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September winds up warmer & drier than normal

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October 3rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

September wrapped up as a very warm, dry month for Iowa, an about-face from the month before. State climatologist Harry Hillaker says during the last week in the month, Iowans endured temperatures much warmer than normal, well into the 90s in many areas. “The month started out rather on the cooler side. The first seven or eight days, temperatures were well below normal,” Hillaker says. “The rest of the month, with a few small exceptions, was very much on the warmer side. The month as a whole ended up being about 4 degrees above normal for temperatures.”

It ended up being the 11th warmest September in Iowa out of 145 years of record-keeping. Coincidentally, the prior month was the 12th coolest August in Iowa on record. The hottest day of September fell on the 23rd when Iowa City reported 95 degrees, while the coldest report was 35 degrees, both on September 7th in Stanley and on September 30th in Cresco. Rainfall during September was widely varied across Iowa.

“A very dry first half of the month, very little rain anywhere in the state the first half of September,” Hillaker says, “but the rainfall became much more common in the second half of the month, though most areas ended up well below normal.”

While the Fairfield and Ottumwa area was among the driest areas in the state, a storm system on September 20th into the 21st dumped almost eight inches of rain on that area. It ended up making Fairfield/Ottumwa the wettest area in Iowa for September, with nearly nine inches of rain during the month. Burlington had the least rain with only five-hundredths of an inch for the month. As for the month ahead, Hillaker says October promises to be a bit wetter than usual and a potential rollercoaster for temperatures. “Expecting temperatures to average warmer than normal for the month of October, although it does look like we’ll have a fairly cool period for the second week in the month,” Hillaker says. “It’s expected to warm up again after that. On rainfall, it’s slightly favoring above-normal precipitation.”

He says substantial rainfall is possible during this first week in the month. The month of September in Atlantic was nearly five-degrees warmer than normal for a High and three-degrees warmer than the average Low. It was deficient in the form of rainfall, however. Weather data compiled here at KJAN (the official National Weather Service records-keeping site for Atlantic) show the Average High for the month was 81, which was 4.6-degrees warmer than the norm of 76.4.  The hottest day was Sept. 22nd, at 92 degrees. The Average Low was 54.1-degrees, which was 2-degrees above the norm of 51.1. The coolest mornings were on the 6th and 7th, when our Low dropped to 40.

Our normal High for the month of October in Atlantic, is 64, while the average Low is 39. Rainfall during the month amounted to 1.65 inches. We normally see 3.81 inches. The most amount of rain (.72″) fell on the 25th. Rainfall in October typically amounts to 2.76″ in Atlantic.

(Radio Iowa/KJAN records)

Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals ending at 7:00 am on Tuesday, October 3

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

October 3rd, 2017 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .06″
  • Massena  .26″
  • Elk Horn  .13″
  • Audubon  .05″
  • Manning  .09″
  • Woodbine  .34″
  • Logan  .33″
  • Missouri Valley  .43″
  • Carroll  .04″
  • Red Oak  .3″
  • Corning  .04″
  • Denison  .17″
  • Underwood  .07″

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 10/3/17

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October 3rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly-to-Mostly cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. High 77. S winds becoming NW @ 10-20.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy w/shwrs & tstrms ending late. Low 50. NW @ 10.

Tomorrow: Mo. Cldy w/isolated shwrs & tstrms. High 68. NW @ 10-20.

Thursday: Mo. Cldy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. High near 68.

Friday: Cloudy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. High around 73.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 84. Our 24-hour Low will be 59. We received .06” rain after 7-a.m., Monday, for a total of .65”.  Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 77 and the low was 46. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 95 in 1997. The Record Low for this date was 23 in 2010.

Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals ending at 7:00 am on Monday, October 2

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October 2nd, 2017 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .59″
  • Massena  .43″
  • Audubon  .88″
  • Avoca  1.1″
  • Oakland  .4″
  • Underwood  1.55″
  • Guthrie Center  .8″
  • MIssouri Valley  .68″
  • Logan  .73″
  • Neola  .9″
  • 7 miles NNE of Atlantic  .58″
  • Denison  .9″
  • Red Oak  .3″
  • Carroll  .71″
  • Manning  .81″
  • Sidney  .19″
  • Council Bluffs  .87″
  • Corning  .05″

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 10/02/17

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October 2nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Scattered showers & thunderstorms this morning; Partly cloudy this afternoon. High 82. S @ 15-25.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy w/shwrs & tstrms redeveloping. Low 68. S @ 10-15.

Tomorrow: Mo. Cldy w/scattered morning shwrs & tstrms. High 75. NW @ 10-15.

Wednesday: Shwrs ending early; P/Cldy to Cldy. High near 70.

Thursday: Cloudy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. High around 70.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 76. Our Low this morning 56. We received .59″ of rain at the KJAN studios from 7-a.m. Sunday thru 7-a.m. today.  Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 75 and the low was 46. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 93 in 1892. The Record Low for this date was 18 in 1974.

September 2017 weather data for Atlantic

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October 1st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The month of September was nearly five-degrees warmer than normal for a High and three-degrees warmer than the average Low. It was deficient in the form of rainfall, however.

Weather data compiled here at KJAN (the official National Weather Service records-keeping site for Atlantic) show the Average High for the month was 81, which was 4.6-degrees warmer than the norm of 76.4.  The hottest day was Sept. 22nd, at 92 degrees. The Average Low was 54.1-degrees, which was 2-degrees above the norm of 51.1. The coolest mornings were on the 6th and 7th, when our Low dropped to 40.

Our normal High for the month of October in Atlantic, is 64, while the average Low is 39.

Rainfall during the month amounted to 1.65 inches. We normally see 3.81 inches. The most amount of rain (.72″) fell on the 25th. Rainfall in October typically amounts to 2.76″ in Atlantic.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area – Sunday, 10/1/17

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October 1st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy & windy w/a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms thru early this afternoon. High 72. S @ 15-30mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: Mo. Cldy w/a 50% chance of showers & thunderstorms, mainly after 9pm. Low around 61. S/SE @ 15-25mph.New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday: Partly sunny w/a 40% chance of showers & thunderstorms before 1pm. High near 81. S @ 10-20 w/gust to around 30 during the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy & breezy w/a 20% chance of showers & thunderstorms after midnight. Low around 66. S @ 15-30mph.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy & breezy w/a 70% chance of showers & thunderstorms, especially during the afternoon. High near 75.New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tues. Night: A 60% chance of showers and/or thunderstorms. Low around 54.
Wednesday: P/Sunny w/a 30% chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. High near 69.

Skyscan Forecast 09/30/2017

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September 30th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast  Saturday, September 30, 2017  Richard Garuckas

Today: Mostly sunny. SE @ 10-15. High 75.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers late. SE @ 10-15. Low 60.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Moderate chance of showers. Breezy. SSE @ 15-25. High 74.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Moderate chance of showers. Low 61.

Monday: Partly sunny. Moderate chance of showers in the morning. High 80.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely. High 82.

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Skyscan Forecast Friday 9/29/2017

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September 29th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast  Friday, September 29, 2017  Dan Hicks

Today: Partly cloudy. NE @ 5-10. High 73.

Tonight: Fair to partly cloudy. Light and variable winds. Low 44.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. S @ 10-15. High 75.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 73.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. Warmer. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 80.

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Skyscan Forecast Thursday 09/28/2017

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September 28th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast   Thursday, September 28, 2017   Dan Hicks

Today: Mostly sunny. W @ 10-15. High 76.

Tonight: Fair to partly cloudy. Light and variable winds. Low 46.

Friday: Partly cloudy. NE 5-10. High 73.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 75.

Sunday: Partly cloudy to cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 75.

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