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Farmers’ Almanac predicts another nasty winter

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

August 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The folks at the Farmers’ Almanac are feeling a bit smug after correctly predicting the past nasty winter, which featured relentless snowstorms and a polar vortex. Editors of the 198-year-old publication in Maine are projecting more of the same in a few months. The latest edition officially goes on sale this week. It forecasts colder-than-normal and wetter-than-usual weather for three-quarters of the country east of the Rocky Mountains.

The publication, not to be confused with the New Hampshire-based Old Farmer’s Almanac, bases its long-range forecasts on a secret formula based on sunspots, planetary positions and lunar cycles. Modern science doesn’t put much stock in the formula, but modern meteorologists sometimes struggle with long-range forecasts. The national Climate Prediction Center projected milder weather last winter.

NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Sun., 8/24/14

Weather

August 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 8am, then isolated showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 91. South wind 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight: Partly Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 10pm and midnight. Low around 68. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. High near 87. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 7pm. Low around 69. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday: Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 85. East wind 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. High near 80. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Flash Flood Warning; Adair/Adams/Madison/Union Counties

Weather

August 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

532 AM CDT SAT AUG 23 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
SOUTHWESTERN WARREN COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…
SOUTHERN MADISON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…
SOUTHERN ADAIR COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…
NORTHERN CLARKE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…
NORTHERN UNION COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…
NORTHEASTERN ADAMS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

* UNTIL 1130 AM CDT

* AT 531 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. UP TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE… GREEN VALLEY LAKE…MURRAY…NEW VIRGINIA…TRURO…ORIENT…LORIMOR…EAST PERU…MACKSBURG…THAYER…MURRAY ROADSIDE REST AREA AND GREEN VALLEY LAKE STATE PARK.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF AROUND AN INCH ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
WARNED AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE. TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES. PLEASE REPORT FLOODING TO YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Sat., 8/23/14

Podcasts, Weather

August 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 5:26-a.m., NWS/Des Moines)

  • Today Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 91. Breezy, with a north wind 7 to 16 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 70. South wind 8 to 11 mph.
  • Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. South wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
  • Sunday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Monday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. East northeast wind 5 to 7 mph.
  • Monday Night A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Tuesday A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86.

 

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Svr. T-Storm warning (Update)

Weather

August 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

357 AM CDT SAT AUG 23 2014

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 415 AM CDT FOR SOUTHWESTERN DALLAS…NORTHWESTERN MADISON…EASTERN GUTHRIE AND NORTHEASTERN ADAIR COUNTIES…

AT 357 AM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 4 MILES NORTH OF STUART…OR 12 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GUTHRIE CENTER…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

Severe T-storm warning: Adair/Guthrie/Dallas/Madison Counties

Weather

August 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

339 AM CDT SAT AUG 23 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…SOUTHWESTERN DALLAS COUNTY IN CENTRAL IOWA…NORTHWESTERN MADISON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…EASTERN GUTHRIE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…NORTHEASTERN ADAIR COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…UNTIL 415 AM CDT

* AT 338 AM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 6 MILES NORTH OF GREENFIELD…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…ADEL…STUART…DALLAS CENTER…EARLHAM…LAKE PANORAMA…PANORA…DE SOTO…REDFIELD…DEXTER…CASEY…DIAMONDHEAD LAKE…MINBURN…MENLO…YALE…LINDEN AND LAKIN SLOUGH GAME MANAGEMENT AREA.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 80 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 81 AND 111.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING.

Severe T-storm warning (Update)

Weather

August 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

327 AM CDT SAT AUG 23 2014

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 345 AM CDT FOR SOUTHERN GUTHRIE AND ADAIR COUNTIES…

AT 327 AM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 4 MILES WEST OF STUART…OR 12 MILES NORTH OF GREENFIELD…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

GREENFIELD…STUART…ADAIR…FONTANELLE…DEXTER…CASEY… DIAMONDHEAD LAKE…MENLO…GREENFIELD MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AND NODAWAY PARK.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 80 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 73 AND 97.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Adair & Guthrie Counties

Weather

August 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

303 AM CDT SAT AUG 23 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…SOUTHERN GUTHRIE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…ADAIR COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…UNTIL 345 AM CDT

* AT 303 AM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF GREENFIELD…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND PENNY SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED  INCLUDE…GREENFIELD…STUART…ADAIR…FONTANELLE…DEXTER…CASEY… ORIENT…DIAMONDHEAD LAKE…MENLO…BRIDGEWATER…GREENFIELD MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AND NODAWAY PARK.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 80 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 74 AND 97.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING.

Skyscan Forecast 08-22-2014

Podcasts, Weather

August 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN MIX OF CLOUDS AND SUN. HOT AND HUMID. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON…THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH  89. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 100 TO 102 IN THE AFTERNOON.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH
MIDNIGHT…THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW 72. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY THROUGH MID MORNING THEN CLEARING. A
MODERATE CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH AROUND
91. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 72. SOUTH WIND
5 TO 10 MPH.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 90. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

MONDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT OF THUNDERSTORMS.
HIGH IN THE MID 80S.

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Skyscan Forecast 08-21-2014

Podcasts, Weather

August 21st, 2014 by Chris Parks

 

Today: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: A moderate chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight.

Friday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 101. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night: A moerate chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southeast wind around 5 mph. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

 

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