SKYSCAN FORECAST SATURDAY MAY 11, 2013
Today: Sunny, with a high near 59. Windy, with a northwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Tonight: Areas of frost after 1am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 32. North northwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sunday: Areas of frost before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 64. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 91.
The National Weather Service in Des Moines says lingering showers or areas of drizzle are possible early this morning over the far Southeast. A strong cold front will push across the state tonight ushering in breezy conditions and much cooler air for the weekend. Patchy frost is possible Saturday night across the North as colder air continues to push into the state and Sunday night across the East. A big warm up is still expected early next week with temperatures approaching 90 in some areas. Temperatures will fall back into the 70s Wednesday and for the remainder of the week.
The (podcast) Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area and weather data for Atlantic…
400 AM CDT FRI MAY 10 2013
EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. PATCHY DRIZZLE. NORTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.
TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH AROUND 60. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. COLDER. PATCHY FROST AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.
SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. WARMER. LOW IN THE MID 40S. HIGH IN THE MID 70S.
MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. WARMER. LOW AROUND 60. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is close to breaking a state record for the longest stretch without a reported tornado. The National Weather Service says as of Wednesday, it’s been 349 days since a tornado touched down in the state. The last recorded tornado was on May 24, 2012, in Fayette County.
The current state record is 355 days, set between May 5, 1955, and April 26, 1956. The record would be tied on Tuesday and broken on Wednesday. Officials call the streak impressive because digital technology and spotter networks today are so comprehensive. There was a greater likelihood back in the 1950s for a tornado to occur without being reported. Officials say the threat of severe weather appears minimal through early Tuesday. There is a chance of thunderstorms late Tuesday.
300 PM CDT THU MAY 9 2013
…CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR FUNNEL CLOUDS...
CURRENT ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF FUNNEL CLOUDS. USUALLY…THESE FUNNEL CLOUDS CAN FORM FROM SHOWERS AND WEAK THUNDERSTORMS. THESE FUNNELS ARE NORMALLY BRIEF…DROP ONLY A FEW HUNDRED FEET FROM THE CLOUD BASE…AND RARELY BECOME A TORNADO OR CAUSE DAMAGE. HOWEVER…IF ONE IS SPOTTED…PLEASE REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR RELAY TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. IF A TORNADO WARNING WOULD BECOME NECESSARY…TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A wet spring continues to soak soil across much of the Midwest, causing the prolonged drought to retreat ever so slowly westward. Sections of central Iowa, southeast Minnesota and western parts of Wisconsin and Missouri have seen notable improvement in drought conditions. The weekly drought monitor measures conditions up to 7 a.m. Tuesday. The report is released on Thursdays by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
It shows the drought has subsided for nearly two-thirds of Iowa, most of Missouri and Arkansas. West of those states drought remains. A smaller portion of western Nebraska is in extreme or exceptional drought and southwestern Nebraska improved slightly. The soil moisture is good news for corn growers who are now dodging rain storms to get seed in the ground.
Here are some of the reported rainfall totals in the KJAN listening area: at the KJAN Studios in Atlantic (Official National Weather Service site), .78“; I-80/Hwy 173 area, 2.00″; Audubon, 1.82″; Villisca, .51″; Irwin, 2.30″; Red Oak, 1.10″; Avoca, 1.20″; Clarinda, .05″; Shenandoah, .04″; Emerson, .48″; Oakland, 1.60”.
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The Freese-Notis (podcast) weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather data for Atlantic…
402 AM CDT THU MAY 9 2013
EARLY THIS MORNING…OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.
TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTH WIND NEAR 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.
TONIGHT…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS BEFORE MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.
FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS BEFORE NOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. WEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S.