• Rounds of Rain Continue

    DSM Almanac: High Yesterday: 82 Precip: 0.05″ Average High Today: 83 Record High Today: 99 (2013, 1955) Low: 45 (1986) Sunrise: 6:36 Sunset: 7:56

    U.S. High Temperature for Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT August 27)
    109 at Death Valley, CA

    Low Temperature for Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT August 27)
    32 at West Yellowstone, MT
    32 at Old Faithful Yellowstone NP, WY

    On This Date in Iowa Weather History (courtesy of the NWS): 1975: Thunderstorms produced locally heavy rain and flooding across portions of central Iowa from the afternoon of August 27th into the early morning hours on the 28th. At Des Moines 6.18 inches of rain fell on the 27th making it the wettest calendar day on record at that location. Other reported rainfall amounts included 4.20 inches at Guthrie Center, 2.98 inches at Jefferson, and 2.89 inches at Perry.

    1903: Slow moving thunderstorms dropped tremendous amounts of rain across portions of southern Iowa from the evening of August 26th through the morning of the 27th. The heaviest rain fell across Clarke, Lucas, and Decatur counties where rainfall amounts in less than 24 hours included 9.34 inches at Osceola, 10.08 inches at Hopeville, 11.22 inches at Chariton, and 14.61 inches at Woodburn. Widespread flooding and flash flooding occurred with many locations reporting bridges and roads washed away, crops destroyed, and livestock drowned.

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

    Today: Scattered storms, especially west of highway 14.. 80. East winds around 10 mph.

    Tonight: Scattered storms, with best chances for heavy rain toward morning… 66. Southeast winds around 10.

    Thursday: 80% chance of scattered storms… heavy rain possible… 82.

    Friday: 70% chance of scattered storms… 82.

    Saturday: 30% chance of rain before noon… becoming partly cloudy PM… 81.

    Sunday: Increasing clouds… chance of evening storms… 83.

    Monday: 50% chance of morning storms… becoming partly cloudy… 85.

    Tuesday: Partly cloudy… 82.

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