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    DSM Almanac: High Yesterday:27 Precip:Trace Average High Today:37 Record High Today:68 (2011) Low:-20 (1958) Sunrise:7:07 Sunset:5:51

    U.S. High Temperature for Sunday, February 16, 2014
    (as received by 1 am EST February 17)
    89 at Presidio, TX
    89 at San Angelo, TX

    Low Temperature for Sunday, February 16, 2014
    (as received by 1 am EST February 17)
    -31 at Embarrass, MN

    On This Date in Iowa Weather History (courtesy of the NWS): 1961: A major winter storm struck Iowa on February 17-18 producing heavy snow across the northwestern third of the state, heavy rain in the southeast, and in between a mix of thunderstorms, sleet, hail, freezing rain, and snow. The heaviest ice accumulations, ranging up to 1.5 inches, extended from southwestern Iowa around Clarinda and Creston, through central Iowa including the greater Des Moines metro area, northeast to around Hampton and Fayette. In Des Moines ice accumulations of around an inch were reported. Throughout the belt of icing there was widespread damage to trees and utilities with many communities becoming cut off for several days after the storm. In northern and northwestern Iowa snowfall accumulations included 10.0 inches at Mason City and Northwood, 12.0 inches at Swea City, and 15.0 inches at Emmetsburg. Three deaths and numerous injuries were attributed to the storm.

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

    Today: Freezing rain and sleet changing to snow with 1-3″ possible. Becoming sunny in the afternoon. Breezy, with a high near 41. South winds becoming west 10-20mph and gusting to 25mph.

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 29. SW winds 10-15.

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. SW winds 10-15.

    Wednesday: Partly cloudy…48.

    Thursday: Rain/snow mix… 43.

    Friday: Partly cloudy… 42.

    Saturday: Mostly cloudy… 32.

    Sunday: A chance of snow… 30.

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