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Skyscan Forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 5/26/18

Weather

May 26th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Sunny, hot & humid. High near 95. W/NW breeze @ 5-10mph.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 67. Light and variable wind.
Sunday: Sunny, hot & humid. High near 95. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Memorial Day: Sunny, with a high near 92. S/SE @ 5-10 in the morning.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Tuesday: Partly Sunny w/a 30% chance of afternoon showers & thunderstorms. High 85.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 93. Our Low this morning (as of 5-a.m.) was 62. Last year on this date our High was 84 and the Low was 52. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 96 in 1926. The Record Low was 30, in 1901.

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area: 5/25/18

Weather

May 25th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy w/isolated showers & thunderstorms possible. High 90. S-W @ 10.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 66. Light & variable breeze.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. W-NW @ 10. High 91.

Sunday: P/Cldy. High 91.

Memorial Day (Monday): P/Cldy. High 91.

Tuesday: P/Cldy w/afternoon showers possible. High 90.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 88. Our Low this morning (as of 4:45-a.m.) was 67. Last year on this date our High was 75 and the Low was 46. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 98 in 1967. The Record Low was 30, in 1925.

Heat wave brings warning to take precautions

News, Weather

May 25th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

We are seeing our first major heat wave of the year across the state and the Iowa Department of Public Health says you need to adjust to the conditions. Deputy state epidemiologist, Ann Garvey says a key is to stay hydrated. Garvey says you should drink a lot of fluids and if you are sweating heavily you might need to replace the salt and minerals by eating bananas, something salty or a sports drink to replace them.

She says you can help handle the heat by adjusting your clothing. “We always remind people to wear kind of light-colored kind of loose-fitting clothing. Make sure you are wearing something on your head like a visor or a hat. And it’s really important to wear the sunscreen,” Garvey says.

She says if you have sunscreen that’s been around awhile — you might want to get a new tube. “I tend to like to throw out everything at the end of the season just to be safe,” according to Garvey. Doctor Garvey says be sure you have the right sunscreen for your needs.

“We always just recommend that you read the label carefully. Certain products are marketed more toward different populations and so you’ll often see higher S-P-F for children versus to adults,” Garvey says. “I would just read that label carefully and make the decision based on kind of what your situation is. We know that some people may be more sensitive to certain products over others. Sometimes it’s a little bit of trial and error to see which products might work for you.”

Garvey says be aware of what’s happening to your body if you are out in the heat. She says go inside and drink water a sports drink to get fully hydrated if you feel dizzy or nauseated or weak.

The forecast predicts Iowa could see highs in the 90s through the weekend.

(Radio Iowa)

Skyscan Forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 5/24/18

Weather

May 24th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Party cloudy. High 88. S @ 10-15.

Tonight: P/Cldy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. Low 66. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Variably cloudy w/scatt morning shwrs & tstrms. High 86. W @ 10.

Saturday/Sunday: P/Cldy with widely scattered shwrs & tstrms. High’s both days around 90.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 88. Our Low this morning 66. Last year on this date our High was 68 and the Low was 41. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 101 in 1939. The Record Low was 33, in 1924.

Temps expected in 90s for holiday weekend

News, Weather

May 23rd, 2018 by Ric Hanson

The Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer season and it will definitely feel like summer across Iowa. Temperatures will climb well into the 80s today and tomorrow (Thursday) and National Weather Service Meteorologist Roger Vachalek says it’ll turn even hotter for the weekend. “Into the weekend, we may actually see some spots topping the 90-degree mark Saturday, Sunday, and possibly even into Monday,” Vachalek said. This will be the first prolonged heat episode of the season so Vachalek suggests those planning outdoor events should stay hydrated, take breaks, and apply sunscreen.

“Of course, the first event of the year is maybe a little more traumatic for people because they’re not used to it,” Vachalek said. In addition to the warm and humid conditions, there are some storm chances – particularly during the late afternoon and evening hours Thursday and Friday. “Given the fact that we’re now getting into some hotter weather and also more humidity, there’s a little better chance of seeing some brief heavy downpours and also maybe some hail with those storms,” Vachalek said.

(Radio Iowa)

Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals ending at 7:00 am on Wednesday, May 23

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

May 23rd, 2018 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .21″
  • 7 miles NNE of Atlantic  .08″
  • Massena  .22″
  • Elk Horn  .11″
  • Avoca  .25″
  • Anita  Trace
  • Oakland  .2″
  • Villisca  .05″
  • Corning  .32″
  • Underwood  .13″
  • Carroll  .04″
  • Clarinda  .02″
  • Shenandoah  .12″

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area, 5/23/18

Weather

May 23rd, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Party cloudy w/isolated thundershowers late this afternoon. High 86. SE @ 10-20.

Tonight: P/Cldy w/isolated tshwrs this evening. Low 64. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 85. S @ 10-20.

Friday: P/Cldy to Cloudy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. High 86.

Saturday: P/Cldy. High near 90.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 78. We received .21” of rain. Our Low this morning 58. Last year on this date our High was 61 and the Low was 48. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 97 in 1939. The Record Low was 26, in 1963.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 5/22/18

Weather

May 22nd, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; Partly cloudy w/isolated showers this afternoon. High 81. Winds SE @ 10-15mph.

Tonight: P/Cldy w/isolated showers. Low 62. SE @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 85. S @ 10-15.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High 86.

Friday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scattered showers. High 84.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 74. Our Low this morning 55. Last year on this date our High was 71 and the Low was 46. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 98 in 1925. The Record Low was 28, in 1895 & 1963.

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area, 5/21/18

Weather

May 21st, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Any remaining showers ending this morning. Areas of fog possible. Becoming partly cloudy. High 73. E winds becoming NW @ 10.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 55.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy w/isolated afternoon showers/thunderstorms. High 82. SE @ 10-15.

Wednesday: P/Cldy w/iso. morning shwrs & tstrms. High 82.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High of 84.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 71. Our Low this morning 54. Last year on this date our High was 64 and the Low was 43. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 97 in 1939. The Record Low was 27, in 1895.

Skyscan Weather forecast for Atlantic & the area, Sunday 5/20/18

Weather

May 20th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Cloudy with a 30% chance of showers & thunderstorms. High near 66. North northeast wind around 10mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: A 20% chance of showers. Low around 52. NE wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 74. North wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.
Monday Night: A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight, otherwise partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Tuesday: A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, otherwise Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
Tuesday Night: A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Wednesday: Partly sunny w/a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms. High  83.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 74. We received .42” of rain. Our Low this morning (as of 6-a.m) was 54. Last year on this date our High was 65 and the Low was 43. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 95 in 1925. The Record Low was 26, in 1894.