Today: **Wind Chill Advisory in effect until Noon** Sunny and cold, with a high near 2. Wind chill values as low as -25. Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around -11. Wind chill values as low as -25. West northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Monday (Martin Luther King, Jr., Day): Sunny, with a high near 12. Wind chill values as low as -25. West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1. Calm wind becoming east southeast 5 to 7 mph after midnight.
Tuesday: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 19. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 12.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 27.
A WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON TODAY FOR ALL BUT THE NORTHERN FOUR TIERS OF COUNTIES IN IOWA, WHERE A WIND CHILL WARNING IS IN EFFECT.
NORTHWEST AT 10 TO 20 MPH WITH TEMPERATURES NEAR ZERO WILL CREATE WIND CHILLS OF AROUND 20 BELOW ZERO.
FROSTBITE CAN OCCUR TO EXPOSED SKIN WITHIN 30 MINUTES OR LESS.
A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.
THE ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 9-PM SATURDAY UNTIL NOON SUNDAY FOR MONONA-HARRISON AND SHELBY COUNTIES….FROM MIDNIGHT SUNDAY UNTIL NOON SUNDAY FOR AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CRAWFORD AND CARROLL COUNTIES…FROM 3 AM SUNDAY UNTIL NOON CST SUNDAY FOR CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-AND RINGGOLD COUNTIES…THE ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 4-AM UNTIL NOON SUNDAY FOR POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY…AND FROM 6-AM UNTIL NOON FOR MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT AND PAGE COUNTIES.
* TIMING OR SHORT TERM TRENDS…WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES WILL FALL THROUGH THE EVENING REACHING ADVISORY CRITERIA AROUND 3 AM CST AND REMAINING IN ADVISORY CRITERIA THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.
* WINDS…NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. * TEMPERATURES/WIND CHILL VALUES…TEMPERATURES WILL BOTTOM OUT BETWEEN 5 BELOW AND 5 ABOVE ZERO AND PRODUCE WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES OF 15 TO 20 BELOW.
* IMPACTS…A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND BRISK WIND WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — For a second straight weekend, frigid temperatures will combine with winds to make for some dangerously low wind chills in Iowa and Nebraska. The National Weather service says temperatures dip into the single digits Saturday and will hover around zero for much of Sunday in northeastern Nebraska and much of Iowa.
Winds of 10 to 20 mph will produce wind chills of between 5-below zero to as low as 30-below in northeastern Nebraska overnight. In northern Iowa, where a wind chill warning has been issued, residents could see wind chills as low as 35-below.
Weather officials warn that wind chills that low can lead to frostbite within minutes for any exposed skin. Residents are asked to stay in heated areas and bundle up if they must head outside.
Skyscan Forecast Saturday, January 16, 2016 Chris Parks
The National Weather Service in Des Moines says hazardous weather will impact Iowa, this weekend. One-to three-inches of snow and blowing snow are expected across much of the state, with two-to three-inches in parts of northwest and western Iowa. The snow is forecast to impact travel Saturday night.
Roadways will likely become snow covered and slippery. Blowing snow may greatly reduce visibility at times. Travel speeds will likely be decreased. And, with cold temperatures, road treatments will not be as effective.
You should also be prepared for extremely cold wind chills of -25 to -40 degrees, especially Sunday morning through Monday morning. Northern Iowa will experience the lowest wind chill values of -35 to -45. As wind chills approach -30 degrees, Frostbite can occur in as little as 10 minutes.
Children and the elderly are especially susceptible to frostbite. Bring pets indoors, if possible. Dress in layers and try to cover as much exposed skin as possible.
Today: Mostly Cloudy w/flurries. Nearly steady temp in the 20’s. NW @ 15-25.
Tonight: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scattered flurries. Low 7. NW @ 10-20.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 13.
Tom. Night: Cldy w/snow and patchy blowing snow. Low -6.
Sunday: P/Cldy w/areas of light snow early. High 2.
Sun. Night: Mostly Clear. Low -11.
Monday: P/Cldy. High 12.
Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 46. The 24-hour Low ending at 7-a.m. today was 23. Last year on this date we reached 45 for a High and 157 was the low. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 61 in 1990, while the Record Low was -23 in 1905.
EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY…BREEZY. ISOLATED FLURRIES. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH.
TODAY…CLOUDY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. MUCH COLDER. ISOLATED FLURRIES IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.
TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. COLDER. HIGH AROUND 15. NORTHWEST WIND AROUND 10 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT…SNOW LIKELY. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. COLDER. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE. LOW 5 TO 10 BELOW. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT. LOWEST WIND CHILL READINGS 15 TO 20 BELOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. COLDER. HIGH NEAR ZERO. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. WIND CHILL READINGS 20 BELOW TO 30 BELOW ZERO.
SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW AROUND 10 BELOW.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 10.
331 AM CST THU JAN 14 2016
EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.
TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
FRIDAY…CLOUDY…BREEZY…COLDER. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.
SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. HIGH 10 TO 15. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. COLDER. LOW 5 TO 10 BELOW.
SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. COLDER. HIGH ZERO TO 5 ABOVE.
Today: Partly Cloudy w/flurries possible this morning. High 35. SW @ 10-15.
Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 23. SW @ 5-10.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High around 43. W/SW @ 10-20
Tomorrow Night: P/Cldy to Cldy. Low 27.
Friday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/light snow or flurries possible in the morning. High 30.
Saturday: Mo. Cldy w/flurries. High 13.
Tuesday’s daytime High in Atlantic was 10. The temps rose overnight, so our 24-Hour High was 20. Our 24-hour Low ending at 7-a.m. today was 1. Last year on this date we reached 25 for a High and -10 was the low. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 62 in 1987, while the Record Low was -24 in 1916.