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Troublesome Creek out of its banks today

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June 15th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Emergency Management Agency is continuing to monitor both the Troublesome Creek and East Nishnabotna Rivers, in Atlantic.11401357_10153405168546948_6163527090631784140_n Troublesome was bank full and out of its banks to the south just east of the Olive Street bridge as of 11-a.m. At 10-a.m., the river was at 14.57-feet. Flood stage is 19-feet. The river is expected to crest at 15.5-feet, but Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Kennon said that depends on how much more rain we get locally and upstream.

No flood warnings have been issued for Cass County at this time, however a Flood Warning is in effect for the East Nishnabotna River at Red Oak, until early Tuesday morning.

Rainfall report for 6/15/15

Weather

June 15th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The following are 24-hour (ending at 7-a.m. Mon., 6/15) rainfall amounts provided to and relayed by, the National Weather Service.

  • Atlantic (KJAN), 2.95″
  • Adair, 2.0
  • Audubon, .50
  • Clarinda, .80
  • Glenwood, .25″
  • Guthrie Center, 2.82″
  • Harlan, 1.3″
  • 2 miles NE of Lewis, 2.52″
  • Massena, 1.25″
  • Oakland, 1.54″
  • Red Oak, 1.22″
  • Sidney, 2.28″

Flood Warning: East Nishnabotna River at Red Oak

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June 15th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

FLOOD WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA 1017 AM CDT MON JUN 15 2015 …The National Weather Service in Omaha has issued a flood warning for the following river in Iowa… East Nishnabotna River At Red Oak affecting Montgomery County.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Do not drive cars through areas where water covers the road. The water depth may be too great to allow your vehicle to pass safely. Turn around…don`t drown!

Rain runoff fills up some streets in Polk County communities

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June 15th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Several streets in Ankeny and other Polk County communities have been covered with runoff from heavy overnight rain. The National Weather Service says it’s received reports that up to 3 inches of rain has fallen since midnight in southeast Ankeny and that up to 8 inches of water is covering some intersections and streets. Flooded and blocked streets also have been reported in Altoona.

A flood warning has been issued for the Des Moines River, and the Raccoon River and North Raccoon River have already risen above flood stage.  The weather service says thunderstorms later Monday could bring 2 more inches of rain to the area.

24-hour rainfall in Atlantic thru 7-a.m. today was 2.92 inches.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast & weather info. for Atlantic, 6/15/15

Podcasts, Weather

June 15th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather data for Atlantic, including 24-hour rainfall.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook for the KJAN listening area

Weather

June 15th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

552 AM CDT MON JUN 15 2015

TODAY AND TONIGHT:
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT. SOME OF THE THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL OF 1 TO 2 INCHES TODAY. LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE TODAY ESPECIALLY OVER AREAS THAT RECEIVE ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL ON TOP OF LAST NIGHTS RAINFALL. A FEW STORMS MAY BE SEVERE THIS AFTERNOON SOUTHEAST OF A CRESTON TO TAMA LINE WITH WIND BEING THE MAIN THREAT.

TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY:
ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. AT THIS TIME THE THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER REMAINS LOW THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

CHANCES FOR THUNDERSTORMS RETURN FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. THERE WILL BE AN INCREASED RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE WEEK AND WEEKEND WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAINFALL SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME BUT RAINFALL
REPORTS ARE APPRECIATED.

Summer’s coming and heat can kill. Take precautions.

News, Weather

June 15th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Summer will arrive this coming weekend and along with the fun in the sun many Iowans have planned, they’re reminded heat kills more Americans each year than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes and floods combined. Meteorologist Kelsey Angle, the warning coordinator at the National Weather Service office in Johnston, says it’s been cooler lately, but don’t be fooled. Angle says, “Temperatures will be increasing as well as the humidity and with that does come the danger if people don’t take the necessary precautions.”

It’s unfortunate, but every summer there are many Iowans hospitalized — or killed — by heat-related illnesses. “I just want to make sure people are drinking plenty of water, wearing light-colored and loose-fitting clothing if they’re going to be working outside during the hot summer months,” Angle says, “and if they’re starting to feel the impact from the heat, that they’re taking frequent breaks.”

When it’s really hot and humid, evaporation doesn’t take place and the body can’t cool well. Your body temperature can increase to a potentially-fatal 106 degrees in as little as ten minutes and then, heat stroke can strike. Most animals are just as susceptible.

Angle says, “It’s important to remember pets during the hot summer months, that we’re providing them shade as well as plenty of water so that they can cool their bodies efficiently and effectively.” Learn more about the heat and humidity at www.weather.gov/dmx

(Radio Iowa)

Nat’l. Weather Service forecast for Cass and area Counties in IA, 6/15/15

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June 15th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Light and variable wind becoming north northeast 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. North northeast wind 6 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. North northeast wind 7 to 10 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. East southeast wind 5 to 9 mph.

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. South southeast wind 6 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

Special Weather Statement: Heavy rain & ponding of water on roads

Weather

June 15th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

SAC-CALHOUN-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS COUNTIES

POCKETS OF HEAVY RAIN OVER WEST CENTRAL IOWA… POCKETS OF MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN OVER WEST CENTRAL IOWA WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. RAINFALL RATES LOOK TO RANGE FROM 1 TO 3 INCHES PER HOUR AND WITH THE COMBINATION OF STORMS THAT DROPPED HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THIS AREA SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING…THIS WILL LIKELY LEAD TO SIGNIFICANT RUNOFF AT TIMES THROUGH 5 AM CDT.

DRIVERS SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION WHILE DRIVING AT NIGHT IN HEAVY RAIN AND SHOULD NOT DRIVE THROUGH ANY WATER OVER ROADWAYS. PLEASE TURN AROUND DONT DROWN.

 

Rainfall in Atlantic Sun. afternoon

Weather

June 14th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Rain here at the KJAN studios from about 1-until 3-pm amounted to 1.27″.