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NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area: Sunday, 12/29/2019

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December 29th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: A slight chance of rain between 3pm and 4pm, then a chance of snow. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 33 by 5pm. Breezy, with a southwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight: A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 22. Blustery, with a west wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Monday: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly between 8am and 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 29. Wind chill values as low as 5. Windy, with a west northwest wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 20. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 18 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. Breezy.
New Year’s Day: Sunny, with a high near 43.

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 50. Our Low this morning, 37. We received .6” rain Saturday through 6-a.m., today (Sunday). Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 21 and the Low was 6. The record High for Dec. 29th in Atlantic, was 60 in 1984. The Record Low was -22 in 1917.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 12/28/2019

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December 28th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today:  Rain and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 50. S-Se @ 15-25. (New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. )

Tonight: Rain. Low 36. W @ 10-20. (New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.)

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy & breezy, w/a rain-snow mix possible. High 38. W @ 15-30.

Monday: Mo. Cldy & windy, w/flurries or light snow. High 28.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 32.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 45. Our Low was 15. Overnight rainfall thru 6:25-a.m. today was .04″) Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 20 and the Low was 4. The record High for Dec. 28th in Atlantic, was 65 in 1984. The Record Low was -25 in 1924.

Skyscan Forecast – Friday, Dec. 27, 2019

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December 27th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; Partly cloudy. High 43. SE @ 5-10.

Tonight: Cloudy w/light rain developing late. Low 35. SE @ 10-15.

Tomorrow: Cloudy w/rain. High near 50. S-SE @ 15-25.

Sunday: Cloudy & windy w/a light-rain snow mix. High around 36.

Monday: Mo. Cloudy. High 36.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 35. Our Low this morning, 17. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 54 and the Low was 19. The record High for Dec. 27th in Atlantic, was 65 in 1946. The Record Low was -21 in 1924.

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area: 12/26/2019

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December 26th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Patchy fog this morning; Partly cloudy to cloudy & cooler. High 42. NW @ 10-15.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 25. Winds light & variable.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 45. SE @ 10-15.

Saturday: Cloudy w/rain. High near 50. SE @ 10-20.

Sunday: Cloudy w/mixed precipitation (light rain/freezing drizzle/snow). High 34.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic broke a record. We reached 60 degrees here at the KJAN studios. That broke the old record of 56 set in 1922!. Our Low this morning (as of 5-a.m.) was 30. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 48 and the Low was 33. The record High for Dec. 26th in Atlantic, was 59 in 1936. The Record Low was -18 in 1892.

Record/near Record Highs possible today; Snow possible this weekend (mainly north)

News, Weather

December 25th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Johnston says record to near record highs are likely for this Christmas Day across much of central and southern Iowa, with highs in the 50’s to near 60. Temperatures will be a bit cooler over northern Iowa. A cold front will move through tonight and will drop highs into the 30’s and 40’s for Thursday and Friday.

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A storm system will arrive this weekend with mainly rain Friday night and Saturday followed by a transition to snow Saturday night and Sunday. Some snow accumulations are possible, especially across northern Iowa. A large amount of variability remains for this system therefore, any snowfall predictions remain low confidence. Stay tuned for future updates regarding the weekend storm system.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 12/25/19

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December 25th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today (Christmas Day): Patchy fog this morning; Partly cloudy. High 55. S @ 10-15.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 30. NW @ 5-10.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High 45. NW @ 10-15.

Friday: P/Cldy. High 45.

Saturday: Cloudy w/a chance of rain. High 42.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 53. Our Low was 30. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 46 and the Low was 26. The record High for Dec. 25th in Atlantic, was 56 in 1922. The Record Low was -20 in 1983.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 12/24/19

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December 24th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; Partly cloudy. High 55. S @ 10-15.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 35. S @ 5-10.

Christmas Day: P/Cldy. High 55. S @ 10-15.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High 45.

Friday: P/Cldy. High 45.

Monday’s High in Atlantic, was 53. Our Low was 30. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 42 and the Low was 19. The record High for Dec. 24th in Atlantic, was 55 in 1893 & 1964. The Record Low was -23 in 1983.

Forget the white Christmas, it’ll be a warm Christmas

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December 23rd, 2019 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — If you are dreaming of a WARM Christmas — your dream is going to come true. National Weather Service meteorologist Brooke Hagenhoff says temperatures in the 50s will be the norm the next couple of days. “We got a little taste of it here this weekend with some 50s and that will continue at least through midweek here — Wednesday at least until Thursday — and then things will start to cool off again,” Hagenhoff says.

The forecast is calling for a high in the mid 50s on Christmas day. “It’s pretty unusual. Normal highs for this time of year are generally in the low 30s. The record high — at least for Christmas Day in Des Moines was 38 — and that was in 1936,” according the Hagenhoff. She says a small area in the far northern portion of the state is the only place that might not see the 50’s.

“While we’re not quite going to get to those record highs — we are certainly much warmer than normal. It’s pretty rare to be this warm around the holiday season.” Hagenhoff talks about the weather pattern that’s causing the warmth. “We’ve got a pretty big ridge of what we call high pressure, and that’s allowed for a lot of southerly flow up out of Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico. So, a lot of the central U-S, across a lot of the central U-S and even into some of the northern plains, which as allowed for temperatures to really soar through a lot of this week,” Hagenhoff says.

Temperatures toward the end of the week will fall a bit and there is a chance for some snow. She says the system will hit late this week into the weekend and drop temperatures closer to normal, which could include a little bit of snow or rain. Hagenhoff says the precipitation mix could hit right around the time people are heading back from Christmas visits.

“Anyone that has travel plans here for the weekend is going to want to keep an eye on this. We don’t have quite the details we want yet, just because it is several days out. So, it will be something to keep an eye on as we fine tune the forecast for the weekend,” she says. One thing she is sure of — those who procrastinated in their Christmas shopping won’t have to worry about going out in wintry weather.

“Any last minute shopping runs that people need to make should have excellent weather for that,” Hagenhoff says, “Nice and warm and dry.” But those who like a White Christmas will have to wait until next year.

Skyscan Forecast – Monday Dec. 23, 2019

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December 23rd, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; Partly cloudy. High 53. S @ 10-15.

Tonight: Fair to Partly cloudy. Low 30. Winds light & variable.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 51. S @ 5-10.

Christmas Day: Mo. Cldy w/isolated light showers. High 49.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High 47.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic, was 52. Our Low this morning 32. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 41 and the Low was 18. The record High for Dec. 23rd in Atlantic, was 62 in 1964. The Record Low was -22 in 1983.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area: 12/22/19

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December 22nd, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. South southwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. South southwest wind 8 to 10 mph.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 53. South southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

Monday Night: Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. South wind 5 to 7 mph.

Tuesday: Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. South wind around 6 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.

Christmas Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 47.