• More Dry Weather Before Weekend Rain

    DSM Almanac: High Yesterday: 83 Precip: 0″ Average High Today: 86 Record High Today: 102 (1930) Low: 48 (1895) Sunrise: 5:49 Sunset: 8:50

    U.S. High Temperature for Tuesday, July 8, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT July 9)
    118 at Death Valley, CA

    Low Temperature for Tuesday, July 8, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT July 9)
    28 at Chemult, OR

    On This Date in Iowa Weather History (courtesy of the NWS): 1993: A summer of extreme rainfall and flooding continued as severe thunderstorms produced winds as high as 85 mph from Council Bluffs to Fremont County and 11 inches of rain fell overnight from July 8-9 at Scranton. On the 9th record crests occurred on the Middle Raccoon River southeast of Bayard and on Squaw Creek and the South Skunk River at Ames, with the flow rate nearly doubling the previous record at each of those locations. This was the 18th out of 37 consecutive days on which measurable rain fell somewhere in Iowa.

    1895: Unseasonably cold weather pushed the temperature all the way down to 32 F at Rock Rapids marking the only time a freezing temperature has ever been recorded in Iowa in the month of July. Other reported low temperatures included 35 F at Logan, Neola, and Rockwell City, 36 F at Denison, and 37 F at Atlantic, Onawa, and Storm Lake.

    On This Date in U.S. Weather History: 1987 – Thunderstorms produced severe weather in Michigan. A tornado near Munising, MI, destroyed part of a commercial dog kennel, and one of the missing dogs was later found unharmed in a tree top half a mile away. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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

    Today: Partly cloudy… 83. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

    Tonight: Partly cloudy… 61. SE 5.

    Thursday: Partly cloudy… 84. South winds around 15.

    Friday: Mostly cloudy… 60% storm chance… 84.

    Saturday: Mostly cloudy… 60% storm chance… 85.

    Sunday: Mostly cloudy… 30% morning storm chance… 84.

    Monday: Partly cloudy… 30% storm chance… 81.

    Tuesday: Partly cloudy and cooler… 76.

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