• Heat Builds Back In

    DSM Almanac: High Yesterday: 89 Precip: 0″ Average High Today: 84 Record High Today: 101 (1983) Low: 49 (1950) Sunrise: 6:27 Sunset: 8:08

    U.S. High Temperature for Monday, August 18, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT August 19)
    117 at Death Valley, CA

    Low Temperature for Monday, August 18, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT August 19)
    30 at Boca Reservoir, CA

    On This Date in Iowa Weather History (courtesy of the NWS): 1898: Thunderstorms produced severe straight-line winds, locally heavy rain, and some hail across about the northwestern third of Iowa during the late afternoon and evening hours. In a swath about 10 miles wide and 15 to 20 miles long running between Spencer and Emmetsburg all crops were cut to the ground by strong winds and very large hail. In the area around Spirit Lake the severe winds caused widespread significant damage to buildings, trees, and utility poles. Freight cars were blown over and numerous barns and outbuildings were completely destroyed. A couple was killed in Clay County near Peterson when the barn they took shelter in was blown to pieces. A man was also killed by lightning near Boone.

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

    Today: Partly cloudy… 86. NW winds around 10 mph.

    Tonight: A few storms… becoming mostly cloudy… 68. NW winds becoming southeast around 5 mph.

    Wednesday: Mostly cloudy… a few storms… 89. South winds 10-20.

    Thursday: 30% storm chance… mostly cloudy… hot and muggy… 91.

    Friday: Variable clouds… hot and muggy… 92.

    Saturday: Isolated storms… hot and muggy… 90.

    Sunday: Mostly cloudy and cooler… 82.

    Monday: Mostly cloudy skies… 40% storm chance… cooler… 78.

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