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Skyscan Forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 12/18/17

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December 18th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Skyscan Forecast – Dan Hicks – Monday, 12/18/17

Today: Area of low clouds & fog this morning; P/Cloudy this afternoon. High 47. W/SW @ 10-15.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 30. SW @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 44. N @ 10-15.

Wednesday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 42.

Thursday: Mo. Cldy w/light rain. High near 47.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 41. Our 24-hour Low ending at 7-a.m. will be/was 18 (@ 5-a.m. it was 24). We did see some light rain yesterday (.01”). Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 7 and the low was -16. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 66 in 1976. The Record Low for this date was -28 in 1983.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 12/17/17

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December 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: A slight chance of snow, mixing with rain after 10am, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. North wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph after midnight.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 51. Breezy, with a southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 11 to 16 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 31. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 48. North northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 24.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Thursday: Rain and snow likely, becoming all snow after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 41. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Skyscan Forecast 12/16/2017

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December 16th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast   Richard Garuckas  Saturday, December 16, 2017

Today: Partly cloudy. Warm. SW @ 5-10 switching to the NE in the afternoon. High 52.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Colder. Low 25. NE @ 5-10.

Sunday: Mostly Cloudy. N @ 5-10. High 41.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low 24.

Monday: Mostly sunny. High 48.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 47.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 49.

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Skyscan Forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 12/15/17

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December 15th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Cloudy to P/Cldy w/flurries or freezing drizzle this morning. High 42. W @ 10-15.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 30.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 53. SW @ 10-20.

Sunday: Mo. Cldy. High near 40.

Monday: Mo. Cldy. High near 40.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 36. Our Low this morning 27. We did see some snow flurries in the air yesterday, but no accumulation. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 20 and the low was 2. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 64 in 2012. The Record Low for this date was -19 in 1901.

Abnormally dry conditions return to Iowa following little rain in November

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December 14th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES — For the first time since September, abnormally dry conditions have returned to the state following a dry November, according to the latest Water Summary Update from the Iowa DNR.  Iowa received only 0.43 inches of precipitation in November, much below the normal of 2.05 inches. However, streamflow levels are running at close to normal across much of Iowa. Groundwater conditions remain good in most locations, with the exception of southeastern Iowa, where levels are rated in slight drought conditions.

Tim Hall, the DNR’s Hydrology Resources Coordinator, says “This ranks as the 15th lowest November total for precipitation among 145 years of records and the lowest calendar month total for any month since November 2007.” For a thorough review of Iowa’s water resource trends, go to www.iowadnr.gov/watersummaryupdate.

The report is prepared by technical staff from Iowa DNR, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, IIHR—Hydroscience and Engineering, and the U.S. Geological Survey, in collaboration with Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department.

Skyscan Forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 12/14/17

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December 14th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 38. NW-S @ 10-15.

Tonight: Mo. Cldy w/flurries. Low 26. .

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 42. W @ 10-15.

Saturday: P/Cldy. High 52.

Sunday: Mo. Cldy. High near 40.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 49. Our Low this morning 28. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 24 and the low was 1. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 59 in 1975. The Record Low for this date was -19 in 1901 and 1972.

Skyscan Forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 12/13/17

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December 13th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: WIND ADVISORY 10-a.m. to 6-p.m.; P/Cldy to Cldy w/sprinkles. High 50 w/falling afternoon temps. SW-NW @ 20-40.

Tonight: P/Cldy to cldy w/flurries. Low 18. NW @ 20-40 diminishing late..

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy. High 35. NW @ 10-15.

Friday: P/Cldy. High 37.

Saturday: P/Cldy. High 52.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 37. Our Low 11. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 22 and the low was 5. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 65 in 1921. The Record Low for this date was -20 in 1961.

Wind Advisory for the area today (12/13)

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December 13th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 9-a.m. to 5-p.m. today for Pottawattamie, Montgomery, Mills, Monona, Shelby, Fremont and Page Counties, and from 10-a.m. to 6-p.m. today for Cass and other area Counties.

* TIMING…Winds will strengthen by late morning and persist through the afternoon.

* WINDS…Northwest winds should reach sustained speeds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph likely.

* IMPACTS…Winds of this magnitude may blow loose objects such as Christmas decorations and make travel for high profile vehicles difficult. Fire weather conditions will also be elevated in areas that do not receive sufficient precipitation. Any fires may spread quickly.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 mph or wind gusts of 45 mph or greater are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Skyscan Forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 12/12/17

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December 12th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High 37 NW-W @ 10-20.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 29. SW @ 10.

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy. Morning High 48 w/temps falling during the day. NW @ 15-30.

Thursday: Mo. Cldy. High 35.

Friday: Mo. Cldy. High 37.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 46. Our Low this morning was 12. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 31 and the low was 5. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 62 in 1921 & 1968. The Record Low for this date was -20 in 1932.

Wind Advisory for the western half of Iowa today

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December 11th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service has issued a WIND ADVISORY in effect from 10-a.m. today until 6-p.m. for the western-half of Iowa, including the entire KJAN listening area.

* TIMING…Winds increase past 10 am this morning and persist through the afternoon before decreasing shortly before sunset.

* WINDS…Northwest winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to near 45 mph.

* IMPACTS…High profile vehicles are likely to be especially affected today with the strong winds. This will result in difficult travel, particularly if needing to pass large trucks. Lightweight and unsecured objects, such as holiday decorations, maybe blown around today.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 mph or wind gusts of 45 mph or greater are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.