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Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 1/25/2020

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January 25th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy this morning; P/Cldy this afternoon. High 32. W @ 10-15.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 18. W @ 5.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 35. W @ 10.

Monday: P/Cldy. High 33.

Tuesday: P/Cldy. High 33.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 32. Our Low 27. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 27 and the Low was 2. The record High for Jan. 25th in Atlantic, was 65 in 1944. The Record Low was -28 in 1894.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 1/24/20

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January 24th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: A chance of snow and freezing drizzle before 9am, then a chance of snow between 9am and 4pm. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 30. Blustery, with a north wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Tonight: Cloudy, with a low around 18. Northwest wind 6 to 9 mph.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. West northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.
Tom. Night:: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Calm wind.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 32.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 36. Our Low 30. We received a little more than a trace of snow and drizzle yesterday. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 23 and the Low was -12. The record High for Jan. 24th in Atlantic, was 66 in 1981. The Record Low was -24 in 1894.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area, Thursday – 1/23/2020

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January 23rd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: **Dense Fog Advisory in effect until Noon** Cloudy w/dense fog this morning, light snow and/or freezing drizzle. High 34. NW @ 10-15.

Tonight: Cloudy w/light snow & patchy fog. Low 28. N @ 10-20.

Tomorrow: Mo. Cldy w/light snow possible in the morning. High 32. NW @ 10-20.

Saturday: P/Cldy. High 36.

Sunday: P/Cldy. High 34.

Our 24-hour High in Atlantic (as of 5:45-a.m. Today) was 33. Our 24-hour was 32. We received 1.3-inches of snow and mixed precipitation Wednesday thru early this morning. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 25 and the Low was 11. The record High for Jan. 23rd in Atlantic, was 60 in 1981. The Record Low was -24 in 1948.

Dense Fog Advisory Update (1/23/20)

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January 23rd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

324 AM CST Thu Jan 23 2020

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON TODAY (1/23) for the following area Counties: Sac-Crawford-Carroll-Audubon-Guthrie-Dallas-Cass-Adair-Madison-Adams-Union-Taylor-Ringgold…AND UNTIL 9-A.M. for Monona-Harrison-Shelby-Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont and Page Counties

* WHAT…Visibility one quarter mile or less in dense fog.

* IMPACTS…Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Lingering snow or slush on roads, especially secondary roads, may increase the required stopping distance in these low visibility conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

Also, A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect from 9-a.m. today until 9-p.m., for: Fremont County.

* WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch.

Forecasters warn signs remain favorable for renewed flooding

News, Weather

January 22nd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — Climate observers are renewing their warning of conditions that could lead to another round of widespread flooding this spring, especially in the Missouri River valley. Doug Kluck, the Central Region climate service director for the National Weather Service in Kansas City, says there is a lot of water locked up across the region. “It’s hard to get rid of a lot of water during this time of year,” Kluck says. “We don’t have a lot of evaporation, the plants aren’t growing. Whatever was there in October and November and December and now January isn’t going very far. The rivers keep flowing to some degree, some are frozen up. This is an accumulation time of year.”

Kluck says the updated forecasts are not optimistic as they predict a continued cold, wet winter. “The outlooks aren’t helpful from that perspective,” Kluck says. “Below normal temperatures will close things down in terms of freezing and not melting. The above-normal precipitation signatures, if that were to come true, aren’t helpful either.” Kluck says if snowfall for the remaining two months of winter is relatively average, that may also spell trouble. “Even normal precipitation this time of year through spring and early summer, normal kind of ramps up,” Kluck says. “So normal precipitation probably wouldn’t be a great thing either for most of the north-central part of the U.S. either.”

Significant flooding started in northwest Iowa in March of last year and some residents of the area still haven’t been able to return to their homes — after ten months.

Skyscan Forecast – Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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January 22nd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

TODAY: **Winter Weather Advisory until 6-p.m.**Snow, mixed at times with rain. High 35. S @ 10-20. (1-2” snow possible)

TONIGHT: Cloudy w/light snow-rain mixed. Low 32.

TOMORROW: Cloudy w/light snow-rain mix. High 34. NW @ 10-20

FRIDAY: Cldy w/light snow. High 32.

SATURDAY: P/cldy. High 36.

Our 24-hour High in Atlantic (as of 7-a.m. Today) was 34. Our 24-hour was -8. We received a mix of mostly snow and some light rain/freezing rain overnight. As of 7-a.m. today we had .4″ snow and about .1″ ice on the ground under the snow (total 1/2″). Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 29 and the Low was 12. The record High for Jan. 22nd in Atlantic, was 60 in 1967. The Record Low was -27 in 1930.

Skyscan Forecast – Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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January 21st, 2020 by Ric Hanson

TODAY: P/Cldy. High 24. S @ 10.

TONIGHT: Cloudy w/light snow late. Low 22. S @ 5-10.

TOMORROW: Cloudy w/light snow mixing w/rain by afternoon. High 35. S @ 10-15. (1-2” snow possible)

THURSDAY: Cldy w/light snow. High 34.

FRIDAY: Cldy w/light snow. High 32.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 8. Our this morning, -11. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 29 and the Low was 9. The record High for Jan. 21st in Atlantic, was 58 in 1933. The Record Low was -32 in 1976.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 1/20/2020

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January 20th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: **WIND CHILL ADVISORY until 9-a.m.**Scattered flurries/isolated snow showers this morning. Partly cloudy. High 8. N @ 10-15. Wind chill values as low as -15

Tonight: Fair to P/Cldy. Low -10. Winds light and variable.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 22. S @ 10-15.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy w/light snow and/or rain mixed. High 35.

Thursday: Mo. Cldy w/light snow. High 34.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 7. Our Low this morning (as of 5-a.m.) was -10. Last year on this date the High was 13 and the Low 6. The Record High in Atlantic on Jan. 20th was 64 in 1895. The Record Low was -26 in 1962.

Freezer door left open somewhere? Bitterly cold temps to persist thru Tue. morning

News, Weather

January 19th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service, today (Sunday), said “Bitterly cold temperatures and near-hazardous wind chills will continue through Tuesday morning across Iowa. Air temperatures for today will struggle to go much above zero degrees for Iowa. With wind speeds much lighter than yesterday, but still on the slightly breezy side as they blow from the northwest at 10 to 20 mph, wind chill values for this afternoon will stay in the -10 to -20 degree range. Monday and Tuesday mornings will likely both have air temperatures around -10 degrees for much of our area, with wind chills nearing -20.”

Officials said also, “By Wednesday, we may partially thaw out some as temperatures look to warm to the mid 30s in advance of the potential next winter weather system. As of now, forecast confidence is too low to get into specific details of timing, potential impacts, etc. We will be keeping a very close eye on this system and recommend that you monitor the forecast throughout the week as well!”

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area: 1/19/2020

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January 19th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Early this morning: Clear, with a steady temperature around -2. Wind chill values as low as -20. Blustery, with a northwest wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Today: **WIND CHILL ADVISORY until Noon**Sunny and cold, with a high near 6. Wind chill values as low as -25. Blustery, with a northwest wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight: Scattered flurries after 5am. Partly cloudy, with a low around -7. Wind chill values as low as -15. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

M.L.King Day: Scattered flurries before noon. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny and cold, with a high near 6. Wind chill values as low as -15. North wind 3 to 7 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -10. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Breezy.

Wednesday: A chance of rain and snow before 1pm, then a chance of rain between 1pm and 5pm, then a chance of rain and snow after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 37. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 14. Our Low this morning (as of 6:30-a.m.) was -4.