Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the local KJAN listening area- Sunday, Aug. 20th 2017

Weather

August 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Scattered showers & thunderstorms, mainly before noon; Otherwise Partly sunny. High near 89. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight: A 40% chance of showers & thunderstorms, mainly after 8pm. Mostly cloudy. Low around 69. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday: Partly sunny, w/a 30% chance of showers & thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. High near 87. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night: A 60% chance of showers & thunderstorms. Low around 66.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 78.

Rainfall overnight at the KJAN studios through 6-a.m. today, amounted to .84″. Saturday’s High was 87. Our 24-hour Low ending today at 7-a.m. was 59. Last year on this date, our High was 73, and the Low was 51. The All-Time Record High in Atlantic on Aug. 20th was 100 in 1947, and the All-Time Record Low was 36 in 1897.

Special Weather Statement for Wind

Weather

August 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: Crawford-Carroll-Greene-Audubon-Guthrie-Dallas-Cass-
Adair-Madison-Adams-Union-Taylor-Ringgold
515 AM CDT Sun Aug 20 2017

…MORE STRONG WIND EXPECTED…

Showers behind the main line of storms are now moving across southern Iowa. Non-thunderstorm wind gusts between 35 mph to around 50 mph are possible. Areas affected by this second band of showers and wind extend from Mount Ayr to Bedford and north to between Carroll and Adel. Loose yard objects will be susceptible
to being moved or tossed about.

Midwest Sports Headlines: 8/20/17

Sports

August 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) — Rookie Patrick Mahomes threw a pair of touchdown passes, solidifying his spot as the Chiefs’ primary backup, and three Kansas City quarterbacks threw for a score on Saturday night during a 30-12 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Kansas City (1-1) got a lot to like out of its offense overall and its top pick in particular. The Chiefs scored on each of their first five possessions for a 30-9 lead. Alex Smith was 8 of 9 for 83 yards with a TD, and Tyler Bray threw an 18-yard touchdown on his first play.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Trevor Bauer pitched 6 1/3 innings as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 on Saturday night. Bauer (12-8) won his fifth straight decision — the longest winning streak of his career that started after a July 17 loss. He gave up seven hits, walked two and struck out four.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Frazier homered, doubled and singled as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 Saturday to end a six-game losing streak. The Cardinals scored 11 runs in each of their two wins to start this series. Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer in the eighth and Jose Martinez homered in the ninth.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Terence Crawford stopped Julius Indongo in the third round Saturday night to become the undisputed world champion at 140 pounds. Crawford sent Indongo to the canvas with a right to the body in the last minute of the second round and just missed with a massive left hook before the bell. Midway through the third round, Crawford caught Indongo with a left hook to the body that put him down writhing in pain. Crawford (32-0, 23 knockouts) was in his home state for the fifth time in nine fights but for the first time in Lincoln.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sunday, 8/20/17

News

August 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 5:15 a.m. CDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Powerball officials say there was no grand prize winner in the latest drawing, meaning one of the nation’s largest lottery jackpots will continue growing. Maura McCann of the New Hampshire Lottery says no ticket matched all six numbers following Saturday night’s drawing. The winning numbers are: 17, 19, 39, 43, 68 and Powerball 13. The new jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing is $650 million, which would be the third-largest jackpot in U.S. history.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s economic development board has approved $13.5 million in state financial assistance toward a series of proposed Sioux City projects totaling $134 million. The Sioux City Journal reports that the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board voted unanimously Friday to approve Sioux City’s Reinvestment District program application. The money is to be repaid through hotel-motel and sales taxes generated by the new and upgraded properties over a 20-year period.

LOGAN, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State Patrol says two people have been killed in a two-vehicle crash in southwestern Iowa. The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports that the crash happened late Friday night near Highway 30 and Niagara Trail, between Logan and Missouri Valley. Investigators say an eastbound pickup truck crossed the center line, hitting a car head-on. Authorities have not released the names of the two drivers killed.

MELVIN, Iowa (AP) — The National Weather Service is confirming two tornadoes struck Friday night in northwestern Iowa. Sioux Falls meteorologist Matthew Dux says an EF-1 tornado with sustained 90 mph winds touched down in cropland around the Iowa-Minnesota border just south of Bigelow, Minnesota, around 7:50 p.m. Friday. He says another tornado hit about an hour later around Melvin, damaging crops and at least one farm.

Accident in Red Oak Saturday morning – no injuries reported

News

August 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Red Oak Police Department says no injuries were reported following a collision Saturday morning at the intersection of N. Broadway Street and Alix Avenue. The accident happened at around 10:23-a.m., when a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix and a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee, were traveling north on N. Broadway.

