The National Weather Service in Omaha has issued a Flood Warning for the East Nishnabotna River at Red Oak, until Friday morning. The river is projected to rise to 19.2 feet however, additional rain and severe weather could increase this amount over the next day or two.
Here’s a look back at September’s weather, here in Atlantic: Rainfall for the month amounted to 6.44-inches, which was 2.63″ above the normal of 3.81.; The average High for the month was 74 degrees, which was just 2.4 degrees less than normal. The hottest day was on Sept. 4th, when we reached 92 degrees.
The average monthly Low was 49.4 degrees, which was slightly less than 2 degrees below the normal of 51.1. The coolest morning of the month was on Sept. 12th, when the thermometer dipped to 32 degrees.
(Information compiled at KJAN, the official National Weather Service reporting site for Atlantic)
24-hour rainfall in Atlantic at the KJAN studios (the Official National Weather Service site for Atlantic) was 2.08″ as of 7-a.m., Wednesday (10/1) . At the Atlantic Airport, the Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) measured 2.26″. Seven-miles n/ne of Atlantic, a spotter observed 2.06″ of rain in their gauge. KJAN’s Lavon Eblen reported 2.5″ of rain at her home north of Atlantic.
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Other 24-hour rainfall reports we’ve received this morning:
3.90″ 3 miles west of Pacific Junction in Mills County; 3.40″ 3 miles east of Manning; 3.10 in Anita near the golf course (reported by Rosalie Kopp); 3.10″ in Shenandoah (updated total); 3.00″ in Audubon (also, 3.10″ n of the Audubon Airport as of 7:30-a.m.); 2.80″ in Oakland and in Marne; 2.62″ west of Bagley, in Guthrie County; 2.60″ 1.5 miles s. of Avoca; 2.32″ 1 mi. S. of Guthrie Center in Guthrie County; 2.28″ 4 miles e/se of Carroll; 2.20″ south of Bedford (2.4″ reported N of Bedford); 2.18″ in Massena (Ardelle McCunn); 2.04″ 3 miles NE of Yale in Guthrie County; 1.92″ in Harlan; 1.85″ in Emerson; 1.81″ 4-miles north of New Market, in Taylor County; 1.74″ in Clarinda; 1.62″ at Jefferson (as of 5:15-a.m.) – from an NWS Cooperative Observer; 1.61″ northeast of Creston; 1.58″ 2 miles NE of Denison.
Despite the recent warm temperatures across Iowa, the month of September was slightly cooler than normal, according to state climatologist Harry Hillaker. The month was highlighted by freezing conditions on September 13. That marked the earliest freeze in the state since 1976. Hillaker says the temperature hit 31-degrees in Mason City, Estherville, Sheldon, Elkader, and Sioux Center. He notes it “wasn’t cold enough, long enough” to do much widespread damage to crops.
The hottest temperature during the month was recorded on September 4. “The highest reading was 94-degrees, which happened in Glenwood, Shenandoah, Sidney, and Donnellson,” Hillaker says. Fall officially arrived on September 22 and Hillaker says the temperature failed to reach triple-digits anywhere in Iowa the entire summer. “In fact, we have a few places in northeastern and far northern Iowa that (haven’t) reached the 90s this year,” Hillaker says. The wetter than normal weather this year continued through the month of September.
It was especially rainy over the first half of the month in parts of southern Iowa. Areas of Warren County received up to 9 inches of rain over the month. “On the other extreme, Estherville was the dry spot in the state with just 1.2 inches of rain during the month,” Hillaker says. The statewide average rainfall total in September was 4.5 inches, about one-inch above normal for the month, according to Hillaker. The statewide average temperature for the month was 62.2 degrees, about one-degree cooler than normal.
Today Periods of showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 11am, then scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 11am and 1pm. High near 75. South wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tonight A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 1pm and 4pm, then a chance of showers after 4pm. High near 68. North northeast wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Thursday Night A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7pm. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 44. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Windy, with a west northwest wind 16 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 34. Windy.
Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.
The (podcast) Freese-Notis weather forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather info. for Atlantic.
AREA COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-
TODAY AND TONIGHT:
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL SPREAD INTO THE AREA THIS MORNING AND
MAY CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT AS A FRONTAL BOUNDARY STALLS OVER THE
AREA AND A STRONG UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM MOVES FROM WESTERN NEBRASKA
TO NORTH DAKOTA. ISOLATED STORMS MAY PRODUCE LARGE HAIL THIS
AFTERNOON BUT THE BETTER CHANCE OF SEVERE STORMS IS EXPECTED TO
BE OVER PARTS OF NORTHEAST NEBRASKA.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY:
MORE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO PREVAIL OVER THE AREA
WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY AS ADDITIONAL UPPER LEVEL SYSTEMS AND A
COLD FRONT MOVE ACROSS THE AREA. SOME STORMS MAY BE SEVERE IN
PARTS OF EASTERN NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA WITH LARGE HAIL
THE PRIMARY HAZARD.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME TODAY OR TONIGHT.
AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD
533 AM CDT TUE SEP 30 2014
TODAY AND TONIGHT: SCATTERED NON SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE ON THE INCREASE ACROSS THE WEST THIS MORNING AND OVER THE ENTIRE REGION TONIGHT.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY: THUNDERSTORM CHANCES ARE FORECAST TO PERSIST THROUGH THURSDAY. HOWEVER…THE OVERALL PROBABILITY OF SEVERE WEATHER REMAINS LOW AT THIS TIME. IF SEVERE WEATHER DOES OCCUR…THE PERIOD OF MOST
CONCERN WOULD BE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING OVER THE FAR
SOUTHWEST PORTION OF THE OUTLOOK AREA WHERE THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK
OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.
Today – Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Breezy, with an east southeast wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight – Periods of showers and thunderstorms. Low around 61. South southeast wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday – Periods of showers and thunderstorms. High near 74. South southeast wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday Night – Periods of showers and thunderstorms. Low around 56. East southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday – A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. North wind 6 to 11 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Friday – Sunny, with a high near 62. Breezy.