• Cold… Snow… You Know The Drill…

    DSM Almanac: High Yesterday: 14 Precip: 0.1″ Snow Average High Today: 40 Record High Today: 70 (1896) Low: -14 (1897, 1963) Sunrise: 6:54 Sunset: 6:02

    U.S. High Temperature for Tuesday, February 25, 2014
    (as received by 1 am EST February 26)
    87 at Fort Lauderdale, FL
    87 at Pompano Beach, FL
    87 at Miami (Kendall-Tamiami), FL

    Low Temperature for Tuesday, February 25, 2014
    (as received by 1 am EST February 26)
    -27 at Longville, MN
    -27 at Fosston, MN

    On This Date in Iowa Weather History (courtesy of the NWS):

    1988 – Eight cities in the central and western U.S. reported new record high temperatures for the date, including Lamoni IA with a reading of 67 degrees. Temperatures in North Dakota were as warm as those in Florida. (The National Weather Summary)

    1936: A severe blizzard struck northern and northwestern Iowa on February 25-26 with heavy snow combining with high winds to make travel all but impossible. Storm total snowfall amounts included 7.0 inches at Le Mars, New Hampton, and Rock Rapids, 8.0 inches at Storm Lake, and 10.0 inches at Algona. This was only one in a series of significant winter storms to strike Iowa in early 1936, with the snows becoming so frequent that on February 20-22 Sioux Center reported a snow depth of 42 inches on the ground which is the highest official snow depth on record in Iowa.

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

    Today: Partly cloudy… becoming breezy with blowing snow late afternoon… 25. West winds 10-20 mph gusting to 30mph. Wind chills to -20.

    Tonight: Partly cloudy and breezy… blowing snow… cold… -3. NW winds 15-20 gusting to 30mph. Wind chills to -15.

    Thursday: Partly cloudy… 4. NNE winds 10-15 gusting to 20mph. Wind chills to -20. Dogs and cats living together.

    Friday: 60% chance of snow… 100% chance people will hate this winter even more… 22.

    Saturday: Snow late in the day… 8.

    Sunday: Snow early in the day… 11.

    Monday: Mostly cloudy… 10.

    Tuesday: Mostly cloudy… 20% snow chance… 14.

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