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National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast for Cass & area Counties

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August 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

343 AM CDT SAT AUG 17 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLEAR. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 80. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW AROUND 60. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

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

MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast; Fri., Aug. 16th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

August 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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

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NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties: Fri., 8/16/13

Weather

August 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS. SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 20 PERCENT.

TODAY...PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 80. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 50S. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S.

MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. LOW IN THE MID 60S.

Recent rainfall reports 8/15/13)

Weather

August 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

(These amounts were reported by National Weather Service cooperative observers, local media, and through other, unofficial sources. 24-hour cutoff time is 7-a.m.)

Atlantic – KJAN (official NWS reporting site): 1.04″ through 8:45-a.m.; 24-hour = .81″)

Massena – .64″ (NWS observer)

Oakland – 1.39″ through 7-a.m. (NWS observer); 1.6″ (citizen report)

Glenwood – 1.10″ (through 6-a.m./NWS observer)

Avoca – .82″ to 1.10″ (various observers)

Wiota – .8″

Shenandoah – 1.33″ (KMA)

Red Oak – 1″

Villisca – 1″

Henderson – .52″

1st significant rainfall in Atlantic in more than 1 & 1/2 months

News, Weather

August 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The first significant rainfall in over a month and a-half fell overnight here in Atlantic. As of 7-a.m., we had received .81″ (81 hundredths) of an inch of rain for the past 24-hours (the rain began early this morning). The last time was received well over one-half inch of rain here at the KJAN studios (The Official National Weather Service reporting site for Atlantic), was on June 22nd, when we received .93″ of an inch.

The forecast calls for rain and a few thunderstorms to continue, through late this afternoon.

(Update 8:45-a.m: Total rainfall in Atlantic 1.04″ [.23" since 7-a.m., the 24-hour cut-off time])

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Thu., Aug. 15th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

August 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The (podcast) Freese-Notis forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather information (including overnight rainfall) for Atlantic.

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NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area: Thu., Aug. 15th 2013

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August 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

344 AM CDT THU AUG 15 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…SHOWERS. SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 90 PERCENT.

TODAY…CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH AROUND 70. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 50S. HIGH AROUND 80. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW AROUND 60. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Wed., Aug. 14, 2013

Podcasts, Weather

August 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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

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NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area: Wed., Aug. 14th 2013

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August 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the morning.
Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. South southeast wind 3 to 5 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South southeast wind 3 to 7 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. South southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

Crop conditions worsen without water

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

August 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The latest U-S-D-A crop report was released Tuesday, and shows that under half of the corn crop statewide is in either good (39%) or excellent (10%) condition. The same is true for soybeans with 39-percent in good condition and only 9-percent in excellent condition. Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey says there was not enough rain to go around. “Other than a few spots that got some rain, some spotty heavy rains, everybody else needs rain,” Northey says. “I guess it’s August in Iowa and we almost always need rain in August in Iowa.”

Northey has been at the Iowa State Fair and talking with farmers about their crops. “Most places have crops that don’t look too bad, but could really benefit from rain. Others are saying if they don’t get rain pretty soon, that their crops are really going to be suffering hard,” Northey says. The Ag Secretary farms near Spirit Lake.

(Radio Iowa)