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Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area, 2/20/2017

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February 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 4:45-a.m.)

Today (Washington’s Birthday): Cloudy w/Showers & thunderstorms High 67. S winds 10-20 becoming westerly this afternoon.

Tonight: Showers and light rain ending early. Becoming P/Cldy. Low 34. W @ 10.

Tuesday: Sunny. High near 70. W @10-15 w/gusts to near 25.

Wednesday: P/Cldy. High near 70.

Thursday: Mo. Cldy w/a chance of light rain. High near 47.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic of 71 degrees broke the record High of 66 set in 1930. We received .25” of an inch of rain overnight until 7-a.m. today. Our 24-hour Low ending today at 7-a.m., was 32. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 53 and the low was 29. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 65 in 1925. The Record Low was -19 in 1978.

Skyscan Forecast for the KJAN listening area: 2/19/2017

Weather

February 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny & breezy. High near 71. Winds becoming S @ 15-25.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy w/a 60% chance of scattered showers & thunderstorms. Low around 55. South wind around 10-15 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday (Washington’s Birthday): Cloudy & breezy w/a 60% chance showers & possibly a thunderstorm. High near 67. S @ 10-20 w/gusts to 25. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. West wind 7 to 9 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 73. Southwest wind 7 to 14 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 2/18/17

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February 18th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High 63. N @ 5-10.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 37. E/SE @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. High 71. S/SE @ 10-15.

Sunday night: Cloudy w/a 50% chance of rain. Low around 53.

Monday: Mo. Cldy w/a 60% chance of rain. High 64.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 67.

Wednesday: Partly Sunny. High 69.

Friday’s High in Atlantic of 71 degrees broke the record High of 67 set in 1981. Our Low this morning ending at 7-a.m. (24-hour Low) was 25. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 62 and the low was 35. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 66 in 1930. The Record Low was -25 in 1978.

High Fire Danger across parts of western/s.w. IA today (Friday)

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

February 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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Unseasonably warm temperatures and dry conditions will result in elevated fire weather concern today across much of the area. Relative humidity this afternoon will fall to around 20 percent in southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa with southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. A cold front will move into northeast Nebraska during the afternoon with humidity there between 25 and 30 percent and northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.

File photo (area field fire March 2014)

Outdoor burning is discouraged due to the increased fire danger today. Use extra caution if using motorized vehicles in grassy areas and handle the disposal of smoking material with care.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area (2/17/17)

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February 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High 72. SW @ 10-20.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 34. NW @ 5.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 63. Winds variable @ 5-10.

Sunday: P/Cldy to cldy. High around 65.

Monday: Mo. Cldy w/light rain. High near 60.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic of 64 degrees broke the record High of 62 set in 1921 & 1961. Our 24-hour Low was 29. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 41 and the low was 29. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 67 in 1981. The Record Low was -34 in 1958.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, 2/16/17

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February 16th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High 63. SW @ 10-20.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 36. SW @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High near 70. SW @ 10-20.

Saturday: P/Cldy. High around 60.

Sunday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High near 60.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 47. Our Low was 25. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 34 and the low was 29. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 62 in 1921 & 1961. The Record Low was -33 in 1958.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 2/15/17

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February 15th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High 50. NW-W @ 10-15.

Tonight: Fair to P/Cldy. Low 30. SW @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 63. SW @ 10-20.

Friday: P/Cldy. High 68.

Saturday: P/Cldy. High near 60.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 49. Our Low this morning was 25. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 45 and the low was 28. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 72 in 1921. The Record Low was -31 in 1905.

Freese-Notis Forecast for Atlantic & the area – Tuesday, 2/14/18

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February 14th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High 48. NW @ 10-20.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 21.

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny. High 48. W @ 10.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High near 60.

Friday: P/Cldy. High 65.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 49. Our Low this morning was 23.Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 31 and the low was 17. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 68 in 1934. The Record Low was -20 in 1936.

Like watching storms? Severe weather spotter training courses start soon

News, Weather

February 13th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

We’re all impacted by the weather, one way or another, but Iowans who have a keen interest in the actions of Mother Nature should consider becoming an official spotter. Kelsey Angle, the warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says spotter training classes start next week at locations all across the state. “Storm spotter training is training people to identify when severe weather does occur and then how to report that information to the National Weather Service,” Angle says. “These people are extremely important in the verification process in regards to severe weather and also putting that information into the warnings and statements that we distribute to the public.”

Over the years, more than 45-hundred weather spotters have been trained in central Iowa alone and Angle says they’re an exceptionally valuable resource. “The training is free and open to the public,” Angle says. “Participants will go through an hour-and-a-half of training which will include identification of tornadoes, how to measure hail, as well as describe wind damage and how to report that information back to the National Weather Service.”

Sometimes, young people become especially fascinated by the weather and they can make excellent spotters — for life. “There is no age limit associated with the training,” Angle says. “Anybody that has an interest in weather and reporting information to the National Weather Service is welcome to attend.”

Even if you’ve gone through the training before, he suggests taking the course every year as a refresher. Thirty-three spotter training sessions are planned just in central Iowa through April, with the first course scheduled for February 21st in Webster County.

Locally, Storm Spotter Training classes are being offered:

  • In Cass County: 7-p.m. Wed., March 8th, at the Cass County Courthouse, in Atlantic. For more information, call Cass County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Kennon at 712-243-1500.
  • In Adair and Guthrie Counties: 7-p.m. Wed., March 15th, at the Menlo Community Building, in Menlo. For more info., call Adair-Guthrie EMC Bob Kempf at 641-332-3030.
  • In Union County: 7-p.m. Tue., March 21st, at the Alliant Bldg. upstairs conference room (208 W. Taylor), in Creston. For more info., call Union County EMC JoAnne Duckworth at 641-782-1622.

(Radio Iowa)

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 2/13/17

Weather

February 13th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly sunny. High 54. W/SW @ 10-15.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 28. NW @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny. High 48. N @ 10-15.

Tuesday: P/Cldy. High 46.

Wednesday: P/Cldy. High 58.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 47. Our Low this morning was 21.Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 17 and the low was 4. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 63 in 1934. The Record Low was -30 in 1905.