Officials say the Jeep, driven by 32-year old Heather Jean Noel Diekmann, of Shenandoah, was making a right turn onto Alix Avenue, when her SUV was struck on the passenger side by the Grand Prix, which was driven by 16-year old Cole Ray Magill, of Red Oak. Both vehicles came to rest in the intersection. Damage from the collision amounted to $4,000. No Citations were issued. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

LORENA ELAINE [Gibson] CLARK, 93, of Stuart (No Svcs.)

Obituaries

August 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

LORENA ELAINE [Gibson] CLARK, 93, of Stuart, died Saturday, Aug. 19th, at the Stuart Community Care Center. Per her wishes, cremation has taken place at the Johnson Family Funeral Home and Crematory, in Stuart, and no services are planned for LORENA CLARK.

LORENA ELAINE CLARK is survived by:

Her daughters – Sandi [Ed Scibert] Wahlert, of Dexter; Jean (Gary) Jensen, of Dallas Center; and, Ellie Wilson, of Stuart.

Her sons – Dennis “Doc” (Sherrill) Clark, of Winterset; William (Wendy) Clark, of Adel, and Robert (Rhonda) Clark, of Winston, MO.

23 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, 20 great-great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

(Update) 2 from western Iowa killed in Harrison County crash, 1 injured

News

August 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

(In an update to our earlier report) The Iowa State Patrol says two people from western Iowa died and a third was injured during a head-on collision Friday night between Logan and Missouri Valley, in Harrison County. Both drivers in the crash died. They were identified late Saturday afternoon as 18-year old Cody A. Wills, of Logan, and 16-year old Syler J. Haase, of Missouri Valley. A passenger in one of the vehicles, 17-year old Dalton Anderson, of Missouri Valley, was injured in the crash.

The Iowa State Patrol says a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by Haase was westbound on Highway 30 at around 10:48-p.m., at the same time a 2013 Ford Focus driven by Wills was traveling eastbound. For reasons unknown the Ford crossed the centerline of the road and struck the other vehicle head-on, just east of Niagra Trail. All of the victims were wearing their seat belts.

According to reports, Haase was a Junior at the Missouri Valley High School, and a member of the 2017 Missouri Valley Big Reds Soccer Team.  Wills was a 2017 graduate of the Logan-Magnolia High School. The accident remains under investigation.

Weather service says 2 tornadoes hit northwestern Iowa

News, Weather

August 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

MELVIN, Iowa (AP) — The National Weather Service is confirming two tornadoes struck Friday night in northwestern Iowa. Sioux Falls meteorologist Matthew Dux says an EF-1 tornado with sustained 90 mph winds touched down in cropland around the Iowa-Minnesota border just south of Bigelow, Minnesota, around 7:50 p.m. Friday. He says another tornado hit about an hour later around Melvin, damaging crops and at least one farm.

Dux says no one was injured. Dux says a weather service survey team was at Melvin on Saturday to gather more information about the strength of that tornado.

National expert on cyber-bullying to speak in central Iowa

News

August 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

A nationally-recognized speaker will make an appearance in Iowa next week to talk about the problem of online bullying. Keith Deltano says he’ll share important information with parents about the things they need to know about the risks of cyberbullying. Deltano says, “I give parents the tools they need to help their kids make good decisions with social media and to protect their kids online and to create kids that can function in a society that can be hostile to positive behaviors.”

He says Iowa parents can’t be lulled into thinking that just because they’re in Iowa, they’re immune to the troubles of big cities. “I swim in youth culture and people may think, ‘This is Iowa, we don’t have this,’ but you have it, all right? This is there, sexting, tweeting racist comments,” Deltano says. “All of these behaviors are in Iowa, I’ve been there.”

Deltano lives with his family in North Carolina. He’s presented assemblies on topics including drug awareness, mental health and hazing. Deltano will be in Webster City on August 24th, next Thursday, for a 7 P-M appearance at the Prem Sahai Auditorium. Learn more at: www.dontbullyonline.com

(Radio Iowa)

2 dead in Friday night Harrison County crash

News

August 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Two people died as the result of an accident Friday night, in Harrison County. The Iowa State Patrol says a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse was westbound on Highway 30 at around 10:48-p.m., at the same time a 2013 Ford Focus was traveling eastbound. For reasons unknown the Ford crossed the centerline of the road and struck the other vehicle head-on, just east Niagra Trail.

Both drivers died from their injuries. No names were released, pending notification of family. The accident remains under investigation.