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Skyscan Forecast Wednesday 9/27/2017

Podcasts, Weather

September 27th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast  Wednesday, September 27, 2017  Dan Hicks

Today: Fog early, then mostly sunny. WNW @ 10-15. High 72.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Light W winds. Low 43.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. WNW @ 10-15. High 75.

Friday: Partly cloudy. High 73.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 75.

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Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals ending at 7:00 am on Tuesday, September 26

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

September 26th, 2017 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .72″
  • 7 Miles NNE of Atlantic  .69″
  • Massena  .83″
  • Elk Horn  .92″
  • Missouri Valley  .64″
  • Glenwood  .73″
  • Carroll  .5″
  • Manning  .93″
  • Logan  1.04″

Skyscan Forecast Tuesday 09/26/2017

Podcasts, Weather

September 26th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast   Tuesday, September 26, 2017    Dan Hicks

Today: Mostly cloudy. Scattered light rain early, becoming partly cloudy. NW @ 10-20. High 68.

Tonight: Clear to Partly cloudy. NW @ 5. Low 46.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Mild. NW @ 10-15. High 72.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 75.

Friday:  Partly cloudy. High 75.

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Skyscan Forecast Monday 09/25/2017

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September 25th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast  Monday, September 25, 2017  Dan Hicks

Today: Partly to mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Variable winds 10-15. High 78.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. N @ 5-10. Low 56.

Tuesday: Showers ending early. Becoming partly cloudy. NW @ 10-20. High 68.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 72.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 75.

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Special Weather Statement for near record Highs (again) today, 9/24/17

Weather

September 24th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

509 AM CDT Sun Sep 24 2017

The National Weather Service in Des Moines says  near Record Highs are possible again today. One last day of unusually high heat and humidity can be expected
to end the weekend. Highs, which will be at or near records, will be in the upper 80s to lower 90s today with peak heat indices a few degrees higher.

People planning and attending outdoor events and activities, especially those participating in athletic events, should be cognizant of these unusually warm and humid conditions. Take breaks from the sun and heat if possible, and stay well hydrated with plenty of water.

The Advisory covers the central two-thirds of Iowa.  In our area, that includes the Cities of Atlantic, Audubon, Bedford, Carroll, Corning, Clarinda, Creston, Denison, Greenfield, Guthrie Center and Mt. Ayr.

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area, Sunday 9/24/17

Weather

September 24th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Sunny, with a high near 89. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts to near 25 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy w/a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms before sunrise. Low around 67. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Less than one-tenth of an inch of rain is expected.
Monday: A 70% chance of showers & thunderstorms. High near 77. SW @ 5-10. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Monday Night: A 70% chance showers & thunderstorms likely through midnight. Low around 57. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tuesday: A 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms through the Noon hour, otherwise Cloudy, with a high near 68. N/NW wind 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 69.

Weather impacting early fall leaf color

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

September 23rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Unseasonably warm weather has held off the cool fall days in Iowa and that’s impacting the transition of some trees to their fall leaf colors. State Forester Jeff Goerndt says dry weather has also had an impact on the changing of leaf colors. “I think the dryness has affected us a great deal — the warm weather sets it back,” Goerndt says. He says the cool fall days are important to the process. “Usually the colors are best when you have just warm, balmy days and then cool, crisp, clear nights,” according to Goerndt.

Goerndt says it is early for central and southern Iowa and the colors should improve as we move deeper into fall. “In the next couple of weeks it’s going to start getting a little better,” Goerndt says. “I just can’t tell right now how brilliant it is going to be. I’ve got a couple of hard maples in my yard that are usually quite brilliant — but they haven’t done anything yet. I think you’re going to see a lot more oranges and browns and yellows this year.”

He lives in Chariton in the south-central part of the state and says northeast Iowa has a larger variety of trees and usually has some of the best leaf color in the state. And northeast Iowa has had more rain this year too, which should help the color. He says the Loess Hills corridor had some good leaf color. Goerndt says the drought conditions in the southern part of the state could have a longer term impact on trees beyond impacting leaf color. “They’ll be a little deficient. The thing about drought is you can’t really predict what it’s going to do as far as long term affects, because it can affect a tree for several years afterwards,” Goerndt says.

The D-N-R provides a weekly fall color report each Monday afternoon. Updates are available by calling the D-N-R fall color hotline at 515-233-4110 and online at www.iowadnr.gov/fallcolor.

Special Weather Statement for hot & humid conditions today. Record Highs possible

Weather

September 23rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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5:33 AM CDT Sat Sep 23 2017

Near Record Highs and Humid Conditions Today

Weather more typical of summer than fall can be expected again today with unusually high heat and humidity for late September. Highs, which will be at or near records, will be in the upper 80s to lower 90s with peak heat indices into the middle 90s by this afternoon.

People planning and attending outdoor events and activities, especially those participating in athletic events, should be cognizant of these unusually warm and humid conditions. Take breaks from the sun and heat if possible, and stay well hydrated with plenty of water.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 9/23/17

Weather

September 23rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny, breezy, hot & humid. High 91. S @ 10-15 w/gusts to 25.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 69. S/SE @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Mo. Sunny, hot & humid. High 90. S @ 10-15 w/gusts to 25.

Tom. night: P/Cldy w/a 30% chance of showers & thunderstorms. Low 67.

Monday: Cloudy w/showers & tstrms. High 73.

Tuesday: Partly sunny w/a slight chance of showers. High 69.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 92. Our Low this morning 70. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 89 and the low was 64. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 99 in 1892. The Record Low for this date was 23 in 1983.

Iowa, Nebraska to see high heat on first day of fall

News, Weather

September 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – It’s the first day of fall, but residents in Iowa and Nebraska shouldn’t break out those sweaters and boots just yet. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for most of Iowa, covering most of the eastern two-thirds of the state. The advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. today (Friday). Forecasters say high temperatures climbing into the 90s mixed with high humidity will push the heat index to around 100 degrees in some places.

The weather service has also issued a hazardous weather outlook for Nebraska and western Iowa, where the heat index is expected to climb to the upper 90s. The service says a cold front is expected to move into the region early next week and will bring more seasonal temperatures.