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Heavy rain in Atlantic at mid-day Saturday

Weather

June 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The skies opened-up over Atlantic at mid-day, dumping more than 1.1″ of rain in about an hour. Since 7-a.m. (and thru 12:55-p.m.), we’ve received 1.18″ of rain at the KJAN studios. All but .07″ fell from about 11:30-a.m. thru 12:30-p.m. Sprinkles were lingering in the area at 1-p.m.

The latest forecast from the National Weather Service:

REST OF TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. A  SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT. 

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

Updated Hazardous Weather Outlook, June 23rd 2012

Weather

June 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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 TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-DECATUR-WAYNE-
 1144 AM CDT SAT JUN 23 2012
 
 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL IOWA.
 
 .DAY ONE…THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT
 
 
 SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.
 THERE IS A MARGINAL THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER WITH ANY THUNDERSTORM
 ACTIVITY THAT DEVELOPS WITH MAINLY A THREAT OF LARGE HAIL AND
 DAMAGING WIND.
 
 .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
 
 CHANCES OF THUNDERSTORMS RETURN TO THE FORECAST THURSDAY NIGHT
 INTO FRIDAY. AT THIS TIME…IT IT TOO EARLY TO DETERMINE IF THERE
 IS A THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER.
 
 .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
 
 SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT.

Western IA Hazardous Weather Outlook: Sat., June 23rd 2012

Weather

June 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

455 AM CDT SAT JUN 23 2012

TODAY AND TONIGHT:

NON-SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE AREA DURING THE MORNING HOURS…WITH ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT POSSIBLE ACROSS THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT. THERE IS A MARGINAL THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER WITH ANY THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY THAT DEVELOPS THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT…WITH MAINLY A THREAT OF LARGE HAIL OR POSSIBLY AN ISOLATED TORNADO.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT.

SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY:

CHANCES OF THUNDERSTORMS RETURN TO THE FORECAST THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY. AT THIS TIME…IT IT TOO EARLY TO DETERMINE IF THERE IS A THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Sat., June 23rd 2012

Podcasts, Weather

June 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the (Podcast) forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, as prepared by Freese-Notis Meteorologist Wayne Ellis….

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Nat’l. Weather Service forecast for Cass & surrounding Counties in Iowa: 6-23-12

Weather

June 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

350 AM CDT SAT JUN 23 2012

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY…SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 90. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 60S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

MONDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. EAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGH AROUND 90.

 

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., June 22nd, 2012

Podcasts, Weather

June 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (podcast) forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, and today’s weather data for Atlantic.

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Nat’l. Weather Service forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: 6-22-12

Weather

June 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

352 AM CDT FRI JUN 22 2012

TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL EARLY MORNING…THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 70. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS AROUND 100 IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S.

MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH 81 TO 86. LOW IN THE MID 60S.

Farmer in NW Iowa reports 4″ of rain in 90 minutes

News, Weather

June 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Dry, wilting crops may have prompted some Iowa farmers to pray for rain in recent weeks, but some of them may’ve prayed a little too hard. Parts of northwest Iowa were drenched in Wednesday’s thunderstorms, as parched areas quickly became lakes. James Oberreuter is a farmer from Danbury in Woodbury County. “We got around four inches of rain here,” Oberreuter says. “It came out of the fields pretty good. Luckily, the crop was pretty tall and it didn’t do a lot of damage.” Four inches of rain wouldn’t be so bad over a few weeks, but he says this deluge was a bit too much of a good thing. “It came in about an hour and a half period of time,” Oberreuter says. “It just kept coming. One thunderstorm would go over and another one would take its place.” He says rainfall was spotty, as the four inches that fell on his field was a rare amount.  “You didn’t have to go more than about four or five miles away and they only got about two or two and a half (inches),” he says. “It’s a summertime rain. We got a whole bunch and you didn’t have to go too far and they didn’t get hardly any.”

In the KJAN listening area, rainfall amounts varied widely, from .45″ in Malvern, to as much as 1.6-inches near Avoca. In Atlantic, we received just under eight-tenths of an inch of rain (.79″). Up at “The Valley” (near the Hwy 71/I-80 interchange), a listener reported 1.00″.  A listener in Audubon reports 1.5-inches. Other reports include: Harlan – 1.1o”; Massena – 1.01″; Oakland – 1.00″;  Red Oak – 1.05″; Villisca – .83″; and in Clarinda, .82″.

Forecasters say more rain is expected this weekend, especially Saturday.

(Radio Iowa/rainfall amounts reported from various sources)

Area Rainfall Totals from Overnight of 6/20

News, Weather

June 21st, 2012 by Chris Parks

Atlantic (KJAN)- .79″

Audubon – 1.5″

Avoca – 1.5″ to 1.6″

Clarinda – .82″

Harlan- 1.10″

Massena- 1.01″

Malvern – .45″

Oakland – 1.00″

Red Oak – 1.05″

Valley- 1″

Villisca – .83″

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast for Thu., June 21st 2012

Podcasts, Weather

June 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the (Podcast) forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, from Freese-Notis Meteorologist Dan Hicks…

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 84, our low this morning (as of 5-a.m., was 59). We received .79″ of rain Wednesday night in Atlantic, here at the KJAN Studios.

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