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Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals ending at 7:00 am on Monday, July 3

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

July 3rd, 2017 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .1″
  • Massena  .16″
  • Avoca  .5″
  • Oakland  .6″
  • Audubon  .13″
  • Neola  .4″
  • Glenwood  .15″
  • Woodbine  .11″
  • Logan  .25″
  • Council Bluffs  .22″
  • Underwood  .2″
  • Corning  .07″
  • Carroll  .32″

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 7/3/17

Weather

July 3rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; P/Cldy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms this afternoon. High 87. SE @ 10-15.

Tonight: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. Low 68. SE @ 5-10.

Independence Day (Tue.): Variably Cldy w/scatt. Shwrs & tstrms. High 85. SE @ 10-15.

Wednesday: Cldy to P/Cldy w/a chance of morning shwrs & tstrms. High 89.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High 92.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 83. Our Low this morning (as of 5-a.m.) was 63. We received .1” of rain Sunday, here in Atlantic at the KJAN studios. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 71 and the low was 58. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 107 in 1936. The Record Low was 43 in 1967 and 1968.

Skyscan Forecast & weather data for Atlantic, 7/2/17

Weather

July 2nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Southeast wind 3 to 7 mph.

Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. East southeast wind around 6 mph.

Independence Day: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 82. Our 24-hour (through 6:30-a.m. today) was 59. We received .02″ rain here at the KJAN studios, overnight. Last year on this date, the High was 63 and the Low was 58. The All-Time Record High for July 2nd in Atlantic, was 102 in 1911, and the All-Time Record Low was 45 in 1924 and 1959.

June 2017 Weather Data for Atlantic

Weather

July 1st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The month of June, 2017 in Atlantic was slightly warmer and drier than normal, but about average on the monthly Low. The average High in Atlantic was 85.3 degrees, while the average Low was 58.9. Rainfall for the month amounted to 2.9 inches. The warmest day was June 4th, at 94 degrees. The coolest morning was 44 degrees on the 26th. We received the most rain on June 14th, at .68 one-hundredths (nearly .7″).

The normal average High for Atlantic in June was 82.7 degrees, the average Low was 58.8, and rainfall would normally have been around 4.98 inches.

July typically averages a High of 85.8 degrees, a Low of 63.1, and rainfall of 4.62 inches.

NWS Tornado assessment complete

News, Weather

June 30th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the National Weather Service fanned out across Iowa Thursday to investigate areas where tornadoes struck Wednesday afternoon and evening. The results of their survey, released today (Friday), determined there were at least five, and possibly six twisters that touched down. Two of them occurred in Adair County.

The first began south of Stuart at around 4:12-p.m. Wednesday, and was rated an EF-0. It twisted its way across the countryside for seven miles with winds of up to 75 miles per hour, causing mainly tree damage, based on photographic evidence. The tornado dissipated at around 4:20-p.m.

The second tornado, rated an EF-1, was located 3-miles northwest of Carbon, in Adams County. It formed at about the time the twister near Stuart, ended, and had estimated peak winds of 80-to 90-mph.  The Carbon twister was on the ground intermittently for 11-miles and was about 100-yards wide. It snapped some tree trunks and caused other forms of tree damage before ending at around 4:48-p.m.

Another tornado impacts parts of Adair and Madison Counties. It began at around 4:45-p.m., Wednesday 5.5-miles east/southeast of Greenfield, and packed winds of up to 93-mph as it trekked for nearly seven miles. Along the way it sheared the tops off of trees and caused some damage to outbuildings before ending at around 5:02-p.m.

Another EF-1 tornado, happened in Taylor County, about 5-miles south of Bedford, but initially touched down just south of town. It dropped to the ground at around 5:05-p.m. and tracked for about 7-miles with winds of 90-to 110-mph. It was also about 500-yards wide. It finally ended its tour at around 5:20-p.m., but not before causing severe damage to several homes and outbuildings, especially where the winds hit 110-miles per hour.

There were no injuries reported with the southwest Iowa storms, Wednesday. The other tornado happened in the eastern Iowa town of Pleasantville. It packed winds of up to 100-mph and was on the ground for 18-miles. It started just before 6-p.m. and ended a little before 6:30-p.m. The twister was about 200-yards wide and caused damage to power poles, homes, outbuildings and trees. The weather service says the twister may have lifted or cycled several times during its path of destruction.

