Here’s the (Podcast) forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, as prepared by Freese-Notis Meteorologist Wayne Ellis….
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.
The Freese-Notis (podcast) forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, and today’s weather data for Atlantic.
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.
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)
Atlantic (KJAN)- .79″
Audubon – 1.5″
Avoca – 1.5″ to 1.6″
Clarinda – .82″
Malvern – .45″
Oakland – 1.00″
Red Oak – 1.05″
Villisca – .83″
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.
341 AM CDT THU JUN 21 2012
TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT BECOMING LIGHT.
FRIDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH.
FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW AROUND 60. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S.
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S.
423 PM CDT WED JUN 20 2012
THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE STATE TONIGHT…EXITING IOWA BEFORE DAYBREAK. THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF A SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL MIDNIGHT WITH HIGH WINDS AND HAIL THE PRIMARY THREAT. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IS ALSO POSSIBLE.
This is the first day of summer, yet cooler weather is expected for much of Iowa after unseasonable highs in the 90s the past two days. The arriving cool front brings the risk of severe weather across much of Iowa, according to meteorologist Darren Snively at the National Weather Service. For starters, the storms should bring much-needed moisture. Snively says, “We’re looking at wide-spread rains in the range of a quarter to a half-inch, with locally heavier amounts in the stronger thunderstorms.” He says Iowans may need to stick by their radios later today for updates on possible rough weather moving in.
“There is a risk for some severe storms,” Snively says. “The main threats are large hail, strong winds, probably the heavier rain, and minor street flooding would be the biggest threat out of these.” The forecast calls for nicer weather for Thursday and Friday with sunny to mostly-sunny skies and highs mainly in the 80s statewide. For details, visit: weather.gov.