• One More Nice Day

    DSM Almanac: High Yesterday: 55 Precip: 0 Average High Today: 37 Record High Today: 70 (1930) Low: -11 (1936) Sunrise: 7:04 Sunset: 5:53

    U.S. High Temperature for Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    (as received by 1 am EST February 19)
    88 at Fort Stockton, TX

    Low Temperature for Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    (as received by 1 am EST February 19)
    -22 at Churchill Dam, ME
    -22 at Van Buren, ME

    On This Date in Iowa Weather History (courtesy of the NWS): 1930: An incredible warming trend took place across Iowa in mid-February. A blast of arctic cold brought temperatures down to as low as -34 F at Webster City on the 15th, then unseasonably warm weather settled in from the 19th-24th with many stations breaking daily high temperature records on several of those days. On the 19th Des Moines and Waterloo both established daily records with readings of 70 F and 64 F, respectively, and temperatures rose into the 70s at most locations across southern Iowa. Other reported high temperatures included 71 F at Thurman, 72 F at Indianola, Keokuk, and Washington, and 73 F at Clarinda, Knoxville, and Lamoni. After the Webster City reading on the 15th this completed an incredible temperature rise of 107 F across Iowa in just four days. To put this into perspective, the largest temperature range ever recorded across the state of Iowa during the entire month of February is 115 degrees.

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

    Today: Partly cloudy… 52. South winds 5-10 mph.

    Tonight: Rain after 10pm… 34. S 5-10.

    Thursday: Rain changing to snow in the morning (around the end of morning drive)… thundersnow possible… accumulations of 2-5″. Winds pick up late morning into the afternoon, gusting to 45 mph in the late afternoon and creating blizzard conditions in some areas. Temps fall slowly into the low thirties by late afternoon. WNW winds sustained 20-30mph with higher gusts.

    Friday: Partly cloudy… 38.

    Saturday: Partly cloudy… 30.

    Sunday: Partly cloudy… 29.

    Monday: 40% chance of snow… colder… 19.

    Tuesday: Mostly cloudy… 22.

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