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Nat’l. Weather Svc. Forecast for Cass & Surrounding Counties, 1-27-12

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January 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

338 AM CST FRI JAN 27 2012

TODAY…CLOUDY…BREEZY. LIGHT SNOW LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF LIGHT SLEET IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND LIGHT SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION JUST UNDER A HALF INCH EXPECTED. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO WEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN CLEARING. BREEZY. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. WEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW 15 TO 20. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S.

MONDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 50S.

Flood risk for E. Nishnabotna River is low over the next 90-days

News, Weather

January 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued the first hydrologic, or flood outlook for this coming Spring. The outlook covers a period from early February through late April. In general, the Weather Service says the risk of flooding from late Winter into Spring is near or below normal for all locations in their coverage area. Officials caution, however, that a considerable amount of the Winter season remains, and people with interests near river basins need to continue to monitor both weather and river conditions, as well as future Spring Flood outlooks.

The Weather Service says as far as the East Nishnabotna River near Atlantic is concerned, there is only a 10-percent chance the river will reach 16.8-feet. Flood stage along the East Nish near Atlantic, is 17-feet.   The East Fork of the 102 River near Bedford has a 10-percent chance of reaching 18.8-feet.  The flood stage for that body of water is 21-feet. There is a 90-percent chance in the current outlook, that the East Fork River will reach 13.7-feet in the next 90-days, which is still well below flood stage.

The numbers in the outlook were calculated using multiple Spring Season scenarious from 30-or more-years of climatological data. They also take into account current river conditions, snow cover and soil moisture. The next Flood Outlook will be issued by the Weather Service, on February 16th.

Special Weather Statement for parts of Western/West Central & SW IA

News, Weather

January 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Including Adair, Adams, Audubon, Cass, Carroll, Crawford, Guthrie, Sac & Taylor Counties…

Dense Fog has reduced visibilities to between 3-and 5-miles northwest of a line from Waterloo-to-Des Moines-and Creston. Road temperatures over locations north of I-80 and west of I-35 are near or below freezing, and there is a potential for frost or ice to form from the fog. This would make roads slick in spots, for your morning commute.

Drive with caution!

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast for Thu., Jan. 26th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

January 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the 4-day forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area…

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Nat’l. Weather Service Forecast for Cass & area Counties, 1-26-12

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January 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

333 AM CST THU JAN 26 2012

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. PATCHY FOG THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH AROUND 40. TEMPERATURE STEADY OR SLOWLY FALLING IN THE AFTERNOON. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 20S. WEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. SNOW LIKELY IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 2 INCHES. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO WEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.

FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. LOW 15 TO 20. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 10 TO 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. WEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 15. HIGH AROUND 30.

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

(Podcast) Weather forecast for Jan. 25th, 2012

Podcasts, Weather

January 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the Skyscan Weather Forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area….

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Forecast for Cass & nearby Counties on Wed., Jan. 25th 2012

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January 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

327 AM CST WED JAN 25 2012 National Weather Service/Des Moines

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. EAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 40. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY AFTER MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 20S. WEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW 15 TO 20.

SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. LOW AROUND 15.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast for Jan. 24, 2012

Podcasts, Weather

January 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, from Meteorologist Harvey Freese, & the weather stats for Atlantic, from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson…

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Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA, Tue. – Jan. 24, 2012

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January 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

322 AM CST TUE JAN 24 2012 National Weather Service/Des Moines

TODAY…SUNNY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 20S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY…SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 40. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. HIGH IN THE MID 30S.

Majority of Iowa roads completely covered with ice and snow

News, Weather

January 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 23, 2012: 7 a.m. – All roadways in Iowa, except those in the far southeast corner of the state, are currently reported as completely covered with ice and snow. High winds are causing drifting, reducing visibility and producing periods of whiteout conditions. 
 
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory that covers a large part of the state: extending north of Interstate 80 to the Minnesota state line, east to the Wisconsin/Illinois state lines and west U.S. 59. The advisory remains in effect until noon today. The snow is expected to diminish to flurries this morning from southwest to northeast and end tonight. Gusty northwest winds (up to 36 mph) will cause blowing snow over central and northern Iowa throughout the day. Visibility at times may be reduced to one-half mile or less. 
 

For the latest road conditions, visit www.511ia.org, call 511 (in Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide), or follow Twitter @statewideia511.