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Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Saturday, Feb. 3rd, 2024

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February 3rd, 2024 by Ric Hanson

Today
Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 47. Breezy, with an east wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Tonight
Cloudy, with a low around 31. East wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Sunday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. East northeast wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Northeast wind 6 to 8 mph.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 49. North northeast wind around 6 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Breezy.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Windy.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 40. The Low was 35. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 26 and the Low was 2. The Record High for Feb. 3rd in Atlantic, was 60 in 1934. The Record Low was -29, in 1996. Sunrise today: 7:29. Sunset: 5:38.

After swing of 70-plus degrees from snowy January, look for warmth ahead

News, Weather

February 2nd, 2024 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – Much of Iowa is seeing above-normal temperatures for the first week of February, a radical change from just a couple of weeks ago. January wrapped up with some Iowa cities reporting mid-50s for highs, and state climatologist Justin Glisan says that’s some 60 to 70 degrees warmer than the middle of the month when we were in the teens below zero, with wind chills of 40-below.

Some Iowa cities saw more than 20 inches of snow during January, and many communities ended up 10 to 15-inches above their averages for snowfall.

Say goodbye to the last of that snow! (Radio Iowa photo)

Glisan says the month concluded as the third-snowiest January on record for Iowa.

That allowed the water to filter down into the soil, he says, which brought some improvements in our statewide drought conditions. As for the month ahead, Glisan says we can expect more of what we’ve been seeing all week — warmer-than-normal temperatures.

The National Weather Service says the two snowstorms we had during mid-January dropped more than 27 inches of snow on Des Moines, which recorded its second-snowiest January on record, while the 25-plus inches that fell on Waterloo made it -the- snowiest January in history for that northeast Iowa city. It was also Waterloo’s fourth-snowiest month of any month on record.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Friday, Feb. 2nd, 2024

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February 2nd, 2024 by Ric Hanson

Today: Patchy fog this morning; Otherwise, mostly cloudy. High near 48. E/SE winds at 10-25 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. E/SE @ 15-25 mph.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy & breezy. High near 48. E winds @ 15-25 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 53.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 59 (one-degree shy of tying the record). The Low was 26. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 26 and the Low was 0. The Record High for Feb. 2nd in Atlantic, was 66 in 1992. The Record Low was -36, in 1905. Sunrise today: 7:31. Sunset: 5:37.

January 2024 Weather Data for Atlantic

Weather

February 1st, 2024 by Ric Hanson

(Atlantic, Iowa – KJAN) – Weather data for the month of January, 2024 in Atlantic, show that despite several sub-zero days, the Average High for the month was 27, which was 2-degrees cooler than normal. The Average Low was 12, which was 3 degrees warmer than the norm. Precipitation for the month (both rain & melted snow) amounted to .85-inches, which just above the norm of .84″ above normal. Snowfall for the month averaged out to 11.4-inches. The data was compiled at KJAN, the official National Weather Serving reporting site for Atlantic.

Looking ahead, we find the Average High for the month of February, in Atlantic, is typically 35 degrees, while the Low should average out to be around 15. Precipitation (rain & or melted snow) is typically just under an inch, at .96 inches.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Thursday, Feb. 1st, 2024

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February 1st, 2024 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog before noon. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 53. Calm wind becoming east southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. East wind 10 mph.

Friday: Mostly cloudy & breezy, with a high near 50. E/SE @ 10-20 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy & breezy, with a high near 51.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy & breezy, with a low around 34.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy & breezy, with a high near 47.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 52. The Low was 21. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 41 and the Low was 13. The Record High for Feb. 1st in Atlantic, was 60 in 2012. The Record Low was -27, in 1979. Sunrise today: 7:32. Sunset: 5:36.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Wed., Jan. 31st, 2024

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January 31st, 2024 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 36.

Tomorrow: Widespread dense fog, mainly between 9am and 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. South wind around 10 mph.

Friday: Partly sunny & breezy, with a high near 48.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy & windy w/a 40% chance of rain. High near 53.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy & breezy, with a high near 48.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 43. The Low this morning was 19. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 25 and the Low was 6. The Record High for Jan. 31st in Atlantic, was 59 in 2012. The Record Low was -28, in 1996. Sunrise today: 7:33. Sunset: 5:34.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024

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January 30th, 2024 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Northwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming southwest after midnight.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 54. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 53.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 53. Breezy.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 49. The Low was 25. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 11 and the Low was -5. The Record High for Jan. 30th in Atlantic, was 65 in 2012. The Record Low was -24, in 1965. Sunrise today: 7:34. Sunset: 5:32.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Monday, Jan. 29, 2024

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January 29th, 2024 by Ric Hanson

Today: Sunny, with a high near 43. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Northwest wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Northwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 46. The Low was 21. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 8 and the Low was -1. The Record High for Jan. 29th in Atlantic, was 59 in 1931. The Record Low was -31, in 1904. Sunrise today: 7:35. Sunset: 5:31.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024

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January 28th, 2024 by Ric Hanson

Today: Patchy dense fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 36. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. **DENSE FOG ADVISORY until 10-a.m.**

Tonight: Patchy fog before midnight, then patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 32. Our Low this morning was 22. We received a Trace of rain Saturday (drizzle). Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 19 and the Low was -1. The Record High for Jan. 28th in Atlantic, was 58 in 1931 & 2015. The Record Low was -23, in 1915. Sunrise today: 7:36. Sunset: 5:31.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024

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January 27th, 2024 by Ric Hanson

Today: Patchy fog between 11am and 2pm. Areas of freezing fog between 7am and 11am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 33. Light north northwest wind becoming northwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
Tonight: Patchy fog after 8pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. North northwest wind around 7 mph.
Sunday: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 34. Northwest wind around 7 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. South southwest wind around 7 mph.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. Southwest wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Blustery.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. Breezy.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 36. Our Low this morning was 30. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 39 and the Low was 19. The Record High for Jan. 27th in Atlantic, was 61 in 1934. The Record Low was -31, in 1902. Sunrise today: 7:37. Sunset: 5:29.