330 AM CDT THU SEP 4 2014
EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. WARMER. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HOT AND HUMID. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH AROUND 90. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS AROUND 100 IN THE AFTERNOON.
TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY BEFORE MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. COOLER. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING…THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY BEFORE MIDNIGHT AND EARLY MORNING. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW AROUND 60. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.
FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. MUCH COOLER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. COOLER. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
SATURDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.
SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S.
330 AM CDT WED SEP 3 2014 – NWS/Des Moines
EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.
TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT.
TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. WARMER. LOW IN THE MID 70S. SOUTH WIND AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
THURSDAY…SUNNY…BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.
THURSDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. COOLER. LOW AROUND 60. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.
FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. COOLER. HIGH AROUND 70. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 50 PERCENT.
FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S.
SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S.
Sunday night’s storms carrying winds up to 70-miles-an-hour damaged corn fields in Crawford and Greene Counties around Denison and Jefferson. Mike Bravard farms nearly three-thousand acres near Jefferson. He did a survey Monday of some of the storm damage. “It’s worse, in Greene County, once you get a few miles south of Highway 30 there’s some corn fields, some broke off, some laid down pretty good. Some’s broke off, some’s just laid over at the roots,” Bravard says. Bravard says despite the storm damage — this year’s corn crop is doing very well.
“The corn looks really good. It could be as good a crop, as good a yield as I’ve ever had,” according to Bravard. But his soybean fields are being hit by sudden death syndrome. “Right there in the beginning of August we got three inches of rain and sudden death set in pretty good, Sudden Death Syndrome. It’s just kind of been expanding ever since,” Bravard says.”Beans are prematurely dying. There’s still going to be beans there where the beans are dying, but they’re just going to be small, I think. And it’s going to take some bushels off of our bean yield.”
Bravard estimates the disease may cut soybean yields by five, maybe even ten-bushels an acre. It’s too soon to assess how much the wind cut west-central Iowa’s corn harvest.
330 AM CDT TUE SEP 2 2014
EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. WEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.
TODAY...SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 80. WEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.
WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
THURSDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. COOLER. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.
FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. COOLER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A storm spotter remains hospitalized in Sioux City after lightning struck him as storms moved across several Midwest states Sunday night leaving power outages, trees down and campers overturned. Hardest hit in Iowa was the Denison area where Crawford County Emergency Management Director Gregory Miller says five travel trailers were overturned at Yellow Smoke Park. No injuries were reported.
Miller says winds of at least 70 miles an hour knocked down trees and blew down outbuildings on two farms. Denison and areas to the south saw flash flooding from heavy rain.
In Nebraska, Omaha officials rescued eight people from the fast-moving Elkhorn River and some buildings were damaged by strong winds. In Kansas City, the Indians-Royals game was suspended due to rain.
127 PM CDT MON SEP 1 2014
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR A LEVEE FAILURE IN…SOUTHWESTERN HARRISON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…UNTIL 730 PM CDT MONDAY.
* AT 124 PM CDT…EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED FLOODING WAS OCCURRING IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VALLEY AND SURROUNDING AREAS DUE TO A BREACH IN THE LEVEE OF THE BOYER RIVER.
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…MISSOURI VALLEY.
A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY. ADDITIONALLY…COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS…STREAMS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.
Here’s a summary of the weather for the month of August, 2014 in Atlantic, at the KJAN Studios…the OFFICIAL National Weather Service reporting site for Atlantic:
Rainfall for the month amounted to 10.43 inches. (3.88 is the norm…The highest on record was 10.57″ in Aug., 1987). The most amount of rain (2.21″) fell on Aug. 27th.
The High for the month averaged 81 degrees, which was about 2-degrees cooler than normal. The warmest day was Aug. 22nd, when we hit 90 degrees.
The Low averaged 63 degrees, which was almost 2 degrees warmer than normal. The lowest temp of 49 was recorded on Aug. 12th.