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Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 01/26/17

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January 26th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Cloudy w/flurries. High around 29. NW @ 15-25.

Tonight: Cloudy to P/Cldy. Low 18. NW @ 10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cloudy. High 31. NW @ 10-20.

Saturday: P/Cldy. High 33.

Sunday: P/Cldy. High 33.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 31. Our 24-hour Low (ending at 7-a.m. today) was 23. We received 1.7” of new snow over the past 24-hours, which amounted to .07” worth of liquid precipitation. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 29 and the low was 8. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 67 in 2002. The Record Low was -24 in 1963.

Local 24 Hour Snowfall Totals ending at 7:00 am on Wednesday, January 25

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

January 25th, 2017 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  3.5″
  • Neola  2″
  • Glenwood  1″
  • Logan  1″
  • Carroll  2.5″
  • Denison  2.5″
  • Harlan  2″
  • Yale (Guthrie County), 3.2″
  • 5 miles E/NE of Council Bluffs, 1.5″

Elsewhere across Iowa…

  • Mason City (Cerro Gordo County) 13″
  • Clear Lake (Cerro Gordo County), 10.5″
  • Lake Mills (Winnebago County), 7.9″
  • Perry, 3″
  • Pocahontas (Pocahontas County), 8″
  • Belmond (Wright County), 11″
  • Fonda (Pocahontas County), 4.5″
  • Hampton (Franklin County), 6.2″
  • Joice (Worth County), 8.5″
  • Grafton (Worth County), 9″
  • Iowa Falls (Hardin County), 4.5″
  • Jewell (Hamilton County), 4″
  • Tripoli (Bremer County), 4.7″

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 01/25/17

Weather

January 25th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Cloudy w/light snow (around 1”). High around 32. NW @ 20-35.

Tonight: Cloudy w/flurries. Low 24. NW @ 10-20.

Tomorrow: Mo. Cloudy. High 30. NW @ 10-20.

Friday: P/Cldy. High 32.

Saturday: P/Cldy. High 34.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 34. Our 24-hour Low (ending at 7-a.m. today) was 29. We received 3.5” of snow Tuesday into early this morning, which amounts to just under .2 of an inch of liquid precipitation. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 29 and the low was 22. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 65 in 1944. The Record Low was -28 in 1894.

Heavy snow, winds expected across northern Nebraska, Iowa

News, Weather

January 24th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Meteorologists say a storm system carrying powerful winds and heavy snow will be moving across northern Nebraska and Iowa through Wednesday. The National Weather Service has posted winter storm warnings from the northern Nebraska Panhandle all the way to the northeastern corner of Iowa. Up to a dozen inches of snow is expected in some spots, with deep drifts born of winds gusting to 40 mph.

Authorities say slick roadways and blowing snow will make travel hazardous. Lighter snow or a wintry mix is expected along the southern edge of the system’s path.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 9-a.m. Wednesday for Harrison and Shelby Counties. The Advisory goes into effect for Audubon-Guthrie-Carroll-Crawford and Greene Counties, from Noon today through 6-p.m. Wednesday. And, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Sac County, until 9-a.m., Wednesday.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 01/24/17

Weather

January 24th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Light snow/sleet/freezing rain & rain mixed this morning; Light snow/rain this afternoon. High 37. E @ 10-20.

Tonight: Mix of rain/light snow changing to all snow. Low 30. N @ 10-20.

Tomorrow: Cloudy w/light snow/flurries in the morning. High 30. N @ 15-30. (1-2” of snow/sleet possible before ending, Wed. morning)

Thu/Fri. P/Cldy with highs near High 30.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 34. Our 24-hour Low (ending at 7-a.m. today) was 29. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 34 and the low was 20. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 66 in 1981. The Record Low was -24 in 1894.

Forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: 1/24/17

Weather

January 24th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Early This Morning: Cloudy. Patchy fog. East wind around 10 mph.
Today: Cloudy, breezy. Patchy fog through mid morning. A chance of light snow until late afternoon. A chance of light rain in the late morning and early afternoon, then light rain possibly mixed with snow and thunderstorms late in the afternoon. Little or no snow accumulation. High in the upper 30s. East wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
Tonight: Breezy. Light sleet and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Light rain until early morning. Light snow through the night. Snow and sleet accumulation up to 2 inches. Low in the lower 30s. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph shifting to the northwest 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
Wednesday: Light snow until late afternoon, then a chance of light snow late in the afternoon. Breezy. Snow accumulation around 1 inch. High in the lower 30s. Northwest wind 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 80 percent.
Wednesday Night: Cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light snow through midnight. Colder. Low in the lower 20s. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High in the upper 20s. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. High in the mid 20s.

