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NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area: 4/26/20

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April 26th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. South wind 8 to 14 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 54. West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable.

Tuesday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Windy, with a south wind 6 to 11 mph becoming northwest 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Windy

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 68. Our Low this morning, 35. We received .05″ rain yesterday. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 66 and the Low 37. The Record High on April 26th was 92 in 1987 & 1989. The Record Low was 15 in 1907.

Skyscan Forecast Saturday 04/25/2020

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April 25th, 2020 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast  Saturday, April 25, 2020  Dan Hicks

Today: Areas of fog early. Partly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms possible in the afternoon and evening. NE @ 10. High 65.

Tonight: Showers ending before midnight. Partly cloudy. Light Northerly winds. Low 42.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. S @ 10. High 70.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. SSE @ 10-15. Low 50.

Monday: Showers in the morning, then Partly Cloudy. High 72.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 65.

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Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 4/24/20

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April 24th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy-to cloudy w/scattered showers & thunderstorms possible, mainly this afternoon. High 67. Winds N @ 10.
Tonight: Showers ending by around 8-p.m. Mostly cloudy. Low 44. N @ 5-10.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy w/a chance of showers, mainly late in the afternoon. High 67. N @ 5-10.
Sunday: P/Cldy. High near 70.
Monday: Mo. Cldy w/a chance for scattered showers. High near 70.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 80. Our Low this morning, 50. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 74 and the Low, 35. The Record High here on April 24th, was 91 in 1989. The Record Low was 9, in 1956.

Shift to La Nina could bring Iowa warmer, drier weather this fall

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

April 23rd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — Iowa’s weather may be in for a big change in the coming months as indications show a possible shift toward a La Nina pattern, which means hotter, drier weather. Meteorologist Dennis Todey, director of the U-S-D-A’s Midwest Climate Hub — based in Ames, says Pacific Ocean climate factors have been steady for the past couple of years but there are hints that may be changing.  “We have been neutral to maybe hedging close to an El Nino,” Todey says. “We didn’t quite reach the category but we were close towards that side. It’s really interesting now, as you look ahead into the summertime, there are a few models that took us rapidly toward La Nina territory by the end of the growing season.”

Todey says there is an indication from computerized weather forecasting models of changes later this year. “The chances for La Nina start popping up in the fall, so it’s after the main part of the growing season here,” Todey says. “We do have to watch in case things would shift more quickly to La Nina than we’d expect, but right now the expectation is that we don’t get to La Nina territory during the growing season enough to be an issue.” Todey says sea surface temperature changes have an impact on the weather in Iowa and across much of North America. “La Nina, during the growing season for us, does increase our risk of heat and dryness but right now, we don’t expect that to happen,” Todey says. “My main concern with the growing season right now is how quickly can we get things moving, how quickly can we get soils dried out and things in the ground so we don’t get delays again.”

A warming ocean surface produces an El Nino pattern which can also have strong effects, including wetter weather in the Midwest.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: Thursday, 4/23/20

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April 23rd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Patchy areas of fog this morning; Partly cloudy. High 75 N-NE @ 10.

Tonight: Increasingly cloudy w/a chance of showers late. Low 52. E @ 5.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy w/showers. High 62. N @ 10-15.

Saturday: Mo. Cldy w/a few scattered showers. High 64.

Sunday: P/Cldy. High around 70.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 79. Our Low this morning (As of 4-a.m.) was 54. We received .03″ of rain overnight. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 69 and the Low 35. The Record High for April 23rd was 88 in 1950. The Record Low was 19, in 1893.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 4/22/20

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April 22nd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy w/isolated showers possible. High 74. SW @ 10-15.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 46. NW @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High near 70. Variable winds at 5-10mph.

Friday: Mo. Cldy w/showers. High 61.

Saturday: Mo. Cldy w/a chance of morning showers; Becoming P/Cldy. High 64.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 70. Our Low was 30. Last year on this date, the High was 68 and the Low was 45. The Record High for April 22 in Atlantic, was 90 in 1980. The Record Low was 20 in 1936.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 4/21/20

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April 21st, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. Winds SW @ 10mph. High 68.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 42. SW @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy w/isolated showers. High around 70. W @ 10-15.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High near 70.

Friday: Mostly cloudy w/showers. High 61.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 70. Our Low this morning, 30. Last year on this date, the High was 86 and the Low was 56. The Record High for April 21st in Atlantic, was 88 in 1980. The Record Low was 16 in 1907.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: Monday, 4/20/20

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April 20th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy with rain ending this morning; Becoming P/Cldy. High 65. SW-NW @ 10-20.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 35.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 65. SW @ 10-15.

Wednesday: P/Cldy w/scattered afternoon showers. High 70.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High around 70.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 64. Our Low this morning, 42. We received .02″ rain at the KJAN studios through 5-a.m. today. Last year on this date, the High was 80 and the Low 31.

The Record High for April 20th in Atlantic, was 90 in 1902. The Record Low was 18 in 1956.

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area (from the NWS): 4/19/20

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April 19th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Sunny, with a high near 59. North wind 10-20 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy w/a 30% chance of rain after midnight. Low around 37. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning w/a 30% chance of rain; Gradually becoming sunny. High near 65. Winds becoming W/NW @ 15-25. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday Night: Mostly clear & breezy with a low around 36.

Tuesday: Sunny. High near 63. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45.

Wednesday: Partly sunny w/a 30% chance of rain during the afternoon. High near 73.

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 69. Our Low was 35. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 66 and the Low was 31. The Record High on April 19th was 87 in 1908 & 1946. The Record Low was 15, in 1988.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 4/18/2020

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April 18th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny & breezy. High 64. W-SW winds @ 15-25 (w/gusts to around 30).

Tonight: Fair to partly cloudy. Low 38. Winds becoming Northerly @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 58. N @ 5-10.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. High 58.

Tuesday: P/Cldy. High 62.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 46. Our Low was 28. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 58 and the Low was 34. The Record High on April 18th was 89 in 1948. The Record Low was 17, in 1905.