Cold northwesterly winds over the last, combined with an area of high pressure settling south from Canada, resulted in record to near record cold across central Iowa this (Sunday) morning.Clouds helped keep temperatures warmer across the northeast parts of the state, but residents in central and western Iowa saw their thermometers dip into the 40′s to around 50-degrees.
Atlantic broke a 24-hour record Low temperature overnight. The 24-hour low for the period beginning 7-a.m. Saturday and ending at 7-a.m. today, was 41-degrees. That broke the previous record of 47 set in 1962 and 1971. The Low temperature for July 28th will also be a record breaker. At 7-a.m. in Atlantic, when the National Weather Service gauge was re-set, it was 43-degrees, which beats the previous record of 45 set in 1925.
Sioux City also broke a record low temperature overnight, when the Sioux Gateway Airport registered a temperature at 6:48-a.m., of 44-degrees. The previous record low was 50, set in 1925 and then again in 1994. Record lows of 48 and 51 were set in Ottumwa and Des Moines, respectively, also. Both previous records were set in 1925.
Other reports of record low temperatures set this morning include (City/Low/previous record low): Audubon at 45 degrees (46/1994); Bedford at 47 (51/1920); Mount Ayr 44 (49/1925); Estherville 45 (46/1925).
EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.
TODAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.
TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.
MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING…THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH AROUND 70. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.
MONDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.
TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 80. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
TUESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S.
WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. HIGH IN THE MID 80S.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Many Midwest farmers are beginning to worry that last year’s drought could return. The concern is inching closer to reality for a large part of the corn growing region as many states have experienced only spotty rain, with some areas far too dry.
The National Drought Monitor released Thursday says abnormally dry conditions have spread eastward farther into southern Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Portions of Nebraska including the southeast that had May rain are now drying out again.
Rain also seems to have missed southeastern Indiana, which is now listed as abnormally dry after the state had been lifted out of drought. Corn is in the pollination stage, which determines how much grain it will produce, and needs moisture now to fully develop
Skyscan Forecast 07/27/2013 Chris Parks
Today: Sunny. High 73. Light north wind becoming NNW at 5-10.
Tonight: Mostly Clear. Low 47. NNW winds at 5-10 becoming calm.
Sunday: Sunny. High 75. Calm winds.
Sunday Night: Partly Cloudy. Low 56. Calm winds.
Monday: Slight chance of showers and t’storms mainly after 1pm. Mostly Cloudy. High 74. SE winds at 5-10.
Tuesday: Partly Sunny. High 80.
Wednesday: Partly Sunny. High 82.
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Breezy, with a light north northwest wind increasing to 13 to 18 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. North wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. North northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the morning.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75.
Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXTENDED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 443 TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AREAS UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING
IN IOWA THIS WATCH INCLUDES AUDUBON CARROLL CRAWFORD GREENE and GUTHRIE COUNTIES.
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…AUDUBON…BOONE…CARROLL…DENISON…GUTHRIE CENTER…JEFFERSON AND WEBSTER CITY.
520 PM CDT THU JUL 25 2013
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 445 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 100 AM CDT
COUNTIES: BUENA VISTA CHEROKEE CLAY DICKINSON HARRISON IDA LYON MONONA O’BRIEN OSCEOLA PLYMOUTH POTTAWATTAMIE SHELBY SIOUX WOODBURY
* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
SEVERAL LARGE HAIL EVENTS WITH A FEW VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE.
THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70 STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES NORTHEAST OF STORM LAKE IOWA TO 70 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BROKEN BOW NEBRASKA.
REMEMBER…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.
1120 AM CDT THU JUL 25 2013
THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT….
THERE IS A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. A
FEW OF THESE STORMS COULD BE SEVERE WITH LARGE HAIL AND STRONG
WINDS. THE MAIN TIME FRAME THAT STORMS WOULD BE THE STRONGEST IS
FROM LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MID EVENING.
WARM…MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIR WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE INTO THE
REGION THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. IN ADDITION…A COLD
FRONT WILL BE PUSHING SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE LOCAL AREA. SCATTERED
STORMS ARE EXPECTED ALONG AHEAD OF THE FRONT. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN
MAY ALSO OCCUR WITH THE STRONGER STORMS.
A cold front will move into far northern Iowa this evening and will become the focus for thunderstorm development into the evening. A few severe storms may occur with large hail and damaging winds possible. The cold front will move through the state overnight with showers and thunderstorms ending across southeast Iowa during the morning. Another push of cool and dry Canadian air will follow. Temperatures will be much cooler by Saturday with highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s expected.