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  • More Rain and Snow Ahead

    DSM Almanac: High Yesterday: 48 Precip: 0″ Average High Today: 50 Record High Today: 83 (2012) Low: -3 (1923) Sunrise: 7:21 Sunset: 7:25

    U.S. High Temperature for Monday, March 17, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT March 18)
    96 at El Centro NAS, CA

    Low Temperature for Monday, March 17, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT March 18)
    -28 at First Connecticut Lake, NH

    On This Date in Iowa Weather History (courtesy of the NWS): 2005: A major snow storm struck portions of northern Iowa on March 18-19 producing over a foot of snow at many locations. Some of the higher reported snowfall totals included 12.0 inches at Forest City, 13.0 inches at Stacyville, 15.0 inches at Osage, 16.8 inches at Northwood, and 19.0 inches at Otranto in Mitchell County.

    And in U.S. Weather History: 1925 – The great “Tri-State Tornado” occurred, the most deadly tornado in U.S. history. The tornado claimed 695 lives (including 234 at Murphysboro IL and 148 at West Frankfort IL), and caused seventeen million dollars property damage. It cut a swath of destruction 219 miles long and as much as a mile wide from east central Missouri to southern Indiana between 1 PM and 4 PM. The tornado leveled a school in West Frankfort IL, and picked up sixteen students setting them down unharmed 150 yards away. Seven other tornadoes claimed an additional 97 lives that day. (David Ludlum)

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

    Today: Mostly cloudy… rain chance by afternoon… breezy… 53. SSE winds 10-20 gusting to 30mph.

    Tonight: Good chance of rain, changing to very light snow late… minor accumulations… 30. Breezy with NW winds 10-20mph gusting to 30mph.

    Wednesday: Mostly cloudy… a spotty shower… windy… 46. NW winds 20-30mph.

    Thursday: Partly cloudy… spring begins just before noon which is an unfunny joke… 57.

    Friday: Partly cloudy… a late shower possible… 54.

    Saturday: Partly cloudy and colder… 42.

    Sunday: Partly cloudy… 38.

    Monday: Mostly cloudy… mixed precipitation possible… 46.

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