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Cedar Rapids sees almost 6″ snow with record cold possible tonight

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November 11th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — December 21st is -supposed- to be the first day of winter this year but a peek outside shows it’s already here. Heavy snowfall overnight dropped almost a half-foot of flakes on some areas of the state and near-record cold temperatures are expected tonight (Monday). Meteorologist Kurt Kotenberg, at the National Weather Service, says much of the snowfall was concentrated between Highway 30 and Interstate 80. “The Des Moines metro, here at the office in Johnston, we had 4.4 inches of snow,” Kotenberg says. “There’s a place in Benton County with 4.8 inches, Cedar Rapids had 5.8 inches. Spreading outwards from there, one to two inches as you get toward Fort Dodge, Waterloo had three-and-a-half inches.”

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Some schools had late starts this morning due to the wintry weather, while many fender benders were reported across the state’s midsection as roads are very slick. Even where it’s stopped snowing, hazards remain. “We’ll continue to have winds going from north to south at around 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts nearing 30 miles an hour here and there,” Kotenberg says. “That could cause blowing and drifting of snow, especially on untreated roadways, so definitely take it easy if you’re out there, if you’re traveling.”

The all-time record low temperature for this date at the Des Moines International Airport is four degrees, while the forecast for this evening calls for a low of three-degrees.  “We’re also going to have a little bit of wind speed so that’s going to bring the wind chills down to anywhere between zero and minus-ten degrees across much of Iowa,” Kotenberg says. “Towards the northern tier of counties, they’ll be in the minus-ten to minus-15 degree range. Not quite wind chill advisory but definitely hat and gloves and try to minimize the amount of time you spend outside.”

Forecasters says another wintry blast is predicted to arrive late Wednesday afternoon and into Thursday morning with the potential to drop another one-to-three inches of snow. Kotenberg says they’re still watching that developing storm to see exactly where the snow will fall and how much.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area – Monday, Nov. 11th, 2019

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November 11th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: **Winter Weather Advisory for snow & blowing snow, until Noon** Snow ending this morning; Gradually becoming Partly cloudy. High 20. N wind @ 15-30.

Tonight: Fair to Partly cloudy. Low -2. Winds light & variable.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 27. SW @ 10-20.

Wednesday: Mostly Cloudy w/light mixed precipitation. High 35.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High of 37

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 45. Our Low this morning was 16. We received .8″ of snow at the KJAN studios overnight. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 43 and the Low was 20. The record High for this date in Atlantic, was 73 in 1964 & 2005. The Record Low was -10 in 1986.

 

Winter Weather Advisory for snow & blowing snow continues thru mid-day, Monday

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November 11th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Sac-Crawford-Carroll-Audubon-Guthrie-Dallas-Cass-Adair-Madison-Adams-Union-Taylor & Ringgold Counties:

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON TODAY.

Harrison-Shelby-Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont & Page Counties: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM TODAY.

* WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts east of Interstate 35. Winds gusting as high as 30 mph. Snow will taper off from north to south this
morning.

* WHERE…Much of central and southern Iowa. Heavier snowfall expected closer to the Highway 30 and Interstate 80 corridors.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Hazardous conditions of blowing snow and lower visibility are possible during the Monday morning commute. Cold temperatures and wind chills in the single digits are expected during the day.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Slow down and use caution while traveling. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Skyscan Forecast – Sunday evening, 11/10/19

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November 10th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Tonight: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY until Noon Monday for most of the listening area. Snow developing mainly after 9pm. Patchy blowing snow after 1am. Low around 17. N/NE @ 15-30. Wind chill values as low as 5. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Veterans Day: A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly before 7am. Patchy blowing snow between 11am and noon. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a temperature falling to around 16 by 5pm. N @ 15-30. Wind chill values as low as zero. Little or no snow accumulation expected during the day.
Monday Night: Clear, with a low around 2. N/NE @ 10-20.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 24. Winds becoming S @ 10-20.
Wednesday: Mixed precipitation (rain/snow). High near 38.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 37.

Update: More Western IA counties added to Winter Weather Advisory

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November 10th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM CST MONDAY…Total snow accumulations of up to two inches is possible. A brief period of freezing drizzle is possible before transitioning over to snow.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT TONIGHT THRU NOON MONDAY, FOR: Cass-Adair-Adams-Audubon-Carroll-Crawford-Dallas-Guthrie-Harrison-Madison-Sac and Union Counties. (1-3″ snow possible)  Winds gusting as high as 30 mph.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Cass & some area Counties tonight thru Monday

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November 10th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Snow and Blowing Snow and Cold Temperatures Late Tonight and Monday Morning….An Arctic cold front and upper level storm system will combine for a band of light to moderate snow over the region this evening into early Monday morning. Along with accumulating snowfall, winds  are expected to increase to 20 to 30 mph from 3 am through 9 am Monday morning, resulting in blowing snow and poor travel conditions. The stronger winds will occur during the Monday morning commute and could pose a brief period of significant travel impacts. Though there is still some uncertainty with snowfall amounts and locations of greatest snowfall, confidence of hazardous winter travel conditions has increased over the region.

Area Counties: Cass-Adair-Madison-Adams-Union-Sac-Crawford-Carroll-Audubon-Guthrie-Dallas

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST MONDAY

* WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts east of Interstate 35. Winds gusting as high as 30 mph.

* WHERE…Between Highway 20 and Interstate 80. Heavier snowfall expected closer to the Highway 30 to Interstate 80 corridor.

* WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to noon CST Monday.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Hazardous conditions of blowing snow and lower visibility are possible during the Monday morning commute. Cold temperatures and wind chills in the single digits are expected during the day.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…There remains some uncertainty with snowfall amounts and locations of greatest snowfall. Please monitor later forecasts for updates.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Slow down and use caution while traveling. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area – Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019

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November 10th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Increasing clouds, with a high near 40. N/NE wind 10-20 mph.
Tonight: Snow, mainly after 9pm. Low around 17. N/NE @ 15-25 mph. Wind chill values as low as 5.New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Monday (Veterans Day): Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 22. N @ 15-25 mph. Wind chill values as low as zero.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 6.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 27. S @ 5-10 w/gusts to around 20 Tue. Afternoon.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.
Wednesday: Mo. Cldy w/a 20% chance of afternoon rain. High near 40.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 64. Our Low was 28. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 29 and the Low was 10. The record High for this date in Atlantic, was 76 in 1927. The Record Low was 3 in 1986.

Skyscan Forecast Saturday 11/09/2019

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November 9th, 2019 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast  Saturday, November 9, 2019 Dan Hicks

Today: Partly cloudy, mild. SW @ 10-20. High 58.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. SW @ 5-10. Low 36.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of a few flurries or sprinkles late in the day. Morning high near 40, then steady or falling temperatures. N @ 10-20.

Monday: Light snow early, then partly cloudy. High 25.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 27.

 

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NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area: 11/9/19

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November 9th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Sunny, with a high near 58. West wind 6 to 9 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 32. South wind 5 to 9 mph becoming north after midnight.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. North northeast wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 17. Wind chill values as low as 5. North wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Veterans Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Blustery, with a north wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 6.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 25.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area – Friday, Nov. 8th, 2019

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November 8th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy & warmer. High 44. SW wind @ 10-15.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 30. SW@ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 58. SW @ 10-20.

Sunday: Mostly Cloudy. An early High around 40, with falling temps during the day.

Monday: A chance of morning flurries. Becoming P/Cldy. High of 25

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 34. Our Low was 11. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 34 and the Low was 23. The record High for this date in Atlantic, was 80 in 1999 & 2006. The Record Low was -12, in 1991.