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Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 12/6/18

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December 6th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy this morning w/scattered flurries; Partly cloudy this afternoon. High 24. NW @ 15-25 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 4. Winds light and variable.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. W @ 10. Wind chill values as low as -5.
Saturday: P/Cldy. High near 30.
Sunday: P/Cldy. High near 34.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 32. Our Low this morning 19. Last year on this date our High was 41 and the Low was 11. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 69 in 1939. The Record Low was -12 in 2005.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 12/5/2018

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December 5th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog possible this morning; Partly-to-Mostly Sunny skies. High 35. W @ 10-15.

Tonight: P/Cldy to Cldy w/flurries. Low 18. N @ 10.

Tomorrow: Mo. Cloudy w/flurries. High 22. N @ 15-25.

Friday: Mo. Sunny. High 23.

Saturday: P/Cldy. High around 30.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 26. Our Low this morning 20. We received a dusting of snow yesterday. Last year on this date our High was 39 and the Low was 23. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 66 in 2001. The Record Low was -14 in 2005.

November drier than normal

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December 4th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa/KJAN) — The dry fall weather farmers were looking for finally came in November — much later than they’d hoped. State Climatologist Justin Glisan tracked the numbers for November.  “Our statewide precipitation averaged around one-point-six-two inches — which is about four-point-three inches below normal,” Glisan says. “We typically see about two inches of precipitation during November.”

In Atlantic, precipitation for the month (including rain and melted snow), amounted to 1.28 inches, which was 57-hundredths (or nearly six-tenths) of an inch below average. We received a total of Seven-tenths (.7”) an inch of snow in November.

The below-normal November came on the heels of the seventh wettest October on record that was about two-inches above normal for precipitation — and the third wettest September — which saw statewide average rainfall about four-and-a-half inches above normal.  Glisan says a late winter storm on the 25th and 26th of November boosted the total a little. “And that brought heavy snowfall, blizzard conditions. We had wind gusts up to 45 miles-an-hour. Osceola reported the month’s highest snowfall total, almost a foot of snow,” according to Glisan.

Statewide, it was the coolest November since 2014 with the temperature six degrees below normal. In Atlantic, the Average High last month was 40.1 degrees, and the Average Low was 19.9. That’s 6.2 degrees cooler than the norm for the High, and 6.6 degrees colder than normal.

With Christmas now about three weeks away Glisan says it has an early indication of the day will be white or not. “What we’re seeing right now in the outlooks is above average temperatures for Christmas — and then below average chances for precipitation. So, as of right now it looks like a white Christmas might not occur,” Glisan says.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 12/4/2018

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December 4th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly-to-Mostly cloudy w/a few flurries. High 28. W @ 10-15.

Tonight: Decreasing cloudiness. Low 14. W @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 35. W @ 10-15.

Thursday: Mo. Cldy w/flurries. High 27.

Friday: P/Cldy. High 28.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 28. Our Low this morning 23. We receivd a Trace of snow yesterday and early this morning. Last year on this date our High was 65 and the Low was 22. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 66 in 1995. The Record Low was -8 in 1905.

November Weather Statistics for Atlantic

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December 3rd, 2018 by Ric Hanson

The month of November, in Atlantic, was much colder and more dry than normal. Data compiled at the KJAN studios (the official National Weather Service reporting site for Atlantic), show the Average High last month was 40.1 degrees, and the Average Low was 19.9. That’s 6.2 degrees cooler than the norm for the High, and 6.6 degrees colder than normal. Precipitation for the month (including rain and melted snow), amounted to 1.28 inches, which was 57-hundredths (or nearly six-tenths) of an inch below average. We received a total of Seven-tenths (.7”) an inch of snow in November.

In December, the Average High is 32.9 degrees, while the Average Low is 14.4. Precipitation during the month, typically amounts to 1.11 inches. Check back in January to see how we measured-up against the norms.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 12/3/18

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December 3rd, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy w/a few flurries. High 28. NW @ 15-25.

Tonight: Partly cloudy w/diminishing winds. Low 12.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, High 28. W/NW @ 10.

Wednesday: P/Cldy. High 35.

Thursday: Mo. Cldy w/flurries. High 28.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 33. Our Low this morning 26. We received .2 inches of new yesterday into early this morning, which when melted, amounted to .02”inches liquid precipitation. Last year on this date our High was 64 and the Low was 23. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 64 in 2017. The Record Low was -13 in 1919.

Snow continues falling in Nebraska, Iowa on Sunday

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December 2nd, 2018 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Snow continues to fall across much of Nebraska and western Iowa. The National Weather Service says several more inches of snow are expected to fall Sunday on parts of the two states. By the time the storm is finished Monday morning, 5-to-8 inches of snow total are expected in parts of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.

Roughly 5 inches of snow had fallen in the Omaha area by Sunday morning. Across the river, 7 inches of snow was reported in Council Bluffs, Iowa. In north-central Nebraska, as much as 14 inches of snow was reported in Cherry County.

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area, 12/2/18

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December 2nd, 2018 by Ric Hanson

WINTER STORM WARNING until Noon today!

Today: Snow, mainly before 2pm. Temperature falling to around 29 by 5pm. Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tonight: Snow likely, mainly before 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 23. North wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. North wind 9 to 11 mph.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 24.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 29.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 37. Our Low this morning 3. We received 1.6 inches of snow over the 24-hour period ending at 7-a.m. Today. The rain and melted snow amounted to 1.01 inches liquid precipitation. Last year on this date our High was 61 and the Low was 21. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 63 in 1995. The Record Low was -10 in 1987.

Skyscan weather forecast for Atlantic & the area, and weather data for Atlantic, 12/1/2018

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December 1st, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; Cloudy w/rain becoming mixed w/wet snow. High 38. E @ 15-30.

Tonight: Cloudy w/a rain-snow mix becoming all snow. Low 33. N @ 10-20. (New snow around 1”)

Tomorrow: Cloudy w/snow. High 33. E @ 15-30. (New snow of 1-2”_

Monday: Cloudy w/light snow or flurries. High 30.

Tuesday: P/Cloudy. High 28.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 41. Our Low 18. We received .21“precipitation in Atlantic from late Friday night through 7-a.m. today. Last year on this date our High was 57 and the Low was 21. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 67 in 1998. The Record Low was -10 in 1892.

Wintry storm likely to make Nebraska, Iowa travel dangerous

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November 30th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Meteorologists say heavy snowfall atop icy roadways and blowing snow could make travel exceptionally hazardous over the weekend in northern Nebraska and much of northern Iowa. The National Weather Service said Friday in winter storm warnings that up to 16 inches (41 centimeters) of snow could be dumped in northern Nebraska with lesser amounts to the south, where higher temperatures are expected as the wintry storm passes to the east.

The Iowa warnings say as much as 7 inches is expected in Sioux City, with lesser amounts to the east and south. Rain, freezing drizzle or sleet is expected to precede any snow. Wind gusts of up to 40 mph are forecast in parts of both states.