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Severe Thunderstorm Watch for parts of western IA until 9-p.m.

Weather

September 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 476 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
.    IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

CRAWFORD             HARRISON            IDA
MONONA               POTTAWATTAMIE       SAC
SHELBY               WOODBURY

Tornado Warning for parts of Harrison & Pottawattamie Counties

Weather

September 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

HARRISON IA-POTTAWATTAMIE IA-DOUGLAS NE-WASHINGTON NE-
448 PM CDT THU SEP 15 2016

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 515 PM CDT FOR
SOUTHWESTERN HARRISON...NORTHWESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE...NORTH CENTRAL
DOUGLAS AND SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTIES...

AT 448 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO
WAS LOCATED 4 MILES SOUTHWEST OF FORT CALHOUN...OR 11 MILES NORTHWEST
OF OMAHA...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

HAZARD...TORNADO AND GOLF BALL SIZE 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 DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR...
  FORT CALHOUN AROUND 500 PM CDT.
  BLAIR AROUND 510 PM CDT.

OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS TORNADIC THUNDERSTORM INCLUDE DESOTO
BEND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE AND WILSON ISLAND STATE PARK.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS...
 HIGHWAY 30 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 5.
 HIGHWAY 30 IN NEBRASKA NEAR MILE MARKER 450.
 HIGHWAY 75 IN NEBRASKA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 102 AND 114.

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 YOU ARE OUTDOORS...IN
A MOBILE HOME...OR IN A VEHICLE...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL
SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

Flash Flood Watch for Sac, Crawford, Carroll, Audubon Counties

Weather

September 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

335 PM CDT THU SEP 15 2016

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH THROUGH LATE TONIGHT FOR MONONA, HARRISON, SHELBY, AUDUBON, SAC, CRAWFORD AND CARROLL COUNTIES IN THE LISTENING AREA.

A COMBINATION OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL AND SLOWLY PROGRESSING STORMS THIS EVENING MAY RESULT IN LOCAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES OR MORE.

* WATER…STANDING OR FLOWING…MAY MAKE ROADS IMPASSABLE AT TIMES. RAPID RISES ON LOCAL STREAMS AND CREEKS MAY BE SEEN AS WELL.

Flash Flood Watch for Counties in green

Flash Flood Watch for Counties in green

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Harrison/Pottawattamie Counties

Weather

September 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

410 PM CDT THU SEP 15 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

SOUTHWESTERN HARRISON COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…

NORTHWESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…

DOUGLAS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…

SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…

* UNTIL 445 PM CDT

* AT 410 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR ELKHORN…OR 10 MILES NORTHWEST OF OMAHA…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING…AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

WESTERN OMAHA…BLAIR…MISSOURI VALLEY…VALLEY…FORT CALHOUN… WATERLOO…KENNARD…ELKHORN…BENNINGTON…BOYS TOWN… WASHINGTON… DESOTO BEND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE AND WILSON ISLAND STATE PARK.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…

HIGHWAY 275 IN NEBRASKA NEAR MILE MARKER 167.

HIGHWAY 30 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 5.

HIGHWAY 30 IN NEBRASKA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 441 AND 450.

HIGHWAY 75 IN NEBRASKA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 99 AND 117.

INTERSTATE 29 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 66 AND 75.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING.

Severe storms possible in eastern NE & western IA today (9/15)

Weather

September 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE–       1049 AM CDT THU SEP 15 2016

THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THIS AFTERNOON INTO EVENING AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT MOVING THROUGH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE WEATHER…INCLUDING THE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE HAIL…DAMAGING WINDS…FLOODING RAINFALL AND A FEW TORNADOES.

FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY: NON-SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE ALONG THE COLD FRONT AS IT ADVANCES SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE AREA ON FRIDAY.  THERE WILL BE MORE CHANCES FOR THUNDERSTORMS FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY OF NEXT WEEK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED THIS AFTERNOON INTO EVENING.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 9/15/16

Weather

September 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; Partly Cloudy to Cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. High 75. SE @ 10-20.

Tonight: Scattered shwrs & tstrms. Low 64. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Mo. Cldy w/scattered morning showers & tstrms. High 77. W @ 10-15.

Saturday: P/Cldy High 77.

Sunday: P/Cldy. High near 80.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 72. Our 24-hour Low (ending today at 7-a.m.) was 56.  Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 86 and the low was 65. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 99 in 1939. The Record Low was 31 in 1961.

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: 9/15/16

Weather

September 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

337 AM CDT THU SEP 15 2016

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT.

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS BEFORE NOON. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

FRIDAY…CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

SATURDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S.

Local Rainfall Totals ending at 7:00 am Wednesday, September 14

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

September 14th, 2016 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .3″
  • Elk Horn  .16″
  • Avoca  .5″
  • Oakland  .2″
  • Clarinda  1.25″
  • Glenwood  .57″
  • Red Oak  .8″
  • Missouri Valley  .31″
  • Carroll  .01″
  • Bedford  .04″
  • Underwood  .32″
  • Sidney  .28″

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 9/14/16

Weather

September 14th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Becoming mostly sunny. High 74. NE @ 5-10.

Tonight: P/Cldy to Cldy. Low 62. E/SE @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Mo. Cldy w/scattered showers. High 74. SE @ 5-10.

Tom. Night: Scattered showers & tstrms. Low 67.

Friday: Mo. Cloudy w/showers ending in the morning. High 77.

Saturday: Mo. Sunny. High 75.

Sunday: Mo. Sunny. High 77.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 65. Our Low this morning (as of 5:15-a.m.) was 56. We received .3” of an inch of rain yesterday evening and overnight at the KJAN studios.  Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 82 and the low was 59. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 99 in 1939. The Record Low was 29 in 1892.

Local Rainfall Totals ending at 7:00 am on Tuesday, September 13

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

September 13th, 2016 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .68″
  • 7 miles NNE of Atlantic  .6″
  • Massena  .51″
  • Elk Horn  1.01″
  • Avoca  .7″
  • Audubon  .3″
  • Neola  1.2″
  • Villisca  .85″
  • Woodbine  .18″
  • Clarinda  .76″
  • Glenwood  .46″
  • Shenandoah  1.56″
  • Hastings  1.12″
  • Randolph  1.79″
  • Denison  .34″
  • Carroll  .1″
  • Red Oak  .64″
  • Underwood  .38″
  • Sidney  1.81″
  • Guthrie Center  .01″