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Beware of dense fog in western/s.w. IA this morning (9/8)

Weather

September 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SAC-MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS-ADAIR COUNTIES…316 AM CDT THU SEP 8 2016…

AREAS OF FOG WITH PATCHY DENSE FOG EARLY TODAY

IN THE WAKE OF THUNDERSTORMS AND RAIN EARLIER IN THE EVENING AREAS OF FOG HAVE BEEN DEVELOPING OVER PORTIONS OF WEST…SOUTHWEST…AND CENTRAL IOWA. VISIBILITY AT SOME LOCATION HAS ALREADY DROPPED TO ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS. EXPECT LOW VISIBILITY AT TIMES THROUGH JUST AFTER SUNRISE THIS THURSDAY MORNING.

IF YOU ARE TRAVELING EARLY TODAY…USE EXTRA CAUTION IF POCKETS OF DENSE FOG ARE ENCOUNTERED. SLOW DOWN…USE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS…AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION SAFELY. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT INTERSECTIONS…NEAR SCHOOL BUS STOPS… AND WHEN APPROACHING RAILROAD CROSSINGS. ONCOMING VEHICLES AND TRAINS MAY BE HIDDEN BY THE FOG.

THE FOG SHOULD BEGIN TO LIFT AFTER SUNRISE BUT MAY TAKE AN ADDITIONAL HOUR OR TWO TO FULLY GIVE WAY TO MORE SUNSHINE AND BRIGHTER SKIES.

Freese-Notis Skyscan Forecast & weather data for Atlantic, 9/7/16

Weather

September 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Variably cloudy skies w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. High 81. SW @ 10-15.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. Low 68. S-SE @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Clear to Partly Cloudy. High 83. NW @ 5-10.

Tom. Night: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scattered showers & t-storms. Low 68.

Friday: Mo. Cldy w/scatt. shwrs & tstrms. High 78.

Saturday: Mostly Sunny. High 75.

Sunday: Mo. Sunny. High 79.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 91.Our 24-hour Low was 71. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 84 and the low was 65. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 98 in 1893. The Record Low was 34 in 1956.

KJAN listening area forecast from the NWS: Wed., 9/7/16

Weather

September 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Thunderstorms. High in the lower 80s. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 80 percent.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms likely in the evening…then mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms before midnight and early morning. Partly cloudy early in the morning. Low in the lower 60s. South wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the west after midnight. Chance of thunderstorms 60 percent.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. High in the lower 80s. North wind around 5 mph shifting to the northeast in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. Low in the mid 60s. Southeast wind near 5 mph.

Friday: Thunderstorms likely. High in the upper 70s. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Cooler. Low in the mid 50s.

Saturday: Sunny. High in the lower 70s.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 2-a.m. Wednesday

Weather

September 6th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

700 PM CDT TUE SEP 6 2016

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWESTERN…CENTRAL AND NORTH-CENTRAL IOWA SOUTHEASTERN NEBRASKA EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 700 PM UNTIL 200 AM CDT. COUNTIES:

ADAIR ADAMS CASS AUDUBON CARROLL CRAWFORD FREMONT GUTHRIE HARRISON MILLS MONTGOMERY PAGE POTTAWATTAMIE AND SHELBY.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 2-am for Counties in mauve

Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 2-am for Counties in mauve

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE… ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE.

SUMMARY…SEVERAL HOURS OF SEVERE-STORM POTENTIAL WILL EXIST THIS EVENING WITH ACTIVITY DEVELOPING NEAR A FRONT. THESE STORMS WILL MOVE NORTHEASTWARD TO EASTWARD ACROSS PARTS OF THE WATCH AREA…OFFERING MAINLY DAMAGING GUSTS AND OCCASIONAL LARGE HAIL. THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LINCOLN NEBRASKA TO 75 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF FORT DODGE IOWA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER  STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 9/6/16

Weather

September 6th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly Cloudy, warm & humid. Isolate shwrs & tstrms late. High 90. SW @ 15-25.

Tonight: Cldy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. Low 74. S @10.
Tomorrow: Cldy w/scatt shwrs & tstrms. High 80. S-NW @ 10-15.
Thursday: P/Cldy. High 82.

