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Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 12/12/18

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December 12th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning: P/Cldy. High 38. W @ 10-15.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low 28. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Mo. Cldy w/sprinkles or flurries. High 36. SE-NW @ 10-20.

Friday: P/Cldy. High near 40.

Saturday: P/Cldy. High around 40.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 36. Our Low 19. Last year on this date our High was 43 and the Low was 11. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 62 in 1921 & 1968. The Record Low was -20 in 1932.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area, (12/11/18)

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December 11th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog possible this morning; Partly cloudy. High around 39. SW @ 10-15

Tonight: Partly cloudy to cloudy. Low around 25. NW @ 5-10.

Wednesday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High near 37. W/NW @ 10-15.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36.

Friday: P/Cldy. High near 38.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 28. Our Low 7. Last year on this date our High was 46 and the Low was 12. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 64 in 1965. The Record Low was -14 in 1917.

Skyscan Weather Forecast for Atlantic & the area (& weather data for Atlantic), 12/10/2018

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December 10th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; Partly cloudy. High near 34. West wind 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Patchy fog developing, otherwise, partly cloudy. Low around 15.

Tuesday: Areas of fog early; P/Cldy. High near 40. SW 10-15 mph.

Wednesday/Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Highs near 36 both days.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 28. Our Low this morning 6. Last year on this date our High was 50 and the Low was 25. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 58 in 1891. The Record Low was -14 in 1917.

Special Weather Statement: Patchy fog

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December 10th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Monona-Harrison-Shelby-Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont- Page Counties: …Patchy Fog Across the Western Iowa & Eastern Nebraska this morning…

Patchy fog with visibilities under one mile continues across western Iowa, northeast and east central Nebraska with localized visibilities under one half a mile in northeast Omaha. The fog is mainly concentrated along the Missouri, Platte and Elkhorn River Valleys. With temperatures in the single digits and teens, moisture from the fog may deposit on roads, bridges, and sidewalks and freeze creating slick spots. Please drive with caution, use low beam headlights, and increase your following distance between the vehicle ahead of you. The fog will persist through the early morning hours and may expand in coverage.

Iowa Great Lakes region looks to UI for help in managing flooding

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

December 10th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — Leaders in northwest Iowa’s Great Lakes area are enlisting the help of a University of Iowa scientist to study ways to manage flooding. Heavy rains this past summer caused shoreline erosion and temporarily shut down the region’s lakes. Bill Van Orsdel, with the Iowa Great Lakes Association, says closing the lakes causes serious economic damage to a community that thrives on recreation. “It’s devastating to the homeowners, to the residents and to the vacationers,” Van Orsdel says.

Scientists project that over time, these rains will get heavier and the risk of flooding will increase, so the association wants to do something about it. Larry Weber, a U-I Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is working with a team using computer models to estimate how much the Lower Gar Lake will rise with different amounts of rainfall. Flood control measures include adding more channel structures called culverts, or using a bridge or dam that could handle water flow differently. “We want to make sure we design something that has the utility and lifespan of many decades,” Weber says. “So we want to make sure we think of increasing intensity of rainfall in the future.”

Weber and his team plan to continue to look at different rainfall conditions and will share results with Iowa Great Lakes officials and residents in early 2019.

(Thanks to Katie Peikes, Iowa Public Radio)

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area, 12/9/18

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December 9th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming westerly this afternoon.Wind chill values as low as 5.

Tonight: Patchy fog. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 9. Wind chill values as low as zero.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. SW @ 5-10 mph. Wind chill values as low as zero.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 18. WSW @ 5-10. Wind chill values as low as 10.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 34.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 30. Our Low this morning 8. Last year on this date our High was 32 and the Low was 16. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 62 in 18946. The Record Low was -17 in 1917 & 2005.

Skyscan Forecast 12/08/2018

Podcasts, Weather

December 8th, 2018 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast  Saturday, December 8, 2018  Dan Hicks

Today: Areas of fog early then partly cloudy. Variable winds @ 5-10. High 29.

Tonight: Fair to partly cloudy. Light and variable winds. Low 12.

Sunday: Fog early then partly cloudy. W @ 10. High 33.

Monday: Partly cloudy. High 35.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 40.

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Iowa is finally drought free following wettest fall in 77 years

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

December 7th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — The soggy weather in recent months frustrated many farmers who were delayed in harvesting crops, but Iowa’s wettest fall since 1941 has pulled the entire state out of drought conditions for the first time since May of last year. Tim Hall, coordinator of hydrology resources for the Iowa DNR, says the key to becoming drought-free was southeast Iowa getting plenty of precipitation. “And (that area) has gotten a lot of precipitation over a long period of time, which is really what it takes to get us out of a sustained drought like we’ve been in,” Hall explained.

The final remnants of drought in Iowa were erased in November. “In addition to the drought designation being removed, all of our shallow aquifers across the state appear to be in really good shape going into the winter,” Hall said. “That means we should have adequate groundwater supplies going into the spring months and we’re very encouraged by that because it’s been some time since we’ve felt comfortable with that.”

Iowa’s rainfall total for September, October, and November was about six inches above normal.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 12/7/2018

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December 7th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High around 26. W @ 10.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High around 30. W @ 10.

Sunday: P/Cldy. High 33.

Monday: P/Cldy. High 36.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 27. Our Low this morning 10. Last year on this date our High was 26 and the Low was 11. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 64 in 1894. The Record Low was -15 in 2005.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 12/6/18

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December 6th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy this morning w/scattered flurries; Partly cloudy this afternoon. High 24. NW @ 15-25 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 4. Winds light and variable.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. W @ 10. Wind chill values as low as -5.
Saturday: P/Cldy. High near 30.
Sunday: P/Cldy. High near 34.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 32. Our Low this morning 19. Last year on this date our High was 41 and the Low was 11. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 69 in 1939. The Record Low was -12 in 2005.