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Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 5/12/21

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May 12th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High 64. SE @ 5-10 mph.
Tonight: P/Cldy. Low around 36.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 66. S @ 10.
Friday: Mo. Cldy w/light rain. High 62.
Saturday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scattered showers. High 64.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 62. Our Low this morning, 31. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 61 and the Low was 37. The Record High on this date was 94 in 1956. The Record Low was 25 in 1895.

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area: Tue., May 11 2021

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May 11th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High 62. E @ 10 mph.
Tonight: Clear. Low around 34.
Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 64. SE @ 5-10.
Thursday: P/cldy. High near 66.
Friday: Mo. Cldy w/light rain. High 62.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 64. Our Low this morning, 37. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 60 and the Low was 37. The Record High on this date was 95 in 2000. The Record Low was 27 in 1891, 1946 & 1981.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: Monday, May 10, 2021

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May 10th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High near 64. NW @ 10-15 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy w/patchy frost after 5am. Low around 34.
Tomorrow: Patchy frost before 8am; P/Cldy. High around 62. E @ 5-10.
Wednesday: P/cldy. High near 64.
Thursday: P/cldy. High around 66.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 60. Our Low this morning, 36. We received .01″ rain at the KJAN studios after 7-a.m. Sunday (rain total .94″). Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 58 and the Low was 29. The Record High here on this date was 97 in 2011, and the Record Low was 26, in 1966.

Rainfall amounts (24-hour totals ending 7-a.m., 5/9/21)

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May 9th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic (KJAN) .93″

Atlantic (7 miles N/NE), 1.46″

Anita, .90

Fontanelle, 1.10″

Massena, 1.10″

Corning, 2.0″

Cromwell, 3.15″

Kirkman, 1.21″

Persia, 1.23″

Missouri Valley, 1.03″

Mondamin, .99″

Blencoe, 1.30″

New Market, 1.16″

Guthrie Center, .70″

Bagley, .58″

Council Bluffs, .75″ & .88″ (2 sites)

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: Sunday, May 9 2021

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May 9th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

Sunday: Cloudy this morning, with a 40% chance of showers. Gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 56. N/NE winds 10-25 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tonight: Partly cloudy w/patchy frost after 5am. Low around 37.
Monday: Patchy frost before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. N/NW @ 5-10.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 62.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 63.

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 53. Our Low this morning, 42. We received .93″ rain at the KJAN studios yesterday into early this morning. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 67 and the Low was 30. The Record High here on this date was 96 in 1895, and the Record Low was 24, in 1980.

Skyscan Forecast Saturday 05/08/2021

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May 8th, 2021 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast  Saturday, May 8, 2021  Dan Hicks

Today: Mostly cloudy. Scattered light rain. E @ 15-25. High 60.

Tonight: Cloudy. Rain. ENE @ 10-20. Low 42.

Sunday: Cloudy with rain ending in the morning. NE @ 10-20. High 56.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. NNW @ 5-10. Low 37.

Monday: Partly cloudy. High 62.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 64.

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Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: Friday May 7, 2021

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May 7th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy. High near 70. W-N @ 10.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low around 45. Wests light & variable.
Saturday: Cldy w/rain. High near 60. SE @ 10.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy w/rain ending in the morning. High 58.
Monday: P/cldy. High 64.

Thursday’s High in Atlantic was 66. Our Low this morning, 42. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 63 and the Low was 34. The Record High on this date was 95 in 1966. The Record Low was 24 in 1931.

Average temperatures in Iowa and the region are shifting cooler, bucking trend

Ag/Outdoor, Weather

May 6th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – When you hear the average temperature or rainfall during the weather, that’s typically based on the past three decades of information, and this week the National Weather Service updated that temperature and precipitation data. Doug Kluck, the weather service’s Central Region climate services director, says they roll the averages forward every ten years.

“We’re taking 1991 through 2020 compared to 1981 through 2010, so that’s a ten-year adjustment forward in a 30-year full period,” Kluck says. “We’re going to see how much the climate has changed in those ten years.” Kluck says the new numbers show a cooling trend across the Northern Plains states, which includes Iowa, Minnesota and the Dakotas. “Guess what happened in the last ten years across the Northern Plains, what have we seen up there? An abundance of what? Not necessarily cold air, but an abundance of moisture, right?” Kluck says.

“We’ve had some pretty wet years, let’s say, in the last ten across the Northern Plains, thus, the temperatures are dampened a little bit.” While most of the nation is trending warmer with the shift in the decades of averages, Iowa and its neighbors are seeing a cooling trend. “Other parts of the country, not so much,” he says. “If you go to the West, especially in the Southwest, you’re going to see a lot more increases in temperature when you compare the last 30-year period to the new 30-year period.”

As for the Northern Plains, Kluck says they’re seeing cooler temperatures lingering longer in the spring, with warmer temperatures pushing further into the fall.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: Thursday, May 6, 2021

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May 6th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then becoming partly cloudy. High near 62. N @ 15-25 diminishing this evening.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 35. West wind around 5 mph.
Friday: P/Cldy. High 67. W-N @ 10-15.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy w/rain. High near 62. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday: Mo. cldy w/rain ending in the morning. High 62.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 65. Our Low was 28, which broke the record Low for May 5th (29 degrees, set in 1935). We received just a trace of rain. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 63, and the Low was 31. The All-Time Record High here on May 6th, was 97 in 1934, and the Record Low was 23, in 1891.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 5/5/21

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May 5th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy to cloudy w/scattered showers late. Winds SE @ 10. High 65.

Tonight: Scattered light showers. Low around 42. NW @ 10.

Tomorrow: Showers ending, becoming P/Cldy. High 62. NW @ 10-20.

Friday: P/Cldy. High near 65.

Saturday: Mo. Cldy w/a chance of rain. High 62.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 65. Our Low this morning (24-hour Low), was 27. Last year on this date the High in Atlantic was 59 and the Low was 35. The Record High on this date was 96 in 1909. The Record Low was 29 in 1935.