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NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area, 12/2/2015

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December 2nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

357 AM CST WED DEC 2 2015

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TODAY…CLOUDY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED FLURRIES IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. COLDER. LOW 15 TO 20. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S.

 

November 2015 = 8th wettest, 10th warmest

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December 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The just ended month of November is entering the records books as unusually warm and wet. Harry Hillaker is the state climatologist. He says preliminary figure show last month was the 8th wettest and 10th warmest November in Iowa over 143 years of record keeping. The statewide average temperature for the month was 41.7 degrees, 5.1 degrees warmer than normal. The warmest temperatures were recorded on November 2nd.

Weather records for Atlantic compiled at the KJAN studios (The official National Weather Service reporting site for Atlantic), indicate the month of November was wetter and warmer than normal, as well. We received 4.1-inches of precipitation last month, which was 2.25″ inches more than the average 1.85.  Snowfall and mixed precipitation accounted for 1.8 inches of the total liquid precip. value.

The average High last month was 52.8 degrees, which was 2.5 degrees warmer than normal, while the average Low was 31.4, and that was 4.9 degrees warmer than normal. The warmest day of the month was on Nov. 2nd, when we reached 77 degrees. The coldest day was on the 26th, when the thermometer bottomed out at 21.

“Des Moines, Glenwood, and Shenandoah all reached 79 degrees,” Hillaker said. “On the cold end of things, we had a couple of dates where we got down below zero. Spencer was the first to do that, minus-four degrees on the 21st. On the very next morning, Waterloo and Stanley…got down to minus-five degrees.” The first 10 days of November were extremely dry, but the remainder of the month involved a lot of rain and snow.

The statewide average snowfall total for the month was 6.1 inches, more than double usual amount for November. Last month enters the record books as Iowa’s 13th snowiest November. “In fact, that one big storm we had on November 20-21 brought more snow than any other single November back to 1991,” Hillaker said. Rock Rapids, in far northwest Iowa, received over 15 inches of snow in that storm. The other unusual weather event during the month involved 13 tornadoes touching down across south-central and southeast Iowa on Veteran’s Day.

“If those numbers hold up, that looks to be a record for the month of November,” Hillaker said. “Ten years ago, in 2005, we had 12 tornadoes recorded on almost the same day, November 12.”

(Radio Iowa/KJAN)

November was wetter and warmer than normal, in Atlantic

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December 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Weather records for Atlantic compiled at the KJAN studios (The official National Weather Service reporting site for Atlantic), indicate the month of November was wetter and warmer than normal. We received 4.1-inches of precipitation last month, which was 2.25″ inches more than the average 1.85.  Snowfall and mixed precipitation accounted for 1.8 inches of the total liquid precip. value.

The average High last month was 52.8 degrees, which was 2.5 degrees warmer than normal, while the average Low was 31.4, and that was 4.9 degrees warmer than normal. The warmest day of the month was on Nov. 2nd, when we reached 77 degrees. The coldest day was on the 26th, when the thermometer bottomed out at 21.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & weather info., 12/1/15

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December 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly-to Mostly Cloudy skies w/occasional light snow of flurries. High 34. W @ 15-25. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight: P/Cldy to Cldy w/a chance of light snow or flurries. Low 29. NW @ 15-25. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Wednesday: Mo. Cldy w/scattered flurries possible before noon. High near 36. NW @ 15-25.
Thursday: P/Cldy. High 43. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday: P/Cldy. High near 50.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 33. Our 24-hour low ending today at 7-a.m. was 25. We received .54” of an inch precipitation over the past 24-hours in the form of rain, sleet and snow. The sleet/snow amounted to a brief .1”.
Last year on this date we reached 20 for a High and 9 was the low. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 67 in 1998while the Record Low was -10 in 1892
Sunrise is at 7:26a.m.. Sunset is 4:51-p.m.

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA, 12/1/15

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December 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

339 AM CST TUE DEC 1 2015
EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
TODAY…CLOUDY. OCCASIONAL VERY LIGHT SNOW BEFORE NOON. ISOLATED LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON…THEN SCATTERED LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 30 PERCENT.
TONIGHT…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN SCATTERED FLURRIES AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 30 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY…CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED FLURRIES IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
THURSDAY…SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 40. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
FRIDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 40S.

