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Skyscan Forecast 07/04/2022

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July 4th, 2022 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast  Monday, July 4, 2022  Dan Hicks
Happy Independence Day
*Heat Advisory in place through Tuesday night.*

Today: Showers and thunderstorms ending in the morning. Becoming partly cloudy. S @ 15-25. High 90.

Tonight: Fair to partly cloudy. S @ 5-10. Low 74.

Tuesday: Partly to mostly sunny. SW @ 10-15. High 98.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. SSW @ 5. Low 74.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. A few isolated showers and thunderstorms. High 90.

Thursday: Partly cloudy to cloudy. Scattered showers and t’storms. High 88.

Yesterday’s high was 87. Last night’s low was 64. This day last year the high was 87 and the low was 66. The all-time record high was 111 set in 1936 and the record low was 41 in 1967. Sunrise is 5:51 a.m. and sunset will be 8:57 p.m.

Heat Advisory in effect Monday afternoon through Tuesday night

Weather

July 3rd, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Area Counties: Sac-Crawford-Carroll-Audubon-Guthrie-Dallas-Polk-Cass- Adair-Madison-Adams-Union-Taylor-RinggoldHEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM MONDAY TO 8 PM CDT TUESDAY

* WHAT…Heat index values to near or above 105 expected.

Area Counties: Monona-Harrison-Shelby-Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont-Page

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON MONDAY TO 7 PM CDT TUESDAY...

* WHAT…Heat index values up to 108 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: Sunday, July 3rd, 2022

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July 3rd, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Light southeast wind becoming south southeast 8 to 13 mph in the morning.

Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 6 to 11 mph. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Independence Day: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 102. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly clear, with a low around 74. Breezy, with a south wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Sunny and hot, with a high near 97. South southwest wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 83. The Low was 59. Last year on this date (July 3), the High in Atlantic was 88 and the Low was 62. The Record High was 107 in 1936, and the Record Low was 43 in 1967 & 1968.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Saturday, July 2nd, 2022

Weather

July 2nd, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High 83. S @ 10.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 65. S @ 10

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy & humid, w/a slight chance of showers & thunderstorm. High 80. S @ 10-15.

Monday (Independence Day): P/Cldy w/a slight chance of showers & thunderstorms. High 95. S @ 10-20.

Tuesday: A slight chance of thunderstorms, otherwise mostly sunny. High 94. S @ 10-15.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 79. Our Low was 55. Rainfall on Friday amounted to .34″ at KJAN.  Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 89 and the Low was 60. The Record High on this date was 102 in 1911. The Record Low was 45 in 1924 & 1959.

June 2022 Weather Data for Atlantic

Weather

July 1st, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Weather data compiled at the KJAN Studios for the month of June, show we were a little warmer than normal temperature-wise, but below normal for rainfall, despite two days when we received over 1.5-inches of rain. The average High last month was 85 (two-degrees above normal). The average Low was 61 (also two-degrees above normal). Rainfall amounted to 3.9 inches, as compared to the normal 4.98-inches. We had two significant, separate hail events, on the 7th and 14th.

The hottest June day was on the 13, when we reached 100 degrees. Looking at the norms for July, the High averages 86, the Low 63, and rainfall typically totals just under 5-inches (4.62″). We’ll let you know how the actual numbers fared for July, on August 1st.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Friday, July 1, 2022

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July 1st, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy to cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms this morning. High 82. N @ 10.

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

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. High 84. SE @ 10-15.

Sunday: P/Cldy. High 86.

Monday (Independence Day): Morning showers & tstrms, otherwise P/Cldy. High 89.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 90. Our Low was 70. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 87 and the Low was 58. The Record High on this date was 104 in 1938. The Record Low was 45 in 1930, 1951 & 1995.

Peak tornado season is ending, but Iowans shouldn’t let down their guard

News, Weather

June 30th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – Peak tornado season in Iowa usually runs from early April through the end of June, and even though this is the final day of the season, Iowans are warned to stay vigilant. Meteorologist Mike Fowl, at the National Weather Service in Johnston, says it was a busy season, to a degree. “The preliminary statistics that we have across the state, a very active March and April period where we had 28 tornadoes reported in those two months,” Fowl says. “Fifteen of those occurred on March 5th, that was the big outbreak that we had that included the Winterset tornado, the EF-4 that unfortunately resulted in some fatalities.”

Tornado damage near Winterset. (Radio Iowa file photo)

Since April 12th, however, zero twisters have been confirmed touching down anywhere in the state — none during May or June. Still, Fowl says Iowans have to remember that tornadoes can strike at any time of day and on any day of the year. “We can’t let our guard down,” he says. “We’ve seen a number of events that have been in the ‘offseason’ of tornadoes, so we’ve seen tornadoes in July and August, even into the fall as late as December. There really is no offseason for tornadoes in Iowa.” While there’s a long holiday weekend ahead, Fowl urges Iowans to keep an eye on the sky and an ear to the radio.

“Even this Fourth of July weekend, a lot of folks are going to be out and about, camping and outdoor activities,” Fowl says. “We do have at least a threat for some scattered strong, possibly severe storms. Just have a way to get your weather information, whether it be a weather radio, your phone, your favorite media source, just stay up with the weather.”

While tornadoes are rare during the colder months, Iowa reported a total of 61 tornadoes during the “derecho” last year on December 15th.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Thursday, June 30, 2022

Weather

June 30th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High 95. SW @ 10-20.
Tonight: P/Cldy to cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. Low 68. S-N @ 10.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy to cldy w/scatt. morning shwrs & tstrms. High 83. N @ 10.
Saturday: P/Cldy to cldy w/scat. shwrs & tstrms. High 85.
Sunday: P/Cldy to cldy w/scatt. morning shwrs & tstrms. High 88. Independence Day: P/Cldy to Cldy w/a chance of scattered shwrs & tstrms. High 88.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 91. Our Low was 64. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 86 and the Low was 58. The Record High on this date was 101 in 1933. The Record Low was 43 in 1940.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley – Wednesday, June 29, 2022

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June 29th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High 93. SW @ 10-20.
Tonight: Fair to Partly cloudy. Low around 70. S @ 5-10.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 93. S @ 10-15.
Friday: P/Cldy to cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. High 85.
Saturday: P/Cldy. High 87.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 85. Our Low this morning, 58. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 82 and the Low was 63. The Record High on this date was 102 in 1934. The Record Low was 466 in 1950.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Tue., June 28 2022

Weather

June 28th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High 88. SW @ 10-20.
Tonight: Fair to Partly cloudy. Low around 68.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 90. S @ 10-20.
Thursday: P//Cldy. High 92.
Friday: P/Cldy to cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. High 85.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 80. Our Low was 50. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 85 and the Low was 66. The Record High on this date was 103 in 1936. The Record Low was 50 in 1896 & 2006.