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Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals ending at 7:00 am on Monday, August 21

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August 21st, 2017 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  2.99″
  • 7 miles NNE of Atlantic 1.91″
  • Elk Horn  2.22″
  • Massena  3.43″
  • Emerson  1.02″
  • Clarinda  .96
  • Villisca  .85″
  • Glenwood  2.21″

Skyscan Forecast for Monday, August 21, 2017

Podcasts, Weather

August 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Showers and thunderstorms ending early. Becoming partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms again later in the day. S @ 10-20. High 88.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Showers and Thunderstorms. S shifting to NW 5-10. Low 64.

Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms ending early. Becoming partly cloudy. Cooler and less humid. NW @ 10-20. High 79.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 80.

Thursday: Partly cloudy to cloudy. Few scattered showers. High 80.

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Flash Flood Warning continues for counties N. of I-80

Weather

August 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Guthrie IA-Audubon IA-Crawford IA-Carroll IA-26 AM CDT MON AUG 21 2017

…THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 730 AM CDT FOR
WESTERN GUTHRIE…AUDUBON…SOUTHEASTERN CRAWFORD AND SOUTHWESTERN
CARROLL COUNTIES…

At 324 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Four to over five inches of rain have fallen. Water was reported over the road one half mile south of Audubon on US Hwy 71 from Bluegrass Creek. Some mud and debris remain on the road.

Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Audubon, Manning, Exira, Adair, Elk Horn, Arcadia, Casey, Templeton,
Kimballton, Westside, Dedham, Halbur, Brayton, Gray, Aspinwall,
Manning Municipal Airport and Audubon County Airport.

Additional rainfall amounts of one half inch to possibly up to an inch are possible in the warned area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Adams, Adair, Union, Taylor & Ringgold Counties

Weather

August 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
330 AM CDT MON AUG 21 2017

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
Union County in south central Iowa…
Adams County in southwestern Iowa…
Northwestern Ringgold County in south central Iowa…
Northern Taylor County in southwestern Iowa…
Southern Adair County in southwestern Iowa…

* Until 415 AM CDT.

* At 330 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 8 miles east of
Lake Icaria, or 10 miles northeast of Corning, moving southeast at
30 mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include…
Creston, Corning, Lenox, Lake Icaria, Green Valley Lake, Afton,
Orient, Lorimor, Prescott, Nodaway, Cromwell, Arispe, Shannon City,
Kent, Carbon, Creston Municipal Airport, Nodaway Park, Corning
Municipal Airport, Green Valley Lake State Park and Lake Icaria
State Park.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground
lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately.
Lightning is one of nature`s leading killers. Remember, if you can
hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to
flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Warning allowed to expire

Weather

August 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Madison IA-Cass IA-Union IA-Guthrie IA-Adams IA-Adair IA-
330 AM CDT MON AUG 21 2017

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR WESTERN MADISON…SOUTHEASTERN
CASS…NORTHWESTERN UNION…SOUTHEASTERN GUTHRIE…NORTHERN ADAMS AND ADAIR COUNTIES EXPIRED AT 330 AM CDT… The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severelimits, and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property.  Therefore the warning will be allowed to expire. However gusty winds are still possible with this thunderstorm.

Flash Flood Warning until 6:30-a.m. for Crawford County

Weather

August 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Crawford IA-
259 AM CDT MON AUG 21 2017

…THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 630 AM CDT FOR
CRAWFORD COUNTY…

At 258 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Four to over five inches of rain have fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Denison, Schleswig, Manilla, Dow City, Charter Oak, Vail, Westside, Kiron, Deloit, Ricketts, Arion, Buck Grove and Denison Municipal Airport.

Additional rainfall amounts of an inch or more are still possible in the warned area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying spots.

Power outages and debris on the roads in Atlantic

News, Weather

August 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Persons traveling in and around Atlantic early this morning should be on the lookout for downed tree limbs and debris on the streets. KJAN News Director Ric Hanson observed several streets where tree limbs had fallen across the road and inhibited travel except for higher profile vehicles. There was also a large amount of snapped twigs and smaller branches covering the roads as of 3:15-a.m., along with some pieces of trash.

The debris was made even more difficult to see, because a large part of town was without power and street lights were dark. Be careful if you most travel early this morning!

Special Weather Statement for Pottawattamie, Shelby & Harrison Counties until 2:30-a.m.

Weather

August 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Pottawattamie IA-Shelby IA-Harrison IA-
147 AM CDT MON AUG 21 2017

…Significant Weather Advisory for POTTAWATTAMIE…EASTERN HARRISON
AND SHELBY COUNTIES UNTIL 230 AM CDT…

At 147 AM CDT, trained weather spotters reported a strong
thunderstorm over Walnut, or 11 miles northwest of Atlantic, moving
southeast at 40 mph.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include…
Harlan, Oakland, Avoca, Treynor, Underwood, Carson, Walnut, Shelby,
Minden, Earling, Irwin, Persia, Defiance, Macedonia, Woodbine,
Dunlap, Neola, Panama, Hancock and Portsmouth.

This includes the following highways…
Highway 59 in Iowa between mile markers 41 and 91.
Interstate 80 in Iowa between mile markers 17 and 48.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 3-a.m.: Cass, Guthrie, Adair, Audubon & Adams Counties

Weather

August 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

207 AM CDT MON AUG 21 2017

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
Cass County in southwestern Iowa…
Southwestern Guthrie County in west central Iowa…
Southeastern Audubon County in west central Iowa…
Northwestern Adams County in southwestern Iowa…
Adair County in southwestern Iowa…

* Until 300 AM CDT.

* At 207 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 8 miles northeast
of Atlantic, moving southeast at 35 mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include…
Atlantic, Greenfield, Stuart, Griswold, Anita, Exira, Adair,
Fontanelle, Lewis, Casey, Massena, Menlo, Cumberland, Bridgewater,
Brayton, Wiota, Carbon, Lake Anita State Park, Greenfield Municipal
Airport and Nodaway Park.

This includes Interstate 80 between mile markers 56 and 95.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Flash Flood Warning for parts of Audubon, Carroll, Craword & Guthrie Counties

Weather

August 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
131 AM CDT MON AUG 21 2017

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
Western Guthrie County in west central Iowa…
Audubon County in west central Iowa…
Southeastern Crawford County in west central Iowa…
Southwestern Carroll County in west central Iowa…

* Until 730 AM CDT.

* At 130 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Two to three inches of rain
have already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Audubon, Manning, Exira, Adair, Elk Horn, Arcadia, Casey,
Templeton, Kimballton, Westside, Dedham, Halbur, Brayton, Gray,
Aspinwall, Manning Municipal Airport and Audubon County Airport.

Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the
warned area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.