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Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Friday, July 22, 2022

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July 22nd, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy w/a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7am. High around 95. SW @ 10-15. Heat index values as high as 100.
Tonight: P/Cldy. Low around 75. South wind 5.
Tomorrow: **HEAT ADVISORY Saturday afternoon and evening** P/Cldy to cloudy & breezy, w/a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. High 100. Heat index values as high as 103. SW @ 15-25 mph.
Sunday: A slight chance of showers & thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a High of 86.
Monday: P/Cldy to cloudy w/a chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 84.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 91. The Low was 63. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 84 and the Low was 69. The Record High on this date was 109 in 1901. The Record Low was 45 in 1956.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Thursday, July 21, 2022

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July 21st, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High 93. S @ 10-15 mph.
Tonight: P/Cldy w/isolated showers & thunderstorms possible, late. Low 70. S @ 5.
Tomorrow: Isolated morning shwrs & tstrms; P/Cldy. High 95. SW 10.
Saturday: P/Cldy w/late day tstrms. High 98.
Sunday: Mo.Cldy w/scattered shwrs/tstrms. High 86.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 89. The Low was 58. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 85 and the Low was 57. The Record High on this date was 107 in 1934. The Record Low was 44 in 1894.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley, Wed., July 20, 2022

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July 20th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High near 90. NW-SW @ 10-15 mph.
Tonight: Fair to P/Cldy. Low 67. SW @ 5.
Tomorrow: Mo. Sunny. High 93. SW @ 10-15.
Friday: Cldy to P/Cldy w/isolated [early] showers & thunderstorms. High 95.
Saturday: P/Cldy w/isolated late shwrs & tstrms. High 98.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 92. The Low was 62. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 85 and the Low was 56. The Record High on this date was 109 in 1934. The Record Low was 44 in 1953.

Rainfall deficit approaching an inch in many parts of Iowa

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

July 19th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – The latest Iowa crop and weather report from the U-S-D-A suggests drought conditions will expand in northwest Iowa this week. The U.S. Drought Monitor’s measurements last Tuesday indicated parts of Plymouth, Cherokee and Woodbury Counties were in extreme drought and much of northwest Iowa were classified as in severe or moderate drought. The state climatologist says while there were heavy rains in northeast Iowa last week, the remainder of the state was drier than normal and the rainfall deficit is approaching an inch in many areas.

Weekly rainfall was just a hundredth of an inch at several reporting stations in northwest and southwest Iowa. The U-S-D-A rates 81 percent of Iowa’s corn crop in good or excellent condition, while just over three quarters of Iowa soybeans have a condition rating of good or excellent.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley – Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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July 19th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High 95. SW winds @ 10-20mph becoming NW, late.
Tonight: Fair to P/Cldy. Low around 68. NW @ 10.
Tomorrow: Mo. Sunny, with a high near 90. NW-S @ 5-10.
Thursday: P/Cldy. High 93.
Friday: P/Cldy. High near 95.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 88. The Low was 61. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 86 and the Low was 58. The Record High on this date was 110 in 1934. The Record Low was 47 in 1891 & 1947.

Cooling Stations Open in Cass County

News, Weather

July 18th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

(Cass County, Iowa – 7/18/2022) – Cass County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Kennon reports, that with excessive heat expected to persist through this workweek, facilities in Cass County have opened their doors to people who need a break from the extreme heat.

  • In Atlantic, the Nishna Valley YMCA at 1100 Maple Street is open from 4:30am to 8:30pm Monday thru Thursday and 4:30am to 6:30pm on Friday.
  • Libraries throughout Cass County will also be available as cooling stations during their regular operating hours.

The National Weather Service has indicated that we are heading into a stretch of very hot and humid conditions for the region. Heat index values could approach 95 to 105 degrees on Tuesday. Kennon says he would like to thank the YMCA and area libraries for providing this important service.

”Drink plenty of fluids, avoid strenuous outdoor activity during the heat of the day and check on relatives, neighbors, the elderly and pets.  Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.  Heat stroke is an emergency…call 9-1-1.”

Public meetings to address statewide drought plan

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

July 18th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES – As part of an effort to develop a statewide drought preparedness plan, the Iowa DNR and partners will host three of four public stakeholder meetings this week, and a virtual meeting in August to gather ideas and input. DNR’s coordinator of hydrology resources Tim Hall says  “Iowa has been through significant droughts in 1988, 2012 and 2021. While the state responded well to those events, a statewide drought plan would allow for better coordination between agencies, better communication, and improved response.”

A number of state agencies have come together to develop such a drought plan for Iowa, including the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. An important part of drought planning efforts is the collection of ideas and experiences from Iowans. To gather information, the agencies will host a series of public stakeholder meetings. A meeting was held July 6th, in Iowa Falls, and another is set for July 21st, in Cedar Rapids.

An Online-only meeting will be held 9-a.m. Aug. 3rd. Details on the virtual session will be released closer to the meeting date. In western Iowa, the drought plan meetings will be held in:

Monthly reports on drought conditions in Iowa can be found in the Water Summary Update.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley – Monday, July 18, 2022

Weather

July 18th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High 92. SW winds @ 10-20 mph.
Tonight: Fair to partly cloudy. Low around 70. S @ 5-10.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High near 95. SW-NW @ 10-20.
Wednesday: Mo. Sunny. High near 90.
Thursday: P/Cldy. High 92.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 88. Our Low this morning, 60. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 85 and the Low was 57. The Record High on this date was 107 in 1936. The Record Low was 44 in 1953.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley – Sunday, July 17, 2022

Weather

July 17th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 84. Northeast wind 3 to 7 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. North northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Tomorrow: Sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 95. Breezy.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 90. Breezy.

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 79. Our Low this morning, 69. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 83 and the Low was 57. The Record High on this date was 109 in 1926. The Record Low was 45 in 1911.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Saturday, July 16, 2022

Weather

July 16th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy. High 84. NE @ 10 mph.

Tonight: Cldy w/a 10% chance of rain. Low 68. NE @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Cldy in the morning w/clearing skies during the day. High 87. NE @ 10.

Monday: Sunny. High 91.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny & hot. High around 100. SW @ 10-20mph.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 92. Our Low this morning, 73. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 83 and the Low was 59. The Record High on this date was 109 in 1936. The Record Low was 45 in 1906.