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NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area 6/16/2014

Weather

June 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Windy, with a south southeast wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 19 to 24 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 102. Windy, with a south wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Breezy, with a south wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Breezy, with a south wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Wednesday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Thursday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area & weather info. for Atlantic

Weather

June 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Sunday, June 15th 2014 – Father’s Day

Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 9am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 82. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 16 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.
Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Windy, with a south southeast wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 18 to 23 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Windy, with a south wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Windy, with a south southwest wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Breezy.
Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Breezy.

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Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 81. Our low through 6-a.m. today was 61. Rainfall in Atlantic overnight through 6-a.m. today (Sunday), was .4″ (four-tenths of an inch).

Hazardous Weather Outlook: Sun-Fri., 6/15-20

Weather

June 15th, 2014 by Chris Parks

542 AM CDT SUN JUN 15 2014 NWS Des Moines

TODAY AND TONIGHT: A FEW NON SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE TODAY.

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY….

ANOTHER ROUND OF STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IS FORECAST FOR MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT. A FEW OF THESE STORMS MAY BECOME VERY STRONG WITH VERY LARGE HAIL…DAMAGING WINDS AND A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE. VERY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS AS WELL.

ADDITIONAL ROUNDS OF THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE PERIOD WITH THE HIGHEST CHANCES THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE PERIOD.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS LIKELY MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch cancelled

Weather

June 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 298 FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS: IN SOUTHWEST IOWA THIS APPLIES TO  ADAIR ADAMS CASS AND TAYLOR COUNTIES, AND IN  WEST CENTRAL IOWA,  AUDUBON CALHOUN CARROLL CRAWFORD GREENE GUTHRIE AND SAC COUNTIES.

 

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties: Sun., 6/15/2014

Weather

June 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CDT SUN JUN 15 2014

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 298 IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM CDT

EARLY THIS MORNING…PERIODS OF THUNDERSTORMS. BREEZY. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS NEAR 100 PERCENT.

TODAY…CLOUDY WITH THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN MOSTLY SUNNY WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS BEFORE NOON. SUNNY IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. WEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MONDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 40 PERCENT.

MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. BREEZY. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.

TUESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS AROUND 100 IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch continues until 5-a.m. Sunday

Weather

June 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

343 AM CDT SUN JUN 15 2014

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 298 REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 AM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS…IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE:

ADAIR ADAMS AUDUBON BUENA VISTA CALHOUN CARROLL CASS CHEROKEE CRAWFORD GREENE GUTHRIE IDA PLYMOUTH POCAHONTAS SAC TAYLOR WOODBURY

Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 5-a.m. Sunday

Weather

June 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK

1150 PM CDT SAT JUN 14 2014

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 298 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 AM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS…

. IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ADAIR ADAMS AUDUBON BUENA VISTA CALHOUN CARROLL CASS CHEROKEE CRAWFORD FREMONT GREENE GUTHRIE HARRISON IDA MILLS MONONA MONTGOMERY PAGE PLYMOUTH POCAHONTAS POTTAWATTAMIE SAC SHELBY TAYLOR WOODBURY.

Hazardous Weather Outlook for Cass & area Counties: 6/14/14 5-p.m.

Weather

June 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-

DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-

SAT JUN 14 2014

TONIGHT: THERE IS A MODERATE RISK FOR SEVERE WEATHER THROUGH TONIGHT. THE GREATEST POTENTIAL WILL BE FROM 9 PM TO 4 AM. DAMAGING WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH IS THE PRIMARY THREAT HOWEVER GOLF BALL SIZED HAIL AND ISOLATED TORNADOES MAY OCCUR. AN AREA OF HEAVY RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT. RAINFALL AMOUNTS EXCEEDING 3 INCHES MAY OCCUR.

(updated) Zone forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA

Weather

June 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

232 PM CDT SAT JUN 14 2014

LATE THIS AFTERNOON…MOSTLY CLOUDY. WINDY. SOUTH WIND 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING…THEN SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS BEFORE MIDNIGHT AND EARLY MORNING. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE SEVERE WITH DAMAGING WIND OVERNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH DECREASING TO 30 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN PARTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS BEFORE NOON. SUNNY IN THE AFTERNOON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE MORNING. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 40 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

MONDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. BREEZY. LOW AROUND 70. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

Severe weather is still in the forecast for parts of Iowa overnight tonight

News, Weather

June 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in its mid-morning weather briefing, Saturday, said severe weather is still in the forecast for tonight across portions of Iowa. The primary threat in western Iowa appears to be from damaging winds in excess of 58-miles per hour. However, large hail and isolated tornadoes are also possible.The area is under a “Moderate risk” for severe weather.

Areas in red are under a "Moderate" risk of severe weather tonight, areas in yellow will experience a "Slight" risk for severe weather. (NWS graphic)

Areas in red are under a “Moderate” risk of severe weather tonight, areas in yellow will experience a “Slight” risk for severe weather. (NWS graphic)

Keep in mind, that winds of 60-to 80-miles per hour can have the same effect as an EF-1 tornado, and tree debris may be difficult to see on the road at night.

If you are camping or have plans to do so, make sure you have a way to receive weather information and a safe place for emergency shelter, and if at home, keep your weather radio ready to go with fresh batteries.