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Expect Gusty N.W. Winds this morning (10/15)

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October 15th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT from the National Weather Service for much of western and central Iowa: Expect Gusty Northwest Winds Early this Morning.

Little change in the weather is anticipated through at least daybreak with mostly cloudy skies and gusty northwest winds. Sustained speeds may often reach 15 to 30 mph with some gusts of 35 to 50 mph possible. These windy conditions will persist through around 8am and then gradually diminish later in the morning.

Winds of this magnitude may make travel difficult for high profile vehicles, displace trash and loose objects and break small branches.

Special Weather Statement for Fremont/Montgomery/Mills & Page Counties

Weather

October 14th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Mills IA-Page IA-Fremont IA-Montgomery IA-
541 AM CDT SAT OCT 14 2017

…Significant Weather Advisory for EASTERN FREMONT…SOUTHERN
MONTGOMERY…SOUTHEASTERN MILLS AND PAGE COUNTIES UNTIL 630 AM CDT...

At 541 AM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Farragut, or 19 miles north of Tarkio, moving east at 50 mph. Half inch hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include…Clarinda, Shenandoah, Villisca, Essex, Farragut, Coin, Braddyville, College Springs, Shambaugh, Yorktown, Imogene, Northboro, Coburg, Blanchard, Hepburn and Pierce Recreation Area.

This includes Highway 59 in Iowa between mile markers 1 and 22.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 10/14/17

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October 14th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Cloudy w/showers & thunderstorms. High 68. E @ 5-10 this morning shifting to the west this afternoon.

Tonight: Cloudy to Partly cloudy, cold & windy. Low 40. NW @ 20-40mph.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny & breezy. High 57. NW @ 15-30.

Tom. Night: Mostly clear w/a chance of Frost. Low 36.

Monday: Mostly Sunny. High around 66.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 68.

Wednesday: Mo. Sunny. High 71

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 59. Our Low this morning: 52. We received .09″ rain over the past 24-hours (ending today at 7-a.m.), with the rain starting at around 5-a.m. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 66 and the low was 48. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 88 in 1897. The Record Low for this date was 16 in 1937.

Severe Weather possible later today and Saturday

News, Weather

October 13th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Active weather is on the way. The National Weather Service in Des Moines says scattered thunderstorms will return this afternoon and become more numerous later tonight over the southern counties. A few storms may produce large hail tonight over the south half of the area (including: Audubon-Guthrie-Dallas-Cass-Adair-Madison–Adams-Union-Taylor-Ringgold-Counties).  Isolated severe storms are possible late this afternoon and tonight for the far west and southwest counties.

Saturday looks wet most of the day with a period of stronger thunderstorms in late afternoon and evening hours. A slight risk of severe thunderstorms is now forecast for the far south Saturday, with a marginal risk to near Interstate 80. Expect a wide range in temperatures from northwest to southeast today and Saturday. Strong northwest winds Saturday night will usher in much colder air by Sunday into Monday morning. Highs Sunday will only reach the 50s most areas. Lows Monday morning will fall to the 30s to lower 40s.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 10/13/17

Weather

October 13th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy w/a chance of light rain. High 62. NE @ 10-20 w/gusts to 25.

Tonight: Cloudy w/a 60% chance of rain. Low 54. NE @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Cloudy showers & thunderstorms. High 69. E winds @ 5-10 becoming W this afternoon.

Tom. Night: Skies gradually clearining. Low 41.

Sunday: Becoming Mostly Sunny. High around 56.

Monday: Mostly sunny. High 65.

Tuesday: Mo. Sunny. High 69

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 66. Our Low this morning: 48. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 60 and the low was 27. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 88 in 1975. The Record Low for this date was 15 in 1907.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 10/11/17

Weather

October 12th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; Otherwise Mostly Sunny. High 69. S-SE @ 10-20 w/gusts to 25.

