Record High Temps expected again today

News, Weather

March 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A new record High temperature was set in Atlantic, Tuesday, when we reached 79-degrees here at KJAN, the official National Weather Service record-keeping and reporting site for the community. The old record was 76, set as recently as 2007. Prior to that, the record was 73, in 1933.  The Weather Service says we can expect to see a new record high temperature set today, and near record highs for Thursday and Friday. The record high for March 14th in Atlantic was 72 degrees in 1908. We expect to blow that away today, as the Weather Service is calling for a high of 80.  

53-years ago on this date, a major Winter storm hit Iowa, and lasted for three-days.  The precipitation began as rain in the southwest part of the State, and left a total of 8-to 10-inches on the ground.