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Snow & bitterly cold air to surge into the area overnight!

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January 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA/ 356 PM CST WED JAN 18 2012

Counties: CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-WAYNE-APPANOOSE-DAVIS…

…BIG CHANGES HEADED FOR IOWA TONIGHT AND THURSDAY…

A WEATHER SYSTEM WILL PASS ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT AND PRODUCE A BAND OF LIGHT SNOW BETWEEN THE HIGHWAY 20 AND INTERSTATE 80 CORRIDORS. AT THIS POINT IT APPEARS SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE AN INCH OR LESS BETWEEN HIGHWAY 30 AND INTERSTATE 80. THE BIGGER STORY WILL BE THE COLD AIR SURGING INTO THE STATE LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. LOWS WILL FALL INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS WITH SOME VERY COLD WIND CHILLS. PEOPLE WAKING UP THURSDAY MORNING WILL BE IN FOR A SURPRISE WITH A NORTH WIND AT 15 TO 25 MPH…AN INCH OF SNOW ON THE GROUND AND TEMPERATURES ABOUT 20 DEGREES COLDER THAN TODAY.

Counties…ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-DECATUR

AT THIS POINT IT APPEARS THAT SOUTHERN IOWA WILL SEE FLURRIES TO A FEW TENTHS OF AN INCH. THE BIGGER STORY WILL BE THE COLD AIR SURGING INTO THE STATE LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. LOWS WILL FALL INTO THE 5 TO 10 DEGREES ABOVE ZERO RANGE WITH SOME VERY COLD WIND CHILLS. PEOPLE WAKING UP THURSDAY MORNING WILL BE IN FOR A SURPRISE WITH A NORTH WIND AT 15 TO 25 MPH…FLURRIES IN THE AIR AND TEMPERATURES ABOUT 20 DEGREES COLDER THAN TODAY.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast, Wed., Jan. 18th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

January 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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

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NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties on Wed., Jan. 18th 2012

Weather

January 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

351 AM CST WED JAN 18 2012

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. VERY COLD. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. OCCASIONAL FLURRIES. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. COLDER. HIGH AROUND 15. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 40 PERCENT.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 10.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S.

High winds can cause travel hazards on Iowa’s roadways today

News, Weather

January 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 17, 2012 – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is advising motorists that sustained wind speeds of up to 25 mph are expected across a majority of the state today. Drivers on Iowa roadways should be alert to the effects of these winds on high-profile vehicles and vehicles towing trailers. For road weather information in Iowa, visit Iowa DOT’s website http://weatherview.iowadot.gov/. WeatherView offers helpful information to travelers, including current wind speed, direction and gusts. Information is collected from road and aviation weather observation reporting sites throughout the state.

If you are driving:

  • Keep a firm grip on the wheel and be prepared to slow down.
  • Tune in to local weather forecasts and bulletins issued by the National Weather Service on local radio stations.
  • Watch for objects blowing across the roadway and into your path.
  • Keep a safe distance from vehicles in adjacent lanes as strong gusts can push a vehicle or trailer outside its lane of travel.
  • Take extra care if driving a high-profile vehicle, such as a truck, van, SUV or recreational vehicle or when towing a trailer, as these vehicles are more prone to be pushed or even flipped by high wind gusts.
  • If winds are severe enough to prevent safe driving, move your vehicle onto the shoulder of the road and stop, making sure you are away from trees or other tall objects that could fall onto your vehicle. Stay in the vehicle and turn on the hazard lights until the wind subsides.
  • Never cross a downed power line.
  • Approach all intersections with caution. If there is a power outage, the traffic signals may not be operating properly. Remember, nonfunctioning traffic signals are to be treated as a four-way stop.
  • Check the latest weather conditions by accessing the information kiosks located at any of the interstate rest areas.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast for Tue., Jan. 17, 2012

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January 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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

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NWS Forecast for Tue., Jan. 17, 2012 – Cass & area counties in IA

Weather

January 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

356 AM CST TUE JAN 17 2012

TODAY…CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BREEZY. MUCH COLDER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. COLDER. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. WEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED FLURRIES AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW 10 TO 15. WEST WIND AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. COLDER. HIGH AROUND 20. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOW 10 TO 15. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW 15 TO 20. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S.

Special Weather Statement for parts of west central/Central IA

Weather

January 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD COUNTIES

934 PM CST MON JAN 16 2012

…SNOW HEADING INTO IOWA OVERNIGHT…

AN AREA OF SNOW WILL DEVELOP TO THE WEST OF IOWA AND OVERSPREAD A LARGE PART OF SOUTHWEST INTO CENTRAL…AND NORTHEAST IOWA OVERNIGHT. THE MAIN AREA OF SNOW WILL BEGIN OVER SOUTHWEST INTO CENTRAL IOWA AROUND MIDNIGHT…AND SPREAD TO THE NORTHEAST COUNTIES BY 3 OR 4 AM. THE SNOW WILL END WEST OF INTERSTATE 35 BEFORE SUNRISE…AND OVER NORTHEAST IOWA BY MID MORNING. TOTAL NEW SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE IN THE ONE TO THREE INCH RANGE…WITH SOME LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 30 MPH…RESULTING IN DRIFTING OF THE SNOW…ALONG WITH  PATCHY BLOWING SNOW LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast for Jan. 16, 2012

Podcasts, Weather

January 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area…

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Forecast for Cass and nearby counties, 1-16-2012

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January 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

339 AM CST MON JAN 16 2012 NWS/Des Moines

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. COLDER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. TEMPERATURE STEADY OR SLOWLY FALLING IN THE AFTERNOON. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LIGHT SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY… COLDER. SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO 1 INCH. LOW 15 TO 20. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT.

TUESDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BREEZY…COLDER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. COLDER. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOW AROUND 15. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S.

Skyscan 4-day forecast for Atlantic & the area, Sat. Jan. 14, 2012

Weather

January 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

(source: Nat’l. Weather Service/Des Moines – valid 5-a.m. Sat.)

Today: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 40. North northwest wind between 6 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 23. West wind 7 to 10 mph becoming south.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 53. Windy, with a south southwest wind between 11 and 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. North northwest wind between 5 and 13 mph.

M.L.King Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 35. North northeast wind between 8 and 13 mph.

Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy and blustery, with a low around 15.

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly sunny and blustery, with a high near 20.