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Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals ending at 7:00 am on Wednesday, May 22

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

May 22nd, 2019 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  1.05″
  • Massena  1.02″
  • Anita  .79″
  • Audubon  .79″
  • Bridgewater  .6″
  • Corning  .56″
  • Avoca  1.1″
  • Neola  .6″
  • Guthrie Center  .48″
  • Manning  .79″
  • Missouri Valley  1.19″
  • Underwood  .85″
  • Bedford  .94″
  • Creston  .97″
  • Red Oak  .87″
  • Clarinda  .52″
  • Shenandoah  .61″
  • Carroll  1.01″
  • Denison  .9″

Authorities suspect tornado damaged Iowa farmstead

News, Weather

May 22nd, 2019 by Ric Hanson

ADAIR, Iowa (AP) — Authorities suspect a tornado destroyed a house and damaged other buildings on a farmstead in southwest Iowa’s Adair County. No injuries have been reported. The incident was reported around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, 2 miles east-southeast of Adair. The National Weather Service says debris from the farmstead landed on Interstate 80. The tornado sighting has not yet been confirmed.

Law enforcement reported to KJAN that numerous power poles were down this morning across rural roads in eastern Cass County. A motorist drove over one of the power lines at around 4-a.m. on Glendale/Fairview Road, between 750th (Highway 148) and 760th Streets.

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area (& weather data for Atlantic) – 5/22/19

Weather

May 22nd, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy w/a slight chance of rain this morning. High 68. SW @ 15-25.

Tonight: P/Cldy to Cloudy. Low 48. W @ 5.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to cldy. High 70. NW @ 10.

Friday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scattered showers & tstrms. High around 75.

Saturday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scattered light rain. High near 75.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 58. Our Low 46. We received 1.05” of rain yesterday through the overnight hours of today. Last year on this date our High was 78 and the Low was 58. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 98 in 1905. The Record Low was 28 in 1895 & 1963.

Drive with caution between Cass-Adair Counties: Downed power lines across some roads

News, Weather

May 22nd, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Drivers should exercise extreme caution this morning, if traveling on roads between the Cass and Adair County lines. Law enforcement reports several downed power lines, with multiple posts/poles sucked out of the ground. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for the area at around 12:45-a.m.  One motorist drove over a downed power line on Glendale Road between 750th and 760th just before 4-a.m. The National Weather Service is sending a survey team to assess the damage and determine whether it was straight line winds or a possible tornado that caused the destruction.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area – Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Weather

May 21st, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy w/rain this morning; thunderstorms this afternoon. High 58. E/SE @ 15-30.

Tonight: Cloudy w/showers & thunderstorms ending. Low 50. S @ 10-20.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 70. SW @ 15-25.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy w/showers. High around 70.

Friday: Cldy w/morning shwrs & tstrms. High near 70.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 54. Our Low 41. We received .11” rain from Monday evening thru early this mornng. Last year on this date our High was 74 and the Low was 55. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 97 in 1939. The Record Low was 27 in 1895.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area – Monday, May 20th, 2019

Weather

May 20th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy w/light rain developing late. E/NE @ 10. High 58.

Tonight: Cloudy w/showers & thunderstorms. Low 50. SE @ 10-15.

Tomorrow: Scattered shwrs & tstrms. High 60. SE @ 10-15.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 75.

Thursday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. High 70.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 57. Our Low this morning, 41. Last year on this date our High was 71 and the Low was 54. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 95 in 1925. The Record Low was 26 in 1894.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 5/19/2019

Weather

May 19th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: A 20 percent chance of showers before 8am. Cloudy, with a high near 55. Windy, with a west northwest wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Breezy, with a northwest wind 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Monday: Showers likely, mainly after 4pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 58. North wind 8 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Monday Night: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 49. Windy, with an east wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Tuesday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 1pm. High near 62. Windy, with an east wind 20 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Breezy. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Windy.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 79. We received .43” rain overnight. Our Low this morning, 56. Last year on this date our High was 74 and the Low was 54. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 94 in 1934 & 1975. The Record Low was 22 in 1894.

Forecast: More cool, wet weather is ahead and an increased risk of more flooding

News, Weather

May 18th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — While parts of Iowa had record high temperatures in the low 90s on Thursday, forecasters say cooler, wetter weather will likely dominate much of the rest of the month and well into June. During a National Weather Service briefing, climatologist Martha Shulski (SHUL-skee) says heavy rain will spread across Iowa and much of the Northern Plains next week, raising the critical risk of renewed flooding. “The prediction is in the three-to-five inch range, so a pretty active pattern,” Shulski says. “These forecasts have been pretty consistent which gives you some higher confidence in the forecast actually verifying. Certainly, it’s something to look out for in terms of impacts over the next week.”

In spite of a few scattered hot and humid days, Iowa’s weather has been much cooler than normal this spring and forecasters anticipate that pattern will remain. “Continued higher probability for below-normal temperatures for a swath in the central U.S.,” Shulski says. “This is combined with the increased probability of wetter-than-normal conditions for June.”

Thanks to the El Nino, it’s possible the cool, wet weather will last well into summer, as will the risk of more flooding, as the ground remains saturated in many parts of the state.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area, 5/18/2019

Weather

May 18th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Occasional showers and thunderstorms. High near 80. South wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after 10pm. Low around 52. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Northwest wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 61.
Tuesday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 1pm. High near 66. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 85. We received .54” rain during the day. Our Low thos morning, 64. Last year on this date our High was 85 and the Low was 57. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 94 in 1934. The Record Low was 32 in 1891.

Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals ending at 7:00 am on Friday, May 17

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

May 17th, 2019 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .34″
  • 7 miles NNE of Atlantic  .42″
  • Massena  .49″
  • Anita  .52″
  • Audubon  .39″
  • Guthrie Center  1.2″
  • Avoca  .45″
  • Neola  .4″
  • Bridgewater  1.3″
  • Corning  .32″
  • Villisca  .1″
  • Missouri Valley  .51″
  • Logan  .9″
  • Irwin  .12″
  • Creston  1.56″