBILITY HAS DROPPED TO ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS. THE FOG WILL
BE PATCHY IN NATURE AND THE VISIBILITY MAY VARY CONSIDERABLY OVER SHORT DISTANCES…SO BE PREPARED FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING CONDITIONS. THE FOG SHOULD BEGIN TO BURN OFF BETWEEN 8 AND 10 AM THIS MORNING.

IF YOU ARE OUT TRAVELING EARLY TODAY AND ENCOUNTER THICK FOG. SLOW DOWN…USE YOUR LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION SAFELY. REMEMBER TO USE EXTRA CAUTION NEAR INTERSECTIONS AND AT RAILROAD CROSSINGS AS APPROACHING VEHICLES AND TRAINS MAY BE HIDDEN BY THE FOG.

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA, 10/29/16

Weather

October 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Early This Morning: Mostly cloudy. South wind near 5 mph.
Today: Partly sunny. High in the mid 70s. East wind near 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Cooler. Low in the upper 40s. North wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. Cooler. High in the lower 60s. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear through midnight then becoming mostly cloudy. Low in the upper 40s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph after midnight.
Monday: Partly sunny. Warmer. High in the mid 70s. South wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly clear. Low in the upper 40s.
Tuesday: Partly sunny. High in the lower 70s.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 10/28/16

Weather

October 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: P/Cldy. High 82. SW @ 15-30.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 58. S @ 10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy. High near 70. N @ 10-15.

Sunday: P/Cldy. High 64.

Monday: P/Cldy, warm & windy. High near 80.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 72. Our 24-hour Low (ending at 7-a.m. today) was 38.  Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 49 and the low was 32. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 83 in 1922. The Record Low was 2 in 1925.

NWS forecast for Cass & surrounding Counties in IA: 10/28/16

Weather

October 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Early This Morning: Partly cloudy. Warmer. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
Today: Mostly sunny. Breezy…warmer. High in the lower 80s. South wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph shifting to the southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low around 60. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
Saturday: Partly sunny. High in the lower 70s. South wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the west in the afternoon.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light showers through midnight. Cooler. Low in the upper 40s. North wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. Cooler. High in the lower 60s. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the east in the afternoon.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low in the lower 50s.
Monday: Partly sunny. Breezy…warmer. High in the mid 70s.

Dense Fog Advisory now in effect until 10-a.m. (10/27)

Weather

October 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE COUNTIES IN IADENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING

713 AM CDT THU OCT 27 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A DENSE
FOG ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING.

* VISIBILITY…WIDESPREAD AREAS OF VISIBILITIES OF A QUARTER MILE
OR LESS WILL BE COMMON THIS MORNING.

* IMPACTS…SHARPLY REDUCED VISIBILITY WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS
TRAVEL CONDITIONS. BE PREPARED FOR RAPID REDUCTIONS IN
VISIBILITY OVER SHORT DISTANCES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE
REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING, SLOW DOWN, USE
YOUR HEADLIGHTS, AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 10/27/16

Weather

October 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog thru about 10-a.m; P/Cldy. High 67. S @ 5-10.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 50. S @ 10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High near 82. SW @ 15-30.

Saturday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 66.

Sunday: P/Cldy. High 65.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 64. Our 24-hour Low (ending at 7-a.m. today) was 37.  Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 48 and the low was 44. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 87 in 1922. The Record Low was 9 in 1997.

Expect patchy dense fog this morning (10/27)

Weather

October 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE COUNTIES…PATCHY DENSE FOG FOR THE MORNING DRIVE.

PATCHY DENSE FOG HAS DEVELOPED THIS MORNING AND WILL PERSIST
THROUGH ABOUT 9 AM. VISIBILITIES OF A QUARTER MILE OR LESS ARE
POSSIBLE IN SOME AREAS. THE PATCHY NATURE OF THE DENSE FOG WILL
MAKE FOR SOME DIFFICULT DRIVING SITUATIONS AS VISIBILITIES COULD
VARY GREATLY OVER SHORT DISTANCES.

PLEASE USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING THIS MORNING…AND BE PREPARED
FOR RAPID REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITIES.

KJAN listening area forecast from the NWS (Cass & surrounding Counties): 10/27/16

Weather

October 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Early This Morning: Mostly cloudy. Colder. Areas of fog. Northeast wind near 5 mph.
Today: Mostly sunny. Areas of fog in the morning. High in the upper 60s. South wind near 5 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Warmer. Low in the mid 50s. South wind 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Breezy…warmer. High around 80. South wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to southwest 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 50s. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph through midnight.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Cooler. High around 70. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Cooler. Low in the mid 40s.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High in the mid 60s.

Major winter storm hit Iowa 19 years ago this week

News, Weather

October 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

There’s no snow in the forecast just yet, but 19 years ago on this date, many Iowans were digging out from one of the heaviest October snowfalls in the state’s history. The major winter storm spread across much of southern and central Iowa on October 26, 1997. National Weather Service records show the heaviest snowfall accumulations included 11.3 inches at Knoxville in Marion County and 13 inches southwest of Mineola in Pottawattamie County.

Tens of thousands of homes and businesses lost electricity as snow laden trees fell onto power lines. On this morning 19 years ago, temperatures plummeted to just nine-degrees above zero in Atlantic and Guthrie Center — the coldest Iowa temperature recorded so early in the season since 1972.

(Radio Iowa)

Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals ending at 7:00 am on October 26

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

October 26th, 2016 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .07″
  • Red Oak  .07″
  • Sidney  .05″
  • Missouri Valley  .03″