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Shelby County Fire Danger remains “Moderate”

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

November 6th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Shelby County Emergency Management officials report the Fire Danger level in the County will remain MODERATE this week, at least through Thursday morning, when the next report comes out. Operations Director Jason Wickizer says winds are expected to remain below 12-MPH, and precipitation is in the forecast for the next 24 hours. Relative humidity’s will drop into the middle 30’s which could cause control issues with the 12 MPH wind, however long term humidity’s are forecast to be over 50%.  Persons planning a controlled burn of brush, fields or other field/ditch type material, should notify their local Fire Chief.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 11/6/17

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November 6th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy w/a chance of flurries this morning & sprinkles this afternoon. High 42. NE @ 10-15.

Tonight: Cloudy to partly cloudy. Low 29. NE @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 42. N @ 10.

Wednesday: Mostly Sunny. High 49.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High 38.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 49. Our Low this morning (as of 5-a.m.) was 26. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 66 and the low was 37. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 77 in 1915. The Record Low for this date was 9 in1991.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 11/5/17

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November 5th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Patchy fog before 7am. Cloudy skies this morning, becoming Mostly Sunny. High near 47. North wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 38. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 20.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 43.

Skyscan Forecast 11/04/2017

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November 4th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast  Saturday, November 4, 2017  Richard Garuckas

Today: Mostly cloudy. Mild. S @ 5-10. High 56.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Light and variable winds. Low 42.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Cooler. N @10-15, gusting to 25. High 47

Monday: Mostly cloudy. High 41.

Tuesday: Partly sunny. High 40.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 45.

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Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 11/3/17

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November 3rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy to cloudy. High 52. E @ 10-15.

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy w/light rain late. Low 37. SE @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Mo. Cldy w/light rain in the morning; P/Cldy. In the afternoon. High 56. SE @ 10-20.

Sunday: Mo. Cldy. High 52.

Monday: Mo. Cldy. High 43.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 54. Our Low this morning was 30. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 75 and the low was 36. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 77 in 2008. The Record Low for this date was 6 in1966.

Shelby County Fire Danger category changed to MODERATE for the next few days

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

November 2nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Shelby County Emergency Management officials say as the winds subside, and precipitation is in the forecast for Friday, they will change the Fire Danger Level in the County to the MODERATE category, until Monday.  They caution Fire Chiefs, however, that the air mass will be in place with very little venting which means smoke from controlled burns will remain in the area for extended time frame.  If someone wants to do a larger controlled burn that could cause some visibility and health issues adjacent to the burn area.

October was Iowa’s 4th wettest on record

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November 2nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Iowa’s weather in the just completed month of October will be remembered for being extremely wet. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says the statewide average rainfall for the month was 5.34 inches. “We ended up having the fourth wettest October in 145 years of Iowa weather records with precipitation averaging just about exactly twice what’s normal for this time of the year,” Hillaker said. The bulk of the rain fell over the first half of the month, which delayed the harvest of corn and soybeans for most Iowa farmers. “The last time we had a wetter October was back in 2009, which was the last time the harvest progress was further behind than what it is right now,” Hillaker said.

Every corner of the state received above normal rainfall in October except for one city in east-central Iowa. Maquoketa had a slightly below average precipitation total for the month. “A couple of places had their record wettest October – Sioux City and Grundy Center, two different parts of the state – both had their wettest October on record,” Hillaker said. In Atlantic, we received 4.82 inches of rain in October. The normal is 2.76 inches. The statewide average temperature for October was 54 degrees, about three degrees above normal. It was unusually warm over the first two-thirds of the month and there were 11 days where at least one location in the state reached at least 80 degrees. “The highest reading was 88 degrees on October 2nd in Burlington and several other southern Iowa locations,” Hillaker said.

In Atlantic, our Average High for the month was 65, which was just one-half degree warmer than normal. The warmest day was on the 2nd, when we reached 84. The Average Low was 42. Normally, it’s 39. The coldest morning was on the 31st, when we bottomed out at 21 on the thermometer. The coldest temperature recorded in the state last month was 14 degrees on October 28th in Little Sioux and October 31st in Sheldon. During the month of November, in Atlantic, we typically receive 1.85 inches of precipitation, the Average High is 46, and the Average Low is 27.

(Local records compiled at the KJAN studios, the official National Weather Service site for Atlantic.)

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 11/2/17

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November 2nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; Partly cloudy to cloudy. High near 50. NE @ 5-10.

Tonight: P/Cldy to Cloudy. Low 31. NE @ 5.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to cloudy. High near 50. E/SE @ 10.

Saturday: A chance of morning showers, otherwise P/Sunny. High 58.

Sunday: Mo. Cldy. High 54.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 48. Our 24-hour Low was 33. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 67 and the low was 37. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 77 in 1965 & 2015. The Record Low for this date was 5 in1966.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 11/1/17

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November 1st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy. High near 50. S @ 10-20.

Tonight: Cloudy. Low 37. NE @ 5-10

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. High near 50. NE @ 10-15.

Friday: Mo. Cldy. High 52.

Saturday: Mo. Cldy w/light rain. High 54.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 36 Our Low (24-hour Low ending at 7-a.m.) was 20 (@ 5:20-a.m. it was 32 degrees). Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 76 and the low was 44. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 78 in 1933. The Record Low for this date was 10 in1895.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 10/31/17

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October 31st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny this morning; Becoming P/Cldy this afternoon. High 42. SE @ 5-10.

Tonight: Cloudy to P/Cldy. Low 31. SE @ 5.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 53. S @ 10-20.

Thursday: Mo. Cldy. High 53.

Friday: Mo. Cldy. High 51.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 43 Our Low this morning was 20. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 69 and the low was 45. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 83 in 1950 & 1953. The Record Low for this date was 11 in1954.