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Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 3-a.m.: Cass, Guthrie, Adair, Audubon & Adams Counties

Weather

August 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

207 AM CDT MON AUG 21 2017

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
Cass County in southwestern Iowa…
Southwestern Guthrie County in west central Iowa…
Southeastern Audubon County in west central Iowa…
Northwestern Adams County in southwestern Iowa…
Adair County in southwestern Iowa…

* Until 300 AM CDT.

* At 207 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 8 miles northeast
of Atlantic, moving southeast at 35 mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include…
Atlantic, Greenfield, Stuart, Griswold, Anita, Exira, Adair,
Fontanelle, Lewis, Casey, Massena, Menlo, Cumberland, Bridgewater,
Brayton, Wiota, Carbon, Lake Anita State Park, Greenfield Municipal
Airport and Nodaway Park.

This includes Interstate 80 between mile markers 56 and 95.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Flash Flood Warning for parts of Audubon, Carroll, Craword & Guthrie Counties

Weather

August 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
131 AM CDT MON AUG 21 2017

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
Western Guthrie County in west central Iowa…
Audubon County in west central Iowa…
Southeastern Crawford County in west central Iowa…
Southwestern Carroll County in west central Iowa…

* Until 730 AM CDT.

* At 130 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Two to three inches of rain
have already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Audubon, Manning, Exira, Adair, Elk Horn, Arcadia, Casey,
Templeton, Kimballton, Westside, Dedham, Halbur, Brayton, Gray,
Aspinwall, Manning Municipal Airport and Audubon County Airport.

Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the
warned area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the local KJAN listening area- Sunday, Aug. 20th 2017

Weather

August 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Scattered showers & thunderstorms, mainly before noon; Otherwise Partly sunny. High near 89. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight: A 40% chance of showers & thunderstorms, mainly after 8pm. Mostly cloudy. Low around 69. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday: Partly sunny, w/a 30% chance of showers & thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. High near 87. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night: A 60% chance of showers & thunderstorms. Low around 66.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 78.

Rainfall overnight at the KJAN studios through 6-a.m. today, amounted to .84″. Saturday’s High was 87. Our 24-hour Low ending today at 7-a.m. was 59. Last year on this date, our High was 73, and the Low was 51. The All-Time Record High in Atlantic on Aug. 20th was 100 in 1947, and the All-Time Record Low was 36 in 1897.

Special Weather Statement for Wind

Weather

August 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: Crawford-Carroll-Greene-Audubon-Guthrie-Dallas-Cass-
Adair-Madison-Adams-Union-Taylor-Ringgold
515 AM CDT Sun Aug 20 2017

…MORE STRONG WIND EXPECTED…

Showers behind the main line of storms are now moving across southern Iowa. Non-thunderstorm wind gusts between 35 mph to around 50 mph are possible. Areas affected by this second band of showers and wind extend from Mount Ayr to Bedford and north to between Carroll and Adel. Loose yard objects will be susceptible
to being moved or tossed about.

Weather service says 2 tornadoes hit northwestern Iowa

News, Weather

August 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

MELVIN, Iowa (AP) — The National Weather Service is confirming two tornadoes struck Friday night in northwestern Iowa. Sioux Falls meteorologist Matthew Dux says an EF-1 tornado with sustained 90 mph winds touched down in cropland around the Iowa-Minnesota border just south of Bigelow, Minnesota, around 7:50 p.m. Friday. He says another tornado hit about an hour later around Melvin, damaging crops and at least one farm.

Dux says no one was injured. Dux says a weather service survey team was at Melvin on Saturday to gather more information about the strength of that tornado.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 8/19/17

Weather

August 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High 87. W/NW wind 5-10.

Tonight: P/Cldy to cloudy. Low 66. W/NW @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Sunny, warm & humid w/a 40% chance of showers & thunderstorms. High 91.S @ 5-10.

Tom. Night: Muggy w/a 40% chance of Shwrs & tstrms. Low 72.

Monday: A 60% chance of shwrs & tstrms. Mo. Cldy. High 83.

Tuesday: P/Sunny. High 81.

Wednesday: Mo. Sunny. High 81.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 85. Our Low this morning (as of 5-a.m.) was 58. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 88 and the low was 62. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 100 in 1947. The Record Low for this date was 41 in 1981.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 1-a.m. Saturday for some area counties

Weather

August 18th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

450 PM CDT FRI AUG 18 2017

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 456 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 100 AM CDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS… IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE:

ADAIR AUDUBON BOONE BUENA VISTA BUTLER CALHOUN CARROLL CERRO GORDO CHEROKEE CLAY DALLAS DICKINSON EMMET FRANKLIN GREENE GRUNDY GUTHRIE HAMILTON HANCOCK HARDIN HUMBOLDT JASPER KOSSUTH MADISON
MAHASKA MARION MARSHALL O`BRIEN OSCEOLA PALO ALTO POCAHONTAS POLK POWESHIEK SAC STORY TAMA WARREN WEBSTER WINNEBAGO
WORTH WRIGHT..

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 8/18/17

Weather

August 18th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: P/Cldy to cldy w/scattered shwrs & strms mid-day/early afternoon. High 80. SE @ 10-15.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 60. NW @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 84. Variable winds @ 5-10.

Sunday: P/Cldy, warm & humid w/scatt. Shwrs & tstrms. High 88.

Monday: Scatt. Shwrs & tstrms early; P/Cldy, warm & humid. High 88.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 81. Our Low this morning was 56. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 90 and the low was 69. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 111 in 1936. The Record Low for this date was 40 in 2012.

Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals ending at 7:00 am on Thursday, August 17

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

August 17th, 2017 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .37″
  • Massena  .22″
  • Anita  .59″
  • Woodbine  .57″
  • Missouri Valley  .24″
  • Logan  .13″
  • Bedford  .65″
  • Red Oak  .32″
  • Carroll  .51″
  • Corning  .2″
  • Clarinda  .23″
  • Manning  .1″
  • Creston  .1″

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 8/17/17

Weather

August 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: P/Cldy. Less humid. High 81. NW @ 10-20.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 56.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scatt. shwrs. High 81. SE @ 10-15.

Saturday: P/Cldy. High 84.

Sunday: P/Cldy, warm & humid. High 88.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 83. We received .37” of rain yesterday. Our Low for the past 24-hours was 63. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 90 and the low was 64. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 108 in 1936. The Record Low for this date was 38 in 1897.