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Icy roads in the area this morning!

News, Weather

November 25th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Roads in the Atlantic and surrounding area are partially covered with ice this morning. Be very cautious if you must travel. The latest road information is available at 511ia.org or by calling 511 in Iowa.

Road conditions as of 4:45-a.m. (Blue indicated partially covered, green indicates seasonal/normal)

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area: Sunday, 11/25/18

Weather

November 25th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY until 9-p.m.**Snow, mainly before 2pm. Areas of blowing snow between 7am and 1pm. Temperature falling to around 24 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as 10. Windy, with a north wind 22 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 14. Wind chill values as low as zero. Windy, with a north northwest wind 11 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 25. Wind chill values as low as zero. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 10. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 26.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 28.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 54. Our Low this morning as of 7-a.m., was 28. We received .2″ rain/freezing rain and snow overnight, which melted into .09′ liquid precipitation. Last year on this date our High was 58 and the Low was 23. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 71 in 1960. The Record Low was -6 in 1991.

Skyscan Forecast 11/24/2018

Podcasts, Weather

November 24th, 2018 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast  Saturday, November 24, 2018  Dan Hicks

**Winter Weather Advisory for Audubon, Guthrie, Cass, Adair, and Adams Counties from Midnight tonight to Sunday night**
**Winter Weather Advisory for Harrison, Shelby, Pottawattamie Counties from Midnight tonight until 6pm Sunday**
**Winter Weather Advisory for Mills and Montgomery Counties from 2:00am-6:00pm Sunday**
**Winter Weather Advisory for Fremont County from 4:00am-6:00pm Sunday**
**Winter Weather Advisory for Monona County from 9:00pm this evening until Noon Sunday**
**Winter Storm Warning for Union, Taylor, and Ringgold Counties from 3:00am-Midnight Sunday**
**Winter Storm Warning for Page County from 4:00am-6:00pm Sunday**

Today: Patchy fog early then partly cloudy this morning, increasing clouds this afternoon. NW-E @ 10. High 50.

Tonight: Cloudy. Rain developing changing to snow late. NE @ 10-20. Low 30.

Sunday: Cloudy. Snow in the morning, flurries in the afternoon. N @ 20-35. High 30. 2-4″ snow expected in the Atlantic area.

Monday: Partly cloudy. High 28.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 28.

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Iowa-Nebraska travelers beware: Winter storm front expected

News, Weather

November 23rd, 2018 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Forecasters say holiday travelers returning home should beware: A winter storm front is menacing most of Nebraska and southern Iowa. The National Weather Service issued winter storm watches Friday for both states. Expected winds gusting to 35 mph  could create whiteout conditions with snowfall varying from 2 to even 8 inches in some spots.

The late fall system is expected to hit western Nebraska on Saturday afternoon, surging east and exiting Iowa by Sunday night.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 11/23/18

Weather

November 23rd, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Rain, mainly after 9am. High near 48. South wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of rain before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. West wind around 8 mph.

Saturday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 49. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable.

Sat. Night: Rain before 1am, then rain and snow between 1am and 2am, then snow after 2am. Patchy blowing snow after 4am. Low around 27. Windy, with a northeast wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. ***WINTER STORM WATCH in effect from 12-a.m. Sunday until 12-a.m. Monday**

Sunday: Snow likely, mainly before noon. Patchy blowing snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Blustery.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 57. Our Low was 24. Last year on this date our High was 62 and the Low was 23. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 84 in 1953. The Record Low was -6 in 1898.

Winter Storm Watch issued for the KJAN listening area: Sat. night thru Sun. night

Weather

November 23rd, 2018 by Ric Hanson

…Winter Storm to Impact Portions of Iowa This Weekend…

The National Weather Service says a winter storm is expected to impact portions of central and southern Iowa Saturday night into Sunday evening. This system will bring the potential for moderate to heavy snowfall and strong winds that may result in significant blowing snow. These conditions may lead to very difficult travel conditions.
330 AM CST Fri Nov 23 2018

Winter Storm Watch from 12-a.m. Sunday through 12-a.m. Monday for Counties in blue.

A WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING for ALL COUNTIES IN THE KJAN LISTENING AREA (Cass, Adair, Adams, Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Dallas, Guthrie, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Shelby, Taylor and Union. **For most counties, the Watch is in effect from 12-a.m. Sunday until 12-a.m. Monday, but for the far western counties it is in effect from 12-a.m. Sunday until 6-p.m.**

* WHAT…Moderate to heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 8 inches possible with the heaviest amounts over southern Iowa. Winds gusts in excess of 40 mph possible.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult. Blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Winter Storm expected to impact IA Sat. night & Sunday night

News, Weather

November 22nd, 2018 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Des Moines reports a potential winter storm may impact the state Saturday night into Sunday night. Officials say “At this time, confidence is increasing that this system will impact central and southern Iowa with the potential for moderate snowfall and strong winds.”  If you have travel plans from Saturday night through Sunday night, please monitor the weather forecast very closely. This system, according to the Weather Service, may cause significant travel impacts during this time period. Have alternate travel plans in place, and if you must travel, have a full tank of gas in your vehicle, and keep a winter weather survival kit in your vehicle.

The kit should include: A cell phone charger; 1st aid kit; jumper cables; a spare tire; road flares; sand or kitty litter for traction; a tow rope; blankets; snow shovel and brush; a flashlight; hats, mittens and snow boots; water and snacks.

If you must drive during a storm, take the following precautions:

  • Slow down!Even if the roads just look wet they could still be slick. More than 6,000 fatalities occur on the roadways each year due to weather conditions.
  • Make sure your vehicle is completely clear of ice or snow before starting the trip. Flying snow from cars causes accidents.
  • Let someone know where you are going and what route you will take. If something happens, this person will know where to start a search.
  • If you are driving and begin to skid, remain calm, ease your foot off the gas and turn your wheels in the direction you want the front of the car to go. If you have an anti-lock braking system (ABS), apply steady pressure to the brake pedal. Never pump the brakes on an ABS equipped vehicle.
  • If you are having trouble seeing due to weather conditions, pull over to the side of the road and stop your car until visibility improves. Turn off your lights and use your parking break when stopped so that another car won’t mistakenly follow your tail/brake lights and end up hitting you.

If your car gets stuck during a storm:

  • Stay in the vehicle!If you leave your vehicle, you will become disoriented quickly in wind-driven snow and cold.
  • Run the motor about 10 minutes each hour for heat. While running the motor, open the window a little for fresh air to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Clear snow from the exhaust pipe to avoid gas poisoning.
  • Be visible to rescuers.Turn on the dome light at night when running the engine.
  • Tie a bright colored cloth, preferably red, to your antenna or door.
  • After snow stops falling, raise the hood to indicate you need help.

Skyscan weather forecast for Atlantic & the area, & weather data for Atlantic: 11/22/18

Weather

November 22nd, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Area of fog this morning; Partly cloudy & windy. High 57. S @ 15-30.

Tonight: P/cldy to cloudy. Low 40. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy w/light rain. High around 46. S @ 10-20.

Saturday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 48.

Sunday:Cloudy & windy w/snow, especially in the morning. High around 31.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 51. Our Low was 20. Last year on this date our High was 37 and the Low was 11. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 69 in 1966. The Record Low was -10 in 1937.

Approaching storm system could foul holiday return trips

News, Weather

November 21st, 2018 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — Tens of thousands of Iowans will be traveling for Thanksgiving and they could face a challenge getting home a few days after the holiday. The immediate forecast calls for warmer temperatures for much of Iowa with highs in the 40s and even low 50s in some areas. The National Weather Service say that should last into midday Saturday.

A still-developing storm system may move in late Saturday, with the potential to drop temperatures into the 20s and drop several inches of snow into Sunday or Monday. Iowans are warned to pay close attention to the forecast, especially if they’ll be on the road later this weekend.

Skyscan weather forecast for Atlantic & the area (& weather data for Atlantic): 11/21/18

Weather

November 21st, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Area of fog this morning; Partly cloudy. High 46. SE @ 10.

Tonight: P/cldy. Low 30. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow (Thanksgiving Day): P/cldy & windy. High around 55. SW @ 15-30.

Friday: Cloudy w/light rain. High 45.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. High around 47.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 38. Our Low was 12. Last year on this date our High was 59 and the Low was 32. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 71 in 1990. The Record Low was -14 in 1937.