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Skyscan Forecast – Tuesday, 7/14/20

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July 14th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy-to-cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. High 85. S-NW @ 10-15.

Tonight: Scattered showers & thunderstorms. Low 66. N @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy w/a scatt. morning shwrs & tstorms possible. High 80. N @ 10-15.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High 87.

Friday: P/Cldy. High near 90.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 91. Our Low, 57. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 91 and Low 66. The Record High on this date was 112 in 1936, and the Record Low was 41 in 1967.

State seeing some areas of drought

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

July 13th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — The recent U-S Drought Monitor report shows abnormally dry conditions in about 35 percent of the state, with eight west-central counties classified as being in moderate drought. Iowa D-N-R analyst Tim Hall says the state remains in a contrast when it comes to water conditions. “You almost can draw a north-south line along Interstate 35. And to the west of the interstate in the last month — those areas have been short of rainfall. And on the east side of I-35, we’ve had excess rainfall,” Hall says.

The latest drought monitor graph.

While parts of the state are characterized as dry — Hall says there are two different ways to look at it. “In drought terminology we sometimes talk about an agricultural drought versus a hydrological drought,” he says. “And the agricultural drought comes much more quickly because those crops need moisture and they typically get it from the upper part of the soil profile.” The other type of drought impacts more long-term water needs. “For drinking water for groundwater. So, we’re concerned and we are watching it, but right now the impacts are primarily agricultural. But if things don’t improve, then we’ll start to see those impacts move into other parts of the system,” Hall says.

He says not all rain will help get rid of the dry conditions. Hall says we often get thunderstorms this time of year that dump big amounts of rain and that tends to run off the ground quickly, and is not as helpful to crops. He says a slow, steady rain would be the most helpful right now. Hall says the longer the drought continues, the more you have to worry about the time it takes to come out of it. “Drought conditions typically are a long time building up — they don’t come generally very quickly. And on the other side of the coin — to move a drought out of the state doesn’t come in one rainstorm — typically it takes a prolonged period of wet weather,” according to Hall.

Hall says the rains can also be sporadic this time of year and help one area agriculturally — while leaving another area still in need of rain.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area – Monday, 7/13/20

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July 13th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High around 90. S @ 10-15.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low near 70. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cloudy w/a scattered showers & thunderstorms possible. High 84. S-NW @ 5-10.

Wednesday: Mo. Cldy w/a chance of showers. High 82.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High around 87.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 88. Our Low, 57. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 87 and Low 65. The Record High on this date was 108 in 1936, and the Record Low was 44 in 1897.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 7/12/2020

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July 12th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Sunny, with a high near 85. Winds becoming north at around 5 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. Winds southeast around 5 mph after midnight.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 89. South wind 5-15 mph, with gusts to around 20.
Monday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 68. S-SE winds 10-20.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy w/a 60% chance of showers & thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. High near 84. S/SE @ 5-10 becoming N/NE Tue. afternoon.
Tuesday Night: A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low around 63.
Wednesday: A 20% chance of showers & thunderstorms through Noon;Partly sunny. High near 81.

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 88. Our Low this morning, 58. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 89 and Low 58. The Record High on this date was 106 in 1939, and the Record Low was 47 in 1895 & 1975.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area – Saturday, 7/10/20

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July 11th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: A chance of isolated showers this morning, otherwise partly cloudy. High 86. N @ 5-10.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low around 62.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 85. N @ 5-10.

Monday: P/Cldy. High 89.

Tuesday: P/Cldy w/isolated showers & thunderstorms. High near 90.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 91. We received .1″ rain here at the KJAN studios early this morning. Our Low was 60. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 85 and Low 56. The Record High on this date was 104 in 1936, and the Record Low was 43 in 1895.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: Friday, 7/10/20

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July 10th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; Partly cloudy. High 89. S @ 5-10.

Tonight: P/Cldy to cldy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms late. Low 68. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Cloudy to P/Cldy w/a chance of shwrs & tstrms in the morning. High 85. NW @ 5-10.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 86.

Monday: P/Cldy. High 89.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 84. Our Low this morning 57. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 88 and Low 61. The Record High on this date was 104 in 1930 & 1936, and the Record Low was 46 in 1895 & 1996.

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area: 7/9/2020

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July 9th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy to cloudy w/a (40%) chance of showers & thunderstorms. High 85. NW @ 5-10.

Tonight: P/Cldy to cldy w/a slight chance of shwrs & tstrms. Low 62. N @ 5.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 89. SE @ 5-10.

Saturday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/a (40%) chance of morning shwrs & tstrms. High 86.

Sunday: P/Cldy. High 88.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 93. Our Low this morning, 70. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 88 and Low 65. The Record High on this date was 104 in 1930, and the Record Low was 37 in 1985.

Heat Advisory for parts of the KJAN listening area today (7/8)

Weather

July 8th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Area Counties:  Dallas and Madison…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING

* WHAT…Heat index values from 100 to 105 expected.

* IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
under any circumstances. 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 stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. 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.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area – Wednesday, 7/8/20

Weather

July 8th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High 92. S @ 10-15.

Tonight: P/Cldy to cldy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. Low 72. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to cldy w/scatt. Shwrs & tstrms. High 87. Winds variable @ 5-10.

Friday: P/Cldy. High 89.

Saturday: P/Cldy w/scatt. Shwrs & tstrms. High 85.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 91. Our Low 68. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 87 and Low 66. The Record High on this date was 102 in 1937, and the Record Low was 42 in 1908.

Hottest day of the week expected Wednesday!

Weather

July 7th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Des Moines says the hottest day of the week for Iowa can be expected on Wednesday. Officials say temperatures in the 90’s with heat index values of 100º to 105º are likely. They recommend if you have to be outdoors for an extended period of time, take frequent breaks in the shade & drink plenty of fluids. The young and elderly and those with medical conditions should use extra caution outdoors.