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  • A Few Sprinkles Today, Better Chance Friday

    DSM Almanac: High Yesterday: 80 Precip: None Average High Today: 62 Record High Today: 88 (2003) Low: 20 (1960) Sunrise: 7:32 Sunset: 6:26

    U.S. High Temperature for Monday, October 19, 2015
    (as received by 2 am EDT October 20)
    90 at McAllen, TX

    Low Temperature for Monday, October 19, 2015
    (as received by 2 am EDT October 20)
    4 at Mount Washington, NH

    On This Date in Iowa Weather History (courtesy of the NWS): 1916: A significant early season winter storm produced snow across virtually of Iowa on October 19-20 excepting extreme eastern areas along the Mississippi River north of Louisa County. In northwestern sections some locations reported more than 5 inches of snowfall with drifts several feet deep. More than 4 inches was also reported in a small area of Des Moines and Lee counties in the far southeast. At Des Moines 1.3 inches of snow was measured with 1.1 inches of that falling in 24 hours ending on the morning of the 20th, setting a record for the earliest 24 hour snowfall of an inch or more at that location which would stand for nearly a hundred years until October 10, 2009. Other reported snowfall totals included 2.0 inches at Denison, Keosauqua, New Hampton, Rock Rapids, and Webster City, 2.8 inches at Fairfield, 3.5 inches at Oskaloosa, 4.0 inches at Onawa, 4.3 inches at Mason City, and 5.0 inches at Le Mars.

    Your KCWI-23HD Great Day 7-Day Forecast:

    Today: Mostly cloudy… a 20% chance of showers south of Highway 30…75. South winds 5-15, gusting near 25 in the afternoon.

    Tonight: Partly cloudy… 59. South winds 5-10 mph.

    Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy… a 20% chance of rain… 74. West winds 5-10 mph.

    Thursday: Mostly cloudy… 67.

    Friday: An 80% rain chance… mostly cloudy… 65. Rain looks to last into Friday evening.

    Saturday through Monday: Partly cloudy… nighs in the low-to-mid 60’s.

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