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Storm reports from 6/15/17

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June 15th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

10:05-p.m.    1″ diameter hail (Quarter size) 4 miles south of Adair (140th & Delta) Avenue; Reported by Emergency Management.

9:20-p.m.     1/2 dollar size hail (1 1/4″) in Earlham (ranged from pea to 1.25″)

9:09-p.m.    1″ diameter hail reported 5-miles south of Stuart (Emergency Mgmt)

8:03-p.m.    2″ hail (egg size) 3-miles east of Creston (reported by the public to NWS)

7:22-p.m.     1″ hail 4 miles west/southwest of Cumberland.

7:20-p.m.     Golf ball size hail (1.75″) in Shenandoah

7:16-p.m.   Baseball size hail (2.75″) southeast of Shenandoah

7:14-p.m.      Egg size (2″) hail in Shenandoah

7:10-p.m.      Quarter to Ping-pong ball size hail (1.5″) in Shenandoah

6:25-p.m.     1/4″ to 1/2″ size hail 3 miles east of Thurman (Fremont County)

6:18-pm.     Hail from 1/2 to 3/4″ w/some 1″ diameter, 3 miles west of Pacific Junction (Mills County)

Largest hail reported in Iowa from the storm event: Baseball-size hail (2.75″ diameter) in Knoxville, Melcher-Dallas and Shenandoah. Hail in the Knoxville, M/D areas fell at around 9:30-p.m., Thursday.

 

 

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 6/15/17

Weather

June 15th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of morning fog; Mo. Sunny w/a slight chance of day afternoon showers & thunderstorms. High 92. SW @ 10-15.

Tonight: P/Cldy to Cldy w/a 40% chance of shwrs & tstrms. Low 68. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Variably Cldy w/scatt. showers & tstrms. High 88. SE @ 10-15.

Saturday: P/Cldy w/scatt. Afternoon Shwrs & tstrms. High 91.

Sunday: P/Cldy, cooler & less humid. High 82.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 85. Our Low this morning was 58. We received .68” rain from 7-a.m. Wednesday through Noon (for a storm total of 1.39”)  at the KJAN studios. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 95 and the low was 64. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 99 in 1918. The Record Low was 40 in 1906 & 1969.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 6/14/17

Weather

June 14th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Variably cloudy w/scattered showers& tstrms this morning; High 88. W @ 10-15.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 68. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy w/scatt. Afternoon showers & tstrms. High 92. S @ 10-20.

Friday: V/Cldy w/scatt. Shwrs & tstrms. High 89.

Saturday: P/Cldy w/afternoon Shwrs & tstrms. High 91.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 92. Our Low this morning was 64. We received .71” rain over the past 24-hours (ending at 7-a.m. today), at the KJAN studios. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 88 and the low was 66. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 97 in 1987. The Record Low was 41 in 1933.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 6/13/17

Weather

June 13th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy, warm & humid. High 94. S @ 15-30.

Tonight: P/Cldy to cloudy w/scattered showers & tstrms.Low 74. S @ 10-15.

Tomorrow: Scatt. showers & tstrms ending in the morning; P/Cldy. High 90. W @ 10-15.

Thursday: P/Cldy to cldy w/scatt. Afternoon shwrs & tstrms. High 92.

Friday: P/Cldy to cldy w/scatt. Shwrs & tstrms. High 88.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 87. Our Low this morning (as of 5-a.m.) was 74. We received .03” rain late Monday evening at the KJAN studios. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 91 and the low was 69. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 96 in 1987. The Record Low was 37 in 1906.

Heat wave rolls on with hottest day likely tomorrow

News, Weather

June 12th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

After a steamy weekend across Iowa, forecasters now say the worst is yet to come with this late spring heat wave. Meteorologist Allan Curtis, at the National Weather Service, says unseasonable high temperatures the past three days will be rising even higher tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon. “Obviously, we’ve had the heat so far and Tuesday’s going to be the hottest going forward,” Curtis says. “Through much of the state, low to mid-90s. People in Des Moines could be looking at 95, 96, something of that nature. The rest of the week is still looking hot, low 90s.”

While the daily heat index has been creeping into triple digits since Friday, no heat advisories or warnings have been issued — not yet. “We are actually pretty close in many cases toward our advisory criteria and not so much our warning quite yet,” Curtis says. “It depends on, in part, have we had heat, a few days of it, is it really humid? What’s our heat index going to be? While we haven’t seen any yet, we’ve been close to the threshold. There’s a shot that we’ll see it tomorrow.”