Friday: Scattered shwrs & tstrms. High near 80.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 89.Our 24-hour Low was 69. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 92 and the low was 71. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 103 in 1939. The Record Low was 36 in 1962.

KJAN listening area forecast from the NWS: 9/6/16

Weather

September 6th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Early This Morning: Mostly clear. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Today: Mostly sunny. Hot and humid. Breezy. High in the upper 80s. South wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Highest heat index readings around 100 in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A chance of thunderstorms until early morning…then thunderstorms likely early in the morning. Low in the lower 70s. South wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph through midnight. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent.

Wednesday: Thunderstorms. High in the lower 80s. South wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 80 percent.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms through midnight…then partly cloudy after midnight. Low in the mid 60s. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. High in the lower 80s. North wind around 5 mph shifting to the east in the afternoon.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. High in the upper 70s.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 9/5/16

Weather

September 5th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly Cloudy, warm & humid. High 90. SW @ 10-20.                                      Tonight: P/Cldy w/isolated shwrs & tstrms. Low 73. S @10.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy, warm & humid w/scatt shwrs & tstrms. High 87. S @ 10-20.
Wednesday: Cldy wscattered showers & tstrms. High 83.

Thursday: Cldy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. High 80.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 79. We received .05” of an inch of rain yesterday. Our 24-hour Low was 64. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 90 and the low was 72. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 104 in 1913. The Record Low was 34 in 1962.

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: 9/5/16

Weather

September 5th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Early This Morning: Mostly cloudy. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Today: Mostly sunny. Breezy. High in the upper 80s. South wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Breezy. Low in the lower 70s. South wind 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph through midnight.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Breezy. High around 90. South wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms likely. Low in the upper 60s. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph through midnight. Chance of thunderstorms 60 percent.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of thunderstorms in the morning…then thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. High in the lower 80s. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. High in the lower 80s.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area, 9/4/16

Weather

September 4th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly Sunny w/a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms between noon and 3pm. High near 81. S/SE winds at 5-15mph gusting to around 25.
Tonight: Partly Cloudy to Cloudy w/a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 3am and 5am. Low around 67. S/SE @ 15-25.
Labor Day: Mostly sunny & breezy, with a high near 88. S @ 15-30mph.
Monday Night: P/Cldy w/a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Low around 71. S @ 15-25.
Tuesday: P/Sunny & breezy, w/a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 89. S @ 10-25mph.
Tuesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Low around 69. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. High near 86.

Earthquake in Oklahoma felt in Atlantic this morning!

News, Weather

September 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

(Update 8:32-a.m. Aftershock felt just before 8-a.m. 9.3 miles NW of Pawnee, OK, 3.6 magnitude, about 1.1 miles deep)

CHICAGO (AP) – An earthquake has rattled a swath of the Great Plains, from Iowa and Nebraska to as far south as northern Texas. The temblor shockwave was felt in Atlantic, Brayton, Des Moines and Omaha at around 7:05-a.m.. KJAN received several phone calls from residents saying their lights were swaying and they felt a rumble. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake happened at 7:02-a.m., and measured 5.6 on the Richter Scale and was centered about 8.5-miles northwest of Pawnee, Oklahoma. It occurred at a depth of about 4-miles, or very shallow by most standards. It also tweeted that aftershocks may occur. (One aftershock felt just before 8-a.m. 9.3 miles NW of Pawnee, OK, 3.6 magnitude, about 1.1 miles deep)

The light blue dot on the map is the epicenter of the quake.

The light blue dot on the map is the epicenter of the initial quake that happened at 7:02-a.m. CDT 9/3/16

Sean Weide in Omaha, Nebraska, said he’d never been in an earthquake before and thought he was getting dizzy. Weide said he and one of his daughters “heard the building start creaking” and said it “was surreal.” People in Kansas City, Missouri; Fayetteville, Arkansas; and Norman, Oklahoma, all reported feeling the earthquake. Dallas TV station WFAA tweeted that it felt the quake, too.