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Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 9/14/17

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September 14th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly Cloudy. High 89. S @ 15-25.

Tonight: P/Cldy w/isolated showers & thunderstorms. Low 65. S @ 10-15.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 89. S @ 15-25.

Saturday: Variably cloudy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. High 84.

Sunday: P/Cldy. High 72.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 86. Our 24-hour Low (ending today at 7-a.m.) will be 53 [at 5-a.m. it was 67]. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 72 and the low was 56. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 99 in 1939. The Record Low for this date was 29 in 1892.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 9/13/17

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September 13th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; Mostly sunny. High 87. S/SW @ 5-10.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 63. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 89. S @ 10-15 w/gusts to 25.

Tom. Night: P/Cldy w/a chance of shwrs & tstrms. Low 65.

Friday: Mo. Sunny. High 90.

Saturday: P/Sunny w/a chance of shwrs. High 88.

Sunday: Mo. Sunny. High 78.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 86. Our Low this morning was 52. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 65 and the low was 56. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 98 in 1893 & 1939. The Record Low for this date was 25 in 1902.

Fewer Iowans are being required to have flood insurance

News, Weather

September 12th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Residents of the Gulf coast states and other states affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and even the tropical storms that followed, are beginning to pick up the pieces. But for many without flood insurance, the process is likely to be long, costly and frustrating. Iowans can sympathize as the destructive storm surge flooded hundreds of homes and businesses. While Iowa’s been plagued by many floods over the years, fewer and fewer Iowans qualify for flood insurance as at-risk properties are bull-dozed into green spaces.

Dave Maurstad heads the National Flood Insurance Program for FEMA and says flood plain lines are drawn to dictate who’s at most risk and who has to get flood insurance. “And if you’re on the high-risk side of that line, then you’re required, the government says you have to buy it if you have a federally-backed mortgage,” Maurstad says. “If you’re on the other side of that line and you’re just in the low- to moderate-risk area, the government’s really sending a message that you don’t need the coverage. We need to change that dynamic.”

The Houston, Texas area is still reeling from the flooding that resulted from Hurricane Harvey. At least 80-thousand claims under the flood insurance program have been submitted by policy holders in the Texas Gulf Coast area, though many thousands more homes that were damaged or destroyed did not have flood insurance.

Maurstad says, “We need to change the social paradigm where people do everything they can to avoid buying a flood insurance policy to one where it’s the individual property owner’s responsibility to their family and their community to protect their property from flooding.” So far, the National Flood Insurance Program has made more than $13.2 million in advance payments to insured survivors of Hurricane Harvey.

The damage caused by the combination of tornadoes and flooding in Iowa in 2008 was estimated at 848-million dollars. At the time, it was considered the sixth-worst natural disaster in U-S history, a list then-topped by Hurricane Katrina at more than eight-billion dollars.

(Radio Iowa)

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 9/12/17

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September 12th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High 87. NE @ 5-10.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 57.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 86. S/SEE @ 5-10.

Tom. Night: Mo. Clear. Low 58.

Thursday: Mo. Sunny. High 87.

Friday: Mo. Sunny. High 88.

Saturday: Mo. Sunny. High 85.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 83. Our Low this morning was 52. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 85 and the low was 62. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 97 in 1939 & 2000. The Record Low for this date was 28 in 1902.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 9/11/17

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September 11th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High 83. S @ 5-10.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 56.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 84. NE @ 5-10.

Tom. Night: Mo. Clear. Low 56.

Wednesday: Mo. Sunny. High 83.

Thursday: Mo. Sunny. High 84.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 85. Our 24-hour Low as of 4:45-a.m. today was 58. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 78 and the low was 58. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 96 in 1895 & 1936. The Record Low for this date was 31 in 1955.

Skyscan Forecast & weather data for Atlantic & the area, 9/10/17

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September 10th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High near 83. S @ 5-15mph w/gusts to near 25.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. South/southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55. Light southeast wind.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 84. N/NE winds @ 5-10.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 83.

Saturday’s High in Atlantic, was 83. Out 24-hour Low ending today at 7-a.m. will be (was) 54 (overnight, temps were near 60). Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 74, and the Low was 49. The All-Time Record High here on this date was 98 in 1938, while the Record Low for Sept. 10th was 36 in 1959.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 9/09/17

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September 9th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High 83. S @ 5-10.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 62. S/SE @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 83. S @ 10-20.

Tom. Night: Mo. Clear. Low 61.

Monday & Tuesday: Mo. Sunny. High’s around 84 both days.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 85. Our 24-hour Low as of 5-a.m. today was 48. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 79 and the low was 52. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 100 in 1893. The Record Low for this date was 36 in 1959.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 9/08/17

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September 8th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High 83. S/SE @ 5-10.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 58. E/SE @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 82. S @ 5-10.

Tom. Night: Mo. Clear. Low 62.

Sunday: Mo. Sunny. High 82

Monday & Tuesday: Mo. Sunny. High’s around 83 both days.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 76. Our 24-hour Low as of 5-a.m. was 40. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 85 and the low was 69. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 100 in 1947. The Record Low for this date was 36 in 1986.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 9/07/17

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September 7th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; otherwise Mostly sunny. High 76. SW @ 5-10.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 52. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 83. S/SE @ 5-10.

Tom. Night: Mo. Clear. Low 58

Saturday: Mo. Sunny. High 82

Sunday: Mo. Sunny. High 81.

Monday: Mo. Sunny High 81.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 70. Our Low this morning (as of 5-a.m.) was 40. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 78 and the low was 65. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 98 in 1893. The Record Low for this date was 34 in 1956.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area – Wednesday, 09/06/17

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September 6th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High 73. N/NW @ 10-15.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 45.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 76. SW @ 5-10.

Tom. Night: Mo. Clear. Low 52

Friday: Mo. Sunny. High 81

Saturday: Mo. Sunny. High 82.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 69. Our Low this morning 43. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 91 and the low was 71. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 103 in 1939. The Record Low for this date was 36 in 1962.