Storm Spotter Training classes being offered in the area

News, Weather

January 23rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service is offering Storm Spotter Training classes free of charge to the public in the coming months. Storm spotters relay real-time information to the National Weather Service, especially during the tornado season. Information reported includes hail, tornadoes, high winds, damage, heavy rain and any phenomenon associated with severe storms.

Locally, Storm Spotter Training classes are being offered:

  • In Cass County: 7-p.m. Wed., March 8th, at the Cass County Courthouse, in Atlantic. For more information, call Cass County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Kennon at 712-243-1500.
  • In Adair and Guthrie Counties: 7-p.m. Wed., March 15th, at the Menlo Community Building, in Menlo. For more info., call Adair-Guthrie EMC Bob Kempf at 641-332-3030.
  • In Union County: 7-p.m. Tue., March 21st, at the Alliant Bldg. upstairs conference room (208 W. Taylor), in Creston. For more info., call Union County EMC JoAnne Duckworth at 641-782-1622.

Snowstorm heading for northern Iowa, 4-8″ of snow by Wednesday

News, Weather

January 23rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Forecasters say a snowstorm is headed for northern Iowa that could dump up to eight inches of snow on the region by Wednesday afternoon. Meteorologist Kenny Podrazik, at the National Weather Service, says the much of Iowa will see at least some precipitation from this storm system.

“We’ll see rain and snow develop during the late morning hours tomorrow and the rain-snow mix line will be along the Highway 20 to Highway 30 corridor,” Podrazik says. “Anything south of that is going to be more rain. Further north, toward the Minnesota border, you’ll see the bulk of the snow.” Anyone who will need to be traveling across Iowa’s northern third during the next 48 hours may have to rethink their plans.

“Snow’s going to really start to accumulate during the late afternoon tomorrow and into tomorrow night,” Podrazik says. “It’ll really impact rush hour traffic across northern Iowa. The winds may really start to develop during the overnight hours toward Wednesday morning, so that’ll cause some blowing and drifting snow and probably some visibility restrictions as well.” Predictions call for the deepest snow to be farther north and nearly 40 Iowa counties are now under an advisory.

“We have a Winter Storm Watch out along the Highway 20 corridor northward, so we’re looking at anywhere from four to eight inches in that area,” Podrazik says. “From Estherville to Mason City, we’re looking at six-to-eight inches and from Fort Dodge, that area, we’re looking at a four-to-six range.”

Cold weather is forecast to remain after the storm passes, with highs statewide mostly in the 20s and 30s and lows in the teens and 20s.

(Radio Iowa)

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 01/23/17

Weather

January 23rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Patchy morning fog, otherwise partly cloudy to cloudy. High 42. NW-S @ 10-15.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 28. SE @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy w/light mixed precip. in the morning. Light rain by afternoon.  High 41. E @ 10-20.

Wednesday: Mo. Cldy w/flurries. High 30.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High 34.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 37. Our 24-hour Low (ending at 7-a.m. today) was 31. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 26 and the low was 15. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 60 in 1981. The Record Low was -24 in 1948.

NWS forecast for Cass & surrounding Counties in IA: 1/23/17

Weather

January 23rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Early This Morning: Cloudy. Areas of fog. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Today: Cloudy. Patchy fog through mid morning. High in the upper 30s. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northeast in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A chance of light snow possibly mixed with sleet and early in the morning. Low in the lower 30s. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Tuesday: Cloudy. A chance of light snow possibly mixed with rain and sleet in the morning, then light rain likely in the afternoon. Some snow and sleet accumulation possible. High in the lower 40s. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Tuesday Night: Light rain possibly mixed with snow and sleet through midnight, then light snow likely after midnight. Breezy. Light snow accumulations possible. Low around 30. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph increasing to 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
Wednesday: Cloudy. Light snow likely in the morning, then a slight chance of light snow in the afternoon. Breezy. High in the lower 30s. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High in the upper 20s.