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Shelby County Fire Danger upgraded to “HIGH”

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

October 13th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Shelby County Emergency Management officials today (Thursday), upgraded the County Fire Danger Index to “High.” Precipitation at the start of the week had caused the field and grassland fire danger to be reduced to “Moderate,” but now, with the killing frost and drying conditions increasing rapidly, the potential is increasing for any controlled burns to spread rapidly out of control.

High Fire DangerWhen the Fire Danger rating is “High,” burning of any kind is restricted in Shelby County unless approval is received from local Fire Chief. Controlled burns that are not reported will result in Fire Department being dispatched, and Fires extinguished if determined to be un-safe. Please call 712-755-2124 with questions

Gov’t says colder weather will boost winter heating bills

News, Weather

October 13th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Expect to pay more to heat your home this winter than you spent last year. That’s the message from government analysts who sifted through forecasts for a colder winter and slightly higher energy prices. The Energy Department said today (Thursday) that household bills from October through March are likely to be higher for all four main heating fuels – natural gas, electricity, heating oil, and propane.

Consumers got a break last winter, when temperatures were mild. Government meteorologists are expecting a colder winter this time in the Northeast, Midwest and South.

Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals ending at 7:00 am on October 13

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

October 13th, 2016 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .06″
  • Logan  .04″
  • Council Bluffs  .03″
  • Creston  .04″
  • Shenandoah  .06″
  • Carroll  .06″
  • Red Oak  .03″
  • Denison  .09″
  • Clarinda  .11″
  • Glenwood  .03″

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 10/13/16

Weather

October 13th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Area of fog this morning; Mostly Sunny. High 59. S @ 10.
Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 38. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy.  High 68. S @ 10-15.

Saturday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scattered afternoon showers. High 75.

Sunday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/isolated morning showers. High 70.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 54. We received .06” of an inch of rain. Our 24-hour Low (ending at 7-a.m. today) was 28.  Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 75 and the low was 37. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 88 in 1975. The Record Low was 15 in 1907.

NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area, 10/13/16

Weather

October 13th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Early This Morning: Clear…colder. Widespread frost. Light wind.

Today: Sunny. Widespread frost through mid morning. High in the upper 50s. South wind near 10 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Not as cool. Low in the lower 40s. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Warmer. High in the upper 60s. South wind 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. Warmer. Low around 60. South wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Saturday: Cloudy. A slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning…then a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High in the lower 70s. South wind around 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

Sunday: Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. High in the upper 70s. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

Freeze Warning in effect through late this (Thursday) morning – 10/13/16

Weather

October 13th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

349 AM CDT THU OCT 13 2016

A FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THIS MORNING (10-am for the far west/southwest counties, 9-a.m for the remainder of the KJAN listening area).

* TEMPERATURE…26 TO 32. A FEW URBAN AREAS MAY REMAIN ABOVE 32. HOWEVER FROST IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER THE AREA.

* IMPACTS…IN ADDITION TO THE FREEZING TEMPERATURES…WIDESPREAD FROST WILL OCCUR. SENSITIVE VEGETATION WILL NOT SURVIVE IF LEFT UNPROTECTED. THE FREEZING TEMPERATURES THIS MORNING WILL END THE GROWING SEASON FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL IOWA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 10/12/16

Weather

October 12th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy w/scattered showers. High 52. NW @ 15-30.
Tonight: Clear w/widespread frost. Low 26. (Freeze Warning overnight).

Tomorrow: Mo. Sunny. High 60. S @ 5-10.

Friday: P/Cldy. High 68. S @ 5-10.
Saturday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scattered showers. High 72.

 Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 77. Our 24-hour Low (ending at 7-a.m. today) was 46.  Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 72 and the low was 36. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 90 in 1899. The Record Low was 17 in 1908.

FREEZE Warning expanded to west central/central Iowa

Weather

October 12th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM CDT THURSDAY

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES EXPANDED A FREEZE
WARNING FOR THE KJAN LISTENING AREA. THE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM CDT THURSDAY FOR SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD COUNTIES, AND FROM 1-AM UNTIL 10-AM THURSDAY FOR MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT- PAGE COUNTIES.

* TEMPERATURE…26 TO 32.

Freeze Warning for Counties in purple, Frost Advisory for those in light blue.

Freeze Warning for Counties in purple, Frost Advisory for those in light blue.

A FEW URBAN AREAS INCLUDING THE DES MOINES METRO MAY REMAIN ABOVE 32 HOWEVER FROST WILL OCCUR.

* IMPACTS…IN ADDITION TO THE FREEZING TEMPERATURES WIDESPREAD
FROST WILL OCCUR. SENSITIVE VEGETATION WILL NOT SURVIVE IF LEFT
UNPROTECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

Freeze Warning for western/southwest IA Thursday morning

Weather

October 12th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT- PAGE COUNTIES; 334 AM CDT WED OCT 12 2016

A FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 10 AM CDT THURSDAY

Freeze Warning for Counties in purple, Thursday

Freeze Warning for Counties in purple, Thursday

* TEMPERATURE…WIDESPREAD TEMPERATURES OF 32 DEGREES OR COLDER ARE LIKELY ACROSS THE AREA. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA AND NORTHWEST IOWA… WHERE TEMPERATURES MAY FALL INTO THE MID TO UPPER 20S. TEMPERATURES MAY FALL BELOW FREEZING FOR SEVERAL HOURS.

* IMPACTS…THIS WOULD BE THE FIRST FREEZE OF AUTUMN IN MANY LOCATIONS…AND WOULD MARK THE END OF THE GROWING SEASON FOR CROPS AND SENSITIVE VEGETATION. .

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals ending at 7:00 am on October 11

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

October 11th, 2016 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .04″
  • Red Oak  .09″
  • Clarinda  .75″
  • Glenwood  .08″
  • Missouri Valley  .13″
  • Neola  .1″
  • Logan  .08″
  • Council Bluffs  .39″
  • Creston  .39″
  • New Market  .42″
  • Bedford  .6″
  • Shenandoah  .3″