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Get ready for another see-saw style weather week

News, Weather

July 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

After a warm and humid week across Iowa, near-record cold temperatures are slated to move into Iowa for the next few days. The National Weather Service in Des Moines says non-severe, scattered storms are possible mainly north of I-80 this afternoon. Rainfall amounts with these storms should be on the very light side, with totals remaining less than one tenth of an inch. Mostly cloudy skies should help keep temperatures in the 60s and 70s across the area today.cooler temps

Cooler air will continue to move into the region tomorrow, as highs will be confined to the upper 60s and low 70s. For Thursday morning, the record low in Atlantic is 43 degrees. As of now, it appear the temperature Wednesday night into early Thursday morning we will be very close to that number.

Warmer air and storm chances will return to Iowa for this July 4th weekend, so if you do have outdoor plans Saturday into Monday, make sure to monitor the weather forecast each day, beginning with today.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: Tue., 7/1/14 (Updated 5:30-a.m.)

Weather

July 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 78. Our low this morning: 62. Rainfall yesterday amounted to .26”  Massena spotter Ardell McCunn reported .13″ rain there yesterday.

Here’s the Freese-Notis forecast:

Today: P/Cldy to Cldy & breezy, w/a 20% chance of showers this afternoon. High 76. W-NW @ 15-30.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. NW @ 10-20.

Wednesday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 68. N-NW @ 10-15.
Wed. Night: P/Cldy. Low 49.

Thursday: P/Sunny, with a high near 75. S @ 5.
Thu. Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

Independence Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 80.
Fri. Night: Mo. Cldy w/a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low around 65. Breezy.

 

Storm Survey Teams head to Stuart today (Tuesday)

News, Weather

July 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Des Moines says Preliminary Storm Surveys will take place today. Two teams will fan out to assess the damage occurring from Monday’s severe storms, and report on their findings. Their assessments will help to determine  the type of weather event that occurred (such as a Tornado or straight-line winds, hail and flooding), duration and path.  One of the teams will deploy from near Stuart to the Warren County line. The other team will cover an area between Story and Tama Counties.

The results and conclusions of the survey will be completed and uploaded to the National Weather Service website late this afternoon or early evening.

NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area: Tue., 7/1/2014

Weather

July 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today - A 20 percent chance of showers after 3pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 75. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Breezy, with a northwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Wednesday – Partly sunny, with a high near 70. North northwest wind 11 to 13 mph.
Wednesday Night – Mostly clear, with a low around 50. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday – Sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Independence Day – Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

Flood Warning: East Nishnabotna River at Red Oak

News, Weather

July 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

521 AM CDT TUE JUL 1 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE EAST NISHNABOTNA RIVER AT RED OAK.
* AT 5:15 AM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 19.6 FEET…OR 1.6 FEET ABOVE
FLOOD STAGE.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 18.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST…THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 20.0 FEET BY THIS
MORNING. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE LATE THIS AFTERNOON.
* IMPACT…AT 20.0 FEET…LOWLAND FLOODING BEGINS ALONG THE WEST BANK.

Storms cause damage in Atlantic and Adair

News, Weather

June 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Authorities report extensive wind and hail damage in Adair this afternoon. There was also wind damage in Atlantic. Sherry Toelle sent these images to KJAN from the 13th Street area of town. IMG_0188 IMG_0189

Flash Flood Warning Adair/Guthrie/Dallas Counties until 7:45-pm

Weather

June 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
146 PM CDT MON JUN 30 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
SOUTHWESTERN DALLAS COUNTY IN CENTRAL IOWA…
GUTHRIE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…
NORTHERN ADAIR COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

* UNTIL 745 PM CDT

* AT 145 PM CDT…AUTOMATED GAUGES AND DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THAT
UP TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN THE LAST HOUR AS A STRONG
THUNDERSTORM MOVED THROUGH THE AREA. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO
BEGIN SHORTLY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
WAUKEE…ADEL…GUTHRIE CENTER…STUART…DALLAS CENTER…
EARLHAM…PANORA…DE SOTO…LAKE PANORAMA…REDFIELD…ADAIR…
DEXTER…CASEY…DIAMONDHEAD LAKE…MINBURN…MENLO AND LINDEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

PLEASE REPORT FLOODING TO YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHEN YOU
CAN DO SO SAFELY.

Flash Flood Watch Cancelled for parts of western IA

Weather

June 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTIES
119 PM CDT MON JUN 30 2014

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED…

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF IOWA AND NEBRASKA HAS BEEN CANCELLED AS HEAVY RAIN IS NO LONGER A THREAT. HOWEVER THERE ARE STILL FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF THE AREA…BUT ADDITIONAL FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED.

 

Tornado Watch Cancelled for parts of western/sw Iowa

Weather

June 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED TORNADO WATCH 373 FOR
THE FOLLOWING AREAS: HARRISON, SHELBY & MONONA COUNTIES.

THE TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE AREA UNTIL 6-PM OR UNTIL CANCELLED.

Confirmed tornado near Stuart

Weather

June 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DALLAS IA-MADISON IA-GUTHRIE IA-ADAIR IA-
1257 PM CDT MON JUN 30 2014

…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 115 PM CDT FOR
SOUTHWESTERN DALLAS…NORTHWESTERN MADISON…SOUTHEASTERN GUTHRIE AND
NORTHEASTERN ADAIR COUNTIES…

AT 1257 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO
WAS LOCATED 4 MILES SOUTHWEST OF EARLHAM…OR 10 MILES NORTHWEST OF
WINTERSET…MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD…TORNADO AND TWO INCH HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.

IMPACT…FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT
SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. DAMAGE
TO ROOFS…WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE DAMAGE IS
LIKELY.

THIS TORNADIC THUNDERSTORM WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF
SOUTHWESTERN DALLAS…NORTHWESTERN MADISON…SOUTHEASTERN GUTHRIE AND
NORTHEASTERN ADAIR COUNTIES…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS…
DIAMONDHEAD LAKE…DEXTER…REDFIELD AND MENLO.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 80 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 89 AND 107.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW! MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST
FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME…A
VEHICLE OR OUTDOORS…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.