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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.

Flash Flood Watch until 7-p.m. (5/26) for southwest corner counties

Weather

May 26th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Mills-Montgomery-Fremont-Page Counties: FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM THIS EVENING.

* Periods of showers and thunderstorms are expected today. The soil is already very wet in some locations. If the rain falls at a heavy rate, this will result in a high amount of run off that
could result in flooding. Rainfall amounts from 1 to 2 inches, with localized amounts of over 2 inches are possible into early this evening.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: Tue., May 26 2020

Weather

May 26th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. High 73. Winds East at 5-10. Hazardous Outlook: A round of non-severe showers and thunderstorms will cross the region this morning. Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected this afternoon with damaging winds, a few quickly forming tornadoes possible and locally heavy rainfall that may lead to localized flooding.

Tonight: Mo. Cldy w/scatt. shwrs & tstorms. Low 60. N @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scatt. shwrs & tstrms. High 78. Winds variable @ 5-10.

Thursday: Mo. Cldy w/showers. High around 76.

Friday: Mo. cldy w/showers. High around 75.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 75. Our Low this morning, 63. We received .08″ rain from 7-a.m. Monday thru 5-a.m. today. Last year on this date we reached a High of 79 and the Low was 57. The Record High on May 26th in Atlantic was 100 in 2018. The Record Low was 30, in 1901.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 5/25/20

Weather

May 25th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today (Memorial Day): Partly cloudy to cloudy w/scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 75. South winds becoming westerly @ 10 mph.
Tonight: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. Low 62. Variable breeze @ 5-10 mph.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scattered showers and thunderstorms. High near 75. SE @ 10.
Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High near 78.
Thursday: A chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms. High near 75.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 79. We received .95″ rain. Our Low this morning, 63.  Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 81 and the Low 56. The Record High for May 25th was 98 in 1967. The Record Low was 30 in 1925.

(Update) Flood Watch until 7-p.m. for Mills-Montgomery-Fremont & Page Counties (5/25/20)

Weather

May 25th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH 7-p.m. EVENING, for Fremont, Mills, Montgomery, and Page Counties.

*Showers and thunderstorms are expected to overspread the area today. The soil is already saturated in some areas, so much of the rainfall will run off and potentially lead to flash flooding.

* Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches will be possible in the watch area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 5/24/20

Weather

May 24th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 1-P.M.; Mostly cloudy w/a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 82. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8pm. Low around 63. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Memorial Day: Showers and thunderstorms. High near 75. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Low around 60.
Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 76.
Tuesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low around 61.
Wednesday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 77.

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 82. Out Low 60. We received .01″ Saturday, after 7-a.m. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 77 and the Low 58. The Record High for May 24th was 101 in 1939. The Record Low was 33 in 1924.