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Skyscan Forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 12/19/17

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December 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. NW @ 10-15. High near 50.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 20.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 44. SE @ 10-15.

Thursday: Mostly Cloudy w/light rain & mixed precip. At times. High 42 early, with temps dropping during the day.

Friday: Mo. Cldy w/flurries. High near 25.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 51. Our Low this morning (as of 5:20-a.m.) was 26.Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 25 and the low was 3. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 58 in 1966. The Record Low for this date was -33 in 1983.

Snowfall possible later this week along with much colder temps

News, Weather

December 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Winter may be making a very timely arrival later this week. The winter solstice will occur at 10:28 A-M Central Time on Thursday and forecasters say Iowa may see snow fly about that same time as much colder weather arrives, as if on cue. Meteorologist Cory Martin, at the National Weather Service, says they’re tracking a storm system that will be moving across the Northern Plains in the Thursday-Friday timeframe.

“It looks likely that parts of Iowa are going to see their first accumulating snowfall of the winter season,” Martin says. “That looks most likely across northern Iowa at this point. Further south, into central and southern Iowa, it’s a little bit more uncertain. We’re going to have some relatively warm air lingering around that might keep us with rain or a rain-snow mix.”

Since it’s still a few days away, forecasters are shying away from predicting just how much snow will fall and where, though Martin says it’s likely most of central and southern Iowa will see little-to-no accumulation. “Further north, how much snow we’re expecting right now, it doesn’t look like anything too heavy,” Martin says. “It looks like the best bet for heavier snow will probably stay up in South Dakota to Minnesota but we’ll continue to monitor that.”

With the Christmas holiday coming up, there will be plenty of motorists on the roads later this week. Martin says the state’s main east-west corridor may be wet but it shouldn’t be white. “Oh, for Interstate 80, I wouldn’t alter any travel plans at this point,” Martin says. “Just stay vigilant for forecast updates to see if anything changes through the week. One thing to keep in mind for the weekend, we are looking at a rather cold air mass surging south out of Canada. It’s going to be below- to well-below-normal temperatures here. If you’re traveling, make sure you have safety kits with you, just in case something were to happen.”

The latest forecast calls for rain likely most of Thursday before changing to freezing rain near sunset. A mix of freezing rain and snow is likely to continue Thursday night into early Friday morning.  Another travel hazard on Thursday and Friday could be strong, gusty winds. Temperatures will be plummeting over the weekend as well.

(Radio Iowa)

Dense Fog Advisory until 9-a.m.

Weather

December 18th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Areas of Dense Fog This Morning…Visibilities will be greatly reduced from the dense fog and roads could have slick spots. Moisture deposits on roadways, bridges and sidewalks may freeze as temperatures are
hovering near or below freezing.

Cass-Adair-Adams-Dallas-Guthrie-Madison-Mills-Montgomery-Page-Pottawattamie-Ringgold-Taylor and Union Counties: – DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING.

* VISIBILITY…1/2 mile to 1/4 mile or less.

* IMPACTS…Travel may be difficult at times due to the reduced visibilities and possibility of slick spots on roadways, bridges and sidewalks from freezing moisture deposits from the dense fog.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

Skyscan Forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 12/18/17

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December 18th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Skyscan Forecast – Dan Hicks – Monday, 12/18/17

Today: Area of low clouds & fog this morning; P/Cloudy this afternoon. High 47. W/SW @ 10-15.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 30. SW @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 44. N @ 10-15.

Wednesday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 42.

Thursday: Mo. Cldy w/light rain. High near 47.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 41. Our 24-hour Low ending at 7-a.m. will be/was 18 (@ 5-a.m. it was 24). We did see some light rain yesterday (.01”). Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 7 and the low was -16. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 66 in 1976. The Record Low for this date was -28 in 1983.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 12/17/17

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December 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: A slight chance of snow, mixing with rain after 10am, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. North wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph after midnight.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 51. Breezy, with a southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 11 to 16 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 31. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 48. North northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 24.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Thursday: Rain and snow likely, becoming all snow after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 41. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Skyscan Forecast 12/16/2017

Podcasts, Weather

December 16th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast   Richard Garuckas  Saturday, December 16, 2017

Today: Partly cloudy. Warm. SW @ 5-10 switching to the NE in the afternoon. High 52.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Colder. Low 25. NE @ 5-10.

Sunday: Mostly Cloudy. N @ 5-10. High 41.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low 24.

Monday: Mostly sunny. High 48.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 47.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 49.

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Skyscan Forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 12/15/17

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December 15th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Cloudy to P/Cldy w/flurries or freezing drizzle this morning. High 42. W @ 10-15.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 30.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 53. SW @ 10-20.

Sunday: Mo. Cldy. High near 40.

Monday: Mo. Cldy. High near 40.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 36. Our Low this morning 27. We did see some snow flurries in the air yesterday, but no accumulation. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 20 and the low was 2. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 64 in 2012. The Record Low for this date was -19 in 1901.

Abnormally dry conditions return to Iowa following little rain in November

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

December 14th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES — For the first time since September, abnormally dry conditions have returned to the state following a dry November, according to the latest Water Summary Update from the Iowa DNR.  Iowa received only 0.43 inches of precipitation in November, much below the normal of 2.05 inches. However, streamflow levels are running at close to normal across much of Iowa. Groundwater conditions remain good in most locations, with the exception of southeastern Iowa, where levels are rated in slight drought conditions.

Tim Hall, the DNR’s Hydrology Resources Coordinator, says “This ranks as the 15th lowest November total for precipitation among 145 years of records and the lowest calendar month total for any month since November 2007.” For a thorough review of Iowa’s water resource trends, go to www.iowadnr.gov/watersummaryupdate.

The report is prepared by technical staff from Iowa DNR, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, IIHR—Hydroscience and Engineering, and the U.S. Geological Survey, in collaboration with Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department.

Skyscan Forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 12/14/17

Weather

December 14th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 38. NW-S @ 10-15.

Tonight: Mo. Cldy w/flurries. Low 26. .

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 42. W @ 10-15.

Saturday: P/Cldy. High 52.

Sunday: Mo. Cldy. High near 40.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 49. Our Low this morning 28. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 24 and the low was 1. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 59 in 1975. The Record Low for this date was -19 in 1901 and 1972.

Skyscan Forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 12/13/17

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December 13th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: WIND ADVISORY 10-a.m. to 6-p.m.; P/Cldy to Cldy w/sprinkles. High 50 w/falling afternoon temps. SW-NW @ 20-40.

Tonight: P/Cldy to cldy w/flurries. Low 18. NW @ 20-40 diminishing late..

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy. High 35. NW @ 10-15.

Friday: P/Cldy. High 37.

Saturday: P/Cldy. High 52.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 37. Our Low 11. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 22 and the low was 5. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 65 in 1921. The Record Low for this date was -20 in 1961.