Winter Storm Warning downgraded to Winter Weather Advisory

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November 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: CASS-ADAIR-AUDUBON AND GUTHRIE….

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND SLEET…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING. THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
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A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY CONTINUES UNTIL 6-PM AS WELL FOR POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT AND PAGE  COUNTIES.

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT FOR HARRISON AND SHELBY COUNTIES, AND UNTIL 6-P.M. FOR SAC-CRAWFORD AND CARROLL COUNTIES.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS…SNOW AND SLEET WILL COME TO AN END THIS AFTERNOON…ALTHOUGH BRIEF PERIODS OF SNOW AND EVEN FREEZING DRIZZLE MAY BE POSSIBLE TOWARDS SUNSET.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…MOST SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS HAVE ENDED ALTHOUGH UP TO AN INCH OF NEW SNOW OR A TENTH OF AN INCH OF SLEET REMAIN POSSIBLE.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS AT 10 TO 15 MPH WILL BE COMMON.

* IMPACTS…THE WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL LEAD TO HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

(2:30pm) Winter Weather Advisory/Warning update

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November 30th, 2015 by Jim Field

A Winter Weather Advisory is now in place until 6:00pm for Cass, Pottawattamie, Montgomery, Mills, Fremont, Page, Adams, Audubon, Guthrie, and Adair Counties.  The Winter Storm Warning that was in place for Cass, Adair, Audubon, Guthrie counties has been cancelled.

A Winter Storm Warning is still in place for Sac, Crawford, and Carroll Counties until 6:00pm Tuesday.  A Winter Storm Warning for Monona, Shelby, and Harrison Counties is in place until midnight Monday.

Expected snowfall totals have been drastically reduced excluding the far Northwestern Counties and minimal accumulation is now expected in Cass county.

(11:30-a.m.) Winter Weather Warning/Advisory update

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November 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Valley, NE has cancelled the Winter Storm Warning for Pottawattamie and Mills Counties, and replaced it with a Winter Weather Advisory for light snow, which is in effect until 6-p.m. 1-4″ of snow is possible in this area, on top of the ice which has fallen.

A Winter Storm Warning continues until 6-p.m. for Cass-Adair-Audubon-Guthrie-Crawford-Carroll and Sac Counties. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until Midnight for Monona-Harrison-and Shelby Counties. Anywhere from 1-to 5-inches of snow are possible in the warned area, on top of the ice that has fallen.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains for a freezing rain/snow mix is in effect until 6-pm for Adams-Madison-Union-Taylor and Ringgold Counties.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & weather info. for 11/30/2015

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November 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Today: **Winter Storm Warning until 6-p.m.** Cloudy w/fog & mixture of rain, freezing rain and sleet becoming wet snow this afternoon. High around 33. E/SE @ 10-20.
Tonight: Snow ending this evening, w/areas of flurries or freezing drizzle overnight (2-4” snow total). Low 29 W @ 10-20.
Tomorrow: Mo Cldy w/flurries, drizzle or freezing drizzle. High 33. W @ 10-20.
Wednesday: Mo. Cldy. High 35.
Thursday: P/Cldy. High 40.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 34. Our 24-hour low ending today at 7-a.m. was 29. We received .26” of precipitation over the past 24-hours. Last year on this date we reached 23 for a High and 11 was the low. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 66 in 1922, while the Record Low was -10 in 1964.
Sunrise is at 7:25-a.m.. Sunset is 4:51-p.m.

Weather Warning/Advisory update (4:30-a.m. 11/30)

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November 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A WINTER STORM WARNING remains in effect until 6-p.m. today (Monday) for Cass-Adair-Audubon-Guthrie-Dallas-Crawford-Carroll-Pottawattamie-and Mills Counties, and until midnight for Monona-Harrison and Shelby Counties.

11301In the immediate KJAN listening area, widespread freezing rain this morning is expected to transition to snow by early this afternoon and then back to rain. Total snow accumulations of 1-3″ can be expected, with ice accumulating to two- to three- tenths of an inch. This may lead to hazardous travel conditions, especially this morning. The heavy, wet snow will also be difficult to remove. 2-to 5 inches of snow is possible in counties west/northwest of Cass.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY remains in effect until 6-pm today for Adams-Madison-Union-Taylor and Ringgold Counties, where freezing rain and drizzle is expected, with up to 1/10th of an inch possible.