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Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 12/29/16

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December 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy, breezy & cooler. High near 40. NW @ 15-30.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 20. . W/NW winds 5-10 after midnight.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy & warmer. High 47. SW @ 10-15.

Saturday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 37.

Sunday (News Year’s Day): P/Cloudy. High 39.

Sunday night: A 30% chance of snow after midnight. Low 28.

Monday: Mostly cloudy w/a chance of rain or snow. High around 37.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 46. Our 24-Hour Low (ending at 7-a.m. today) was 31. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 24 and the low was 12. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 60 in 1984. The Record Low was -22 in 1917.

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA, 12/29/16

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December 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Early This Morning: Clear, breezy. West wind 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
Today: Sunny, breezy. High in the upper 30s. Northwest wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low in the lower 20s. West wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph through midnight.
Friday: Sunny. High in the mid 40s. South wind 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 20s. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph shifting to the west after midnight.
Saturday: Partly sunny in the morning then clearing. Colder. High in the lower 30s. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Low 15 to 20.
New Years Day: Partly sunny. High in the upper 30s.

Wind Advisory for parts of the KJAN listening area today (12/29)

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December 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL…

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM UNTIL 5 PM TODAY (THURSDAY)

* WINDS…PERIODS OF NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO 45 MPH BEGINNING LATER THIS MORNING AND INTO THE EARLY EVENING.

* IMPACTS…HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES…ESPECIALLY IN CROSS WINDS…WILL BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED THROUGH THE DAY. LOOSE OBJECTS MAY BLOW AROUND OR BECOME AIRBORNE RESULTING IN PROPERTY DAMAGE OR INJURY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 12/28/16

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December 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy & breezy. High 47. SW-NW @ 10-20.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 26. NW @ 10-20.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 38. NW @ 15-25.

Friday: P/Cldy. High 45.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. High 35.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 45. Our 24-Hour Low (ending at 7-a.m. today) was 24. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 23 and the low was 17. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 65 in 1984. The Record Low was -25 in 1924.

NWS forecast for Cass & surrounding Counties in IA: 12/28/16

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December 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Early this morning: Mostly clear. Low in the upper 20s. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Today: Partly sunny. High in the mid 40s. West wind 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Breezy. Low in the mid 20s. West wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, breezy. High in the upper 30s. Northwest wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Low around 20. West wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph through midnight.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High in the lower 40s.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low in the mid 20s.
Saturday: Partly sunny. High in the mid 30s.

Surplus soil moisture in parts of Iowa and Upper Midwest

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

December 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

There’s a lot of soil moisture in the north central Corn Belt and DTN meteorologist Bryce Anderson says it could impact the 2017 planting and growing season. “Parts of northeastern Iowa, southern Minnesota, parts of Wisconsin…that’s a very high producing sector of the Corn Belt,” Anderson says.

Soil moisture has been an issue for much of the past 10 years, except for the drought in 2012. “There’s been some planting problems during the spring time and I think this is likely to happen again,” Anderson says.

He says there are adequate to surplus soil moisture supplies in northern and eastern Iowa, much of Minnesota, Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and parts of Indiana. Anderson says it won’t take much rain to bring those levels “over the top.”

(Reporting by Julie Harker, Brownfield Ag News)

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 12/27/16

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December 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High 43. W-SW @ 10-15.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 24. SW @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 47. SW-NW @ 10-20.

Thursday: P/Cldy & cooler. High 37.

Friday: P/Cldy. High 43.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 34. Our 24-Hour Low (ending at 7-a.m. today) was 24. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 23 and the low was 11. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 65 in 1946. The Record Low was -21 in 1924.

NWS forecast for Cass & surrounding Counties in IA, 12/27/16

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December 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

337 AM CST TUE DEC 27 2016

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLEAR. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. BREEZY. LOW IN THE MID 20S. WEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY…SUNNY, BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW 15 TO 20.

FRIDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S.

Most Iowa, Nebraska customers are power back, utilities say

News, Weather

December 26th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Utility companies have restored power to most of their Iowa and Nebraska customers following the high winds and heavy rains on Christmas. The National Weather Service says wind gusts of 70 mph were recorded Sunday night at the Norfolk and Wayne airports in Nebraska, and gusts exceeding 60 mph knocked out power to more than 4,300 customers in the Sioux City, Iowa, area.

MidAmerican Energy in Des Moines said Monday morning that fewer than 200 customers were still without power. Nebraska Public Power District says only a dozen or so of its customers haven’t gotten back their electricity.

In Nebraska, nearly an inch of rain was recorded in Fremont and Lincoln over the past 24 hours. In Iowa, more than eight-tenths of an inch was reported in Council Bluffs.

NWS forecast for Cass County (IA) & surrounding counties (12/26)

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December 26th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

207 AM CST MON DEC 26 2016

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY, BREEZY, COLDER. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. WEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY…SUNNY, BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S.