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Freese-Notis/Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 9/1/16

Weather

September 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; Mo. Sunny. High 78. NE @ 10.
Tonight: Mo. Clear. Low around 53.
Tomorrow: Mo. Sunny. High near 78
Saturday: P/Cldy. High 82.

Sunday: P/Cldy w/isolated shwrs & tstrms. High 82.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 81. Our 24-hour Low was 52. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 87 and the low was 68. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 99 in 1913. The Record Low was 34 in 1967.

KJAN listening area forecast from the NWS, 9/1/16

Weather

September 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

344 AM CDT THU SEP 1 2016

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLEAR. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 50S. EAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S.

Star Party hoping for clear skies

News, Weather

August 31st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Mostly clear skies are forecast as the 14th annual Iowa Star Party starts tomorrow (Thursday) night in west-central Iowa as sky gazers pack in their telescopes to gaze into the heavens. Deb Bonser, of the Ames Area Amateur Astronomers, is coordinating the annual event which draws in space-watching enthusiasts from all over the Midwest.

“On Friday night, we have a public night that is free to everybody who wants to come out,” Bonser says. “They get a chance to look through different kinds of telescopes and see different objects up in the sky and learn a lot about what’s up in the sky.” The Star Party is being held at the Whiterock Conservancy, southeast of Coon Rapids, and she says there’s an obvious reason. “It’s one of the darkest spots in Iowa,” Bonser says. “We’re not bothered by street lights, city lights that are lighting up the sky and we can see things much more clearly.”

If the skies remain cloud-free, there will be a chance to see numerous nebulas and stars millions of light years away, as well as some of the planets in our cosmic back yard. “I am going to be putting a camera on a tripod. I do Milky Way photography and I’m going to see if I can get a galaxy in one of my photos and see what I can get,” Bonser says. “It depends on the weather.”

The Star Party runs nightly for the serious astronomers, tonight through Monday night, while Friday’s open public viewing begins at 7:30 P-M and runs into the wee hours.

(Radio Iowa)

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 8/31/16

Weather

August 31st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog possible this morning; Partly Cloudy. High 80. N @ 10.
Tonight: P/Cldy. Low around 55.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High near 78
Friday: P/Cldy. High 78.

Saturday: P/Cldy. High 82.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 88. Our 24-hour Low (ending today at 7-a.m.) was 63. We received .01” of an inch rain Tuesday, here at KJAN. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 84 and the low was 57. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 101 in 1913. The Record Low was 35 in 1967.

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA, 8/31/16

Weather

August 31st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Early this morning: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. Low in the lower 60s. Northeast wind near 5 mph.
Today: Partly sunny through mid morning then clearing. Patchy fog through mid morning. High around 80. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight: Clear. Low in the mid 50s. Northeast wind near 10 mph.
Thursday: Sunny. High in the upper 70s. East wind near 10 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Low in the mid 50s. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday: Sunny. High in the upper 70s.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Low in the upper 50s.
Saturday: Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. High in the upper 70s.

Flash Flood Watch Cancelled

Weather

August 30th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE COUNTIES

237 PM CDT TUE AUG 30 2016

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED…

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST IOWA AND SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WHILE THERE WILL STILL BE A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TONIGHT, ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL LEADING TO FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED.

Local Rainfall Totals ending at 7:00 am on Tuesday, August 30

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

August 30th, 2016 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .8″
  • 7 miles NNE of Atlantic, 1.19″
  • Elk Horn  .98″
  • Avoca  .45″
  • Oakland  2″
  • Audubon  1.12″
  • Guthrie Center  1.2″
  • Irwin  .26″
  • Underwood  .88″
  • Neola  .25
  • Red Oak  .28″
  • Clarinda  .95″
  • Villisca  .5″
  • Glenwood  .45″
  • Missouri Valley  1.71″
  • Woodbine  1.75″
  • Logan  1.13″
  • Council Bluffs  .73″
  • Bedford  .95″
  • Creston  .66″
  • Shenandoah  2.51″

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 8/30/16

Weather

August 30th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog possible this morning; Partly Cloudy to Cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. High 80. N @ 5-10.
Tonight: Mo. Cldy w/showers and thunderstorms. Low around 60. N @ 5.
Tuesday: P/Cldy to Cldy & less humid. High near 80
Thursday/Friday: P/Cldy. Highs in the upper 70’s both days.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 88. We received.8” of rain over the past 24-hours ending today at 7-a.m. Our 24-hour Low was 66. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 75 and the low was 57. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 101 in 1947. The Record Low was 33 in 1893.

Roof of Ottumwa laundromat collapses with customers inside

News, Weather

August 30th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Monday night’s storms may have been a contributing factor in a building collapse in southeast Iowa. Washers and dryers were still running inside the Ottumwa Laundrette when firefighters arrived minutes after 8-p.m., Monday, to find the roof almost completely caved in. Two people were inside the laundromat when the roof gave way and other bystanders on were on the sidewalk. There were no injuries reported.

Witnesses said that the roof “just all of a sudden came down.” They said that there were no warning signs before the collapse. Firefighters feared a second collapse, closing portions of the nearby sidewalk. The cause of the collapse is under investigation.

(Radio Iowa)

Flash Flood Watch until 4-p.m. for parts of western/s.w. IA, 8/30/16

Weather

August 30th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-and PAGE COUNTIES:

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH 4-PM. TODAY.

ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH ADDITIONAL
THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY EXPECTED THROUGHOUT MOST OF THIS
MORNING. FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS COULD OCCUR…ALONG WITH
PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS. ALSO…FLASH FLOODING MAY OCCUR
ALONG SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.