536 PM CDT MON MAY 9 2016 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… SOUTHWESTERN MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA… NORTHWESTERN FREMONT COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA UNTIL 600 PM CDT
* AT 536 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER NEHAWKA…OR 29 MILES SOUTH OF OMAHA…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.
HAZARD…QUARTER SIZE HAIL.
IMPACT…DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED.
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… PLATTSMOUTH…MURRAY…UNION…NEHAWKA AND TABOR. THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS… HIGHWAY 34 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 3. HIGHWAY 75 IN NEBRASKA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 59 AND 76. INTERSTATE 29 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 24 AND 29.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING.
The National Weather Service has issued Severe Thunderstorm Watch #156, which is in effect until midnight for the following counties:
ADAMS AUDUBON CARROLL CASS CRAWFORD FREMONT HARRISON MILLS MONONA MONTGOMERY PAGE POTTAWATTAMIE SHELBY TAYLOR
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for the development of severe storms in and close to the Watch area, including dangerous hail up to 2-inches in diameter and high winds (up to 70-miles per hour).
Wide sections of Iowa are seeing rain showers this (Monday) morning and meteorologist Mindy Beerends, at the National Weather Service, says there’s a possibility for rough storms later today. “There is a slight risk for severe weather across mainly the southwestern and southern portion of the state, mainly from Interstate 80 southward,” Beerends says. “Mainly large hail or damaging winds could be with the storms late this afternoon into this evening.”
Three tornadoes were reported on Sunday in central Nebraska. She says Iowa may be in for more foul weather over the next few days. “We’ll continue to see chances for showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday and again Wednesday,” Beerends says, “and then Wednesday, we do have another slight risk for severe weather and severe thunderstorms, mainly again across the southern half of the state.”
The forecast calls for dry weather on Thursday and Friday, though there’s a chance of showers on Friday night.
Today: Showers and thunderstorms this morning & later this afternoon; Cloudy & breezy. High near 72. SE @ 15-25.
Tonight: Cloudy w/showers & tstrms. Low 57. SE @ 5-15 w/gusts to around 20.
Tomorrow: Cloudy to P/Cldy w/isolated shwrs & tstrms. High near 80 E/SE winds @ 10 becoming S/SW during the afternoon.
Tue. Night: P/Cldy w/a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low around 57.
Wednesday: Cldy & breezy, w/showers and occasional thunderstorms. High near 70.
Wed.: A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, otherwise P/Cldy. Low around 47.
Thursday: P/Cldy & windy, with a high near 68.
Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 70. Our 24-hour Low thru 7-a.m. today was 53. We received 1.4 of rain overnight through 7-a.m. today here at KJAN. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 73 and the low was 48. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 96 in 1895. The Record Low was 24 in 1980.
341 AM CDT MON MAY 9 2016
EARLY THIS MORNING…THUNDERSTORMS. EAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS NEAR 100 PERCENT.
TODAY…CLOUDY…BREEZY. THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING… THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 80 PERCENT.
TONIGHT…CLOUDY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.
TUESDAY…CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN PARTLY SUNNY IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.
TUESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.
WEDNESDAY…SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT. COOLER. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S.
AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-
A THICK SMOKE PLUME FROM A WILD FIRE IN NORTHERN MINNESOTA HAS MADE ITS WAY INTO NORTHERN IOWA THIS MORNING. THE SMOKE IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO ADVANCE SOUTH DURING THE REMAINDER OF THE MORNING AND REDUCE VISIBILITY TO 1 TO 2 MILES AT TIMES THROUGH AT LEAST 11 AM.
THIS SMOKE IS LIKELY TO CAUSE A SIGNIFICANT DECLINE IN AIR QUALITY AND MAY RESULT IN DIFFICULT BREATHING. THOSE WITH ASTHMA OR OTHER RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS NEED TO TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO INSURE THEIR SAFETY THIS MORNING.
Skyscan Forecast for the KJAN listening area Saturday, May 7th, 2016
Today: Increasing clouds. Moderate chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 73. NNE @ 10-15.
Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Moderate chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low 52. NE @ 5-10.
Sunday: Partly Sunny. Lingering showers and thunderstorms. High 68. ESE @ 10-15.
Sunday Night: Cloudy. Moderate chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low 54.
Monday: Mostly Cloudy. Strong chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 73.
Tuesday: Partly Sunny. Moderate chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 73.
Today: Mostly Sunny. High 84. SW @ 10-20.
Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 58. SW @ 5-10.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy w/isolated shwrs & tstrms. High 74. N @ 10-15.
Sunday: Mo. Cldy w/shwrs & tstrms. High 70.
Monday: Mo. Cldy w/shwrs & tstrms. High 72.
Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 74. Our 24-hour Low thru 7-a.m. today was 36. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 75 and the low was 60. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 97 in 1934. The Record Low was 23 in 1891.
EARLY THIS MORNING…CLEAR…WARMER. SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.
TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR UNTIL EARLY MORNING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.
SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. COOLER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.
SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.
SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. EAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.
SUNDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE MID 50S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.
MONDAY…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 70 PERCENT.