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NWS warns “Rapid onset drought” conditions may develop quickly

News, Weather

July 15th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

(Omaha, NE) – Officials with the National Weather Service warn, that with the heat and dry weather, “rapid onset drought” conditions may develop quickly in parts of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. Expect the hot weather conditions to continue for about the next two weeks.

Heat Advisory for parts of southwest Iowa this afternoon

Weather

July 15th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Pottawattamie-Mills-Fremont-Page Counties

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING

* WHAT…Heat index values up 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 Nishna Valley, Friday – July 15, 2022

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July 15th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High 94. SW wind @ 10-20 mph becoming NW this afternoon

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 68. N @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy w/scattered late day showers & thunderstorms. High around 90. E @ 10.

Sunday: A chance of shwrs/tstrms in the morning; P/Cldy. High 92.

Monday: P/Cldy. High 94.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 90. Our Low was 65. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 86 and the Low was 57. The Record High on this date was 110 in 1936. The Record Low was 42 in 1930.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Thursday, July 14, 2022

Weather

July 14th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High 92. SE wind @ 10-15 mph.

Tonight: P/Cldy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms developing late. Low 72. S @ 10.

Tomorrow: Showers & thunderstorms ending; P/Cldy. High 94. SW @ 10-20 shifting to the North, late.

Saturday: P/Cldy w/late day showers and thunderstorms. High around 92.

Sunday: P/Cldy w/scattered showers and thunderstorms early. High near 92.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 88. Our Low was 58. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 86 and the Low was 67. The Record High on this date was 112 in 1936. The Record Low was 41 in 1967.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley, Wed., July 13, 2022

Weather

July 13th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly Sunny, with a high 88. SE wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Fair to partly cloudy. Low 65. SE @ 5.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High near 90. S @ 10-15.

Friday: P/Cldy w/a chance of morning showers and thunderstorms. High around 92.

Saturday: P/Cldy w/scattered showers and thunderstorms. High near 92.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 85. Our Low this morning, 57. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 83 and the Low was 56. The Record High was 108 in 1936, and the Record Low was 44, in 1897.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley, Tue., July 12, 2022

Weather

July 12th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Sunny, with a high near 85. Northwest wind 5 to 11 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 60. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High near 90. South wind 5 to 13 mph.

Friday: P/Cldy w/a chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 92.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 85. Our Low this morning, 59. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 82 and the Low was 54. The Record High on this date was 106 in 1939. The Record Low was 47 in 1895 & 1975.

Hotter, drier weather likely ahead for Iowa into August

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

July 11th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – The long-range forecasts are calling for hot and dry conditions to persist likely into August for Iowa and the rest of the Missouri River basin. Meteorologist Doug Kluck, the climate services director for the Central Region of the National Weather Service, says the outlook for the next month shows plenty of summertime heat for much of the nation’s midsection.

“Above-normal temperatures are going to be prevalent, Texas up through the Central Plains, really the whole probability extends all the way up to Canada,” Kluck says, “but the strongest and probably the warmest and the biggest anomalies are going to be to the Central and Southern Plains.” While large sections of Iowa have seen a few plentiful rain showers in recent days, Kluck says less precipitation is expected going forward over the next month.

“Precipitation outlook, not a strong forecast here,” Kluck says, “but below normal for the Southern and Central Plains, Lower Basin, Missouri Basin, and then equal chances elsewhere for the most part.” He says the forecast models point to a slightly-elevated chance for below-normal precipitation for Iowa and the region. The U-S Army Corps of Engineers is predicting runoff into the Missouri River system will be far below-normal through the end of the year.

This morning’s powerful storm *may* have been Iowa’s 2nd derecho in 2 weeks

News, Weather

July 11th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – A fast-moving storm system caused scattered wind damage and knocked the power offline in several cities early this (Monday) morning across western, central and eastern Iowa. National Weather Service meteorologist Roger Vachalek says it’s still unclear if this powerful system, moving at speeds up to 55 miles an hour, constituted yet another derecho. “We did have wind damage, as you mentioned, but it may not be strong enough to be classified as that,” Vachalek says. “We’ll have to take a look and see how how long the path length was later today, but as you did mentioned, some significant winds across the state and even in parts of Nebraska overnight as well.”

The strongest winds in the storm were reported in western Iowa’s Carroll County. “We had a wind gust there of 79 miles per hour, three miles or so west-southwest of Glidden,” Vachalek says, “and also 70 mile per hour wind gusts in Monona County at Soldier, and then some mid to upper 60 gusts right to basically from Boone west over toward Carroll.”

Damage, mostly to trees, is also reported in communities including: Ames, Denison, Jefferson, Zearing, Grand Junction and Riverside. Last Tuesday, Iowa had its third derecho in three years, with winds that caused damage across parts of northern and eastern Iowa. It followed even-more-damaging derechos in August of 2020 and in December of 2021.

Severe storms track through parts of western/central Iowa Monday morning

Weather

July 11th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 8:53-a.m.) Severe thunderstorms that formed overnight in Nebraska, crossed into western Iowa early this (Monday) morning, bringing straight-line winds as high as 79 mph at some locations. Those winds caused large tree limbs to fall across Highway 59 near Denison, in Crawford County, and power lines to snap. A storm damage/incident report from the National Weather Service shows a 70-mile-per-hour just of wind caused a 12-inch diameter tree branch to crash through a window in Soldier, in Monona County. Winds averaging 65-70 mph were reported in Carroll and Crawford County, and a 79 mph gust was recorded southwest of Glidden.

As the storms continued eastward, they brought in excess of 65 mph winds to Jefferson, which caused numerous tree limbs to break and power outages. Significant damage was reported at the Spring Lake camping area near Jefferson. And, a large metal canopy over gas pumps at an abandoned gas station in Jefferson partially collapsed during the storm, and a grain bin partially collapsed near 130th Street and O Avenue, west of Paton, in Greene Couty.  Large tree limbs were also reported down west of Ames, as winds gusted up to 58 mph. Trees a big as 18-inches in diameter fell in Zearing.

In eastern Nebraska, winds gusted from 58 to as much as 78 mph. There are no reports of injuries.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley, Monday July 11, 2022

Weather

July 11th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Showers & thunderstorms ending; Becoming Partly cloudy. High 85. NW @ 10-15.
Tonight: Fair to P/Cldy. Low around 58. Northwest wind 10-15.
Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, with a high near 85. NW @ 5-10 w/some gusts to near 20 possible.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 87.
Thursday: P/Cldy. High near 89.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 87. The Low was 70. (Rainfall will be updated soon). Last year on this date (July 11), the High in Atlantic was 79 and the Low was 53. The Record High was 104 in 1936. The Record Low was 43 in 1895.