341 AM CDT THU MAR 14 2013
TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. TEMPERATURE STEADY OR SLOWLY RISING AFTER MIDNIGHT. WEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 30. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.
SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. COLDER. HIGH AROUND 40. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 20S.
SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.
SUNDAY NIGHT…RAIN LIKELY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW AROUND 30. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.
Here’s the KJAN listening area forecast and weather data for Atlantic….
354 AM CDT WED MAR 13 2013
TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. LOW IN THE MID 20S. TEMPERATURE STEADY OR SLOWLY RISING AFTER MIDNIGHT. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH.
THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. TEMPERATURE STEADY OR SLOWLY RISING AFTER MIDNIGHT. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S.
SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. HIGH AROUND 40.
The Freese-Notis forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather data for Atlantic…
Today: A 20 percent chance of snow showers after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Wind chill values as low as 10. Windy, with a west northwest wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 13. Wind chill values as low as 5. Blustery, with a northwest wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. Wind chill values as low as 5. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. South southeast wind 6 to 8 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. South southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Authorities are discouraging travel in eastern Nebraska and much of Iowa western Iowa as a late-winter storm heads east. Portions of Iowa Highway 141 and U.S. highways 59, 30 and 20 in western Iowa were reported impassable on Monday. But Interstates 80 and 29 are open for traffic.
Sections of both interstates were closed for a time on Sunday as heavy snow was blown by strong winds, creating whiteout in many spots. Officials reported several multiple-car accidents Sunday along a 200-mile stretch of Interstate 80 that runs east and west through the two states.
AMES, Iowa – March 11, 2013; 5 a.m. update – The slow-moving winter storm will continue to impact roadways in portions of Iowa through this morning. The Iowa Department of Transportation’s WeatherView system is presently reporting north-northwest winds of 16 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Snow is also continuing to fall along a line from Council Bluffs through Boone, Mason City and to the Minnesota state line.
A winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect in until 7 a.m. For much of central and north central Iowa; a winter weather advisory remains in effect for Iowa. North-northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts near 45 mph are expected to cause blowing snow, reducing visibility to less than one-half mile at times.
Iowa’s 511 system is presently reporting that roadways in the Correctionville, Denison and Ida Grove areas are impassible. Roads in western and northeast Iowa are partially to completely covered snow covered. Travel remains hazardous along Interstates 29 and 80 in western Iowa, and also east of Mason City and north of Waterloo.
Unsafe conditions for snowplow operators in keeping roadways open caused the many of Iowa DOT’s maintenance garages to suspend operations across the state. Operations in these areas are scheduled to resume as day light appears and as the wind conditions lessen.
Motorists should exercise extreme caution during the morning commute and while otherwise traveling this morning. Remember, “Don’t Crowd the Plow,” and make sure to carry appropriate winter survival items in your vehicle.
For Iowa road condition information, visit http://www.511ia.org/; call 511 in Iowa or 800-288-1047 nationwide; or visit Twitter @iowadot or @statewideia511. Use the hashtag #iatraffic when tweeting about this winter storm.
Early This Morning: Light snow. Breezy…colder. New snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Total snow accumulation 3 to 7 inches. Northwest wind 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.
Today: Mostly cloudy. Breezy. High in the upper 20s. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the morning.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Isolated light snow showers in the evening. Low in the lower 20s. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph after midnight. Chance of snow 20 percent.
Tuesday: Partly sunny. Isolated light snow showers in the afternoon. Breezy. High in the mid 30s. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Low around 15. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph through midnight.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. High in the upper 30s. Northwest wind around 5 mph shifting to the southwest up to 5 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night And Thursday: Partly cloudy. Not as cool. Low in the upper 20s. High in the upper 40s.
Thursday Night Through Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 30s. High in the lower 50s.