Today: Cloudy. Areas of fog & drizzle possible this morning. High 56. N @ 10-15.
Tonight: Cloudy w/light rain. Low 40. NE @ 5-10.
Tomorrow: Cloudy w/light rain ending in the morning. High 48. N @ 10-15.
Thursday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 54.
Friday: P/Cldy. High 64.
Monday’s in Atlantic was 52. Our Low this morning (as of 5-a.m.), was 46. We received .24” rain from 7-a.m. Monday through 5-a.m. today at the KJAN studios. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 57 and the low was 31. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 91 in 1929. The Record Low was 4 in 1899.
Areas of fog have reduced visibilities generally down to 1 to 3miles….with occasional patches of one half mile visibility.Visibility in the 1 to 3 mile is expected to continue through 9-a.m. today.
Persons traveling through this area should be prepared for poor visibility at times which will impact travel. Allow extra time to reach your destination safely. Allow for extra space between you and the vehicle in front of you. Use low beam headlights or fog lights…and be extra cautious at intersections and railroad crossings.
Today: **DENSE FOG ADVISORY UNTIL 10am for far west/s.w. IA Counties** Cloudy w/areas of dense fog this morning, light rain & drizzle. E/NE winds becoming N @ 10-15. High 54.
Tonight: Cloudy w/light rain ending. Low 43. N @ 5-10.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. High 56. E @ 5-10.
Tuesday: Cldy w/light rain in the morning. High 48.
Wednesday: Mo. Cldy. High 54.
Sunday’s in Atlantic was 53. Our Low this morning (as of 5-a.m.), was 45. We received .21” rain from 7-a.m. Sunday through 7-a.m. today at the KJAN studios (Correction from earlier data). Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 81 and the low was 32. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 85 in 1981. The Record Low was 4 in 1975.
****DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT***
* VISIBILITY…Areas of fog may reduce visibility to one quarter mile or less.
* IMPACTS…Areas of fog may cause rapid changes in visibility over short distances, as well as broad areas of dense fog. These conditions could complicate nighttime travel as well as the morning commute across the area.
A Dense Fog Advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.
Today: Cloudy w/a 70% chance of rainy, mainly before noon. High near 55. Winds S/SE @ 5-10.New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tonight: Cloudy w/a 30% chance of rain, mainly after 2am. Low around 45. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy w/a 30% chance of rain through the Noon hour. High near 62. N/NE @ 5-10. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tom. Night: A slight chance of showers through midnight, ottherwise mostly cloudy. Low 43.
Tuesday: Mo. Cldy w/a 30% chance of rain during the afternoon. High near 58.
Tue. Night: Cloudy & breezy, w/a 60% chance of rain after midnight. Low around 42.
Wednesday: Cloudy & windy w/a 40% chance of rain. High near 51.
Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 53. Our 24-hour Low (ending 7-a.m. today), was 39. At 7-a.m., it was 45. Rainfall over the 24-hour period was .04″ here at the KJAN studios.
Iowa’s weather for March was one of clouds, rain, snow,warmth and some severe storms. State climatologist Harry Hillaker said the month continued a trend of being warmer. He says the month will average around one degree above normal, with a lot of extreme temperatures in the first half of the month and slightly above normal in the second half, despite a lot of cloudy days.
Hillaker says both ends of the thermometer got some action. “Lowest temperature we had for the month — got down to minus 9 degrees on the morning of the 15th in Stanley in Buchanan County in northeast Iowa,” Hillaker says. “And just four days later it got up to 84 degrees in Sydney in the far southwest corner of the state.”
Hillaker says that was the second day we had temperatures in the 80s. The other was on March 6th, which he says is pretty early in the month for temperatures to climb that high. In Atlantic, the average High for the month was 51, while the average Low was 30.
The month was just slightly wetter than normal. Hillaker says the one change was the southern part of the state got much more rain, where it was needed to help the drought situation. “For the state as a whole, roughly two-point-six inches of rain for the month. About a third of an inch more than what is typical for March,” according to Hillaker.
Rainfall in Atlantic for the month of March amounted to 2.26-inches. Snowfall was just one-half inch. Hillaker says statewide, the snowfall total didn’t set any overall records.
He says we had around five inches of snow on average, which is typical. There was one big snowfall on the 12th and 13th where the northern part of the state got hit hard — and that followed the pattern of this winter.
Hillaker says it looks like March will end up being the 9th wettest on record.
(Radio Iowa/KJAN weather data)
Today: Partly Sunny. High 57. NE-E @ 10-15.
Tonight: Mostly Cloudy w/a 40% chance of showers. Low 44. E/SE @ 5-10.
Tomorrow: A 60% chance of showers through mid-day. High 55. SE @ 10-15.
Tom. Night: A 30% chance of rain after midnight. Low 47.
Monday: Mo. Cldy w/30% chance of rain in the morning. High 60.
Tuesday: Mo. Cldy w/a 40% chance of rain in the afternoon. High 58.
Friday’s in Atlantic was 53. Our Low this morning (as of 5-a.m.), was 39. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 47 and the low was 29. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 87 in 2003. The Record Low was 14 in 1924.
Today: Mostly Cloudy. Areas of fog this morning. High 50. N @ 10-15.
Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Low 37. NE @ 5.
Tomorrow: Mo. Cldy w/30% chance light rain in the afternoon. High 55. E @ 10-15.
Sunday: Mo. Cloudy w/a 70% chance of light rain. High 52.
Monday: Mo. Cldy w/a slight chance of rain. High 57.
Thursday’s in Atlantic was 44. Our Low this morning (as of 5-a.m.), was 39. We received a Trace of rainfall in Atlantic from 7-a.m. Thursday through 5-a.m. today in the form of mist and drizzle. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 53 and the low was 34. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 87 in 2012. The Record Low was 12 in 1924.
Shelby County Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Seivert says the recent rain the county has received is great, but a little wind and sunshine will rapidly dry out dead grasses in the area, therefore, the County remains in a “Moderate” Fire Danger throughout the upcoming weekend. Seivert advises businesses and local fire stations should keep their fire danger signs in the Moderate category through the weekend.
Property owners considering a controlled burn should notify their local fire chiefs. Seivert says “As things turn more green, the danger does lessen, but for now there remains a risk. Exercise caution when burning and don’t let the recent rain fool you!”