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Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 6/09/17

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June 9th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High 88. SW @ 10-20.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 68. SW @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Mo. Sunny, warm & humid. High 95. SW @ 15-20.

Sunday: P/Cldy, warm & humid. Highs around 95.

Monday: P/Cldy. High 93.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 87. Our Low this morning was 59. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 93 and the low was 72. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 101 in 1985. The Record Low was 38 in 1915.

Iowans are warned about potential killer heat in the summer ahead

News, Weather

June 8th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Heat can be a tremendous threat in Iowa and it’s one of the country’s top weather-related killers. Last year, 94 people died from the extreme heat, more than twice the 45 deaths the previous year. Today (Thursday) is Heat Awareness Day. Meteorologist Kelsey Angle, at the National Weather Service, says it’s vital to stay aware of the forecast and take precautions for a heat wave just as you would for an approaching blizzard.

Angle says, “One of the reasons why we’re holding a Heat Awareness Day is so people can plan and prepare as we start to go through the heart of the summer season and the impacts associated with heat as well as humidity.”

Iowans need to take care of themselves if they plan to be outside for any period of time during a heat wave, especially if they’re exerting themselves. “Pay attention to what their body is telling them because often when the heat index gets above 105, people can get in some serious health danger if they don’t take appropriate precautions,” Angle says. “Take a break, maintain hydration, drink lots and lots of water.”

Every summer, children and animals die or are hospitalized from being left unattended in a hot car. “You can have temperatures in the 80s and if you’ve got kids or pets inside a vehicle without air conditioning, temperatures can rapidly rise to well over 120 degrees just in a matter of a few minutes,” Angle says. “It’s important that you don’t leave children or pets inside a vehicle.”

On warmer days, temps inside the vehicle can quickly reach 160 degrees. Children are more susceptible to heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion, heat stroke and even death because their bodies generate more heat due to their size. Their ability to sweat to cool themselves down isn’t as fully developed as adults. Animals, too, can quickly suffer brain damage or die from heatstroke or suffocation from being left in a hot vehicle. During extreme heat, check in on your neighbors, make sure your pets and livestock have adequate shade and water, and keep up with the changing forecast.

“Any time the heat index is expected to get above 105 degrees, we’ll issue advisories for that,” Angle says. “If we expect heat index values to be significantly higher, we’ll issue an Excessive Heat Warning.”

For more information, visit www.weather.gov/dmx.

(Radio Iowa)

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 6/08/17

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June 8th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High 84. S @ 10-15.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 60. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 87. S @ 10-15.

Saturday/Sunday: P/Cldy, hot & humid. Highs around 95.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 84. Our Low this morning was 55. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 86 and the low was 56. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 102 in 1985. The Record Low was 38 in 1930.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 6/07/17

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June 7th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly Sunny. High 83. SE @ 5-10.

Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 58. SE @ 5.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy w/isolated showers possible. High 81. SE @ 10-15.

Friday: P/Cldy w/isolated showers. High around 86.

Saturday: P/Cldy, warm & humid. High 92.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 84. Our Low this morning was 53. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 79 and the low was 53. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 98 in 1934 & 2011. The Record Low was 36 in 1894.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 6/06/17

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June 6th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly Sunny. High 83. NE @ 10.

Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 52.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High near 81. SE @ 5-10.

Thursday: P/Cldy w/isolated showers. High around 81.

Friday: P/Cldy w/iso. showers. High 86.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 91. Our Low this morning (as of 5-a.m.), was 58. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 83 and the low was 50. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 103 in 1933. The Record Low was 32 in 1894.

Crop reports shows 90 percent of Iowa’s corn has emerged

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

June 6th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Last week was the driest week for the state of Iowa since mid-February and farmers took advantage of it to complete spring planting. Ninety-percent of the state’s corn crop has emerged, just one day behind the five-year average, according to the USDA’s Crop Report issued Monday. It shows 77-percent of the corn crop is in good to excellent condition. Soybean planting is 91-percent done.

State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says over half of the state recorded no rain at all last week. Temperatures dipped as low as 39 degrees Wednesday morning at Chariton and Grinnell. Then, a heat wave arrived for the weekend. “Sioux City got up to 95 degrees on Friday afternoon, which was just two degrees shy of a daily record high for that location,” Hillaker said. Creston reported the most rain for the week with 1.28 inches.

(Radio Iowa)

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 6/05/17

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June 5th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly Sunny. High 87. NE @ 10-15.

Tonight: Mostly Clear. Low 53.

Tomorrow: Mo. Sunny. High near 80. E @ 5-10.

Wednesday: P/Cldy. High around 80.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High 84.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 94. Our Low this morning was 53. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 86 and the low was 53. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 104 in 1933. The Record Low was 40 in 1897 & 1935.

Skyscan Weather Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 6/4/17

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June 4th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 86. North northeast wind 3 to 8 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57. East wind 6 to 8 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 81. East wind 5 to 8 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

Skyscan Forecast Saturday 6/3/2017

Podcasts, Weather

June 3rd, 2017 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast   Saturday, June 3, 2017   Richard Garuckas

Today: Partly cloudy. Hot and Humid. High 92. SW @ 5-10.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms. Low 66. W @ 5-10.

Sunday: Mix of sun and clouds. Hot and humid. High 91. NW @ 5-10.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 62.

Monday: Mostly sunny. High 86.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 83.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Scattered showers. High 85.

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Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 6/021/17

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June 2nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Scattered showers & thunderstorms, otherwise P/Cldy. High 87. SW @ 10-20.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 65. SW @ 5-10.

Saturday: P/Cldy w/scatt. Shwrs & tstrsm. High 87. SW @ 10-15.

Sunday: P/Cldy. High 88.

Monday: P/Cldy. High 86.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 83. Our 24-hour Low was 52. Rainfall at the KJAN Studios amounted to just .01″ (One one-hundredth of an inch) this morning (from 4-6am). Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 84 and the low was 53. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 100 in 1934. The Record Low was 36 in 1907.