359 AM CDT WED MAR 21 2012 National Weather Service/Des Moines
EARLY THIS MORNING…PERIODS OF RAIN. SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN NEAR 100 PERCENT.
TODAY…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING…THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. EAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 60 PERCENT.
TONIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.
FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.
FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S.
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S.
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S.
Here’s the forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, from Freese-Notis Meteorologist Harvey Freese, and the weather stats for Atlantic, from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….
(prepared 4:10-a.m., Nat’l. Weather Service/Des Moines)
Today…Occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms. Cooler. High in the mid 60s. South wind near 10 mph shifting to the east with gusts to around 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
Tonight…Cloudy. Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms through midnight…then a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Low in the mid 50s. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph through midnight. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Wednesday…Cloudy with a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. High in the upper 60s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Wednesday Night…Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms. Low around 50. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Thursday…Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. High in the lower 60s. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
Thursday Night…Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Low in the upper 40s.
Friday…Partly sunny with a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. High in the mid 60s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
The National Weather Service says there is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms in the KJAN listening area this afternoon and tonight. The main threat at this time appears to be from large hail and damaging winds, and, although heavy rain is also possible (1-2″), the flooding threat remains low. Spotter activation may be needed today and tonight across portions of west central and southwest Iowa.
Periods of showers and thunderstorms can be expected Tuesday through Thursday. The Weather Service says there is a low chance of an isolated thunderstorm across southern Iowa Tuesday, but the widespread threat for severe weather remains minimal.
Here’s the forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area from Freese-Notis Meteorologist Harvey Freese, and the weather stats for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….
The temperature in Atlantic this (Sunday) afternoon reached 81-degrees, which is a record for this date. The old record of 80, was set 94 years ago, in 1918. Saturday’s high was 82, which was only two-degrees shy of tying the record set back in 1894. The near week-long string of record breaking highs appears to have come to an end. The forecast for the work week calls for showers and thunderstorms Monday through Thursday, with highs starting out in the low 70′s, and ending in the mid-to upper- 60′s.
SKYSCAN FORECAST Saturday, March 17, 2012 Chris Parks
Today: Slight chance showers in morning. Otherwise, Sunny. S @ 10-20. H 81
Tonight: Partly Cloudy. S @ 15-20. L 61
Sunday: Partly Sunny. S @ 15-25. H 79.
Monday: Showers and T’storms. S @ 15-20. H 71.
Tuesday: Showers and T’storms likely. Mostly Cloudy. H 62.
For the third time in less than a week, Atlantic has broken the record for a High temperature. We topped out at 78-degrees this (Friday) afternoon, which beat the old record of 77 set on March 16th in 1966 and 2003.
Wednesday’s high of 78 broke the record of 72 set in 1908, and on Tuesday, our high of 79 in Atlantic broke a record set in 2007. The National Weather Service says near record highs across the area are possible again on Saturday. Here in Atlantic, we look for a high near 80.
650 AM CDT FRI MAR 16 2012
…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING. WIDESPREAD FOG WITH VISIBILITIES OF A QUARTER MILE OR LESS HAS DEVELOPED OVER WESTERN IOWA. CONDITIONS SHOULD BEGIN TO IMPROVE BY 900 AM OR 1000 AM HOWEVER WITH VISIBILITIES OF AT LEAST SEVERAL MILES BY THAT TIME.
FOG WILL SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND PRODUCE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS EARLY THIS MORNING.
540 AM CDT FRI MAR 16 2012
Counties: EMMET-PALO ALTO-POCAHONTAS-SAC-CALHOUN-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-CASS-ADAMS-TAYLOR-
DENSE FOG OVER PARTS OF WESTERN IOWA THIS MORNING:
FOG HAS DEVELOPED OVER MUCH OF WESTERN IOWA THIS MORNING AND IS
EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGH AT LEAST 900 AM. THE FOG WILL BE DENSE IN SPOTS AS WELL WITH VISIBILITIES DOWN TO A QUARTER MILE OR LESS. MOTORISTS SHOULD ALLOW FOR EXTRA TRAVEL TIME EARLY THIS MORNING AND DRIVE CAUTIOUSLY WITH INCREASED DISTANCE BETWEEN VEHICLES.