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Skyscan Forecast: 6/4/2019

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June 4th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy to cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. High 79. S @ 10-20.

Tonight: Mo. Cldy /wscattered showers & tstrms. Low 65. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Scattered morning showers & tstrms. High 83. NW @ 10.

Thursday & Friday: P/Cldy w/lighr rain possible. High both days in the low 80’s.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High 83.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 69. Our Low 61. We received .34” rain, Monday. Last year on this date our High was 78 and the Low was 55. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 96 in 1914. The Record Low was 31 in 1945.

It was the 4th wettest May on record

News, Weather

June 3rd, 2019 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — May rainfall ended up just a little short of being double the normal average. State Climatologist Justin Glissen says we got trapped in a pattern that wouldn’t go away. “What we were seeing is the jet stream was effectively locking in over the state, so every two or three days we would get measurable rainfall over parts of the state,” according to Glissen. “Statewide where we turned out was eight-point-two inches…and that will make it the fourth wettest May on record.”

He says average rainfall for May is four-and-half inches. The month ended up just a little cooler on average. “We were below average –not too bad, about three degrees under what we would expect. Normal temperature is about 60 degrees. We came in about 57,” Glissen says. He says with all the cloudy days, the three-degree difference from the average was a little surprising. “Not as cool as it would have seemed with all the rainfall that we had across the state,” he says.

Glisan says the climatological out early on for June showed an equal chance for both higher or lower than normal rainfall and temperatures. He says the mid-May outlook showed a little warmer and less rainfall in the outlook. “So, it looks like we might be shifting towards what we would expect climatologially across the state. June tends to be the wettest month of the year and we start to have longer days and warmers temperatures. We shall see as we move forward,” Glissen says.

The wetter than average June comes after March and April were both slightly below average in percipitation.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area – Monday, June 3 2019

Weather

June 3rd, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy to cloudy w/isolated afternoon showers & thunderstorms. High 78. SE @ 10-20.

Tonight: Mo. Cldy /wscattered showers & tstrms. Low 65. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Cloudy to p/cldy w/showers & tstrms in the morning. High 84. SW @ 10-20.

Wednesday: Scattered morning shwrs; P/Cldy. High around 87.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High 83.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 77. Our Low 52. Last year on this date our High was 81 and the Low was 48. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 93 in 1911. The Record Low was 32 in 1969.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area: June 2nd, 2019

Weather

June 2nd, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Sunny, with a high near 75. North wind around 6 mph becoming east northeast in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 54. South southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.
Monday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 76. South southeast wind 5 to 13 mph.
Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. South southeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. South wind around 11 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 81. We received .16” rain, Saturday. Our Low 49. Last year on this date our High was 78 and the Low was 54. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 100 in 1934. The Record Low was 36 in 1907.

May 2019 weather stats for Atlantic: cooler & wetter than normal

Weather

June 1st, 2019 by Ric Hanson

The just wrapped-up month of May, in Atlantic, was cooler than normal, and much wetter than average. The average High last month was 69.6 degrees, and the average Low was 47.6. Typically, the average High in Atlantic is 73.1 degrees, the average Low is 49.1. We typically also received 4.32-inches of rain in May, but last month we were 2.8-inches above the norm, at 6.9 inches.

Looking ahead to the Month of June: The Average High is 82.7, the average Low is 58.8, and rainfall normally amounts to 4.98 inches.

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area: 6/1/2019

Weather

June 1st, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy to cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. High 78. S-NW @ 10-20.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 50.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 76. NE @ 5-10.

Monday: P/Cldy. High near 80.

Tuesday: Variably cloudy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. High around 85.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 83. Our Low 54. Last year on this date our High was 93 and the Low was 62. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 99 in 1934. The Record Low was 36 in 1956.

Weather service confirms 7 tornadoes in Iowa on Wednesday

News, Weather

May 31st, 2019 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed seven tornadoes hit Iowa as storms raked the state earlier this week. The Des Moines Register reports that all the twisters that hit Wednesday were weak, with winds under 95 mph. The weather service confirmed an EF-1 tornado in Poweshiek County that injured a man and damaged a farmstead near Barnes City. The other six confirmed tornadoes, all classified as EF-0, made brief touchdowns in Hardin County near Owasa, Eldora and north of Iowa Falls, and Sac, Pocahontas and Humboldt counties. No injuries and minimal damage was reported from those twisters.

National Weather Service meteorologist Craig Cogil in Des Moines says the weakest confirmed Iowa tornado from Wednesday had wind speeds that topped out at 70 mph.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area – Friday, May 31, 2019

Weather

May 31st, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; Partly cloudy. High 84. W @ 10-15.

Tonight: P/Cldy to cldy. Low 63. S @ 5-10.

Saturday: P/Cldy to cloudy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. High around 78. S-NW @ 10-15.

Sunday: P/Cldy. High 76.

Monday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High near 80.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 77. We received .05” of rain after 7-a.m. Thursday. Our Low this morning 53. Last year on this date our High was 93 and the Low was 60. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 101 in 1934. The Record Low was 31 in 1897.

Special Weather Statement: Funnel clouds possible this afternoon: Cass/Adair/Madison/Adams/Union/Taylor & Ringgold Counties

Weather

May 30th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

1210 PM CDT Thu May 30 2019

…CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR FUNNEL CLOUDS…

Current atmospheric conditions support the development of funnel clouds this afternoon. 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 immediately report it to the National Weather Service. If a tornado warning would become necessary, take appropriate action.

Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals ending at 7:00 am on Thursday, May 30

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

May 30th, 2019 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .22″
  • 7 miles NNE of Atlantic  .06″
  • Massena  .18″
  • Anita  .09″
  • Audubon  .08″
  • Bedford  .04″
  • Manning  .03″
  • Red Oak  .11″