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Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 5/17/19

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May 17th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

(Update 5-a.m.)

Today: Variably cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. High 83. S/SE @ 15-25.

Tonight: Partly cloudy to cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. Low 67. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. High 83. SW @ 10-20.

Sunday: Mo. Cldy w/showers & thunderstorms mainly in the morning. High 64.

Monday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 70.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 92 (one degree shy of tying the record). Rainfall overnight amounted to .34″ (as of 5-a.m.) Our Low (as of 5-a.m. Today) was 64. Last year on this date our High was 84 and the Low was 55. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 92 in 1908 & 1939. The Record Low was 32 in 1912 & 1973.

Turn off the furnace and switch on the AC, low 90s forecast for parts of Iowa

News, Weather

May 16th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — Near-record heat is in today’s (Thursday) forecast, with 80s expected across northern Iowa and low 90s for Iowa’s southern half. With the hot, humid air comes the greater risk of severe weather. Meteorologist Brooke Hagenhoff, at the National Weather Service in metro Des Moines, says some areas may see summer-like temperatures 20-degrees hotter than usual. “While we’ve been cooler-than-normal for most of May so far, it’s a pretty big change here, especially today, the warmest day in our seven-day forecast,” Hagenhoff says. “It’s really due to the increased southerly flow which is allowing warmer air to come up across the Southern United States and into Iowa.”

With the dramatic change as we shift from cooler to much warmer weather, there’s always the risk of rough weather, including powerful thunderstorms. “For today, we’re looking at a risk over mainly central and northern Iowa and the main threat with that is going to be hail and possibly damaging winds,” Hagenhoff says. “That will be mostly confined to this evening and tonight.” Many Iowans are rarely very far from their smart phones, which can be set up to provide you with potentially-life-saving weather data. “We know that with the warmer weather, after the cool start to spring, a lot of people are antsy to get outside,” Hagenhoff says. “It’s important that whether you have outdoor plans or not that you have ways while you’re outside to receive severe weather warnings and information, just so you’re prepared.”

The weather should cool a bit Friday and Saturday, she says, with highs by Sunday only creeping into the 60s. On the subject of severe weather, Iowa saw 69 tornadoes touch down last year. So far this year, there hasn’t been a single twister reported statewide.

No tornadoes yet this year in Iowa, but expert says to stay vigilant

News, Weather

May 16th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — We’re now at the halfway mark of tornado season in Iowa, and so far, there hasn’t been a single twister reported statewide this year. While tornadoes can strike during any month, April, May and June are considered the peak months. Meteorologist Chad Hahn, at the National Weather Service, says there is a reason why it’s been such a quiet period for the storms. “Of course, we’ve been experiencing a great deal of precipitation and certainly we’ve seen that with the ongoing river flooding across portions of the state,” Hahn says. “We’ve been cooler than normal over the past few weeks and because of that, we haven’t been able to get the thunderstorm activity going like we’d typically expect in the spring months here.”

After the prolonged cold spell, warmer weather should be moving in over the next few days. Hahn says that could bring a chance of thunderstorms, though likely nothing too rough. “At least at this point, the week looks fairly quiet, but we do see the mercury starting to rise off in the horizon,” Hahn says. “Of course, it’s not a matter of if, it’s when. We can’t let our guard down because we know when that switch flips, we’ll have to be ready to take the appropriate action if we have severe weather.” Hahn says Iowans should be prepared. “I encourage the public to know that we will get severe weather,” he says. “It’s not a matter of if, it’s when. When that does happen, it’ll likely go from zero to 60, so we need to battle the complacency bug and be ready for severe weather when it does strike.”

Last year, there were 69 tornadoes statewide with the most notable hitting Bondurant, Marshalltown and Pella on July 19th. Over the past decade, Iowa has seen as few as 16 tornadoes during all of 2012 and as many as 88 tornadoes in 2014.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area – Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Weather

May 16th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High around 90. S @ 10-20.

