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Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals ending at 7:00 am on Friday, June 23

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

June 23rd, 2017 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .19″
  • 7 miles NNE of Atlantic  .1″
  • Massena  .47″
  • Emerson  .18″
  • Red Oak  .85″
  • Creston  .2″
  • Hastings  .32″
  • Corning  .07″

Skyscan Forecast 06/23/2017

Podcasts, Weather

June 23rd, 2017 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast   Friday, June 23, 2017   Dan Hicks

Today: Partly cloudy. Cooler. NW @ 15-25. High 76.

Tonight: Fair to partly cloudy. Diminishing winds. Low 49.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. NW @ 10-15. High 76.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 76.

Monday: Partly cloudy. High 78.

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Skyscan Forecast 06/22/2017

Podcasts, Weather

June 22nd, 2017 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast    Thursday, June 22, 2017    Dan Hicks

Today: Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms possible early and again later in the afternoon. S @ 10-20. High 90.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. N @ 10. Low 60.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Cooler. N @ 10-20. High 78.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 76.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 76.

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Skyscan Forecast 06-21-2017

Podcasts, Weather

June 21st, 2017 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast    Wednesday, June 21, 2017     Dan Hicks

Today: Partly cloudy. Warm and more humid. High 91. S @ 10-20. Isolated thunderstorms this morning.

Tonight: Partly cloudy to cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. S @ 5. Low 72.

Thursday: Partly cloudy to cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. SE @ 10-15. High 87.

Friday: Partly cloudy to cloudy. Cooler. Few showers early in the day. High 79.

Saturday: Partly cloudy to cloudy. Few showers. High 74.

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Skyscan Forecast 06/20/2017

Podcasts, Weather

June 20th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast  Tuesday, June 20, 2017   Dan Hicks

Today: Partly cloudy. W @ 10-15. High 86.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. SW @ 5. Low 60.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Warmer and more humid. SW @ 10-15. High 90.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 87.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. Cooler. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 80.

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One company sees Iowa hail claims top 1,100 from last week’s storm

News, Weather

June 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

At least one insurance company is having to bring in agents from out of state to handle all of the claims from severe weather that swept across Iowa last Thursday afternoon and evening. Hundreds of customers report damage to their homes and vehicles from large hail and high winds. Chris Pilcic, a spokesman for State Farm, says a few areas had tennis ball-sized hail and there’s damage from Shenandoah to Dubuque.

“It was really statewide, in different parts of the state geographically, though we are concentrating on some of the metro areas where we’ve had the most claim volume,” Pilcic says. “In addition to the local resources who’ve been working since the day of the storm, we’ve deployed more resources to those areas.” Those include: Des Moines, Cedar Falls, Waterloo and Davenport. The company’s claims specialists report a lot of roof damage, but also dented siding to homes and shattered windows, primarily from hail, but also from wind.

“Since the severe weather in Iowa, we’ve heard from over 1,000 customers reporting damage,” Pilcic says. “The majority of claims we’re hearing about thus far is to automobiles, over 600 claims have been filed. On the homeowners’ side, we’ve heard from nearly 500 customers reporting damage to their homes.” As of this (Monday) morning, State Farm reported a total of 11-hundred-10 hail claims in Iowa from last week’s storms. In all of last year, the company had 27-hundred hail claims in the state. Given the backlog of claims, some customers haven’t yet had a personal visit from their agent and Pilcic says you shouldn’t wait to take action to protect your property.

“If you have broken windows, if you’re missing shingles or there’s a hole in your roof, if there’s really significant damage, you can take steps to make temporary repairs,” Pilcic says. “If you buy tarps or plywood or even if you hire someone to make those temporary repairs, take pictures, save your receipts, save your invoices and tell your insurance company about it. That’s going to be covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy.” If you need to hire help to make repairs, he offers some advice: Don’t pay anything up front, get everything in writing, and get references and a physical business address of the contractor.

(Radio Iowa)

Skyscan Forecast 06/19/2017

Podcasts, Weather

June 19th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast    Monday, June 19, 2017    Dan Hicks

Today: Partly cloudy. NW @ 10-20. High 82.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Light and variable. Low 55.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. W @ 10-15. High 85.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Warmer. High 90.

Thursday: Variable cloudiness. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 87.

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4 tornadoes confirmed in Friday’s eastern Nebraska storms

News, Weather

June 18th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Four tornadoes have been confirmed in the storms that hit eastern Nebraska on Friday, and thousands of people may remain without power for days. The National Weather Service said two tornadoes caused damage in the Omaha suburb of Bellevue Friday evening before the storm moved into western Iowa. Two other tornadoes were confirmed in northeast Nebraska near Madison and Hoskins.

Residents of areas hit by the storm spent much of the weekend cleaning up debris. Omaha Public Power District crews continued working to restore power on Sunday, but the utility said power might not be restored to everyone until sometime Wednesday because of the extensive damage.

On Sunday morning, more than 24,000 utility customers lacked power. That’s down from a peak outage of 76,000 after the storms.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 6/18/17

Weather

June 18th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Sunny, with a high near 76. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 8 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 55. West northwest wind 5 to 13 mph.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. West northwest wind 5 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 83. West wind 5 to 9 mph.
Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Wednesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.

Skyscan Forecast 06/17/2017

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June 17th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Today: Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 82. N @ 5-10.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 62. NW @ 5-10.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 75. NW @ 5-10.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Low 59.

Monday: Mostly sunny. High 80.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 82.

Wednesday: Mix of sun and clouds. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 84.

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