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Skyscan Forecast – Thursday, February 20, 2020

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February 20th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High 26. W-NW @ 10 mph.

Tonight: Clear. Low 14. Winds S @ 5.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 44. SW @ 10-20/

Saturday: P/Cldy. High near 50.

Sunday: Mo. Cldy w/light rain in the afternoon. High 45.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 20. Our Low this morning 4. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 33 and the Low was -5. The record High for February 20th in Atlantic, was 65 in 1925. The Record Low was -19 in 1978.

Forecasters say snowfall poses hazard in much of Nebraska

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February 19th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Forecasters say up to 6 inches of snow could make travel treacherous in much of Nebraska and northwest Iowa on Wednesday and overnight. The highest totals are expected along the U.S. Highway 20 corridor, with lesser amounts to the south. A National Weather Service advisory says the snowfall is expected to end overnight, and sunny skies with temperatures hovering around 30 are expected Thursday.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

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February 19th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Cloudy w/light snow or flurries (less than 1/2 expected). High 22. NE @ 10 mph.

Tonight: Any precip. ending this evening; Becoming Partly cloudy. Low 10. N @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 26. S @ 5-10.

Friday: P/Cldy. High 40.

Saturday: P/Cldy. High around 50.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 40. Our Low this morning, 19. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 28 and the Low, 12. The Record High in Atlantic on Feb. 19th, was 71 in 2017. The Record Low was -22 in 1936.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 2/18/2020

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February 18th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High near 35. NW winds @ 10-20 this morning diminishing this afternoon.
Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 15. N @ 5-10mph.
Tomorrow: Mo. Cldy w/flurries. High 26. NE @ 10.
Thursday: Mo. Sunny. High around 26.
Friday: P/Cldy. High near 40.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 49. Our Low this morning 20.  We received .04″ rainfall yesterday (after 7-a.m.). Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 25 and the Low was -12. The record High for February 18th in Atlantic, was 67 in 2017. The Record Low was -25 in 1978.

State officials prepping with county emergency managers for more flooding

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February 17th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — Governor Kim Reynolds says state officials have been working with local emergency management coordinators to prepare for another round of flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers this spring. “We want to make sure the line of communication is clear so that if we have, especially, an evac order — we didn’t have a lot of time with this last go-round — and so we want to make sure that all of the procedures are in place.”

National Weather Service forecasts describe the flood threat along the western Iowa border south of Sioux City as “grim” and, in eastern Iowa, there’s a 95 percent probability of flooding along the Mississippi. Last week, Governor Reynolds approved 21 million dollars in state funding for a variety of flood-related projects around the state. Most of the federally-owned MISSOURI River levees that were damaged last spring have been repaired, according to Reynolds. “I think they’re up to about a 25 or 50 years flood, so not near where they need to be,” Reynolds says, “but we’re trying to do everything we can to be in the best possible position to be ready for this spring.”

Reynolds says the Army Corps of Engineers has begun increasing the amount of water that’s being released in the Missouri River from reservoirs upstream — to hold SOME of the melting snow that’s expected in the river basin. “And on the Mississippi we’re already five feet above where we should be, so we’re just continuing to put procedures in place to be ready,” Reynolds says.

National Weather Service hydrologists say snow pack in Minnesota and Wisconsin is heavier than a year ago — adding to the flood risk downstream. Last month, there was a flash flood in a Minneapolis suburb was caused by ice pack breaking up on the Mississippi River. This weekend, the National Weather Service in OMAHA issued a flood warning along the Platte River south of Fremont. The Platte drains into the Missouri River just south of Omaha.

Up to a half-foot of snow forecast for NE Iowa, 25 counties under advisories

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February 17th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — As spring approaches, forecasters say Iowa’s in for some rollercoaster temperatures. While many of us enjoyed high temps in the mid 40s over the weekend, it’s back to winter today (Monday) with ice, sleet and snow. Meteorologist Kenny Podrazik, at the National Weather Service in metro Des Moines, says the northern few tiers of counties will see rain change over to snow this morning and this afternoon. “Anywhere from Algona, Estherville, Mason City, even as far east as Decorah, that whole area is going to see a decent amount of snow,” Podrazik says, “and there’s certainly the potential for a light glaze of ice as well.”

Parts of the region could get up to a half-foot of new flakes. “Estherville and Algona could see one-to-two inches of snow,” Podrazik says. “The further east you go, you could see higher amounts, like two-to-four in Mason City, and northeast portions of Iowa could see three-to-six or four-to-six inches of snowfall by later today.” Twenty-five counties across Iowa’s northern third are under a Winter Weather Advisory and where ice is accumulating, driving will quickly become hazardous. The forecast calls for a big dip into colder weather this week and another significant warm-up by the weekend.

“We could see some subzero temperatures Wednesday night into Thursday morning,” Podrazik says. “Then, by Saturday and Sunday, we’ll be back into the mid- or upper-40s and certainly couldn’t rule out a couple of spots topping 50 degrees on one of those days.” Spring will arrive in a little over a month on March 19th.

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area: 2/17/2020

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February 17th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today (Washington’s Birthday): Mostly cloudy & breezy w/periods of light rain. High near 41. SE winds @ 10-20 this morning becoming NW this afternoon w/gusts to near 25.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, w/flurries possible this evening. Low 20. NW @ 20-25mph.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High near 35. NW @ 10-15.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 11. Northeast wind 6 to 8 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy w/a chance of flurries. High around 22.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 7.
Thursday: Mostly Sunny. High near 28

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 51. Our Low was 31. We received .09″ rain overnight in Atlantic (as of 5:58-a.m. today). Last year the High in Atlantic was 31 and the Low was 7. The Record High in Atlantic on Feb. 17th was 71 in 2017. The Record Low was -34 in 1958.

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area: Sunday, 2/16/2020

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February 16th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Light south wind increasing to 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight: A chance of drizzle, mainly after 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 32. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

(Monday) Washington’s Birthday: A chance of drizzle, mainly before 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 44. South wind 6 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 31. North northwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 24.

Skyscan Forecast Saturday 02/15/2020

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February 15th, 2020 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast  Sunday, February 15, 2020  Dan Hicks

Today: Partly cloudy. Warmer. SW-W @ 10-20. High 42.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. W @ 5-10. Low 22.

Sunday: Partly cloudy to cloudy. S @ 10-15. High 42.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. Light rain and snow mixed. High 38.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 27.

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Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area, 2/14/2020

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February 14th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High 28. SW @ 10-20.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 22. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cloudy. High 42. SW-W @ 10-20.

Sunday: P/cldy to cldy. High 42.

Monday: Mostly cloudy w/a light rain-snow mix. High 37.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 10. Our 24-hour (ending today at 7-a.m.) will be/is -8. At 5-a.m. it was 0 degrees. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 34 and the Low was 0. The record High for February 14th in Atlantic, was 68 in 1934. The Record Low was -20 in 1936.