Here’s the forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, and the weather stats for Atlantic….
351 AM CST WED JAN 18 2012
TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. VERY COLD. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. OCCASIONAL FLURRIES. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.
THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. COLDER. HIGH AROUND 15. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.
THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. SOUTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.
FRIDAY…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 40 PERCENT.
FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 10.
SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S.
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Here’s the forecast for the KJAN listening area, and the weather stats for Atlantic….
356 AM CST TUE JAN 17 2012
TODAY…CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BREEZY. MUCH COLDER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. COLDER. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. WEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED FLURRIES AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW 10 TO 15. WEST WIND AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. COLDER. HIGH AROUND 20. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOW 10 TO 15. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S.
FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW 15 TO 20. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S.
934 PM CST MON JAN 16 2012
…SNOW HEADING INTO IOWA OVERNIGHT…
AN AREA OF SNOW WILL DEVELOP TO THE WEST OF IOWA AND OVERSPREAD A LARGE PART OF SOUTHWEST INTO CENTRAL…AND NORTHEAST IOWA OVERNIGHT. THE MAIN AREA OF SNOW WILL BEGIN OVER SOUTHWEST INTO CENTRAL IOWA AROUND MIDNIGHT…AND SPREAD TO THE NORTHEAST COUNTIES BY 3 OR 4 AM. THE SNOW WILL END WEST OF INTERSTATE 35 BEFORE SUNRISE…AND OVER NORTHEAST IOWA BY MID MORNING. TOTAL NEW SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE IN THE ONE TO THREE INCH RANGE…WITH SOME LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 30 MPH…RESULTING IN DRIFTING OF THE SNOW…ALONG WITH PATCHY BLOWING SNOW LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY.
Here’s the forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area…
339 AM CST MON JAN 16 2012 NWS/Des Moines
TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. COLDER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. TEMPERATURE STEADY OR SLOWLY FALLING IN THE AFTERNOON. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LIGHT SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY… COLDER. SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO 1 INCH. LOW 15 TO 20. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT.
TUESDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BREEZY…COLDER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.
TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. COLDER. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOW AROUND 15. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S.
(source: Nat’l. Weather Service/Des Moines – valid 5-a.m. Sat.)
Today: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 40. North northwest wind between 6 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 23. West wind 7 to 10 mph becoming south.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 53. Windy, with a south southwest wind between 11 and 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. North northwest wind between 5 and 13 mph.
M.L.King Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 35. North northeast wind between 8 and 13 mph.
Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy and blustery, with a low around 15.
Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly sunny and blustery, with a high near 20.
Here’s the Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic, and the KJAN listening area….