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Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 7/28/20

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July 28th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly-to-Mostly Sunny. High 87. Wind SW @ 10 mph.

Tonight: Fair to Partly Cloudy. Low 64. Winds light & variable.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy w/a 40% chance of afternoon showers. High 85. SE @ 10.

Thursday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/a 40% chance of showers. High 83.

Friday: P/Cldy. High 85.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 89. Our Low this morning 57. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 82 and Low 61. The Record High on this date was 105 in 1935, and the Record Low was 43 in 2013.

 

Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals at 7:00 am on Monday, July 27, 2020

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

July 27th, 2020 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .23″
  • 7 miles NNE of Atlantic  .06″
  • 5 miles SW of Atlantic, 1.21″
  • Anita  .92″
  • Massena  .59″
  • Bridgewater  1.8″
  • Audubon  .59″
  • Bedford 1.51″
  • NE of Creston, 2.35″; 2 miles SW of Creston, 1.8″
  • Oakland  1.61″
  • Villisca  .71″
  • Corning  1.58″
  • Greenfield, 1.2″
  • Guthrie Center  .6″
  • Manning  .08″
  • Clarinda  1.26″
  • Shenandoah  .25″

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area – Monday, 7/27/20

Weather

July 27th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Cloudy w/light rain or drizzle ending this morning; Becoming Partly cloudy. High 87. N @ 10.

Tonight: Fair to Partly cloudy. Low 60. Winds light & variable.

Tomorrow: P/Cdy. High 85. Winds variable @ 5-10.

Wednesday: P/Cldy w/a chance of afternoon showers. High 85.

Thursday: A chance of showers. High 83.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 80. Our Low this morning 71. We received .23” Sunday into early this morning. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 87 and Low 69. The Record High on this date was 105 in 1930, and the Record Low was 41 in 2013.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 7/26/20

Weather

July 26th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly sunny, w/a 60% chance of showers & thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. High near 90. Heat index values as high as 103. Winds SW @ 10-20 mph. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tonight: Cloudy w/a70% chance of showers & thunderstorms thru midnight. Low around 65. W-N @ 5-10.  New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Monday: A slight chance of showers & thunderstorms until about 7am, otherwise mostly sunny. High near 83. N/NE @ 5-10.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 86. SW @ 5-10 in the afternoon.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 85.

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 93. Our Low this morning, 76. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 85 and the Low was 67. The Record High on this date, was 109 in 1936, and the Record Low was 43 in 1962.

Hazardous Weather Outlook for Cass & area Counties: 7/26/20

Weather

July 26th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today and tonight: Hot and humid conditions are expected to persist today, mainly across the southern half of the state with highest heat index values of 100 to 105.

Thunderstorms are also expected today into tonight, moving generally from north to south across the state. There is a marginal risk of severe thunderstorms across much of central Iowa with the main concern from strong to damaging thunderstorm winds. Locally heavy rainfall is also possible.

Monday through Saturday: Some isolated thunderstorms are expected late in the work week across Iowa. The severe threat appears low at this time.

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area: 7/25/20

Weather

July 25th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. HEAT ADVISORY from Noon until 8-p.m. Heat index values as high as 102. South wind 10-20 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy w/a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am. Low around 74. South wind 10-20 mph.
Sunday: An 80% chance of showers & thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. High near 90. Heat index values as high as 102. S/SW @ 10-20 mph. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 65. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Monday: A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm; otherwise Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. N/NE @ 5-10 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 85.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 92. Our Low this morning, 72.  Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 79 and the Low was 63. The Record High (also the ALL-Time Record High in Atlantic) on this date, was 117 in 1936, and the Record Low was 44 in 1894.

Heat Advisory for all of Iowa today (7/25)

News, Weather

July 25th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service has issued a HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING for the entire State of Iowa. Expect a heat index of up to 105 degrees.

* IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke 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.

Dry conditions worsen, 15 Iowa counties now in severe drought

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

July 24th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – A new map from the National Drought Mitigation Center shows dry conditions worsening in western and central Iowa. State climatologist Justin Glisan says 15 counties are now in what’s considered severe drought. “Over the last 30 to 45 days, we’ve seen a dwindling rainfall, especially across west-central Iowa,” Glisan says. “If we go back four to six months, we actually see precipitation deficits in the range of eight to 12 inches, so we’ve been dry, especially across western Iowa.”

Glisan says he’s constantly asked about when and if any significant rainfall is coming to Iowa. “The forecast models just have been off for some reason,” Glisan says. “When we expect rain out of Nebraska, it comes toward western Iowa and you can watch it on radar, it just sort of vanishes. Because of those dry conditions, there’s not enough moisture at the surface to really pop those storms up.” Glisan says he remains hopeful the situation may change soon.”If we look at our outlooks moving into next week, it looks like we’re starting to turn down the temperature dial,” he says, “and along with that, we’re trending towards near-normal rainfall moving into the first of August.”

A very hot weekend is ahead but the forecast calls for the chance of rain Sunday night, moving into Monday. Severe drought is shown in part or all of these 15 counties: Adair, Audubon, Boone, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Dallas, Greene, Guthrie, Madison, Polk, Sac, Shelby, Story and Webster.

Tips to avoid heat stroke with another steamy weekend ahead

News, Weather

July 24th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – Another sweltering July weekend is in the forecast, as high temperatures tomorrow (Saturday) across Iowa are expected to climb into the low- to mid-90s with heat indices returning to the triple digits. Mark Mintun, an emergency medical staffer at Van Diest Medical Center in Webster City, says if you’re planning on being active and outside, you must push fluids “It’s all about hydration,” Mintun says. “You should start in the morning when it’s still cool out. You should be drinking water, sports drinks, Pedialyte, whatever you like the best or think works the best. If you work outside, you really have to be proactive and start drinking early in the morning and drink every time you think of it.”

Without taking precautions and staying well hydrated in this heat, Mintun says you could be facing a very unpleasant road. “Heat exhaustion, you’ll get kind of dizzy, you’ll sweat a ton, your skin will feel cool and clammy even though your body is hot,” Mintun says. “Your heart will be going fast and you’ll start to get some muscle cramps. Heat stroke, things get a lot worse. You’ll get a severe headache, you don’t sweat any more, again a fast heart rate and you’ll feel very faint. You may even pass out.”

If you don’t pay attention to the warning signs, Mintun says your condition can quickly go from bad to worse. “Heat exhaustion can transition very rapidly to heat stroke,” Mintun says. “Once you start getting cramps and sweating bad and just feeling overall horrible, you have to get to a cool area, you have to hydrate. If that’s not working, you’re probably going to have to seek emergency medical attention.” Other tips for beating the heat include: wear plenty of sunscreen, wear light-colored, light-weight clothing — and a hat — and take frequent breaks in the shade or indoors. Keep up with the latest forecast at weather-dot-gov.

ELEVATED HEAT INDICIES EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON (7/24)

Weather

July 24th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Area counties: Sac-Crawford-Carroll-Audubon-Guthrie-Dallas-Cass-Adair-Madison-Adams-Union-Taylor-Ringgold

Warm-humid air will continue to push into western and central Iowa this afternoon. Air temperatures are forecast to reach the lower 90s, with dewpoint temperatures in the low to mid 70s. This combination will result in heat index values in excess of 100 degrees, with a few localized spots possibly reaching 105 degrees for a brief period this afternoon. Warmest conditions will occur between 1-4 P.M. Limit outdoor activities if possible today. If you must be outside, take frequent breaks, and remain properly hydrated.