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Nat’l. Weather Service Forecast for Cass & surrounding Counties in IA, 2-13-12

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February 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

334 AM CST MON FEB 13 2012

TODAY…LIGHT SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN LIGHT SNOW LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF FREEZING DRIZZLE IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 1 INCH. NO ICE ACCUMULATION. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT. LOW AROUND 20. WEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TUESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SLEET IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW…LIGHT SLEET AND LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. EAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…SNOW LIKELY. MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT.

THURSDAY…CLOUDY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S.

Winter Weather Advisory continues for far western/sw Iowa

News, Weather

February 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT & PAGE COUNTIES…

245 AM CST MON FEB 13 2012

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

* TIMING…SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA TODAY. ALSO…AREAS OF FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL BE POSSIBLE MAINLY ALONG AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80 BY MID MORNING.

* SNOW AMOUNTS… MUCH OF EASTERN NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA WILL SEE AN INCH OR TWO OF SNOW…WITH HIGHER TOTALS AROUND 3 INCHES EXPECTED ACROSS NORTHEAST NEBRASKA. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL LIKELY BE FALLING DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE.

* IMPACTS…THE COMBINATION OF 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW ALONG WITH AREAS OF FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL MAKE FOR DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS…ESPECIALLY DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE WHEN THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED. SLICK ROADS AND SIDEWALKS ALONG WITH REDUCED VISIBILITIES CAN BE EXPECTED. MOTORISTS SHOULD ALLOW PLENTY OF EXTRA TIME TO REACH MORNING DESTINATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW AND FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for far west/southwest IA

Weather

February 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

307 PM CST SUN FEB 12 2012

…SNOW EXPECTED TONIGHT AND MONDAY…

.SNOW WILL DEVELOP BY DAYBREAK MONDAY…THEN TAPER OFF TO FLURRIES AND END BY LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON. SOME PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE MAY ALSO OCCUR AFTER THE INITIAL SNOWFALL ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA.

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT & PAGE COUNTIES….

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT

TONIGHT TO 6 PM CST MONDAY…

* TIMING…SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS EASTERN NEBRASKA AND WESTERN IOWA BEFORE DAYBREAK MONDAY…THEN CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAYTIME BEFORE ENDING LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* MAIN IMPACT…TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. THE SNOW MAY BE THE HEAVIEST DURING THE MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE.

* OTHER IMPACTS…SOME PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE COULD ALSO OCCUR AFTER THE INITIAL SNOW FALLS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW…SLEET…OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Skyscan Forecast for Saturday 2/11/12

Weather

February 11th, 2012 by admin

Forecast for Saturday 2/11/12

**A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until 8:00 this morning for western Iowa**

Today: Sunny, with a high near 14. Wind chill values as low as -20. Northwest wind between 9 and 13 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around -9. Wind chill values as low as -20. West wind between 6 and 10 mph.

Sunday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 23. Wind chill values as low as -20. West wind at 8 mph becoming south.

Sunday Night: Snow after midnight. Low around 18. Wind chill values as low as 5.

Monday: Snow. High near 32.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 33.

Wind Chill Advisory issued for Western/West Central & SW Iowa

News, Weather

February 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

348 PM CST FRI FEB 10 2012

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM CST SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM CST SATURDAY.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS…COLD TEMPERATURES ALREADY IN PLACE ARE EXPECTED TO SLIP FURTHER THIS EVENING. THE FAR NORTHWEST ALONG WITH SNOW COVERED AREAS OF WEST CENTRAL IOWA WILL SEE TEMPERATURES EVENTUALLY DIP TO ZERO OR BELOW.

* WINDS…A NORTH TO NORTHWEST WIND AT 2O TO 30 MPH WILL BE COMMON THIS EVENING. THE WIND WILL DIMINISH SOME OVERNIGHT BUT SHOULD REMAIN IN THE 10 TO 20 MPH RANGE.

* IMPACTS…WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES WILL SLIP TO NEAR ZERO THIS EVENING AND IS EXPECTED TO FALL TO BETWEEN -20 TO -25 AFTER MIDNIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND WIND WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Feb. 10, 2012

Podcasts, Weather

February 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the forecast for the KJAN listening area, and the weather stats for Atlantic…

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Nat’l. Weather Service Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA

Weather

February 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

337 AM CST FRI FEB 10 2012

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…COLDER. HIGH 15 TO 20. TEMPERATURE STEADY OR SLOWLY FALLING IN THE AFTERNOON. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. VERY COLD. LOW ZERO TO 5 BELOW. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

SATURDAY…SUNNY. VERY COLD. HIGH AROUND 15. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW 5 TO 10 BELOW. WEST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. NOT AS COLD. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE. LOW 15 TO 20. CHANCE OF SNOW 60 PERCENT.

MONDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S.

MONDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast for Thursday, Feb 9th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

February 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area from Meteorologist Dan Hicks, and the weather stats for Atlantic, from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….

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Water watchers are changing what prompts a flood warning in Iowa

News, Weather

February 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service is changing how it measures the depths of Iowa’s waterways, which also means a change in how much water will be needed to prompt the issuing of flood warnings. Senior hydrologist Jeff Zogg says they’re shifting 44 of the 47 river forecast points across the state’s mid-section. “The reason we’re changing the flood stages and the flood categories across central Iowa is to give our flood warnings more meaning,” Zogg says. “We want to be sure that when we issue a river flood warning for a given location, that it actually means that something is going to occur.” The National Weather Service office in Johnston serves 51 counties in central Iowa. He says the changes will impact about 30 rivers and streams across that area. 

“Over the years, due to mitigation activities, locations that may have been affected at a given stage are no longer impacted,” Zogg says. “That requires us to raise the flood stage and the flood categories.” Almost all of the changes in river forecasting markers are being moved upward, meaning, a warning won’t be issued now until floodwaters reach a higher point.  “Many people have probably become used to us issuing river flood warnings for levels that don’t have much impact,” Zogg says. “Going forward, the flood warnings we do issue will definitely have more impact. They’re keyed in to impacts to life and property in the locations we do flood warnings for, so, they definitely need to pay attention to these flood warnings.” Zogg anticipates the changes will mean a 50-percent reduction in the number of flood warnings the office issues this next year, versus previous years. The National Weather Service is scheduled to release its annual flood forecast for Iowa next Thursday, February 16th. Learn more about the changes at www.weather.gov/dmx.

(Matt Kelley/Radio Iowa)

Nat’l. Weather Service Forecast for Cass & area Counties, 2-9-12

Weather

February 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

340 AM CST THU FEB 9 2012

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW 10 TO 15. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. COLDER. HIGH 15 TO 20. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. COLDER. LOW ZERO TO 5 BELOW. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 15. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW ZERO TO 5 BELOW.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S.