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NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Mon. 3/24/2014

Weather

March 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today Snow likely, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Southeast wind 8 to 13 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Tonight A slight chance of snow between 2am and 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Wind chill values as low as 10. Northwest wind 10 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 34. Wind chill values as low as 5. Breezy, with a northwest wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 22. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Windy, with a south southeast wind 13 to 18 mph increasing to 24 to 29 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

Wednesday Night A slight chance of rain, then a chance of rain and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 53. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Snow expected Monday in eastern Neb., Iowa

News, Weather

March 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Snow is expected in eastern Nebraska and Iowa on Monday. The National Weather Service says a fast-moving storm will deliver a quick blast of snow to the area. The storm will move in from the northwest.

Most of eastern Nebraska will receive less than an inch of snow, but it could fall during the morning commute. Forecasters say much of Iowa will receive 1-to-2 inches of snow by Monday evening.

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties: Sun., 3/23/2014

Weather

March 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY UNTIL EARLY MORNING…THEN A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE MID 20S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

MONDAY…SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN SNOW LIKELY EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 2 INCHES. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF SNOW 80 PERCENT.

MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 20. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TUESDAY…SUNNY…BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S.

Skyscan Forecast 03-22-2014

Podcasts, Weather

March 22nd, 2014 by Chris Parks

Today:  Partly sunny, with a high near 35. North wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 19. North northeast wind 5 to 15 mph.

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 37. North northeast wind around 5 mph.

Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow after 1am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 23. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Monday:  Snow, mainly before 1pm. High near 35. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Tuesday:  Sunny, with a high near 32.

Wednesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Windy.

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Red Flag Warning for SW IA today and tonight (3/21/14)

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

March 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-
1232 PM CDT FRI MAR 21 2014

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR
    WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA AND
    SOUTHWEST IOWA

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A RED
FLAG WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…WHICH IS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AS LOW AS 15 TO 25 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS…VEGETATION IS VERY DRY ACROSS THE AREA. WITH LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY…GUSTY WINDS…AND DRY FUELS…FIRES CAN
IGNITE AND SPREAD QUICKLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW…OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS…LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

No Burn Ban for Cass County but precautions are needed

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

March 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

While other counties in southwest Iowa have elected to issue a ban on open burning, Cass County will not being doing so at this time. The was the consensus of the fire chiefs who attended the Cass County Fireman’s Association meeting Thursday night, in Marne. Cass County Emergency Management Director Mike Kennon says a ban on open outdoor burning won’t be necessary if people use common sense. He says for the most parts area residents have acted responsibly, and if they continue to act responsibly, the County will refrain from issuing a burn ban.Cass County EMA logo

Acting responsibly means planning ahead before you conduct any outdoor burning. Kennon says residents should check the weather forecast to make sure the winds won’t be strong, call your local fire chief to confirm the time and place of the intended burn. You also need to call the Cass County Communications Center at 243-2204 well ahead of time, so they know not to send out fire crews and equipment when they receive calls from the public fearing a fire is out of control.

Even though there is no burn ban currently in effect in Cass County, Kennon and the area Fire Chiefs are urging residents not to burn for the next couple of days because conditions are expected to be dry and windy. Once a fire is lit, according to Kennon, it needs to be attended to and monitored even when you think it has been extinguished.

He said some of the larger brush piles can burn for days, so to can’t just walk away. They need to be monitored closely.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., 3/21/2014

Podcasts, Weather

March 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast and weather information for Atlantic.

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NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: 3/21/14

Weather

March 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today Sunny, with a high near 56. Windy, with a south southeast wind 7 to 12 mph becoming northwest 18 to 23 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph.

Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Blustery, with a north wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 37. North wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. North northeast wind 9 to 13 mph.

Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. North wind 7 to 11 mph.

Sunday Night A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.

Monday A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 36.

Shelby County Fire Danger rating: Moderate

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

March 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Shelby County Emergency Management officials have lowered the county’s fire danger rating from High to “Moderate.” EMA Coordinator Bob Seivert says cooler temperatures, recent and expected moisture will provide a small window for this weekend.

If you have a pile of brush or waste to burn, please call the EMA at 755-2124 and contact your local Fire Chief, so that we are aware of the location and nature of the controlled burn. Please be aware that your city ordinances regarding burn times, and open burning, are all in effect.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Thu., March 20 2014

Podcasts, Weather

March 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast and weather information for Atlantic.

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