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Shelby County Fire Danger “High” through 4/13/17

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

April 10th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Shelby County Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Seivert says with the lack of rain this weekend it is still dry in the fields and grassy areas, therefore fire will spread more rapidly than anticipated. The Local Fire Danger Index will be in the HIGH Category until at least Thursday.

Seivert thanks the public for calling their planned/controlled burns in ahead of time. That reduces the number of unnecessary response by volunteer firefighters and others. He asks you to  continue calling 712-755-2124 with your burn information, and to inform your local fire chief.

Weather Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, 4/10/17

Weather

April 10th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 5-a.m.)

Today: Mostly cloudy w/showers developing. High 56. NW @ 10-20.

Tonight: Becoming Partly cloudy w/showers ending. Low 34. NW @ 10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 60. NW-SW @ 10.

Wednesday: Mo.Cldy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. High 68.

Thursday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/showers & tstrms ending. High 68.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 81. Our Low this morning (as of 5-a.m.), was 46. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 65 and the low was 26. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 94 in 1930. The Record Low was 17 in 1989.

Skyscan Forecast Saturday 4/8/2017

Podcasts, Weather

April 8th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast  Saturday, April 8, 2017   Richard Garuckas

Today: Mostly sunny. High 78. S @ 10-20.

Tonight: Increasing clouds. Low 57. SSW @ 10-15.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Moderate chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 74. SSE @ 10-20.

Sunday Night: Showers and Thunderstorms early, then partly cloudy. Low 49.

Monday: Mostly sunny. High 67.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 61.

Wednesday: Partly sunny. High 69.

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Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 4/07/17

Weather

April 7th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High around 66. S @ 10-15.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 49. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny. High 76. S @ 15-30.

Sunday: P/Cldy to cldy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. High 72.

Monday: Showers & tstrms ending. P/Cldy to cldy. High near 60.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 59. Our Low this morning (as of 5-a.m.), was 25. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 54 and the low was 26. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 83 in 1931. The Record Low was 15 in 1936.

Shelby County Fire Danger upgraded to “Moderate”

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

April 6th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Shelby County Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Seivert says the recent rain the county has received is great, but wind and abundant sunshine over the next few days will rapidly dry out dead grasses in the area, therefore, the County field and grassland Fire Danger index is being upgraded from “Low,” to “Moderate” until next Monday, (April 10th). Seivert advises businesses and local fire stations should placetheir fire danger signs in the Moderate category through the weekend.

Property owners considering a controlled burn should notify their local fire chiefs.

Weather experts are still undecided on an incoming El Nino season

News, Weather

April 6th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Iowa growers are getting ready for planting season as La Nina conditions fade in the Pacific Ocean and there’s no consensus on what may come next. A La Nina means sea surface temperatures are below long-term trends, bringing cooler weather to our region. Dennis Todey, director of the U-S-D-A’s Midwest Climate Hub in Ames, says there are signs an El Nino is developing.

“There are hints we’re heading back to warmer-than-average sea surface temperatures in the Pacific,” Todey says. “I’m not as convinced about that as some people are. Even if it does go that way, I don’t think we’d be seeing El Nino conditions before the end of the growing season.”

An El Nino means ocean temperatures are averaging above-normal for an extended time, which can bring weather extremes to North America. Todey says an El Nino developing is not in the cards. “It really would be unprecedented,” Todey says. “Not completely unprecedented but unlikely where you go from a strong El Nino to a La Nina and then back to an El Nino in subsequent years. It’s only happened one time in the last century. It’s possible but it seems very unlikely.”

Current trends and long-range forecasts into early summer indicate temperatures and precipitation will be above-normal for much of the Midwest and Northern Plains. The Pacific was in a La Nina phase, or cooling, for the past year or so. That’s reverted to more neutral conditions.

(Radio Iowa)

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 4/06/17

Weather

April 6th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High around 59. NW @ 10-15.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 30.

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny. High 66. S @ 10-15.

Saturday: Mo. Sunny & windy. High 78.

Sunday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/afternoon showers. High near 70.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 57. Our Low this morning was 34. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 53 and the low was 25. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 89 in 1972. The Record Low was 6 in 1982.

Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals ending at 7:00 am on Wednesday, April 5

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

April 5th, 2017 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .04″
  • Massena  .17″
  • Elk Horn  .01″
  • Bedford  .71″
  • Creston  .43″
  • Red Oak  .15″
  • Clarinda  .38″

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 4/05/17

Weather

April 5th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Rain this morning; Sprinkles this afternoon. High 50. N @ 10-20.

Tonight: P/Cloudy. Low 34. N @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cloudy. High 55. N @ 10.

Friday: P/Cldy. High 66.

Saturday: P/Cldy. High 75.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 59. Our Low this morning (as of 5-a.m.), was 46. We received .04” rain from 7-a.m. Tuesday through 5-a.m. today at the KJAN studios. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 63 and the low was 37. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 88 in 2000. The Record Low was 14 in 1920.

Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals ending at 7:00 am on Tuesday, April 4

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

April 4th, 2017 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .24″
  • 7 miles NNE of Atlantic  .13″
  • Massena  .53″
  • Elk Horn  .15″
  • Denison  .08″
  • Carroll  .05″
  • Red Oak  .06″
  • Clarinda  .58″
  • Glenwood  .03″
  • Logan  .07″
  • Woodbine  .15″
  • Bedford  .57″
  • Creston  .41″