Today: Patchy dense fog possible thru 8-a.m. over parts of western/southwest IA; Isolated showers and thunderstorms, otherwise Mostly cloudy. High near 60. NW @ 10-20 w/gusts to near 30. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight: Isolated showers ending late. Gradually becoming mostly clear. Low 34. NW @ 15-25.
Wednesday: P/Cldy to Cldy & windy. High near 53. NW @ 15-30 w/gusts to near 40.
Wed. Night: Partly cloudy & breezy. Low around 34. W @ 15-30.
Thursday: P/Cldy to Cldy & windy. High around 47.
Friday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High near 44.
Monday’s High in Atlantic was 74. The 24-hour Low ending at 7-a.m. today was 45. We received .32” rain overnight into early this morning. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 73, and the low was 34. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 79 in 2003. The Record Low was 0 in 1944.
653 AM CDT TUE MAR 15 2016
…PATCHY DENSE FOG EARLY THIS MORNING…
BE PREPARED FOR PATCHY DENSE FOG EARLY THIS MORNING ACROSS PORTIONS OF EXTREME EASTERN NEBRASKA AND WESTERN IOWA. VISIBILITIES COULD RANGE 1/4 TO 1/2 MILE IN SOME AREAS. A COLD FRONT MOVING IN FROM THE WEST WILL RAPIDLY IMPROVE VISIBILITIES THROUGH 8 AM.
356 AM CDT TUE MAR 15 2016
EARLY THIS MORNING…WIDESPREAD LIGHT SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.
TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. BREEZY…COOLER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING…THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS BEFORE MIDNIGHT. PARTLY CLOUDY AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY…COLDER. LOW IN THE MID 30S. WEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.
WEDNESDAY…SUNNY…BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. WEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH.
THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. WEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.
FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN. HIGH IN THE MID 40S.
Officials with the Shelby County Emergency Management Agency say the light rains in the forecast today will not be enough to stop the potential for fire to spread rapidly. The Fire Danger category will remain “HIGH” until at least Thursday morning, when the next update is expected.
The National Weather Service is forecasting very dry and very high fire condition for later this week.
The Shelby County EMA says you should remember to call your controlled burns in to the EMA Communications center at (712)- 755—2124, and, contact your local Fire Chief.
The National Weather Service in Omaha has issued a DENSE FOG ADVISORY until 10-a.m. for Monona-Harrison-Shelby-Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont and Page Counties in west/southwest Iowa. Visibilities will be reduced to near zero at times through about 9 or 10 a.m.
A DENSE FOG ADVISORY remains in effect until 10-a.m. as well, for Cass-Adair-Adams-Audubon-Guthrie-Dallas-Madison-Crawford-Carroll-Union and Taylor Counties in the KJAN listening area.
If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance between your vehicle and those in front of you.
Today: Cloudy w/areas of fog & drizzle this morning; P/Cldy this afternoon. High 68. S/SW @ 10-20.
Tonight: Cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. Low 54. S @ 10-15.
Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy w/Showers & thunderstorms ending in the morning. High 58. Becoming NW @ 10-20.
Tom. Night: Partly cloudy & breezy. Low 37. W/SW @ 15-25.
Wednesday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 50.
Thursday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 47.
Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 64. The 24-hour Low ending at 7-a.m. today was 49. We received a Trace of rain this morning. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 66, and the low was 30. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 78 in 2012. The Record Low was -12 in 1975.
Early This Morning: **DENSE FOG ADVISORY until 10-a.m.**Cloudy. Widespread fog. South wind near 5 mph.
Today: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly sunny. Widespread fog in the morning…then patchy fog early in the afternoon. High in the lower 70s. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A chance of light showers through midnight. Isolated thunderstorms through the night. Light showers likely after midnight. Low in the upper 40s. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Tuesday: Partly sunny. Breezy…cooler. Isolated thunderstorms through mid morning. A chance of light showers in the morning…then a slight chance of light showers in the afternoon. High in the upper 50s. West wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Colder. Low in the upper 30s. West wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph through midnight.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Breezy. High in the mid 50s. West wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
Thursday: Partly sunny. High around 50.
AREA COUNTIES: CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT MONDAY.
*VISIBILITY…ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS. THE DENSE FOG IS MORE SPOTTY ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN IOWA, SO VISIBILITIES MAY BE QUITE VARIABLE WITH RAPID REDUCTIONS EXPECTED.
* IMPACTS…VISIBILITIES WILL BE GREATLY REDUCED IN THE FOG…AND CAUTION IS ADVISED FOR ANYONE TRAVELING OVERNIGHT.
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.
AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR AND RINGGOLD…
823 AM CDT SUN MAR 13 2016
…PATCHY DENSE FOG ACROSS THE AREA THIS MORNING…
MORNING TRAVELERS OVER MOST OF SOUTHWEST AND WESTERN IOWA…ALONG WITH PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN IOWA WILL ENCOUNTER AREAS OF DENSE FOG EARLY THIS SUNDAY MORNING. THE FOG WILL SLOWLY LIFT OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS AND IMPROVEMENTS WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 10 AM AND NOON. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TRAVELS EARLY TODAY…ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION. USE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS OR FOG LIGHTS. INCREASE YOUR FOLLOWING DISTANCE. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS WHEN APPROACHING INTERSECTIONS AND RAILROAD CROSSINGS AS DENSE FOG MAY HIDE APPROACHING VEHICLES AND TRAINS.
451 AM CDT SUN MAR 13 2016
EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND DRIZZLE. PATCHY FOG. WARMER. SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.
TODAY…CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED LIGHT SHOWERS AND PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING…THEN ISOLATED LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH AROUND 60. SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 20 PERCENT.
TONIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.
MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. WARMER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.
TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S.