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Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024

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January 21st, 2024 by Ric Hanson

Today: **Wind Chill Advisory until 11-a.m.**Patchy blowing snow after 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 26. Wind chill values as low as -15. Windy, with a south wind 15 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
Tonight: A slight chance of freezing rain between 2am and 5am. Patchy blowing snow between 8pm and 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 27 by 5am. Wind chill values as low as 5. Breezy, with a south wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday: Cloudy, with a high near 34. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Monday Night: Snow likely, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 30. South wind around 6 mph becoming east after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Tuesday: A slight chance of snow, mixing with rain after 9am, then gradually ending. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 35.

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 6 (24-hour high). The Low was -20. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 32 and the Low was 20. The Record High for Jan. 21st in Atlantic, was 58 in 1935. The Record Low was -32, in 1976. Sunrise today: 7:41. Sunset: 5:21.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Saturday, 1/20/24

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January 20th, 2024 by Ric Hanson

Today: …WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...
Patchy fog between 8am and 9am. Otherwise, sunny and cold, with a high near 1. Wind chill values as low as -30. Light and variable wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a temperature falling to near -9 by 8pm, then rising to around 2 during the remainder of the night. Wind chill values as low as -25. South wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
…A WIND CHILL ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM CST SUNDAY
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 24. Wind chill values as low as -15. Windy, with a south wind 14 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. Breezy, with a south wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Breezy.
Friday’s High in Atlantic was 4. Our Low this morning was -18. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 31 and the Low was 22. The Record High for Jan. 20th in Atlantic, was 64 in 1895. The Record Low was -26, in 1962. Sunrise today: 7:41. Sunset: 5:20.

Local 24-Hour Snowfall Totals Reported at 7:00 am on Friday, January 19, 2024

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

January 19th, 2024 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  2.7″
  • 7 miles NNE of Atlantic  2.5″
  • Massena  3.5″
  • Oakland  1.4″
  • Audubon  3″
  • Earling  1.5″
  • Guthrie Center  3.5″
  • Red Oak  1.8″
  • Logan  3″
  • Clarinda  2″
  • Shenandoah  2″
  • Carroll  2.5″

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Friday, 1/19/24

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January 19th, 2024 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 5. Wind chill values as low as -20. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. **Winter Weather Advisory until 6-a.m.**Wind Chill Advisory until Noon**
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around -18. Wind chill values as low as -25. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. **Wind Chill Advisory from 6-p.m. tonight until Noon on Saturday**
Saturday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 0. Wind chill values as low as -30. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest around 6 mph in the morning.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 25. Windy.
Monday: A 20 percent chance of rain after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Breezy.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 22. Snowfall in Atlantic (at KJAN) was 2.7-inches. That melted down to .12″.   Our Low this morning was -5.  Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 32 and the Low was 23. The Record High for Jan. 19th in Atlantic, was 56 in 1895. The Record Low was -38, in 1892. Sunrise today: 7:42. Sunset: 5:19.

Another snowstorm looms, but next week may bring above-normal temps

News, Weather

January 18th, 2024 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – Another winter storm is headed for Iowa but forecasters say it shouldn’t bring anywhere near as much snow as the two monster storms of last week. A Winter Weather Advisory is posted for most of Iowa from this (Thursday) afternoon through Friday morning. National Weather Service meteorologist Brad Small says this latest blast won’t drop the heavy, wet snow that caused so much consternation for Iowans in last week’s first winter wallop.

“It’ll be the light fluffy variety, probably amounting to about one-to-three inches before it’s done by late evening,” Small says. “The bad news is though, that will be followed by sharply increasing winds, not to the extent we saw with the previous blizzard, but still sufficient to cause some blowing and drifting snow and low visibilities tonight and into early Friday morning.”
Small says it’s about to get really cold, again, though we just have to get through the weekend.

“We’re going to see lows well below zero, even in the teens below zero, depending on the part of the state you’re in, Friday night and Saturday night,” Small says. “It doesn’t look too long-lasting though. We should rebound next week for a period of above-normal temperatures. As a matter of fact, for starting the next work week, Monday morning, much of the state will probably be at freezing or just above.”Small says temperatures in the 30s next week will likely mean an end to the snow, at least temporarily, though it’s something of a trade-off.

