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FEMA touts mobile app to Iowans as threats of severe weather rise

News, Weather

July 13th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Iowa’s seeing a lot of severe weather lately and the Federal Emergency Management Agency now has a free smart phone app to help people deal with it and to potentially save lives. FEMA spokeswoman Brenda Gustafson encourages Iowans to download the mobile app, which includes severe weather alerts.  “There are several different scenarios that are in there to give you what to prepare for, what to do if that disaster actually happens and then what to do afterwards,” Gustafson says. Once you plug in some basic information, the app can be exceptionally helpful in emergency situations.

“The nice thing about this is you can get up to five different counties or areas in the United States,” she says. The FEMA app is free and can be downloaded in your mobile app store.  “Being prepared is what helps save lives in disasters,” Gustafson says. “The more prepared you are, the better for your family, includng your pets.” The app includes information about how to receive federal disaster assistance. It’s also available in Spanish.

(Radio Iowa)

Hazardous Weather Outlook for the KJAN listening area (7/13/16)

Weather

July 13th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR and RINGGOLD COUNTIES:

STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TODAY AND THIS EVENING. DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL WILL BE POSSIBLE. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL OCCUR NEAR THE STRONGEST THUNDERSTORMS. ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE FRIDAY AND THIS WEEKEND.

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING.

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE COUNTIES:

THERE WILL BE A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE AREA THIS
MORNING AND AGAIN BY MID TO LATE AFTERNOON AS A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE AREA. A FEW SEVERE STORMS ARE POSSIBLE WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS THE PRIMARY HAZARDS.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: 7/13/16

Weather

July 13th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. South wind 6 to 8 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. West wind 3 to 8 mph.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 84. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. North northeast wind 5 to 7 mph.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 85. Our Low this morning was 65. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 91 and the low was 67. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 108 in 1936. The Record Low was 44 in 1897.

Local Rainfall Totals Ending at 7:00 am on Tuesday, July 12

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

July 12th, 2016 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  1.25″
  • Massena  1.04″
  • Missouri Valley  2.19″
  • Logan  1.77″
  • Woodbine  1.15″
  • New Market  1.4″
  • Irwin  1.27″
  • Oakland  1.5″
  • Avoca  1.4″
  • Neola  2″
  • Villisca  1.4″
  • Clarinda  1.28
  • Shenandoah  1.1″

Skyscan forecast & weather data (including rainfall) – for Atlantic: 7/12/16

Weather

July 12th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly Cloudy. High 88. Variable breeze @ 5-10mph.

Tonight: P/Cldy to Cloudy scattered showers & thunderstorms. Low 70. SE @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. High 88. SE @ 10-15.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High 83.

Friday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/isolated showers. High around 81.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 90. Our Low this morning thru 5-a.m., was 64. We received 1.25” of rain overnight through early this morning. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 80 and the low was 67. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 104 in 1936. The Record Low was 43 in 1895.

KJAN listening area weather forecast: 7/12/16

Weather

July 12th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

337 AM CDT TUE JUL 12 2016

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. COOLER. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 50 PERCENT.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW AROUND 70. SOUTH WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

THURSDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH AROUND 80.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch #372 will expire at 11-p.m.

Weather

July 11th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL ALLOW SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 372 TO EXPIRE AT 11 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN IOWA THIS ALLOWS TO EXPIRE THE WATCH FOR AUDUBON CALHOUN CARROLL CRAWFORD GREENE SAC COUNTIES.

 

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH #373 HAS EXPIRED

Weather

July 11th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 373

NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK

1003 PM CDT MON JUL 11 2016

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 373 IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. THE WATCH HAD COVERED HARRISON MONONA POTTAWATTAMIE and SHELBY COUNTIES.

 

Special Weather Statement: Audubon/Cass/Adair Counties

Weather

July 11th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

GUTHRIE IA-AUDUBON IA-CASS IA-CARROLL IA-ADAIR IA-GREENE IA

945 PM CDT MON JUL 11 2016

…LINE OF STORMS MAY PRODUCE WIND GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH…

AT 944 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING STRONG  THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR COON RAPIDS TO 8 MILES NORTHEAST OF ATLANTIC. MOVEMENT WAS EAST AT 40 MPH. WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

AUDUBON…GUTHRIE CENTER…COON RAPIDS…LAKE PANORAMA…ANITA… EXIRA…ADAIR…ELK HORN…BAYARD…CASEY…KIMBALLTON…BAGLEY… DEDHAM…YALE…BRAYTON…SPRINGBROOK STATE PARK AND AUDUBON COUNTY AIRPORT.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT FOR WEST CENTRAL IOWA.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch #372 extended & now includes Audubon County

Weather

July 11th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 372 REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING AREA COUNTIES: AUDUBON CARROLL CRAWFORD SAC.