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NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: 7/22/16

Weather

July 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

…EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING…

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT.

TODAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HOT AND HUMID. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 105 TO 110 IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 105 TO 110 THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HOT AND HUMID. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 102 TO 107 IN THE AFTERNOON.

SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 101 TO 106 THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 7/21/16

Weather

July 21st, 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.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 91. Our Low for the past 24-hours (Ending at 7-a.m. today) was 74. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 81 and the low was 55. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 107 in 1934. The Record Low was 44 in 1894.

Iowans reminded to pay attention to pets in extreme heat

News, Weather

July 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

During this extreme heat wave, Iowans are being reminded to take particular care of their pets, especially those that are considered “outdoor” animals. Josh Colvin, spokesman for the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, says if your dog is in a fenced area or chained up in the back yard, there are a few requirements when the temperatures get this hot.

“It’s really important to have cool, fresh water out there,” Colvin says. “That does help them cool themselves and they will not drink hot water. They’ve got to be in shade, so make sure there’s shade out there. With these really extreme temperatures, we do just recommend getting them in the house, somewhere where there are fans and cooler temperature for them.”

Some Iowans like to take their pets for a ride and will leave them in the car with the windows cracked while they run errands. Colvin says that’s not a good idea. “In extreme temperatures like this, we recommend keeping them at home,” Colvin says. “Really, a cracked window is not going to do much for them, even in the shade. The way animals cool themselves is by panting and if all they’re doing is bringing in that hot air, it’s not cooling them down. It takes very little time for a dog in a hot car to have a heat stroke.”

Forecasters say much of Iowa will be seeing high temperatures in the 90s this week, with triple-digit heat indices. “There’s a lot of things that can happen in a short period of time, even taking dogs for walks,” Colvin says. “That can be dangerous. We’ve got concrete out there that is going to get hot. Imagine with your bare feet. Dogs can actually burn their feet on that hot concrete as well.”

If there are feral cats or wildlife in your neighborhood, he suggests you set out a bowl of fresh, cool water for them as well, and limit your dog’s outside time to bathroom breaks only. Colvin urges people to act immediately if they see a distressed animal outside or in an unattended car. In the city of Des Moines, residents can call A-R-L Animal Care & Control at (515) 283-4811. Elsewhere, call your local law enforcement’s non-emergency phone number.

(Radio Iowa)

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties (Updated 4-a.m. 7/21)

Weather

July 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT FRIDAY

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY. HOT AND HUMID. HIGH IN THE UPPER 90S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. HEAT INDEX READINGS 109 TO 114.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL EARLY MORNING…THEN MOSTLY  CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE MID 70S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 109 TO 114 THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

FRIDAY…HOT AND HUMID. PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 90S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 106 TO 111 IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 105 TO 110 THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 102 TO 107 IN THE AFTERNOON.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 70S.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S.

Cass County Fair Queen/King Contest Indoors Due to Heat!

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

July 20th, 2016 by Jim Field

The forecast for high heat and humidity has forced Cass County Fair officials to move the Thursday night program indoors to the Atlantic High School auditorium.  Deb Schuler, one of the organizers of the Queen/King contest, told KJAN today that there isn’t enough room in the community building on the fairgrounds with all of the projects to accommodate the contestants and the crowd.  When asked, the Atlantic school administrations was fine with holding the contest in the high school auditorium.

The night will begin with the new Little Miss/Mister contest at 7:00 pm followed by the King/Queen contest and senior recognition.  The high school boys baseball banquet will be held in the high school commons beginning at 6:30 Thursday evening, so school officials do ask that those coming to the auditorium to be courteous .

Local Rainfall 24-Hour Totals ending at 7:00 am on July 20

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

July 20th, 2016 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  1.68″
  • 7 miles NNE of Atlantic  2.68″
  • Massena  1.49″
  • Wiota  1.7″
  • Missouri Valley  .74″
  • Creston  .8″
  • Persia  .81″
  • Logan  .32″
  • Council Bluffs  .09″
  • Bedford  .06″
  • Irwin  .51″
  • Villisca  .25″
  • Glidden  1.1″
  • Fort Dodge 3.61″

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 7/20/16

Weather

July 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

**Excessive Heat Warning begins 1-p.m. today & runs through 7-pm Friday**

Today: Partly cloudy w/isolated thunderstorms. High 94. Heat Index around 106. S @ 10-20.

