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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Shelby/Harrison Counties

Weather

June 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

455 PM CDT WED JUN 29 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  WEST CENTRAL SHELBY COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA...
  NORTHEASTERN HARRISON COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA...

* UNTIL 530 PM CDT

* AT 455 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 5 MILES SOUTH OF
  DUNLAP...OR 21 MILES SOUTHWEST OF DENISON...MOVING SOUTH AT 10 MPH.

  HAZARD...QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  WOODBINE...PANAMA...PORTSMOUTH AND SCHABEN PARK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

Special Weather Statement for Crawford County

Weather

June 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

433 PM CDT WED JUN 29 2016

…STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER SOUTHWEST CRAWFORD COUNTY…

AT 432 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR DUNLAP…OR 18 MILES SOUTHWEST OF DENISON…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 10 MPH.

NICKEL SIZE HAIL WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… DUNLAP.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM…AND MAY LEAD TO LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. THIS STORM MAY INTENSIFY…SO BE CERTAIN TO MONITOR LOCAL RADIO STATIONS AND AVAILABLE TELEVISION STATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 6/29/16

Weather

June 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy w/a 60% chance of showers & thunderstorms. High around 80. SE @ 10-15. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tonight: Mo. Cldy w/a 40% chance of showers & thunderstorms. Low around 60.
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy to cloudy w/a 40% chance of afternoon showers & thunderstorms. High near 84. Light and variable @ 10-15.
Friday: P/Cldy. High near 80.
Saturday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/a slight chance of showers & thunderstorms. High near 80.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 83. We received .02” rain this morning. Our 24-hour Low thru 7-a.m. today was 60. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 82 and the low was 59. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 102 in 1934. The Record Low was 46 in 1950.

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: 6/29/16

Weather

June 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

354 AM CDT WED JUN 29 2016

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY BEFORE NOON. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY…SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 80. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 70S.

Local Rainfall totals ending at 7:00 am on June 28

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

June 28th, 2016 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .14″
  • Oakland  1.2″
  • Sidney  .83″
  • Council Bluffs  .25″

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 6/28/16

Weather

June 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High around 82. NE @ 10.

Tonight: P/Cldy w/a slight chance of showers toward morning. Low around 58.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy w/a 40% chance of showers. High near 80. SE @ 10.

Tom. Night: A 50% chance of showers & thunderstorms. Low around 63.

Thursday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/a 40% chance of shwrs & tstrms. High around 80/

Friday: P/Cldy. High near 80.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 87. We received .14” of an inch of rain yesterday. Our 24-hour Low thru 7-a.m. today was 59. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 87 and the low was 59. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 103 in 1936. The Record Low was 50 in 1896 & 2006.

Drought conditions in the state get worse

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

June 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Drought conditions continue to get worse in Iowa. National Weather Service meteorologist Brad Small says information from the National Drought Mitigation Center now shows 19 of Iowa’s 99 counties are at least partially in a moderate drought, while 56 counties are considered abnormally dry.

“If you go back just three months ago no part of the state was in any drought. If you go back to last week there was about 27 percent of the state. Now that’s jumped up to 44 percent,” Small says. Small says the below average rainfall across much of the state has caused the drought to worsen.

“This is the peak heating of the summer. The warmed days like this are prone to drying things up quite a bit. June is also typically our wettest month of the year and we really haven’t reached those levels at all in many parts,” Small says, “So that’s why the drought is worsening in many areas.” Small says the dry conditions have happened rather quickly and could turn around just as quickly with some rain.

“This time of year a big thunderstorm outbreak and torrential rains could certainly eliminate it in one event. The worst conditions we have are across the state right now is a D-1 drought, in the moderate category. If it gets worse than that it would take more than one event,” Small says. Some areas of the state got rainfall this weekend, but the forecast isn’t showing any extended changes in the amount of precipitation.

(Radio Iowa)

NWS forecast for Cass & surrounding counties in IA, 6/28/16

Weather

June 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Early this morning: Partly cloudy. Low in the lower 60s. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Today: Sunny. High in the lower 80s. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low in the upper 50s. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the southeast after midnight.
Wednesday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. High in the upper 70s. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Low in the lower 60s. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. High in the lower 80s.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High in the lower 80s.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Montgomery/Fremont/Page Counties

Weather

June 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

211 PM CDT MON JUN 27 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

WESTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…

NORTHEASTERN FREMONT COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…

NORTHWESTERN PAGE COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…

EASTERN MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…

* UNTIL 300 PM CDT

* AT 210 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE

EXTENDING FROM 5 MILES NORTHEAST OF EMERSON TO NEAR MALVERN…

MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

HAZARD…PING PONG BALL SIZE HAIL AND 60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…PEOPLE AND ANIMALS OUTDOORS WILL BE INJURED. EXPECT HAIL

DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING…WINDOWS AND VEHICLES. EXPECT

WIND DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

RED OAK…MALVERN…EMERSON…SILVER CITY…RANDOLPH…HASTINGS…

IMOGENE AND COBURG. THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…

HIGHWAY 34 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 14 AND 36.

HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 19 AND 37.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Mill & Pott. Counties

Weather

June 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

147 PM CDT MON JUN 27 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  CENTRAL MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA...
  SOUTH CENTRAL POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA...

* UNTIL 215 PM CDT

* AT 146 PM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM 6 MILES SOUTH OF TREYNOR TO 5 MILES NORTHEAST OF
  GLENWOOD...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 15 MPH.

  HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
           TO ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  GLENWOOD...MALVERN...EMERSON...SILVER CITY...HENDERSON...
  HASTINGS AND OLD TOWN PARK.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS...
 HIGHWAY 34 IN IOWA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 9 AND 23.
 HIGHWAY 59 IN IOWA NEAR MILE MARKER 31.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.