DSM Almanac: High Thursday: 79, Average High: 65, Record High Today: 86 (1962, 1960), Low: 21 (1987), Sunrise: 7:22, Set: 6:39
U.S. High Temperature for Thursday, October 10, 2013
95 at Pecos, TX
Low Temperature for Thursday, October 10, 2013
20 at Truckee, CA
On This Day in Iowa Weather History
October 11, 1987: Unseasonably cold weather brought light snow to much of southern and western Iowa on October 10th, including reported amounts of 1.0 inches at Blockton and Sidney and 2.0 inches at Beaconsfield in Ringgold County, then on the morning of the 11th temperatures fell to record levels across much of the state. Des Moines and Waterloo both established daily records with lows of 21 F and 16 F, respectively. Other reported low temperatures around the state included 16 F at Charles City and Hawarden, 15 F at Manchester, Red Oak, and Northwood, and 14 F at Clarion and Ida Grove. (courtesy of the NWS)
Your National Weather Service Forecast:
Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Windy, with a south southeast wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 19 to 24 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph.
Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Breezy, with a south wind 8 to 17 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 67. West wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 43. West northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Columbus Day: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64.
Monday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 52. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 55.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 58.