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Skyscan Forecast – Sunday, August 18, 2019

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August 18th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Showers and thunderstorms ending this morning; Mostly cloudy. High near 80. South southwest wind 10 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight:
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 60. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light north northeast.
Monday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 84. Northeast wind 5-10 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon.
Monday Night:
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Tuesday:
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. South wind 3 to 6 mph.
Tuesday Night:
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Wednesday:
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 83. Our Low was 65. Rainfall in Atlantic (up until 7-a.m. today was 2.36″ [the rain began at around 4:30-a.m.) Last year on this date our High was 83 and the Low was 60. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 111 in 1936. The Record Low was 40 in 2012.

Severe Weather Threat for today (Update 8:30-a.m., 8/17)

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August 17th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Des Moines reports (in an updated forecast) scattered to widespread intense to severe storms look to develop late this afternoon and persist into the late evening hours tonight. The severe weather threats include large hail, damaging winds and even a few tornadoes. Central to southern portions of Iowa have the higher potential for large hail where 2″ or greater are possible. Remain weather-ready today and stay tuned for severe weather updates throughout the day!

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Heat & Humidity return Monday & Tuesday

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August 17th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Des Moines says hot and humid conditions will return to Iowa early next week. Highs look to rise into the upper 80s to lower 90s with heat index values ranging in the upper 90s to over 100 each afternoon. Remember if you work outdoors to drink plenty of water, use sunscreen, wear lightweight and light colored clothing, and take breaks in shade or even AC. And please remember to LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK!!! Don’t leave children or pets in an unventilated vehicle or a vehicle without the air conditioning on.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook: Severe storms possible later this afternoon (8/17)

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August 17th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

National Weather Service Des Moines IA 514 AM CDT Sat Aug 17 2019

Today and tonight: Strong to severe storms are possible late this afternoon and into the evening hours. The severe threats include large hail, damaging winds, and even a few tornadoes.

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Sunday through Friday: Isolated storms are possible Sunday night into Monday and again on Tuesday. The severe weather risk is low. Hot and humid conditions return to the state on Monday and Tuesday where heat index values look to top 100 degrees.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotters are likely to be needed this afternoon and tonight.

Skyscan Forecast – Saturday, August 17, 2019

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August 17th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy early this morning with a chance of showers; Becoming Partly cloudy. High 83. S @ 10mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy w/scattered showers late. Low 68. S @ 5.

Tomorrow: A chance of morning showers; P/Cldy. High around 80. NW@ 10.

Monday: P/Cldy. High 88.

Tuesday: P/Cldy w/scattered showers possible. High 88.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 82. Our Low was 63. Last year on this date our High was 86 and the Low was 60. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 108 in 1936. The Record Low was 38 in 1897.

Severe weather possible across southern IA Saturday afternoon

News, Weather

August 16th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 11:30-a.m.) The National Weather Service in Des Moines reports there is a “Slight” risk for severe storms Saturday into Saturday night across the state and much of the region. Threats include hail and damaging winds over much of the state. There is a tornado threat across southwest Iowa. Locally heavy rain is anticipated at times as well.

Officials urge you to “Remain weather-ready Saturday into Saturday evening for the potential of storms in your area.” Monitor the latest forecast, and have a plan of action ready if severe weather threatens. Warmer temperatures are forecast by Monday and Tuesday.

Special Weather Statement: Patchy Dense Fog this morning

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August 16th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Area Counties: Sac-Crawford-Carroll-Audubon-Guthrie-Dallas-Cass-Adair-Madison

…Patchy Dense Fog This Morning…

Some fog has developed in patches across portions of central Iowa. A few sites are reporting visibility around one quarter mile or less. This dense fog seems to be relatively patchy, but could
become more widespread through sunrise. Be prepared for a quick reductions in visibility from greater than 6 miles to less than a mile over short distances for the morning commute.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 8/16/2019

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August 16th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning & isolated showers; Partly cloudy. High 83. S @ 10-15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy w/scattered showers late. Low 68. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: A chance of morning showers; P/Cldy. High 87. S @ 10-15.

Sunday: A chance of morning showers, otherwise P/Cldy. High 87.

Monday: P/Cldy. High around 90.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 76. Our Low this morning 58. We received .01″ rain at the KJAN studios, Thursday afternoon. Last year on this date our High was 82 and the Low was 64. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 105 in 1936. The Record Low was 48 in 1966.

Skyscan Forecast – Thursday, August 15, 2019

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August 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; Increasing cloudiness w/a chance of showers this afternoon. High 80. SE @ 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy w/scattered showers. Low 62. SE @ 5.

Tomorrow: A chance of morning showers; P/Cldy. High 85. S @ 10-15.

Saturday: A chance of morning showers, otherwise P/Cldy. High 87.

Sunday: P/Cldy. High 87.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 76. Our Low this morning was 56. Last year on this date our High was 85 and the Low was 65. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 103 in 1937. The Record Low was 40in 1929.

Skyscan Forecast – Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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August 14th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High 79. NW @ 10-20 mph.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 56. Winds light & variable.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to cloudy. High 82. SE @ 5-10.

Friday: A chance of morning showers, otherwise P/Cldy. High 85.

Saturday: A chance of morning showers; P/Cldy. High 87.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 86. Our Low this morning 58. Last year on this date our High was 75 and the Low was 66. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 107 in 1936. The Record Low was 45 in 1929.