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Severe Storms possible again today (Wednesday)

News, Weather

May 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Severe Storms Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma says another round of severe storms are possible across a large section of Iowa, this afternoon and this evening. The Primary threats include isolated, fast-moving, weak tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail, and periods of heavy rainfall.

Storms will develop this afternoon and will continue through the early evening. The greatest potential for severe weather will be during the peak heating evening commute hours from 3 pm – 7 pm. Storms should be out of our area around midnight.

Most of Iowa is under an “Enhanced Risk” for severe weather. Locations south of I-80, and east of I-35 may see a slightly great threat for severe weather. Strong to severe storms that do develop will likely be very-fast moving, moving to the N/NE at potential speeds of 50 to 60 mph.

Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals Ending at 7:00 am on Wednesday, May 17

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

May 17th, 2017 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  1.79″
  • Massena  1.92″
  • Elk Horn  1.31″
  • Wiota  1.7″
  • Neola  1.2″
  • Avoca  1.0″
  • Oakland  2.25″
  • Manning  1.24″
  • Clarinda  1.27″
  • Red Oak 1.25″
  • Corning  1.12″
  • Glenwood  2.73″
  • Shenandoah  1.32″
  • Woodbine  1.91″
  • Logan  1.88″
  • Creston  .79″
  • Denison  1.86″
  • Irwin  1.06″
  • Bedford  .9″
  • Underwood 1.3″
  • Sidney  1.23″
  • Carroll 1.05″
  • Council Bluffs  2.1″

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 5/17/17

Weather

May 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy to cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. High 79. S @ 10-20.

Tonight: Shwrs & tstrms ending; Becoming P/Cldy. Low 52. W @ 10-15.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 67. NW @ 10-15.

Friday: Mostly cloudy w/shwrs & tstrms. High 64.

Saturday: Mo. Cldy w/shwrs & tstrms in the morning. High 68.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 88. Our Low this morning (as of 5:20-a.m.) was 61. We received 1.79” of rain last night through early this morning, here at the KJAN studios. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 67 and the low was 41. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 91 in 1908 and 1939. The Record Low was 32 in 1912 and 1973.

(updated) Severe storms pummel Iowa w/wind, rain and large hail

News, Weather

May 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Severe storms that began to brew in eastern Nebraska blew into western Iowa Tuesday evening, quickly turning the skies dark. The storms brought winds of up to 70-miles per hour to parts of Carroll and Shelby Counties, and golf ball sized hail in the Crawford County town of Manilla. The National Weather Service says heavy tree damage was reported in Council Bluffs. Damage to a house and barn was reported to have occurred near Underwood at around 6:55-p.m., in the 23,000 block of Magnolia, where rotation was observed in the clouds.

The Iowa State Patrol reports high winds knocked over tractor-trailers on Interstate 29 last night. In Missouri Valley, the fire department lost power during the storm. The community had several downed power lines, with some fires sparked by lightning. Mid-American Energy reported this morning, that nearly 6,600 customers across the state had no power…near 6,100 of those were in Ft. Dodge.  In the Webster County town of Dayton, a tree fell on a home, but no injuries were reported.

An outbuilding was reported to have been damaged by thunderstorm winds in Shelby at around 7:20-p.m. And, a large tree was uprooted four-miles west of Shelby at around 7:25-p.m.

About 5-minutes later, a 60-mile per hour gust of wind was recorded at the automated weather station located at the Harlan Airport. Earlier, several large tree branches fell in Missouri Valley and in Council Bluffs, causing power lines to fall in some locations.

The Crawford County Emergency Manager reported golf ball-size hail fell in Manilla, at around 7:45-p.m., and about three-miles east/southeast of Buck Grove, in Crawford County, winds reached up to 70-miles per hour. A better view of the damage and an assessment from the National Weather Service, is expected as the day progresses.

(some information in this story was provided by the Associated Press)

 

Fort Atkinson gets hit hard by hail

News, Weather

May 16th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The southern part of Winneshiek county suffered heavy storm damage after a round of severe weather went through the area Monday night. Winneshiek county emergency management coordinator Sean Snyder says the most localized damage came in the southwestern portion of the county. Large hail did a lot of damage. “In Fort Atkinson the homes on the west side of people’s properties are completely shredded. Kind of looks like Swiss cheese in a way — it’s heavily damaged,” Snyder says.

Wind and hail damage was reported in Calmar and Ossian as well. Snyder says officials from the National Weather service office in La Crosse, Wisconsin will be on the scene today.He says they’ll do an assessment and match the damage with the models they produced to confirm how accurate their models were and can maybe explain the type of storm that hit.

The National Weather Service had issues a tornado warning for the area around 7 p-m.

(Radio Iowa)

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 5/16/17 (Record High tied)

Weather

May 16th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy w/isolated afternoon showers. High 88. S @ 15-25.

Tonight: Showers & thunderstorms. Low 67. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy w/scatt. shwrs & tstrms. High 79. S @ 10-20.

Thursday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 67.

Friday: Mostly cldy w/shwrs & tstrms High 64.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 91, which tied the record set for May 15th that was first set in 1894! Our 24-hour Low was 68. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 55 and the low was 38. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 93 in 1939. The Record Low was 25 in 1907.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 5/15/17

Weather

May 15th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: P/Cldy & windy w/isolated afternoon shwrs. High 88. S @ 5-15 w/gusts to 20.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 67. S @ 10-15.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy w/isolated afternoon shwrs & tstrms. High 88. SW @ 15-30.

Wednesday: Mo. Cldy w/showers & thunderstorms. High 77.S @ 15-35.

Thursday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 65.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 86. Our 24-hour Low was 61. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 66 and the low was 35. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 91 in 1894. The Record Low was 29 in 1929, 1973 & 1983.

Skyscan Weather forecast for Atlantic & the area, Sunday 5/14/17

Weather

May 14th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Sunny & breezy. High near 85. South wind 10 to 20 mph, w/gusts to near 30.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday: Partly sunny w/a 20% chance of showers & thunderstorms. High 89. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. S @ 15-30.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny & windy, w/a 20% chance of showers & thunderstorms. High near 87. S @ 15-35.
Tuesday Night: Showers & thunderstorms likely through midnight. Low 64. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely through Noon. High near 78.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 5/13/17

Weather

May 13th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly Sunny. High 85. SW @ 5-10.

Tonight: Mostly Clear. Low 57.S/SW @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny. High 87. SW @ 10-15.

Tom. Night: Partly cloudy. Low 62.

Monday: P/Cldy. High 88.

Tuesday: P/Cldy. High 88.

Wednesday: P/Sunny w/showers & thunderstorms. High 84.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 77. Our 24-hour Low was 44. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 67 and the low was 36. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 95 in 1915. The Record Low was 23 in 1997.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 5/12/17

Weather

May 12th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; Mostly Sunny. High 72. NE @ 5-10.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Low 46.Winds light and variable.

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny. High near 80. SW @ 10-15.

Sunday: P/Cldy. High 83.

Monday: P/Cldy w/isolated thundershowers. High 83.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 73. Our Low this morning (as of 5-a.m) was 41. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 68 and the low was 39. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 94 in 1956. The Record Low was 25 in 1895.