Tonight: P/Cdy. Low 52. S/SE @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Mo. Cloudy w/a 30% chance of rain. High 66. NE @ 5-15.

Tom. Night: Cldy w/a 60% chance of showers & thunderstorms. Low 54.

Saturday: Cloudy w/shwrs & tstrms. High around 67.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 56.

Monday: Mo. Sunny. High 64

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 66. Our Low this morning (as of 6-a.m.) was 41. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 54 and the low was 28. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 90 in 1899. The Record Low for this date was 17 in 1908.

FROST ADVISORIES in effect through Wed. morning

Weather

October 11th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service says FROST ADVISORIES will continue for parts of the KJAN listening area this morning. For Sac and Crawford Counties, a FROST ADVISORY is in effect until 8-a.m. For Monona and Harrison Counties, a FROST ADVISORY is in effect until 10-a.m.  Temperatures in the Advisory area will be at or around freezing (32-degrees). Unprotected plants and/or vegetation could be damaged if left uncovered.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 10/11/17

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October 11th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly to Mostly Sunny. High 59. NE-SE @ 5-10.

Tonight: Fair to P/Cdy. Low 40. SE @ 5.

Tomorrow: Mo. Sunny. High near 70. S @ 10-20.

Friday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High around 70.

Saturday: Mo. Cloudy & cooler w/rain. High around 58.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 46. Our Low this morning (as of 5-a.m.) was 40. We received .17” rain yesterday, for a storm total of .74”. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 77 and the low was 46. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 93 in 1893. The Record Low for this date was 17 in 1987.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 10/9/17

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October 10th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Skyscan Forecast – Dan Hicks – Tuesday, 10/10/17 

Today: Cloudy w/rain. High 48. N @ 10-20.

Tonight: Cloudy to P/Cdy. Low 37. N @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Morning fog; P/Cldy. High 58. SE @ 5-10.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High around 70.

Friday: P/Cloudy to cloudy. High around 72.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 65. Our Low this morning (as of 5:50-a.m.) was 39. 24-hour Rainfall as of 7-a.m. was .57″. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 66 and the low was 56. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 96 in 1893. The Record Low for this date was 17 in 1906.

This fall’s first freeze warnings & frost advisories are posted for late tonight

News, Weather

October 9th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

For the first time this season, parts of Iowa are under a Freeze Warning and residents in the far northwestern counties will need to take precautions if they hope to save their flowers and garden vegetables. Meteorologist Mike Fuhs, at the National Weather Service bureau in Sioux Falls, says the Freeze Warning runs from midnight tonight (Monday) through 9 A-M on Tuesday.  “In Lyon County, up in the far northwest corner, we are expecting temperatures to dip down to 32-degrees or less,” Fuhs says. “In the Frost Advisory counties, we are expecting a bit more mild temperatures with readings dropping down into the 33- to 34-degree range.”

Neighboring Osceola and Sioux counties are the ones under the Frost Advisory. Iowans in those areas who have still have blooming flowers, tomatoes on the vine or other tender vegetation, should cover those plants tonight with sheets, blanket or styrofoam cones. “This is the type of a freeze and frost that should -not- get down to the 20-to-25-degree range which would just kill everything,” Fuhs says. “Staying in the upper 20s and lower 30s, if you cover your vegetation up, it’s possible it will survive until the next freeze.”

While parts of central Iowa saw highs on Sunday in the 80s, Fuhs says that weather is gone for now, as a mostly-chilly week is ahead. “We’re looking at near-normal to just below-normal temperatures,” Fuhs says. “They will modify a little bit so we’re not expecting any more in the way of frost and freeze for the rest of the week but by the same token, it will have a difficult time warming up. Our warmest day of the week will probably be Thursday when temperatures get up into the upper 60s.”

Parts of central and southern Iowa may see highs in the low 70s on Thursday. Tonight’s first freeze for northwest Iowa is right on schedule, he says, as it usually arrives within the first ten days of October.

(Radio Iowa)