Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 26. SE @ 5-10. Wind chill values as low as -10.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 15. SW @ 5-10. Wind chill values as low as 5.
Friday: Partly Cloudy. High near 47. W @ 15-25
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. West southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
Saturday: Partly Cloudy. High near 47. W/NW @ 5-10.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Sunday: Mostly Cloudy. High near 45.
Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 33. Our Low this morning, -3. Last year on this date we topped out at 28, and the Low was 16. The All-Time Record High in Atlantic on March 5th was 74 in 1921. The Record Low -31 in 1960. Sunrise today is at 6:49. Sunset at 6:15.
400 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015
EARLY THIS MORNING…CLEAR. VERY COLD. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.
TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. WEST WIND AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. LOW 15 TO 20. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. MUCH WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.
SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S.
A temperature swing of 40-degrees is expected over the next 48 hours across the state. But, before the warmup, National Weather Service meteorologist Roger Vachalek says another blast of bitterly cold air will push into Iowa. “Low temperatures overnight tonight will hit around 10-below-zero near the northern border, while central Iowa and the southern portion of the state will be near zero to five above,” Vachalek says.
Much warmer air will begin to move into the state tomorrow (Thursday). “During the afternoon, we’ll warm up about 20 degrees or so and should be in the teens to lower 20s throughout central and northeast Iowa, with temperatures in the upper 20s and lower 30s in the southwest,” Vachalek says.
High temperatures on Friday and through the weekend should climb into the 40s. “We may even see highs reaching 50 on Sunday and early next week, there’s the possibility of temperatures in the mid-to-upper 50s returning to the state of Iowa,” Vachalek says.
Today: Scattered flurries are possible, otherwise skies should be Partly Cloudy. High 22. N/NW @ 10-20. Wind chill values as low as -5.
Tonight: Scattered flurries possible before 7pm; Mostly clear. Low -2. Lite & variable winds. Wind chill values as low as -10.
Thursday: Mostly Sunny. High near 27. S/SW @ 5-10. Wind chill values as low as -10.
Thu. Night: Partly cloudy. Low around 19. S @ 10-20. Wind chill values as low as 5.
Friday: Partly Cloudy. High near 47. W/SW @ 10-20.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Saturday: Partly Cloudy. High near 45.
Tuesday’s High temperature in Atlantic was 38. Our 24-hour Low ending today at 7-a.m. was 10. We received .01” of drizzle/freezing drizzle Tuesday, in Atlantic. Last year on this date we topped-out at 29 for a High and 6 was our Low. The All-Time Record High in Atlantic on March 4th, was 78 in 1921. The Record Low was -17 in 1978. Sunrise today was at 6:50. Sunset will be at 6:14.
345 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015
EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. COLDER. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. COLDER. SCATTERED FLURRIES THROUGH MID MORNING. SCATTERED FLURRIES IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING CLEAR. SCATTERED FLURRIES IN THE EVENING. LOW NEAR ZERO. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.
THURSDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. WEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S.
738 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015
…FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CREATE LOCALIZED SLICK AREAS THIS MORNING...
FREEZING DRIZZLE HAS OVERSPREAD MUCH OF CENTRAL AND WEST CENTRAL IOWA THIS MORNING. ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE LIGHT BUT WILL BE ENOUGH TO DEVELOP A GLAZE ON UNTREATED ROADWAYS AND WINDSHIELDS. IF YOU ARE OUT DRIVING THIS MORNING…PLEASE DRIVE WITH CAUTION AND BE PREPARED FOR SLICK ROADS. TEMPERATURES SHOULD WARM FROM SOUTH TO NORTH DURING THE MORNING AND GRADUALLY BRING AN
END TO THE FREEZING DRIZZLE THREAT.
Today: Cloudy & windy, w/a 30% chance of rain, freezing rain, and sleet before noon, then a slight chance of rain and snow between noon and 1pm. High near 36 early, w/temps dropping during the day. S winds @ 10-20 becoming NW this afternoon & gusting up to near 40mph. Little or no snow and sleet accumulation expected.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy w/a chance of flurries. Low around 5. N/NW @ 15-30. Wind chill values as low as -5.
Wednesday: P/Cldy. Highs around 20. N/NW @ 10-20. Wind chill values as low as -5.
Wed. Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 0.
Thursday: P/Cldy. High near 27. SW @ 5-10.
Thu. Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 20.
Friday: P/Cldy & breezy. High near 47.
Monday’s High in Atlantic was 42. Our 24-hour Low ending today at 7-a.m. was 15. We received a Trace of precipitation early this morning at the KJAN studios. Last year on this date we topped at 14 for a High and -11 was the Low. The All-Time Record High in Atlantic on March 3rd was 79 in 1983, the Record Low was -11 in 2014.
545 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS CANCELLED THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY.
PRECIPITATION HAS MOVED OUT OF THE ADVISORY AREA. HOWEVER…FREEZING RAIN WAS REPORTED ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA WITH MANY ROADWAYS AND WALKWAYS BECOMING ICE COVERED. CONTINUE TO USE CAUTION WHILE TRAVELING AS ROADS REMAIN SLICK.
PAGE COUNTIES; 520 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015
…FREEZING DRIZZLE POSSIBLE THIS MORNING…
AREAS OF DRIZZLE WILL OCCUR THIS MORNING…WITH TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM 30 TO 33 DEGREES. THUS…BE PREPARED FOR SOME SLICK SPOTS ON UNTREATED ROADWAYS…AND ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES AND IN LOW LYING AREAS. SIDEWALKS AND PARKING LOTS COULD ALSO BECOME SLICK.
State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says February will goes into the record books in the top ten in both cold and snow. Hillaker says the persistent cold is probably the thing that stands out the most about the month. “Actually only had five days where the statewide average temperature was above normal,” Hillaker says. Those were five consecutive days above normal from February 6th through the 10th. Temperatures really dropped at the end of the month.
“Our lowest temperatures of the month — actually for the whole winter — came on the last two days of February. Stanley, in Buchanan County in northeast Iowa got down to an official minus thirty degrees the morning of February 27, that’s actual temperature, not windchill,” Hillaker says, “and the next morning, Elkader in Clayton County, also got down to minus 30 degrees.” February was just a little snowier than normal.
Hillaker says most of the snow came in one storm at the beginning of the month, but overall it was the ninth snowiest and ninth coldest February. The state has kept weather records for 143 years. Overall the winter hasn’t been anything too out of the ordinary. “We are running just a little bit above normal in the snowfall, again thanks in large part to February,” Hillaker says. “So far this winter, about two-point-seven inches above normal for snowfall, which would put us at the 45th snowiest winter.”
Hillaker says winter’s worst is probably past us now as the days get longer with more sunlight heading into March.