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Many in Nebraska, Iowa see significant snowfall over weekend

News, Weather

October 26th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Many residents in Nebraska and Iowa are breaking out the shovels and snow blowers following a significant snowfall — including some record snow — over the weekend. The National Weather Service says Norfolk in northeastern Nebraska set a record for snowfall Sunday with 4 inches. That topped the previous Oct. 25 record of 2.7 inches set in 1997. In Sioux City, Iowa, about 3 inches of snow fell, breaking the previous record for the day of 0.7 inches more than a century ago in 1918.

The service says higher totals were seen in other communities Sunday, including 8 inches recorded in Valentine, Bassett and Anselmo in northern Nebraska. Ocheyendan in northern Iowa saw more than 6 inches

 

Local 24-Hour Snowfall Totals at 7:00 am on Monday, October 26, 2020

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

October 26th, 2020 by Jim Field

  • KJAN, Atlantic  .8″
  • Massena  1.8″
  • Corning  1.2″
  • Audubon  .5″
  • Guthrie Center  1″
  • Underwood  1″
  • Red Oak  .4″
  • Clarinda  1″
  • Shenandoah  2″

Slick roads this morning across southwest/western Iowa

Weather

October 26th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Roads in the area are slick this morning from Sunday and overnight snowfall! Be prepared to take it slow on your morning commute. For the latest road conditions in your area check with the Iowa DOT at 511ia.org or download the 511 mobile app.

Map updated 6:50 a,m

 

Winter Weather Advisories continue for parts of southwest Iowa (10/26)

Weather

October 26th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(Update 3:55-a.m.) Harrison County……A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM. Shelby-Pottawattamie-Mills-Fremont Counties…A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM

An additional one to two inches of snowfall can be expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.

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.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area: 10/25/20

Weather

October 25th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 3:40-p.m.):

Tonight: Snow. Low around 22. North wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Monday: A 30 percent chance of snow before 7am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 28. North wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 15. North wind 3 to 7 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 37. Calm wind becoming west southwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 22.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 47.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 44.

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 38. Our Low was 31. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 55 and Low 22. The Record High on this date was 85 in 1891 & 1940, and the Record Low was 14 in 1892.

Winter Weather Advisory extended to counties north of I-80

Weather

October 24th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

A Winter Weather Advisory issued Saturday morning, has been expanded. The Advisory now includes: Audubon-Guthrie-Monona-Sac-Crawford-Carroll-Harrison-Shelby-and Pottawattamie Counties.

Timing & other details:

Sac County….WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM SUNDAY TO 1 AM CDT MONDAY…Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches.

Crawford-CarrollWINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM SUNDAY TO 1 AM CDT MONDAY…Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches.

Monona-HarrisonWINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM SUNDAY TO
7 AM CDT MONDAY...Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches.

Shelby-Pottawattamie… WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM SUNDAY TO 10 AM CDT MONDAY...Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches.

Audubon-GuthrieWINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM SUNDAY TO 7 AM CDT MONDAY…Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

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

Winter Weather Advisory & Freeze Warning

Weather

October 24th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Monona-Harrison-Shelby & Pottawattamie Counties, from 4-AM Sunday until 7-AM Monday.

* WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches.

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

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…There could be some damage to trees that have not dropped leaves due to a heavy snow load.

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.

A FREEZE WARNING continues until 10-a.m. today for Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont and Page Counties.

 

Colder weather and more snow coming

News, Weather

October 23rd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – Don’t plan on putting away the heavy coat anytime soon. National Weather Service Meteorologist Brad Small says the cold temperatures are going to get worse. “There’ll be some snow first. The weekend will start off dry — but snow will move into much of Iowa sometime on Sunday from northwest to southeast, Sunday to Sunday evening,” Small says.

He says they are predicting accumulations of one inch from central Iowa to the south — and then larger amounts moving to the north. “We could see amounts of three to four inches — something of that nature from Fort Doge north and west,” Small says. “A good chunk of the state will see some snow. It won’t be a heavy snow at any particular time — it’ll be light to moderate for an extended period. Still enough to get some snow on the ground — especially on the grass.

There could be some melting during the day, Sunday, however by Sunday night we’ll see snow in most locations.” The cold temperatures will follow. “After the snow ends we’re expecting near-record cold and even some records possible in some spots Monday and Tuesday,” Small says. “The coldest morning is Tuesday morning when we’ll see lows in the teens and single digits from Des Moines north and west, and low 20s towards Ottumwa.”

Small says it’s just a matter of the cold weather pattern being stuck over the state.

(Update): Freeze Warning in effect from 11-p.m. Friday (10/23) to 10-a.m. Saturday (10/24)

Weather

October 23rd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
318 AM CDT Fri Oct 23 2020

Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont-Page Counties…FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM CDT SATURDAY…

* WHAT…Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 23 to 25 expected.

* WHERE…Portions of east central and southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa.

* IMPACTS…Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

Freeze Watch Friday night into Saturday morning

Weather

October 22nd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont-Page Counties: A FREEZE WATCH WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 25 possible, over portions of east central and southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa.

* IMPACTS…Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing.