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(Podcast) Skyscan Weather Forecast: Tue., 7/22/2014

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July 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather info. for Atlantic.

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NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Tue., 7/22/14

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July 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A HEAT ADVISORY CONTINUES UNTIL 8-PM FOR THE FAR WEST/SW COUNTIES, & UNTIL 7-PM FOR CASS & THE REMAINING AREA COUNTIES.

Early this morning – Mostly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms possible. South wind at 5-15 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 20%.

Today Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 96. Heat index values as high as 108. South southwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. North northeast wind 9 to 11 mph.
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 83. Northeast wind 9 to 11 mph.
Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 58. East wind 7 to 10 mph.
Thursday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. South southeast wind 8 to 13 mph.
Thursday Night A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.

High Temperatures Prompt IDPH to Urge Caution Outdoors

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July 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The first extreme heat wave of the summer is forecast for Iowa this week, with highs in the 90s and the heat indexes in the 100s. With events like RAGBRAI and the State Softball Tournament occurring this week, The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans even young and healthy individuals can have a heat-related illness if they are active during hot weather.

“After a week of mild temperatures and relatively low humidity, this wave of heat will be a big adjustment for many. People suffer heat-related illness when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded. The body normally cools itself by sweating. But under some conditions, sweating just isn’t enough,” said IPDH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk. “In such cases, a person’s body temperature rises rapidly. Especially when the humidity is high, sweat will not evaporate as quickly, preventing the body from releasing heat quickly.”

Although anyone at any time can suffer from heat-related illness, the people are at greatest risk include:

People age 65 or older
Infants and young children
Overweight individuals
People who are performing manual labor or exercising outdoors
People who have a chronic illness, especially those with heart disease or high blood pressure, or who take certain medications, such as those for depression, insomnia, or poor circulation.

To protect your health when temperatures and humidity are high, remember to keep cool and use common sense. The following tips are important:

Increase fluid intake, regardless of your activity level. The best way to tell you are well-hydrated is if your urine is light yellow. If it gets dark, stop and rehydrate by drinking water immediately.
If experiencing a lot of sweating, replace salt and minerals by eating foods like bananas and salty crackers, or drink rehydrating beverages that contain salts such as sports drinks, and special rehydration fluids.
Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and wear sunscreen.
Wear hats that shade your face such as sun hats, visors, etc.
Keep in the shade or air conditioned areas as much as possible.
Work slowly if you are not used to working or exercising in heat and humidity. Stop immediately if you get dizzy, nauseated, or feel weak. Go into an air conditioned space and drink cool liquids.
Use a buddy system. Watch others for heat-induced illness, since some people may not realize that they are suffering heat-related illnesses and can become confused or lose consciousness.
For more information about preventing heat-related illness, visit http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heat_guide.asp.

 

Heat Advisory extended for western/sw Iowa

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July 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-
PAGE COUNTIES; 1055 AM CDT MON JUL 21 2014

…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT TUESDAY…

A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7-P.M. TUESDAY FOR THE REST OF WESTERN IOWA.

* TEMPERATURE…HIGHS THIS AFTERNOON WILL BE IN THE 90S TO AROUND 100 DEGREES.

* TIMING…HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL PEAK BETWEEN ABOUT 103 AND 110 DEGREES AT MOST LOCATIONS BETWEEN 4 PM AND 6 PM…THEN SLOWLY DECREASE OVERNIGHT. HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL AGAIN TOP OUT FROM 105 TO 110 DEGREES TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS…THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. THE YOUNG AND ELDERLY ARE ESPECIALLY AT RISK TO THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY…CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND
NEIGHBORS IF THEY DO NOT HAVE AIR-CONDITIONING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM AND STAY OUT OF THE SUN. CHILDREN AND PETS SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN VEHICLES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE DURING WARM OR HOT WEATHER WHEN CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather forecast: Monday 7/21/14

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July 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather info. for Atlantic.

