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NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties: 7/30/16

Weather

July 30th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

404 AM CDT SAT JUL 30 2016

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 80. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S.

TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 7/29/16

Weather

July 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly sunny w/isolated afternoon showers possible. High 80. NE @ 5-10mph.
Tonight: Partly Cloudy to Cloudy. Low 59.
Saturday: P/Cldy. High 82. E/SE @ 5-10.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Sunday: P/Cldy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. High 87 S/SE @ 5-10.
Sunday Night: Mostly Cloudy w/a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday: P/Cldy w/a 20% chance of showers & thunderstorms in the morning. High near 90.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 81. Our Low this morning was 60. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 82 and the low was 57. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 102 in 1917. The Record Low was 46 in 1952.

NWS forecast for Cass & surrounding Counties in IA: 7/29/16

Weather

July 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

337 AM CDT FRI JUL 29 2016

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NORTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY AFTER MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 60. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 80. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW AROUND 70.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S.

Landspout tornadoes form over northern IA, Wednesday

News, Weather

July 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service says three short-lived, but highly visible landspout tornadoes touched-down across northern Iowa Wednesday afternoon and evening, as a line of thunderstorms slowly progressed southeast over the area. The tornadoes caused no reported structural or tree damage with only crop damage being reported.

The first report of a tornado came in from Kossuth County, where a small and brief landspout touched down five-miles west/northwest of Algona, at around 5:15-p.m. A funnel cloud was also seen going up and down toward the ground 5-miles west of Algona, a few minutes later.

In Winnebago County, a funnel cloud was reported 4 miles west/northwest of Scarville, at around 6-p.m. About 12 minutes later, multiple social media pictures showed the funnel extending close to, if not touching, the ground in the same area.

In Humboldt County, a funnel cloud was seen forming half-way to the ground, two-miles west/southwest of Bode. A moment later, the same twister briefly touched down.

Freese-Notis “Skyscan” forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 7/28/16

Weather

July 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly Cloudy. High 84. N @ 10.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 64. A light & variable breeze.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy w/ isolated showers (30% chance). High 81. NE @ 5-10.

Saturday: P/Cldy w/isolated showers & thunderstorms (20% chance). High 83.

Sunday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms (30% chance. High 87.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 82. We received 1.5-inches of rain Wed. afternoon at the KJAN studios. Our Low this morning was 62. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 88 and the low was 60. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 105 in 1935. The Record Low was 43 in 2013.

KJAN listening area forecast from the Nat’l. Weather Service, 7/28/16

Weather

July 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

338 AM CDT THU JUL 28 2016

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS. NORTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 40 PERCENT.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 80. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. EAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 80S.

Special Weather Statement: Crawford County

Weather

July 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

945 AM CDT WED JUL 27 2016

…SMALL HAIL AND GUSTY WINDS FOR PORTIONS OF CRAWFORD COUNTY…

AT 944 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER UTE…OR 17 MILES WEST OF DENISON…MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH. NICKEL SIZE HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
CHARTER OAK AND ARION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area (updated 4-a.m. 7/27/16)

Weather

July 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 3 to 8 mph.
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 11pm and midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. North wind 5 to 9 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. North northeast wind 5 to 9 mph.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph.
Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 86. Our Low this morning was 58. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 82 and the low was 71. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 105 in 1930. The Record Low was 41 in 2013.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area, 7/26/16

Weather

July 26th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Early this morning: Patchy fog, otherwise, clear, with a low around 63. Light north northeast wind.

Today: Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 87. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. East southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 3 to 8 mph.

Wednesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 87. Our Low this morning was 57. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 88 and the low was 67. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 109 in 1936. The Record Low was 43 in 1962.

Water Summary Update: Statewide Average Rainfall Almost Twice the Normal Average

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

July 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES—Recent rains have improved groundwater levels across Iowa, while the National Drought Monitor shows about a third of the state still rated as abnormally dry. Heavy rains that fell on July 19 will be reflected in the next update.

Substantial rainfall during July has improved shallow groundwater conditions in central Iowa and most of southeast Iowa from slight drought to normal.  A small region of southeast Iowa continues to be in slight drought conditions.  Shallow groundwater levels in most of northwest, southwest and northeast Iowa continue to be above normal for July.DNR News

In the past two weeks, the average statewide rainfall has been about 4.02 inches, nearly double the normal amount for this period. Two-week rain totals varied from a 1.56 inches at Akron up to 9.01 inches near Red Oak.

Temperatures across Iowa have averaged near normal for the period, just 0.4 degrees lower than typical July readings. Streamflow conditions remain above normal for most of the state. For a thorough review of Iowa’s water resource trends, go to www.iowadnr.gov/watersummaryupdate.