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(Updated) NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area 7/10/16

Weather

July 10th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1pm and 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Breezy, with a south wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 73. Breezy, with a south wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 91. Windy, with a south wind 14 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.
Monday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely after 8pm. Increasing clouds, with a low around 72. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Southwest wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 7/10/16

Weather

July 10th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. South wind 10-20mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear & breezy, with a low around 73. South wind 10-20 gusts as high as 25 mph.
Monday: Mostly sunny & windy. High near 91. South wind 15 to 30mph.
Monday Night: A 70% chance of showers & thunderstorms. Low around 72. S @ 10-25. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy w/a 40% chance of showers & thunderstorms. High near 86. S/SW @ 5-10. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday: Mosty sunny w/a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 86.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 7/9/16

Weather

July 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly Sunny. High 86. E/SE @ 5-10.

Tonight: Mo. Clear. Low 65. E/SE @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Mo. Sunny. High 90. S @ 15-20.

Tom. Night: P/Cldy. Low 74/

Monday: P/Sunny. High 92.

Tuesday: P/Sunny w/isolated thundershowers. High around 90.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 85. Our 24-hour Low thru 7-a.m. today was 59. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 81 and the low was 60. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 104 in 1930. The Record Low was 37 in 1895.

Iowa official says drought conditions are short term

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

July 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

You can thank reserves built up at the end of last year for keeping Iowa in good shape water wise following a dry June. The areas impacted by drought have increased in the most recent report, but Tim Hall with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources says it could be a lot worse. “If you ignored the fall of 2015, we would be in a bit of jam right now. It’s been somewhat dry — especially in parts of the state — but I think we’re still benefiting from the really wet November and December we had, given the rainfall that’s fallen in this first half of the year,” Hall says.

The Iowa average streamflow index dropped below the normal line on July 4th. Hall says the level is tracked on a daily basis and it has been above normal since May of 2015. “That speaks more to how wet it has been recently than how dry it is now,” Hall says. “So that index has just now gotten down to the normal line…so it mostly tells us how wet it has been for quite awhile.” Parts of the state have moved into moderate drought conditions, but Hall is not worried.

“We’re a long ways away from being overly concerned,” he says. The moderate drought level is the first level, and Hall says it could easily turn around. “It’s a pretty short-term deal, because if you look a the long-term climate prediction information — there’s not long term drought predicted for that part of the state out through the end of September,” Hall explains. “So, even the climate folks are looking at this as a short-term impact.” Areas of the state have struggled with low water levels in the last few years appear to be doing okay now.

“Part of the state where we’ve been consistently concerned has been in the northwest corner of the state. And they have actually done pretty well precipitation wise this year,” Hall says. “So, if there was any part of the state where we would want to be particularly concerned it would be up there. But they’ve been running in the first half of the year much about normal for rainfall. So, they are in pretty good shape.” Hall says swings in weather pattern can always make a difference in the water situation.

“You’re always on that sort of razor’s edge between too wet and too dry. For quite awhile in the state we’ve been really running right down the middle where we want to be. And really, that’s where we are right now,” according to Hall. You can find out more about Iowa’s water trends at: www.iowadnr.gov/watersummaryupdate.

(Radio Iowa)

Local Rainfall Totals ending at 7:00 am Friday, July 8

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

July 8th, 2016 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .15″
  • 7 Miles NE of Atlantic  .18″
  • Elk Horn  .19″
  • Missouri Valley  .07″
  • Logan  .12″
  • Oakland  .1″
  • Woodbine  .23″
  • Irwin  .23″

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 7/8/16

Weather

July 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: areas of fog this morning; P/Cldy. High 85. NW @ 10-15.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 58.

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

Sunday: P/Cldy. High 87.

Monday: P/Cldy w/isolated thundershowers. High near 90.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 83. Our 24-hour Low thru 7-a.m. today was 59. We received .15 of an inch of rain (15 one-hundredths) Thursday evening at the KJAN studios. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 77 and the low was 51. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 102 in 1937. The Record Low was 42 in 1908.

NWS forecast for Cass & surrounding Counties in IA, 7/8/16

Weather

July 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

352 AM CDT FRI JUL 8 2016

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S.

Significant Weather Advisory: Southern Shelby/SE Harrison/NE Pott. Counties

Weather

July 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SHELBY IA-HARRISON IA-POTTAWATTAMIE IA-

627 PM CDT THU JUL 7 2016

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHERN SHELBY…SOUTHEASTERN HARRISON AND NORTHEASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTIES UNTIL 700 PM CDT…AT 627 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR PERSIA…OR 29 MILES WEST OF ATLANTIC…MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH. DIME SIZE HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… AVOCA…WALNUT…SHELBY…MINDEN…PERSIA…TENNANT… PRAIRIE ROSE STATE PARK AND NISHNA BEND RECREATION AREA.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…

HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 61 AND 73.

INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 27 AND 48.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT FOR SOUTHWESTERN IOWA.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning (Update) – Shelby County

Weather

July 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SHELBY IA-

629 PM CDT THU JUL 7 2016

…THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR NORTHEASTERN SHELBY COUNTY IS CANCELLED… THE STORM WHICH PROMPTED THE WARNING  HAS WEAKENED BELOW SEVERE LIMITS…AND NO LONGER POSE AN IMMEDIATE THREAT TO LIFE OR PROPERTY. THEREFORE…THE WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. HOWEVER SMALL HAIL…GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN ARE STILL POSSIBLE WITH THIS THUNDERSTORM AS IT CONTINUES TO MOVE THROUGH NORTHEASTERN SHELBY COUNTY.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT FOR SOUTHWESTERN IOWA.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for northern Shelby County

Weather

July 7th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

600 PM CDT THU JUL 7 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

NORTHERN SHELBY COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…

* UNTIL 645 PM CDT

* AT 559 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED WEST OF EARLING…OR 18 MILES SOUTH OF DENISON…MOVING EAST AT 35 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…

HARLAN…EARLING…IRWIN…DEFIANCE…PANAMA…WESTPHALIA…

KIRKMAN AND MANTENO RECREATION AREA.

THIS INCLUDES HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 80 AND 89.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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