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Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 2/4/16

Weather

February 4th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly Cloudy, High near 28. S/SW winds @ 5-10 this morning becoming westerly this afternoon. Wind chill values as low as 5.
Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 10.
Friday: Mostly Cloudy (a slight chance of snow after noon). High around 32. S/SW @ 5-10. Wind chill values as low as 5.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Saturday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High near 37. W/NW @ 5-10 in the morning becoming S/SW during the afternoon.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Sunday: Mo. Cldy & windy, w/flurries possible. High around 30. Windy.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 24. The 24-hour Low ending at 7-a.m. today was 7. Last year on this date we reached 19 for a High and -23 was the low. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 62 in 1938, while the Record Low was -30 in 1905.

The latest KJAN listening area forecast from the NWS, 2/4/16

Weather

February 4th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CST THU FEB 4 2016 – The forecast for Cass and area Counties…

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 30. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL EARLY MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 15. WEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. BREEZY.HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S.

 

Snowfall totals from Tue-Wed. (2/2-3)

Weather

February 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

  • Atlantic (KJAN) 6.5″
  • Audubon, 9″
  • Harlan, 6.9″
  • Glenwood, 4″
  • Stuart, 12″
  • Sac City, 10.0″
  • Denison, 8.0″
  • Guthrie Center, 7″
  • Jamaica, 8.3″ (Guthrie County)
  • Underwood, 6.8″
  • Winterset, 5.5″
  • Creston, 4.0″
  • Beaconsfield, 3.0″ (Ringgold County)
  • Carroll, 9.0″
  • Boone, 9.2″
  • Adel, 6.5″
  • Perry, 8.1″
  • Des Moines Int’l. Airport, 4.1″
  • Omaha, 5.9″
  • near Council Bluffs, 4.9″

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties, 2/3/16

Weather

February 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM.

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY…WINDY. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW. NORTH WIND 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH.

TODAY…CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…COLDER. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOW 10 TO 15. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 30. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO15 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW 10 TO 15. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

 

Snow fall report from the NWS (2/2/16)

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February 2nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

  • Atlantic (KJAN), 4.0″
  • Audubon, 2.0″ (7:30-a.m. report)
  • Carroll, 3.0″ (7:30-a.m. report)
  • Denison, 5.0″ (as of 11-a.m.)
  • Dexter, 4.0″
  • Glenwood, 4.0″
  • Lorimor, 3.0″
  • Missouri Valley, 2.0″ (6:25-a.m. report)

 

Atlantic Police advise you to stay home today!

News, Weather

February 2nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

With whiteout conditions being experienced in Atlantic and the rest of the area this morning, Atlantic Police Chief Steve Green says he and other authorities are advising you to stay home, warm and safe, today. Travel conditions are extremely dangerous, with near zero or zero visibility at times due to heavy snow and blowing snow. Roads this morning are, or will be, completely covered with snow. Bridges and overpasses are also reported to be icy. Many businesses, and all schools in the listening area are closed today.

January 2016 weather stats for Atlantic

Weather

February 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The month of January was a little drier and cooler than normal, but just about average where the High is concerned. The average High temperature last month was 28.4 degrees, which was just 1 degree cooler than normal. The warmest day was the 29th, when we reached 47 degrees.

The average Low was 11.6. That’s 7.8 degrees cooler than normal. The lowest temp of -8 was recorded on Jan. 10th, 16th & 17th.  Snowfall for the month amounted to 3.5 inches, while the liquid value of the snow and any other forms of precipitation, amounted to .61″, which was .23″ less than normal (nearly 1/4 of an inch).

(Weather data compiled by KJAN, the official National Weather Service reporting site for Atlantic).

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area, 2/1/16

Weather

February 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy w/a 30% chance of snow, mainly after 5pm. Little or no snow accumulation is expected. High near 39. Winds becoming E/NE @ 5-10 this afternoon.
Tonight: **WINTER STORM WARNING in effect from late tonight thru 6-am Wed.**A chance of rain and snow early, turning to all snow, heavy at times overnight, w/areas of blowing snow after midnight. E/NE winds 10-20mph w/gusts to near 35. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible overnight.
Tuesday: Snow, heavy at times w/blowing snow, mainly after noon. High near 32. NE @ 20-to 40mph. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible during the day.
Tue. Night: Snow, mainly before midnight, w/widespread blowing snow, mainly before 9pm. Low around 15. N/NE winds @ 20-40mph. Wind chill values as low as zero. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE PERIOD OF 6-12” IS POSSIBLE.
Wednesday: Patchy blowing snow before 9am. Becoming Partly sunny, but continued windy. High near 21. N/NW winds 15-30 in the morning, decreasing to 10-20 during the afternoon.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 9.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 28.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 43. Our 24-low ending today at 7-a.m. was 21. Last year on this date, Atlantic’s High was 26 and the Low was -8. The All-time record High for this date in Atlantic was 58 in 1987. The record Low was -27 in 1979.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area – Sunday, Jan. 31st 2016

Weather

January 31st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 9am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 41. West northwest wind 9 to 13 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. West northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Calm wind becoming northeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. **BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT late Monday night thru early Wed. morning**
Monday Night: Snow. Patchy blowing snow after 3am. Low around 27. Windy, with a northeast wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Tuesday: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Areas of blowing snow. High near 31. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Tuesday Night: Snow likely, mainly before midnight. Areas of blowing snow before 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 15. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday: Patchy blowing snow before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 21. Blustery.

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA, 1/31/16

Weather

January 31st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

129 AM CST SUN JAN 31 2016
EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE MID 30S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
SUNDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE MORNING…THEN PARTLY SUNNY IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.
SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL EARLY MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOW IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTH WIND AROUND 5 MPH. *Winter Storm Watch for Counties west/s.w. of Cass until Tue. evening**
MONDAY NIGHT…SNOW LIKELY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES AFTER MIDNIGHT. MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF SNOW 90 PERCENT.
TUESDAY…SNOW. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW. BREEZY. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES. HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE. HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S. CHANCE OF SNOW NEAR 100 PERCENT.
TUESDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW THROUGH THE NIGHT. BREEZY…COLDER. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE. LOW AROUND 15. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT.
WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S.