Tonight: Partly cloudy w/isolated showers & thunderstorms late. Low 67. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. High 84. S @ 10-20.

Saturday: P/Cldy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. High near 84.

Sunday: Mo. Cldy w/showers & thunderstorms mainly in the morning. High 66.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 82. Our Low was 51. Last year on this date our High was 85 and the Low was 55. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 93 in 1939. The Record Low was 25 in 1907.

Severe storms possible tonight into Thursday morning, & again Thu. evening into Thu. night

Weather

May 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service reports a few storms will be possible late tonight (Wednesday night) into Thursday morning, with more widespread thunderstorms possible Thursday evening into Thursday night. A few strong to severe storms will be possible Thursday night with large hail and damaging winds the main severe threats. Greater chances for severe storms are possible Friday into Saturday. Temperatures will warm into the 70s to around 80 today with much warmer conditions and increasing humidity for Thursday. Highs Thursday will top out in the mid 80s to around 90 degrees in some spots.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area – Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

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May 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly Sunny. High around 80. SE @ 5-10.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 61. S/SE @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 88. SW @ 10-20 w/gusts to near 25.

Friday: Mo. Sunny & breezy. High near 84. S @ 15-25.

Saturday: Mo. Cldy w/showers & thunderstorms mainly in the afternoon. High 77.

Sunday: Mo. Cldy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. High 69.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 82. Our Low this morning (as of 5-a.m.) was 50. Last year on this date our High was 79 and the Low was 52. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 91 in 1894 & 2017. The Record Low was 29 in 1929, 1973 & 1983.

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area, 5/14/2019

Weather

May 14th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: Scattered showers & periods of thunderstorms this morning; Becoming Partly Sunny this afternoon. High 76. S @ 5-10.

Tonight: A slight chance of showers, otherwise Partly cloudy. Low 56.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 79. E/NE winds becoming SE @ 5-10.

Thursday: Sunny. High near 87.

Friday: Mo. Sunny & breezy. High 83.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 66. Our Low was 34. Rainfall in Atlantic overnight into early this morning amounted to .07″. Last year on this date our High was 82 and the Low was 56. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 97 in 2013. The Record Low was 29 in 1937.

Skyscan Forecast – Monday, May 13th, 2019 – Dan Hicks

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May 13th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: DENSE FOG ADVISORY until 9-a.m.; Mostly sunny. High 67. S @ 5-10.

Tonight: Partly cloudy to cloudy w/showers & thunderstorms overnight. Low 51. S/SE @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Showers & tstrms in the morning; P/Sunny later. High near 77. SE @ 10-20.

Wednesday: Sunny. High near 80.

Thursday: Mo. Sunny. High 84.

Yesterday’s High in Atlantic was 57. Our Low this morning (as of 5-a.m.) was 34. Last year on this date our High was 76 and the Low was 54. The record High in Atlantic on this date was 95 in 1915. The Record Low was 23 in 1997.

Skyscan Forecast – Mother’s Day: Sunday, 5/12/19

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May 12th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers between 1pm and 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 56. East wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 40. East northeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. South wind 3 to 8 mph.
Tuesday: A chance of showers before 11am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. South southwest wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 79.

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 59. Our Low this morning, 47. We received .22” rain yesterday and overnight. Last Year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 50 and the Low 49. The All-Time Record High for this date in Atlantic, was 94 in 1956. The Record Low was 25 in 1895.

Skyscan Forecast Saturday 05/11/2019

Podcasts, Weather

May 11th, 2019 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast  Saturday, May 11, 2019  Wayne Ellis

Today: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of light rain. S @ 10-15. High 62.

Tonight: Cloudy. Scattered showers. SSE @ 10-15. Low 48.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. ESE @ 5-10. High 57.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 42.

Monday: Mostly Sunny. High 67.

Tuesday: Mostly Sunny. Warmer. High 75.

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