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After snowy, cold November, the December ahead may be warmer

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December 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

There’s a good chance of a December ahead that’s actually warmer than the November we just finished, according to the state climatologist. Harry Hillaker says it was a particularly chilly November and the snowiest November Iowa’s seen in 23 years. “Temperatures for the state ran about 7 degrees below normal, our coldest November since 1996 and it actually ranks the 7th coldest November among 142 years of records,” Hillaker says. “It’s pretty unusual to see a November this cold.” Some Iowans love the snow, but many of us were displeased at the amount of flakes that fell during the month, especially since it’s still technically still fall until December 21st.

“On the snowfall end of things, I was kind of surprised when I looked these numbers up, but it was our snowiest November since 1991 for a statewide average of 5 inches of snow, which is about double the usual amount for November,” he says. Hillaker says December could bring some warmer weather to the state. “Generally speaking, we’re looking for December temperatures probably to end up being above normal,” Hillaker says. “Obviously, we’re quite cold on this first day of the month, but by Thursday or so, we may be up a little above normal and we look to be staying that way, at least for the foreseeable future.”

The month ahead could also end up being above-normal for precipitation. He cautions, even with the prediction it will be warmer than normal, it may still be cold enough to snow, and with the above-normal precip prediction, that could mean a very snowy December.

(Radio Iowa)

Nov. 2014 Weather stats for Atlantic

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December 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(Information compiled at KJAN, the Official National Weather Service reporting site for Atlantic)

The Average High for the month of November in Atlantic, was 41. The Average Low was 18. The warmest day was on Nov. 5th when we reached 63-degrees. The lowest temp was 3 degrees on the 14th.

Snowfall for the month amounted to 3.9-inches, which, when melted and combined with the rainfall, totaled .45″ of liquid precipitation.  The largest amount of snow fell on Nov. 15th, when we received 2.5″.

Normal precipitation for the month is 1.85 inches. The normal Average High in November is 46 degrees, with the normal Average Low is 27.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather forecast, Mon. 12/1/2014

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December 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic.

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NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: 12/1/2014

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December 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today – Mostly sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -5. North wind 6 to 11 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Tonight – Partly cloudy, with a low around 9. Wind chill values as low as -5. East wind 6 to 11 mph becoming south after midnight.
Tuesday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. Wind chill values as low as -5. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Tuesday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. South southwest wind 7 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.
Wednesday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. North wind 7 to 11 mph.
Wednesday Night – Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Thursday – Partly sunny, with a high near 34.

NWS forecast for Cass & area counties: Sun., 11/30/2014

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November 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

EARLY THIS MORNING...CLOUDY…BREEZY…COLDER. NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.

TODAY…CLOUDY THROUGH MID MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. MUCH COLDER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOW AROUND 10. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

MONDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TUESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH AROUND 40. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

WEDNESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S.

Skyscan Forecast 11-29-2014

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November 29th, 2014 by Chris Parks

 

Today: Sunny, with a high near 60. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Patchy fog between midnight and 5am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 26. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 16 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as zero. Windy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. Wind chill values as low as -5. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 21. North wind 7 to 11 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. Breezy.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.

 

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Skyscan Forecast for the KJAN listening area: Sat., 11/29/2014

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November 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today – Sunny, with a high near 60. South southwest wind 8 to 10 mph.
Tonight – Patchy fog between 10pm and 5am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Light and variable wind becoming north 6 to 11 mph after midnight.

Sunday – Partly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 15 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as zero. Windy, with a north wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Sunday Night – Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -5. North wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Monday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 22. North wind 7 to 11 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Tuesday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. Breezy.

KJAN listening area weather forecast: 11/28/14

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November 28th, 2014 by Chris Parks

 

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Patchy fog after 9pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 31. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 56. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Patchy fog. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 29. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north after midnight.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 29. Windy, with a north wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 22.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. Breezy.

 

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(Podcast) Skyscan Weather Forecast: Thu., 11/27/2014

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November 27th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The KJAN listening area forecast and weather information for Atlantic.

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KJAN listening area weather forecast: 11/27/14

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November 27th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

345 AM CST THU NOV 27 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. MUCH COLDER. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. AREAS OF FOG. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. MUCH COLDER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S.