(Information compiled from KJAN, the officials Nat’l. Weather Service reporting site for Atlantic)
Average High: 81; Average Low: 53; Precipitation for the month: 2.84″.
Norms (mean average/Hi/Lo/Precip) for the month: High, 76; Low 51; Precip. 3.81″
Precipitation Year-to-date in Atlantic: 23.22″.
The Freese-Notis Forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather information for Atlantic…
Shelby County Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Seivert says his agency will begin monitoring the local fire danger potential, beginning this week. Twice weekly updates will be provided by the EMA staff in Shelby County, with data supplied by the National Weather Service forecast products, the Storm Prediction Center (SPC), and close monitoring of local conditions. The updates will be provided to help residents in Shelby County to determine if it is safe to conduct outdoor burning.
Seivert says Shelby County sees an increase in fire activity every year in the spring and fall when residents start igniting burn piles, or prescribed fires on CRP land to meet land management objectives. Often time’s fires are ignited on days when weather conditions are less than favorable. When the burns are started they can cause escape fires which put lives, environment, and property in danger.
The Shelby County Emergency Services Association, in coordination with local Fire Chiefs are asking you to call the Shelby County Emergency Management Office at 712-755-2124 to report your controlled burning projects. When you call in you will simply be asked the size of your project, a number you can be reached at, start and stop times of the planned burn. The Shelby County Emergency Management Office will also ask that you provide the local fire chief with notification.
An electronic copy of the Fire Danger Rating Board can be found at www.shelbycountyema.com. The purpose of this system is to visually let the public know when the conditions are safest to carry out your burning projects. This system is not a permitting process, or authorization to burn, it just lets you know if conditions are favorable.
Shelby Counties cooperative system will allow the authorities to dispatch Emergency Resources immediately on report of smoke when the fire danger is determined to be HIGH or EXTREME. On HIGH days fire resources will be dispatched and make a decision on whether it is safe to continue the burning. If the Fire Chief or his designee think conditions are not safe they may extinguish the fire.
On EXTREME days all fires will be extinguished unless a permit or waiver has been signed by the Chief of the local fire department.
The Freese-Notis weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic….
328 AM CDT MON SEP 30 2013
EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. SOUTH WIND AROUND 5 MPH.
TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.
TUESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. WEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.
TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.
WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S.
THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S.
THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S.
Today: Periods of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before noon. Temperature falling to around 58 by 10am. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 46. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 77. Light south southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 49. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 80. Breezy, with a south wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Today: Sunny. S @ 15-20, gusts up to 30. H 89.
Tonight: Clear early then becoming mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and T’storms developing late. S @ 15-25. L 62.
Saturday: Showers dissipating. Partly Cloudy. W @ 10-15. H 70.
Saturday Night: Clear. L 45.
Sunday: Sunny. Light SW winds. H 75.
Monday: Sunny. High in upper 70′s.
Today: Sunny. Warm and Breezy. S @ 10, gusting up to 25. H 85.
Tonight: Clear. S @ 10-15. L 58.
Friday: Sunny. S @ 15-25. H 88.
Friday Night: Clear early then becoming Mostly Cloudy. Showers and T’storms. SW @ 15-25. L 65.
Saturday: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers and T’storms in morning. Becoming Partly Cloudy. H 72.
Sunday: Sunny. H 78.
Today: Patchy Fog Early. Then Sunny. SE @ 10. H 79.
Tonight: Clear. L 58.
Thursday: Sunny. S @ 10-15, gusting higher in afternoon. H 85.
Thursday Night: Clear. L 63.
Friday: Sunny. S @ 15-30. H 83.
Saturday: Showers and Thunderstorms. Mostly Cloudy. H 71.