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Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: Sunday, Dec. 26 2021

Weather

December 26th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy & windy, w/a 20% chance of rain between noon and 3pm. High near 47. SE winds at 10-20 w/gusts this afternoon to near 30 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 30. SE 10-25.

Monday: Sunny & windy, with a high near 40. W/NW @ 10-25 becoming S/SW in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 22.

Tuesday: A 50% chance of rain, snow, and freezing rain before noon, then a slight chance of rain between noon and 5pm, then a slight chance of freezing rain after 5pm. High near 40. East wind 10 to 15 mph becoming N/NW in the afternoon & gusting to around 25 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 5.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 21.

SKYSCAN FORECAST SATURDAY DECEMBER 25, 2021

Weather

December 25th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

Skyscan Forecast Saturday December 25

Merry Christmas

TODAY: Partly cloudy skies     Winds variable @ 5-10 mph       High 47

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy skies  Winds light and variable           Low 23

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy skies          Winds SE 10-20                High 45

MONDAY: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies                                   High 38

TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy skies with a mix of precipitation      High 34

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: Friday, Dec. 24, 2021

Weather

December 24th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

Today: Patchy fog before 10am. P/Cldy to Cldy. High 55. SW @ 10-20 mph this morning becoming N/NW this afternoon.
Tonight (Christmas Eve): Mostly cloudy w/a chance of sprinkles or flurries. Little to no snow accumulation is expected. Low around 30. N @ 10-15.
Christmas Day: A chance of morning flurries, otherwise P/Cldy. High near 41. Winds variable @ 5-10 mph w/gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sunday: Mo. cldy & breezy. High 45.
Monday: Mo. Cldy. High near 40.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 47. Our Low this morning was 34. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 15 and the Low was 1. The Record High on this date was 55 in 1893/1964. The Record Low was -23 in 1983.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: Thursday, Dec. 23rd 2021

Weather

December 23rd, 2021 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High around 55. West/South southwest wind 10-15 mph.
Tonight: P/Cldy. Low around 32. S @ 5-10.
Tomorrow (Christmas Eve Day): P/Cldy. High near 55. S/SW @ 10-15.
Christmas Eve: A 30% chance of rain after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Light and variable wind becoming north northeast 5 to 10 mph in the evening. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Christmas Day: Mostly cloudy. High 38.
Sunday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/a slight chance of mixed precipitation. High near 42.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 47. Our Low was 18. Last year on this date, the High was 52 and the Low was 3. The Record High was 62 in 1964, and the Record Low was -22, in 1983.

New record for single-day tornadoes in Iowa: 42

News, Weather

December 22nd, 2021 by Ric Hanson

(Des Moines, Iowa) – It’s fun to beat weather records in the Fall and Winter, as far as temperatures are concerned, but not so much when it comes to severe weather…especially when you think of tornadoes. Officials with the National Weather Service, Wednesday, said Iowa unofficially set a new record for the number of tornadoes in a single day, during the outbreak of severe storms on Dec. 15th. There were 12 more tornadoes confirmed, bringing the total number of to 23 for the Des Moines Office, and 42 for Iowa, including some adjustments to previously reported tornado tracks. The old record was 35 tornadoes in a single day. That occurred August 21st, 2014.
Some of the latest confirmed tornadoes on Dec. 15th include (location/EF rating & other data):
  • Carroll County: EF-U (unknown strength) from 4:45-p.m. to 4:51-p.m.; 9.7-mile long; Starting 2 miles N/NE of Willey, ending 3 miles E. of Lidderdale. Path width to be determined (TBD)
  • Guthrie County: EF-1 (Winds 90-100 mph); 9.7 miles, stating 10 mile W. of Guthrie Center at 5:13-p.m. & ending 3 miles S/SW of Bayard at 5:16-p.m.
  • Guthrie County: EF-2 (Winds 115-120 mph); Starting 8 miles N/NW of Adair at 5:17-p.m & ending 6 miles NW of Bagley at 5:31-p.m. (23.8 miles).
  • Greene County: EF-2 (Winds 115-120 mph); Starting 5:26-p.m. 5 miles N/NE of Bayard & ending 3 miles S/SW of Jefferson at 5:34-p.m. (7.1 miles).
  • Greene County: EF-2 (115-120); 5.9-miles; Starting 5:32-p.m. 4 miles E/SE of Scranton & ending 5:35-p.m. 2 miles N/NW of Jefferson.
  • See the rest of the incidents in Greene, Calhoun, Webster, & other counties, HERE.

