• After the Storms, Cooler

    DSM Almanac: High Yesterday: 83 Precip: 1.03″ Average High Today: 78 Record High Today: 97 (1911) Low: 39 (1945) Sunrise: 5:42 Sunset: 8:44

    U.S. High Temperature for Tuesday, June 3, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT June 4)
    109 at Death Valley, CA
    109 at El Paso, TX

    Low Temperature for Tuesday, June 3, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT June 4)
    25 at Mammoth Lakes, CA

    On This Date in Iowa Weather History (courtesy of the NWS): 2005: A supercell thunderstorm moved from northern Missouri into Ringgold and Decatur counties producing baseball to softball sized hail with 4.5 inch diameter stones reported southwest of Kellerton. A few weak tornadoes were also reported.

    1998: Rain mixed with sleet was reported in the morning in far northwestern Iowa at Ocheyedan and Rock Rapids. Although ice accumulation was only a trace, this stands as the only time winter precipitation has ever been officially recorded in Iowa in the month of June and it has never been recorded in July or August.

    1890: A tornado produced F3 damage along a short path near Chester in far northeastern Iowa. The tornado struck a school 3 miles south of Chester injuring a teacher and ten students, one of whom remained in critical condition for several days. This is one of only a handful of times on record in Iowa that a significant tornado has struck a school while it was in session.

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

    Today: Mostly cloudy… isolated showers… 75. Northeast winds 5-15 mph.

    Tonight: Decreasing clouds… 57. East winds 5-10.

    Thursday: Partly cloudy… 76. Southeast winds 5-10.

    Friday: Partly cloudy… isolated storms in the northwest… 80.

    Saturday: 40% chance of storms… 76.

    Sunday: 20% rain chance… 72.

    Monday: 20% rain chance… 74.

    Tuesday: Mostly cloudy… 79.

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