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  • Cold Sticks Around… Again

    DSM Almanac: High yesterday: 8, Snow: 0.9″, Normal High: 33, Record High Today: 61 (1882), Low: -13 (1982), Sunrise: 7:21, Set: 5:37

    We’ve had 29.4″ of snow so far this winter in Des Moines. Normally, we’d have 22″ by now, so obviously we’re 7.4″ above what is considered “normal”. This is a bit odd as we haven’t really had a lot of big snowfall events. Last year at this time we had 23.5″.

    We had 5.6″ of snow at the airport this last event. Last winter we’d had 3 snowfalls equal or greater to that by this time (12/19/12 5.6″, 12/20/12 6.8″, 1/30/13 6.1″), yet we’re 5.9″ above where we were last year. Lots of small snowfall events this winter.

    U.S. High Temperature for Wednesday, February 5, 2014
    (as received by 1 am EST February 6)
    87 at Vero Beach, FL

    Low Temperature for Wednesday, February 5, 2014
    (as received by 1 am EST February 6)
    -36 at 11 miles southwest of Utica, MT

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

    Today: Partly cloudy and cold… 8. West winds 5-10 giving us wind chills down to -25 at times.

    Tonight: Mostly clear… -3. WSW 5-10

    Friday: Increasing clouds late… 14. SW winds 5-10

    Saturday: Good chance of light snow… as of this writing early Thursday morning 1-2″ looks like a good bet… 23.

    Sunday: Partly cloudy and colder again… 10.

    Monday: Mostly cloudy… 10.

    Tuesday: Partly cloudy… 17.

    Wednesday: Partly cloudy… 26.

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