Emergency Management Officials in Shelby County said today (Monday), that the Fire Danger rating will continue to be in the HIGH category until further notice. Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Seivert said the probability of precipitation of a significant amount is unlikely through Thursday. Seivert warns it is very likely they will move the danger index into the “Extreme” range, within the next few weeks.
Under “High” Fire Danger conditions, burning of any kind is restricted unless approval is received from a local Fire Chief. Controlled burns that are not reported will result in the Fire Department being dispatched, and Fires extinguished, if determined to be un-safe. Call 712-755-2124 is you have any questions.
The Freese-Notis (podcast) forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather data for Atlantic from KJAN News Director, Ric Hanson….
(from the Nat’l. Weather Service/Des Moines)
TODAY…SUNNY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
TUESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HOT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE MID 90S. SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST UP TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.
TUESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.
WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH AROUND 90. SOUTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S.
THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S.
FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S.
(Issued 3:36-p.m. Sun., Aug. 5th)
Tonight: Clear. Low in the mid 50s. East wind near 5 mph shifting to the southeast around 5 mph after midnight.
Monday: Sunny…warmer. High in the lower 90s. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly clear. Low in the mid 60s. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High in the lower 90s. Southwest wind around 5 mph shifting to the north up to 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy through midnight then becoming mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Low in the mid 60s. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday: Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. High around 90.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Low in the upper 60s.
Thursday And Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. High in the upper 80s. Low in the lower 60s.
Today: Some showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Northwest winds 10-15 MPH
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a low around 55
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 82.
Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 56.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 91.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
Here’s the Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic, and the KJAN listening area…
TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HOT. HIGH IN THE UPPER 90S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW AROUND 70. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.
SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. NOT AS WARM. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. TEMPERATURE STEADY OR SLOWLY FALLING IN THE AFTERNOON. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. COOLER. LOW AROUND 60. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
SUNDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW AROUND 60. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S.
MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGH AROUND 90.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The latest U.S. Drought Monitor survey shows an increase in extreme drought conditions in four Plains states but a slight decrease in the overall area of the lower 48 states experiencing some form of drought. The map posted Thursday on the monitor’s website shows that nearly two-thirds of the lower 48 states is experiencing some drought. Recent rainfall pushed the percentage down to 62.91, from last week’s 63.86. The report says one-fifth of the U.S. is experiencing extreme drought. That number ticked up nearly 2 percentage points to 22.3 percent, largely because of worsening conditions in parts of Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
Here’s tghe Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather data for Atlantic, including Wednesday’s High, our overnight Low, and more…
Here’s something else to blame on the prolonged heat wave — higher gasoline prices. Gail Weinholzer, spokeswoman for Triple-A-Iowa, says the increase has been gradual, but definite, over the past several weeks of the continuing, blistering hot spell. “In Iowa, as an example, the current average is $3.47, a month ago, it was $3.37,” Weinholzer says. “So, Iowa’s seen about a dime increase in the last month.” The price of gas in Iowa ranges from as low as $3.32 a gallon in Sioux City to as high as $3.49 in Des Moines. The national average is $3.52 a gallon. Weinholzer says there are several reasons for the hike. “One, certainly is the higher global oil prices as well as higher demand because of the busy, summer driving season, along with the higher ethanol prices due to the drought that many areas of the country are seeing,” she says.
As corn plants suffer in the fields from the heat, the price of corn is skyrocketing due to the expected lower supply come harvest time. Weinholzer says gas prices should remain mostly flat through Labor Day but will likely begin to fall in September. “If there’s an increase at all, it will be slight and after Labor Day, we’ll start to see prices decline if everything goes as expected,” she says. Market developments that could change the August forecast include: strengthening or worsening of the global economy, U-S employment data, the hurricane season and geopolitical events in the Middle East.