Tonight: Partly cloudy.Low around 77. SW @ 10-20.

Tomorrow: Sunny, hot & humid. High near 97. Heat index around 110. SW @ 10-20.
Friday: P/Cldy, hot & humid. High near 95.

Saturday: P/Cldy. High 97.

 Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 80. We received 1.68 inches of rain here at the KJAN studios. Our 24-hour Low (through 5:30-a.m. today) was 67. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 84 and the low was 55. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 109 in 1934. The Record Low was 44 in 1953.

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: 7/20/16

Weather

July 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Sunny. Hot and humid. High in the lower 90s. South wind 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Highest heat index readings 101 to 106 in the afternoon. AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING begins at 1-p.m.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low in the mid 70s. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Highest heat index readings 101 to 106 through midnight.
Thursday: Sunny. Hot and humid. High in the mid 90s. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Highest heat index readings 106 to 111 in the afternoon.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Low in the mid 70s. South wind 5 to 15 mph. Highest heat index readings 107 to 112 through midnight.
Friday: Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. High in the mid 90s. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Highest heat index readings 106 to 111 in the afternoon.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Low in the mid 70s.
Saturday: Partly sunny. High in the lower 90s.

Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect today through Friday evening

News, Weather

July 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM CDT FRIDAY FOR MOST OF IOWA.

* TEMPERATURE…HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 105 TO 115. HIGHS IN THE 90S…LOWS IN THE MID 70S…WITH DEWPOINTS IN THE 70S.

* IMPACTS…EXCESSIVE HEAT COULD LEAD TO SEVERE HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES AND POSSIBLY DEATH IF PROPER ACTION IS NOT TAKEN.

Excessive Heat Warning from 1-p.m. Wed, thru 7-p.m Friday (Counties shaded in pink/mauve); Excessive Heat Watch for counties shaded in deep red

Excessive Heat Warning from 1-p.m. Wed, thru 7-p.m Friday (Counties shaded in pink/mauve); Excessive Heat Watch for counties shaded in deep red

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY.

CHILDREN…SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS ARE AT HIGHER RISK. RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND EXERCISE TO COOLER EVENING HOURS. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS TO GET OUT OF THE HEAT AND GET INTO AN AIR CONDITIONED SPACE.

DO NOT LEAVE PETS AND/OR CHILDREN IN UNATTENDED VEHICLES. CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES IN THESE CONDITIONS. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY…CALL 9 1 1.

(Update) – Cass and area Counties upgraded to EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING

News, Weather

July 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS NOW UPGRADED ALL COUNTIES IN THE KJAN LISTENING AREA TO AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING FROM 1-P.M. WEDNESDAY TO 7-P.M. FRIDAY (FOR THE FAR WESTERN COUNTIES, THE WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 8-P.M., FRIDAY). THE EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

Counties in pink/lavender will be under an Excessive Heat Warning; Counties in deep red will be in an Excessive Heat Watch.

Counties in pink/lavender will be under an Excessive Heat Warning; Counties in deep red will be in an Excessive Heat Watch.

AIR TEMPERATURES IN THE MID TO UPPER 90S WITH DEWPOINT TEMPERATURES IN THE MID TO UPPER 70S WILL LEAD TO HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 105 TO 115. EXCESSIVE HEAT COULD LEAD TO SEVERE HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES AND POSSIBLY DEATH IF PROPER ACTION IS NOT TAKEN.

THIS IS A HEAT EVENT OF HIGH HEAT AND HUMIDITY WITH A LONG DURATION. THERE IS A HIGH POTENTIAL FOR HEAT RELATED ILLNESS AND DEATH.CHILDREN, SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS ARE AT HIGHER RISK. RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND EXERCISE TO COOLER EVENING HOURS. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS TO GET OUT OF THE HEAT AND GET INTO AN AIR CONDITIONED SPACE. DO NOT LEAVE PETS AND/OR CHILDREN IN UNATTENDED VEHICLES. CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES IN THESE CONDITIONS.

KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY…CALL 9 1 1.