The (podcast) Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area and weather data for Atlantic…
400 AM CDT FRI MAY 10 2013
EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. PATCHY DRIZZLE. NORTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.
TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH AROUND 60. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. COLDER. PATCHY FROST AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.
SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. WARMER. LOW IN THE MID 40S. HIGH IN THE MID 70S.
MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. WARMER. LOW AROUND 60. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is close to breaking a state record for the longest stretch without a reported tornado. The National Weather Service says as of Wednesday, it’s been 349 days since a tornado touched down in the state. The last recorded tornado was on May 24, 2012, in Fayette County.
The current state record is 355 days, set between May 5, 1955, and April 26, 1956. The record would be tied on Tuesday and broken on Wednesday. Officials call the streak impressive because digital technology and spotter networks today are so comprehensive. There was a greater likelihood back in the 1950s for a tornado to occur without being reported. Officials say the threat of severe weather appears minimal through early Tuesday. There is a chance of thunderstorms late Tuesday.
300 PM CDT THU MAY 9 2013
…CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR FUNNEL CLOUDS...
CURRENT ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF FUNNEL CLOUDS. USUALLY…THESE FUNNEL CLOUDS CAN FORM FROM SHOWERS AND WEAK THUNDERSTORMS. THESE FUNNELS ARE NORMALLY BRIEF…DROP ONLY A FEW HUNDRED FEET FROM THE CLOUD BASE…AND RARELY BECOME A TORNADO OR CAUSE DAMAGE. HOWEVER…IF ONE IS SPOTTED…PLEASE REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR RELAY TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. IF A TORNADO WARNING WOULD BECOME NECESSARY…TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A wet spring continues to soak soil across much of the Midwest, causing the prolonged drought to retreat ever so slowly westward. Sections of central Iowa, southeast Minnesota and western parts of Wisconsin and Missouri have seen notable improvement in drought conditions. The weekly drought monitor measures conditions up to 7 a.m. Tuesday. The report is released on Thursdays by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
It shows the drought has subsided for nearly two-thirds of Iowa, most of Missouri and Arkansas. West of those states drought remains. A smaller portion of western Nebraska is in extreme or exceptional drought and southwestern Nebraska improved slightly. The soil moisture is good news for corn growers who are now dodging rain storms to get seed in the ground.
Here are some of the reported rainfall totals in the KJAN listening area: at the KJAN Studios in Atlantic (Official National Weather Service site), .78“; I-80/Hwy 173 area, 2.00″; Audubon, 1.82″; Villisca, .51″; Irwin, 2.30″; Red Oak, 1.10″; Avoca, 1.20″; Clarinda, .05″; Shenandoah, .04″; Emerson, .48″; Oakland, 1.60″.
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The Freese-Notis (podcast) weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather data for Atlantic…
402 AM CDT THU MAY 9 2013
EARLY THIS MORNING…OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.
TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTH WIND NEAR 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.
TONIGHT…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS BEFORE MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.
FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS BEFORE NOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. WEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S.
The (Podcast) Freese-Notis, Weather.net forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather data for Atlantic…
Today: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 3pm. High near 65. Light south southeast wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10am and 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. North northeast wind 6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. North wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. North northeast wind 8 to 10 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Breezy.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 62.