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Flood warnings continue for locations along the Missouri River

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September 20th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

416 AM CDT Fri Sep 20 2019

…The Flood Warning continues until further notice for the Missouri River at or near..

  • Decatur, affecting Monona (IA)…Burt and Thurston Counties (NE).
  • Blair, affecting Harrison, and Pottawattamie Counties (IA) and Washington County (NE).
  • Omaha, affecting Pottawattamie (IA)…Douglas and Sarpy Counties, (NE).
  • Plattsmouth, affecting Mills (IA) and Cass Counties (NE).
  • Nebraska City, affecting Fremont (IA) and Otoe (NE) Counties.
  • Brownville, affecting Atchison and Nemaha Counties (NE)
  • Rulo, affecting Holt and Richardson Counties (NE)

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Do not drive cars through areas where water covers the road. The water depth may be too great to allow your vehicle to pass safely. Turn around…don`t drown! For the latest on the river water levels, go to https://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=dmx&wwa=flood%20warning

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area – Friday, Sept. 20, 2019

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September 20th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; Partly cloudy, warm & humid w/isolated afternoon showers & thunderstorms. High 85. S @ 10-15.

Tonight: Scattered shwrs & tstrms ending this evening. P/Cldy. Low 68. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. High 82. S @ 10-20.

Sunday: P/Cldy to Cldy & cooler, w/scatt. Showers ending in the morning. High 72.

Monday: P/Cldy. High 78.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 88. We received .23” rain. Our Low this morning 663. Last year on this date our High was 92 and the Low was 57. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 95 in 1891. The Record Low was 28 in 1901 & 1962.

Intense lightning and flash flood warnings in Iowa today

News, Weather

September 19th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — National Weather Service forecasters are recalculating the crest of the Missouri River in the Council Bluffs area due to early morning rains. Meteorologist Taylor Nicolaisen at the National Weather Service office across the river in Valley, Nebraska says as much as four inches of rain fell on the north side of Omaha during this morning’s storm. Three-and-a-half inches was reported in Crescent, Iowa. “It will bump up the river marginally, at a minimum, here with the crest that was already forecast,” Nicolaisen says.

The Missouri River crest is starting today in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro. Heavy rain has been reported in NORTHEAST Iowa and the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood WARNING that includes the city of Dubuque. Forecasters warn hail is possible in the storms striking in eastern Iowa. The storm that hit in parts of WESTERN Iowa early this (Tuesday) also produced a lot of lightning around 6 a.m. In a 50-mile radius of Omaha, the National Weather Service recorded 100 cloud-to-ground strikes every five minutes. “Very loud thunder, obviously quite a bit of trouble. That was waking people up and we had to send alerts out on phones and that was waking people up as well,” Nicolaisen says, “so a lot of people rubbing their eyes early this morning.”

A flash flood WATCH that was in effect for a large swath of Iowa stretching from Council Bluffs to Decorah and the northeast tip of the state was cancelled at 10-a.m. for all but Monona, Harrison, Shelby, Pottawattamie, Mills, Montgomery and Fremont Counties. The WATCH is set to expire at 1-p.m. A Flood Warning is in effect until 3:30-p.m. for Monona, northwestern Pottawattamie and Harrison Counties.

Nicolaisen says there’s a lot of moisture in high levels of the atmosphere. “The atmosphere is absolutely juicy,” he says. “…That’s going to be kind of the trend here. We’re going to at least be capable of heavy rain of and on here in the next few weeks.” Nicolaisen warns there’s a chance of heavy rain in the Missouri River valley — from South Dakota through Kansas and Missouri through the rest of September and into early October.

Skyscan Forecast – Thursday, Sept. 19th, 2019

Weather

September 19th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: **FLASH FLOOD WATCH until 1-p.m.**Mostly cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. High 82. S @ 10-15.

