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    DSM Almanac: High Yesterday: 83 Precip: Trace Average High Today: 82 Record High Today: 102 (1918) Low: 48 (1989) Sunrise: 5:40 Sunset: 8:51

    U.S. High Temperature for Sunday, June 15, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT June 16)
    110 at Death Valley, CA

    Low Temperature for Sunday, June 15, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT June 16)
    24 at Big Piney, WY
    24 at Stanley, ID

    On This Date in Iowa Weather History (courtesy of the NWS): 1990: Thunderstorms produced tornadoes, severe straight line winds, and very heavy rain from June 16-17. Extensive flash flooding occurred across central, south central, and east central Iowa with 2 to 5 inches of rain falling in those areas and some locations receiving more than 6 inches of rain in just 4 hours. Des Moines recorded 4.23 inches of rain at the airport with higher amounts reported in surrounding areas, sending most streams in rivers in the metro well out of their banks and damaging about 1,200 homes. As much as 7 inches of rain fell in the Quad Cities resulting in flash flooding with one fatality and 33 million dollars in damage. The highest official two day rainfall total was 8.02 inches at Lowden but there was an unofficial report of more than 11 inches near Mount Vernon. Several weak tornadoes were also recorded across the state along with widespread reports of severe straight-line winds with gusts to as high as 105 mph recorded at the Spencer airport.

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

    Today: Partly sunny, breezy and warmer… slight chance of isolated daytime storms… strong storms possible in the northern half of Iowa this evening and tonight… 89. South winds 10-20, gusting near 30 mph.

    Tonight: Strong storms north… staying warm and breezy… 73. South winds 10-20, gusting near 30 mph.

    Tuesday: Hot and breezy… 93. South winds 10-20, gusting near 30 mph.

    Wednesday: A 40% chance of storms… hot… 91.

    Thursday: A 70% chance of storms… 83.

    Friday: Storms in the very early morning… otherwise partly cloudy and cooler… 84.

    Saturday: A 40% storm chance… 85.

    Sunday: A 20% storm chance… 83.

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