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Heat Advisory in Place for All of Iowa

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August 25th, 2013 by Chris Parks

CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-
TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 10 PM CDT TUESDAY...

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT TUESDAY...


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7PM or 10 PM CDT
TUESDAY.

* TEMPERATURE...HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE MID TO
  UPPER 90S EACH DAY...WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES EXCEEDING 100
  DEGREES DURING THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS.

* IMPACTS...THE CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF SEVERAL DAYS OF HEAT WILL
  TAKE ITS TOLL...PARTICULARLY ON THOSE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING
  AND THOSE ENGAGING IN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. SUCH ACTIVITIES SHOULD
  BE DELAYED TO A LATER DATE IF POSSIBLE...OR HELD IN THE MORNING
  TO MINIMIZE HEAT STRESS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY
WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE
POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED
ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND
NEIGHBORS.

   TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS...IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE.
WHEN POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING
OR EVENING.  KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND
HEAT STROKE.  WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN
POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

   TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK...THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY
AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST
BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS.  ANYONE
OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION.
HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY...CALL 9 1 1.

Skyscan Forecast 08-25-2013

Weather

August 25th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Today:  Sunny, with a high near 96. Heat index values as high as 104. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight:  Mostly clear, with a low around 71. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Monday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Heat index values as high as 105. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Monday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 72. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday:  Sunny, with a high near 96.

Thursday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 96.

(Update) Prolonged Heat Event to Begin Sunday (8/25/13)

Weather

August 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

This Special Weather Statement is for Cass, Adair, Adams, Audubon, Guthrie, Crawford, Carroll, Dallas, Madison, Union, Taylor and Ringgold Counties in the KJAN listening area….

Issued 446 AM CDT SAT AUG 24 2013

A PROLONGED PERIOD OF UNSEASONABLY HOT CONDITIONS FORECAST TO BEGIN SUNDAY AND EXTEND THROUGH MUCH OF NEXT WEEK...

A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT THROUGH IOWA ON TODAY AND WILL BRING MUCH WARMER CONDITIONS TO THE STATE BY SUNDAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES ON SUNDAY WILL BE IN THE LOW TO MID 90S. EVEN WARMER TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY WITH HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 90S. THIS WILL INCLUDE THE POTENTIAL FOR A FEW LOCATIONS TO REACH 100 ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES TUESDAY AND IN THE SOUTHWEST WEDNESDAY.

HIGHS WEDNESDAY MAY BE A FEW DEGREES COOLER OVER THE NORTHEAST WITH HIGHS AROUND 90 EXPECTED. DEW POINT VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE MID TO UPPER 60S DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. THE DEW POINTS COMBINED WITH THE TEMPERATURE WILL PRODUCE HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 100 TO 105 DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS.

A WEAK COLD FRONT MAY MOVE INTO NORTHEAST IOWA WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY AND MAY PROVIDE LIMITED RELIEF HOWEVER THE HEAT IS EXPECTED TO BUILD BACK INTO THE STATE BY FRIDAY. THIS WILL BE THE MOST PROLONGED PERIOD OF HEAT SINCE LAST SUMMER. IN ADDITION TO THE HEAT…THE POTENTIAL FOR APPRECIABLE PRECIPITATION THROUGH THIS PERIOD IS VERY LOW.

THERE ARE NUMEROUS PRECAUTIONS THAT CAN BE TAKEN DURING PROLONGED HEAT EVENTS: DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM…STAY OUT OF THE SUN…AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK…EXERCISE OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE…RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS  ACTIVITIES TO THE EARLY MORNING OR EVENING HOURS. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK…SCHEDULE FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS.

Skyscan Forecast 08-24-2013

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August 24th, 2013 by Chris Parks

SKYSCAN FORECAST  August 24, 2013

Today:  Isolated showers and thunderstorms between 7am and 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Tonight:  Mostly clear, with a low around 72. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 100. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 96. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tuesday:  Sunny, with a high near 96.

Wednesday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 97.

