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Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 2/6/17

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February 6th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High 51. S @ 15-25.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low 24. W @ 10-15.

Tomorrow: Mo.cloudy w/scattered light rain/drizzle or flurries. High 38. N @10-20.

Wednesday: Mo. Cldy w/light snow or flurries. High 25

Thursday: P/Cldy. High 30.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 35. Our 24-hour Low (ending at 7-a.m. today) was 19. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 38 and the low was 26. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 54 in 1966. The Record Low was -27 in 1982.

KJAN listening area forecast from the NWS, 2/6/2017

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February 6th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Early this morning: Mostly clear. Patchy fog early in the morning. Low in the upper 20s. S @ 5 to 10 mph.
Today: Partly sunny until late afternoon then becoming cloudy. High around 50. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy w/a 20% chance of light rain & patchy fog. Low in the mid 30s.
Tuesday: Partly sunny. Breezy, colder. High around 40. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy w/a 20% chance of light snow after midnight. Low 15 to 20. NW @ 10 to 15.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light snow. High in the mid 20s.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low 10 to 15.
Thursday: Partly sunny. High in the lower 30s.

 

 

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area, 2/5/2017

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February 5th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. South wind 5 to 7 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. South wind 6 to 9 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain. Low around 35.

Tuesday: Partly sunny & windy. High near 39. W/SW winds 5-15 mph becoming NW and gusting up to near 35.

Wednesday: Partly sunny w/a 30% chance of snow during the afternoon. High near 24.

Wednesday Night: A 20% chance of snow. Low around 13.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 2/4/17

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February 4th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly Sunny. High 44. S-SW winds @ 10-20 w/gusts to around 30.

Tonight: Partly cloudy to Cldy. Low 24. SW winds becoming NW @ 10-15.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy & cooler. High 36. NW @ 5-10.

Tom. Night: Mo. Cldy. Low 26.

Monday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/a 30% chance of rain late. High 47

Tuesday: Mo. Cldy w/a rain-snow mix. High 44.

Wednesday: P/Sunny & colder. High 25.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 30. Our 24-hour was 16. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 28 and the low was 7. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 62 in 1938. The Record Low was -30 in 1905.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: Friday, 2/3/17

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February 3rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy w/flurries this morning; Becoming P/sunny. High 27. N @ 10-15.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 15. SW @ 5.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 45. SW @ 10-20.

Sunday: Mo. Cldy. High 38.

Monday: Mo. Cldy. High 48.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 24. Our 24-hour Low (ending at 7-a.m. today) was 15. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 24 and the low was 7. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 60 in 1934. The Record Low was -29 in 1996.

KJAN listening area weather forecast from the NWS: 2/3/17

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February 3rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Early This Morning: Mostly cloudy. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Today: Mostly sunny. High in the upper 20s. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear through midnight then becoming mostly cloudy. Low 15 to 20. South wind near 5 mph increasing to 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph after midnight.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Breezy, warmer. High in the lower 40s. South wind 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 20s. Southwest wind around 10 mph shifting to the northwest after midnight.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High in the upper 30s. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday: Mostly cloudy. High in the upper 40s.

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

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February 2nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High 29. N @ 10-15.

Tonight: Partly cloudy to cloudy. Low 15. N @ 5.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy w/flurries possible. High 27. N @ 10-15.

Saturday: Mo. Cldy. High near 40.

Sunday: Mo. Cldy. High near 38.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 33. Our 24-hour Low (ending at 7-a.m. today) was 14. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 33 and the low was 21. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 66 in 1992. The Record Low was -36 in 1905.

KJAN listening area forecast from the NWS, 2/2/17

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February 2nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Early this morning: Mostly cloudy. Low in the low-to mid-teens. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
Today: Mostly cloudy. High in the mid 20s. Northwest wind around 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light snow after midnight. Low around 15. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Friday: Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light snow in the morning, then mostly sunny in the afternoon. High in the upper 20s. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 15 to 20. South wind near 10 mph.
Saturday: Cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light rain and snow in the afternoon. Breezy. High in the mid 30s.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low in the mid 20s.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High in the upper 30s.

January saw more rain than snow, with warmer temps

News, Weather

February 1st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Umbrellas got more use than shovels or snowblowers in January across Iowa. State climatologist Harry Hillaker saysthe average snowfall for the month was just a little more than half the normal amount we get for the first month of the year. “Very little snow except — one big except in this case– the big storm that we had the 24th and 25th across northern Iowa. But other than that one big event,very little snow. Only averaging about a half inch of snow outside that one single storm,” Hillaker says.

The statewide snow total for the month was four-and-a-half inches. There wasn’t much snow, but there was a lot of precipitation in other forms. “Overall precipitation averaged one-point-six-four inches — which is not quite double the usual amount for January,” according to Hillaker. “But it would be our wettest January since 1996, so you’d have to go back 21 years to find a wetter beginning to the year than this year.”

And when it rained it poured. We had several big rain events. On the 10th, rain over just about all of the state and then an ice storm on the 15th and 16th across much of Iowa as well. And we had fairly unseasonably heavy precipitation with both of those events,” Hillaker says.

In Atlantic, rain and melted snowfall for the month amounted to 1.27-inches, which was more than .4″ above average. Snowfall for January amounted to 5.4-inches. Warmer temperatures were behind the abundance of rain and lack of snow in January. “If you average out the whole month together statewide — about four-and-a-half degrees warmer than a typical January. Averaging about 24 (degrees), four-point-six degrees above normal,” Hillaker says. “It would be our warmest January in five years, going back to 2012,” Hillaker explains.

In Atlantic, the average High for January was 33 degrees (4 degrees warmer than normal), while the average Low was 19 (9 degrees warmer than normal). The warmest day was Jan. 30th, when we hit 49 degrees. The coldest mornings were Jan. 5th and 6th, when the thermometer bottomed out at -6. Hillake says while there were a few days of sub-zero temperatures in the first half of the month, we enjoyed warm days to finish out the month.

“Didn’t’ have any temperatures zero degrees or lower the second half of the month. Nothing after the 15th,” he says. “So, a very mild end of the month and the next to last day on the 30th, down in Shenandoah it got all the way up to 58 degrees.”

The warmer weather in January continues the trend from 2016 which ended up being the fifth warmest year on record.

(Radio Iowa)

January 2017 weather stats for Atlantic

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February 1st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The first month of 2017 here in Atlantic was warmer than average for both the High and Low temperatures. It was also a little wetter. Records compiled here at KJAN (the official National Weather Service record-keeping site for Atlantic), show the average High for January was 33 degrees (4 degrees warmer than normal), while the average Low was 19 (9 degrees warmer than normal). The warmest day was Jan. 30th, when we hit 49 degrees. The coldest mornings were Jan. 5th and 6th, when the thermometer bottomed out at -6.

Liquid precipitation (rain and melted snowfall) for the month amounted to 1.27-inches, which was more than .4″ above average. Snowfall for January amounted to 5.4-inches.

Looking ahead to the month of February, the average High is 35, the average Low 15, and monthly precipitation amounts to just under an inch.