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Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 5/2/16

Weather

May 2nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; Becoming partly cloudy. High 64. N @ 10.

Tonight: Fair to P/Cldy. Low 38. Winds light & variable.

Tuesday: Mostly Sunny. High 72. W @ 10-15.

Wednesday: P/Cldy. High 68.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High 72.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 48. Our 24-hour Low thru 7-a.m. today was 36. We received .08” of rain, Sunday. Total weekend rainfall amounted to 1.65. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 68 and the low was 5. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 91 in 1968. The Record Low was 17 in 1908.

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties: 5/2/2016

Weather

May 2nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Early This Morning: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Northwest wind near 5 mph.
Today: Partly sunny. Patchy fog through mid morning. A 20 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Warmer. High in the lower 60s. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low in the lower 40s. West wind near 5 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny. High in the upper 60s. West wind 5 to 15 mph.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low in the upper 40s. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny. High in the mid 60s. North wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Low in the lower 40s.
Thursday: Sunny. High around 70.

April 2016 Weather Stats for Atlantic

Weather

May 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The month of April was wetter than normal, in Atlantic, but average, temperature-wise. Statistics compiled at KJAN (the official National Weather Service reporting station for Atlantic) show rainfall for the month amounted to 5.3-inches, which was 1.87-inches more than the average. The most rain fell on the 20th, when we received a 24-hour soaking of 1.16-inches.

The average High temperature of 63-degrees was just one degree warmer than the average of 62. The warmest days in April were on the 3rd and 24th, when we reached 81-degrees.

The average Low for the month was 38, which was about one-degree warmer than normal. The coolest mornings were on the 8th and 9th, when we bottomed out at 14-degrees.

Looking ahead: The month of May typically has Atlantic receiving 4.32-inches of rain. The average High is around 73, while the average Low is 49.

KJAN listening area weather forecast from the NWS: 5/1/16

Weather

May 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

353 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

EARLY THIS MORNING…NUMEROUS LIGHT SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 70 PERCENT.

TODAY…CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. WIDESPREAD LIGHT SHOWERS THROUGH MID MORNING. NUMEROUS LIGHT SHOWERS BEFORE NOON…THEN SCATTERED LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 90 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY UNTIL EARLY MORNING THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S.

TUESDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 4/30/16

Weather

April 30th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Cloudy & breezy w/rain, mainly before noon. High near 51. E/NE @ 15-30. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tonight: Cloudy & breezy, w/showers redeveloping, mainly after 8pm. Low around 44. E/NE @ 15-30. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Sunday: Cloudy & breezy, w/showers likely, mainly thru the noon hour. High near 55. N/NE @ 10-20 w/gusts to 25. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 69.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 48. Our 24-hour Low thru 7-a.m. today was 42. We received .7” of rain over the 24-hour period, also. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 75 and the low was 36. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 92 in 1926. The Record Low was 19 in 1958.

NWS forecast for Cass & surrounding counties in IA: 4/30/16

Weather

April 30th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

118 AM CDT SAT APR 30 2016

EARLY THIS (SATURDAY) MORNING…CLOUDY & BREEZY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS.  LOW IN THE MID 40S. EAST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 90 PERCENT.

TODAY…BREEZY. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. EAST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING…THEN SHOWERS LIKELY OVERNIGHT. BREEZY. LOW IN THE MID 40S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.

SUNDAY...CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 70 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S.

TUESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S.

Stanton tornado confirmed as EF-1

News, Weather

April 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley has confirmed an EF-1 Tornado touched down in rural Montgomery County on Wednesday, April 27th. No injuries were reported and damage was limited.

According to the Weather Service Survey of the event, the twister touched down at 3:14-p.m., three-miles east/southeast of Stanton and ended 5-minutes later three-miles east/northeast of Stanton.

Tornado track

Tornado track

It packed winds of 85-to 90-miles per hour, and was about 25-yards wide. It was on the ground for about one and three-quarters of a mile before dissipating.

Photo of the twister as is crossed Hwy 34 near Viking Lake (Photo credit: Adam Wainwright via the Montgomery County EMA)

Photo of the twister as is crossed Hwy 34 near Viking Lake (Photo credit: Adam Wainwright via the Montgomery County EMA)

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 4/29/16

Weather

April 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Cloudy. A chance of light rain late. High near 58. E/NE @ 10.
Tonight: Showers & thunderstorms, mainly after midnight. Low around 48. E @ 10-20.
Saturday: Showers & occasional thunderstorms. High 58. E @ 15-25.
Sat. Night: A 70% chance of showers. E/NE @ 15-25. Low around 43.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy w/a 40% chance of showers, mainly in the morning. High 58. NE @ 15-25.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Monday: P/Cldy. High near 65.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 50. Our 24-hour Low thru 7-a.m. today was 42. We received a Trace of precipitation over the 24-hour period, also. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 72 and the low was 34. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 93 in 1987. The Record Low was 22 in 1958.

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties, 4/29/16

Weather

April 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CDT FRI APR 29 2016

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TODAY…CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…CLOUDY…BREEZY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 40S. EAST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 80 PERCENT.

SATURDAY…SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. EAST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY. BREEZY. LOW IN THE MID 40S. NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 70 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

MONDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S.

Storm Survey Team heading to Stanton today

News, Weather

April 28th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

There are no reports of injuries, but there’s a bit of damage across portions of southern Iowa following a round of severe weather Wednesday. Kevin Skow is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Johnston. “At least three tornadoes we’re aware of, possibly more…generally all confined to southwest Iowa. There was also some small hail with that storm as it moved through southern Iowa,” Skow said.

Stanton Tornado damage 4-27-16 (Photo by Stanton Fire Chief)

Stanton Tornado damage 4-27-16 (Photo by Stanton Fire Chief)

The National Weather Service office in Omaha today (Thu.) is sending a storm survey team to an area east of Stanton in Montgomery County. That’s where a tornado damaged an outbuilding and vehicles. Skow says, of the three or so tornadoes, the one near Stanton was probably the most damaging. “They were generally short-lived and generally weak, probably in the neighborhood of EF-0 or EF-1 type damage,” Skow said.

(The Iowa Storm Chasing Network has posted a video of the tornado on the ground near Stanton, on its Facebook page. The link to which is here: https://www.facebook.com/IowaStormChasing/?notif_t=notify_me_page&notif_id=1461699462000718 ) or, on their YouTube page (https://youtu.be/HBf03HDyDG0)

Another tornado passed near Creston in Union County Wednesday afternoon and firefighters reported a brief tornado touchdown with no damage near Hepburn in Page County. Cool and rainy conditions are expected across Iowa through the weekend. “We’re only in April, so these temperatures — highs in the 50s and 60s — are certainly not uncommon this late in the year,” Skow said.

(Radio Iowa)