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Skyscan Forecast Thursday 07/19/2018

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July 19th, 2018 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast  Thursday, July 19, 2018   Dan Hicks

Today: Variable cloudiness. Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the morning. S winds shifting W 10-15. High 86.

Tonight: Fair to partly cloudy. NW @ 5-10. Low 63.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Few afternoon showers possible. NW @ 10-15. High 81.

Saturday: Partly Cloudy. High 81.

Sunday: Partly Cloudy. High 85.

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Skyscan Forecast Wednesday 07/18/2018

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July 18th, 2018 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast  Wednesday, July 18, 2018  Dan Hicks

Today: Increasing clouds. Scattered showers this afternoon. SE @ 10-15. High 84.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. SE @ 5-10. Low 68.

Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms ending in the morning. Partly cloudy to cloudy. W @ 10-15. High 84.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Few isolated showers. High 81.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 83.

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Skyscan Forecast from Dan Hicks for Tuesday, July 17

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July 17th, 2018 by Jim Field

TODAY – Partly Cloudy skies with an east wind at 5-10 mph and a high of 84.

TONIGHT – Partly Cloudy to Cloudy with a light east wind and a low of 68.

WEDNESDAY – Mostly Cloudy Skies with a chance of showers and thunderstorms and a high of 81. SE winds at 10-20 mph.

THURSDAY – Showers and thunderstorms possible in the morning, becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon, high 81.

FRIDAY – Partly cloudy with a chance of some isolated showers, high in the low 80’s.

Weather Stats:  Monday’s high in Atlantic was 87.  Tuesday’s low is 64.  This day last year the high was 93 and the low 70.  Record high on this date in Atlantic is 109 set in 1936.  The record low of 45 was set in 1911.  Sunset tonight is at 8:51 pm and Wednesday’s sunrise will be at 6:01 am.

Skyscan Forecast Monday 07/16/2018

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July 16th, 2018 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast  Monday, July 16, 2018  Dan Hicks

Today: Partly cloudy. Isolated showers possible early. NW @ 10. High 84.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Light North winds. Low 60.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. E @ 5-10. High 84.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Showers late in the day. High 83.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 81.

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Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 7/16/18

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July 16th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Isolated showers possible early this morning; Otherwise Partly Cloudy. High 84. NW @ 10.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 60. N @ 5.

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny. High 84. E @ 5-10.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy w/showers late. High 83.

Thursday: Mo. Cldy w/scattered showers & tstrms. High 81.

Skyscan Weather Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 7/15/18

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July 15th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

**DENSE FOG ADVISORY UNTIL 10-AM**

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 6 mph in the morning.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. North wind 5 to 7 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. North northeast wind around 8 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. East wind 3 to 6 mph.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area, Saturday 7/14/18

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July 14th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Area of morning fog; Partly sunny. High 83. N @ 5-10 mph.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 69. NW @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Sunny. High 85. N/NW @ 5-10.

Tom. Night: P/Cldy. Low 71.

Monday: Mo. Sunny. High 82.

Tuesday: Mo. Sunny. High 83.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 92. We received .69” rain. Our Low this morning 70. Last year on this date our High was 88 and the Low was 62. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 112 in 1936. The Record Low was 41 in 1967.

As parts of Iowa are still underwater, official says too few have flood insurance

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July 13th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

With hundreds of Iowa homes damaged or destroyed by flooding just this month, the director of the National Flood Insurance program is launching a campaign to get more people to buy flood insurance and to focus on addressing hazards ahead of time. Dave Maurstad says the effort is working to close the insurance gap. “We estimate that 40% of the properties in the high-risk area have flood insurance coverage and we need to do much better than that,” Maurstad says. “We’ve set a goal within the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration to double the number of properties covered by flood insurance by 2022.”

Difficult, back-to-back hurricane seasons and events such as inland flooding, wildfires and mudslides helped shape the new strategy. Maurstad says the highest priority of the strategic plan is to develop what he calls a “culture of preparedness.” “When we look at how the nation responds to natural disasters, insurance is a key part of it,” Maurstad says. “Event after event shows not enough people have the right kind at the right limits of insurance that could really help them and their communities recover so much faster.”

There are now about five-million flood insurance policy-holders in the nation, generating about five-billion dollars in revenue. For homeowners in low- to medium-risk areas, preferred-risk flood insurance policies can cost around $500 a year. For those in high-risk flood zones, the cost can rise to around $2,000. Maurstad says homeowners need to become better informed about the areas where they live and make changes before the next storm hits. “Part of it is how we can make sure people know what their risk is, so they can take the right steps to mitigate their properties,” Maurstad says. “They can either elevate them, storm-proof them or do something to help minimize the damage, and in some cases, identify areas that maybe we shouldn’t be developing in.”

Maurstad says one goal of FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program is to quadruple the amount of investment in mitigation by 2022. He says that would allow the nation to bounce back faster from natural disasters.

(Radio Iowa)

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area, 7/13/18

Weather

July 13th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms developing this afternoon. High 91. S @ 10-20 mph.  **Flash Flood Watch in effect at 4-p.m. & until 10-a.m. Sat.**

Tonight: P/Cldy w/scatt. shwrs & tstrms, some with heavy rain. Low 70.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy w/scatt. shwrs & tstrms. High 88. E/SE @ 10.

Sunday: P/Cldy w/isolated shwrs. High 88.

Monday: P/Cldy w/a chance of early shwrs. High 85.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 95. Our Low this morning 74. Last year on this date our High was 85 and the Low was 60. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 108 in 1936. The Record Low was 44 in 1897.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 7/12/18

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July 12th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

**HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8-P.M.**

Today: Mostly Sunny, hot & humid. High near 95. Heat index values as high as 105. South wind 10-20 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy w/isolated showers & thunderstorms possible. Low 74. SE wind around 5-10 mph.

Friday: Variably cloudy w/ 30% chance of showers & thunderstorms. High around 90. SE @ 10-20.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after midnight. Low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday: Variably cloudy w/a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 88. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday: P/Cldy w/a 40% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms. High near 88.