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

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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.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Wed., May 21st 2014

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May 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

Here are some of the reports of hail that fell during storms the evening of Tue., May 20th 2014 (as compiled by the National Weather Service & scanner reports.)

8-p.m. Pea-to dime-sized hail near Highway 6 and 29th Street in Atlantic (Cass Co. 9-1-1 Director).

7:10-p.m. Golf ball-sized hail 3 miles North of Shelby (Law enforcement report)

4:48-p.m. Quarter-sized hail 4 miles Northeast of Audubon.

4:30-p.m. Penny-sized hail 5 miles southeast of Harlan.

4:25-p.m. Penny-sized hail 3 miles southeast of Shelby and 6 miles southwest of Grey.

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NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area: Wed., May 21st 2014

Weather

May 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

345 AM CDT WED MAY 21 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL EARLY MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 50S. NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. EAST WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 50S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. EAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S.

SATURDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 70S.

Hail reports 5/20/14

Weather

May 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Here are some of the reports of hail that fell during storms the evening of Tue., May 20th 2014 (as compiled by the National Weather Service & scanner reports.)

8-p.m. Pea-to dime-sized hail near Highway 6 and 29th Street in Atlantic (Cass Co. 9-1-1 Director).

7:10-p.m. Golf ball-sized hail 3 miles North of Shelby (Law enforcement report)

4:48-p.m. Quarter-sized hail 4 miles Northeast of Audubon.

4:30-p.m. Penny-sized hail 5 miles southeast of Harlan.

4:25-p.m. Penny-sized hail 3 miles southeast of Shelby and 6 miles southwest of Grey.

There were also numerous reports of penny-to golf ball-sized hail falling Tuesday afternoon and evening in Central Iowa, including the communities of Ames, Woodward, Madrid and Slater. Those same storm  cells produce winds gusting up to 70 miles per hour.

 

Special Weather Statement: Cass County

Weather

May 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CASS IA-ADAIR IA-
749 PM CDT TUE MAY 20 2014

...STRONG THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF SMALL HAIL...

AT 749 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER
ATLANTIC...MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

DIME SIZE HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ATLANTIC...ANITA...LEWIS...MASSENA...CUMBERLAND...BRIDGEWATER...
MARNE...WIOTA...ATLANTIC MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...ANITA MUNICIPAL
AIRPORT...LAKE ANITA STATE PARK AND COLD SPRINGS STATE PARK.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT
TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR  IOWA.

Severe thunderstorm warning expires

Weather

May 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

729 PM CDT TUE MAY 20 2014

…THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTHERN SHELBY AND NORTHEASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTIES WILL EXPIRE AT 730 PM CDT…

THE STORM WHICH PROMPTED THE WARNING HAS WEAKENED BELOW SEVERE LIMITS…AND NO LONGER POSES AN IMMEDIATE THREAT TO LIFE OR PROPERTY. THEREFORE THE WARNING WILL BE ALLOWED TO EXPIRE. HOWEVER GUSTY WINDS AND SMALL HAIL WILL STILL POSSIBLE WITH THIS THUNDERSTORM.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Shelby/Pottawattamie Counties

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May 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

652 PM CDT TUE MAY 20 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… SOUTHERN SHELBY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…NORTHEASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…* UNTIL 730 PM CDT

* AT 652 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR SHELBY…OR 26 MILES NORTHWEST OF ATLANTIC…MOVING EAST AT 15 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

AVOCA…WALNUT…SHELBY…MINDEN…HANCOCK…PORTSMOUTH…

TENNANT…NISHNA BEND RECREATION AREA…PRAIRIE ROSE STATE PARK AND

BOTNA BEND PARK.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS… HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 58 AND 73. INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 27 AND 48.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

Update: Shelby County Severe T-storm warning

Weather

May 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

431 PM CDT TUE MAY 20 2014

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 PM CDT FOR EASTERN SHELBY COUNTY…

AT 430 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED ABOUT 3 MILES SOUTHEAST OF HARLAN…OR 19 MILES NORTHWEST OF ATLANTIC…MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

HARLAN…ELK HORN…IRWIN…KIRKMAN…NISHNA BEND RECREATION AREA…

PRAIRIE ROSE STATE PARK AND ELK HORN CREEK RECREATION AREA.

 

THIS INCLUDES HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 70 AND 80.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING: CARROLL, AUDUBON, GUTHRIE COUNTIES

Weather

May 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

422 PM CDT TUE MAY 20 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…SOUTHERN CARROLL COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…NORTHERN AUDUBON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…NORTHWESTERN GUTHRIE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…* UNTIL 500 PM CDT

* AT 422 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR IRWIN…OR 0 MILES NORTHWEST OF AUDUBON…MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

AUDUBON…COON RAPIDS…TEMPLETON…DEDHAM…GRAY AND AUDUBON

COUNTY AIRPORT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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