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Winter Weather Advisory continues until 6-pm Saturday

Weather

January 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SAC-CARROLL-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-MADISON-COUNTIES….

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING…

* SHORT TERM TRENDS…PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW AND SNOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE MORNING WITH SNOW SHOWERS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE BY NOON TO SPEEDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH ALONG WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW…UNDER AN INCH WEST OF AN OTTUMWA…DES MOINES…FORT DODGE LINE AND UP TO 2 INCHES TOWARD WATERLOO.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE AFTER NOON. THIS WILL BE ESPECIALLY TRUE IN ANY SNOW SHOWERS THAT DEVELOP. THIS WILL CREATE AN AREA OF LOW LEVEL BLOWING SNOW AND VISIBILITY REDUCTIONS. AREAS WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES MAY OCCUR.

* IMPACTS…TRAVEL COULD BECOME EXTREMELY DIFFICULT AND HAZARDOUS ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON WHERE THE HIGHEST WINDS…SNOW SHOWERS…AND ONE INCH OR MORE OF SNOW OCCURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING…ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6-pm Saturday

Weather

January 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-

PAGE-CRAWFORD-AUDUBON-CASS-ADAIR-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD COUNTIES…

1043 AM CST SAT JAN 18 2014

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING…

* WINDS…NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 TO 55 MPH ARE EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS…DRIVING WILL BE DIFFICULT. WATCH FOR DEBRIS ON ROADS ALONG WITH LOCALLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING DUST. SOME SNOW SHOWERS COULD ALSO REDUCE VISIBILITIES…MAINLY ACROSS WESTERN IOWA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS BETWEEN 30 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS BETWEEN 45 TO 57 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

Iowa DOT offers map showing location of snowplows

News, Weather

January 18th, 2014 by Chris Parks

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa officials want people to know where snowplows are working during winter weather.

The state Department of Transportation is offering an interactive online map that shows where the vehicles are currently located. It’s under the agency’s winter driving section.

When snowplow icons are clicked, a visitor can see where its location was last reported and what direction it was headed. It also gives the reported air temperature.

Data is fed automatically every two minutes from the snowplows.

The map is available via desktop or mobile device.

Skyscan Forecast 01-18-2014

Podcasts, Weather

January 18th, 2014 by Chris Parks

Today: A slight chance of snow, mainly before 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Windy, with a west southwest wind 15 to 20 mph becoming northwest 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 20 mph becoming west northwest 10 to 15 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 45. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 23. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 32. Breezy, with a northwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 18.

Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 20.

 

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NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties, Sat. Jan. 18th 2014

Weather

January 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CST

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR: CASS-ADAIR-ADAMS-AUDUBON-CRAWFORD-FREMONT-HARRISON- MILLS-MONONA- MONTGOMERY-PAGE -RINGGOLD-SHELBY-TAYLOR AND UNION COUNTIES; WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR: CARROLL-DALLAS-GUTHRIE AND MADISON COUNTIES.

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. WINDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW BEFORE NOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 30 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH INCREASING TO 50 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF SNOW 30 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN CLEARING. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 5 TO 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUNDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY…PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…COLDER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

MONDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. BREEZY…COLDER. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE.

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. HIGH 15 TO 20. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE.

Winter Weather Advisory for Guthrie & area Counties on Saturday

Weather

January 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: CARROLL-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-MADISON-
352 PM CST FRI JAN 17 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR LIGHT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD THE AREA SATURDAY
  MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL
  INCREASE BY MID TO LATE MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW...UP TO 2 INCHES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER
  50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE AFTER 10 AM. THIS WILL CREATE AN AREA OF LOW
  LEVEL BLOWING SNOW AND VISIBILITY REDUCTIONS. AREAS WITH
  WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES MAY OCCUR.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL COULD BECOME EXTREMELY DIFFICULT AND HAZARDOUS
  ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE AREA SATURDAY WHERE THE HIGHEST WINDS AND
  ONE INCH OR MORE OF SNOW OCCURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW
AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

Wind Advisory issued for Cass & area Counties on Saturday

Weather

January 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CRAWFORD-AUDUBON-CASS-ADAIR-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-

355 PM CST FRI JAN 17 2014

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY.

* TIMING…MID MORNING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED IN ADDITION TO WIND GUSTS OF 45 MPH OR HIGHER. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., Jan. 17th 2014

Podcasts, Weather

January 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, along with weather information for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties: Fri., Jan. 17 2014

Weather

January 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. VERY COLD. BREEZY. NORTHWEST WIND 20 TO 25 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY. VERY COLD. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN THE MORNING.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. LOW 15 TO 20. SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. VERY WINDY. WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. WEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 20. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

SUNDAY...SUNNY…WARMER. HIGH AROUND 50. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 20S.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY AND MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. LOW 15 TO 20.

Special Weather Statement for Snow Squalls

Weather

January 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-

236 PM CST THU JAN 16 2014

…SNOW SQUALLS AND STRONG WINDS REDUCING VISIBILITY AT TIMES…

A WIND SURGE IS MOVING ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST HALF OF IOWA THIS AFTERNOON…ACCOMPANIED BY BANDS OF SNOW SHOWERS. THE COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND FALLING SNOW WILL CAUSE VISIBILITY TO RAPIDLY FALL TO BELOW HALF A MILE AS THE SNOW SHOWERS MOVE THROUGH BEFORE IMPROVING AGAIN. WHILE ANY PERIOD OF LOW VISIBILITY WILL BE RELATIVELY BRIEF…DRIVERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR THESE RAPID CHANGES AS IT WILL MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS AT TIMES AROUND THE AFTERNOON COMMUTE.