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Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: Monday, 8/14/17

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August 14th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy to cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. High 81. S @ 10-15.

Tonight: Shwrs ending; Partly cloudy. Low 67. N @ 5.

Tomorrow: P/cldy to cldy w/a chance of scatt. Shwrs & tstrms late. High 83. SE @ 10-15.

Tom. Night: Scattered shwrs & tstrms. Low 70.

Wednesday: Mo. Cldy w/showers & thunderstorms. High 81.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High 81.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 80. We received .01” rain, Sunday into early today. Our 24-hour Low for the past 24-hours was 61. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 86 and the low was 58. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 107 in 1936. The Record Low for this date was 45 in 1929.

Skyscan weather forecast for Atlantic & the area, 8/13/17

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August 13th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy early, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 81. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts to near 20 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy w/a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms developing late. Low around 63. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday: Partly sunny, w/a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. High near 83. Southwest wind around 5-10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy w/a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low around 67. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday: A slight chance of thunderstorms before 7am, otherwise partly sunny, with a high near 87. Light south southeast wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy w/a 60% chance of showers & thunderstorms after midnight. Low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy w/a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 83.

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 83. Our 24-hour Low (ending at 7-a.m. today) will be 49. (At 6-a.m. in Atlantic, it was 61). Last year on this date, the High was 85, and the Low was 59. The All-Time Record High for Aug. 13th in Atlantic, was 101 in 1917. The All-Time Record Low on this date was 39 in 1964.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 8/12/17

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August 12th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High 84. E @ 5-10.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 60. SE @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Partly sunny w/a 30% chance of rain. High 82. S/SE @5-10.

Tom. Night: Mo.Cldy w/a 20% chance of showers. Low 65.

Monday: Partly sunny w/a 20% chance of rain. High 86.

Tuesday: Mo. Sunny. High around 90.

Wednesday: Mo. Cldy w/a chance of showers & thunderstorms. High 85.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 81. Our Low this morning, was 49. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 81 and the low was 59. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 108 in 1936. The Record Low for this date was 42 in 2004.

Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals ending at 7:00 am on Friday, August 11

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

August 11th, 2017 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .05″
  • Anita  .04″
  • Council Bluffs  .1″
  • Clarinda  .03″

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 8/11/17

Weather

August 11th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of patchy fog this morning; Partly cloudy & mild. High 81. N @ 10-15.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 54.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cloudy. High 80. SE @5-10.

Tom. Night: Mo.Cldy w/a slight chance of showers. Low 58.

Sunday: Scattered afternoon showers possible, mainly in the afternoon. High 78.

Monday: Any showers will be ending; Mo. Cldy. High around 80.

We received .05” rain, Thursday at the KJAN studios. Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 84. Our Low this morning was 54. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 93 and the low was 68. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 104 in 1894. The Record Low for this date was 40 in 1902.

Iowa scientists report it’s not the heat, it is the humidity

News, Weather

August 10th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

A group of Iowa scientists say humidity levels are intensifying in Iowa and it’s a signal climate change is real. The group’s “2017 Iowa Climate Statement” uses a familiar adage as its title: “It’s not just the heat, it’s the humidity.”  “Certainly it’s the combination of temperature and humidity that makes it feel so hot in Iowa in the summertime.”

That’s Elizabeth A. Stone, a chemistry professor at the University of Iowa. Stone and the other climate scientists report that humidity levels in the state have been rising significantly since 1971.  “Humidity is one of the meteorological variables that is continuously monitored at a number of locations around the state,” Stone says, “and so we went back and reanalyzed some of the data from the last about 45 years at eight longterm monitoring sites in Iowa.”

Humidity levels rose at all sites and during all four seasons, according to Stone. “In particular, we found eight to 23 percent increases in absolute humidity across the state,” Stone says, “with the highest increases in humidity observed in eastern Iowa and lower increases in the west.”

Humidity is linked to the amount of water vapor in the air. The Iowa scientists say rising humidity levels are leading to increased flooding and increased demand for air conditioning — and that translates into additional costs for Iowans. “Humidity is certainly an intrinsic part of the water cycle and so higher humidity in the air does have a number of effects,” Stone says, “including increased rainfall, more waterlogged soils and it’s also associated with more extreme thunderstorm events.”

Stone is among 190 scientists from 39 colleges and universities in Iowa who signed onto this year’s Iowa Climate Statement.

(Radio Iowa)

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 8/10/17

Weather

August 10th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy w/a slight chance of isolated showers. High 83. S-N @ 10.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 58.  NW @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 81. N @10.

Saturday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/isolated afternoon showers possible. High around 80.

Sunday: Cldy w/a slight chance of shwrs. High around 78.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 81. We had a few, brief sprinkles Wednesday afternoon. Our Low this morning was 56. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 93 and the low was 73. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 105 in 1894. The Record Low for this date was 42 in 1967.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 8/09/17

Weather

August 9th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Becoming cloudy, w/a 30% chance of scatt. Shwrs & tstrms late this afternoon. High 80. S @ 10-15.

Tonight: Cldy w/a 30% chance of shwrs & tstrms. Low 64.  S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Becoming partly cloud. High around 80. NW @10-15.

Friday: P/Cldy. High around 80.

Saturday: P/Cldy to cldy w/a slight chance of shwrs. High around 78.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 82. Our Low this morning was 50. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 88 and the low was 68. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 111 in 1934. The Record Low for this date was 44 in 1927.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 8/08/17

Weather

August 8th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of morning fog; P/Sunny to Sunny. High 81. E/SE @ 5-10.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 58.  SE @ 5.

Tomorrow: Cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. High 77. S @10-15.

Thursday: Showers ending in the morning; P/Cldy. High around 80.

Friday: P/Cldy. High again around 80.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 80. Our Low this morning was 49. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 80 and the low was 58. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 111 in 1934. The Record Low for this date was 39 in 1904.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: Monday, 8/07/17

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August 7th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Area of morning fog; Partly cloudy w/isolated showers & thunderstorms. High 78. NE @ 10.

Tonight: Isolated shwrs ending; P/Cldy. Low 55.  Winds light & variable.

Tomorrow: P/Sunny to Sunny. High near 80. V @ 5-10.

Wednesday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scatt. Shwrs & tstrms. High 76.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High 80.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 77. Our Low this morning, 56. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 79 and the low was 57. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 103 in 1937. The Record Low for this date was 45 in 1989.