In addition to the high heat, there’s the possibility for severe weather late Tuesday. “We do expect some storms certainly to fire off to our west tomorrow, mostly in the afternoon and evening,” Curtis says. “They’ll eventually work their way eastward across the state. For most people, it’s going to be evening/overnight hours. There’s absolutely the potential for severe weather, primarily wind and quarter-sized hail or so.”

Oftentimes, big storms will be followed by a change in the weather but that won’t likely be the case this time. “Unfortunately with this one, we’re not going to have a big cold front behind it,” Curtis says. “We’re still going to be in the upper 80s and lower 90s in most places to round out the week. It doesn’t look like we’ll see much relief temperature-wise until the latter half of the weekend, Saturday going into Sunday.”

Iowa’s hot spot on Sunday was 95-degrees in Charles City. The normal high for this time of year is in the upper 70s to low 80s.

(Radio Iowa)

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 6/12/17 (Updated 5-a.m.)

Weather

June 12th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy warm & humid w/isolated thunder showers & this morning. High 94. S @ 15-30.

Tonight: Partly cloudy.Low 75. S @ 10-15.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy w/scatt. showers & tstrms late. High 94. S @ 15-30.

Wednesday: P/Cldy to cldy w/scatt. shwrs & tstrms, especially in the morning. High 90.

Thursday: P/Cldy w/afternoon tstrms. High 92.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 95. Our Low this morning was 74. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 93 and the low was 71. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 95 in 1892. The Record Low was 38 in 1903.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area from the NWS (2:43-a.m. CDT, 6/12/17)

Weather

June 12th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Early this morning: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Breezy, with a south wind 9 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 93. Breezy, with a south wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Tuesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Breezy, with a south wind 9 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

Skyscan Weather Forecast & weather data for Atlantic, 6/11/17

Weather

June 11th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny & windy. High near 93. South wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy & windy. Low around 73. S @ 15-30.
Monday: Partly sunny. High near 94. S @ 10-20.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Low around 73. S @ 10-25mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny  & breezy. High near 95. S @ 15-30.
Tue. Night: A 40% chance of showers & thunderstorms. Low around 72.
Wednesday: A 40% chance of showers & thunderstorm in the morning, and a slight chance during the afternoon. High near 90.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 92. Our Low this morning, 70. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 93 and the Low was 71. The All-time Record High for Atlantic on this date was 99 in 1892, while the Record Low was 36 in 1903.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 6/10/17

Weather

June 10th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy hot & humid. High 97. SW @ 15-20.

Tonight: Partly cloudy & muggy. Low 75. SW @ 10-15.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy, hot & humid. High 99. SW @ 15-20.

Tom. Night: P/Cldy. Low 76.

Monday: P/Cldy. High 94.

Tuesday: P/Sunny. High 94.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 89. Our Low this morning was 66. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 94 and the low was 73. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 104 in 1933. The Record Low was 40 in 1966.

Steamy heat socks Iowa with summery forecast & five days in the 90s

News, Weather

June 9th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

A late spring heat wave is bringing summer-like hot weather to the Hawkeye State. National Weather Service meteorologist Cory Martin says most of Iowa will see highs in the 90s the next five straight days. “We’re going to see temperatures that are more typical of the latter half of summer,” Martin says. “We’re going to see highs approaching triple-digits in some part so the state and when you combine that with the humidity we’re expecting, we’ll have heat index values probably exceeding 100 across much of the area, especially Saturday and Sunday afternoons.”

So far, no watches, warnings or advisories have been issued in Iowa as part of the steamy forecast. “For a heat advisory to be issued, we’d be expecting heat indices of 105 degrees or greater and that’s not likely at this point,” Martin says. “However, with the long duration of the heat expected, it still could be dangerous for those that will be exposed to it for prolonged periods of time.”

Reminders are being issued for people with pets or livestock to make sure the animals have plenty of water and shade. These highs, Martin says, are very unseasonable.  “Normal temperatures for this time of year would be into the low 80s,” Martin says. “What we’re going to be seeing is close to record values. Most places, our record high temperatures for this time of year would be in the upper 90s to near 100-degrees, so we’re right in that territory.”

Highs in Des Moines the next three days are estimated at 99, 99 and 98 degrees. The Polk County Health Department is warning people to take it easy if they’ll be outside, wear light-colored and light-weight clothing, take frequent breaks and drink plenty of water. According to the calendar, summer doesn’t even officially arrive until June 21st.

“It is early but it’s definitely not unprecedented,” Martin says. “Our record highs are right around 100 degrees for this time of year so we’ve seen it before. Again, it is hot for this time of year. We usually don’t start talking about triple-digit heat for this area until we get into July and August.”

Forecasters say highs aren’t expected to be back around normal again until possibly Wednesday.

(Radio Iowa)