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Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 12/28/16

Weather

December 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy & breezy. High 47. SW-NW @ 10-20.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 26. NW @ 10-20.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 38. NW @ 15-25.

Friday: P/Cldy. High 45.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. High 35.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 45. Our 24-Hour Low (ending at 7-a.m. today) was 24. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 23 and the low was 17. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 65 in 1984. The Record Low was -25 in 1924.

NWS forecast for Cass & surrounding Counties in IA: 12/28/16

Weather

December 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Early this morning: Mostly clear. Low in the upper 20s. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Today: Partly sunny. High in the mid 40s. West wind 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Breezy. Low in the mid 20s. West wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, breezy. High in the upper 30s. Northwest wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Low around 20. West wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph through midnight.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High in the lower 40s.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low in the mid 20s.
Saturday: Partly sunny. High in the mid 30s.

Surplus soil moisture in parts of Iowa and Upper Midwest

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

December 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

There’s a lot of soil moisture in the north central Corn Belt and DTN meteorologist Bryce Anderson says it could impact the 2017 planting and growing season. “Parts of northeastern Iowa, southern Minnesota, parts of Wisconsin…that’s a very high producing sector of the Corn Belt,” Anderson says.

Soil moisture has been an issue for much of the past 10 years, except for the drought in 2012. “There’s been some planting problems during the spring time and I think this is likely to happen again,” Anderson says.

He says there are adequate to surplus soil moisture supplies in northern and eastern Iowa, much of Minnesota, Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and parts of Indiana. Anderson says it won’t take much rain to bring those levels “over the top.”

(Reporting by Julie Harker, Brownfield Ag News)

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 12/27/16

Weather

December 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High 43. W-SW @ 10-15.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 24. SW @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 47. SW-NW @ 10-20.

Thursday: P/Cldy & cooler. High 37.

Friday: P/Cldy. High 43.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 34. Our 24-Hour Low (ending at 7-a.m. today) was 24. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 23 and the low was 11. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 65 in 1946. The Record Low was -21 in 1924.

NWS forecast for Cass & surrounding Counties in IA, 12/27/16

Weather

December 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

337 AM CST TUE DEC 27 2016

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLEAR. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

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

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. BREEZY. LOW IN THE MID 20S. WEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY…SUNNY, BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW 15 TO 20.

FRIDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S.

Most Iowa, Nebraska customers are power back, utilities say

News, Weather

December 26th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Utility companies have restored power to most of their Iowa and Nebraska customers following the high winds and heavy rains on Christmas. The National Weather Service says wind gusts of 70 mph were recorded Sunday night at the Norfolk and Wayne airports in Nebraska, and gusts exceeding 60 mph knocked out power to more than 4,300 customers in the Sioux City, Iowa, area.

MidAmerican Energy in Des Moines said Monday morning that fewer than 200 customers were still without power. Nebraska Public Power District says only a dozen or so of its customers haven’t gotten back their electricity.

In Nebraska, nearly an inch of rain was recorded in Fremont and Lincoln over the past 24 hours. In Iowa, more than eight-tenths of an inch was reported in Council Bluffs.

NWS forecast for Cass County (IA) & surrounding counties (12/26)

Weather

December 26th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

207 AM CST MON DEC 26 2016

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY, BREEZY, COLDER. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. WEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

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

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY…SUNNY, BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S.

Blizzards, ice storms wreak havoc across northern plains

News, Weather

December 26th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) — Travel conditions remain hazardous across much of the northern Great Plains as a winter storm continues to sweep across the region. The combination of freezing rain, snow and high winds that forced the shutdown Sunday of vast stretches of highways in the Dakotas was forecast to continue into Monday morning. The storm has also caused widespread power outages in the Dakotas, Nebraska and western Iowa.

As of 1 a.m. Monday, the South Dakota Rural Electric Association was reporting 10,231 “member-consumer-owners” were without power. In Nebraska, high winds were cited for hundreds of power outages in central and eastern portions of the state.

The weather service office in Bismarck, North Dakota, predicted snow accumulations of 8 to 15 inches in western parts of the state and thunderstorms in the central region.

Significant Weather Advisory for NW Shelby County until 5:15-p.m.

Weather

December 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHWESTERN SHELBY…
NORTHEASTERN HARRISON AND EASTERN MONONA COUNTIES UNTIL 515 PM CST…

At 442 PM CST, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Smithland to 4 miles northeast of Logan. Movement was northeast at 45 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include…
Ute, Defiance, Moorhead, Woodbine, Mapleton, Dunlap, Soldier,
Castana, Rodney, Schaben Park, Manteno Recreation Area and Willow
Lake Recreation Area.

Gusty winds expected in Cass & area Counties this evening

Weather

December 25th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

434 PM CST Sun Dec 25 2016
Sac-Crawford-Carroll-Audubon-Guthrie-Cass-Adair-Adams-Union-Taylor-Ringgold Counties …GUSTY WINDS WITH LINE OF STORMS… A LINE OF STORMS IS MOVING EAST NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH THROUGH WEST CENTRAL IOWA. THE STORMS WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA THROUGH 630 PM. BRIEF HEAVY RAINFALL…AND WIND GUSTS OF 40 TO 55 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THESE STORMS.