• Dry Weather Lingers

    DSM Almanac: High Yesterday: 80 Precip: 0″ Average High Today: 86 Record High Today: 104 (1934, 1930) Low: 55 (1882) Sunrise: 5:56 Sunset: 8:45

    U.S. High Temperature for Thursday, July 17, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT July 18)
    118 at Death Valley, CA

    Low Temperature for Thursday, July 17, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT July 18)
    32 at Spincich lake, MI

    On This Date in Iowa Weather History (courtesy of the NWS): 2010: A cluster of severe thunderstorms produced damaging straight-line winds across portions of central and southeastern Iowa during the early morning hours. The storms originated over southern Minnesota late on the evening of the 17th, then intensified shortly after midnight on the 18th across Humboldt and Webster counties before moving rapidly southeast through the Des Moines metro area and past Centerville and Bloomfield into Missouri. The strongest winds and most widespread damage occurred in portions of Boone, Story, and Polk counties where 70 to 80 mph wind gusts were common and an 84 mph gust was measured in Urbandale. Power lines were downed and thousands of trees were destroyed or significantly damaged, blocking roads and damaging homes and other buildings. In Ames a large tree fell on a shed injuring several horses inside. Further southeast a 72 mph wind gust was measured in Appanoose County where widespread damage also occurred. More than 40,000 people in the Des Moines metro were without power at the height of the storm.

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

    Today: Partly cloudy… 80. South winds around 10 mph.

    Tonight: Partly cloudy… 61. S 5-10 mph.

    Saturday: Partly cloudy… warmer… 82. South winds 5-15.

    Sunday: Partly cloudy… muggy… an isolated storm possible… 86.

    Monday: Increasing clouds… a 20% chance of storms… humid… 90.

    Tuesday: Mostly cloudy… a 50% storm chance… 87.

    Wednesday: Mostly cloudy… a 40% storm chance… 87.

    Thursday: Partly cloudy and cooler… 83.

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