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Heat wave to arrive Sunday, starting what may be the hottest week of the year

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August 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

After one of the cooler July’s in years, where low temperatures dipped into the 30s, a brutal heat wave is expected to wash over Iowa this weekend. Meteorologist Rod Donovan at the National Weather Service says summer may be starting to wind down, but the temperatures in the forecast are definitely heating up.  “It looks like the warmest temperatures we’ve seen all year this year,” Donovan says. “We’ll be having temperatures rising into the 90s by Sunday and it could be mid- to upper-90s by mid next week.”

Donovan says record heat is possible and heat advisories are likely to be issued in another few days. “We could have some headlines out next week due to the heat and possibly a heat index rising into the low 100s, near 105, during that time frame,” he says. “As cool as it’s been this summer, it’s definitely going to be a drastic change from what we’ve had.” There’s no immediate relief in the forecast, as highs statewide are expected to be in the 90s for several days, possibly into next weekend. (Radio Iowa)

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN THE KJAN LISTENING AREA: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD…

151 PM CDT FRI AUG 23 2013

…A PROLONGED PERIOD OF UNSEASONABLY HOT CONDITIONS FORECAST TO BEGIN SUNDAY AND EXTEND THROUGH MUCH OF NEXT WEEK…A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT THROUGH IOWA ON SATURDAY AND WILL BRING MUCH WARMER CONDITIONS TO THE STATE BY SUNDAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES ON SUNDAY WILL BE IN THE LOW TO MID 90S.

EVEN WARMER TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST FOR MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY WITH HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 90S. THIS WILL INCLUDE THE POTENTIAL FOR A FEW LOCATIONS TO REACH 100 ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. DEW POINT VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE MID TO UPPER 60S DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. THE DEW POINTS COMBINED WITH THE TEMPERATURE WILL PRODUCE HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 100 TO 105 DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS.

A WEAK COLD FRONT MAY MOVE INTO NORTHEAST IOWA LATE WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY AND MAY PROVIDE LIMITED RELIEF HOWEVER THE HEAT IS EXPECTED TO BUILD BACK INTO THE STATE BY FRIDAY. THIS WILL BE THE MOST PROLONGED PERIOD OF HEAT SINCE LAST SUMMER. IN ADDITION TO THE HEAT…THE POTENTIAL FOR APPRECIABLE PRECIPITATION THROUGH THIS PERIOD IS VERY LOW.

THERE ARE NUMEROUS PRECAUTIONS THAT CAN BE TAKEN DURING PROLONGED HEAT EVENTS. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM…STAY OUT OF THE SUN…AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK…EXERCISE OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE…RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO THE EARLY MORNING OR EVENING HOURS. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK…SCHEDULE FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS.

Skyscan Forecast 08-21-2013

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August 21st, 2013 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast   Wednesday, August 21st   Harvey Freese

Today: Mostly Sunny.  High 90.  SW @ 10-15.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy.  Isolated Showers possible. Low 68.  Light SW winds.

Thursday: Scattered Showers and T’storms. Partly Cloudy to Cloudy.  High 85.  E @ 15-25.

Friday: Partly Cloudy.  High 85.

Saturday: Partly Cloudy. High 92.

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Skyscan Forecast 08-20-2013

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August 20th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Today: Sunny. High 88.  South winds at 10-15.

Tonight: Clear.  Low 68.  Light South winds.

Wednesday: Partly Cloudy. Hot.  High 92. Southwest winds at 15.

Thursday: Cloudy to Partly Cloudy.  High 85. Scattered showers and t’storms.  East winds at 10.

Friday: Partly Cloudy.  High 90.

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NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties: Mon. Aug. 19th 2013

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August 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. SOUTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 60S. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S.

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NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties, 8/18/13

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August 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

328 AM CDT SUN AUG 18 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. PATCHY FOG. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. PATCHY FOG THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 60S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 60S. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGH AROUND 90.

(Podcast) Weather forecast: Sat., Aug. 17th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

August 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The latest forecast for the KJAN listening area from the National Weather Service in Des Moines, and weather information for Atlantic…

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