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Skyscan Forecast 06-14-2014

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June 14th, 2014 by Chris Parks

Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Windy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could be severe, with heavy rain. Low around 66. Windy, with a south wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Sunday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.

Monday: A moderate chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Breezy, with a south wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Tuesday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Breezy.

 

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Severe storms wind heavy rain, large hail expected Saturday evening/night

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June 13th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Valley, NE., says severe storms are possible Saturday night through early Sunday morning across a large portion of east central Nebraska and parts of western Iowa. In the KJAN listening area, parts of  Crawford, Monona, Harrison, Shelby and Pottawattamie Counties will be under the gun for the most severe weather this weekend.outlook6-1024x459

In their Hazardous Weather Outlook issued this (Friday) morning, the Weather Service says very large hail, damaging winds and heavy rainfall can be expected, with some areas along and north of Interstate 80 picking up in excess of two-inches of rain.

An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out, either Saturday evening. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK., has indicated that a “Moderate Risk” of severe storms will exist across most of the area. Storm spotters will likely be called into action Saturday afternoon and night.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., 6/13/2014

Podcasts, Weather

June 13th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast for the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area: 6/13/2014

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June 13th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

331 AM CDT FRI JUN 13 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLEAR…COOLER. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY...SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. WARMER. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS BEFORE NOON. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 40 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE SEVERE WITH HEAVY RAINFALL THROUGH MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 80 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 50 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 80S.

Rain-packed storms cut drought in Iowa, Nebraska

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

June 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Storms last week brought with them some peril in the form of wind and large hail but they also delivered enough rain to significantly relieve drought conditions in Iowa and Nebraska. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows Iowa’s remaining drought is mostly confined to the northwest and southeast corners of the state. About 40 percent of the state has some drought down from nearly 56 percent a week earlier.

In Nebraska, the drought area has been reduced to 63 percent of the state from nearly 70 percent the week before. Extreme drought was removed from central Nebraska. About 30 percent of the 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico have moderate drought or worse, compared with 31 percent a week earlier.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather Forecast: Thu., June 12th 2014

Podcasts, Weather

June 12th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast for the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Wed., June 11th 2014

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June 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The (podcast) Freese-Notis weather forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather info. for Atlantic.

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NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area: 6/11/14

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June 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

TODAY...SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS BEFORE MIDNIGHT. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 5 TO 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. COOLER. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH UP TO 5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

FRIDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. EAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH AROUND 80. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 30 PERCENT.

Major snowmelt flows into Missouri River system

News, Weather

June 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – More water than normal flowed into the Missouri River system last month because of the amount of snow melting, but officials say the reservoirs can handle it. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday the increased runoff was expected. May’s runoff was about 130 percent of normal.

The corps is predicting the Missouri River system that stretches from Montana down through the Dakotas and into Missouri will see 31.1 million acre feet of water this year. That’s down slightly from last month’s prediction, but ahead of the average of 25.2 million acre feet.

Jody Farhat with the corps says the reservoirs along the river are in a good position to handle the increased runoff, and less than 25 percent of this year’s snowpack remains.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Tue., June 10th 2014

Podcasts, Weather

June 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast for the KJAN listening area & weather info. for Atlantic.

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