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    DSM Almanac: High Yesterday: 82 Precip: 0.18″ Average High Today: 79 Record High Today: 101 (1977, 1934, 1933) Low: 44 (1889) Sunrise: 5:42 Sunset: 8:45

    U.S. High Temperature for Wednesday, June 4, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT June 5)
    112 at Death Valley, CA

    Low Temperature for Wednesday, June 4, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT June 5)
    23 at Chemult, OR

    On This Date in Iowa Weather History (courtesy of the NWS): 1947: June was a month of exceptional rainfall and record flooding in many parts of Iowa. After widespread moderate to heavy rain across the state on the 1st, very heavy rain fell in some portions on the state from the 4th-5th with the heaviest rain in Madison and Warren counties where 5.66 inches of rain was recorded at Indianola, 5.25 inches at Winterset, and 5.00 inches at Van Meter. Elsewhere Glenwood reported 5.31 inches of rain, Emerson 4.38 inches, and Chariton 4.25 inches. The heavy rain caused significant flooding across much of the state that was then worsened by additional heavy rains later in the month.

    1859: Unseasonably cold weather produced widespread frosts on June 4th and 5th across a belt from southern Minnesota and Iowa through Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania up into New York and Toronto, resulting in considerable damage to crops and vegetation across the region. The coldest weather and most widespread damage seems to have occurred on the 5th of June, when a report from the Secretary of Agriculture indicates that snow fell during the daytime across much of New York and that “the ground was white” in some western areas of that state, while “scattering flakes also fell in parts of Ohio.” Remarkably, a series of even more destructive frosts affected the same swath of the country during the first week of September, and in Iowa and southern Minnesota several crops were nearly a total failure.

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

    Today: Partly cloudy… isolated late-day storms… 79. SE winds 5-10 mph.

    Tonight: Isolated evening storms diminishing after sunset… decreasing clouds… 62. SE winds around 10 mph.

    Friday: Partly cloudy and warmer… slim chance for an isolated late-day storm… 81. SE winds around 10 mph.

    Saturday: Mostly cloudy… 50% chance of showers and storms… 76.

    Sunday: Mostly cloudy… 72.

    Monday: Mostly cloudy… 50% rain chance… 72.

    Tuesday: Partly cloudy… 78.

    Wednesday: Mostly cloudy… 82.

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