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

Weather

May 20th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy (w/drizzle & fog this morning). High 68. E/SE wind @ 10-15 mph.

Tonight: Mo. Cldy. Low 54. SE @ 5.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 73. SE @ 10-15.

Friday: Mo. Cldy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. High 73.

Saturday: Showers & tstrms ending in the morning; Becoming P/Cldy. High 78.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 62. Our Low 52. We received .01″ rain overnight in the form of drizzle/mist. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 54 and the Low 41. The record High for May 20th in Atlantic, was 95 in 1925, and the record Low was 26 in 1894.

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area: 5/19/2020

Weather

May 19th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly Cloudy. E/NE winds 10-15. High near 64.
Tonight: Cloudy, with a low around 52. E @ 5.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High near 70. E/SE @ 10-15.
Thursday: P/Cldy. High 78.
Friday: P/Cldy to cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. High around 76.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 58. Our Low was 51. We received a Trace of rain after 7-a.m. Monday. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 57 and the Low 41. The record High for May 19th in Atlantic, was 94 in 1934 & 1975, and the record Low was 22 in 1894.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: Monday, 5/18/20

Weather

May 18th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly Cloudy, w/areas of drizzle this morning. High near 62. N @ 10-20 mph.
Tonight: Becoming Partly Cloudy, with a low around 45. N @ 10-20 diminishing to around 5-p.m.
Tuesday: P/Cldy. High near 70. SE @ 5-10.
Wednesday: P/Cldy. High near 72. E/SE @ 10-20.
Thursday: P/Cldy. High around 76.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 57. Our Low this morning, 51. We received .02″ rain from late Sunday afternoon into early this morning. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 79 and the Low 56. The record High for May 18th in Atlantic, was 94 in 1934, and the record Low was 32 in 1891.

Skyscan forecast from the NWS: for Atlantic & the area,, 5/17/20

Weather

May 17th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: A 40 percent chance of showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Windy, with a northwest wind 14 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.
Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Breezy, with a north wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. North northeast wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Northeast wind 6 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 74.

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 73. Our Low was 48. We received .52″ rain overnight Saturday into Sunday morning. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 85 and the Low 64. The record High for May 17th in Atlantic, was 92 in 1908 & 1939, and the record Low was 32 in 1973.

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area: 5/16/20

Weather

May 16th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy to cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms (some this evening may be severe). High around 70. SE wind @ 10-20 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy w/showers & tstrms. Low 50. SE winds becoming NW @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Scattered showers & thunderstorms ending early. High around 66. NW @ 10-20.

Monday: Mostly sunny. High 73.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High around 78.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 79. Our Low this morning, 46.  Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 92 and the Low 63. The record High for May 16th in Atlantic, was 93 in 1939, and the record Low was 25 in 1907.

Iowa’s severe weather season is bringing us little severe weather, no complaints!

News, Weather

May 15th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — This is May 15th, marking the halfway point in Iowa’s severe weather season, and it’s almost like Mother Nature has decided to follow social distancing recommendations. Meteorologist Jeff Johnson, at the National Weather Service in metro Des Moines, says the season has been very quiet so far with very few reports of rough weather.

“We went for 30 days without issuing a severe thunderstorm or tornado warning from the period mid-April until yesterday — that’s very low,” Johnson says. “Our traditional severe weather season here in Iowa goes from April through June with May and June being the two big months.” There were a half dozen or so minor tornadoes in Iowa in late March, and then last (Thursday) night brought parts of the state heavy rain, hail and high winds. While severe weather can strike at any time, Johnson says it appears the sailing should be relatively smooth.

“Looking ahead here, yeah, we’re going to have a shot of rain tomorrow and the severe (weather) chances look fairly low,” Johnson says. “After that, we’re going to be dry for the next several days and warmer. That’s the big thing, looking ahead, we’re going to be pushing highs in the 80s next week.” Some pandemic home-bound Iowans may find it hard to believe, but Memorial Day weekend is -next- weekend. Johnson says it appears we may have good weather heading into the unofficial start of summer.

“Anything beyond four or five days this time of year, we’ve got to really take with a grain of salt,” Johnson says, “but there’s nothing on the horizon that suggests a big severe weather event, although we always have to be prepared for that eventuality.” Keep informed about the latest forecast at weather-dot-gov.

Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals at 7:00 am on Friday, May 15

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

May 15th, 2020 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  1.61″
  • 7 miles NNE of Atlantic  .11″
  • Massena  .65″
  • Anita  .57″
  • Corning  1.81″
  • Adair  2.25″
  • Bridgewater  .8″
  • Red Oak  .38″
  • Creston  .22″

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area: 5/15/20

Weather

May 15th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of dense fog this morning; Becoming Partly sunny. High near 70. NE wind @ 10 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy to cloudy. Low 50. E @ 5.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms. High around 68. SE @ 10-20.

Sunday: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 68.

Monday: Mostly sunny & warmer. High around 75.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 67. We received 1.61″ of rain. Our Low was 53.  Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 82 and the Low 51. The record High for May 15th in Atlantic, was 91 in 1894 & 2017, and the record Low was 29 in 1929, 1973 & 1983.

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area: 5/14/2020

Weather

May 14th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy w/areas of fog & drizzle this morning; scattered showers & thunderstorms. High near 70. S winds becoming NW this afternoon, @ 10-15.

Tonight: Cloudy to partly cloudy, w/showers ending. Low 48. NW @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy High near 70. NE @ 5-10.

Saturday: Mosltly cloudy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. High 68.

Sunday: Cloudy to P/Cldy. High near 68.

Our 24-hour High in Atlantic (as of 5-a.m. today) was 57. Our Low was 44. Rainfall (as of 5-a.m., amounted to just .06″.  Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 82 and the Low 49. The record High for May 14th in Atlantic, was 97 in 2013 and the record Low was 29 in 1937.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 5/13/2020

Weather

May 13th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy w/scattered showers later this afternoon. High 64. SE @ 10-20. (There is a marginal threat of severe storms late this afternoon
and tonight with large hail the main threat.)

Tonight: Cloudy w/showers & possible thunderstorms. Low 50. Winds light & variable.

Tomorrow: Scattered showers & thunderstorms (some severe storms are possible). High near 70. Variable winds @ 5-10.

Friday: Partly cloudy. High 70.

Saturday: Cloudy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. High near 68.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 61. Our Low was 37. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 66 and the Low 34. The record High for May 13th in Atlantic, was 95 in 1915 and the record Low was 23 in 1997.