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Special Weather Statement: Audubon-Cass-Adams-Taylor-Ringgold Counties

Weather

May 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AUDUBON-CASS-ADAMS-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…AUDUBON…EXIRA…ATLANTIC…CORNING…
BEDFORD…LENOX…NEW MARKET…MOUNT AYR
445 PM CDT SUN MAY 25 2014

…SEVERAL STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ARE DEVELOPING OVER SOUTHWEST
IOWA…

STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ARE DEVELOPING AND INTENSIFYING FROM FAR
NORTHWEST MISSOURI INTO SOUTHWEST IOWA. THE STORMS ARE MOVING TO
THE NORTH NORTHEAST AROUND 20 MPH AND ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
WIND GUSTS TO 50 MPH…NICKEL SIZED HAIL AND TORRENTIAL RAINFALL.

IF STORMS APPROACH YOUR AREA SEEK SHELTER UNTIL THE STORM PASSES.

Special Weather Statement for Adair County

Weather

May 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

439 PM CDT SUN MAY 25 2014

…STRONG STORMS DEVELOPING OVER SOUTHWEST IOWA…

AT 438 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 11 MILES SOUTHWEST OF GREENFIELD…MOVING NORTH AT 15 MPH.

WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM ALONG WITH NICKEL HAIL AND TORRENTIAL RAINFALL.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…GREENFIELD…FONTANELLE…BRIDGEWATER…GREENFIELD MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AND NODAWAY PARK.

THIS STORM MAY INTENSIFY…SO BE CERTAIN TO MONITOR LOCAL RADIO AND TV STATIONS…AS WELL AS LOCAL CABLE TV OUTLETS…FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

Special Weather Statement: Fremont/Page/Mills/Montgomery Counties

Weather

May 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

258 PM CDT SUN MAY 25 2014

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEASTERN MILLS…NORTHWESTERN PAGE…SOUTHWESTERN MONTGOMERY AND CENTRAL FREMONT COUNTIES UNTIL 345 PM CDT…

AT 258 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER SIDNEY…OR 25 MILES NORTHWEST OF TARKIO…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

NICKEL SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM…ALONG WITH BRIEF HEAVY RAINFALL.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

SIDNEY…ESSEX…RANDOLPH…IMOGENE…WAUBONSIE STATE PARK AND PIERCE

RECREATION AREA.

NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Sun., May 25th 2014

Weather

May 25th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 80. South wind 6 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Memorial Day: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. South southwest wind 6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. South southwest wind 6 to 11 mph.

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 5 to 9 mph.
Tue. Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

Skyscan Forecast 05-24-2014

Podcasts, Weather

May 24th, 2014 by Chris Parks

 Today: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. South wind 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Memorial Day: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. South southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

Wednesday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.

 

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Corps: Missouri River levels will rise but no flooding this season

News, Weather

May 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Above-normal runoff is expected over the coming weeks in the Missouri River system, but officials with the U-S Army Corps of Engineers say -no- flooding is anticipated. Jody Farhat, who heads the Corps’ Missouri River Basin Water Management Office in Omaha, says more water will be pouring into the waterway but it shouldn’t cause a problem as it’s been so dry. Farhat says, “Runoff this year is expected to be above-average and flood control remains our primary consideration, however, drought persists across much of the lower basin and storage in the Missouri River main stem reservoir system remains below normal due to the 2012 drought.”

Kevin Stom, a Corps engineer in the water management office, provides more details about the expected run off.  “The 2014 calendar year runoff forecast is 31.7-million acre feet, which is 125% of normal, above Sioux City, Iowa,” Stom says. “April runoff of 2.8-million acre feet, or 96% of normal, is 0.6-million acre feet below the April forecast.” Corps engineer Mike Swenson says they have plenty of storage space in the upstream reservoirs to handle additional water from runoff.

“Reservoir system storage is currently at 54.6-million acre feet and is 1.5-million acre feet below the top of the carryover multiple use zone,” Swenson says. “This 1.5-million acre feet of storage is in addition to the 16.3-million acre feet of flood control storage that is normally available at the start of the runoff season.”

Swenson says releases from Gavins Point Dam have been increased to 30-thousand cubic feet per second, and release levels will go higher as needed later in the season to support downstream navigation.

(Radio Iowa)

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., May 23rd 2014

Podcasts, Weather

May 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis Weather Forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather information for Atlantic.

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KJAN listening area forecast: Fri., 5/23/2014 – NWS/Des Moines

Weather

May 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

316 AM CDT FRI MAY 23 2014

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

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL EARLY MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S.

MEMORIAL DAY THROUGH TUESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. LOW IN THE MID 60S.

The Freese-Notis Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: 5/22/14

Weather

May 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 5-a.m.)

Today: Mo. Cldy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms, mainly this morning. High 72. E/NE @ 5-10. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. E @ 5-10.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. E/SE @ 5-10.
Fri. Night: Mo. Cldy w/a 20% chance of showers & thunderstorms after midnight. Low around 55. E/SE @ 5-10.

Saturday: Mo. Cldy w/a 50% chance of showers & thunderstorms. High near 78. SE @ 10-20. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sat. Night: Cldy w/a 60% chance of showers & thunderstorms. Low around 62.

Sunday: Mo. Cldy w/a 40% chance of showers & thunderstorms. High near 82.

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Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 85. Our 24-hour Low (ending today at 7-a.m.) was 55. Rainfall in Atlantic this morning (thru 7-a.m.) was .03″.

NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area: 5/22/2014

Weather

May 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS BEFORE NOON. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY  CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S.