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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

Weather

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.

Hottest weather of the Summer to impact the area Mon. & Tues.

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July 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

355 AM CDT SUN JUL 20 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICES REPORTS THE HOTTEST WEATHER OF THE SUMMER SO FAR WILL ARRIVE MONDAY AND TUESDAY IN THE KJAN LISTENING AREA.

A SOUTHERLY FLOW OF VERY WARM AND HUMID AIR WILL OVERSPREAD THE STATE FOR THE FIRST PART OF THE WEEK. TEMPERATURES WILL REACH THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 90S BOTH DAYS. IT WILL FEEL MUCH WARMER AS DEW POINT TEMPERATURES CLIMB INTO THE MIDDLE 70S.

THIS COMBINATION WILL PRODUCE HEAT INDICES IN THE 100 TO 105 DEGREE RANGE MONDAY AFTERNOON…AND IN THE 105 TO 110 DEGREE RANGE TUESDAY AFTERNOON. IN ADDITION…HEAT INDEX VALUES ARE NOT LIKELY TO FALL BELOW THE MID 70S MONDAY NIGHT.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Sat., July 19 2014

Podcasts, Weather

July 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather info. for Atlantic, from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: 7/19/2014

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July 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today – Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 6 to 13 mph.
Tonight – Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light.
Sunday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Breezy, with a south wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Sunday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 9 to 13 mph.
Monday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Breezy, with a south wind 9 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Monday Night – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Tuesday – A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92.

NWS Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area

Weather

July 18th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 4:04-a.m., Fri., July 18 2014/NWS Des Moines)

Today – Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Light south wind increasing to 8 to 13 mph in the morning.
Tonight – Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind 7 to 10 mph.
Saturday – Sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sat. Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind 7 to 11 mph.
Sunday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Breezy, with a south wind 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Sunday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Monday – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Thu., July 17 2014

Podcasts, Weather

July 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather info. for Atlantic from KJAN News Director, Ric Hanson.

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