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Wind Chill Advisories continue through late this (Sunday) morning, 1/29/23

Weather

January 29th, 2023 by Ric Hanson

…Bitter Cold This Morning…Wind chills will be bitter cold into the morning hours over portions of western and central Iowa. Expect periods of wind chills values into the teens and 20s below zero.

Sac-Crawford-Carroll-Audubon-Guthrie-Dallas-Cass-Adair-Madison Counties:  A WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CST TODAY, for very cold wind chills. Wind chills as low as 25 below zero.

Harrison-Shelby-Pottawattamie Counties: WIND CHILL ADVISORY UNTIL NOON TODAY.

* IMPACTS…The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Use caution while traveling outside. Wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023

Weather

January 29th, 2023 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 7. Wind chill values as low as -20. North wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. **WIND CHILL ADVISORY UNTIL 11-A.M.**  for wind chills as low as 25 below zero.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -1. Wind chill values as low as -10. North wind 8 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 10. Wind chill values as low as -15. North northwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 21.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 30.

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 19. Our Low this morning was -1. We received a trace of mixed snow/freezing mist Saturday, in Atlantic. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 47 and the Low was 16. The Record High on this date was 59 in 1931. The Record Low was -31 in 1904.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023

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January 28th, 2023 by Ric Hanson

Today: Cloudy w/intermittent snow showers. High 21. NE- @ 10-20 mph. Wind Chill as low as -5.
Tonight: Cloudy w/areas of fog & snow. Low -1. N @ 10-15. Wind Chill as low as -15.
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High 8. N @ 10. Wind Chill as low as -20
Monday: Mostly sunny. High 9. N @ 10.
Tuesday: Sunny. High 23. SW @ 10.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 39. Our Low this morning was 19. 24-hours Snowfall as of 7-a.m., amounted to .8″ (eight-tenths of an inch) at KJAN. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 26 and the Low was -4. The Record High on this date was 58 in 1931 & 2015. The Record Low was -23 in 1915.

Winter Storm Warning for NW Iowa, up to 9″ of snow expected

News, Weather

January 27th, 2023 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – Southern Iowa may just see flurries, but forecasters predict most of Iowa’s northern half will have moderate-to-heavy snowfall late tonight (Friday) and much of the day Saturday. The heaviest snow is expected in the Sioux City area, which may get up to nine inches. Meteorologist Allan Curtis, at the National Weather Service, says ten counties in northwest Iowa are under a Winter Storm Warning from midnight tonight through 9 P-M Saturday. “That’s where we see the highest likelihood of anywhere from five-to-seven, maybe locally a bit higher, inches of snowfall,” Curtis says “and then the area surrounding in the Winter Weather Advisory could still see some impactful snowfall, anywhere from two-to-five and again, maybe locally a little bit more.”

This winter blast will include colder temperatures, with wind chills falling as low as 15-below zero. Next week, temperatures are expected to fall even further, which Curtis says is sort of like rubbing salt in the wound. “After you get the snowfall and everyone kind of digs out of that, it’s going to be our first dose of bitter cold in over a month in most cases,” Curtis says, “and we’re talking widespread temperatures falling below zero for lows, highs in the single digits, and then wind chills 20- to 30-below for at least a few days.”

He says it’s possible Iowa will have below-normal temps for the next two weeks or so before there’s a significant warm-up.

Winter Weather Advisory for the northern one-third of Iowa, Saturday

Weather

January 27th, 2023 by Ric Hanson

…Area of Moderate to Heavy Snowfall Overnight Friday into Saturday…

.A relatively narrow area of moderate to heavy snowfall is expected to develop Friday night into Saturday over portions of
central into northern Iowa. Snowfall will spread in from the west overnight Friday, expanding eastward. Heaviest snowfall is expected to fall in an east west oriented band around the Highway 20 to Highway 3 corridors, where amounts of 5 to 7 inches or greater will be possible, especially west of Interstate 35. Heavy snowfall rates of an inch an hour or greater is likely within the heaviest banding. Snowfall will then exit eastward Saturday afternoon and evening.

It remains possible for the axis of heaviest snowfall to shift outside of the Highway 20 to Highway 3 corridors. Monitor forecast updates for any possible shifts.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 PM CST SATURDAY

* WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches.

Winter Storm Warning (counties in pink); Winter Weather Advisory (Counties in purple)

* WHERE…Portions of central into northern Iowa

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The cold wind chills as low as 15 below zero could result in hypothermia if
precautions are not taken.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Slow down and use caution while traveling. For the latest travel conditions, check the Iowa 511 app, www.511ia.org, or dial 511.

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Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

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January 27th, 2023 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy this morning, w/flurries or sprinkles. Partly cloudy this afternoon. High 37. NW- @ 15-30 mph diminishing late.
Tonight: Clear to P/Cldy w/light snow late. Low 20. E/SE @ 5-10.
Tomorrow: Cloudy w/snow. High 24. E @ 10-20.
Sunday: Cldy w/snow ending early (1-2” total). High 10.
Monday: P/Cldy. High 8.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 33. The Low was 6. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 39 and the Low was -4. The Record High on this date was 61 in 1934. The Record Low was -31 in 1902.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023

Weather

January 26th, 2023 by Ric Hanson

Today: P/Cldy. High 22. NW-SE @ 10-15 mph.
Tonight: P/cldy to cldy w/light snow late (<.5”). Low of 18 w/temps rising overnight. S@ 10-15.
Tomorrow: Mo. Cldy in the morning w/scattered light snow-rain; Becoming P/Cldy. High 37. NW @ 15-30.
Saturday: Cldy w/snow (<.5”). High 24.
Sunday: Flurries early; P/Cldy. High 10.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 29. The Low was 5. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 31 and the Low was -7. The Record High on this date was 67 in 2002. The Record Low was -24 in 1963.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Wed., Jan. 25, 2023

Weather

January 25th, 2023 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; Mostly cloudy w/scattered flurries. High 29. NW @ 10-20 mph.
Tonight: Flurries ending; Becoming P/cldy late. Low 10. NW @ 10-20.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 26. NW-SE @ 10-15.
Friday: Mo. Cldy w/light snow-rain mix. High 36.
Saturday: Cloudy w/light snow. High 20.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 35. The Low was 20. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 19 and the Low was -9. The Record High on this date was 65 in 1944. The Record Low was -28 in 1894.

Dense Fog Advisory until 10 AM today for some area counties (1/24/23)

Weather

January 24th, 2023 by Ric Hanson

Guthrie-Dallas-Adair-Madison-Union Counties
549 AM CST Tue Jan 24 2023

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST THIS MORNING…

* WHAT…Visibility less than one half mile in dense fog.

* IMPACTS…Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Below freezing temperatures may lead to the deposition of ice on roads and and bridges leading to slick spots. Drive with extra caution.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023

Weather

January 24th, 2023 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; Partly cloudy. High 33. Winds variable @ 5-10 mph.
Tonight: P/cldy to cloudy w/light snow or flurries. Low 20. N @ 5.
Tomorrow: Mo. Cldy w/light snow or flurries (< .5″ total). High 28. N @ 10-15 mph.
Thursday: P/Cldy. High 26.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. High 34.

Monday’s high was 31 and the Low was 16. This day last year the high in Atlantic was 36 and the low was -5. The all-time record high was 66 in 1981. The record low was -24 in 1894. Sunrise today is 7:39 a.m. and Sunset tonight is 5:25 p.m.