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Heavy winds to hit the entire state

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December 2nd, 2022 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) -Things are going to get pretty windy across the state today (Friday). Jeff Zogg of the National Weather Service says this impacts every county. “There’s a pretty strong cold front that’s going to be moving across the state later on today into this evening. And especially behind that, the winds are going to pick up. We have a wind advisory for the entire state for later this afternoon into this evening,” Zogg says Zogg says there could be some pretty powerful gusts.

“Northwest winds 25 to 35 with gusts of 50 to 55 miles per hour possible,” he says. You might want to be sure everything in your yard is secure. “With those winds, definitely has the possibility to blow around unsecured objects — including holiday decorations if they’re out– and tree limbs could be blown down and there could be some power outages as a result of that,” Zogg says. You can also say goodbye to the warm temperatures.

“This will be the warmest day that we’ll see for a little bit. Highs on Saturday across the state will range from the lower 20s to the middle 30s,” Zogg says. Those driving high-profile vehicles this afternoon and evening should use caution in the high winds.

Wind Advisory for the entire State of Iowa later today through Saturday morning

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December 2nd, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont-Page Counties 329 AM CST Fri Dec 2 2022 …WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT… Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected.

For the remainder of area counties, a WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 3 AM CST SATURDAY… for northwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 50 to 55 mph.

.Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects including holiday decorations. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.  Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

Wind Advisory for counties shaded in brown.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Friday, 12/2/22

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December 2nd, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy & windy. High 55. Winds S/SW winds @ 20-35 mph becoming NW late.
Tonight: **WIND ADVISORY from 6-pm until 3-a.m. Saturday** P/Cldy Low 14. NW @ 15-30.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 31. W @ 10-15.
Sunday: P/Cldy. High 43.
Monday: P/Cldy. High 41.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 49. The Low was 23. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 65 and the Low was 32. The Record High on this date was 65 in 2021. The Record Low was -10 in 1985.

November first fall month to see above normal precipitation

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December 1st, 2022 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – State climatologist Justin Glisan says November numbers were unremarkable except for a little bump up in precipitation. “A little over two inches for the statewide average — and that’s almost three-tenths of an inch above average. So, the first month of the fall season in which we had above average precipitation for the state,” Glisan says. He says the temperature was right in line with the average.

“Overall if we look at temperatures right at 37 degrees that average temperature, so the daytime high overnight low add them together and divide by two, so right on the button in terms of climatology,” he says. Glisan says the short-term forecast for December is mixed.

“As we move into December and January — the two coldest and driest months of the year — when we look at the outlook for six to ten and eight to 14 days — we do see an elevated signal for colder temperatures and then near normal precipitation, so at least to the first half of the month,” according to Glisan. The longer-term forecast doesn’t signal a lot of snowfall.

“Elevated probabilities of colder and drier conditions for the state. So, that suggests less snowfall. Now we’re still stuck in that La Nina phase which dictates where the storm tracks that’s up over the United States,” Glisan says. “So we are seeing basically a classic line in your signature on the precipitation front and what you see a bullseye of above average precipitation in the Ohio Valley in the Pacific Northwest, but that dry signal is showing up for the state of Iowa.” He says the forecast now for later in the winter shows a shift from LaNina to a more neutral position.

“Right in between La Nina and El Nino as we get into the February, March April timeframe. So we’re seeing a shift in the probability of what are the normal conditions across the eastern half of Iowa, and an equal chance of above below, or near average in western Iowa,” Glisan says. Today marks the beginning of the meteorological winter in the northern hemisphere.

November 2022 Weather Data for Atlantic

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December 1st, 2022 by Ric Hanson

(Atlantic, Iowa – KJAN) – The month of November here in Atlantic was, on average, three degrees warmer than normal as far as the High is concerned, at 49-degrees. Conversely, it was nearly three degrees cooler for the Low, at 24-degrees. Precipitation for the month continued the trend of being much less than what we would typically expect. Liquid precipitation (melted snow/ice & actual rain) in November amounted to just .91″ (91-hundredths of an inch), which was nearly an inch (.94″) less than what we should have had.

Here’s what the the stats for Atlantic normally are, for December:

  • Avg. High, 32.9
  • Avg. Low, 13.4
  • Avg. Precipitation, 1.11 inches.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Thursday, Dec. 1st, 2022

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December 1st, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High 46. Winds S @ 15-20.
Tonight: Fair to partly cloudy. Low 33. S @ 10-15.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 57. S-NW @ 15-30.
Saturday: P/Cldy. High 30.
Sunday: P/Cldy. High 45.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 28. The Low was 8. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 60 and the Low was 35. The Record High on this date was 67 in 1998. The Record Low was -10 in 1892.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Wed., Nov. 30, 2022

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November 30th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly to mostly sunny & cold. High 29. Winds NW @ 15-25.
Tonight: Fair to partly cloudy. Low 10. Wind light & variable.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 44. S @ 10-20.
Friday: P/Cldy. High 57.
Saturday: P/Cldy & cooler. High near 30.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 36. Our Low this morning, 15. We received .2” of snow at the KJAN studios, Tuesday, and .05” rain/freezing rain. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 60 and the Low was 30. The Record High on this date was 66 in 1922. The Record Low was -10 in 1964.

Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for parts of western/southwest Iowa (11/29/22)

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November 29th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Harrison-Shelby-Pottawattamie-Mills-Sac-Crawford-Carroll-Audubon Counties…
219 AM CST Tue Nov 29 2022

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CST THIS EVENING

Harrison-Shelby-Pottawattamie-Mills Counties: Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of up to 5 hundredths of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

Sac-Crawford-Carroll-Audubon Counties: Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 3 inches is expected with highest amounts near the Minnesota border. Areas with ice accumulations will see mainly a light glazing. Winds are expected to gust as high as 35 mph.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Slow down and use caution while traveling. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022

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November 29th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Today: Cloudy w/light rain becoming mixed sleet freezing-snow (<1” snow). High early around 40 w/temps falling into the 20’s during the day. Winds N @ 20-35.
Tonight: Cloudy to partly cloudy. Low 14. NW @ 15-25.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 27. NW @ 15-25.
Thursday: P/Cldy. High 42.
Friday: P/Cldy. High 55.

Monday’s high was 53 and the low was 24. This day last year the high was 64 and the low was 29. The all-time record high was 71 set in 1998 and the record low was -8 set in 1891. Sunrise today is 7:24 a.m. and sunset is set for 4:51 p.m.

Winter Weather Advisory extended to parts of southwest Iowa

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November 28th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

Area Counties: Sac-Crawford-Carroll-Audubon-Harrison-Shelby-Pottawattamie-MillsWINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM CST TUESDAY

* WHAT…Snow and freezing drizzle expected. In the far western counties: Total snow accumulations less than one inch and ice accumulations of up to five hundredths of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. For the west central counties: Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 3 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Slow down and use caution while traveling. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.