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Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Friday, Jan. 06, 2023

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January 6th, 2023 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; Partly cloudy. High 36. E winds @ 5-10 mph.
Tonight: P/Cldy. Low around 15. N @ 5-10 mph.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy to cloudy w/scattered flurries. High 30. NE @ 10.
Sunday: P/Cldy. High 35.
Monday: P/Cldy. High near 42.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 31. Our Low this morning was 15. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 7 and the Low was -5. The Record High on this date was 56 in 1933. The Record Low was -24 in 1910.

Water content of snow makes it slow in replenishing drought areas

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

January 5th, 2023 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – Despite several rounds of heavy snow in recent weeks, it will take significantly more precipitation to break Iowa’s long-running drought. State climatologist Justin Glisan says much of the state is far behind on moisture levels. “We’re going to need several months, if not more than a year, of above-average precipitation in those drier parts of the central region and western Iowa,” Glisan says. “You look at Sioux City, around there, 47% of normal precipitation for the year, going back three years, 25 inches below-average-plus in certain parts of the state.”

Large portions of Iowa are in moderate to severe drought, and multiple northwest Iowa counties are in the D-3 category of extreme drought, but parts of Woodbury and Monona counties are in the worst category, D-4, for exceptional drought. Glisan says the soil needs to recharge in order to rebound.

“You really have to get a lot of water into the soil profile to replenish those stocks, but also wetter soils will get more runoff into the stream, so you’ll see a rebound in those stream flows as well,” Glisan says. “So we’re going to need, in those D-3 and D-4 regions, a lot of precipitation to put a dent in those longer-term deficits.” Glisan says it takes a lot of snow to melt down to usable precipitation. He says it’s anywhere from eight to 12 inches of snow that equate to one inch of rainfall.

“So you’re not getting a lot of water out of that snowpack, number one,” Glisan says, “but if the drier soils are frozen deeper, it’s going to take a while for those profiles to thaw late winter/early spring, so even if you’re melting that snowpack, a lot of that’s not infiltrating, it’s running off.”

Much of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota has been in a significant drought for most of the last two years.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Thursday, 12/5/2023

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January 5th, 2023 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy this morning; P/Cloudy this afternoon. High 31. NW @ 10-20 mph.
Tonight: Fair to P/Cldy. Low 15.
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High 38. SE @ 10 mph.
Satur
day: Mo. Cldy w/light snow or flurries. High 32.
Sunday: P/Cldy. High 35.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 29. Our Low this morning was 25. We received .3” of snow from 7am Wed. thru 5:30-a.m. today. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 14 and the Low was -3. The Record High on this date was 62 in 2012. The Record Low was -26 in 2010.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Wed., Jan. 4, 2023

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January 4th, 2023 by Ric Hanson

Skyscan Forecast – Wednesday, Jan. 04, 2023 – Dan Hicks

Today: Cloudy w/scattered flurries. High 29. NW @ 15-25 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy w/flurries ending. Low 22. NW @ 10-20.
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High 31. NW @ 10-20 mph.
Friday: Partly cloudy. High 38.
Saturday: Mo. Cldy /flurries. High 33.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 37. Our Low this morning was 26.  Rain/freezing rain/drizzle amounted to .04″, Tuesday. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 39 and the Low was 4. The Record High on this date was 59 in 1939. The Record Low was -29 in 2010.

Ice Storm Warning cancelled for affected counties

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January 3rd, 2023 by Ric Hanson

National Weather Service Des Moines IA; 1049 AM CST Tue Jan 3 2023…….Icing is Diminishing Across the Area….Freezing rain continues to diminish across the area, with temperatures rising above freezing over much of the area while over far northwest Iowa the precipitation will transition to snow. The next round of light to moderate snow is expected later this afternoon and into Wednesday in areas still within the Winter Weather Advisory.

Sac-Crawford Counties…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST WEDNESDAY……ICE STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED…

* WHAT…Mixed precipitation transitioning to snow. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and minor ice accumulations.

* WHERE…Portions of west central and north central Iowa.

* WHEN…Until noon CST Wednesday.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

For the latest travel conditions, check the Iowa 511 app,
www.511ia.org, or dial 511.

Weather advisory updates, 1/3/23; 10:45-a.m.

Weather

January 3rd, 2023 by Ric Hanson

Harrison-Shelby-Pottawattamie CountiesWINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING

* WHAT…Mixed precipitation. Snow accumulations of up to around one inch and ice accumulations of around a tenth of an inch or less.

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

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…There is a chance that ice amounts could end up being higher if the cold air comes in faster.

Cass-Adair-Madison-Adams-Union-Taylor-Ringgold Counties….DENSE FOG ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY

* WHAT…Visibility one quarter mile or less in dense fog.

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.

Local 24-Hour Rainfall Totals Reported at 7:00 am on Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

January 3rd, 2023 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .78″
  • 7 miles NNE of Atlantic  .96″
  • Massena  1.42″
  • Corning  1.74″
  • Audubon  .5″
  • Oakland  .72″
  • Guthrie Center  1.35″
  • Manning  .58″
  • Neola  .09″
  • Logan  .71″
  • Underwood  .58″
  • Carroll .25″
  • Red Oak  .74″
  • Clarinda  1″
  • Creston  .48″

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023

Weather

January 3rd, 2023 by Ric Hanson

Today: Cloudy w/rain or drizzle becoming mixed w/light freezing drizzle/light snow later this afternoon. High near 38. SE-NW @ 10-20 mph.
Tonight: Cloudy w/mixed light rain/freezing drizzle/light snow becoming all snow (.5”). Low 24. NW @ 10-20.
Tomorrow: Cldy w/rain/light snow or flurries (.5”). High 28. NW @ 15-25 mph.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 31.
Friday: P/Cloudy. High near 40.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 38. Our Low was 33. Our 24-hour Rainfall (7-a.m. Monday to 7-a.m. today), was .78″.  Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 35 and the Low was 7. The Record High on this date was 52 in 1933. The Record Low was -30 in 2010.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: Monday, Jan. 2nd 2023

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January 2nd, 2023 by Ric Hanson

Monday: Rain, mainly after 5pm. High near 38. East northeast wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Monday Night: Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 3am, then rain likely. Low around 31. Blustery, with an east northeast wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday: A chance of rain before 3pm, then a slight chance of rain or freezing rain. Some thunder is also possible. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 32 by 5pm. East southeast wind 6 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 28.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 46. Our Low was 28. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 9 and the Low was -11. The Record High on this date was 59 in 1939. The Record Low was -24 in 2018.

December 2022 Weather data for Atlantic

Weather

January 1st, 2023 by Ric Hanson

(Atlantic, Iowa – KJAN) – The month of December, 2022 here in Atlantic was, on average, slightly cooler, and less wet than normal. The Average High in Dec. 2022 in Atlantic was 33.1 degrees (which is just above the normal 32.9). The Low averaged out to 12.1degrees, which is less than the norm of 13.4. And, precipitation-wise, we ended the month with 1.01 inches (That includes melted snow/ice & rain), which is one-tenth of an inch below the norm for the month. Snowfall amount to 1.9 inches.

Here’s what the weather stats for Atlantic normally are during the month of January:

  • Avg. High, 29.4
  • Avg. Low, 9.3
  • Avg. Precipitation, .84 inches.