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Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 6/06/17

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June 6th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly Sunny. High 83. NE @ 10.

Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 52.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High near 81. SE @ 5-10.

Thursday: P/Cldy w/isolated showers. High around 81.

Friday: P/Cldy w/iso. showers. High 86.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 91. Our Low this morning (as of 5-a.m.), was 58. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 83 and the low was 50. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 103 in 1933. The Record Low was 32 in 1894.

Crop reports shows 90 percent of Iowa’s corn has emerged

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

June 6th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Last week was the driest week for the state of Iowa since mid-February and farmers took advantage of it to complete spring planting. Ninety-percent of the state’s corn crop has emerged, just one day behind the five-year average, according to the USDA’s Crop Report issued Monday. It shows 77-percent of the corn crop is in good to excellent condition. Soybean planting is 91-percent done.

State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says over half of the state recorded no rain at all last week. Temperatures dipped as low as 39 degrees Wednesday morning at Chariton and Grinnell. Then, a heat wave arrived for the weekend. “Sioux City got up to 95 degrees on Friday afternoon, which was just two degrees shy of a daily record high for that location,” Hillaker said. Creston reported the most rain for the week with 1.28 inches.

(Radio Iowa)

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 6/05/17

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June 5th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly Sunny. High 87. NE @ 10-15.

Tonight: Mostly Clear. Low 53.

Tomorrow: Mo. Sunny. High near 80. E @ 5-10.

Wednesday: P/Cldy. High around 80.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High 84.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 94. Our Low this morning was 53. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 86 and the low was 53. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 104 in 1933. The Record Low was 40 in 1897 & 1935.

Skyscan Weather Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 6/4/17

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June 4th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 86. North northeast wind 3 to 8 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57. East wind 6 to 8 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 81. East wind 5 to 8 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

Skyscan Forecast Saturday 6/3/2017

Podcasts, Weather

June 3rd, 2017 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast   Saturday, June 3, 2017   Richard Garuckas

Today: Partly cloudy. Hot and Humid. High 92. SW @ 5-10.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms. Low 66. W @ 5-10.

Sunday: Mix of sun and clouds. Hot and humid. High 91. NW @ 5-10.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 62.

Monday: Mostly sunny. High 86.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 83.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Scattered showers. High 85.

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Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 6/021/17

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June 2nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Scattered showers & thunderstorms, otherwise P/Cldy. High 87. SW @ 10-20.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 65. SW @ 5-10.

Saturday: P/Cldy w/scatt. Shwrs & tstrsm. High 87. SW @ 10-15.

Sunday: P/Cldy. High 88.

Monday: P/Cldy. High 86.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 83. Our 24-hour Low was 52. Rainfall at the KJAN Studios amounted to just .01″ (One one-hundredth of an inch) this morning (from 4-6am). Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 84 and the low was 53. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 100 in 1934. The Record Low was 36 in 1907.

May wraps up cool & wet with nasty series of severe storms

News, Weather

June 2nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Iowa’s weather during May was on the cool, wet side. State climatologist Harry Hillaker says temperatures were widely varied during the month, with a low of 27 degrees in Cherokee on May 2nd and a high of 94 in two cities, Little Sioux on the 8th and Shenendoah on the 15th.

“Temperature wise, we ended up averaging just slightly below normal, not quite one-degree cooler than usual for May,” Hillaker says. “We had a cool first few days of the month and a cool last week-and-a-half and rather warm in between, but averaging out just a little bit on the cool side.” Many farmers had a difficult time getting into their fields to plant during May as the continued rains left many acres muddy or underwater.

“On rainfall, the statewide average was not quite 5 inches of rainfall, roughly a half-inch greater than usual for the month of May,” Hillaker says. “Much of the state was near-normal to above-normal for rainfall with the exception of parts of southeast and east-central Iowa, which only got about half the normal amount of rainfall during the month of May.”

The wettest part of the state during May was west-central Iowa where some areas had almost twice the usual amount of rain. May and June are typically the busiest months of the year for severe weather and this May was on target. While there were several scattered severe storms, there was a three-day run of them May 15th, 16th and 17th.

“We had three consecutive evenings where we had widespread severe weather, the biggest of those being the final one which came on the 17th,” Hillaker says. “We had severe weather reports of either high winds or large hail from over half of Iowa’s counties, 55 of the 99 counties reported severe storms on that one evening.”

As to the month ahead, June will start out hot with highs in the 90s expected in southwest Iowa, though a cool front should arrive next week which may persist and keep temperatures somewhat lower than normal well into mid-month. The first day of summer is June 21st.

(Radio Iowa)

Weather data for May 2017 in Atlantic

Weather

June 1st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The month of May, 2017 in Atlantic,was slightly warmer and much wetter than normal. Weather data compiled here at the KJAN studios (The Official National Weather Service observation/reporting site for Atlantic), show the Average High for the month of 73.7-degrees, was six-tenths (.6) of a degree warmer than normal. The Average Low of 47.2 was 1.9-degrees cooler than normal.

Rainfall for the month amounted to 5.61-inches, which was 1.29-inches greater than the normal, average rainfall. Looking ahead to what might expect during the month of June: rainfall typically amounts to just under 5-inches (4.98″); the Average High is about 83 (82.7), and the Average Low is about 59 (58.8).

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 6/01/17

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June 1st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms later this afternoon. High 78. SE wind @ 10.

Tonight: Scattered showers & tstrms. Low 66. SE @ 5-10.

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

Saturday: Mo. Cldy w/scatt. Shwrs & tstrsm. High 80.

Sunday: P/Cldy. High around 80.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 78. Our Low this morning (as of 5:20-a.m.) was 46. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 78 and the low was 49. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 99 in 1934. The Record Low was 36 in 1956.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 5/31/17

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May 31st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High 78. NW @ 10.

Tonight: Partly cloudy w/isolated showers & tstrms late. Low 55. SE @ 5.

Tomorrow: Mo. Cldy w/ scatt. Shwrs & tstrms. High 78. SE @ 10-15.

Friday: P/Cldy w/isolated showers & tstrms. High 84.

Saturday: Mo. Cldy w/scattered shwrs & thunderstorms. High 79.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 78. Our Low this morning (as of 5:15-a.m.) was 43. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 75 and the low was 52. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 101 in 1934. The Record Low was 31 in 1897.