The events of Dec. 15 have been categorized as a derecho, which is the first recorded derecho in December in United States history. At least five people died across Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota. One of which was in eastern Iowa where a semitrailer rolled after being struck by high winds. Iowa State Patrol confirmed the driver was killed during the incident.

Reports confirm more than 400,000 homes were without power between Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa and Kansas. Officials are still surveying the damage. Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for residents in 43 counties. Locally, that includes: Audubon, Cass, Guthrie, Harrison, Madison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Sac, Shelby, Union, and Worth counties.

State able to overcome drought this year

News, Weather

December 22nd, 2021 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – Looking back on the weather this year — Iowa flirted with some major drought issues before seeing relief. The D-N-R’s Tim Hall tracks hydrological issues — and says some communities did get to a point where their water sources were getting very low. “There was a concern back during the worst conditions in some parts of the state for rural water systems, especially those that rely on shallow groundwater on the edges of streams and rivers. They were concerned about demand outpacing supply,” Hall says.  The concern increased as drought levels continued to get worse.

“We were watching very, very carefully some systems in the state. Some had some voluntary water restrictions in place. It could have gotten a lot worse — except for some timely rains that we had,” he says. Hall says Iowa also was fortunate that when the rain came it wasn’t overwhelming for most areas. “There was one part of the state where we did have some flash flooding up in northeast Iowa. But for the most part, for the majority of the state for this year, the rain came in a gentle enough fashion that we didn’t have flash flooding, we didn’t have dangerous situations,” according to Hall. “So. it’s really nice to see the rain come in a low enough intensity that we don’t have to deal with the flooding side.”

Hall says the rainfall situation is always about location — and one big storm can make a difference. “There was part of northeast Iowa where they were being shown on the drought monitor as being in drought, while at the same time they had some localized short-term flooding situations going on. So, it can flip pretty quickly if the conditions are right,” Hall says.

Hall says the state was able to build back some of the water reserves lost toward the end of the year with fall rains. He says things are not totally back to a perfect situation — but are much better than when the drought was growing.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: Wed., Dec. 22, 2021

Weather

December 22nd, 2021 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High 46. SW wind @ 10-20 mph.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 25. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 54.

Friday: P/Cldy. High 54.

Saturday (Christmas Day): Mostly cloudy w/a chance of light rain. High 40.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 43. Our Low was 11. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 55 and the Low was 29. The Record High on this date was 65 in 1933. The Record Low was -27 in 1989.

Gusty winds this afternoon parts of the listening area (12/21/21)

Weather

December 21st, 2021 by Ric Hanson

Area Counties: Sac-Crawford-Carroll
1117 AM CST Tue Dec 21 2021

…Gusty Winds Expected This Afternoon Across the Region…

A strong cold front is moving across northern and central Iowa this afternoon. Winds just behind the boundary are increasing from the northwest with sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph and wind gusts to 50 mph. As the front sweeps southeast today, winds will increase across the area and continue through the mid to late afternoon hours.

If traveling through the region today, high profile vehicles may have difficulty at times. Loose objects will be blown around as well. The wind is expected to diminish after sunset.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: Tue., 12/21/21

Weather

December 21st, 2021 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High around 45. S-NW @ 10-20 mph.

Tonight: Fair to P/Cldy. Low 15. Winds light & variable.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 45. S @ 10-20.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High 49.

Friday (Christmas Eve): P/Cldy. High 52.

Saturday (Christmas Day): Mostly cloudy w/light rain or snow mixed. High 35.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 38. Our Low was 11. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 50 and the Low was 22. The Record High on this date was 58 in 1941. The Record Low was -22 in 1989.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: Monday, Dec. 20, 2021

Weather

December 20th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High 39, SW-W @ 10-20.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 13. Winds light & variable.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 42. S-NW @ 10-20.

Wednesday: P/Cldy. High 45.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High 52.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 35. The Low was 11. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 42 and the Low was 33. The Record High was 61 in 1941, and the Record Low was -25 in 1901.