“Just barely enough for a cold, miserable rain, nothing extreme, but it’ll be a soggy mess next week with melting snow and a little bit of rain on top of it,” Small says. “No travel impacts probably, but kind of a mess when we go the other direction after this snow and cold.” Parts of Iowa saw more than 25 inches of snow combined in last week’s two storms.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024

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January 18th, 2024 by Ric Hanson

Today: Snow, mainly after 2pm. High near 17. Wind chill values as low as zero. Northeast wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM CST FRIDAY
Tonight: A 40% chance of snow, mainly before 8pm. Areas of blowing snow. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around -5. Wind chill values as low as -25. Blustery, with a northwest wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST FRIDAY
Friday: Areas of blowing snow before 9am. Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 4. Wind chill values as low as -25. Northwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 0.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 24. Windy.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 21. The Low was 4. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 35 and the Low was 29. The Record High for Jan. 18th in Atlantic, was 61 in 1951. The Record Low was -28, in 1984. Sunrise today: 7:43. Sunset: 5:18.

Light snow expected to develop across Iowa later today

News, Weather

January 17th, 2024 by Ric Hanson

(Des Moines, Iowa/National Weather Service) – Officials with the National Weather Service say after a short break this (Wednesday) morning, a period of light snow will return this afternoon and evening. Amounts are expected to be light and mainly under an inch. More snow is forecast for Thursday afternoon and evening – at least 1 to 2 inches of dry, blowable snow is forecast for most of the area at this time. This will be followed by increasing winds Thursday evening with blowing snow and some reduced visibility likely. Bitter wind chills follow that with dangerous wind chills Friday evening into Saturday morning.
The graphics shown are today’s forecast timing, probability, and severity levels for snow, wind and wind chill over the next 3 to 4 days.
Please monitor later forecasts for more detail, possible watches, advisories, or warnings for the stretch of winter weather expected during this period.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Wed., Jan. 17, 2024

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January 17th, 2024 by Ric Hanson

Today: A 20 percent chance of snow after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -15. West southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.
Tonight: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -5. North northeast wind 3 to 7 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tomorrow: Snow likely after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 12. Wind chill values as low as -10. Northeast wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Tom. Night: A 20 percent chance of snow before midnight. Patchy blowing snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7. Blustery, with a northwest wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 3. Blustery.
Saturday: Sunny and cold, with a high near -1.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 5. The Low was -9. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 40 and the Low was 29. The Record High for Jan. 17th in Atlantic, was 57 in 1989. The Record Low was -21, in 1984. Sunrise today: 7:43. Sunset: 5:17.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the Nishna Valley: Tue., 1/16/24

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January 16th, 2024 by Ric Hanson

Today: Sunny and cold, with a high near 6. W/SW winds 10-25 mph. Wind chill values as low as -35. **WIND CHILL WARNING until Noon today; WIND CHILL ADVISORY from Noon today until 9-a.m. Wednesday**

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a temperature falling to near -2 by 9pm, then rising to around 4 during the remainder of the night. SW winds 10-20. Wind chill values as low as -20.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 17. W/SW winds 5-10 becoming northerly. Wind chill values as low as -10.

Thursday: Snow likely after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 11. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Friday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 2. Blustery.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was -3. The Low was -9. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 52 and the Low was 32. The Record High for Jan. 16th in Atlantic, was 64 in 1990. The Record Low was -25, in 2009. Sunrise today: 7:44. Sunset: 5:16.

No more snow — until Wednesday or Thursday

News, Weather

January 15th, 2024 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – Snow is NOT in Iowa’s forecast — until late Wednesday and Thursday. Meteorologist Allan Curtis at the National Weather Service office in the Des Moines metro says it will be nothing like what Iowa has endured over the past few days. “Certainly not 10 inches of snow like we saw the last couple of storm,” Curtis says. The National Weather Service reports 25-and-a-half (25.5) inches of snow fell in the Quad Cities from Monday through Friday of last week. Dubuque recorded 24-point-seven inches of snow during the same period. Nearly two feet fell in Waterloo from Monday through Friday. Those are all record amounts for a five day period. Curtis says the snow that has piled up will stay a while.

“Even if we got warm — 30 or 40 degrees — we would need at least a couple of weeks of that to make a real dent in the people’s general snow pack in their yards,” Curis says. “There are areas — edges of driveways, parking lots, rural areas — that have feet of snow and it’s going to take even longer for that, so for better or worse, I hope people are prepared to see this snow stick around for a number of weeks.” Today’s (Monday’s) high will below zero. By six o’clock, when tens of thousands of Iowans will be arriving at Caucus sites around the state, wind chills will flirt with 30 below zero.

“Really, the take away there is when traveling, please be careful because if you get stuck, that’s when the wind chill and the cold really become a concern for people,” Curtis says. “Just dress appropriately. Take your time.” There is a wind chill warning in effect for Iowa until noon on Tuesday.