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  • Cool and Wet With More Snow Possible

    DSM Almanac: High Yesterday: 47 Precip: 0″ Average High Today: 57 Record High Today: 87 (1981) Low: 15 (1970) Sunrise: 6:56 Sunset: 7:41

    U.S. High Temperature for Tuesday, April 1, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT April 2)
    92 at Presidio, TX
    92 at Fort Stockton, TX

    Low Temperature for Tuesday, April 1, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT April 2)
    -10 at Hettinger, ND

    On This Date in Iowa Weather History (courtesy of the NWS): 2001: The last of the winter snow pack melted at Sanborn in O’Brien County. This ended an all-time state record streak of 147 consecutive days, beginning on November 7th of the previous year, on which Sanborn had reported at least an inch of snow on the ground. Several other locations in northwestern Iowa had streaks of 138 to 145 consecutive days end during the preceding week. Prior to this the Iowa record for consecutive days with a snow depth of at least one inch had been held by Sioux Center with a streak of 137 days from November 17, 1978 to April 2, 1979.

    1982: A sharp cold front moved quickly across Iowa during the afternoon and evening hours. Ahead of the front southerly winds brought warm air into much of the state, especially in the southwest where temperatures peaked at 84 F at Red Oak and 85 F at Missouri Valley. As the front moved through the temperature fell very rapidly, by an incredible 32 degrees in 10 minutes at Red Oak and 40 degrees in an hour at Missouri Valley. Thunderstorms developed along the front further east in Iowa, then snow moved in behind the front creating blizzard conditions in some sections on April 3rd. This ushered in about a week of cold weather that saw several rounds of snow across Iowa, resulting in record April snowfall amounts in some areas.

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

    Today: Showers and thunderstorms move in… 45. East winds 10-20 mph.

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms… 38. E 15-20.

    Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms… 50. E 10-15.

    Friday: Snow with minor accumulations… a lot will melt as it falls… heavier snow northwest of a Missouri Valley to Mason City line… 42.

    Saturday: Partly cloudy… 51.

    Sunday and Monday: 30% rain chance… highs in the mid-50’s.

    Tuesday: Mostly cloudy… 55.

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