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NWS weather forecast for Atlantic & the area, 4/29/15

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April 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Early this morning: Partly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 45. Light west northwest wind.
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. North wind 6 to 11 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 43. North northeast wind 3 to 8 mph.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. East wind 5 to 9 mph.

Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 70. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast, Tue., 4/28/15

Podcasts, Weather

April 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather info. for Atlantic.

NWS weather forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA, 4/28/15

Weather

April 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

331 AM CDT TUE APR 28 2015

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. NORTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 40S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 70. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10  MPH.

THURSDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE  MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.

 

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather forecast: 4/27/15

Podcasts, Weather

April 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather info. for Atlantic.

KJAN listening area forecast (Cass& area Counties), 4/27/2015

Weather

April 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CDT MON APR 27 2015

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLEAR. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…SUNNY. PATCHY FROST THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TUESDAY…SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 70. NORTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S.

 

NWS weather forecast for Atlantic & the area, 4/26/15

Weather

April 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 6:45-a.m./NWS Des Moines)

Today: Sunny…warmer. High in the lower 60s. East wind 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight: Clear. Low in the upper 30s. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday: Sunny. High in the mid 60s. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly clear. Low in the upper 30s. Northeast wind near 10 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny. High around 70. North wind near 10 mph.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 40s.

Wednesday: Sunny. High in the upper 60s.
Thursday: Sunny. High in the lower 70s.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 4/25/15

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April 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Today: Showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then scattered showers. High near 52. Breezy, with a northeast wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Isolated showers before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Northeast wind 8 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 61. East northeast wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 37. East northeast wind 6 to 10 mph.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 64. Northeast wind 6 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 67.

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather forecast, 4/24/2015

Podcasts, Weather

April 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather info. for Atlantic.

KJAN listening area weather forecast from the NWS: 4/24/15

Weather

April 24th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. WARMER. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT.

TODAY…CLOUDY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING…THEN LIGHT SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 40S. EAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 90 PERCENT.

SATURDAY…LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON…THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 70 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 60. EAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

MONDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S.

 

Recent rainfall lessens drought conditions in Iowa

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

April 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the past two weeks have seen needed rainfall over much of the state, ending a very dry stretch of weather. The rains reflect improvements to the drought, streamflow and shallow groundwater conditions.

Areas in yellow are experiencing "Abnormally Dry" conditions. Areas in white are considered to have "Normal" soil conditions as of April 21st.

Areas in yellow are experiencing “Abnormally Dry” conditions. Areas in white are considered to have “Normal” soil conditions as of April 21st.

Rainfall totals varied from just over seven-tenths (0.70) inches at Muscatine to more than six-inches inches at Lake Mills.  In Atlantic, rainfall from April 7th through this past Tuesday, amounted to 2.39-inches, which matches the statewide average. Temperatures have averaged 4.5 degrees above normal, as well. Officials say the wet weather comes at a time when Iowa is entering its traditionally wet months, and is a positive sign for conditions through spring.

The area of the state classified as abnormally dry has dropped from 50 percent to 25 percent according to the National Drought Monitor, a significant improvement over one year ago when more than 75 percent of the state was abnormally dry. Slight drought conditions remain present in far northwest and eastern Iowa.

For a thorough review of Iowa’s water resource trends, go to www.iowadnr.gov/watersummaryupdate. The report is prepared by the technical staff from the Iowa DNR, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, IIHR—Hydroscience and Engineering and the U.S. Geological Survey, in collaboration with The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department.