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Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Saturday, June 18, 2022


June 18th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny & humids. High 88. SE winds @ 10-15 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 71. SE @ 15.
Tomorrow: Sunny, hot & humid. High 92. S @ 10-20.
Monday: Sunny, hot & humid. High 94. S @ 15-25.
Tuesday: P/Cldy. High 89. SW @ 10-15.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 91. Our Low this morning, 67. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 88 and the Low was 64. The Record High on this date was 98 in 1910. The Record Low was 46 in 1974 & 2000.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Friday, June 17, 2022


June 17th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High near 89. E/NE winds @ 5-10 mph.
Tonight: P/Cldy. Low around 68. E @ 5.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 91. SE @ 10.
Sunday: P/Cldy. High 93.
Monday: P/Cldy. High 96.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 89. The Low was 62. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 102 and the Low was 69. The Record High was 102 in 1918 & 2021. The Record Low was 40, in 1974. (We will update any rainfall in our gauge after sunrise/before 6-a.m.)

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley, Thursday – 6/16/22


June 16th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High 88. Winds variable @ 5-10.

Tonight: P/Cldy to cldy w//isolated thundershowers. Low 65. N @ 5.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 88. NE @ 5-10.

Saturday: P/Cldy. High near 90.

Sunday: P/Cldy. High 93.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 77. Our Low this morning, 59. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 93 and the Low was 65. The Record High on this date was 103 in 1946. The Record Low was 42 in 1974.

NWS confirms EF-1 tornado strikes near Treynor, Tues. night

News, Weather

June 16th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

[Updated] (Omaha, NE)- National Weather Service survey teams out of Valley, NE., have finished assessing the damage from Tuesday nights’ storms. Officials say two tornadoes were reported. One occurred near Murdock, NE. The other near Treynor, IA.

The Intermittent tornado began at about 12:18-a.m. Wednesday approximately 3 miles south of Treynor and ended 3 miles southeast of Treynor. The tornado traveled mainly across crop and pastureland. It packed winds of up to 102 mph, and was 75 yards wide. The twister struck the Prairie Crossing Winery, destroying the event center. Peripheral damage occurred to trees and vines. The community of Treynor, including the Treynor Football Team, quickly organized, and within an hour, helped to clear the trees and debris from the property. Owner Doug Gray was appreciated of their efforts.

A cluster of supercell thunderstorms moved through the region Tuesday evening, June 14 2022 into the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 15th 2022. The storms produced widespread wind gusts of 75 to 115 mph, hail from 1 to 3 inches in diameter, and two EF1 tornadoes. Minor flooding was also reported in Omaha. The storms caused widespread tree damage, and some structural damage to homes and businesses.

See the details below…


Damage Surveys Begin in Pottawattamie County

News, Weather

June 15th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

[COUNCIL BLUFFS] – Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Coordinator Doug Reed said Wednesday, “Emergency Management personnel began local preliminary damage assessments today, focusing on the areas with initial publicly reported damages from the overnight severe storm system. Currently there are no significant public infrastructure damages reported and only limited reports of residential & business damages. The heaviest damages observed today were in south central Pottawattamie County which resulted in a total loss of a business.

Additional damages were observed in eastern Pottawattamie County, including Carson, Macedonia, and rural areas eastward toward Cass County. Those damages primarily consisted of residential properties that were affected by falling limbs, trees, or high winds. Currently, (63) structures have been impacted by the severe weather event along with a few parks & recreation areas receiving some form of tree damage, debris, or other related minor damages.”

“The important numbers right now,” Reed said, “are that there have been zero injuries or fatalities related to this storm event and nearly all utility outages have been restored. This nighttime tornado scenario is one of the ones that scares me the most; nearly everyone is home, and nearly everyone is asleep.” Reed reminds everyone that you need to have multiple ways to receive warning alerts. “Have a weather radio, sign up for our free emergency and weather alerts, and leave those device’s volumes turned on during the night – there’s simply no other solution.”

Damage reports from the public will be accepted over the next couple of days as officials continue to assess the overall impact and potential need for assistance. To report your damages and receive updates related to this severe weather event go to the Emergency Management Agency website at Your reports and pictures will be essential in assessing the overall impact to the  county.

Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals Reported at 7:00 am Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

June 15th, 2022 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  1.95″
  • 7 miles NNE of Atlantic  2.51″
  • 3 miles N of Atlantic  2.5″
  • Elk Horn  1.92″
  • Exira 2.55″
  • Anita  .56″
  • Avoca  1.85″
  • Oakland  2.33″
  • Audubon  2″
  • Guthrie Center  1.9″
  • Neola  2.23″
  • Manning  1.33″
  • Missouri Valley  1.37″
  • Logan  1.64″

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Wed., June 15, 2022


June 15th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy this morning w/scattered showers & thunderstorms: Becoming Partly Cloudy. High 83. NW @ 5-10.

Tonight: Fair to P/Cldy. Low 60. Winds light & variable.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 88. S @ 5-10.

Friday: P/Cldy. High 89.

Saturday: P/Cldy. High 91.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 96. Our Low was 66. We received 1.95” of rain at the KJAN studios last night. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 92 and the Low was 57. The Record High on this date was 99 in 1918. The Record Low was 40 in 1906 & 1969.

Severe Storms Blanket Pottawattamie County

News, Weather

June 15th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

[COUNCIL BLUFFS] – Severe Thunderstorms impacted Pottawattamie County early today (Wednesday). The system prompted destructive severe thunderstorm, tornado, and flash flood warnings. Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Coordinator Doug Reed said that as of 1:50 a.m., a some damages have been reported in various areas of the county ranging from shingles blown from roofs, tree limbs and small- to medium-size trees blown down, and some light structural damages. Localized areas have seen up to 2 inches of rain as of the same time and a continuing line of thunderstorms continue to approach the county. The storm also produced 75mph winds (measured) in the Council Bluffs area.

Reed says the concentration of preliminary damage reports was in the Carson area, and there were 1,277 properties without electricity in Council Bluffs, Carson, Macedonia, and rural Pottawattamie County. Emergency Management is requesting residents and proprietors report their residential and business damages at

As the storms finally pass sometime in the early morning hours and daylight breaks, many will be able to get their first look at their properties. Your reports and pictures will be essential in assessing the overall impact to the county. As always, be aware of your surroundings – don’t go near downed power lines and don’t drive through flooded streets.

As public reports are received on the emergency management website damage reporting portal and crews conduct some preliminary surveys after daybreak, any updates or further information will be provided on the emergency management agency website.

Storm reports from 6/14-15/2022


June 15th, 2022 by Ric Hanson


9:20-p.m.    1.25″ diameter hail (1/2 dollar size), in Henderson

10:34-p.m.   Penny-size hail 1 mile N/NW of Atlantic

10:35-p.m.   Pea-to-dime size hail at KJAN


12:10-a.m.   65 mph wind gust 4 miles NW of Silver City

12:12-a.m.   Power lines down and power outages reported in Glenwood.

12:16-a.m.   75 mph winds 5 miles E/NE of Council Bluffs (AWOS)

12:18-a.m.   Thunderstorm winds gusting to an estimated 90 mph in Silver City.

12:20-a.m.   Thunderstorm Wind Damage 4 miles E/SE of Council Bluffs: 1″ dia. tree limbs down; Shingles blown off roofs; 60 mph winds in Treynor

12:25-a.m.   3 miles S/SE of Treynor: 8-10 large trees snapped; significant damage to a home & outbuilding.

12:25-a.m.   6-inch diameter tree limb down, and blocking the road, 4-miles W/NW of Macedonia.

12:35-a.m.   Quarter-size hail reported in Macedonia.

12:35-a.m.   Thunderstorm wind damage 3 miles E. of Macedonia: Large trees down in the Wheeler Grove Township

12:40-a.m.   70 mph winds 6 miles W. of Elliott (EMA report)

12:40-a.m.   Power lines down in Carson; Structural damage to a business; Debris in the street.

12:54-a.m.   Thunderstorm wind damage in Griswold (large tree on a vehicle)

1:48-a.m.     Nickel- size hail 4 miles N/NE of Casey.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: Tue., June 14, 2022


June 14th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly-to Mostly Sunny and hot. High near 97. Heat index values as high as 104. S/SW @ 15-25 w/gusts to near 40 possible.  **HEAT ADVISORY until 7-p.m.**

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms developing late. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 72. S @ 10. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Tomorrow: Showers ending early. Becoming P/Cldy. High 86. Winds becoming N @ 10-15.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High 89.

Friday: P/Cldy. High near 90.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 100 (this beat the old record High of 96 set in 1987). Our Low this morning, 79. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 92 and the Low was 53. The Record High on this date was 97 in 1987. The Record Low was 41 in 1933.