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HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1-UNTIL 8-PM FRIDAY

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July 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS-ADAIR-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE COUNTIES:

…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM CDT FRIDAY…

* TEMPERATURE…HIGHS IN THE AFTERNOON WILL BE AROUND 90 AND COMBINED WITH THE RETURN OF DEW POINTS NEAR 80 RESULTING HEAT INDICES WILL RANGE FROM 100 TO 105 IN MANY LOCATIONS. HEAT INDICES FROM 105-110 ARE POSSIBLE IN FAR WEST/SOUTHWEST IOWA.

* IMPACTS…HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS WILL RESULT IN AN INCREASED RISK OF HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM…STAY OUT OF THE SUN…AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS…IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE…RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK…THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY…CALL 9 1 1.

 

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather forecast, 7/23/2015

Podcasts, Weather

July 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

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KJAN listening area forecast from the NWS, 7/23/15

Weather

July 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Early this morning: Partly cloudy. Low in the lower 60s. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Today: Mostly sunny. High in the lower 80s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low around 70. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny. High around 90. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Highest heat index readings 101 to 106 in the afternoon.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Low in the lower 70s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Highest heat index readings 100 to 103 through midnight.

Saturday: Partly sunny. A chance of thunderstorms in the morning… Then a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High in the upper 80s. Chance of thunderstorms 40 percent.
Saturday Night: Thunderstorms likely. Low in the upper 60s. Chance of thunderstorms 60 percent.

Sunday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. High in the mid 80s.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather Forecast, Wed. 7/22/2015

Podcasts, Weather

July 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

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KJAN listening area forecast, 7/22/15 (4-a.m. update from the NWS)

Weather

July 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Early This Morning: Partly cloudy. Northeast wind near 5 mph.
Today: Mostly sunny. High in the lower 80s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy until early morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Low in the lower 60s. Southeast wind near 10 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. High in the lower 80s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Low around 70. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny. High in the upper 80s. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Highest heat index readings 100 to 102 in the afternoon.                                                                        Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of thunderstorms through midnight…then a chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Low in the lower 70s. Chance of thunderstorms 40 percent.

Saturday: Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. High in the upper 80s.

Forecast calls for cooler & wetter weather after the hot & dry

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July 21st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Long-range forecasters say the overall trend of cooler, wetter weather will likely continue for the next several months, with some periods of hot and dry mixed in. Brian Fuchs, a climatologist at the National Drought Mitigation Center, says the regional climate outlook, going out just eight-to-14 days, shows the rest of July and into August will be on the warm side.

“The eight-to-14 is showing temperatures being above normal during this time,” Fuchs says, “and when you couple that with the precipitation, it does look like after the next seven-day period, it is looking like the potential for drier-than-normal conditions from the Ohio River Valley into the Midwest.”

Fuchs says the trend from late summer into fall looks to be more of what we have seen most of the first half of the year.  “If you look at the probabilities of seeing above-normal precipitation, that starts out in the Southwest and continues into the Central Rockies out onto the Plains and catching part of the Midwest,” Fuchs says. “That’s also associated with temperatures being below normal.”

With a very strong El Nino weather pattern developing in the Pacific Ocean, Fuchs says the winter outlook is trending toward less snow and cold for most of the country’s northern half. “We’re seeing those warmer-than-normal temperature probabilities staying in place from the Pacific Northwest through the Northern Plains,” he says, “and the below-normal temperature probabilities from the Southern Plains through the Southeast continue as well.”

Fuchs says the El Nino is now trending up and could be one of the strongest ever recorded. The National Drought Mitigation Center is based at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

(Radio Iowa)

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather Forecast, Tue., 7/21/15

Podcasts, Weather

July 21st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

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(4-am Update/NWS) Weather forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA, 7/21/15

Weather

July 21st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Early This Morning: Mostly clear. Cooler. North wind near 10 mph.
Today: Sunny. High around 80. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low in the upper 50s. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High around 80. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Low in the lower 60s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday: Partly sunny. High in the lower 80s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Low around 70.
Friday: Partly sunny. High in the upper 80s.

Special Weather Statement for Guthrie, Audubon, Carroll, Boone & Greene Counties

Weather

July 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

828 AM CDT MON JUL 20 2015

…STORMS WITH GUSTY WINDS OVER CENTRAL IOWA…

AT 824 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LINE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WITH GUSTY WIND ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 9 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GOWRIE TO 5 MILES SOUTH OF IRWIN…AND MOVING EAST AT  35 MPH. WINDS AS HIGH AS 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS. WINDS OF 38 MPH WERE OBSERVED ALONG HIGHWAY 30 NEAR CARROLL.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
BOONE…JEFFERSON…AUDUBON…OGDEN…COON RAPIDS…LAKE PANORAMA…
BOONE SPEEDWAY…EXIRA…GRAND JUNCTION…ELK HORN…SCRANTON…
BAYARD…KIMBALLTON…BAGLEY…RIPPEY…DEDHAM…YALE…PATON…
JAMAICA AND BOXHOLM.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather forecast, 7/20/2015

Podcasts, Weather

July 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

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