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Winter Storm Warnings (Update 3:40-a.m. 2/5/14)

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February 5th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ADAIR-ADAMS-CASS-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-MADISON-UNION-TAYLOR-and RINGGOLD COUNTIES: WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS…LIGHT SNOW WILL PERSIST THROUGH MID MORNING WITH ONLY FLURRIES THEREAFTER. WINDS WILL INCREASE EARLY THIS MORNING THEN TAPER OFF IN THE AFTERNOON. STORM TOTAL SNOW…5 TO 8 INCHES IN THE SOUTH, 4 TO 7-INCHES NEAR THE I-80 CORRIDOR. NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO NEAR 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 30 MPH AT TIMES THIS MORNING. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED BELOW A MILE AT TIMES IN BLOWING SNOW.

TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS THIS MORNING WITH WIND CHILL VALUES FALLING INTO THE TEENS BELOW ZERO. SNOW WILL BLOW AND DRIFT ACROSS ROADS THIS MORNING REDUCING VISIBILITY AND MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT. BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS WILL ALSO MAKE IT HAZARDOUS TO BE OUTSIDE. PLAN FOR SLOW TRAVEL TIMES AND LONGER COMMUTES AND BE SURE TO DRESS WARMLY.

Winter Weather Advisory Update: Sac/Crawford/Carroll/Audubon Counties

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February 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

650 PM CST TUE FEB 4 2014

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY

* TIMING…SNOW CONTINUES ACROSS THE AREA THIS EVENING. THE MOST INTENSE SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR THROUGH MIDNIGHT. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE LIKELY BY 10 PM. * STORM TOTAL SNOW…2 TO 5 INCHES * WINDS/VISIBILITY…A NORTHEAST WIND OF 10 TO 20 MPH WILL BECOME NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH LATE TONIGHT. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED  ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS DUE TO FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW. * IMPACTS…BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AS THE WIND INCREASES. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT. LOCAL WHITEOUT CONDITIONS MAY OCCUR IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. THE MORNING COMMUTE MAY BE IMPACTED BY THE WIND AND BLOWING SNOW. PLAN FOR SLOW TRAVEL TIMES AND LONGER COMMUTES.

Winter Storm Warning Update for Cass/Adair/Guthrie/Madison/Dallas Counties

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February 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

650 PM CST TUE FEB 4 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY

* SHORT TERM TRENDS…SNOW HAS LESSENED IN INTENSITY THE PAST HOUR…BUT WILL INCREASE AGAIN THROUGH THE LATE EVENING HOURS. THE HIGHEST SNOWFALL RATES ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH LATE MIDNIGHT. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE LIKELY BY 10 PM.* STORM TOTAL SNOW…4 TO 8 INCHES * WINDS/VISIBILITY…A NORTHEAST WIND OF 15 TO 20 MPH WILL INCREASE TO NORTHWEST AT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS DUE TO FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW. * IMPACTS…BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS EXPECTED AS THE WIND INCREASES. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT. LOCALIZED WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY…ESPECIALLY LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. THE MORNING COMMUTE IS LIKELY TO BE GREATLY IMPACTED BY THE WIND AND BLOWING SNOW. PLAN FOR SLOW TRAVEL TIMES AND LONGER COMMUTES.

Winter Storm Warning Update for Adams/Union/Taylor/Ringgold Counties

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February 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

650 PM CST TUE FEB 4 2014

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY

* SHORT TERM TRENDS…SNOW HAS LESSENED IN INTENSITY THE PAST HOUR…BUT WILL INCREASE AGAIN THROUGH THE LATE EVENING HOURS. SNOWFALL RATES WILL BE AROUND ONE HALF INCH PER HOUR WITH PERIOD WITH TO ONE INCH PER HOUR LIKELY. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES ARE LIKELY BY 10 PM.* STORM TOTAL SNOW…5 TO 8 INCHES* WINDS/VISIBILITY…A NORTHEAST AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED A HALF MILE OR LESS AT TIMES IN FALLING AND BLOWING  SNOW…ESPECIALLY LATE TONIGHT AND OVERNIGHT.* IMPACTS…BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS EXPECTED AS THE WIND INCREASES. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED MAKING TRAVEL HAZARDOUS. LOCAL WHITEOUT CONDITIONS MAY OCCUR OVERNIGHT. THE MORNING COMMUTE IS LIKELY TO BE GREATLY IMPACTED BY THE WIND AND BLOWING SNOW. PLAN FOR SLOW TRAVEL TIMES AND LONGER COMMUTES.

Winter Storm Warning/Advisory Update (10:40-a.m.)

