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NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area: 10/25/20

Weather

October 25th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 3:40-p.m.):

Tonight: Snow. Low around 22. North wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Monday: A 30 percent chance of snow before 7am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 28. North wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 15. North wind 3 to 7 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 37. Calm wind becoming west southwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 22.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 47.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 44.

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 38. Our Low was 31. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 55 and Low 22. The Record High on this date was 85 in 1891 & 1940, and the Record Low was 14 in 1892.

Winter Weather Advisory extended to counties north of I-80

Weather

October 24th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

A Winter Weather Advisory issued Saturday morning, has been expanded. The Advisory now includes: Audubon-Guthrie-Monona-Sac-Crawford-Carroll-Harrison-Shelby-and Pottawattamie Counties.

Timing & other details:

Sac County….WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM SUNDAY TO 1 AM CDT MONDAY…Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches.

Crawford-CarrollWINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM SUNDAY TO 1 AM CDT MONDAY…Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches.

Monona-HarrisonWINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM SUNDAY TO
7 AM CDT MONDAY...Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches.

Shelby-Pottawattamie… WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM SUNDAY TO 10 AM CDT MONDAY...Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches.

Audubon-GuthrieWINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM SUNDAY TO 7 AM CDT MONDAY…Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

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

Winter Weather Advisory & Freeze Warning

Weather

October 24th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Monona-Harrison-Shelby & Pottawattamie Counties, from 4-AM Sunday until 7-AM Monday.

* WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches.

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

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…There could be some damage to trees that have not dropped leaves due to a heavy snow load.

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.

A FREEZE WARNING continues until 10-a.m. today for Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont and Page Counties.

 

Skyscan Forecast Saturday 10/24/2020

Podcasts, Weather

October 24th, 2020 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast  Saturday, October 24, 2020  Dan Hicks

Today: Partly Cloudy. E @ 10. High 43.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Light snow late. E @ 5-10. Low 30.

Sunday: Cloudy. Snow possibly mixed with rain south. E @ 10-15. High 34.

Sunday Night: Cloudy. Snow likely. N @ 10. Low 20.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. Lights snow early. High 30.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 35.

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Colder weather and more snow coming

News, Weather

October 23rd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – Don’t plan on putting away the heavy coat anytime soon. National Weather Service Meteorologist Brad Small says the cold temperatures are going to get worse. “There’ll be some snow first. The weekend will start off dry — but snow will move into much of Iowa sometime on Sunday from northwest to southeast, Sunday to Sunday evening,” Small says.

He says they are predicting accumulations of one inch from central Iowa to the south — and then larger amounts moving to the north. “We could see amounts of three to four inches — something of that nature from Fort Doge north and west,” Small says. “A good chunk of the state will see some snow. It won’t be a heavy snow at any particular time — it’ll be light to moderate for an extended period. Still enough to get some snow on the ground — especially on the grass.

There could be some melting during the day, Sunday, however by Sunday night we’ll see snow in most locations.” The cold temperatures will follow. “After the snow ends we’re expecting near-record cold and even some records possible in some spots Monday and Tuesday,” Small says. “The coldest morning is Tuesday morning when we’ll see lows in the teens and single digits from Des Moines north and west, and low 20s towards Ottumwa.”

Small says it’s just a matter of the cold weather pattern being stuck over the state.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area – Friday, 10/23/20

Weather

October 23rd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy w/a chance of sprinkles or flurries this morning; Becoming partly cloudy. High 41. NW @ 20-35mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 18. N @ 5-10 becoming calm after midnight.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 44. SE @ 5-10.
Sunday: Cldy w/a rain-snow mix. High 36.
Monday: Mo. Cldy w/a chance of light snow early. High 32.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 48. We received .31” rain from 7-a.m. Thursday through 5-a.m. today. Our Low this morning was 35. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 59 and Low 34. The Record High on this date was 81 in 1901 & 1991, and the Record Low was 13 in 1895.

(Update): Freeze Warning in effect from 11-p.m. Friday (10/23) to 10-a.m. Saturday (10/24)

Weather

October 23rd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
318 AM CDT Fri Oct 23 2020

Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont-Page Counties…FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM CDT SATURDAY…

* WHAT…Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 23 to 25 expected.

* WHERE…Portions of east central and southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa.

* IMPACTS…Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

Freeze Watch Friday night into Saturday morning

Weather

October 22nd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont-Page Counties: A FREEZE WATCH WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 25 possible, over portions of east central and southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa.

* IMPACTS…Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

Drought sparks more bans on open burning than usual in fall

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

October 22nd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – Despite the damp weather we’ve experienced over the past couple of days, open burning bans remain in effect for 18 Iowa counties. State Fire Marshal Dan Wood says that’s not common for this time of year. “Usually it’s less than that, but usually we’ve had more moisture where this year has just been very much a drought statewide,” he says. Burn bans are not issued by the State Fire Marshal’s office. Local fire chiefs and emergency managers in each county determine there’s an elevated fire risk and issue the ban on open burning in a county. The State Fire Marshal’s website lists the burn bans that are in effect.

Most of the 19 counties are in the western half of Iowa. “Having a very dry summer and now a very dry fall we’ve had a lot of counties go with these burn bans,” Wood says, “kind of sounding the alarm for the dangers of their being field fires.” A recent western Iowa field fire was one-and-a-half miles wide at one point. Fire officials advise farmers to have a disc nearby as combines roll through a field. If a fire is sparked, the disc can be used to turn over crop residue and create strips of soil to stop a fire from spreading. On a couple of days this fall, northwest Iowa farmers have been advised to halt the harvest due to high winds that could quickly spread a fire sparked by a combine.

In this area, counties with burn bans still in effect until further notice, include: Audubon, Cass, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, and Pottawattamie.

Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals at 7:00 am on Thursday, October 22, 2020

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

October 22nd, 2020 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .03″
  • 7 miles NNE of Atlantic  .11″
  • Massena  .18″
  • Anita  .03″
  • Audubon  .17″
  • Oakland  .05″
  • Corning  .14″
  • Neola  .1″
  • Manning  .06″
  • Red Oak  .09″