Tonight: Scattered shwrs & tstrms ending. Low 68. SE @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to cloudy. Scattered showers & thunderstorms redeveloping in the afternoon. High 87. S @ 10-20.

Saturday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scatt. Shwrs & tstrms. High 84.

Sunday: A chance of shwrs & tstrms in the morning; P/Cldy & cooler. High 75.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 84. We received .16″ rain late Wednesday morning and early this morning, altogether (7-a.m. 24-hour total). Our Low this morning, 67. Last year on this date our High was 86 and the Low was 67. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 95 in 1948. The Record Low was 33 in 1896 & 1938.

Iowa scientists warn of ‘sobering extreme heat’

News, Weather

September 18th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 200 scientists from 38 Iowa colleges and universities have signed on to a climate change statement that warns of “sobering extreme heat projections” for the Midwest that will put people, livestock and pets at risk. The statement released Wednesday says the World Meteorological Association identified July as the hottest month in more than 140 years of record-keeping.

The scientists say the atmosphere and earth’s surface are warming at an unprecedented rate and by mid-century temperatures in Iowa will exceed 90 degrees for 67 days per year, compared to the average of 23 days in recent decades.

Peter Thorne, director of the University of Iowa Environmental Health Sciences Research Center, says adaptations will include expanded disaster preparedness, increased energy use and curtailment of outdoor work and recreation during times of extreme heat.

The University of Iowa Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research has released annual climate statements since 2011. They are vetted by Iowa’s top experts and are intended to place climate change research into an Iowa-specific context and encourage preparedness.

Skyscan Forecast – Wednesday, Sept. 18th, 2019

Weather

September 18th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. Isolated showers & thunderstorms possible. High 88. S @ 10-20.

Tonight: P/Cldy to cloudy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms late. Low 70. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to cloudy. Scattered showers & thunderstorms. High 84. S @ 10-15.

Friday: P/Cldy. High 87.

Saturday: P/Cldy to cldy w/scatt. Shwrs & tstrms. High 83.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 89. Our Low was 72. Last year on this date our High was 85 and the Low was 62. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 99 in 1893. The Record Low was 26 in 1901.

Skyscan Forecast – Tuesday, Sept. 17th, 2019

Weather

September 17th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; Partly cloudy, warm & humid. High near 90. S @ 10-20.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 70. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to cloudy. Scattered showers & thunderstorms. High 86. S @ 10-15.

Thursday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. High 84.

Friday: P/Cldy. High 87.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 89. Our Low was 63. Last year on this date our High was 92 and the Low was 65. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 97 in 1925. The Record Low was 31 in 1980.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: (9/16/19)

Weather

September 16th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; Partly cloudy, warm & humid. High 89. S @ 10-15.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 68. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 89. S @ 10-20.

Wednesday: P/Cldy w/isolated showers & thunderstorms. High 84.

Thursday: P/Cldy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. High 84.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 93. Our Low this morning was 63. Last year on this date our High was 89 and the Low was 61. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 95 in 1931. The Record Low was 28 in 1893.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area: 9/15/19

Weather

September 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Sunny, with a high near 87. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 66. Light southeast wind.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind around 8 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Breezy, with a south wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 83. Our Low, 59. We received .22″ rain Saturday afternoon. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 91 and the Low was 62. The All-time Record High for Sept. 15th in Atlantic, was 99 in 1939. The Record Low was 31 in 1961.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area – Saturday, Sept. 14th, 2019

Weather

September 14th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy w/isolated showers & thunderstorms. High 82. S @ 10-15.

Tonight: Cloudy w/isolated shwrs & tsrms thru early Sunday morning; Low 65. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy w/isolated showers & thunderstorms ending early. High 87. SW @ 10-15.

Monday/Tuesday: P/Cldy, warm & humid. High’s both days around 88.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 77. Our Low this morning was 55. Last year on this date our High was 89 and the Low was 64. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 99 in 1939. The Record Low was 29 in 1892.