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Skyscan Forecast Saturday 04/11/2020

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April 11th, 2020 by Chris Parks

Today: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. SE @ 10-20. High 60.

Tonight: Cloudy. Rain. NE @ 10-15. Low 42.

Easter Sunday: Cloudy. Rain changing to snow around mid-day. NE @ 15-25 with higher gusts. Morning high of 42 then temperature dropping into the 30’s.

Sunday Night: Snow. 1″-2″ possible. NW @ 20-25. Low 25.

Monday: Partly cloudy. NW @ 15-20. High 39.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 41.

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Forecasts show unseasonably cold weather could last all month

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April 10th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) — While parts of Iowa had record high temperatures in the mid-80s earlier this week, a cold front has cut those highs in half and forecasters say the chilly, unseasonable weather may be sticking around. Meteorologist Dennis Todey, director of the U-S-D-A’s Midwest Climate Hub, based in Ames, says there’s no warm-up in sight. “The main part of this goes into next week where we have sub-freezing temperatures possible into next week,” Todey says. “The downside of this, unfortunately, is that this pattern could stay with us for another couple weeks.”

Todey says there is the potential for some freeze damage and — much like a year ago — a slowing of spring planting for Iowa farmers. “We could still have some repeated cold shots that plants then could be far enough along but if we get freezing temperatures we have an issue,” Todey says, “and if that cold does stay with us, and not give us too much of a warm-up over the next couple weeks, we again will have that same problem with soils not warming up quickly enough and not drying out enough that we can start getting field work done.”

Todey says it doesn’t look like much precipitation is coming with the cold, which will benefit some farmers in the short-term. “The advantage for row crop people is, you can still do a lot of prep work,” Todey says. “If you can get into the field, you can start getting ready. You just don’t want to be putting out anything except for maybe some small grains would probably be okay to get started on.”

Todey says long-range trends show both temperatures and precipitation staying below-normal for the next month or so.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 4/10/20

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April 10th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny this morning; Becoming Partly cloudy this afternoon. High 54. NW winds becoming SW @ 5-10.

Tonight: Cloudy. Low 39. S @ 5-15.

Tomorrow: Cldy w/light rain. High 57. SE @ 10-20.

Sunday: Cldy w/rain becoming mixed w/wet snow in the afternoon. Temps dropping from the 40’s into the 30’s.

Monday: P/Cldy. High 39.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 51. Our Low this morning 20. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 57 and the Low was 38. The record High for April 10th in Atlantic, was 94 in 1930. The Record Low was 17 in 1989.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 4/9/2020

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April 9th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy & windy. High 51. NW @ 15-30+. **Wind Advisory from 9-a.m. until 7-p.m.**

Tonight: Clear. Low 22.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 54. SW @ 5-10.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy w/a chance of rain. High 54.

Sunday: Cloudy w/rain possibly changing to wet snow. High 40.

Wednesday’s High in was 72. Our Low this morning was 31. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 70 and the Low was 38. The All-time Record High here on April 9th was 85 in 1977. The Record Low was 14 in 2016.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 4/8/2020

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April 8th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy to cloudy w/a slight chance of showers this afternoon. High 68. NW @ 15-25.

Tonight: Any showers will be ending this evening; Becoming p/cldy. Low n35. NW @ 10-20.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 50. NW @ 15-30.

Friday: P/Cldy. High 54.

Saturday: Cloudy w/a chance of rain. High near 50.

Tuesday’s High of 85 in Atlantic broke the record set for April 7th (83 in 1931). Our Low this morning was 42. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 80 and the Low was 37. The All-time Record High here on April 8th was 89 in 1931. The Record Low was 14 in 2016.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area, 4/7/20

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April 7th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High 78. SW @ 15-25.

Tonight: P/Cldy. Low 45. NW @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cloudy w/a chance of showers. High 65. W/NW @ 10-20.

Thursday: P/Cldy. High 49.

Friday: P/Cldy. High 51.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 67. The Low was 50. Last year on this date we reached 66 for the High and 36 was the Low. The Record High in Atlantic on April 7th was 83 in 1931. The Record Low was 10 in 2018.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 4/6/20

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April 6th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy w/scattered light rain. High 67. S @ 10-15.

Tonight: Mo. Cldy w/light rain. Low 50. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Showers ending in the morning; Becoming P/Cldy. High 78. S-SW winds 5-15 mph.

Wednesday: Mo. Cldy w/scattered showers. High 75.

Thursday: Partly cloudy & cooler. High 49.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 61. Our Low was 24. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 78 and the Low was 48. The Record High in Atlantic on April 6th was 89 in 1972. The Record Low was 6 in 1982.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 4/5/20

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April 5th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Sunny, with a high near 58. Light east southeast wind becoming south southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 45. Southeast wind 8 to 10 mph.
Monday: A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. South wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. South wind around 7 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. South southwest wind 7 to 13 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 48.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Breezy.

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 51. Our Low this morning, 23. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 69 and the Low was 47. The Record High in Atlantic on April 5th was 88 in 2000. The Record Low was 14 in 1920.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area – Saturday, April 4th 2020

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April 4th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny. High 50. N @ 10-15.

Tonight: Fair to Partly cloudy. Low 30. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High 62. S @ 10-15.

Monday: Mostly cloudy w/showers. High 67.

Tuesday: Showers ending in the morning; Becoming P/Cldy. High 75.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 30. Our Low was 23. We received .1” sleet Friday morning (after 7-a.m.), which melted into a .02” rain value. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 54 and the Low was 43. The record High for April 4th in Atlantic, was 91 in 1929. The Record Low was 4 in 1899.

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area: Friday, April 3, 2020

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April 3rd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: **Winter Weather Advisory until 4-p.m.** Mostly cloudy w/light mixed precip. this morning (snow-sleet-freezing rain; Becoming P/Cldy this afternoon. High 36. NW @ 20-35.

Tonight: Fair to P/Cldy. Low 22. N/NW @ 15-20.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 52. N-S @ 5-10.

Sunday: P/Cldy. High 62.

Monday: Mo. cldy w/spotty showers. High 67.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 69. Our Low this morning (as of 6-a.m.) was 25. We had received .07″ rain & just under .1″ ice at KJAN overnight. Last year on this date, the High was 48 and the Low was 30. The Record High on April 3rd in Atlantic was 85 in 1981. The Record Low was 4 in 1975.