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Heat Advisory remains in effect for all of western Iowa

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July 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

400 AM CDT MON JUL 21 2014 …A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT TUESDAY FOR ALL BUT THE EXTREME PARTS OF WESTERN/SOUTHWEST IOWA, WHERE THE ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 1-PM TO 7-PM MONDAY…

HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING…WITH ONLY MODERATE RELIEF TONIGHT. THE MOST PRONOUNCED HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL BE EXPERIENCED IN MOST AREAS…ESPECIALLY SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 30…ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

TEMPERATURES TODAY WILL PEAK IN THE UPPER 80S TO LOWER 90S…WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES REACHING THE LOWER 100S IN MANY AREAS TO AROUND 105 OVER THE WEST THIRD OF IOWA. ON TUESDAY TEMPERATURES WILL PEAK IN THE UPPER 80S NORTH TO MID 90S CENTRAL AND SOUTH…WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES APPROACHING 100 OVER THE NORTH…AROUND 105 OVER THE CENTRAL THIRD…AND APPROACHING 110 OVER THE SOUTH THIRD OF IOWA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM…STAY OUT OF THE SUN…AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS…IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE…RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK…

THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY…CALL 9 1 1.

NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Mon., 7/21/2014

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July 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

**HEAT ADVISORY FROM 1-TO 7-PM TODAY (MON.) FOR MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT & PAGE COUNTIES, AND FROM NOON TODAY THROUGH 7-PM TUESDAY, FOR THE REST OF THE AREA. **

Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 107. Breezy, with a south wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. South wind 9 to 14 mph.
Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 96. Heat index values as high as 109. South southwest wind 8 to 11 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. North wind 7 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 83. North northeast wind 5 to 11 mph.
Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

Dangerous heat expected in Nebraska and Iowa

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July 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Some of the most intense heat of the summer so far is expected in Nebraska and Iowa, so forecasters are urging people to take precautions. The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories for the eastern half of Nebraska and for 74 of Iowa’s 99 counties today (Monday) and Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to climb into the 90s across the region and humidity will be high, so heat stroke, heat exhaustion and sunburn are possible.

Leslie Schaffer with the Iowa chapter of the American Red Cross says it’s important to take precautions in the heat, especially for the elderly and young children. Staying inside during the hottest part of the day can be a big help. People who must work outside should take frequent breaks and drink plenty of fluids.

Heat Advisory issued for all of western Iowa beginning at Noon Monday

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July 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

323 PM CDT SUN JUL 20 2014

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON MONDAY TO 7 PM CDT TUESDAY. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON MONDAY TO 7 PM CDT TUESDAY.

INCREASINGLY HOT AND HUMID ON MONDAY AND ESPECIALLY TUESDAY. THE WARMING TREND OF THE LAST FEW DAYS WILL ACCELERATE ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY WITH TEMPERATURES CLIMBING TOWARD THE 90S AND MUGGY CONDITIONS…PEAKING IN MOST AREAS ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. AFTER THE RECENT SPELL OF UNSEASONABLY COOL WEATHER…IT WILL BE IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER TO TAKE HEAT RELATED PRECAUTIONS

* TIMING…HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ON MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING…WITH ONLY MODERATE RELIEF AS TEMPERATURES STAY UP MONDAY NIGHT. THE MOST PRONOUNCED HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL BE EXPERIENCED IN MOST AREAS…ESPECIALLY SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 30…ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* TEMPERATURE…ON MONDAY TEMPERATURES WILL PEAK IN THE UPPER 80S AND LOWER 90S…WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES REACHING THE LOWER 100S IN MANY AREAS. ON TUESDAY TEMPERATURES WILL PEAK IN THE UPPER 80S NORTH TO MID 90S CENTRAL AND SOUTH…WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES WELL INTO THE 90S NORTH AND REACHING 105 TO 110 DEGREES CENTRAL AND SOUTH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM…STAY OUT OF THE SUN…AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS…IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE…RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK…THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY…CALL 9 1 1.

NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area: Sun., 7/20/2014

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July 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 79. Our 24-hour low through 7-a.m. today was 61. At 7-a.m. it was 64.

Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Breezy, with a south wind 8 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.                                                                                                                                                                             Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 70. South wind 9 to 14 mph.

Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 102. South wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. South wind 10 to 13 mph.

Tuesday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. South southwest wind 7 to 10 mph. Heat Index 105-110.
Tuesday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.