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Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 5/10/19

Weather

May 10th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High 64. W @ 10.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 42. SW @ 5.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy w/isolated afternoon showers. High near 70. SW @ 10-15.

Sunday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/showers in the morning. High 64.

Monday: P/Cldy. High 73.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 49. Our Low this morning 35. Last year on this date our High was 78 and the Low was 49. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 97 in 2011. The Record Low was 26 in 1966.

Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals ending at 7:00 am on Thursday, May 9

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

May 9th, 2019 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .44″
  • 7 miles NNE of Atlantic  .58″
  • Massena  .42″
  • Anita  .48″
  • Bridgewater  .8″
  • Corning  .14″
  • Manning  .83″
  • Guthrie Center  .22″
  • Underwood  .78″
  • Carroll  .8″
  • Denison  .96″
  • Irwin  .69″
  • Clarinda  .3″
  • Bedford  .07″
  • Creston  .16″
  • Red Oak  .41″
  • Missouri Valley  .91″

El Nino could bring cooler, wetter summer and more trouble for farmers

News, Weather

May 9th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — This spring has been cooler and wetter than usual in Iowa and that combination may be sticking around for a while. Meteorologist Dennis Todey, director of the U-S-D-A’s Midwest Climate Hub in Ames, says the El Nino weather pattern was slow to develop in recent months but it’s definitely in place now and it’s likely the impact will be felt for several more months to come.

“El Ninos in the summer tend not to be hot and dry,” Todey says. “Overall, that’s usually a good thing, but this year, because of the wetness, we do have a bit of concern that this could put a little bit of a damper on the growing season.”

Many thousands of acres of Iowa farmland were swamped by flooding in recent months, and this week’s heavy rain is raising fears of a repeat. Todey says if the weather stays cooler and wetter through summer, that lack of heat could be a critical problem for farmers by harvest season.

“With El Ninos not being too warm, you might be a little short on corn on degree days,” Todey says, “which could put us in the fall, even if we’re not into a situation of near-freeze conditions, you may be harvesting some wet corn again.”

An El Nino occurs when Pacific Ocean temperatures rise and cause weather impacts all across North America. Typically, an El Nino also brings a winter that is -warmer- than normal.

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area, 5/9/2019

Weather

May 9th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy this morning; Becoming P/Cldy. High 54. NW @ 15-25.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Winds light & variable. Areas of frost by morning. Low 33.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 66. W @ 10-15.

Saturday: P/Cldy w/a chance of showers late. High 73.

Sunday: P/Cldy. High around 70.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 61. Our Low this morning 37. We received .44” rain yesterday in Atlantic. Last year on this date our High was 81 and the Low was 48. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 96 in 1895. The Record Low was 24 in 1980.

Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals ending at 7:00 am on Wednesday, May 8

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

May 8th, 2019 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .42″
  • 7 miles NNE of Atlantic  .45″
  • Anita  .58″
  • Massena  .6″
  • Avoca  .5″
  • Bridgewater  .5″
  • Corning  .88″
  • Villisca  .53″
  • Neola  .4″
  • Manning  .22″
  • Irwin  .42″
  • Carroll  .21″
  • Missouri Valley  .53″
  • Clarinda  .9″
  • Shenandoah  1.89″

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area: 5/8/19

Weather

May 8th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Showers or thunderstorms. High near 60. E winds @ 15-25 becoming North this afternoon.

Tonight: Showers & thunderstorms ending. Low 43. N @ 10-20.

Tomorrow: Cloudy to P/Cldy. High 58. N @ 15-25.

Friday: Mostly sunny. High 66.

Saturday: P/Cldy w/showers late. High around 73.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 59. 25-hours rainfall ending at 7-a.m. today, amounted to .42″. Our Low was 47. Last year on this date our High was 84 and the Low was 55. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 95 in 1895. The Record Low was 25 in 1980.

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

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

May 7th, 2019 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .12″
  • Massena  .17″
  • Anita  .17″
  • Audubon  .04″
  • Oakland  .3″
  • Manning  .14″
  • Missouri Valley  .16″
  • Logan  .07″
  • Underwood  .15″
  • Corning  .43″
  • Bridgewater  .3″
  • Villisca  .43″
  • Lenox  .4″
  • Bedford  .2″
  • Creston  .3″
  • Hastings  .42″
  • Red Oak  .31″
  • Carroll  .12″
  • Denison  .16″
  • Shenandoah  .49″
  • Clarinda  .31″
  • Council Bluffs  .36″

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area – Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Weather

May 7th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy w/showers. High 56. E @ 10-15.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy w/showers & thunderstorms. Low 50.

Tomorrow: Cloudy w/showers & tstrms. High 62. E/SE @ 10-20.

Thursday: Showers ending in the morning; Becoming partly cloudy. High 58.

Friday: Mostly sunny. High around 68.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 67. Our Low this morning (as of 5-a.m.) was 48. We received .12″ rain yesterday. Last year on this date our High was 80 and the Low was 44. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 95 in 1966. The Record Low was 24 in 1931.

Heavy rain possible mid-week, colder temps by Friday

Weather

May 6th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

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It will be cool and wet for the next several days. The National Weather Service in Des Moines reports scattered showers are forecast from today into Tuesday, then widespread moderate to heavy rainfall is expected between Tuesday night and Wednesday night. Anywhere from two- to three-inches is possible from the Ames-Marshalltown area southwest, through Atlantic and into the southwest corner of the State.

Severe weather is unlikely, with just a low chance for a few severe storms in far southeast Iowa on Wednesday afternoon and evening. However the heavy rainfall totals may lead to renewed river flooding concerns in some areas and will make for a very soggy period around midweek. The rain will finally clear out on Thursday, followed by several days of generally quiet but unseasonably cool weather. Thursday in particular will be cold and raw, with high temperatures only in the 50s and northwest winds around 15-20 mph along with a few lingering sprinkles. By Friday morning temperatures will fall into the mid to upper 30s in parts of northern and western Iowa.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area: 5/6/2019

Weather

May 6th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. Northeast wind 10 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 45. Northeast wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. East northeast wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night: Showers before 10pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 10pm and 4am, then showers after 4am. Low around 47. East wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Wednesday: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 7am. High near 55. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 78. Our Low this morning was 48. We received a Trace of rain overnight. Last year on this date our High was 82 and the Low was 42. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 97 in 1934. The Record Low was 23 in 1891.