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(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: 7/2/13

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July 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the (podcast) Freese-Notis, weather.net forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic…

NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Tue., July 2nd 2013

Weather

July 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Today: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.

Independence Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 5 to 11 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 85.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 88. Breezy.

While June rainfall & temps may have been around “average,” that’s far from the full story

News, Weather

July 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

After many months of drought followed by Iowa’s wettest spring on record, the month of June wrapped up as one of the more “normal” months we’ve had in some time. State climatologist Harry Hillaker says the past month saw both temperatures and precipitation that were nearly dead on. Rainfall averaged about 5″ for the month and 5.02″ is normal for June, while temperatures were only about a half-degree cooler than normal. While the precipitation may have balanced out statewide as being near-average, Hillaker says the amount of rainfall some areas of Iowa received during the month was anything but common.

Northeastern parts of Iowa saw a lot of rain and flooding while one community in Allamakee County had almost 14″ of rain during June. That’s a far cry from many parts of southeast Iowa and far western Iowa, some areas of which only got 2″ of rain during the month, less than half the norm. Likewise, while temperatures averaged out to being essentially normal for June, the mercury was up and down all during the month.

June started off very cool with the first 10 days of the month all below-normal while much of the rest of the month was abnormally warm. Temperature extremes during the month ranged from 94-degrees in Sioux City on June 21st down to only 37-degrees on June 3rd in Elkader, one of the coldest June readings in Iowa in many years. As for the month ahead, Hillaker says Iowa could be in for near-normal temperatures and precipitation during July. High temperatures this week will be in the 70s and 80s. Last year at this time, highs soared in the 90s across the state in what was the beginning of one of the hottest Julys in Iowa history.

The month of June was slightly wetter and cooler than normal, here in Atlantic. According to weather data compiled here at the KJAN studios (The official National Weather Service reporting site for Atlantic), rainfall for the month amounted to 5.03-inches, which was just .05″ (five one-hundredths of an inch) above the average of 4.98″.

The average high temperature for the month was 80 (normal average is 83), and the average low was 56 (normally, 59). Precipitation thus far this year (from January through June, including melted snowfall), amounts to 18.68″ (normal precip. for the period is 16.91″).

(Radio Iowa/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson)

June weather data for Atlantic

News, Weather

July 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The month of June was slightly wetter and cooler than normal, here in Atlantic. According to weather data compiled here at the KJAN studios (The official National Weather Service reporting site for Atlantic), rainfall for the month amounted to 5.03-inches, which was just .05″ (five one-hundredths of an inch) above the average of 4.98″.

The average high temperature for the month was 80 (normal average is 83), and the average low was 56 (normally, 59). Precipitation thus far this year (from January through June, including melted snowfall), amounts to 18.68″ (normal precip. for the period is 16.91″).

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Mon., July 1st 2013

Podcasts, Weather

July 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (podcast) forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather information for Atlantic….

NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area: Mon., July 1st 2013

Weather

July 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

345 AM CDT

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 80. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 50S. NORTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH AROUND 80. NORTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT BECOMING LIGHT.

WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S.

INDEPENDENCE DAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. HIGH IN THE MID 80S.

Nice week ahead, weather-wise!

Weather

June 30th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Des Moines says an upper level trough of low pressure will remain over the Midwest through much of the week. The result will be pleasant temperatures and low humidity through the period. Low chances for precipitation exist Wednesday and Thursday however no severe weather is anticipated at this time.

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: 6/30/2013

Weather

June 30th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

330 AM CDT SUN JUN 30 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 50S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

MONDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S.

INDEPENDENCE DAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. HIGH IN THE MID 80S.

Funnel clouds possible Saturday afternoon

Weather

June 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES:CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-

134 PM CDT SAT JUN 29 2013

…CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR FUNNEL CLOUDS…

CURRENT ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF FUNNEL CLOUDS. USUALLY…THESE FUNNEL CLOUDS CAN FORM FROM SHOWERS AND WEAK THUNDERSTORMS. THESE FUNNELS ARE NORMALLY BRIEF…DROP ONLY A FEW HUNDRED FEET FROM THE CLOUD BASE…AND RARELY BECOME A TORNADO OR CAUSE DAMAGE. HOWEVER…IF ONE IS SPOTTED…PLEASE REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR RELAY TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. IF A TORNADO WARNING WOULD BECOME NECESSARY…TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: 6/29/13

Weather

June 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

715 AM CDT SAT JUN 29 2013

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS BEFORE NOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 25 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 50S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

MONDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 50S.

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S.

WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S.