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Iowans have a few more days of warmth, then, reality sets in

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November 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Iowans are enjoying much warmer-than-normal weather for mid-November this week, with high temperatures daily in the 60s and 70s, but forecasters say the end is near. Climatologist Dennis Todey, director of the U-S-D-A’s Midwest Climate Hub in Ames, says highs will only be in the 40s by the weekend with lows dropping into the 20s.  “We are finally starting to see that fall transition that we would expect to have where we start seeing more cold air coming through the region and the jet stream will get more active,” Todey says. “It does look like several more storm systems will be coming through the middle part of the country.”

Todey says his team is watching the weather developments upstream, across Canada, into Alaska and clear over into Russia. “There has been activity recently in Siberia with a chunk of cold air,” Todey says. “That’s a ways away but it’s something you start watching to say, ‘Is there enough cold over there that could move up on the pole and eventually start to slide down?’ That’s not going to get here tomorrow but it’s worth watching further out.”

Temperatures in Siberia have been running some 50 degrees below normal with heavy snow in the past few weeks. Todey says Iowans likely won’t be seeing any snow fly soon and in some areas, a hard killing frost may still be a few weeks away. “Any trees or perennials that were still actively growing, could there be enough of a cold snap that would damage them?” Todey says, “Right now, we don’t see that sharp cold that we’ve seen a few times over the last century, where we’ve had these really warm falls and then a short cold snap. We really are not seeing that coming up right now.”

Todey says it appears more likely that a La Nina pattern will take form this winter, which could mean below-normal temperatures and above-normal snowfall.

(Radio Iowa)

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 11/15/16

Weather

November 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of morning fog; Partly cloudy. High 68. SW-NW @ 10-20.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 35.

Tomorrow: Area of morning fog; P/Cldy. High near 70. SW @ 15-30

Thursday: P/Cldy. High near 70.

Friday: Cldy, windy, a chance of rain. High early around 50 w/temps falling during the day.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 64. Our Low this morning was 29. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 59 and the low was 42. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 75 in 2001. The Record Low was -7 in 1940.

NWS forecast for Cass & surrounding Counties in IA: 11/15/16

Weather

November 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Early This Morning: Mostly clear. South wind near 5 mph.
Today: Sunny. High in the upper 60s. South wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low in the upper 30s. Northwest wind near 5 mph shifting to the east after midnight.
Wednesday: Sunny. High in the upper 60s. South wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Warmer. Low in the mid 50s. South wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Breezy. High in the lower 70s. South wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of thunderstorms through midnight, then a chance of light showers and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Low in the upper 40s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light rain in the afternoon. Windy. Much cooler. High in the upper 40s.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 11/14/16

Weather

November 14th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of morning fog; Partly cloudy. High 63. Winds variable @ 5-10.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 35.  S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High near 68. SW-NW @ 10-20

Wednesday: P/Cldy. High 68.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High around 70

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 64. Our Low this morning (as of 5-a.m.) was 32. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 64 and the low was 33. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 72 in1897, 1964 & 1990. The Record Low was -5 in 1940.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area, Sun. 11/13/16

Weather

November 13th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Sunny & breezy, with a high near 63. South southwest winds 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 39. South southwest winds 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 61. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 37. Light and variable winds becoming southwest around 5 mph after midnight.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 65. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.
Wednesday: Sunny & breezy, with a high near 67.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 11/12/16

Weather

November 12th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High 54. SW @ 5-15.

Tonight: Clear. Low 35.  S-SW @ 10-15.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High near 60. SW @ 10-20

Sunday Night: P/Cldy. Low 39

Monday: Mo. Sunny. High 59.

Tuesday: P/Cldy. High 66

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 55. Our 24-hour Low this morning was 22. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 52 and the low was 26. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 73 in 2005. The Record Low was -4 in 1968.

KJAN listening area weather forecast from the NWS: 11/12/16

Weather

November 12th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

338 AM CST SAT NOV 12 2016

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLEAR…COLDER. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 30S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

MONDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TUESDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 11/11/16

Weather

November 11th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High 57. NW @ 10-15.

Tonight: Clear. Low 25.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High near 60. SW @ 10.

Sunday & Monday: Partly cloudy. High’s both days around 65.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 70. Our 24-hour Low this morning (as of 7-a.m.) was 39. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 61 and the low was 33. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 73 in 1964 & 2005. The Record Low was -10 in 1986.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 11/10/16

Weather

November 10th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today:Partly cloudy, windy & warm. High 72. SW @ 15-25 w/higher gusts.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 40. N @ 10-15.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny & cooler. High 58. NE @ 10-15.

Saturday: Mo. Sunny. High near 60.

Sunday: P/Cldy. High around 65.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 60. Our 24-hour Low (ending at 7-a.m.) will be 26. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 60 and the low was 37. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 76 in 1927. The Record Low was 3 in 1986.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 11/9/16

Weather

November 9th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Area of fog this morning; Mostly sunny. High 65. W @ 10.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 38.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 74. SW @ 15-25.

Friday: Mo. Sunny. High near 60.

Saturday: P/Cldy. High around 62.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 64. Our Low this morning was 26.  Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 61 and the low was 32. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 73 in 1999. The Record Low was 8 in 1973.