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Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 2/24/21

Weather

February 24th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High 38. NW @ 15-25.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 15.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 38.

Friday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 44.

Saturday: Cloudy w/scattered light rain. High 44.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 51. Our Low was 24. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 46 and the Low was 30. The Record High on this date was 76 in 1930. The Record Low was -15, in 1894.

Flood risk appears low as snow is expected to melt gradually

News, Weather

February 23rd, 2021 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The risk of flooding generally remains low across most of Nebraska and Iowa because the snow across both states is expected to melt gradually in the coming days. National Weather Service meteorologist Allan Curtis said this week’s forecast for temperatures somewhat above freezing during the days and below freezing at night with no significant new precipitation should allow the snow to melt gradually without causing too many problems.

But the amount of ice on some rivers remains a concern because chunks of ice can create flooding as the it melts by creating ice jams that block the channel of the river. So officials will be watching how the ice melts closely.

 

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 2/23/21

Weather

February 23rd, 2021 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog possible this morning, otherwise partly cloudy. High 47. SW @ 10-20.
Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 28. NW @ 10-15.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 38. NW @ 10-15.
Thursday: P/Cldy. High 38.
Friday: P/Cldy. High 44.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 43. Our Low this morning, 23. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 64 and Low 23. The Record High on this date was 65 in 2002. The Record Low was -22, in 1989.

After Sunday’s heavy snow, expect warmer weather all week and plenty of melting

News, Weather

February 22nd, 2021 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – Up to nine inches of snow fell on parts of western Iowa on Sunday, but there will be plenty of melting today (Monday) as temperatures climb into the upper 30s and lower 40s. It’s been a month of bitter cold with Sioux City breaking records dating from the 1930s, with two days at 28-degrees below zero. Meteorologist Brooke Hagenhoff, at the National Weather Service, says more extreme cold is unlikely.

Last week’s negative temperatures came from what’s called a trough, a dip in the jet stream that allowed arctic air from Canada to move into the central United States and as far south as Texas.

The forecast calls for high temperatures all week to remain above freezing, though tomorrow (Tuesday) may be the warmest day of the week. The Weather Service warns any snow that melts on roads today will likely refreeze quickly tonight once the sun goes down, producing icy spots and potentially hazardous travel.

Here are some of the area snowfall reports as compiled by the National Weather Service:

  • 7 miles NNE of Atlantic  5″
  • Massena  3.5″
  • Anita  3″
  • Neola  6″
  • Clarinda  1″
  • 9.5″ in Onawa
  • 9.0 in Little Sioux
  • 8.5″ in Woodbine, Crescent & Missouri Valley
  • 8.0″ in Vail and Carter Lake
  • 8.0 in Castena
  • 7.5″ in Dunlap
  • 6.5″ in Odebolt
  • 6.0″ in Schleswig
  • 5.5″ in Carroll
  • 5.0″ in Manning and Glenwood
  • 3.1″ in Adel

Local 24-Hour Snowfall Totals at 7:00 am on Monday, February 22,2021

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

February 22nd, 2021 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  4″
  • 7 miles NNE of Atlantic  5″
  • Massena  3.5″
  • Anita  3″
  • Neola  6″
  • Clarinda  1″
  • 9.5″ in Onawa
  • 9.0 in Little Sioux
  • 8.5″ in Woodbine, Crescent & Missouri Valley
  • 8.0″ in Vail and Carter Lake
  • 8.0 in Castena
  • 7.5″ in Dunlap
  • 6.5″ in Odebolt
  • 6.0″ in Schleswig
  • 5.5″ in Carroll
  • 5.0″ in Manning and Glenwood
  • 3.1″ in Adel

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area: 2/22/21

Weather

February 22nd, 2021 by Ric Hanson

(Updated) Today: Areas of fog possible this morning, otherwise partly cloudy. High 41. W @ 10-20.
Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 25. SW @ 5-10.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 45. SW @ 10-20.
Wednesday: P/Cldy. High 37.
Thursday: P/Cldy. High 35.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 33. We received 4″ of snow, which melted into .44″ rain equivalent. Our Low was 20. Last year on this date the High was 55 and the Low was 24. The Record High in Atlantic for Feb. 22nd, was 71 in 2017, and the Record Low was -14 in 1894.

Snow Emergency declared in Glenwood

News, Weather

February 21st, 2021 by Ric Hanson

The Mayor of Glenwood has declared a Snow Emergency for the City, until the snow ceases and the streets are plowed curb to curb. The Snow Emergency went into effect at Noon today (Sunday), and means no vehicle is allowed to be parked, abandoned or otherwise unattended on any public street or City-owned parking lot, other than designation parking areas.

 

Updated Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 2/21/21

Weather

February 21st, 2021 by Ric Hanson

**WINTER STORM WARNING until 6-p.m.**
Today: Snow, mainly before 3pm. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 32. Southeast wind 5 to 14 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 17. Wind chill values as low as 10. Northwest wind 6 to 13 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. Wind chill values as low as 5. West southwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 41. South southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: Sunday, 2/21/21

Weather

February 21st, 2021 by Ric Hanson

Today: **WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY (6-a.m. – 6-p.m.): Snow, mainly before 3pm. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 33. Southeast wind 5 to 14 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 17. Wind chill values as low as 10. Northwest wind 6 to 13 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. Wind chill values as low as 5. West southwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 41.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.

Saturday’ High in Atlantic was 32. Our Low was 4. Last year on this date we topped at 46 for a High and 18 was the Low. The Record High on this date was 66 in 2017. The Record Low was -19 in 1894.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 2/20/21

Weather

February 20th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog possible this morning; Partly cloudy to cloudy. High 31. S @ 10.

Tonight: P/Cldy to cldy. Low 20. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Cloudy w/snow (1-2″ possible). High 33. SE @ 10-15.

Monday: P/Cldy. High 39.

Tuesday: P/Cldy. High 42.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 26. Our Low was 5. Last year on this date we topped at 27 for a High and 1 was the Low. The Record High on this date was 65 in 1925. The Record Low was -19 in 1978.