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Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area (Updated 4:55-a.m., 4/2/20)

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April 2nd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly cloudy w/light rain. High 62. S @ 10-20.

Tonight: Cloudy w/showers & possible a thunderstorm. Low 34. N @ 15-30.

Tomorrow: **Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 1-a.m. Friday until 7-p.m.**Mostly cloudy w/a light mix of rain-snow-sleet through mid-day, then a rain-snow mix possible. High 40 NW @ 20-35 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny & warmer. High 52.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 62.

Wednesday’s High in Atlantic was 72. Our Low was 40. Last year on this date, the High was 55 and the Low was 28. The Record High on April 2nd in Atlantic was 88 in 2012. The Record Low was 13 in 1970.

March weather stats for Atlantic

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April 1st, 2020 by Ric Hanson

The month of March in Atlantic, was warmer and drier than average. The average High temperature was 53.4 degrees, which was 5.1 degrees warmer than normal. The average Low of 29.8, was 2.6 degrees warmer than the norm. And, combined rainfall/melted snow during the month of March, amounted to 1.79 inches, which was nearly six-tenths of an inch below average. Our warmest day was on March 8th, when the thermometer his 72 degrees, here in Atlantic. The coldest days were March 5th ad 20th, when we bottomed-out at 18.

Looking ahead to the Month of April: The High here in Atlantic is typically 62 and the Low is normally around 37. Precipitation will typically amount to 3.43 inches for the month.

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the area: Wed., April 1st, 2020

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April 1st, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: A slight chance of rain this morning; P/Cldy to cldy. High 68. SE @ 10-20.

Tonight: P/Cldy to Cldy. Low 48. S @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Mo. cldy w/showers. High 62. S @ 10-20.

Friday: Mo. Cldy w/rain. High 45.

Saturday: Mo. Sunny. High 52.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 67. Our Low was 34. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 60 and the Low was 33. The record High for April 1st in Atlantic, was 87 in 2003. The Record Low was 14 in 1924.

Corps: Some levees damaged in 2019 still vulnerable

News, Weather

March 31st, 2020 by Ric Hanson

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — With flood concerns already high in the Midwest, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning that many levees on the Missouri and Kansas rivers that were damaged during last year’s devastating floods remain vulnerable to high water. The National Weather Service has said Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri and eastern North Dakota and South Dakota face an above-average flood risk this spring, due largely to soil saturation to the north.

Record flooding in 2019 damaged several levees, many of which have yet to be repaired. The Corps says “challenging weather conditions and higher flows” continue, delaying the ability to fully assess damage.

Adair County Tornado rated EF-1

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March 31st, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the National Weather Service, Monday, released preliminary information on four tornadoes that affected southwest and eastern Iowa, Saturday afternoon. The first touched down five miles southeast of Bridgewater was an EF-1, with winds of up to 95 miles per hour.  A storm survey team from the Weather Service determined the tornado developed at around 1:59-p.m. in far northern Adams County (about 8.6-miles north/northeast of Prescott), and caused minor damage to a farmstead before entering Adair County. Much of the twister’s path then remained across open farmland, but one farmstead outbuilding was hit.

The tornado – which was 80 yards wide at the maximum – traveled about 4.5-miles before it eventually lifted about 3-miles south of Fontanelle, at around 2:15 p.m., Saturday. No injuries were reported.  A second, unrated/unknown strength tornado, occurred later Saturday afternoon in Marshall County. The National Weather Service says it developed at around 4:26-p.m. about 2.5-miles south of Rhodes, and ended approximately 1.8-miles south of Rhodes about one minute later. It was a little over three-quarters of a mile wide at the most, and moved primarily through rural farmland. A third tornado happened six-miles south of Hudson, in Black Hawk County, and was also an unrated/unknown strength. It was about 40-yards wide at the maximum, and traveled about one-mile in a rural area before lifted approximately one-minute later, five-miles south of Hudson.

The fourth and final tornado, an EF-0, packed 85 mph winds and traveled just under two-miles. It started at around 5:49-p.m. three-miles northeast of Hudson and ended two-minutes later 1 mile south of Waterloo. It was about 50-yards wide at the maximum. Officials say it developed just south of Waterloo in a farm field and moved quickly northeast, where it removed and overturned the roof of an open pole barn and demolished a small, nearby garage.  The twister continued on a northeasterly path before dissipating in an open field just south of Highway 20.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the area: 3/31/30

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March 31st, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly cloudy to cloudy. High 65. SE @ 10.

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

Tomorrow: P/Cldy to Cldy. High 68. S @ 10-20.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy w/showers. High 62.

Friday: Mo. Cldy w/rain. High 49.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 69. Our Low was 25. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 47 and the Low was 20. The record High for March 31st in Atlantic, was 87 in 2012. The Record Low was 12 in 1924.

 

Skyscan forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: 3/30/2020

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March 30th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 59. Our (24-hour) Low this morning was 24 (ending at 7-a.m.). Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 43 and the Low was 18. The record High for March 30th in Atlantic, was 87 in 1968. The Record Low was 8 in 1964.

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the area: 3/29/20

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March 29th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

**WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 1-p.m.**

Early this morning: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Windy, with a west northwest wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

Today: Sunny, with a high near 56. Windy, with a west northwest wind 20 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 32. West northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 61. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 60.

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 62.

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 69. The Low was 37. We received .05″ rain in Atlantic. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 46 and the Low was 34. The Record High here on March 29th, was 90 in 1986. The Record Low was 5 in 1969.

Skyscan Forecast Saturday 03/28/2020

Podcasts, Weather

March 28th, 2020 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast  Saturday, March 28, 2020  Dan Hicks

Today: Fog early, then variable cloudiness. Showers and thunderstorms. S @ 15-25, shifting to the W. High 63.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Windy and cooler. Light rain. NW @ 20-40. Low 37.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy in the morning, then partly cloudy. NW @ 20-35, diminishing in the afternoon. High 51.

Monday: Partly cloudy. High 59.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High 59.

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“Virtual” Storm Spotter classes set for April

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March 27th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service has added four “virtual” NWS spotter training sessions over the next few weeks.  Three of the classes will be held in the evening & one during the daytime.  All will be conducted via GoToWebinar & will require registration.  The training sessions will be held Thursday, April 2nd (1-230 PM); Tuesday, April 7th (8-830 PM); Thursday, April 9th (7-830 PM); and Monday, April 13th (7-830 PM). 

You can see additional information, including registration, at the following link.