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Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 5/30/2020

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May 30th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy w/scattered showers. High 68. E @ 5-10.

Tonight: Cloudy w/showers. Low 57. E @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy w/ showers. High 70. SE @ 5-10.

Monday: Showers ending in the morning, becoming P/Cldy & warmer. High 83.

Tuesday: P/Cldy. High near 90.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 76. Our Low was 48. Last year on this date, the High was 77 and the Low was 53. The record High on May 30th in Atlantic was 105 in 1934. The record Low was 33, in 1930.

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area: 5/29/20

Weather

May 29th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High around 75. N @ 10.

Tonight: Fair to Partly cloudy. Low 50. Winds light & variable.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy w/scattered showers. High 70. E @ 5-10.

Sunday: Mo. Cldy. High 72.

Monday: A chance of showers & thunderstorms early, otherwise P/Cldy. High near 80.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 81. Our Low this morning, 48. Last year on this date, the High was 73 and the Low was 56. The record High on May 29th in Atlantic was 104 in 1934. The record Low was 29, in 1947.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 5/28/20

Weather

May 28th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy to cloudy w/scattered showers. High 75. Nw @ 10-15.

Tonight: Clearing skies. Low near 50. NW @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 75. N @10.

Saturday: Mo. Cldy w/scattered light rain. High 72.

Sunday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High around 75.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 77. Our Low was 63. As of 5-a.m. (5/28), we had received .04″ rain since 7-a.m. Wednesday. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 65 and the Low was 54. The Record High on May 28th in Atlantic was 97 in 2018. The Record Low was 29, in 1894.

Tornadoes rake parts of Iowa in second day of severe weather

News, Weather

May 27th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

WAUKEE, Iowa (AP) — The National Weather Service says at least four tornadoes raked parts of Iowa on Tuesday for a second day of severe weather in the state. The first tornado was reported around 1:20 p.m. Tuesday four miles west of Waukee in central Iowa, where it touched down briefly and damaged a car dealership. The second occurred minutes later just east of Dallas Center.

Later in the afternoon, tornadoes were reported simultaneously just northwest of Woolstock in northern Iowa and three-miles northeast of Adair, at around 3:45-p.m. Earlier, a funnel cloud was observed at around 3:06-p.m., two miles east of Kirkman, in Shelby County.

Meteorologist Roger Vachalek in Des Moines says all of the tornadoes appeared to be weak and in mostly uninhabited areas that caused little damage and no injuries.

Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals at 7:00 am on Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

May 27th, 2020 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .22″
  • Massena  .49″
  • Anita  .33″
  • Avoca  .5″
  • Neola  .6″
  • Oakland  .37″
  • Corning  .34″
  • Bridgewater  .4″
  • Villisca  .5″
  • Audubon  .5″
  • Guthrie Center  .42″
  • Manning  .24″
  • Underwood  1.14″
  • Missouri Valley  1.28″
  • Logan  .75″
  • Red Oak  .33″
  • Carroll  .36″
  • Clarinda  .62″
  • Shenandoah  1.38″

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area, 5/27/2020

Weather

May 27th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy to cloudy w/areas of fog this morning; w/scattered showers & thunderstorms (mainly this afternoon). High 72. N @ 5-10.

Tonight: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scatt. shwrs & tstorms. Low 58. N @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scatt. shwrs & tstrms. High 74. N @10-15.

Friday: P/Cldy. High 75.

Saturday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/ scattered showers. High around 73.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 76. Our Low this morning, 64. We received .22″ rain Tuesday. Last year on this date we reached a High of 79 and the Low was 52. The Record High on May 27th in Atlantic was 100 in 2018. The Record Low was 31, in 1907.

Tornado Watch cancelled

Weather

May 26th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

The Tornado Watch that was in effect for the listening area until 8-p.m., has been cancelled.

Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals at 7:00 am on Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

May 26th, 2020 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .15″
  • 7 miles NNE of Atlantic  .29″
  • Massena .74″
  • Anita  .39″
  • Audubon  .2″
  • Guthrie Center  .42″
  • Oakland  .11″
  • Corning  .58″
  • Villisca  .9″
  • Red Oak  .24″
  • Manning  .16″
  • Clarinda  .43″
  • Shenandoah  .35″
  • Underwood  .13″
  • Logan  .13″
  • Missouri Valley  .07″

 

Tornado touches down briefly in Des Moines suburb

News, Weather

May 26th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 7:38-a.m.) JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — A tornado briefly touched down Monday evening in the Des Moines suburb of Johnston, uprooting trees and damaging traffic signals. The National Weather Service confirmed the tornado (rated an EF-1). The twister in the Johnston area packed winds of up to 95 miles per hour, tracked for 1.6-miles, and was a maximum of 50-yards wide. It began at around 6:26-p.m. and ended three minutes later. No injuries were reported.

In eastern Iowa, winds gusted up to 67 mph in Newton, and high winds Monday night near Luxemburg lifted the roof off a barn and crashed it into another building, causing it to collapse onto a hog nursery building. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports the nursery building then caught on fire, killing 300 hogs inside.

The Weather Service said more severe weather is expected today (Tuesday), with thunderstorms, heavy rain and a chance of tornadoes. The rain could lead to localized flooding.

Severe weather possible this afternoon (5/26)

Weather

May 26th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(Updated timing and area coverage 8:20-a.m.) The National Weather Service reports a round of showers and storms will pass over Iowa this morning. Another round of strong to severe storms will move across Iowa this afternoon and early evening. The storms this afternoon may produce tornadoes that develop rather quickly as well as damaging thunderstorm winds and also the potential for locally heavy rainfall. Be mindful of the severe weather potential today and be prepared to act very quickly if severe weather threatens your area.