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NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area (updated 4-a.m. 7/27/16)

Weather

July 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 3 to 8 mph.
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 11pm and midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. North wind 5 to 9 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. North northeast wind 5 to 9 mph.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph.
Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 86. Our Low this morning was 58. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 82 and the low was 71. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 105 in 1930. The Record Low was 41 in 2013.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area, 7/26/16

Weather

July 26th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Early this morning: Patchy fog, otherwise, clear, with a low around 63. Light north northeast wind.

Today: Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 87. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. East southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 3 to 8 mph.

Wednesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 87. Our Low this morning was 57. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 88 and the low was 67. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 109 in 1936. The Record Low was 43 in 1962.

Water Summary Update: Statewide Average Rainfall Almost Twice the Normal Average

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

July 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES—Recent rains have improved groundwater levels across Iowa, while the National Drought Monitor shows about a third of the state still rated as abnormally dry. Heavy rains that fell on July 19 will be reflected in the next update.

Substantial rainfall during July has improved shallow groundwater conditions in central Iowa and most of southeast Iowa from slight drought to normal.  A small region of southeast Iowa continues to be in slight drought conditions.  Shallow groundwater levels in most of northwest, southwest and northeast Iowa continue to be above normal for July.DNR News

In the past two weeks, the average statewide rainfall has been about 4.02 inches, nearly double the normal amount for this period. Two-week rain totals varied from a 1.56 inches at Akron up to 9.01 inches near Red Oak.

Temperatures across Iowa have averaged near normal for the period, just 0.4 degrees lower than typical July readings. Streamflow conditions remain above normal for most of the state. For a thorough review of Iowa’s water resource trends, go to www.iowadnr.gov/watersummaryupdate.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area: Monday, 7/25/16

Weather

July 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Sunny, with a high near 87. East wind 3 to 8 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 65. East southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 87. South southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.

Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. South southeast wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 85. Our Low this morning was 59. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 83 and the low was 66. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 117 in 1936. That was also the hottest record high ever recorded here. The Record Low was 44 in 1894.

3 tornadoes confirmed in rural eastern Iowa Saturday

News, Weather

July 24th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed at least three tornadoes moved across eastern Iowa during Saturday’s storms. KWWL reports the tornadoes developed in rural areas of the state. They damaged some farm buildings, trees and crops, but mostly avoided towns.

One tornado was reported near Lake Delhi in Delaware County around 4:20 p.m. Saturday. It generated winds up to 80 mph. The second tornado struck near Worthington in Dubuque County. It generated winds up to 70 mph. The third tornado was reported near Farley in Dubuque County. Details of that tornado are still being determined.

Skyscan Forecast from the NWS for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area (7/24/16)

Weather

July 24th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Winds N @ 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 87. Light and variable wind becoming east around 5 mph in the morning.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66. East wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South southeast wind 5-10mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy w/a 30% chance of showers & thunderstorms. Low around 70. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday: Mostly Cloudy w/a 60% chance of showers & thunderstorms. High near 84.

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 89. Our Low for the past 24-hours (Ending at 7-a.m. today) was 70. We received a trace of rainfall Saturday morning. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 93 and the low was 69. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 110 in 1901. The Record Low was 42 in 1905.

Iowa, Nebraska continue to broil in heat wave hitting US

News, Weather

July 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Residents in much of Iowa and Nebraska will continue to broil this weekend as a heat wave persists across the U.S. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through late this (Saturday) evening for western, central, and southern Iowa and the eastern half of Nebraska.

Those in the warning areas are urged to stay in air conditioning, drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks from work outside. People are also asked to check on elderly family members.

In Iowa, the weather service predicts the heat index on Saturday could exceed 105 degrees in Des Moines and 102 degrees in Waterloo and Sioux City. In Nebraska, the service says the index will hit 108 degrees in Omaha and 106 degrees in Lincoln.

Strong storms could also hit northern Iowa later today (Saturday).

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 7/23/16

Weather

July 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

**Excessive Heat Warning until 7-p.m.**

Today: Scattered showers & thunderstorms this morning; Becoming P/Sunny. High 95. Heat index around 105. S @ 15-20.

Tonight: P/Cldy to cldy w/a slight chance of showers & thunderstorms. Low 71. S-N @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Sunny. High 88. N/NW @ 10-15.

Tom. Night: P/Cldy. Low 66.

Monday: Mo. Sunny. High 87.

Tuesday: P/Sunny. High 89.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 90. Our Low for the past 24-hours (Ending at 7-a.m. today) was 77. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 85 and the low was 60. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 105 in 1901. The Record Low was 45 in 1904 & 1956.

KJAN listening area forecast: 7/23/16

Weather

July 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

353 AM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016

***EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM***

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 30 PERCENT.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HOT AND HUMID. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 50 PERCENT. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 100 TO 105 IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 100 TO 105 THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

MONDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TUESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 80’s.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 7/22/16

Weather

July 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

**Excessive Heat Warning continues through 7-pm Friday**

Today: Mostly sunny, hot & humid. High 97. Heat Index around 114. S @ 10-20.

Tonight: Partly cloudy.Low around 77. SW @ 10.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, hot & humid. Isolated morning showers possible. High near 95. Heat index around 107. S @ 10-20.
Saturday: P/Cldy. High near 97.

Sunday: P/Cldy. Isolated showers are possible. High 92.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 92. Our Low for the past 24-hours (Ending at 7-a.m. today) was 77. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 80 and the low was 57. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 109 in 1901. The Record Low was 45 in 1956.