Today: Cloudy w/showers ending this morning; A slight chance of showers & thunderstorms this afternoon and this evening. High 62. NE @ 10-15.
Tonight: P/Cloudy. Low 40. NE @ 5.
Tomorrow: Areas of morning fog; P/Cldy. High 65. W @ 5-10.
Friday: P/Cldy. High 73.
Saturday: P/Cldy. High around 73.
Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 76. We received a.55”rain overnight into early this morning (24-hour total ending at 7-a.m.). Our 24-hour Low (ending at 7-a.m. today) was 44. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 77 and the low was 45. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 77 in 1965 & 2015. The Record Low was 5 in 1966.
Early This Morning: Cloudy with scattered light showers and isolated thunderstorms. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Today: Mostly cloudy. Scattered light showers and isolated thunderstorms through mid morning, then isolated thunderstorms in the late morning and afternoon. High in the mid 60s. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy through midnight then clearing. Colder. Low in the lower 40s. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday: Sunny. High in the upper 60s. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Friday: Sunny. High in the upper 60s. Southwest wind near 10 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High in the upper 60s.
October’s weather in Atlantic was drier and warmer than normal. According to weather statistics compiled here at KJAN (The official weather site for Atlantic), we received 1.85 inches of rain for the month, which was .91″ less than the norm for the month. The average High was 69.8 degree, or some 5.7 degrees warmer than normal. The average Low was 43.7 degrees, which was 4.7 degrees warmer than normal.
The warmest day of the month was on the 17th, when we hit 87 degrees. That also tied the record high temperature for that date. The coolest morning Low was 27 degrees, on Oct. 13th.
Typically, Atlantic will see 1.85 inches of precipitation (rain and/or melted snow) in November. The average High for the month is 46.3 degree, while the average Low is 26.5 degrees.
Today: Mostly cloudy w/areas of fog this morning; P/Cldy this afternoon. High 68. NE @ 10.
Tonight: Cloudy w/rain late. Low 52. E @ 5-10.
Tomorrow: Cloudy w/rain. High 58. NE @ 0.
Thursday: Fog early; P/Cldy. High 68.
Friday: P/Cldy. High 73.
Monday’s High in Atlantic was 69. Our Low this morning was 45. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 74 and the low was 33. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 78 in 1933. The Record Low was 10 in 1895.
Today: Mostly cloudy w/areas of fog & drizzle this morning; P/Cldy this afternoon. High 72. S @ 15-30.
Tonight: P/Cldy to Cldy. S winds @ 10-20 becoming NW. Low 45.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 68. NE @ 5-10.
Wednesday: A 30% chance of showere/thundersotms. High 58.
Thursday: P/Cldy. High 68.
Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 59. We received a Trace of rain Sunday morning and this morning, in the form of drizzle. Our 24-hour Low (ending at 7-a.m. today) was 45. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 53 and the low was 33. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 83 in 1950 & 1953. The Record Low was 11 in 1954.
A developing La Nina pattern in the Pacific Ocean could impact Iowa’s winter weather, as well as the rest of the Midwest and Northern Plains. Climatologist Dennis Todey, director of the U-S-D-A’s Midwest Climate Hub in Ames, says the consensus points to “cold and snowy” for the upcoming winter, which isn’t exactly a stretch.
“That is every winter in the Northern Plains,” Todey says. “A lot of it then becomes, how much snow do you have on the ground? When you carry snow cover for a period of time, it allows that cold to set in and stay cold longer. If you don’t carry much snow cover, then you’ll bounce back and forth between the warm and the cold.”
A La Nina pattern occurs when Pacific Ocean surface temperatures drop below long-term normals and that has an effect on climate trends in North America. Todey says the predictions include the possibility of a more active storm track for our region.
“If you have a more active storm pattern, you’re going to have highs and lows coming through on a more frequent basis, so that would allow you to bounce back and forth fairly regularly,” Todey says. “So far, that’s kind of the way we’ve been this fall, although we’ve still been warmer than average.”
Todey says the forecast into mid-November indicates above-normal to much-above-normal temperatures for most of the Northern Plains.
Early This Morning: Cloudy. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Today: Cloudy until late afternoon then becoming partly sunny. Breezy…warmer. High in the mid 60s. South wind 10 to 20 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low around 50. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph shifting to the west after midnight.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High in the lower 70s. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Low in the mid 50s. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. High in the mid 60s. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday: Sunny. High in the mid 60s.
Today: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 58. North wind 5 to 11 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. South wind 6 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Breezy, with a south wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Northeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. 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, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68.
Today: Partly Sunny. High 73. Winds becoming w/sw @ 5-10.
Tonight: P/Cldy to Cldy w/a slight chance of rain. Low 52.
Tomorrow: Cldy to P/Cldy. High near 56. NE @ 5-10.
Monday: P/Cldy. High 74.
Tuesday: P/Cldy. High near 70.
Friday’s High in Atlantic was 81 (2-degrees shy of the record high). Our 24-hour Low (ending at 7-a.m. today) was 53. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 52 and the low was 25. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 91 in 1937. The Record Low was 8 in 1895.
6:38-a.m. CDT: AREA COUNTIES… AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR….
PATCHY FOG IS DEVELOPING ALONG A SLOW MOVING BOUNDARY ACROSS
CENTRAL IOWA EARLY THIS SATURDAY MORNING. OCCASIONALLY THE
VISIBILITY HAS DROPPED TO ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS. THE FOG WILL
BE PATCHY IN NATURE AND THE VISIBILITY MAY VARY CONSIDERABLY OVER SHORT DISTANCES…SO BE PREPARED FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING CONDITIONS. THE FOG SHOULD BEGIN TO BURN OFF BETWEEN 8 AND 10 AM THIS MORNING.
IF YOU ARE OUT TRAVELING EARLY TODAY AND ENCOUNTER THICK FOG. SLOW DOWN…USE YOUR LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION SAFELY. REMEMBER TO USE EXTRA CAUTION NEAR INTERSECTIONS AND AT RAILROAD CROSSINGS AS APPROACHING VEHICLES AND TRAINS MAY BE HIDDEN BY THE FOG.