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May 2020 Weather Stats for Atlantic: Slightly cooler and drier

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June 1st, 2020 by Ric Hanson

The month of May in Atlantic, was cooler than normal, and slightly drier. Data compiled here at the KJAN Studios (The official National Weather Service reporting site for Atlantic), indicate the Average High last month was 68.6-degrees, which was 4.4. degrees below average. The Average Low of 47.8 was 1.2-degrees cooler than normal. And, precipitation for the month amounted to 4.24 inches, just shy of one-tenth of an inch below normal.

For the month of June, the average High here in Atlantic is typically 83 and the Low is normally around 59. Precipitation will typically amount to nearly 5-inches.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: Monday, June 1 2020

Weather

June 1st, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Cloudy to P/Cldy & windy, w/scattered showers this morning. High 86. S/SW @ 15-30 mph.

Tonight: Fair to P/Cldy. Low 68. SW @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High around 90. SW @ 10-20.

Wednesday: Cldy to P/Cldy, w/a chance of morning showers. High 82.

Thursday: Variably cloudy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. High 82.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 74. Our Low was 60. We received .02″ rain Sunday morning. Last year on this date, the High was 81 and the Low was 49. The record High on June 1st in Atlantic was 99 in 1934. The record Low was 36, in 1956.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area: 5/31/20

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May 31st, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy this morning, w/scattered showers and thunderstorms, then gradually becoming sunny & breezy, with a high near 73. S/SE winds at 5-15mph w/gusts to near 25 this afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: Partly cloudy w/a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Low around 62.  SE @ 10-20mph.
Monday: Sunny, windy & warmer. High near 88. S/SW winds @ 15-35 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly clear & breezy, with a low around 68. S/Sw @ 15-25.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 93.
Tuesday Night: P/Cldy, w/a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low around 68.
Wednesday: P/Sunny w/a 20% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. High near 87.

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

Weather

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

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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

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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.