• One More Crummy Day

    DSM Almanac: High Yesterday: 45 Precip: 0.25″ Average High Today: 68 Record High Today: 92 (1887) Low: 27 (1909) Sunrise: 6:12 Sunset: 8:12

    U.S. High Temperature for Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT May 1)
    98 at Santa Maria, CA

    Low Temperature for Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT May 1)
    11 at Lake Yellowstone, WY

    On This Date in Iowa Weather History (courtesy of the NWS): 1997: A late season snow fell early on the morning of May 1st across much of Iowa. Most stations recorded only a trace but in northeastern Iowa 0.1 inches was reported at Charles City and Lowden, 0.2 inches at Marion, and 0.3 inches at Parkersburg and Manchester.

    1911: Rain fell across Iowa and unseasonably cold air resulted in snow being mixed with the rain at times across about the northwestern half of the state. Much of the snow that did fall melted as it hit the ground but some stations reported light accumulations including 1.0 inches at Denison, 1.5 inches at Alta and Le Mars, 2.0 inches at Algona, Mason City, New Hampton, Onawa, and Rockwell City, 2.5 inches at Rock Rapids, and 4.0 inches at Elma in Howard County. A widespread frost occurred across much of Iowa the following morning.

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

    Today: Clouds… scattered light rain and drizzle becoming less-widespread in the afternoon… breezy… 49. NW winds 15-20 gusting near 30mph.

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy… 39. NW winds 5-15 mph.

    Friday: Partly cloudy and warmer… 10% chance of an afternoon shower… 65. West winds 5-15, gusting around 25mph in the afternoon.

    Saturday: Partly cloudy… 69.

    Sunday: Mostly cloudy… 20% rain chance… 65.

    Monday: Partly cloudy… 69.

    Tuesday: Partly cloudy… 20% thunderstorm chance in the evening… 75.

    Wednesday: Mostly cloudy… 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms… 76.

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