• Stormy, Soggy Thursday

    DSM Almanac: High Yesterday: 76 Precip: 0.01″ Average High Today: 82 Record High Today: 100 (1984) Low: 41 (1986) Sunrise: 6:37 Sunset: 7:54

    U.S. High Temperature for Wednesday, August 27, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT August 28)
    112 at Death Valley, CA

    Low Temperature for Wednesday, August 27, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT August 28)
    25 at Bodie State Park, CA

    On This Date in Iowa Weather History (courtesy of the NWS): 1979: Several tornadoes touched down across Iowa mostly producing minor damage, except for one particularly violent tornado that produced F3 to F4 damage in southwestern portions of the state. This tornado tracked from south of Glenwood, through Tabor, just south of Shenandoah, and to Blanchard striking rural areas but fortunately missing most towns along its 45 mile path. Several dozen farm homes and outbuildings were destroyed, a man was killed when his semi truck was carried 150 yards, and a woman was killed when her house was destroyed with only the step leading to the door remaining on her home site. Another 14 people were injured and several million dollars in damage was assessed.

    On This Date in U.S. Weather History: 1959 – Lieutenant Colonel William Rankin bailed out of his plane at a height of 46,000 feet into a violent thunderstorm, and lived to write about the 45 minute journey (which normally would have been a thirteen minute descent). He described it as one of the most bizarre and painful experiences imaginable. (The Weather Channel)

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

    Today: Thunderstorms and heavy rain… a break possible in the afternoon… 77. Southeast winds 5-15 mph.

    Tonight: Scattered storms… 69. South winds 5-10 mph.

    Friday: Mostly cloudy… 80% storm chance… a break possible in the afternoon, then more storms late… 82. SW 5-10.

    Saturday: Early morning storms, then partly cloudy… 82.

    Sunday: Partly cloudy… late day/evening storms… 85.

    Monday: Morning storms, then partly cloudy… 82.

    Tuesday: Slim chance of an isolated shower… partly cloudy… 81.

    Wednesday: Partly cloudy and warmer… 84.

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