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Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 11/12/18

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November 12th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy to cloudy w/isolated flurries. High 29. NW @ 15-30.

Tonight: Clear to P/Cldy. Low 8.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 33. W @ 10.

Wednesday: P/Cldy. High 47.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High 49.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 43. Our Low this morning, 20. Last year on this date our High was 43 and the Low was 36. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 73 in 2005. The Record Low was -4 in 1968.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 11/11/2018

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November 11th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today (Sunday – Veterans Day): Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Wind chill values as low as 10.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts to near 25 mph. Wind chill values as low as 5.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 11. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Wind chill values as low as zero.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 27. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 17.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 44.

Skyscan Forecast Saturday 11/10/2018

Podcasts, Weather

November 10th, 2018 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast  Saturday, November 10, 2018  Dan Hicks

Today: Partly cloudy. S @ 10-15. High 33.

Tonight: Partly cloudy to cloudy. S @ 5-10. Low 25.

Sunday: Partly cloudy to cloudy. S @ 10-15.  High 39.

Monday: Partly cloudy. High 30.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 38.

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Snow Squall affecting parts of western IA

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November 9th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Pottawattamie-Mills-Fremont-Montgomery Counties...
932 AM CST FRI NOV 9 2018

...A SNOW SQUALL WILL AFFECT NORTHWESTERN FREMONT...WEST CENTRAL
MONTGOMERY...MILLS...WESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE...SARPY...SOUTHEASTERN
LANCASTER...NORTHWESTERN JOHNSON...OTOE...SOUTHEASTERN DOUGLAS...
NORTHEASTERN GAGE AND CASS COUNTIES...

At 928 AM CST, a snow squall was located along I-80 from Lincoln to
Omaha. The band of snow was moving southeast at 40 mph.

Locations impacted include...
Southeastern Omaha, southeastern Lincoln, Council Bluffs, Bellevue,
Papillion, La Vista, Plattsmouth, Ralston, Glenwood, Syracuse,
Hickman, Springfield, Malvern, Louisville, Weeping Water, Treynor,
Underwood, Bennet, Elmwood and Firth.

This includes the following highways...
 Interstate 29 between mile markers 15 and 58.
 Interstate 80 in Iowa between mile markers 1 and 17.
 Interstate 80 in Nebraska between mile markers 414 and 428, between
mile markers 435 and 444, and between mile markers 448 and 454.

Visibilities will drop quickly to near zero in this squall.

Use extra caution if you must travel into or through this dangerous
snow squall. Rapid changes in visibility and potentially slick roads
are likely to lead to accidents. Consider delaying travel until the
squall passes your location.

Special Weather Statement for snow & gusting winds (11/9/18)

Weather

November 9th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Monona-Harrison-Shelby-Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont and Page Counties
6:00 AM CST Fri Nov 9 2018

…SNOW PUSHING THROUGH THIS MORNING WITH GUSTY WINDS DEVELOPING…

An area of snow is expected to push southeast across east central Nebraska and parts of southwest Iowa this morning. Snow amounts from 1 to 2 inches are possible. Strong north or northwest winds
are also expected to develop later this morning. The winds could gust to around 40 mph, creating some blowing snow and reduced visibilities for a few hours.

Drive with caution and allow extra time for travel.

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area: 11/9/2018

Weather

November 9th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy & windy, w/light snow or flurries (through early afternoon). High 26. NW @ 15-30 mph. Wind chill around 5 degrees. New snow accumulation of less than 1/2 inch is expected.

Tonight: Clearing skies. Low 8. N/NW winds @ 15-25mph diminishing overnight.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 34. S @ 10-15.

Sunday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 39.

Monday: P/Cldy. High around 36.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 34. Our Low this morning, 23. We received a Trace of snowfall Thursday night in Atlantic. Last year on this date our High was 36 and the Low was 16. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 73 in 1999. The Record Low was 8 in 1973.

Heading our way….Snow blankets much of southern Nebraska

Weather

November 8th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

By The Associated Press —
Authorities say several inches of snow have fallen in much of southern Nebraska. The Nebraska Transportation Department said Thursday that Interstate 80, highways and county roads are covered with snow in much of south-central Nebraska, making driving hazardous. Weather-related accidents have been reported in Grand Island and several other communities. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Gosper, Phelps, Kearney, Furnas and Harlan counties, saying that up to 3 more inches could fall.

Antifreeze is good for your car, deadly for your body

News, Weather

November 8th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — Iowans who are prepping their cars for winter may top off the antifreeze level in their engine, but the experts at the Iowa Poison Control Center remind, be careful with those chemicals. Registered Nurse Jean Hammack says antifreeze comes in an array of colors, including green, blue, pink and green, but all of them are hazardous if swallowed.

“That usually contains ethylene glycol which is highly toxic to the kidney and the lung,” Hammack says. “The other one we get concerned about is windshield wiper solution. That is often a blue color and contains a chemical called methanol which is also highly toxic, primarily to the retina in the eye.”

It’s best to leave antifreeze and wiper solution in the original gallon bottles, she says. After using part of the product, don’t transfer it to a smaller bottle, especially one that once contained juice or a sports drink. “It looks very similar to the blue-colored juices like Gatorade products,” she says. “If it’s sitting out in the garage and a little one comes along and little animals, little pets come along, yes, we do get a fair number of calls and it is highly toxic.”

Because of the color and sweet taste, children often mistake these chemicals for drinks, while pets may lick up spilled fluid from the floor. Hammack says to keep the poison center number programmed into your phone — 1-800-222-1222.

Snow storms to impact the area today & Friday (the latest as of 6:45-a.m. 11/8)

News, Weather

November 8th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has updated their statement put out Wednesday, with regard to winter weather affecting the State today and Friday. Officials say a couple rounds of wintry precipitation are expected this afternoon into Friday. The first round will bring mainly light snow spreading into western Iowa this afternoon, with the snow then spreading across all of Iowa tonight. The highest accumulations with the first round are expected along and south of Interstate 80, with anywhere from 1-to 2-inches in Atlantic and most areas, and 2-to 3-inches further east, toward Greenfield and Winterset.

The second round will move through Friday morning into Friday afternoon across the western/southern half of the state. This round may have brief snow bursts resulting in brief periods of significantly reduced visibilities. Gusty northwest winds are also anticipated which may lead to patchy blowing and drifting snow, also impacting visibilities at times. Slick roads will be possible with both snow chances. Please slow down and take your time when traveling in the snow, leave extra distance between your vehicle and other vehicles on the road.

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Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 11/8/2018

Weather

November 8th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy w/a 50% chance of snow, mainly after 2-p.m. High 34. E @ 5-10. Daytime snow accumulation of around 1″ is possible.

Tonight: Mo. cloudy w/light snow or flurries (less than 1/2″ additional accum.). Low 20. NW @ 10-20.

Tomorrow: Mo. cloudy. High 26. NW @ 15-25. Wind chill around 5 degrees.

Saturday: P/cldy. High 36.

Sunday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 36.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 38. Our Low this morning, 24. Last year on this date our High was 49 and the Low was 16. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 80 in 1999 & 2006. The Record Low was -12 in 1991.