 

Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals ending at 7:00 am on Friday, June 30

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

June 30th, 2017 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .03″
  • 2 miles NW of Atlantic  .1″
  • Avoca  .1″
  • Oakland  .2″
  • Glenwood  1.17″
  • Corning  .01″
  • Carroll  .18″
  • Woodbine  .58″
  • Red Oak  .06″
  • Logan  1.47″
  • Council Bluffs 1.2″
  • Shenandoah  .2″
  • Creston  .02″

Severe storm event report from the NWS for storms Thu. night, 6/29/17

Weather

June 30th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

6:10-p.m. Funnel cloud observed by a trained spotter 1 mile NE of Mapleton (Monona Co.)

6:54-p.m. 1” diameter hail (Quarter size) in Stanton

6:55-p.m. 2” hail (egg size) 2 miles NW of Little Sioux w/winds of 55-65mph.

7:01-p.m. 1” hail 3 miles W/SW of Pisgah

7:20-p.m. Thunderstorm winds gusting to 60mph in Westside (several 6” tree limbs down)

7:37-p.m. 1” hail reported 2 miles S. of Magnolia

7:46-p.m. 56mph wind gust W/SW of Glidden

8:05-p.m. 1” hail in Missouri Valley

9:50-p.m. Quarter to ping pong ball size hail reported 1 mile N/NW of Council Bluffs

9:54-p.m. Nickel size hail 5 miles NW of Underwood

10:00-p.m. Walnut to Ping-Pong ball size hail in Council Bluffs

10:45-p.m. Semi blown over 2 miles N/NW of Pacific Junction

10:45-p.m. Half dollar size hail 5 miles E/SE of Macedonia

10:50-p.m. 1” hail 3 miles W. of Pacific Junction

11:50-p.m. 1” hail in Essex

Hail barrages loosed on eastern Nebraska, western Iowa

News, Weather

June 30th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Thunderstorms have loosed a barrage of hail on eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, shattering windshields, damaging roofs and shredding field crops and urban gardens.

Hailstones as big as baseballs were reported in the Omaha metropolitan area, including neighborhoods that had been clobbered by howling winds and tornadoes on June 16. Omaha Public Power District says power outages occurred overnight. At 5:15 a.m. Friday, the utility was reporting 170 Omaha customers without electricity.

Quarter-size hail damaged buildings and heavy rain flooded streets in Sioux City, Iowa.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 6/30/17

Weather

June 30th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: P/Cldy, cooler & less humid. High 80. NW @ 10-20.

Tonight: Fair to P/Cldy. Low 53.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 82. Variable winds @ 5-10.

Sunday: P/Cldy w/a chance of shwrs & tstrms late. High 85.

Monday: Variable Cldy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. High around 85.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 80. Our Low this morning (as of 5:30-a.m.) was 64. We received just .03” of rain Thursday night here in Atlantic at the KJAN studios. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 85 and the low was 51. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 101 in 1933. The Record Low was 43 in 1940.

At least 2 homes heavily damaged in SW Iowa by twisters

News, Weather

June 29th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Far southwest Iowa was hit by the first of eight tornadoes that dropped out of the black clouds onto Iowa soil on Wednesday. Mike Crecelius, the emergency management coordinator for Fremont County, says he was in Sidney about 3 P-M when he first saw signs of serious trouble.”I saw two funnels try to come down at one point, but they both got sucked back up into the cloud itself,” Crecelius says. “The third time, when the funnel started coming down, it just kept coming and it kept itself attached. I could tell it was probably coming down somewhere east of Sidney, I just couldn’t tell where because there’s a hill between us and that.”

Crecelius says he saw two homes north of Farragut that received heavy damage. “Both of them had roof damage,” he says. “The one guy’s got most of his roof missing. A grain bin was blown away at one house. At the other house, the whole house was damaged. Part of his roof is gone. He’s got two of his sheds destroyed. Plus, they had an unattached garage, and had a truck in there. Part of the garage is gone. Both of them have all sorts of trees that were demolished during the storm.”

He says it’s a miracle that no one in the area was hurt, given the amount of damage. “Both houses were occupied,” Crecelius says. “They did get the warning in enough time that in both houses, they went to shelter and nobody was injured in the storm.”

Considering the number of funnel clouds and tornado sightings in the county, and the number of photos taken from various vantage points, Crecelius says it’s a wonder the county escaped further destruction. “I’m not exactly sure how many funnel clouds/tornadoes we actually had here,” he says, “but, we’re pretty lucky there wasn’t more damage done throughout Fremont County and over into Page County than what there was.”

A National Weather Service survey team will be in Fremont County today to inspect the damage and determine the storm’s path. Crecelius asks the public for continued vigilance, as more storm activity is possible this afternoon into this evening.

(Radio Iowa)