Today: Patchy fog early, then partly cloudy, east winds 10 MPH, high near 94
Tonight: Partly cloudy, south winds 5-10 MPH, low around 70
Saturday: Partly cloudy, south winds 10 MPH, high near 98
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high around 100
Monday: Mostly sunny with a high near 102
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal weather forecasters predict the unusually hot dry weather that has gripped much of the nation will linger into fall, especially for the parched heartland. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s outlook for August through October shows that nearly every state likely will have hotter than normal temperatures. Much of the Midwest is likely to be drier than normal, too.
The forecast, issued Thursday, indicates a high probability for little rain for all or parts of 15 states for August. The region encompasses Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Iowa and the states generally surrounding them. The outlook improves a bit over three months, shrinking to just eight states. Above normal rainfall is forecast for New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah and parts of Nevada and southern California through October.
Today: Some patchy fog early, otherwise mostly sunny, northeast winds 10 MPH, high near 93
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with light and variable winds, low around 65
Friday: Some early fog, then mostly sunny, east winds 10 MPH, high near 93
Saturday: Partly cloudy with a high around 96
Sunday: Partly cloudy with a high near 97
The Iowa State Fire Marshal’s Office said today (Wednesday) three more southwest Iowa counties will be under a ban on open burning. The Burn Ban begins in Mills County at Noon today. in Page County, the ban takes effect at 8-a.m. Thursday, and in Audubon County, at Noon on Thursday. Outdoor burning is prohibited without a permit issued by your local fire chief or Emergency Management Office, until further notice. The bans are being implented due to the lack of rain and extremely dry conditions, which could result in explosive fire danger in grassy and timber areas. Those fires could result in substantial property damage and endanger lives. A Burn Ban went into effect in Montgomery County at 8-a.m. today.
Today: Partly cloudy with an isolated afternoon shower or storm, south winds 10-15 MPH, high near 97.
Tonight: Partly cloudy with an isolated shower or storm, light northeast winds, low around 73.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, northeast winds 5-10 MPH, high near 95.
Friday: Partly cloudy with a high around 97.
Saturday: Mostly sunny with a high near 98.
400 PM CDT TUE JUL 17 2012
…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY…
* TIMING…THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY COMBINED WILL IMPACT THE REGION
MAINLY IN THE MID AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS WEDNESDAY.
* TEMPERATURE…TEMPERATURES WILL APPROACH THE MID 90S ACROSS
THE SOUTH BY MIDDAY. EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON HEAT INDICES WILL
REACH 100 DEGREES AND HEAT INDICES WILL REACH 105 DEGREES BY
MID AFTERNOON AS HIGH TEMPERATURES REACH THE MID TO UPPER 90S.
* IMPACTS…THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH
HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT
ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE.
A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…WEAR LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING…
STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM…STAY OUT OF THE SUN…AND CHECK
UP ON RELATIVES… NEIGHBORS AND PETS.
TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS…IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN
POSSIBLE…RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR
EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT
TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK…THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND
HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS
IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY
HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE
IS AN EMERGENCY…CALL 9 1 1.
…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM CDT WEDNESDAY…
Montgomery County Emergency Management Coordinator Brian Hamman says a Burn Ban will be in effect for his County beginning at 8-a.m. Wed., July 18th, and until further notice. The ban was requested following a poll of fire department chiefs in the County, and approved by the State Fire Marshal’s Office. It means open burning is prohibited in Montgomery County. An application to your local fire chief can be obtained to allow a permit for an open burn if your local Fire Official believes it is safe to do so. After approval of the permit, several entities within Montgomery County are informed to lessen the danger of false alarms.
Hamman says “Due to excessive heat and little to no precipitation over the last few weeks, Montgomery County rural areas are extreme to critically dry. As a precaution to all residents in Montgomery County in this, “tinder box” condition, which is not only effecting Montgomery County but throughout the entire state.” Hamman says “This is a dangerous situation and we rely on the public to assist us in this ban. The conditions are extremely favorable for a fast moving wildland fire that can destroy property and be life threatening if uncontrolled. If adequate moisture is received, a revocation of the ban will be considered by all Montgomery County Fire Officials.” Hamman says also, that lit cigarettes should not be thrown from moving vehicles, residents should avoid using sky lanterns, and fireworks involving sparks or flames.
With the additional of Montgomery County, 31 counties in the State are currently prohibiting opening burning, due to the dry conditions, and extremely explosive fire danger possibility for grassland and crop acreages. Montgomery County is the only County in southwest Iowa to have instituted the ban, as of 5-p.m. Tuesday.
SKYSCAN FORECAST Tuesday July 17, 2012 Harvey Freese
Today: Sunny. SW @ 10-15. H 98.
Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Isolated Thunderstorms possible. L 72.
Wednesday: Sunny then Scattered Showers and Thunderstorms possible. H 98.
Thursday: Sunny. Isolated Thunderstorm possible. H 95.
Friday: Partly Cloudy. H 98.
SKYSCAN FORECAST Monday July 16, 2012 Harvey Freese
Today: Sunny. S @ 10-15 Gusting up to 20. H 98.
Tonight: Clear. L lower 70’s. S @ 5-10.
Tuesday: Sunny. Light SW winds. H 98.
Wednesday: Sunny. Isolated Thunderstorm possible. H 95.
Thursday: Partly Cloudy to Cloudy. Isolated Thunderstorm possible. H mid 90’s.
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. West wind around 5 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Northeast wind around 5 mph
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 94.
Sunday: Night Mostly clear, with a low around 70.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 96.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.