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  • Frigid Tuesday, Then a January Thaw

    DSM Almanac: High Yesterday: 19 Precip: 0″ Average High Today: 31 Record High Today: 62 (1987) Low: -20 (1916) Sunrise: 7:40 Sunset: 5:07

    U.S. High Temperature for Monday, January 12, 2015
    (as received by 1 am EST January 13)
    83 at Key West NAS, FL
    83 at Pompano Beach, FL

    Low Temperature for Monday, January 12, 2015
    (as received by 1 am EST January 13)
    -28 at Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge, MN

    On This Date in Iowa Weather History (courtesy of the NWS): 1912: Extreme cold affected Iowa for much of January with a particularly bitter cold snap from the 4th-7th and another from the 10th-13th. Over the latter four days the statewide average temperature was -11.2 F. The coldest temperatures of the month occurred on the 12th when a low of -47 F at Washta established an all-time state record that has only been tied once since. Other low temperatures that morning included -46 F at Inwood, -42 F at Alton and Humboldt, -40 F at Carroll, Denison, Rock Rapids, and Sibley, and -35 F at Sioux City which is their all-time low temperature record. Des Moines reported their second-coldest temperature on record with a low of -29 F, their lowest daily high temperature on record with a reading of -14 F, and their coldest daily average temperature on record at -21 F. January 1912 remains to this day the coldest month on record in Iowa with a statewide average monthly temperature of only 4.0 F.

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

    Today: Mostly sunny… 15. ESE winds around 5 mph.

    Tonight: Increasing clouds… flurries possible… 8. South winds around 5 mph.

    Wednesday: Clouds early… decreasing clouds later… warmer… 27. SW winds 5-10 mph.

    Thursday: Sunny and warmer… 37.

    Friday: Sunny and again warmer… 46.

    Saturday: Partly cloudy… 45.

    Sunday: Mostly cloudy… 41.

    Monday: Mostly cloudy… 39.

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