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February 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLDWINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY…

* SHORT TERM TRENDS…SNOW WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE AREA THIS
MORNING. THE HIGHEST SNOW FALL RATES WILL OCCUR THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW…6 TO 8 INCHES

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…A NORTHEAST WIND OF 10 TO 15 MPH BECOMING NORTH
15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS BY TONIGHT. VISIBILITIES MAY BE
REDUCED A HALF MILE OR LESS AT TIMES IN FALLING AND BLOWING
SNOW.

* IMPACTS…BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS EXPECTED BY TONIGHT AS
THE WIND INCREASES. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED MAKING
TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.

COUNTIES: GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY

* TIMING…LIGHT SNOW WILL FALL THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE
MORNING…THEN INCREASE IN INTENSITY THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW…5 TO 7 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…A NORTHEAST WIND OF 10 TO 15 MPH THIS
BECOMING NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS BY LATE THIS
AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED TO A HALF
MILE OR LESS AT TIMES IN FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS…BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS EXPECTED BY TONIGHT AS
THE WIND INCREASES. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED MAKING
TRAVEL HAZARDOUS. AREAS OF DRIFTING MAY OCCUR.

COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD- CARROLL-AUDUBONWINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS  AFTERNOON TO 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY…STORM TOTAL SNOW…2 TO 4 INCHES BY LATE TONIGHT.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather forecast: Tue., 2/4/14

Podcasts, Weather

February 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

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NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties: Tue, 2/4/14

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February 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CST TUE FEB 4 2014

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY

EARLY THIS MORNING…LIGHT SNOW. NOT AS COLD. LITTLE OR NO NEW SNOW ACCUMULATION. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW NEAR 100 PERCENT.

TODAY…A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN LIGHT SNOW LIKELY BEFORE NOON. SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 3 INCHES. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW NEAR 100 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…VERY COLD. BREEZY. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT. SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT. LIGHT SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW EARLY IN THE MORNING. SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 2 INCHES. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION 4 TO 5 INCHES. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW NEAR 100 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY…CLOUDY. VERY COLD. BREEZY. HIGH 5 TO 10 ABOVE. NORTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 15 BELOW.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 15 BELOW. HIGH 5 TO 10 ABOVE. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. WIND CHILL READINGS 20 BELOW TO 30 BELOW ZERO.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW 5 TO 10 BELOW.

FRIDAY…CLOUDY. HIGH 10 TO 15.

Winter Storm Warning continues for western/central/southern IA

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February 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

337 AM CST TUE FEB 4 2014

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY

* TIMING…LIGHT SNOW WILL FALL AT TIMES THIS MORNING…THEN ACCUMULATE MORE HEAVILY BY THIS AFTERNOON AND THROUGH THE EVENING…FINALLY TAPERING OFF BY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW…6 TO 8 INCHES BY LATE TONIGHT…WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS TOWARD THE MISSOURI BORDER.

COUNTIES: GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON

337 AM CST TUE FEB 4 2014

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY

* TIMING…LIGHT SNOW WILL FALL AT TIMES THIS MORNING…THEN ACCUMULATE MORE HEAVILY THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING…FINALLY TAPERING OFF BY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW…5 TO 7 INCHES BY LATE TONIGHT.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…A NORTHEAST WIND OF 10 TO 15 MPH THIS MORNING WILL BECOME NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS BY TONIGHT. VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED A HALF MILE OR LESS AT TIMES IN FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS…BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS EXPECTED BY TONIGHT AS THE WIND INCREASES. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED MAKING TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT…FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

Winter Storm Warning continues for SW IA counties

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February 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE..WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY…

* TIMING…AREAS OF VERY LIGHT SNOW THIS MORNING WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY BY MID TO LATE MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS LIKELY DURING THE AFTERNOON…WITH LIGHT SNOW CONTINUING INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE LIKELY…WITH THE HIGHEST ACCUMULATIONS NEAR THE KANSAS AND MISSOURI BORDER.

IMPACTS…VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCE WITHIN ANY AREAS OF MODERATE SNOW…AND THEN ESPECIALLY BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS NORTHWEST WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW INCREASE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT…FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

 

Winter Weather and Wind Chill Advisory for the western counties

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February 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-

313 AM CST TUE FEB 4 2014

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY……WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 11 AM CST WEDNESDAY

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 11 AM CST WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING…AREAS OF VERY LIGHT SNOW THIS MORNING WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THIS AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED DURING THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON. LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

* WIND CHILL VALUES…THE COLDEST WIND CHILL VALUES OF 20 TO 25 BELOW WILL OCCUR WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES ARE LIKELY.

* IMPACTS…VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED WITHIN ANY AREAS OF SNOW…ESPECIALLY BY THIS EVENING AS WINDS AND AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW INCREASE.