STAY COOL, WITH A COLD BLAST POSSIBLE NEXT WEEK
DSM Almanac: High Tuesday: 61 (3:44 AM), Precip: 0.03″, Normal High: 63, Record High: 87 (1950), Low: 26 (1943),
Sunrise: 7:28, Set: 6:32
High Temperature for Tuesday, October 15, 2013
94 at Edinburg, TX
Low Temperature for Tuesday, October 15, 2013
12 at West Yellowstone,
On This Day in Iowa Weather History: October 16
1950: A line of thunderstorms produced an interesting temperature effect across portions of central and southern Iowa. As the storms approached Des Moines shortly before noon the temperature shot up 14 degrees in just 5 minutes, reaching 87 F and setting a daily high temperature record. As the storms passed the temperature then receded back into the lower 70s for the remainder of the day.
1937: An early season snow storm affected most of Iowa on October 15-16. In southern and eastern Iowa only a trace was recorded but measurable totals were received in northern and northwestern portions of the state. The highest reported snowfall totals were an amazing 10.8 inches at Belmond and 10.0 inches at Cherokee. With surface temperatures near or above freezing for most of the event much of the snow melted as it fell and the precipitation changed to rain in some areas on the 16th, otherwise even higher snowfall amounts would have been recorded. Remarkably this exceptionally early snow storm came on the exact dates and affected many of the same areas as the early season blizzard of 1880. (courtesy of the NWS)
NWS Forecast for: Des Moines IA (see below for extended)
Issued by: National Weather Service Des Moines, IA
Today: Mostly cloudy… patchy mist, with a high near 56. Northwest wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. West southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 64. Light west southwest wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
Thursday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 39. Northwest wind 6 to 9 mph.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 57.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.
Wednesday thru Friday next week: it appears HIGHS will only be around 40 degrees at this point