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Skyscan Forecast – Sat., June 16th 2012

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June 16th, 2012 by admin

Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the afternnon. Otherwise Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind between 3 and 8 mph.

Tonight: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Otherwise Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 96.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny and windy, with a high near 92.

Rainfall reports for the KJAN listening area

News, Weather

June 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Official rainfall amounts (fromNWS spotters)…

24-hour rainfall (7am Thu. thru 7am Friday at the KJAN Studios in Atlantic, .45″.

At Harlan: 2.41″

At Red Oak: 1.10″

At Shenandoah: .35″

Unofficial rainfall totals thru 7-a.m. Friday….

At “The Valley” (Hwy 71/I-80 in Cass County), .25″‘ South of Avoca, anywhere from 1.7-to 1.9 inches; Emerson, 1.8″; Irwin 1.42″; Malvern, 2.00″; Audubon .46″.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast – Fri., June 15th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

June 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the Freese-Notis (podcast) weather forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, from Meteorologist Dan Hicks, and the weather stats for Atlantic, with KJAN News Director Ric Hanson…

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The latest forecast for Cass County (IA) & surrounding counties

Weather

June 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

351 AM CDT FRI JUN 15 2012 (National Weather Service/Des Moines)

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 50 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 50 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S.

Bulls eye of dryness hangs over Iowa

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

June 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A climatologist who studies drought conditions says a “bulls eye of dryness” is centered on the nation’s midsection. Mark Svoboda, of the National Drought Mitigation Center says part of the problem is the winds in Iowa are coming from the southwest — states like Arizona, New Mexico and Texas where it’s bone dry. “This is kind of what we call a drought feeding on itself and I think we have the potential to really escalate this drought in the summer if we don’t get the rainfall they’re calling for over the next five days,” Svoboda says. “So if there’s any silver lining in the cloud — or lack of clouds, if you will — this exact region — we need that heavy rainfall forecasted over the next five days for this very region, the bulls eye of this dryness, because right now it looks like July, early August out there.” Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana have had a signficant “dry down” according to Svoboda, because there was little snow fall in the winter and a relatively dry spring.

“But the temperatures have been the real story,” Svoboda says, “so when we look at temperature departures over the last, say, three months, we’re seeing temperatures eight to 10 degrees or more above normal across eastern Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa.” The most severe Midwest drought in recent memory happened in 1988 and ’89. Normal rainfall for this time of year is about an inch per week, according to Svoboda, and it would require significant rainfall this weekend to erase the moisture deficit in much of the Midwest.

“This rain this weekend, this next couple of days, is pretty darned critical to sort of tell us how we’re sitting in late June, early July,” Svoboda says. “…We have no soil moisture down to three feet virtually everywhere. When people are talking about digging posts and doing work out in their yards — and I’ve seen this myself personally, too — I’m mean, there’s virtually nothing down to three or four feet.” The National Drought Mitigation Center is based at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. The latest forecast for the state of Iowa suggests there will be “chances for showers and thunderstorms throughout the next several days.”

(Radio Iowa)

Severe Thunderstorm Watch cancelled for some counties

Weather

June 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

 IN IOWA THIS CANCELS 5 COUNTIES
                   IN SOUTHWEST IOWA
                   HARRISON MILLS POTTAWATTAMIE
                   SHELBY
                   IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA
                   MONONA

A Severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 11-p.m. for Cass, Audubon, Guthrie, and Montgomery Counties in the immediate KJAN listening area.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: NW Mills, & Western Pottawattamie Counties

Weather

June 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

656 PM CDT THU JUN 14 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

EASTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…NORTHWESTERN MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…WESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…EASTERN SARPY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA… UNTIL 730 PM CDT

* AT 650 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 65 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF OMAHA TO SPRINGFIELD…OR ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 65 MILES EAST OF COLUMBUS TO 37 MILES NORTHEAST OF LINCOLN…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…OMAHA…COUNCIL BLUFFS…BELLEVUE…PAPILLION…LA VISTA…OFFUTT AFB…RALSTON…SPRINGFIELD…TREYNOR…UNDERWOOD…CHALCO…CARTER LAKE…BENNINGTON…NEOLA…BOYS TOWN…CRESCENT…SILVER CITY AND MCCLELLAND.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…INTERSTATE 29 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 39 AND 66. INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 23. INTERSTATE 80 IN NEBRASKA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 440 AND 454.

Severe T-storm Warning: SW Harrison & NW Pottawattamie Counties in IA

Weather

June 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

607 PM CDT THU JUN 14 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…DOUGLAS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…SOUTHWESTERN HARRISON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…NORTHWESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…* UNTIL 645 PM CDT

* AT 603 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR KENNARD…OR 13 MILES NORTHWEST OF OMAHA…AND MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…BLAIR…MISSOURI VALLEY…FORT CALHOUN…UNDERWOOD…KENNARD…CARTER LAKE…BENNINGTON…CRESCENT…MCCLELLAND AND WASHINGTON.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…INTERSTATE 29 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 56 AND 77. INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 8 AND 14.

SVR T-Storm Warning Western Harrison County in Iowa

Weather

June 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

38 PM CDT THU JUN 14 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…SOUTHEASTERN BURT COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…WESTERN HARRISON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA…UNTIL 630 PM CDT

* AT 534 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR TEKAMAH…OR 31 MILES NORTH OF OMAHA…AND MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…TEKAMAH…MONDAMIN…PISGAH…MODALE…HERMAN…LITTLE SIOUX AND MAGNOLIA. THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 29 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 79 AND 97.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Extreme NW Harrison County

Weather

June 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

437 PM CDT THU JUN 14 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHEASTERN BURT COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA...
  EXTREME NORTHWESTERN HARRISON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...
  EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN MONONA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA...

* UNTIL 515 PM CDT

* AT 433 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS
  INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE
  HAIL. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR CRAIG...OR 39 MILES NORTHWEST OF
  OMAHA...AND MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  TEKAMAH AND CRAIG.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 29 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 92 AND 105.